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Anonymous Browsing â?? Are you Really Invisible?

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Anonymous proxy server or web proxy as it is alternatively called is a server that gives a platform for anonymous browsing on the internet. There are many variations of these servers available.  For anonymity seekers, open proxies are the most common. This is because tracking it is fairly difficult.

People seek anonymity online for various reasons, they include;

Identity hiding â?? this could be computer criminal trying to avoid being tracked or other users trying to protect personal interests or documents.
Security â?? users surf the net anonymously to prevent malicious websites from having access to their identities and stealing the details.
Privacy â?? some users just want to browse anonymously so that their locations and IP addresses cannot be revealed to the computers they are connecting to.

When a remote server receives from the anonymous proxy server, it does not receive information about the IP address of the requesting server. This address is however known by the anonymous proxy server.

For those who think that using anonymous proxy server really shields their browsing sessions, they should think again.

Low anonymity proxy servers usually send header lines which may reveal the IP address of the requesting client.

High anonymity proxy servers however send a header of data that makes it look like the intermediary server is the client. This trick could still be deciphered if the requesting client sends packet data that contains cookies from previous visits where the high anonymity proxy server was not used. This could be resolved by clearing the cookies and cache after each browsing session.

When using an anonymous server to browse, all the data transferred must pass through the intermediary server in an unencrypted form before reaching the desired server. There is therefore the risk that another malicious server may log all the data being transferred. This includes unencrypted sensitive files such as passwords and login details.

Even when high anonymity proxy servers are linked to further obscure IP addresses, this will only hide browsing activities from the remote host computer but not from the proxy server. This increases the amount of traces that are left on the intermediary server and could be used to track the requesting computer’s surfing activities.

There could also be a false sense of anonymous browsing if the integrity and polices of administrators of these proxies are not known and trusted. You may in fact be hiding from harmless sites while exposing your unencrypted activities to the people that can hurt you most.

The bottom line is that no matter how much you try to be anonymous online, you might only succeed in hiding from a few eyes. As technology is always improving, tracking down the identity or monitoring any online activities no matter how anonymously done is possible with the use of the right technology and techniques by experts.

 

 

 

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