Just a quick one this time. A new free online proxy site opened up its gate. You can use it to bypass restrictions at school or work for example. (e.g. filtered sites) Unfortunately its named Hide my ass which might be banned as well from work or school. Try it out and see for yourself: hidemyass.com
Online Proxy Servers – Now Countless
Granted, online privacy is an issue that has been controversial for some time and we deserve privacy on many levels. The invasion of our personal activities by outside observers is something that many users have taken to the level of creating intricate personal security systems. It is a fact that government restrictions are increasing exponentially. The struggle of the computer user to maintain this privacy is more than noble; it is duty in a certain sense. However, the point of this article is not to discuss rights or restrictions. The fact that there are so many online proxy services is a curiosity. Why such a great number? This is a rhetorical question in a sense, but is does beg answers and it is certain that users will respond.
Infoblox is just one example of online proxy servers. In fact, it is an example of a host of other similar servers. You can use this to your advantage however you see fit. When you are concerned about your security as you browse the internet and engage yourself with various websites for whatever reason, a proxy server is one of your better solutions. Think about a proxy server as a diplomat. A proxy server is like a shield that allows you to view a site and keep your ISP’s nose out of at least most of your personal business. Keep in mind that your access to the proxy server will be recorded by your ISP, but it is possible to overstep what they are actually able to capture when you use such a server.
This is for purposes of privacy and should be used only as such. You should be able to access any information that you wish and not have the concern that your ISP is going to send you an email or a letter that makes you nervous. It happens all of the time and it is simply wrong. On the other hand, to us proxy servers as a means to spread malware and steal information is a misuse of the services. Proxy servers can be used to protect against hackers and this is a good thing, but hackers also know how to leverage this to their advantage.
As proposed in the original posting on this topic, has anyone noticed how many of these servers there are? Just take a look at this:
That is just a few. On a search timed over a five minute period, almost one thousand proxy servers were identified. Many of them are malicious. What you need to know as a user is that you can use these servers to your advantage, but pleas be cautious. Use Web of Trust (WOT) to begin with and see what other users have to say about the server you will be using. Be sure to monitor your ADS and check on what ports are being accessed. You can have a good experience with using proxy servers, just as many have. The thing you need to do is “watch your virtual back.” Good luck and enjoy happy, private browsing.
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