A Little Help To Remain Anonymous

A Little Help To Remain Anonymous

I do enjoy looking over who browses the site and what they do while they are here. Something that I have noticed is that some visitors use known proxy servers. I would presume that the reason they do this is to be anonymous. What they may not realize is that some proxy servers are non-anonymous and they will leak your real IP address to the site you are visiting. 

The way you can check to see if your real IP is being leaked by a proxy is to simply google "what is my ip" to get the IP address that a website sees when you visit. 

Your real IP can be found by opening up a command prompt and running "ipconfig". Locate the IP for your active adapter and compare it to what Google told you. If they are the same and you are using a proxy, then your proxy is non-anonymous.

There is a lot more to it and there are better ways to be anonymous than using a proxy server. Even anonymous proxies can fail and de-anonomize while you are using them. There is no guarantee of service when you use a free proxy and you also have no idea who controls them. 

If you pay for a VPN are you sure you know who is running it? Do you trust them completely? A VPN poses the same nominal risk as your ISP or any random node on the Internet, but people tend to let their guard down when they use such things and that is what increases risk. Free VPNs are riskier, but just because you pay for a service does not make it "safe". 

Bait referral links are another topic dealing with trix that unskilled and dull minded scammers use. Be careful who you try to scam. It's a sorrowful day for the little fox who discovers he's hunting a tiger.


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