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Basically the same as the title. I'm looking for the best way to be invisible on the net, or... make anything that can link to me invisible. VPN or Proxy? Whichever, i'd appreciate a short (or long) explanation of why you choose VPN or Proxy.

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SSH your traffic instead.

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VPN and SSH are safe, as Tor has been known to be readable. https://wiki.torproject.org/noreply/TheOnio...emainingAttacks

TOR exit nodes can be monitored for your traffic and read figure out who you are and what sites and people you are talking to while using it.

Also, if its not a proxy on your machine that you ssh'd or vpn'd into, then whats to stop the user who runs the proxy from reading your packets? I used to think Phproxy was nice(for your own machine it is) but running it from some one elses website, the user could be harvesting passwords, cookies, etc from the visitors to their site. Same goes for any other proxy services you know nothing about.

If using it just for somthing like bypassing video from other countries that restrict you, then yeah, go for it, but if you are going to do ANYTHING that involves passwords and logins, account info,etc, then only do it from your own machine while home, not remotely. For surfing in coffee shops, VPN or SSH into your home machine. Avoid proxies you know nothing about.

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There's been reports of FBI and other 3 lettered agencies setting up honeypots over Tor networks to catch users breaking the law.

I'd recommend VPN or even better a SSH tunnel.

Using SSH or VPN doesnt hide what you are doing online. It only encrypts the connection between your client machine and whatever server you are connecting to. Just like TOR, ssh and vpn traffic can be monitored on the server side(exit node) it just looks like its coming from the server instead of the client. So if you are at a coffee shop and connect to your home vpn or ssh tunnel you are protecting yourself somewhat from being monitored at the coffee shop but all your tunneled traffic just looks like its coming from your home server.

Probably the best way to obfuscate your internet presense is to use a combination of tor + some type of cgi or php proxy.

tor is still your best bet for being invisibleish on the interwebs...

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if your malilcious then your best bet is to use a botnet or proxy-chaining infected computers

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it just looks like its coming from the server instead of the client. So if you are at a coffee shop and connect to your home vpn or ssh tunnel you are protecting yourself somewhat from being monitored at the coffee shop but all your tunneled traffic just looks like its coming from your home server.

Thats why I ssh into several websites and tunnel through them instead of my home machine.

As for botnets, you still have to connect to them to control them, putting yourself in the loop at some point. If anyone here had a botnet, they wouldn't have asked the question of whats better, ssh or proxy. They should already know the answer to that question.

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If you want to hide your IP, look into proxy servers and from there you can do what is called proxy chains. You might want to read up on that.

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