Anonymity can mean different things to different people. In a perfect world, we’d all have some simple method to protect our privacy online, unfortunately it takes knowledge and finances for complete anonymity. The reality is that few of us have the time or the resources to dedicate to the effort. For a reasonable level of privacy of course, a decent VPN which can encrypt your connection and hide your location is a pretty good compromise. However this still only protects a single identity and there is the possibility of tracing your connection with enough effort and resources.
Yet there are now affordable ways of protecting your connection even more plus giving you the ability to enable multiple digital identities if required. It’s not quite the same as owning your own network of super fast, highly secure proxies for your private use only but it’s not far off. Here we explain the concept of using a network of rotating private proxies, for more in depth information – http://residentialip.net/choosing-the-best-rotating-proxies/
The fundamental problem of course with using a proxy is that just like us, the default is to have a single IP address. Which means that although we’re adding an extra step, there’s still a potential link from a single proxy to our device. For people who need multiple identities or need to ensure their link is completely secure then this is clearly unsuitable.
Some of the best VPN providers have circumvented this by using software to rotate their connections through different servers. This makes you connection much more secure and it makes your ISP logs look much more natural too. If you use a single VPN or proxy then even if your logs are encrypted, all data will be transferred between two specific network locations – it’s pretty easy to spot a VPN or proxy is being used.
The next step in the quest to enable individuals to operate through multiple individual accounts requires lots of IP addresses and potentially loads of servers too. This get’s costly but there is a method which can eliminate much of this cost.
So how do you create a network that can offer multiple identities without thousands of servers and IP addresses. This is what’s needed for example if you’re doing certain tasks online and need to scale them up. For example many entrepreneurs use private proxies to post multiple adverts, create and manage multiple social network accounts and other simple tasks. Yet there are lots of requirements in order to do this, which include making the connections look completely natural.
Many of the websites they are using look out for abnormal behavior and as such it is important that these proxies are configured to prevent detection. Most websites don’t like the use of proxies simply because it puts a protective barrier between themselves and their customers/users.
There are several ways in which websites will look for these multiple identities:
- Queries from suspicious locations
- Multiple queries from same addresses
- Duplicate enquiries from identical web browsers
Now we’ve established that to have hundred of uniquely configured proxies with an individual IP address assigned is going to cost a awful lot of money. So actually what people use is a small number of proxies which have the ability to switch between configurations and IP addresses automatically. This essentially allows a pool of identities to be accessible remotely from a single proxy server, which obviously drastically reduces the price.
These proxies can be configured with all sorts of identities from all sorts of location all of which can be allocated automatically, For example they can be configured with pools of IP addresses from different country, one minute they would be configured with an Irish IP address and then the next with a UK one – switching the identity seamlessly.