We were able to do this in only one day; the problem is: how many of you think that government, intelligence services, the bad guys aren’t doing the same on the Internet? The question is how many of you think that only one of those proxy servers on the Internet is secure? No one? I mean the server that is not going to infect you or collect your data. It’s the one you run; it’s not an anonymous proxy server, it’s yours.
In the end, using a proxy server on the Internet is a very bad idea, but we got thousands and thousands of web pages on the Internet, same people: “If you want to be anonymous, use a proxy server on the Internet.” We are going to have this problem for a long time. So, don’t use it.
Some protection, of course. This is a man-in-the-middle schema, in which you decide to be hacked, because you configure your web browser to use that man-in-the-middle, that proxy server, so you have to think twice whether it’s worth it – to be using that proxy server.
And certainly, the problem is with TOR networks, but right now we’re getting more news about rogue TOR nodes on the Internet than about fake proxy servers on the Internet, and I don’t know why. And of course, after using this kind of services, if you have to do this for whatever reason you have, take care and clean all the information that you downloaded from the Internet. Take special care with that machine. If it’s possible, use a new virtual machine and burn it out after using, throw it to the trash, wherever you want. And, of course, VPNs are not a silver bullet, because in this case we were able to discover a lot of people connecting to our personal VPN to be outside of the network in which they were connecting, and then from the VPN connect to our proxy server, and in the end it’s possible to infect the client in any case. So, take care of it.
Thank you very much!