Why Not to Start using CGI Proxy sites?

´╗┐Why Not to Start using CGI Proxy sites?

Everyone now these days is concerned with protecting their personal information form prying eyes on the web. With the continuing increase cases of stealing personal web identities, many people have been misdirected about what information needs to be hidden on line and the best way to achieve a more secure Internet environment. One of the most common ideas is that when you start using cgi proxy sites the security level increases.

CGI Proxy sites work by very quickly and effectively relaying web page request for users to web sites and back. The CGI Proxy script relays your information without ever revealing exactly who you are. So you are anonymous to the web site you are visiting. This is done in a near seamless manor with the user only seeing a small advertising bar on top of the page. This information is going in both directions with the web site server talking to the server hosting the CGI proxy site. The website server does not know your location (IP address), browser type, language settings, cannot set cookies on your computer and Javascripts may be restricted.

What most users do not realize is that the cgi proxy server keeps a log of all the activity including web pages visited, user names, passwords, addresses, credit card numbers or anything else a person enters in in the web pages surfed through a cgi proxy. This treasure of data is exactly what people want to hide on the Internet but by using a CGI Proxy site you have just delivered the information to the CGI Proxy site owwner.

In 99% of cases the web site being visited should be more reliable and secure than a web based cgi proxy service. For example visiting Yahoo mail from a new fast running CGI Proxy site, Yahoo is less likely to criminally use provided information collected from its websites combined with the knowledge of your location and browser type than a small website operator hosting a free CGI Proxy script. While logging into your yahoo account and not revealing your location (IP) to yahoo may sound positive, the price you pay is sharing all of your information including passwords with the CGI proxy site owner.

Credit card information, addresses, contacts or any other information entered on a web form while surfing pages through a CGI Proxy site are also available in the server logs. Don’t take the unneeded risk with your personal information, DO NOT USE WEBBASED CGI PROXY SITES FOR ANONYMITY.

CGI Proxy sites do have evolved into a leading way to bypass network website filters that block specific sites. just be sure that you know the risk involved in checking your hotmail from work or looking at your myspace profile at school. This is a leading source of hijacked profiles for these sites.