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Are proxies traceable ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by maxlinks, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. maxlinks

    maxlinks Junior Member

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    by using proxies can you eventually be traced back to your original IP address ? someone mentioned that even if you hide yourself through proxies your DNS request will still point back to you ? can some one explain ? I want to be 100% anonymous but someone claims proxies can easily be traced >
     
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    fxphil Senior Member

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    Yes you can trace them. It can be easy or hard depending on how much information you have on the proxy.
     
  3. Autumn

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    Yes and no...

    If the proxy isn't "elite" then sometimes your real IP can be included in some http headers which are added by the proxy eg. X_FORWARDED_FOR.

    If the proxy is in a vulnerable jurisdiction (like the US) then the owner of the proxy might be subpoenaed and their logs would contain your real IP address.

    For DNS requests it all depends on what your client is and how it is configured. For example, if you're using a SOCKS proxy with Firefox then the relevant setting in about:config is network.proxy.socks_remote_dns which is set to "yes" by default (ie. DNS lookups go through your SOCKS proxy by default). However the target site doesn't see your DNS lookup; only the DNS server that you query will sees your DNS request.

    There's also the possibility that a proxy will fail or change its status part way through your session. You might test a proxy and find it to be high anonymity; then you start using it, and it switches to transparent status part way through, revealing your IP even though you don't realize it.

    There are also honeypot proxies out there designed to catch people doing dodgy stuff.
     
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  4. SilverSultan

    SilverSultan Regular Member

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    There are many ways to cloak and hide your self in the internet mate, proxys are just part of it, just google and read a bit to understand more,
     
  5. egategat

    egategat Newbie

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    Anything in the internet can be trace as long as there is a server logs...but it is expensive.
     
  6. thetvnun

    thetvnun Power Member

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    to be truly secure you must chain your proxies. 4-5 should be fine. there are many tutorials on youtube for it. - "proxy chaining".
     
  7. KREAM

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    good info. thanks
     
  8. Mutikasa

    Mutikasa Power Member

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    What happens if you make proxy chain but not like 1>2>3>4>5
    but like 1>2>3>2>3>4>5
    or triangle 1>2>3>4>2>3>4>5
    or whatever
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    how do logs look like in that way? do they all log same connections at the same time and create some kind of proxy chain loop?
     
  9. SuperLinks

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    Piss of the wrong agency and it likely won't matter....

    But, if that's the sort of shit your doing, this likely isn't the board for you anyways.

    At the end of the day, unless you know your shit, proxies are traceable.