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What is a SOCKS proxy?

I am having a hard time understanding what a SOCKS proxy really is. I have been searching on Google, but so far, most websites compare SOCKS with an HTTP proxy, but they do not explain in detail what ...
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Is it safe to browse the web through an SSH SOCKS5 connection to an untrusted proxy?

I have established an SSH tunnel to an untrusted machine: ssh -N -D 12345 john@example.com Next, I set up Firefox's connection settings to use the SSH tunnel by setting the SOCKS host to 127.0.0.1, ...
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PHP socks proxy with no port opening

let's say i have file apache file access on a webserver, but due to firewall rules etc, i can't connect to ssh and can't open a port. Is there a way to do this exactly this : create a socks proxy on ...
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I use VPN+Socks5 proxy for torrents in Utorrent. What is the security risk?

So my setup is essentially MyPC -> VPN Server -> Remote SOCKS Server in Utorrent -> Destination torrent swarm The VPN server is a well known "no-logs" provider, the country is the ...
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Socks5 proxy: Danger of MITM malicious injection wget/ httrack?

I occasionally use HTTrack or wget on Linux to clone and archive websites for offline viewing. I use proxychains and a random socks5 proxy I find in those proxy lists on the Internet. The websites I ...
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What's the point in a proxy server authorizing/authenticating clients?

I've implemented a SOCKS5 proxy library, but I just don't get the point of authenticating (or encrypting) connections, which the RFC (1928) seemed pretty adamant about. Isn't anonymity the whole idea ...
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Is the same key used for Authorization and Encryption? (SSH Tunnel)

I am a bit confused on how SSH encryption works. From reading this question, I see you can use a private key to authenticate with the -i flag. I also know think that SSH encrypts data using ...
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How does proxylist sites discover new proxy?

I always got proxies from proxylist websites but I never asked me how these sites discover new proxy. So how?
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2ip.io/privacy/ and 'Defining tunnel (two way ping)' on SOCKS5 proxy

I was able to setup my first proxy server on Ubuntu 14 using danted. However, when I visit 2ip.io/privacy/ and run their privacy test, they return: Defining tunnel (two way ping) found This is ...
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Telegram: Security risks for a user of using third-party socks5 proxy?

If a user decides to use a third-party SOCKS5 proxy for his Telegram client, what are possible security risks for the user? Specifically if the proxy suggests using the same login and password for ...
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Is SOCKS5 credentials are safe during authentication on proxy server

I've read several tutorials, but not totally sure. If I'll set up my own SOCKS5 proxy server on VPS, configure it to use username and password. Will this credentials be safe while authentication on ...
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Shadowsocks: Doesn't communication with just one server look suspicious to the GFW?

From what I understand, Shadowsocks masks SOCKS5 traffic as HTTPS traffic, so that the GFW cannot detect it by packet inspection. Shadowsocks can be installed on my own server, naturally. For usage, I ...
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How Travel Site like Tripadvisor, Airbnb track their user [duplicate]

How Travel Site like Tripadvisor, Airbnb track their user browser fingerprint, ip address and block them to make a second account from the same computer? Using a Socks/Proxy service, VPN would work to ...
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Would it be safe to connect to a shadowsocks server using rc4-md5 encryption?

I'm currently using a shadowsocks client on my PC to connect to a remote shadowsocks proxy server using rc4-md5 encryption and wondering if it is safe to do so. Would the server intercept my data ...
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How can an attacker sniff a password with SOCKS5 proxy?

Do I have to fear a local man-in-the-middle attacker while entering password with tor? Say a victim is connecting to Facebook with tor Browser. How would an attacker build a man-in-the-middle ...
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Is it possible to have a man in the middle with SOCK5?

If I am entering a password in facebook.com, an attacker in my subnet can build a man-in-the-middle attack with arpspoof and nat iptables rules by turning my HTTPS connections into HTTP and get my ...
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Can my isp see my sock5 proxy traffic?

I browse the internet/ connect via rdp computers via a sock5 proxy. I use proxifier to do this and I set it so that it handles dns requests via the proxy. I am sure there are no dns leaks. Can my ...
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Any way to get high quality live proxies other than buying them from a website?

Free & public proxies are not safe when transmitting sensitive info, but even if they were are much too slow. I can't purchase due a potential security risk. I looked into and tried proxy ...
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Cmd traceroute not being affected by VPN configuration

I am using a virtual private server in combination with SOCKS5 proxy, which in essence provides the same functionality as VPN. When I connect and check my public IP, it shows the location of the ...
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Why is it dangerous to socksify a whole system?

Today, I configured my browser to use a ssh/SOCKS5 proxy setup to keep my web traffic confidential even when browsing from insecure networks (e.g. a public WLAN hotspot). I was then thinking that it ...