The Dangers of Hiding your IP with a Proxy


Free proxy websites are another method people use to hide their IPs. It may be a quick fix to access websites, but they also undermine the privacy and security of users.



Anonymous proxy sites forbid HTTPS traffic. Which means it’s easier for you to be hacked. Plus, a proxy server can also intercept your traffic and steal your personal information themselves.



Also Read: How to Hide your IP Address?



And, there’s no guarantee that free proxy websites don’t keep a log of your online activity. Many proxies make money using this information. Either by selling it to advertisers or worse, to cybercriminals.


Both VPNs and proxies must make their money somehow. If they aren’t charging users, then chances are something suspicious might be going on.




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