How to Hide Your IP Address with a Proxy Server

Proxies can be quicker to use than a VPN for specific applications, like web browsers or torrent clients. Both services will hide your true IP address, but a VPN is slowed down because it encrypts all data through a VPN network, while a proxy just acts as a middleman for fetching and returning requests from a server on your behalf. When speed is needed, go proxy. A proxy hides your IP address but leaves behind some breadcrumbs, because most proxies have a cache system that will log browser history, passwords, and other data. There are some encryption options with proxies, but they aren't very... more

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