Thursday, 6 August 2015

USING PROXIES

This section will go over using proxies, which mask your IP address when on the web. This is useful for doing things you don't want to be traced to your IP address, or if you just want to hide your IP address from a certain website.
What is a proxy?
Think of a proxy as a man in the middle for the internet. Normally when you open a website, your PC sends your IP address to the website, so that it may then send the webpage to your computer. With a proxy, your information is being sent to the proxy first, and then the proxy is pulling the website for you, then forwarding it to you. This way, on the websites end, they see the IP address of the proxy you used, and not yours.
Where to get a proxy?
Proxies are all over the web, a quick google search will pull up a bunch. Below are some websites you can use to find proxy servers. Note that you may have to try multiple proxies before finding a working one.
How to use a proxy
This tutorial will go over setting up a proxy in internet explorer, but it should be very similar for other browsers as well.
  1. Find a proxy server you want to use. You will need the IP address and port of the server.
  2. In internet explorer, click on internet options
  3. Navigate to the connections tab and click on LAN settings
  4. Check Use a proxy server for your LAN and enter in the proxy servers IP address and port
  5. Click apply and you're done! Now when you navigate to a website, it will be through the proxy you entered. To stay 100% anon, make sure you use a proxy server that doesn't log IP addresses. These proxies will usually be advertised as being anonymous proxies.

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