Tips to stay safe on the Internet

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Within the modern digital era that we live in today, we are constantly connected to the Internet either through a desktop PC, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.It has become easier than ever for government authorities, businesses and also hackers to track your movements online. An example is the use of tracking cookies by social media giant Facebook, which trace your IP address and Internet history in order to tailor the ads to you specifically. Here is an example of the kind of data that is collected:

 

We will show you the methods and techniques to browse the Internet care free, for peace of mind.

The best way to surf the web is anonymously using something called a proxy. When using a proxy your web browser doesn’t contact the website directly it goes through a proxy first masking your IP address. There are several methods to achieve this, you can configure your web browser to do so or use alternative software. First of all we will show you how to configure your web browser:

 

For Firefox:

Step 1: Open Mozilla Firefox

 

Step 2: Click Firefox tab

 

Step 3: Click “Options

 

Step 4: Access Connection Settings. Click the Advanced tab, then the Network tab, then Settings

Step 5: Chose the manual proxy configuration option. In the HTTP proxy field, enter your proxy server IP address. In the port field, enter your port number.

Step 6: Click Ok to complete

 

Within Internet explorer the technique is a little different:

 

Step 1: Open up Internet Explorer

Step 2: Click on the Tools menu in the upper-right corner, and select Internet Options.

Step 3: Click “Connections”

Step 4: Click “Lan settings

Step 5: Check “Use a proxy server for your LAN” then enter your proxy IP address and port number.

Tips to stay safe on the Internet
Tips to stay safe on the Internet

Step 6: Click Ok

 

Now below is the technique within Google Chrome.

Step 1: Open Google Chrome

Step 2: Click on the options menu on the top right hand side

 

Step 3: Click on “Settings

 

Step 4: Click “Show advanced settings” at the bottom of the drop down menu

 

Step 5: Then click “change proxy settings“.

 

Step 6: Click Lan Settings, click on the Proxy server for your LAN and enter your proxy settings.

 

 

Step 7: Click “Ok” and save your new settings.

 

You can also use third party proxies, there a large list of them available on the Internet to choose from.  Simply search for proxies on your desired search engine.

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William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

9 thoughts on “Tips to stay safe on the Internet

  • May 28, 2015 at 8:50 pm
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    This is all fine and dandy, but you forgot to mention the part about needing a proxy sever IP address in order to use a proxy. What is the best source for your large list of reliable proxies?

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  • May 28, 2015 at 2:57 pm
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    Wow, amazing trick ideed! But Opera isn’t there.. 🙁
    Can you show us how can we set this trick in Opera?

    Thank you so much.. 🙂

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  • March 29, 2015 at 2:39 pm
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    Please pardon me for being very newbie at this part. Can you please lead me on how to find the proxy settings at my side? Thank you.

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  • March 28, 2015 at 8:47 pm
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    Thanks for the tips but where is a good, trustworthy Proxy source?

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  • January 18, 2015 at 10:21 am
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    What about Opera???

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  • January 17, 2015 at 4:15 am
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    Please tell us some good n trusted proxy sites 😉
    Article is amazing keep it up 🙂

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    • March 30, 2015 at 3:50 am
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      Opera dose not haves the proxy because it is a phone app it will haves only mac address of ur device

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  • January 17, 2015 at 12:21 am
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    Well, also a great article for malicious proxy owner who could inject malicious content in any of your connection and or spy on you… Please, only connect to proxy you trust, if you can trust your jugement!

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