anonymous proxy


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anonymous proxy

A server that functions as a relay between the user and a destination website. It hides the IP address of the user's machine from the website and may provide encryption on the user side. Many organizations create their own anonymous proxy servers, and there are public access anonymous proxy servers on the Internet that can be used by anyone. See Tor, anonymous Web surfing, onion routing and Web bug.
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Moreover, some online pornographers are taking extra measures to prevent detection, such as using file-sharing networks and encrypted web pages, anonymous proxy servers, using stolen credit cards (Mueller 2006; Luders, 2007), and traveling to foreign countries to abuse children (Mueller, 2006).
Anonymous proxy servers are easy to use, and many are free, requiring no registration or identifying information from the end user.
Then, all of a sudden, I'm logging in five times a day using a Mac running Safari from Iowa using what appears to be an anonymous proxy, and I set up a bunch of ACH transfers.