A really cool anti-censor tool has just been announced by the University of Toronto, that is the brainchild of academic’s and individuals who believe in an open and uncensored Internet. As a citizen I support anything that stops countries from censoring public information but what I find interesting is that no one has asked the question ‘How does this affect the security of a corporations proprietary data?’.
As great as this tool is many will use it to subvert the security of their corporations network allowing them to finally access their Hotmail, Yahoo! or Gmail email accounts. I know I will (admittedly I don’t have that problem with my current employer).
What does this tool mean for them? With the way things are changing e.g. picture phones, portable hard drives on a stick, etc – I really feel sorry for the IT security guys at today’s large corporations as their job isn’t getting any easier.
For me no one (and I mean no one) is allowed to use my PC, so I doubt I am going to allow someone whether they are a friend or otherwise to access my PC as a proxy. The risks of banking, emails, or other personal information leaking because of a missing software patch etc are just too high without my adding fuel to the fire (so to speak).
Web Tool Said to Offer Way Past the Government Censor – New York Times
Deep in a basement lab at the University of Toronto a team of political scientists, software engineers and computer-hacking activists, or hactivists, have created the latest, and some say most advanced tool yet in allowing Internet users to circumvent government censorship of the Web.
WikiNews coverage on this topic has been good I would check it out as well.
What do you think, good for people, bad for corporations, or……..?