Scotty beams data past firewalls and filters
Source: H Security - Posted by Alex   
Intrusion Detection Two developers from Germany have releasedGerman language link Scotty, a lightweight open source web proxy that allows users to bypass content filtering by establishing a secure connection to the internet. The application is named after the fictional engineer from Star Trek because, according to the developers, it "beams data to your computer, no matter where you are". Written in Java, the cross-platform application has a client and a server component. The client is installed on a computer where the secure connection to the internet is needed (behind a firewall or in a country where access to the global network is restricted) and acts as a proxy for HTTP connections. Users then simply configure their browsers by entering "localhost" into the proxy settings to use the client.

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