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How to Find Online Circumventors

There are many different reasons why you might be interested in online circumventors, which is another way of referring to a web proxy. At the most basic level, you will find that a circumventor allows you to look at a site which, for one reason or another, that you are blocked from. Finding a good one can be very important when you are looking at making sure that your online browsing is both free from restrictions and secure.

In the first place, you will want to think about the reasons why you might want to use a circumventor. For instance, there are some websites that are banned in some countries. In countries that have more strict obscenity laws, there are definitely some sites, some of them completely innocuous, that you may not be able to access, and this can be a problem for a number of different reasons. Going through a proxy server will make sure that you can access the site and that it will be more difficult to detect when you do so.

Circumventors can also ensure that you are able to get around security locks or protections that have been put on your computer. For instance, if you have a young child in the house, there is a good chance that you have programs on your computer that essentially make their browsing safer or that will keep them from objectionable sites. On the other hand, you will find that it can be pesky to have to turn the securities off and on whenever you need to browse yourself, and using a circumventor can help keep this straightforward for you.

When you are looking at circumventors, you will find that they can also hide where you have been. When you go through one, it gets significantly harder to track the sites that a certain browser has been using and you will discover that this something that can be quite attractive. If you have an interest in keeping your browsing private and in making sure that your family or your co-workers can’t get into your private affairs, you will find that the use of circumventors can be quite important.

As you can see, the benefits for using circumventors can be immense; now you just need to find one that works! When you start looking, you will find that there are quite a lot out there, so make sure that you find one that will meet your needs. Are your interests in simply making sure that people can’t see where you have been, or are you more concerned about getting to sites that might have otherwise been blocked? This can tell you what kind of circumventor you are looking for.

In the first place, you may be interested to know that there are some circumventors which are very subtle. Some circumventors function in the background quite well; for instance there is an add-on on the Firefox browser that allows you to do all of your browsing through a circumventor. You will find that you can easily download this application and forget about it, and you will also find that this can be very convenient for you. You will also find that there are a number of different options that will allow you to simply type a website into a web form and pull it up.

You will find that doing a simple search on a good search engine will give you plenty of different circumventors to work with, but keep in mind the fact that you need to filter for the ones that will be most handy to you. Remember to think about what your needs are when it comes to security or convenience. There are plenty of them out there, but remember that they are not all intended for the same thing. Choosing the one that is right for your needs is quite important.

When you are looking at making sure that you get the right result in your search for a good circumventor, remember to first assess your needs and then to find a circumventor that will meet it.

December 3, 2008 Posted by | Online Security | , , , | Leave a comment

What Are Circumventors?

A circumventor is a means by which blocking policies are “gone around”. Oftentimes, blocking policies are implemented with proxy servers, and circumventors themselves are also proxy servers.

A circumventor is a website page; it encounters a blocked site and “goes around it” or circumvents it by directing it to an unblocked site, so that the user can then view the blocked material. For example, circumventor elgooG was a way in which China’s users could use Google after it had been blocked in that country. This particular type of circumventor, though, goes around only one block, while most circumventors unblock more than one site.

A circumventor can also let unauthorized people such as children or students access sites blocked to them, such as pornography, social networking, messaging programs, and so on. In fact, they are relatively sophisticated such that even as filters are implemented to block unauthorized people from accessing these sites, circumventors pop up that will allow them to go around the blocking software. In some cases, nonetheless, the filter can still intercept traffic going to the circumventor so that administrators can see what unauthorized users are visiting, even if they can actually access them when they shouldn’t be.

Adults and other people who have been blocked from a particular website can also use a circumventor to see this material.

Circumventors can also be used to access material that is country-specific. This lets people from other countries use that information. For example, some webcasts and other types of media are restricted by country, and circumventors let other countries see this information even though it’s been blocked.

Using circumventors is usually pretty safe, except for some circumventor sites run by third parties that can’t be trusted. These sites have intentions to steal personal information, which of course makes them unsafe. Therefore, a good policy to have is that you shouldn’t run personal information such as passwords or credit card numbers through a website that’s been circumvented, just to be safe.

In addition, most schools and other office spaces restrict the online services and websites they use to their particular population. Circumventors do bypass censors in computers, but many sites that have been blocked by these organizations are deemed frivolous, such as social networking sites.

Proxy Web servers have become more sophisticated so that users can encrypt data or links coming from or going to other Web servers. This means that users can access websites that have been blocked previously.

One type of web proxy is called a CGI Proxy. These websites let users access a particular site through them. They are used in CGI or PHP format so that proxy functionality is more easily implemented. These proxies can allow access to websites that schools or corporations have blocked. They also usually hide a user’s IP address from the websites they access, so that they have some anonymity attached to them.

Anonymous proxy servers can be a risk to those using them because any data being sent has to pass through the proxy server before it goes to the service, usually unencrypted. Therefore, if a particular service has a malicious intent, your personal information or credit card data, for example, can be captured by these services and therefore put you at risk for identity theft or worse.

In addition, because proxies often don’t give personal information about the user, oftentimes, activities or the origins can be hidden. That said, intermediate proxy “hops” often do contain traces of information that can eventually lead back to the user him- or herself. Therefore, it behooves one to know what proxies are being used on your site.

In short, you should be very careful if you use proxy servers and only use those that you know have integrity, where you know the administrator can be known and trusted. Never use proxy servers you’re not sure of. If you must use a proxy server you’re not sure of, never submit personal information such as passwords or credit card numbers through it.

Because of proxy risks, you may find yourself being blocked from sites just as a matter of course, but this is more an inconvenience than an actual risk. Be aware of proxy risks and use circumventors wisely.

September 17, 2008 Posted by | Online Security | , | Leave a comment