In this topic I will explain what proxy's are, how you can use them and what you can do with them.
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Hide My Ass
You can acces this proxy (website) by clicking here
This is a free proxy, but you can also upgrade to Pro VPN Service for more features and stability."Hide My Ass helps hundreds of thousands of people daily by protecting their privacy and identity online. Our job is to make online security fun and easy to use and we offer a range of unique services, from our web proxy enabling you to surf the web anonymously to our advanced VPN encryption service. Use our services to hide from hackers, insecure networks, online identity theft and much more. Please see below for a full list of our features:"IP:PORT Proxies"IP:PORT proxies work differently to our free browser based proxy as they will work with any application with proxy settings. Our database at any given time has over 1000 working proxies from various countries accross the globe. You can sort by speed, country and also filter out certain proxies. Our database is updated daily with fresh proxies and we even offer a daily email service to save you time".Hidemyass has the following features:
Protects your anonymity
Access blocked websitesHide My Ass is completely free.
Pro VPN Service
If you want to upgrade to a better proxy, read the following.Hide My Ass! Pro VPNAdvanced VPN software which encrypts your entire internet connection. Works with all applications which require an internet connection with no extra configuration needed; just login and your entire internet connection will be encrypted and secured. Select from a range of countries worldwide, including USA, UK, CA, SE and NL. Protecting your online identity has never been so easy."Our Pro VPN service anonymously encrypts your entire internet connection by making use of VPN technology. Unlike a web proxy, our VPN service automatically works with any application or protocol - whether this be web browsing, instant-messenging, online games, Skype, and so on; simply put, any application which requires an internet connection will be anonymously encrypted and your IP address (and in some cases your country) will be virtually changed with just a click of a button. Enjoy internet freedom and anonymity knowing that your sensitive web traffic is securely hidden behind one of our 9,000+ IP addresses located in 24+ countries".VPN has the following features:
Protects your anonymity
Access blocked websites
Encrypts all traffic
Works on any application
Works with file sharing
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A different proxy you could use is proxy.org
This proxy is also easy to use, but has in most cases more advertisement.
To use this proxy, go to this
website and you will find more information.Proxy.org is the pragmatic Web surfer's guide to online privacy and anonymous web surfing. We give you the information and tools you need to be confident and in command of your Web surfing experience. Here you'll find information on the latest privacy issues facing Web consumers and links to relevant privacy technology. Proxy.org has the most comprehensive list of working proxies in the most convenient form.
More InformationTechnical challenges to online privacyThe Internet did not evolve with privacy in mind. In fact, the protocols that provide the fundamental underpinnings of the Internet are inherently non-anonymous. It's just a simple matter of computers needing to know each other's addresses in order to exchange data. For instance, any webserver can detect your Internet Protocol (IP) address. Other characteristics that a server can detect about you are your referrer (the site from which you are linking), the user-agent (the program you are using to browse the Web), and your operating system.What does your IP address reveal about you?Your IP address reveals your point of entry to the Internet and can be used to trace your communications back to your ISP, your employer's network, your school, a public terminal. Though your IP address may not identify you personally, an IP is a unique identifier which represents your computer's digital ID while you are online.
- Web-based Proxies: Web-based Proxies are powered by server-side softwares such as CGIProxy, PHProxy, Glype, and custom proxy scripts. These proxies work entirely through a Web browser. Usually all that is needed to hide your IP address and surf anonymously is to visit the service's homepage in a Web browser and enter a URL (website address) in the form provided. There is no requirement to download or install software or reconfigure your computer. To work, a CGI based proxy must manipulate the document you've requested and all its associated elements and objects. This can be tricky, and not all proxies are as efficient or effective as others. Some services are slow and may produce errors while rendering the many variations of Web page code. But they are popular, numerous, and easy to use. See this page for a complete list of Web proxies.
Proxy.org recommends: Proxify
- Open Proxies: So-called "open proxies" are HTTP or SOCKS type proxy servers that are accidentally or maliciously left "open" and accessible on the Internet. HTTP or SOCKS type proxy servers require that you configure your browser's proxy settings in order to use them. These proxies have the advantage of being compatible with almost all webpages since they do not have to modify the requested page to keep you anonymous. However, there are several major disadvantages to using open proxies. Many utilize computers that are compromised, operated by government agencies, or operated by malicious individuals. Often when an attacker obtains control of an end-user's computer they will install a proxy server so the machine can be exploited to launch further attacks on other machines. It is also commonplace for open proxies to be operated as "honey pots", where all actions are logged for forensic research. Open proxies are easy to abuse and there are many people using them to commit credit card fraud, pay-per-click fraud, attack or break into computers, and hundreds of other illegal activities. We strongly discourage the use of open proxies as they provide no privacy or security and using them can result in increased exposure and liability.
Proxy.org recommends: Socksify
- Proxy networks: Various proxy networks (Freenet, I2P, JAP, and TOR) feature layered encryption (sometimes called "onion routing") and peer-to-peer networking to allow their users to communicate anonymously with each other. Rather than operate their own equipment, most rely on end-users to donate bandwidth and other resources to the network. They do not control the servers in their network and certainly a percentage of them are operated by malicious individuals for malicious reasons. Therefore any promises of privacy and security should be evaluated with this in mind. Also, these services have developed a reputation for being relatively slow.
- Proxy Software: Other subscription-based services offer client-side application software to automatically configure your browser's proxy settings. Do not be fooled by these services as most are merely open proxies dressed up with a fancy interface.
Thanks for reading,Giliam