Anonymous Proxy and Online Security
Nowadays, Internet has become a very important part of our daily lives. It is being used in many operations like providing information, services, communication, and even entertainment. Most will agree that Internet can be considered a necessity. However, we cannot be sure how secure surfing the Internet is, especially when we are asked of our personal information. So how does one ensure safety while surfing the Internet? The answer is the use of an anonymous proxy.
To safeguard web users, the implementation of anonymous proxy is developed. With the use of an anonymous proxy, you can surf the net without revealing your computer’s IP address. As an Internet user you must be aware that a Web server records and logs the IP address of each website you visit, which can later be used by hackers. Anonymous proxies can prevent other unauthorized persons to access your server, thus protecting important information saved in your computer.
Anonymous proxies are not only applied for security reasons, they are also used to enter sites that are restricted in your area. It is common for some websites to block certain IP addresses because of restrictions, while other establishments like schools and work-related places prohibits the access of some sites that of no concern to them. An anonymous proxy makes the remote server, which is the computer, to be indirectly connected to the website. It acts as the middleman between your computer and web server, allowing entrance in any blocked website.
On the other hand, parents can also gain control of their children’s browsing capacity with the help of an anonymous proxy. By using a proxy, a parent can filter and prevent their children from entering malicious websites.
When you access a website with an anonymous proxy, the IP address being logged on the site is the proxy, and not your own. It is easy to set it up, if you have the right information on hand. Anyone can manually change it through their Internet Options menu, which differs depending on their browser, but still you can change it under LAN Settings. Although it is quite easy to set up, the problem is what and where to get the proxy to use. One can of course choose to use free proxies, which are all over the Internet, but remember that these anonymous proxies might be unsecured and wrongly configured. If you are a newbie, and have no enough knowledge on the correct application of anonymous proxies, it would be unwise to do it yourself. You might want to search for a provider that can offer you more security. Without the proper technical knowledge, the use of anonymous proxy might give problems rather than give protection.