Anonabox

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This Wired article pitches its readers on the merits of the Anonabox anonymizing router, hoping that "routing all your traffic through Tor may be as simple as putting a portable hardware condom on your ethernet cable:"

Anonabox's security hasn't yet been audited [but] its creators point out that it will be entirely open source, so its code can be more easily scrutinized for errors and fixed if necessary.

Anonabox alone won't fully protect a user's privacy. If you use the same browser for your anonymous and normal Internet activities, for instance, websites can use "browser fingerprinting" techniques like cookies to identify you.

From the KickStarter page:

Reliable Anonymity

The anonabox has been developed and refined for the sole purpose of running the open source software Tor, considered the best and most secure way to access the Internet anonymously. All traffic coming out of or going into your computer or network is encrypted this way. The result is strong, secure anonymity. Using the anonabox hides your location, as well as all the other personal data that leaks through ordinary Internet use. We noticed also that pageload times and end user experience is significantly faster than when running the Tor browser bundle software, because all the hard work is being done in the background by the anonabox.

Open Source Security

No more backdoors! The anonabox provides better security than most available products because it is completely open source, and open hardware. Anyone can audit and browse the code, or download hardware schematics. For this reason, it is guaranteed to be free from the documented back-doors and security flaws common to other commercially available routers. We welcome developers from around the world to create their own uses for the anonabox. We believe the device belongs to them and they are free to modify it any way they like.

[10/20: After numerous questions about the Anonabox during the past week, the Kickstarter has been suspended.]

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