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How do I prevent my work from spying on my web surfing?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by kaytemp, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. kaytemp

    kaytemp Newbie

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    I understand that proxy services can prevent the sites you visit from discovering your IP, but I'm more interested in preventing my work/office from logging/discovering my web surfing details. Do these proxy services do that as well? I've read this forum a bit but haven't found discussion from this view point. Is a proxy service that also encrypts everything required?

    I'm looking to understand exactly what type of service I need and maybe suggestions for a few good providers. Again, I'm surfing regular websites - espn, facebook, etc - but want to keep my work from knowing any details of my surfing.

    thanks in advance
     
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    kentabg Registered Member

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    Exactly what @kentabg said.

    In your case using a proxy isn't really a solution, since all your traffic is still intercepted and probably logged by your employers own proxy and/or routers. You need a VPN connection that encrypts your traffic, so your employers don't see anything.
     
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    just go setup ultravnc on your home pc...
    then set it up at work... connect to your home pc and browse from your home pc... they wont see shit.
     
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    Use TOR. Configure it to do a one-node route to keep your speed and configure it to only use exit points in your country (since that will also be your entry point in one-node mode). This should give you near-normal speed. You will have a different external IP like a proxy AND all traffic from your PC to the tor-node is encrypted, so nobody can see what you are sending to the tor node. If you want more anonimity use more nodes and use in-private browsing to avoid being identified by cookies.
     
  6. kaytemp

    kaytemp Newbie

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    thanks for the responses.

    Haven't set up a vpn before - do I have to have admin account access to setup vpn access from the work computer? Hope not because I don't have admin rights.

    If encryption to TOR hides everything from work, doesn't a paid proxy with encryption do the same?