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How safe and secure are proxies? They say when you use a proxy you are actually viewing that site via… ?

August 18, 2011 by admin  
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Question by mattizx1: How safe and secure are proxies? They say when you use a proxy you are actually viewing that site via… ?

They say when you use a proxy, so as to gain access to a blocked site, you are actually viewing that site via another computer or third party, but is there a possibility that third party can get your personal info like if you are typing your facebook password. Are you not in some way at the mercy and under the control of that third party? Don’t know much about the technical aspects of proxies and their capabilities. Just want my time online to be secure.

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Answer by ?Fancy?
Usually it is encrypted, but there are weirdos who set up “proxies” to try and trick someone, hoping that the password for their mypace is also for their bank or a credit card. I would just wait until I was somewhere that I did not need a proxy to get into my accounts.

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4 Responses to “How safe and secure are proxies? They say when you use a proxy you are actually viewing that site via… ?”
  1. dragon611 says:

    You are absolutely right. When you use a proxy, all your Internet traffic is rerouted via his/her computer. If the guy who setup the proxy wants to, he can get any information, that you send, which includes your user name, passwords, your credit card info and anything else.

    The free proxies are to be avoided at any cost. If you want to then go for a paid proxy, with sufficient credentials.

  2. Mike D says:

    Here’s a free proxy created today:

    http://arecool.info/1a/

    -Unblock ANY Website
    -watch youtube videos
    -download up to 100 MB
    -hide you IP and stay anonymous
    -Fast and hosted on a dedicated server

    I get new proxies here everyday:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Coolproxies

    Email me if it’s not working and i’ll email you a proxy that I haven’t advertised yet

  3. Andy C says:

    Here you have the latest list for today:

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    -Unblock ANY Website
    -watch youtube videos
    -download up to 100 MB
    -hide you IP and stay anonymous
    -Fast and hosted on a dedicated server

    I get new proxies here everyday: http://groups.google.com/group/proxies-for-my-space

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