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SSH tunnel to hide real location


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#1 noz03

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

I use online gambling websites a lot, however a lot of them don't allow you to sign in and block you account if you start using foreign IP addresses and I travel for about 4 months of each year for business so this is a problem for me. So I setup an SSH server on my home computer, connect via putty and proxy everything via socks5 so they will never know I ever left my home... but somehow some of the websites still manage to know my real location. Does anyone have any idea how they are doing that and how I can stop them?

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:41 AM

there is actually a few ways the website could be doing it.A while back I tried setting up a vpn for anonmyity's sake. I would go to the whats my Ip style websites and everything was good. then I noticed on some sites and with certain web apps the site would be able to find my location.

I did some digging and found out a lot of them are using googles database which gathers info from the router you are on. you can "_nomap" at the end of your routers SSID however (although im not sure if you have access to the routers while traveling) http://searchengineland.com/google-announces-nomap-wifi-optout-101134.

for me that did the trick and have not run into problems since.

however I'm pretty sure there are other ways for sites to run javascript on your end of the browser and sometimes use it to track your location. There are way's to disable scripts from running on certain pages (although I'm not sure if you'd be able to run gambling apps after which). a quick googling on denying website scripts should help. I'm not sure if this was helpful at all but maybe at least ill give you a starting point for certain situations or someone more in the know to elaborate on.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:28 AM

Bloody google... Don't they need my permission to gather info about my router? :/ I was thinking the sites had access to my firefox settings and could see I was using a proxy... but anyway. I actually need a method that is 100% safe as I'm trusting these sites with 1000s of pounds. So I think the only way is team viewer, slow as hell but Id be basically moving the mouse on my own screen in england so there is no way for them to track that back to me. Thanks for the advice, will be useful for hiding me in less important situations :)

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

hahhaha apparently not glad it helped. also a vpn might also do the trick. I here people in countries without access to certain areas of the web use them to circumvent restrictions and get on chat roulette. also your connection is pretty well protected. I'm not certain if it will work but it's sure worth a quick chat with their customer service ...i personally use and love purevpn they have 24/7 live chat support and are pretty dedicated to connecting you and keeping you connected also not a bad price http://www.purevpn.com/ hope it helps happi gambling : D

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:18 PM

Closing this as it is approaching the edge of legality of compromising security procedures set forth by other applications,business etc...

Edited by boopme, 19 January 2013 - 10:16 PM.

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