Using Winston

How does Winston handle HTTP traffic?
With the 1.1.1 version of the Winston firmware, HTTP traffic is no longer routed over the Distributed Privacy Mesh Network to eliminate any potential associ...
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:30 PM
How does Winston protect HTTPS pages from trackers?
Winston incorporates several layers of anti-tracking technologies. At the network level, we utilize encryption, DNS blocking, and dynamic security filters t...
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:30 PM
How can I update Client ID to identify specific devices on my network?
In order to determine which Client ID is associated with which device, in the Reports tab at http://winston.conf (not https), click on the Client ID and exp...
Wed, 20 Nov, 2019 at 2:27 PM
Blocking trackers during eCommerce check out
Many ecommerce sites (eBay, Etsy, Amazon, etc) utilize tracking scripts during checkout to reduce fraud. You may experience delays or inability to complete ...
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Am I responsible for other users’ activity that is routed through my Winston via the Distributed Privacy Mesh Network?
Winston protects ordinary web traffic through ports 80/443, not file sharing or onion protocols, for example, which are the primary means of channeling ille...
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:30 PM
How to allow (whitelist) sites
Most sites will work natively with Winston in both Standard or Ultra privacy mode (using a browser extension). However, should you wish to support particula...
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:30 PM
How do I turn off the Distributed Privacy Mesh Network?
Users in unsupported areas can disable their Winston's participation in the mesh network via Advanced Settings in the Privacy Settings tab of their Win...
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:31 PM
Does Winston route the Torrent protocol?
No. Winston does not block any traffic using the Torrent protocol, but it does not provide any privacy protections for it, and it is not routed through the ...
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:31 PM
What do the Winston Browser Extension Icons mean?
Icon: What it means: Description:   Winston Enabled Winston is protecting this page.   Winston Disabled Winston is not ...
Wed, 4 Dec, 2019 at 3:34 PM