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How do you know proxy servers are not stealing your info?

January 15, 2012 by admin  
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If I use a proxy server with hidemyass.com, can one of these servers steal all my info?

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Answer by pwkno
If you are on an encrypted website (starts with https://) then your information is encrypted and it would be very hard for someone to decrypt that information. If you are on a regular website (starts with http://) then they could steal your information. This doesn’t mean that they do, but it is certainly possible. If you want a more secure proxy, you should go with one of the paid ones.

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4 Responses to “How do you know proxy servers are not stealing your info?”
  1. Trollolololzz says:

    Yeah I dont trust proxies like the free ones either. Don’t worry you don’t need one unless ur IP has been banned for something.

  2. Dunbar Pappy ?? says:

    Good point.
    You don’t know, nor can you.
    Despite the SSL transport, their servers could be decrypting traffic at some node.
    It’s a matter of trust.

    The only method to insure utter secrecy is to use VPN, whose protocol establishes a point-to-point secure connection, without compromise.
    http://www.grc.com/vpn/goals.htm

  3. Gardner says:

    If you are using free proxy servers then there is a 99.9% chance that they are in fact stealing your data. Most people who use them are trying to bypass some sort of filter installed by work/parents/school/etc… These sites mine all the data going through them then sell that data to ad agencies, hackers, or whoever else wants to buy the information. Some also use the information for hacking themselves. You see it all the time on Y!A, it goes like this:

    Week 1: Hey where can I find a free proxy to bypass filters?
    Week 3: Hey how did my facebook and email get hacked?????

  4. Omar says:

    Lot of proxy information you will get here. Please read root to trip

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