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How do I use a Proxy Server?

Please be aware that the use of proxy servers without the express permission from the owner of the proxy server may be illegal in some states and/or countries. Use them at your own risk. Use your favorite search engine and search for ‘proxy server list’. You’ll find many sites with lists of proxy servers, their…

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Tor: An Amazing Browser That Flies Under the Radar

Tor: An Amazing Browser That Flies Under the Radar

Here’s a beginner’s guide to what’s being called the Internet “anonymizer.” If you surveyed most of your friends and associates and asked them what is personally important to them while using the Internet, they might use one of the following words: Speed Security Access Privacy Anonymity What do you think they would say is the…

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What is Tor?

There’s a Special Browser (Tor) That Leads to a Secret Web

Not too many computer users have heard of the terms “proxy” or “proxy server,” or understand what they mean or do. A proxy server is a website/server that acts as a middleman for you to get on the Internet. When you use a proxy server, you’re not contacting a website directly. Your information runs through…

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What to do about a stolen laptop

What to Do if You’re the Victim of a Stolen Laptop or Stolen Phone

If you find yourself reading this article for any reason other than having had your laptop stolen, do yourself a huge favor and read this article about preventative steps for keeping your laptop (and the data on it) safe from theft. It’s always good to take steps that can help you avoid stress and anxiety.…

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Rule 41, the FBI and the Power to Probe

The Feds can peer into your computer and life. What do hackers, Internet thieves, terrorist groups, and other cybercriminals have in common? They don’t play by the rules. They will hack, attack, mislead, and spread viruses and take over computers to do their dastardly deeds, without concern for the law or their victims. Internet crime…

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Finally! A Helpful Comparison of VPNs, Proxies and Tor

VPN, Proxy or Tor: What’s the Difference and What’s Best?

This article shows you three different methods/services that could help you stay anonymous or untraceable online. The three services are VPNs, proxies and Tor.

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Proxy Server - What They Are & How to Use

Proxy Servers: Usage and Configuration Guide

Every time you access the Internet, you get a unique identifier assigned to you known as an IP address. Your IP address can reveal a fair bit of information about you, including your location. Some websites can use it to block you from accessing their content. If you’re surfing the web from home, using an…

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Read This Before You Try Any Proxy

Proxy Risks: Understanding & Avoiding Dangers

Most people want two things when they go online: security and anonymity. If you do a little “Googling” on those subjects, you’ll easily come across the use of proxy servers as a quick, easy and sometimes even free solution to get both. A proxy will promise to hide your IP address while you’re surfing the…

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