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Secure Browsing: Proxies, VPNs, and the Tor Browser

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In today’s world, where internet security is a matter of great concern, one needs to know about terms like proxies, VPNs and Tor, which are all great tools that help guard one’s privacy online and also help ensure better security. The basic thing that these tools provide is anonymity to the user. Though it’s one common thing that these three tools provide, there are differences. Let’s examine different aspects pertaining to proxies, VPNs and Tor:

Proxy

You use a proxy when you are gaining information from any source online, to prevent that source from gaining information from you or about you. Thus a proxy prevents the stealing of information like IP address, contacts, the websites you visit, etc.

The proxy acts like a third-party client that receives the browser request from you and then passes it on to the target server. The response is directed to the proxy, which then forwards the data back to you in the same manner.

Proxies are also used to block websites and...(continued)

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