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Hidden Anonymous Website Communication(PHP,TOR,IRC)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:50 pm
by sassafra
I'm trying to find an easy dependable way for a website with PHP/curl to get simple small pre-defined TEXT content from a source of mine that is more or less hidden to the person viewing the PHP code or server admin. For example, these questions come to mind:

- Could Standard Curl connect to a tor/onion website to fetch simple text content?
- Could Standard Curl connect to an IRC channel/site/node to fetch simple text content?
- Is there any other mostly 'universal' way for doing something like this WITHOUT installing any software, nor having server access?

Basically, I have software I sell that needs to fetch text from a main source, without most users knowing/being able to trace that down to my home server/website/etc....

Re: Hidden Anonymous Website Communication(PHP,TOR,IRC)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:43 pm
by weekend hacker
-1) Nope
-2) Nope
-3) Sure.
It's easy enough to have php connect to an irc server, collect some text somewhere and what not.
There is no way to hide this fact though, anyone looking at the code could notice it and any admin looking at the outbound connections would also notice it. I suppose you could always try to make your code obscure looking so its hard to tell.
But in general it's considered bad practise to backdoor your clients, I can't think of any legit reason why it's required.