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Why You Shouldn’t Use Fake IPs and Free proxy: Risks and Consequences
by susan
2024-02-02

In the Internet era, online privacy and security have become issues of increasing concern. Some people choose to use fake IPs or free proxies in order to hide their real IP address or access blocked websites. 


However, while this approach may seem convenient, it actually comes with many potential risks and consequences. This article will analyze in detail why fake IPs and free proxies should not be used.


1.What is a fake IP


Fake IP technology is a technique used to gain unauthorized access to a computer. It involves an attacker sending information to a target computer via a fake IP address and making the information appear to come from the real host. Fake IPs can lead to many types of attacks, such as session hijacking, etc. In this attack, the attacker may disrupt the data flow of an established connection to the target computer and re-establish a new connection based on the correct sequence and confirmation numbers.

 

2. What is a free proxy ?


Free proxy refers to a proxy server that can be used without paying. These proxy servers are usually provided by third parties and allow users to hide their real IP address or access blocked websites.

 

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3. Risks of fake IP and free proxys


Security risks: 


When using fake IPs or free proxies, users' network requests will be forwarded through third-party servers. This means that all user data may be intercepted, tampered with or leaked by third parties. In addition, some malicious proxys will also plant malware on user devices, further threatening user security.


Legal Issues:


In many countries and regions, it is illegal to use fake IPs or free proxies to access blocked websites. If users violate the law, they may face serious consequences such as fines and imprisonment. In addition, some free proxy providers may use users' network activities to conduct illegal activities, such as network attacks, spreading malicious information, etc.,


 which may also involve users in legal disputes.


Unstable service quality: 


Free proxies are usually provided by third parties, and their service quality and stability cannot be guaranteed. Users may encounter problems such as slow speeds, unstable connections, and frequent disconnections. In addition, some free proxies will also limit users' access speed, traffic or access time, affecting the user experience.


Privacy leakage: 


Although using fake IPs or free proxies can hide the user’s real IP address, the user’s network activities may still be recorded and analyzed by the proxy server. This means that users’ browsing habits, search history, account information and other private data may be leaked to third parties or used for inappropriate purposes.

 

4. Choose a suitable proxy server


Use a paid proxy:


If users really need to use a proxy server, they can choose a paid proxy. Paid proxies generally provide more stable and secure services and have good after-sales support and refund policies. 


In addition, some paid proxies also provide additional features, such as access control, encrypted transmission, etc., to further enhance user security and privacy protection.


 LunaProxy 's servers are stable, have a large IP pool, wide coverage, are safe and efficient, and are cost-effective. If you have no budget or a low budget, you can try using a free proxy server. Users should choose servers in different countries or regions according to their own needs.

 

5.in conclusion


To sum up, there are many risks and consequences of using fake IPs and free proxies, including security risks, legal issues and unstable service quality. To protect their online privacy and security, users should avoid using these unsafe online tools. Instead, choose safer and more stable alternatives.




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