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Amount of ID Protection from Proxy?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by petemartet, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. petemartet

    petemartet Newbie

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    Hi:
    I use a proxy switch/service primarily use it for posting reviews on Amazon which I do in a separate user name on my computer. My question is, if I use dropbox that shares files with the rest of my computer and my laptop, can Amazon somehow connect more than one identity based on other files I might have open or the fact that I'm using the same computer or does the separate accounts I sign in for and using different proxy servers protect against that?
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  2. The Doctor

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    can they? yes. are they doing it? probably not.
     
  3. petemartet

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    I suspect you're right. Is there any way to make that foolproof [ex. not using the dropbox] or pretty much no matter what I do [given I'm very much an amateur], if they wanted to they could connect the dots?
     
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    i really don't think you have anything to worry about. just make sure you clear cookies/cache/whatever private browsing data in between posting and logging into any of your personal accounts. that might not even be necessary depending on how you're posting.
     
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    yes, I have been doing that [I read enough posts here to know that much]. thanks!
     
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    A proxy hides оnly things that're specifically told to route thrоugh that IP, whereаѕ а VPN covers everything.
     
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    I have a VPN Pro Account from Hide My Ass; so that sounds like that may offer the protection needed?
     
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    a proxy can too if you have the right software (proxycap).
     
  9. richboy121

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    yeah he is right proxy can too if you have the right software (proxycap).

    very true