Frequently Asked Questions

What is this all about?

Amune is an innovative web browsing solution that allows you to surf securely on any website. Instead of your browser it is our infrastructure that accesses, renders and executes all web content. As your local browser doesn’t directly access websites anymore browser exploits become ineffective. Our virtual browser places a safe zone around your online activities and protects your data.

How does Amune differ from other solutions (Tor, etc.)?

Current online privacy tools - such as Tor, Zenmate, VPN Services and others - just provide you a diffrent IP Address. IP Addresses - a numeric label for network devices - can be used to identify your computer on the Internet. Obfuscating your IP-Address kind protected your online identity in 2001 when Internet surveillance technology was not very evolved yet.

Modern privacy invasion - however - works on a complete new level. Browsers are targeted by using Browser Fingerprinting technologies. Some browsers expose unique IDs for tracking purposes (such as Google Chrome) and contain purposely built-in features which make it easy for big corporates and governments to identify web browsers on the Internet. Because VPN-Services and Tor got popular, your IP-Address is only 1 small piece of modern web tracking technology. Changing your IP-Address doesn't help you much - Companies track you either way.

We therefore believe that VPN-Services, Proxy-Servers or Onion-Routing solutions such as Tor provide only virtual feeling of privacy. Tools like HideMyAss, Private Internet Access, Hide.me, ZenMate and others don't protect you well online. Tor - if not used in combination with a Virtual Machine and one-time browsers - doesn't protect your steps online completely. Behavioural Analytics (Analysis of your mouse movement and keyboard typing behaviour) can still be used to uniquely identify you online.

Amune provides a comprehensive protection of your browser. We provide not only obfuscate IP-Addresses but completely hide Browser Characteristics (no Fingerprinting) from external websites. We prevent Behavioural Analytics, disable Browser-IDs, prevent Cookie tracking and make sure that there is no way how your computer can be identified online.

Do you store personal information?

We store only your access token, token validity and service usage (consumed bandwidth and CPU resources) on our servers. Payment information such as credit card numbers are not processed on our systems.

How do you protect me against mouse movement and keystroke analytics?

Some websites track users depending on their mouse movement and keyboard typing characteristics. Behavioural Analytics is able to track users across devices - independently of Browser IDs or other device characterstics. Amune stops behavioural fingerprinting by virtualizing mouse and keyboard events.

How do you protect me against Browser Fingerprinting?

We normalize Browser Fingerprinting due to standard hardware and distribute your session over servers.

Do I get a new IP from Amune?

Amune won't reveal your real IP-Address. Requests to visited websites and web applications are securely processed by our infrastructure. We execute a complete Web Browsing Environment on your behalf.

What happens with Cookies?

Because most modern websites require Cookies we will temporarily store Cookies on our servers. After you logged in or logged our all cookies are deleted. This allows you to still use modern websites but protects your identity. You can change our cookie settings to purge them more often as well.
Your cookies are temporarily stored on our servers, external cookies can't enter your local browser so there is no risk external websites can track your online identity via cookies.

When you use Amune you'll receive only one session cookie from us. This cookie is used to keep you logged in across tabs. The cookie will be deleted after you log out from Amune.

Is it possible to detect that I am using Amune?

Like any other web service we use HTTPS to communicate between your local browser and our infrastructure. HTTPS connections are getting monitored by various illegal organizations around the planet. We can't prevent these organizations detecting the fact that you are using our services for free users, but we prevent them from analysing which websites you actually visit. You might consider using I2P (Freenet) or other services to connect to our virtual browsers. We are developing an new HTTP/S based mix-network at the moment to additionally hide the fact that you accessed Amune. Please consider providing a donation to us in order to make this happen.

How do you protect against hostile websites (Browser Exploits)?

Modern browsers expose a number of security threats to your computer. Every year over 700 exploits are found in common browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera**. Security exploits are often used over a long period of time by small informed groups of people to actively monitor and remote control your machine without anybody recognising the breach.

Amune disables these browser exploits by not executing and rendering the website on your local browser. Instead Amune infrastructure accesses websites and renders content on your behalf. This way you are protected against browser exploits. Websites can't hijack your computer anymore. Our remote browsing environment protects you online.

Can I still use JavaScript?

All JavaScript from external websites is executed on our servers. We just need to use our JavaScript Code to connect to our service. No third party JavaScript code will be executed on your local browser.

How do you protect my remote browser?

Every Amune users gets a fresh browser and operating system container on our infrastructure. After login our hypervisor creates a container/VM at one of our servers. This one-time operating system is executed to download, render and stream web pages you are visiting. Although your remote-browser could potentially be infected this doesn't matter much - we create a fresh instance every time you login to our systems. This way Browser Malware can't persist.



Do you still have any questions?

Please contact us directly for any other questions. We will answer as soon as possible.


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