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Are transparent & distorted proxies sufficient for making money?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by Abominator, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Abominator

    Abominator Newbie

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    I would use anonymous proxies but they're incredibly slow and most of the time don't even work. Or maybe I'm just using the wrong ones, but that's basically my experience with them.

    Are transparent and/or distorted proxies sufficient for staying under the radar when making money from affiliate networks?
     
  2. MrDetails

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    I wouldn't trust them, or anonymous proxies to be honest just because they are out of your control and can change from anonymous to transparent at any time.
    I personally use Tor, but you could also buy a premium anonymous proxy which are much more reliable and faster.
     
  3. HoNeYBiRD

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    you can make money with them, but they can also cost you more than that at the same time, why? have you ever heard of honeypot proxies?

    "more and more "fake proxies" (honeypot proxies) being set up by different individuals/companies/groups/ISPs left and right. What basically is done is a proxy is set up on a machine, then the details (IP + PORT) are distributed to the known proxy sources, where it finally blends in with other "usable" sources. Then, the proxy appears to be anonymous when scanned, appears to be anonymous when used, but really isn't. It either logs your activity (a big no no), forwards your actual IP to the webservers, forwards your ip when you use web based email services, and so on"....they can access your computer through these honeypots...they can do whatever they want

    never trust in a public proxy even if it tends to be anonymous!
     
  4. Abominator

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    So you're saying I'm better off paying for a proxy service? Are there any you recommend?
     
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    there are many trustable service providers here, i don't know what do you want to do exactly with the proxies
    cloakfish could be a good option, if you don't want to do anything fancy with your proxies (like craigslist posting), its owner (justone) is a member here, he owns seo-proxies as well, but you can try several other services, like proxybonanza or packetflip
     
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