Using Proxies

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by NetTraveler, Nov 19, 2004.

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  1. NetTraveler

    NetTraveler Registered Member

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    Hi all.. :)
    I don't know if this is the right place to ask, but I'm wondering if anybody knows about using proxy clients like Streganos Internet Anonym..
    I've heard that some proxy's could be dangerous, so I wonder when looking for proxy servers with Streganos,(program looks automatically) how do you know if he picked "safe" servero_O :ninja:
     
  2. AJohn

    AJohn Registered Member

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    There is information on them all over these forums. Personally, I use either JAP or Tor. Tor seems to be the fastest but doesn't have as nice of a GUI ATM and is still in beta stage for windows. JAP has had backdoors put in by the goverment, but is open source. If you don't mind spending some money you can get great deals. Just look around...
     
  3. Jimbob1989

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    I have used Steganos Internet Anonym Pro 7, I think it was. The program is reasonably smart, it prioritises the proxies depending on how fast they work and then uses the fastest proxies available, so it speeds up the longer you stay online.

    Jimbob
     
  4. LockBox

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    The only danger being that the Steganos program just routes you through myriad of proxies and some could be honey pots. Traffic is in the clear and except for the most basic of surfing, I wouldn't trust it.
     
  5. yazid_5000

    yazid_5000 Guest

    i have been using Anonymous proxy.proxy server is not reliable.
     
  6. Carver

    Carver Guest

    I just started using Jap on Firefox, Opera is my detault browser. I didn't know that Jap had backdoors, sort of defeats the purpose of being anonymous doesn't it. I downloaded Tor, I don't get why you have to download privoxy just to be able to configure Tor. Shouldn't that be a part of Tor. I have IE but only use it for M$ updates.
     
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