Saturday, November 08, 2008
updated: 14 Feb 2009
Anonymous HTTP proxies:
High anonymous (elite) HTTP proxies:
Free HTTPS proxy list:
Free SOCKS 4 proxy list:
Free SOCKS 5 proxy list:
Friday, January 13, 2006
Here you can check your proxy for anonymity. URLs (see below) have dynamic pages that will show almost all information about your computer. This information can allow any web-server administrator to know when you download files, read pages or see pictures. Therefore, we recommend finding out
what can be known about you on the Internet:
tools-on.net (click the "Go" button) - the really good web site for getting really full information about your computer. Information contains your real IP address ("Client's address we got" into "collected information") if you are not using anonymous proxy, network Information (about your provider, etc.), Domain Information and many many more.
http://ipid.shat.net - contain basic information such as your IP, browser version, screen resolution, platform, java supporting, etc.
http://privacy.net/analyze/ - similar to mentioned above, but also contains detail technical information.
http://www.samair.ru/proxy/proxychecker/ - analyze your proxy connection. If you are using proxy, you can check your anonymity.
http://www.findnot.com/ - shows real location of your computer (country and city), and also your Latitude (on site writed "Latitue") and Longitude.
http://www.all-nettools.com/toolbox,net - popular site for beginners (button "Proxy Test"). Here you can know information about your IP-address ("You came from", or (if it's absent) - "remote address" / "remote host").
If you are using anonymous proxy
It's good :) Do you want to check your real anonymity? Even if your proxy is anonymous (or high anonymous - elite) we can to know your real IP address! If your browser supports Java, just go to:
http://www.glocksoft.net/azenv.php - contain almost all environment variables (this is information that your computer sends to the Internet when you connect to the web-sites). Variables are grouped by importance and selected by color.
The Internet has many addresses like the ones presented here:
If you think that it's all information about you than can be known through the internet, you are wrong.
If you don't use real anonymous proxy, then anyone using your IP can learn information about you. So...
what can be known about you by IP?
For this test you will need your IP address. If you have troubles with getting this address, or you dont't want to test it, you can look for information about (for example) www.altavista.com - just write this text into "SmartWhois" field.
Use this URL: http://www.all-nettools.com/toolbox
Just put the required address (for example, your IP) into the "SmartWhois" field and press the "Go" button. As a rule (in 99% of all situations) you will get information about your city, and the provider's name.
As a maximum (sometimes) you can know:
- name and real address of your provider (organization);
- real city, where are you now;
- name, phone and e-mail of your provider (person responsible for work of your local network / IP address);
- (for organizations) name of your organization;
- (for organizations) real address!
A proxy server is a kind of buffer between your computer and the Internet resources you are accessing (Web sites, FTP archives etc.). The data you request come to the proxy first, and only then it transmits the data to you.
Any web site in the world can track your movements through its pages and monitor your reading interests using your IP address, a unique ID assigned to each computer on the Internet. Depending on the policies of the Internet resource, you might not be able to get access to the information you need. Also, your visit can be registered and used later to gather some personal information about you.
It is widely agreed that governments and organizations publish dummy websites on controversial topics for the purpose of monitoring interested parties. Also, this information, in combination with your e-mail address, can be used to increase the number of targeted advertisements fired at you by the marketers.
Using only your IP address and the information about your operating system, a Web site can automatically exploit security holes in your system using some not-very-complex, ready-made, free hacking programs. Some of such programs may just hang your machine, making you reboot it, but other, more powerful ones, can get access to the content of your hard drive or RAM. The anonymous proxy prevents this by hiding your IP address so that no one can access your computer via the network. In most cases, however, proxies do inform the target server about the address of the computer that made the request, transmitting your IP-address in different forms.
Anonymous (real anonymous!) proxy servers don't transfer the information about the IP-address of the client, and thus effectively hide the information about you and your surfing interests. Besides that, some proxy servers can also hide the very fact that you are surfing through a proxy server! Anonymous proxies can be used for all kinds of Web-services.
It is a proxy server which is free and open for everybody on the Internet. There is quite a large number of public proxy servers in many countries but most of them are not anonymous.
There are several types of proxies. Proxy of each type is designed to solve its specific tasks, however they have much in common, and their abilities coincide in many features.
It is the most widespread type of proxy servers and when you hear just "proxy", it means nothing, but this type of a server. Earlier with a help of this proxy it was only possible to view web pages and pictures and download files. Now, new program versions (ICQ, etc.) know how to work through the HTTP proxies. Browsers of any versions know how to work with this type of proxy.
These proxy servers know how to work practically with any type of information on the Internet (TCP/IP protocol), however for their use in programs there should be obviously indicated a ability to work with SOCKS proxy. Some additional programs are necessary for using of SOCKS proxies within a browser (browsers do not know how to work through SOCKS proxy). However, any ICQ versions (and many other popular programs) can work perfectly through the SOCKS proxies. At last, we want to pay attention, while working with socks proxies it is necessary to specify its version: socks 4 or socks 5.
CGI Proxy (anonymizer)
This type of proxy server could be accessed only with a browser. In other programs their using is complicated (and one does not need it, there are HTTP proxies). However as this type proxy is initially designed for operation through a browser, one can use it in a very simple way. Moreover, you can construct a chain from CGI proxies without any problems.
This type of proxies is highly specialized and aimed for work only with FTP servers. You can use these proxies in most popular file managers (FAR. Windows Commander, etc.), download managers (CuteFTP, GetRight, etc.) and in browsers.
Step one is the easy one, using search engine at http://www.google.com .
If you don't want to use download managers just save all the web-pages to your hard drive manually. Otherwise continue with the step 3.
If you want to speedup the process and to download all the pages at a time use one of the download managers. It's enough to copy all the links from Notepad to the window of the download manager. Let's see how it's done in different programs.
If you have several HTML files containing the lists of proxy servers you need to combine them into one file before filtering and checking them using "Proxy Checker". That is because the program can only work with one input file. You can skip this step if you are using SOCKS Proxy Checker 1.3 or higher.
Two variants are possible:
In case (a) file1.html, file2.html, ... fileN.html are the filenames of proxy lists. They can be not only HTML.
Remember that this way of uniting the files must be changed a bit before using it. That is because the files can have different names.
Now you will need "Proxy Checker" (in case of http/https proxy) or "SOCKS proxy checker" (in case of SOCKS proxy).
Most probably, No. We have studied more than 8,000 public proxy servers and found that only a few hundred of them are true anonymous proxy servers. Although almost half of all servers call themselves "anonymous" because they do not transfer the client's IP address in the standard way, nevertheless the address is present in their requests in other different forms and therefore they do not provide any anonymity. Besides, we found that some proxies transfer the IP address of the client occasionally, from time to time.
Yes. As long as you are connected to the HotMail server through an anonymous proxy server, your IP address is hidden, and all e-mail that you send with the web-forms on the HotMail server has no track of your true location. It is so for all web-based e-mail services, like mail.com, as well as for web-based chat boards like Yahoo! Chat. There is a possible trap, however: many of such services use a secure connection when you send e-mail or when you logon to your account. Therefore it is very important to make sure that your proxy supports HTTPS and configure your browser to use the proxy for the Secure protocol in addition to the ordinary HTTP.
There could be several reasons:
In this case you can use: