Thank you, Baby Jesus!
I'm sure that many of you have seen this software (and i'm sure i'll hear about it), but I had to point out what could be one of the coolest tools out there for your warped heads. The tools is called Vidalia and it's found at http://vidalia-project.net/ . Seriously one of the nicer tools ....it has options that will absolutely help you with your anonymity.
Here's a rundown of what i have found....
- Tor: A tool-set for a wide range of organizations and people that want to improve their safety and security on the Internet. Using Tor can help you anonymize web browsing and publishing, instant messaging, IRC, SSH, and other applications that use the TCP protocol. Tor also provides a platform on which software developers can build new applications with built-in anonymity, safety, and privacy features.
- Bandwidth monitor: Okay ...so it's not that spectacular, but a nice touch.
- New Identity: I haven't been able to research this and exactly how it works, but i would guess that this function generally kills and creates a new Tor circuit. I'll have more information on this later (and will post it), but it definitely works.