The biggest fear we all have is our online security. Finding the balance of connecting to others on the world wide web, without giving too much away regarding our personal identity is a challenge. Did you know that every time you reach out to a website or connect with anyone online, your online connection gives your computer “address” to the site/person you’re connecting with.
We do this so that you the other end knows how to send information (a Web page, email, etc.) back to your computer to you.
That address is your public IP address. IP stands for Internet Protocol.
- Your IP address identifies where you are in the world, sometimes to the street level.
- It can be used by websites to block you from accessing their content.
- It ultimately ties your name and home address to your IP address, because someone is paying for an Internet connection at a specific location.
What are some key tools or substitutes?
Proxy Means Substitute
A proxy server lets you go online under a different IP address identity. This is simple just like you order shoes, food and airline tickets online. But the key is to understand how to do it because the end result is when you use a proxy your online requests get rerouted. There are many free options but keep in mind, the free proxy may not be as safe or secure.
For me my personal security is worth investing in to avoid regrets later.
It’s all about understanding what your personal identity is worth, for me online can allure me to choose for free options first. This is where I can land in trouble. The great aspect about online is its, the perfect platform to always do further research to way up my options. Take the time to do this, to avoid compromising your personal security.
I always like to share what’s in my wardrobe, but never give out my personal address in order to achieve this.