The Lazy Genius

Security News & Brain Dumps from Xavier Ashe, a Bit9 Client Partner

Surf the Net Safely and Privately with JanusVM

Posted by Xavier Ashe on June 25, 2007

This morning, while having a little fun with VMWare Server, I stumbled on VMWare’s list of free virtualized environments.
If you have any VMWare product installed on your box, you’ll definitely
want to check this list out. Anyhow, like I already said, I stumbled on
this list and quickly browsed the available products. That’s when I
ended up on a very interesting security package named JanusVM.
JanusVM is a virtualized security environment that allows you to surf
the internet absolutely securely and privately. It was designed to run
on VMware Player (or Server) and brings together openVPN, Tor, Squid, Privoxy and dns-proxy-tor to give you a transparent layer of security that is compatible with most TCP based applications.

JanusVM Features:

  • WiFi Support.
  • Supports multiple users in a LAN.
  • Protects you from most man-in-the-middle attacks.
  • Protects you from Javascript, Java, and Flash based side-channel privacy attacks.
  • Protects your identity and your true location by masking your IP Address.
  • Encrypts and re-routes your DNS request and ALL TCP traffic to ensure strong privacy.
  • Strips out most privacy sensitive information your web browser may leak.
  • Blocks popups, annoying ads, banners, and other obnoxious Internet junk.
  • Very simple setup and operation.
  • Works transparently for applications using TCP.

Setup is very easy. Just download and install VMWare player, download JanusVM and follow these simple instructions.

After setting up the environment, if you decide to keep JanusVM running on your box, please consider giving a small donation to the developer. Your donations will surely encourage him to keep on working on this fantastic project.

Nice, I'm downloading this now.  Usually the presence of Tor on a corporate laptop is eyed suspiciously.  Found on Geeks are Sexy.

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