Browsing or surfing the internet is the activity of opening web pages through the internet. This browsing activity is certainly already commonly done by internet users. Even to do other activities on the internet, some require browsing first, so browsing has become a mandatory activity for internet users.
Talking about the internet, in using it, you must pay attention to the security of the internet itself. Did you know that nowhere on the internet is safe? There are so many threats that can attack suddenly through the internet. Hacking, Cracking, Carding, and other network security breaching activities can cause internet users to no longer be safe using the connection that is being used.
When browsing or using an internet connection for other purposes, the data sent is actually recorded by the server or other receiving device, especially the IP address. This makes the identity of our computer clear and also recognized by the server. There is nothing wrong with letting our identities be read by a global computer network and it is highly recommended that the server be able to record and track the network that is currently or has been accessed. However, the exposed identity can be exploited by internet criminals, especially hackers.
Hackers who are able to hack into networks can take advantage of the identity of exposed network connections for use in criminal activities on the internet. Hackers can use our identity as a disguise for hackers who are in action. What's worse, hackers can steal or copy personal data of internet users. As a result, if the personal data falls into irresponsible hands, it can be very detrimental to internet users.
This requires vigilance from internet users when using an open internet connection so as not to be infiltrated by irresponsible parties. Users can use several methods to surf the internet anonymously or connect to the internet without revealing our real identity in the right way. Here are some ways to connect to the internet and browse anonymously for your security.
Private Browsing Mode
Private browsing mode can be set through browser settings. Users just need to connect to the internet as usual, then open the browser and do the settings. Browsers generally provide this private browsing setting on the main menu, users can search for the option "New Private Window" or "New Incognito Window" or similar options. Start browsing activities by using a new window or tab in the browser.
A proxy is a server or computer system assigned as an intermediary to represent data transfer requests over the internet from other computers. So when a computer is connected to the internet through a proxy, then all data transferred from the internet before entering the computer must go through the proxy server computer first. This makes the connection identity that is read not the identity of the computer but the identity of the proxy server computer. For proxy settings can be done on each software, both browsers and other applications that use an internet connection.
VPN, SSH and the like
VPN (Virtual Private Network) is basically similar to LAN (Local Area Network) but on a larger scale the data utilizes the internet network. Just like a proxy, a computer connected to the internet via a VPN before data enters the user's computer, then the data must pass through the server computer first. While SSH (Secure Shell) is a network connection that transfers data through a secure channel, similar to a VPN, but the data transfer from the server computer to the user is encrypted so that it is more secure.
Browser Add–Ons or Extensions
Add-Ons or Extensions on the browser are additional features that are not included in the default browser installation. There are many browser add-ons and extensions that can be used for anonymous browsing, for example AnonimoX or Mediahint. These Add-Ons or Extensions usually have a basic working system to automatically connect to the proxy server before browsing to the global internet so that users no longer need to bother with proxy settings.
By using a VPS (Virtual Private Server) Windows users can browse freely using a Virtual server computer. Users simply take advantage of the Remote Desktop Connection application and then connect to the VPS server, a window will appear where the user interface is Windows Server operating system running on the VPS server. The use of Windows VPS is generally for hosting, network servers, or for the purpose of running Forex Robots. However, a Windows VPS can also be used like a computer in general, it can install the desired programs, including browsers and other internet software so that it can be used for anonymous browsing.
Anonymous browsing is basically trying not to expose a computer's real identity to the global internet network. Much is done by using a server computer to disguise the identity of the original computer connection. However, anonymous browsing should not be used to open trusted sites. This is because a trusted site such as Paypal of course requires the trust of visitors to tell their real identity, if connected anonymously it can be suspected as a threatening activity and the connection or account may be blocked by the site administrator.