Update: Included another link to the Video. Thanks, Renke!
Just back from 24C3 where I attended Roger Dingledine’s talk about Tor’s further development plans (Torrent to Matroska-Video: Mirror #1, Mirror #2). He also presented the new development-version of Torbutton which is finally usable. The old Torbutton-plugin had several problems: It had the problem that it presented cookies, history and saved passwords from non-Tor-sessions to Tor-sessions which severely spoiled your privacy; the new development-version of Torbutton has a dedicated cookie-jar for Tor-sessionsand lot’s of other features:
- Disable plugins on Tor Usage
- Isolate Dynamic Content to Tor State
- Block Password+Form saving during Tor/Non-Tor
- Store Non-Tor cookies in a protected jar
- …and many more features… (complete list on the website)
See this awesome screen shots to get an idea what changed:
Figure 1: Screen shot of Torbutton Preferences: Dynamic Content
Figure 2: Screen shot of Torbutton Preferences: Cookies
So if you press the Torbutton, it totally isolates all the other non-Tor-sessions (though I don’t recommend to use those tabs), improving your privacy. Before this new plugin was available, I used a separated Firefox-profile to use Tor – not needed anymore with Torbutton.
So grab your new copy (direct link to XPI) and have fun!