The internet security experts gives us many tips for surfing anonymously on Internet, so that we will not be registering our activity in the network and we will keep our data and our identity protected. In today’s post, we will summarize these tips about anonymous surfing.
Before we tell you what we can do to navigate anonymously on the internet, we explain how you can know our identity and our interaction in the network works. When we use a device connected to the internet, it has an assigned IP address, which reflects the data of the person who contracted the line. The companies that provide these services know who is behind each IP address and record their browsing history i.e. which web pages they visit.
This registers our activity in the network. If we want to preserve our identity and our privacy when browsing, we must do so anonymously. We can use Wi-Fi networks whose owner is not us, but be careful because there are certain operations that are dangerous to perform on a public Wi-Fi network, especially those that require sharing our bank details or sensitive personal data. There are other more accessible ways for anonymous surfing which are as follows;
These are services that allow us to connect to a network without registering our IP address, so there will only be evidence that what we visit online, as our surfing will not be recorded through it making it completely anonymous surfing, so we can remain anonymous. The most important drawback is that it only serves to load webpages and access web services. Among its advantages, we find the facility to access these services, simply by doing a search on Google and we will find many free proxy website.
It works like the previous one but it improves our capacity of browsing since it allows us to use other services. It is also more complicated to configure, as we will need to know some data of the proxy server as its IP address and port and we must configure our browser to be able to access it.
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
It requires the installation of a program that will allow us to access these networks that encrypt the incoming and outgoing communications, so that the servers of the companies do not know the data of the user. Your privacy will depend on your service provider if the provider does not store records or deletes them securely to keep you be anonymous, otherwise we will not be completely invisible.
This is a free software that allows us to connect to a network distributed by servers known as Onion Router which encrypts the communications and anonymizes the identity of the internet user. Knowing the initial and destination IP addresses is very complicated.
All these ways allow us to have anonymous surfing and maintain our anonymity in the network, but we must pay a price for this, including slower speed when surfing and many advertisements.