Check Your Persona NOW

As you surf the Internet, you give-off a certain persona. This persona is created based on how you connect to the Internet, and your PC's configuration. You should always know what websites know about you

Your persona is explicitly available to every web server (and therefore every webmaster) of every web page that you visit. You should therefore be explicitly aware of your persona before you visit any website that could implicate you or your organization. For example, should you visit:

Here are some of the key aspects of your persona as of this moment:

REMOTE_HOST = ec2-54-196-225-45.compute-1.amazonaws.com. This is the name of your computer. This is often referred to as your persona, although I consider the following website environment variables to also be revealing.

REMOTE_ADDR= 54.196.225.45. This is the IP number of either your computer, or your organization's proxy gateway. A webmaster could do a traceroute against this number to see how you are connected ( See Traceroute Overview page for more information.)

Oh, by the way, I see that your web browser is CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/), Your browser accepts these content-types: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8.

As you can see, You need to check you persona prior to doing certain kinds of exploring.

Please see My Persona Tips for more information

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