Sunday, 8 September 2013

Proxy and anonymous Internet surfing

You all should have come across the word proxy. Use of Proxy can give you very much freedom and opportunity. It has many benefits that it will give you like hiding your identity and keeping you secure online. Let us now see the brief description on Proxy and its' type. And how proxy server is used. See the image given below to get some idea about proxy and it's use. The picture will briefly explain how proxy server is connected and used. Now see the image given below.

Proxy and anonymous Internet surfing
Let's see what above picture means. Normally when you browse Internet without Proxy, browser sends the information (domain name) to the DNS system which than looks for the IP address which belongs to domain you typed in your browser. After finding the IP address which belongs to the typed domain, the information (web page address) is sent to the web server which than transfer the web page files to your browser. And when you are using a Proxy Server than your browser first transfers the information to proxy server and than the information is sent to the web server which than serves you the web page file you were looking for through your browser.

What is a proxy?
A proxy is an address of a proxy server (look at kind of proxy's) that is placed between your computer and the internet :

Normal :
Computer --------> Internet

With proxy :
Computer ---------> Proxy server -----------> Internet

The main advantage of the Proxy is that it will cover up your IP address (your identity on net) which may help you in opening the ban sites in your country. It was very much popular in days when Facebook was banned in Pakistan and user use Proxies to log into their accounts.

Kind of Proxies:
You have 2 different proxy's (some more but these are for a normal internet users) :

  1. Private proxies : They are only for you (it's the same like buy your own IP address ) and will cost 15-20$.
  2. Public Proxies : They are for everyone but the problem is sometimes you can get fast proxy's and sometimes slow ones. If you have a good site/list with fast proxy's there as good as private proxy's.

Where to get your proxy ?
There are many ways to find the proxies but some address are also expired , so just search Google for the Fresh Sites. (search : free Proxy, free anonymous surfing).

Use proxy with IE(Internet Explorer):
  1. Open Internet explorer. 
  2. Go to tools > Internet Options > Connections. 
  3. Now you will see "LAN Settings" open it. 
  4. Check Use a Proxy server for LAN. Than you will be able to use Address and Port. 
  5. Get a proxy (Read Wear get your proxy's) and fill the address you don't have to fill it the port. 
  6. Hit ok , ok and it's done. You surf now with a proxy ! 

How safe is it ?
The use of proxy's is legal and it's a good protection against spoofing, hacking etc. But don't think that you are fully protected and you will not be detected. It's more and more popular and some (protected) site block public proxy's because of the spammers …

Proxy software
You have lots of software that work with proxies like a Anonymous Surfing, bruteforcer or proxy port scanner. Just search for these software in search engine and find one which will fit your needs.

It is true that a proxy hide your identity but don’t think that you are really safe if you hack CIA Database because in case of hack the Proxy site will give your real identity and you will end up in jail for at least 20 years. So always be responsible and never do any illegal activity that is fully banned!!!


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