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Are Proxies Safe To Run On My Main PC?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by prospect7, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. prospect7

    prospect7 Regular Member

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    Aren't 95% of proxies just a server opened up by hackers hoping that people connect and use them so they can steal your passwords, info etc..?

    I think proxies can also be found by scanning peoples servers for open ports.

    I'm wondering about proxy safety and if its OK for me to run proxies through my main PC, I'm not going to catch some nasty shit or get my passwords stolen am I?

    Sorry about the newb question but I'm a bit concerned if I should only run the proxies on a 2nd PC with a 2nd internet connection.

    Thanks
     
  2. fear91

    fear91 Regular Member

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    Proxies may be also a honeypot for catching pedos and all those sick fucks...
     
  3. RedPhoenix

    RedPhoenix Newbie

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    When you're doing extra legal activities, I'd suggest doing so from within a VM that doesn't have any of your personal crap on it.
     
  4. prospect7

    prospect7 Regular Member

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    For example, if I want to load proxies into scrapebox can I get a virus or some asshole trying to connect to my PC remotely?
     
  5. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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