SSL Proxy Server Keeps Browsing Safe from Monitors

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idcloak launches its SSL proxy browser, a security tool that protects users from government surveillance, hackers and web trackers.

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Pubic WiFi has never been so unsafe

idcloak’s latest release of an SSL proxy server gives users instant protection against hackers, government monitors and corporate tracking. The proxy page, which resembles a search engine, allows the user to establish an encrypted connection to a remote server which then retrieves website content on their behalf, making their browsing completely anonymous.

Robin Welles, senior web researcher at idcloak, points at several applications for this free internet protection service, “The most obvious function the SSL proxy performs is to raise a barrier against government surveillance. The user can select a server outside their own country and their browsing will then be carried out discretely from that point. All data is shepherded back over a secure connection with encrypted URLs so even targeted monitors are unable to see what was accessed. In a similar way, the proxy will also protect against tracking technologies used by sites themselves for marketing. They will only see the proxy server’s activity, not the user’s.”

The new service also fulfills security roles that Welles insists are indispensable in the modern internet landscape, “Pubic WiFi has never been so unsafe. Some Android-based WiFi hacking software allows piggy-back rides into https-protected Facebook and email accounts. The only way we can view personal accounts safely through public WiFi connections is by putting up a secondary layer of encryption. That’s what our SSL Proxy provides.”

The proxy service, which requires no downloads or login to use, is administered by Dallas-based idcloak Technologies, whose work depends heavily on earning the public’s trust as a protector of their privacy. “The trust element is immensely important to us. If you are using a proxy to secure and anonymize your internet use, you need to know those in charge of its servers are dependable. That’s why we are working hard to demonstrate we know and care about privacy protection. It was a question of ethics for us way before it became a business.”

To learn more about idcloak’s work in privacy, security and freedom online, visit

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