Censorship circumvention (UltraSurf and Freegate)

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Re: UltraSurf

#16 Post by Midas » Sat May 24, 2014 11:55 am

Old topic update: I probably shouldn't be the one relaying this, but (I'm all about fair-play :mrgreen: and) UltraSurf has a new domain at https://ultrasurf.us/ and is currently v13.04 (couldn't find a changelog)...

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Re: Freegate

#17 Post by Midas » Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:17 pm

Topic update: I briefly mentioned Freegate a while back, but as it is program still being developed and apparently portable, I reckon a post is in order.

Freegate comes in a single executable that saves settings to an INI file alongside it -- it also spawns 'dtwpc.dat' for web settings and 'fghelp_en.htm' as an help file. I had no time to check for stealth status and please be aware that Freegate launches IExplorer on startup by default, but this can be changed in settings. Needless to say, it will trigger a Windows firewall alert if it is activated.
http://www.dit-inc.us/freegate.html wrote:Freegate is an anti-censorship software for secure and fast Internet access. It was developed and maintained by Dynamic Internet Technology Inc, a pioneer in censorship-circumvention operation. [...] Freegate works by tapping into an anti-censorship backbone, DynaWeb, DIT's P2P-like proxy network system.
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Get Freegate latest release (currently v7.59) from http://us.dongtaiwang.com/loc/download.en.php.

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Re: UltraSurf

#18 Post by webfork » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:11 pm

From the screenshots, this looks very tied to Internet Explorer. Is that accurate or is there just additional functionality for that browser? I say so because IE as a browser isn't really an option --- I recently started using IE again as part of a work project and it seems to have only worsened with time (among other problems, it crashes frequently).

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Re: UltraSurf

#19 Post by Midas » Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:53 am

I think the answers you're looking for lie beyond that "Set Browser" button in the second screenshot I posted... ;)

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Re: UltraSurf

#20 Post by webfork » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:14 am

Old thread update: so UltraSurf is apparently alive but not doing much. Here's a review I found on the project: https://blokt.com/guides/ultrasurf-review

Short version appears to be that it's a free, browser-based, and slow encrypted proxy, which is less secure than even a basic VPN. Still, it does appear to still function and get around some Internet censorship tools.

Clients include Windows and what appears to be a beta Android VPN.

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