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Are your passwords safe when you log in through a proxy server?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by Kampex, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Kampex

    Kampex Newbie

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    Say I used a proxy server to log in to hotmail (or any account). Is my info safe, or will it be saved on whatever server im using?
     
  2. Zak_A

    Zak_A Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Short answer would be no, it's not safe.
    Doesn't necessarily mean it WILL be stolen, but it COULD be easily...
     
  3. CateliseBlanchett

    CateliseBlanchett Registered Member

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    It is absolutely right; but I belief that proxy sellers are very honest and helpful as well. So, don't be panic. However, the fact depends so need to be careful.
     
  4. ShiftySituation

    ShiftySituation Power Member

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    Someone could set up 10 or so proxies used strictly for information sniffing and then say, "Hey BHW, here is 10 free proxies for people to use!". Use free proxies at your own risk.
     
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  5. fiesta

    fiesta Junior Member

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    not if using httpS
     
  6. flibbertigibbet

    flibbertigibbet Regular Member

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    Don't login to your real accounts on a proxy. Period. Not smart. Doesn't matter where you got them from.
     
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    yup - if the page is encrypted, you are safe
     
  8. blackmarket0101

    blackmarket0101 Registered Member

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    Anytime you connect to another computer that you don't have total control over, you are vulnerable to any software that could be on that computer.

    I used to RDC from home to Amsterdam, then from Amsterdam to Korea, then from Korea to proxies for this very reason.

    Granted, I'm a paranoid sob. :p
     
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  10. portalweb

    portalweb Supreme Member Premium Member

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    Yes, that is correct. Still, you need to make sure that the site has https:// (and "locked" yellow padlock symbol on your browser) when entering the username/password that will remains in SSL connection after the authentication is entered, then observe that the 2nd page is remained secure. (https:// and "locked" yellow padlock symbol)

    See the photos here:
    http://proxylist.co/forum/how-use-proxies-web-access-20/using-https-proxies-gmail-yahoo-etc-58/