Free Proxies Safe or Not?

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Is it safe to access a site and enter any type of paypal info/credit card info under the use of a free proxy?
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    I use hidemyass and pay like $11 a month for it and it puts your whole PC behind whatever proxy you want :-)

    Danny
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliatingAlan
      Originally Posted by Danny Cutts View Post

      I use hidemyass and pay like $11 a month for it and it puts your whole PC behind whatever proxy you want :-)

      Danny

      This is exactly what I am going to do when I actually start using proxies more.

      I am not proxy literate so I dont know if using some free proxy there is some guy named fillipio on the other end getting credit card info.
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  • Profile picture of the author Iconiplex
    Which proxy services "take your anonymity seriously" is an irrelevant issue. That article merely outlines what services strip away all personal identifying information (like your real IP) to your Internet activity on their services.

    It in no way addresses exposing your banking information to the server or other users on the server.

    You should never use banking information on public/shared proxies, especially not ones flooded with thousands of users like HMA.

    If you ever want to use banking information on a proxy, it must be through a private proxy that only you have access to (cost about $2-3 for one), but even then, you have to trust the company that provides that service. Then when entering sensitive information, you must always enter it on an SSL page, meaning your proxy needs to support SSL, or you should be using HTTPS Everywhere.

    But never, ever, ever enter banking information into a website you access by public proxy like HMA!
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    • Profile picture of the author orangeuglad
      Forgive my noobism, but why are proxies such a big deal in IM? Another website I was reading before coming hear was very heavily involved with whole sections dedicated to the buy and sale of proxies?

      I understand security, and anonymity. But why in IM?
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      • Profile picture of the author Iconiplex
        Originally Posted by orangeuglad View Post

        Forgive my noobism, but why are proxies such a big deal in IM? Another website I was reading before coming hear was very heavily involved with whole sections dedicated to the buy and sale of proxies?

        I understand security, and anonymity. But why in IM?
        Lots of automation.

        Want to use any of the social bots for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc? Need proxies.

        Want to use a tool to scrape Google results, check rankings, or gather data from the Web? Need proxies.

        Want to use various (though arguably antiquated) link-building software efficiently? Need proxies.

        Want to send create dozens of e-mail accounts for purposes of bulk mailing, site registrations, etc (regardless of ethics)? Need proxies.

        Why do you need proxies? Because not only do these sites often have their own safeguards against automation, but there are whole databases dedicated to flagging IP addresses associated with spam or otherwise questionable activities.

        Though there are some ethically-valid reasons, but for those, you usually don't need hundreds of proxies.
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        • Profile picture of the author orangeuglad
          Originally Posted by Iconiplex View Post

          Lots of automation.

          Want to use any of the social bots for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc? Need proxies.

          Want to use a tool to scrape Google results, check rankings, or gather data from the Web? Need proxies.

          Want to use various (though arguably antiquated) link-building software efficiently? Need proxies.

          Want to send create dozens of e-mail accounts for purposes of bulk mailing, site registrations, etc (regardless of ethics)? Need proxies.

          Why do you need proxies? Because not only do these sites often have their own safeguards against automation, but there are whole databases dedicated to flagging IP addresses associated with spam or otherwise questionable activities.

          Though there are some ethically-valid reasons, but for those, you usually don't need hundreds of proxies.
          Ahhh ha! See I had no idea about this. And I was just thinking, about privacy... Thanks.
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        • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
          Well said my friend.

          Originally Posted by Iconiplex View Post

          Lots of automation.

          Want to use any of the social bots for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc? Need proxies.

          Want to use a tool to scrape Google results, check rankings, or gather data from the Web? Need proxies.

          Want to use various (though arguably antiquated) link-building software efficiently? Need proxies.

          Want to send create dozens of e-mail accounts for purposes of bulk mailing, site registrations, etc (regardless of ethics)? Need proxies.

          Why do you need proxies? Because not only do these sites often have their own safeguards against automation, but there are whole databases dedicated to flagging IP addresses associated with spam or otherwise questionable activities.

          Though there are some ethically-valid reasons, but for those, you usually don't need hundreds of proxies.
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    I used BoxPN a lot now. It's pretty reliable (but not free). It's nice to have a little more privacy - I hate the way Google and others evesdrop on what I'm doing in my life and share it with advertisers.
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  • Profile picture of the author greatscott
    Absolutely not.. do not enter in that type of info over free proxies... ever!
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  • Profile picture of the author trustar14
    Originally Posted by AffiliatingAlan View Post

    Is it safe to access a site and enter any type of paypal info/credit card info under the use of a free proxy?
    Don't use any Proxy to access any site where you use Paypal info etc they detect Proxy, and get your account banned, VPN is safe to access Paypal
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  • Profile picture of the author AzizA1
    Free proxies are rarely reliable because guaranteed, you wont be the only one using that particular proxy....& they can become defunct pretty quick.

    I would save yourself hassle & invest in either a private proxy or something like HMA. I use it...and it does exactly what i need it to do without any hassle.

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  • Profile picture of the author extremeboy
    I highly recommend not use free Proxies for your safe browsing and private works like Social media,Accounts managements etc stuffs.

    Get Dedicated Private Proxies for it OR get VPN.

    I prefer you to use Dedicated Private proxies over VPN due to that reason:
    You will only use that
    You know what you are doing on it

    And many more
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    There are white hat ways to use blackhat tools...

    One this is I test cpa offers with proxies I test a lot of sites with proxies...
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