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Should I Use Passwords On My Elite Proxy?

27/10/2009 10:39

If you have your own Elite Proxy then something that is vital to know about is security. Having to constantly enter usernames and passwords when changing IPs can be tiring but should not be neglected. Proxy servers are machines out in the open on the internet and therefore can potentially be accessed by anyone. However, some may think that finding the IP of your proxy server is next to impossible due to the large amount of other machines and IPs on the internet. In this day and age there are a multitude of tools that can make IP scanning a very simple process and allow someone to scan thousands and thousands of IPs in a very short time. For this reason it is strongly suggested that you ALWAYS use a login and password on your proxy server. If someone else gains access to your proxy server then you can be held liable for any damages that they do through the use of it. Instead of not using a password, look to use software the can save usernames and passwords for the IP ports on your proxy to save time. Use these instead as they will achieve what you want (speeding up the login process) but also alow you to retain the high level of security that your Elite Proxy requires.