That is why we search all over for tools to increase your on-line privacy. A new one is called IPFuck. From the website: “IPFuck is a Firefox add-on created to simulate the use of a proxy. With this add-on installed and enabled, and if a lot of us use it, there will no longer be any mean to know who is using a real IP, who isn’t and who was charged doing something he didn’t…“.
IPFuck is based on the X-Forwarded-For HTTP header. When the add-on is installed and activated, your Firefox will automatically add a new XFF header to all the HTTP requests sent (like it was located behind a proxy). The reported IP address can be:
- Generated randomly (the most common usage)
- Select from a list
We have tested the add-on via a direct Internet connection and via a local Squid instance. It worked just fine! When Squid was proxying my requests, the XFF and VIA headers where correctly rewritten!
Always keep in mind that X-Forwarded-For is a de-facto standard and quite well supported by application developers or vendors. It was introduced by the developers of the Squid proxy but it not part or any RFC What does it mean … IPFuck will clearly not warranty your privacy. This is a proof-of-concept to show that IP addresses can easily be spoofed and no taken as an evidence.
Download IPFuck v 1.0.1 here