Tuesday, 10 June 2014

3 Ways To Access Blocked Websites And Secure Yourself Online

Have you ever come across this message? Even if you haven't, chances are that you just might someday. This occurs when you try to access a blocked website. A website may be blocked by your ISP or by some WEB MONITORING programs that may be used in school, office, college or a cafe.

Also, whenever you are browsing online, your IP address which is a unique address for your device is tracked and noted down in web servers. Anyone might be able to track your exact location using just your ip address.

But, do not worry!!! There are ways to get around such things. I will teach you three foolproof methods by which you can browse online without a trace and even access blocked websites. They are :

1. Proxy-Servers

Chances are you've heard of a proxy server, but you may not understand how it works. A proxy server can be considered to be a middle man that connects your computer and the internet. Its functions will process all the requests you make, save all the files that you download, and essentially perform all the tasks you want to perform on the Internet. 

Some trusted proxy servers :

N.B. : The anonymizer site is in russian. You can easily translate it to english by Right-clicking and Selecting Translate to English option in Google Chrome.

2. Virtual Private Network

Once you connect to a VPN service a secure internet connection is established between your internet service provider and VPN's internet service provider. Everything you do online is 'encrypted' and essentially anonymous; anyone trying to break into your internet connection to steal sensitive data (e.g. on public Wifi networks) will not be able to because your web traffic is securely hidden. Websites you visit, usernames and passwords used to login to websites, people you talk to online, and files you download and share will be out of sight by third-parties trying to monitor your online usage and potentially steal sensitive information from you.
Not only is your online traffic anonymized, your online identity in the form of an 'IP address' is also hidden. Your IP address is essentially your 'online fingerprint' and identification to the rest of the online world. Your IP address can tell people and websites your physical location and which internet service provider you are using. You wouldn't show your identity to a random person in the street, so why would you reveal your online identity and location to potentially millions of online strangers?
In short : 
 > It creates tunnel so it's safe
 > Faster than Proxy Servers
 > It's safe because it does not keep any kind of logs. 
 > Even if it keeps, it can keep max up to 15 mins.

Free VPN's :
Purchase -  www.nvpn.net or hidemyass.com/vpn/

3. Tor

Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.
Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location.

Download the latest version of Tor Bundle from here http://www.torproject.org.in/download/download-easy.html.en

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