Monday, February 18, 2008

WEB-BASED CIRCUMVENTION SYSTEMS

Web-based circumvention systems are special web pages that allow users to submit a URL and have the web-based circumventor retrieve the requested web page. There is no connection between the user and the requested website as the circumventor transparently proxies the request allowing the user to browse blocked websites seamlessly. Since the web addresses of public circumventors are widely known, most Internet filtering applications already have these services on their block lists, as do many countries that filter at the national level. Web-based circumvention systems could be a good choice for the users connecting with no trusted out of country contacts, assuming the pages are not yet blocked.

NOTE: Although some may advertise themselves as “anonymous” many web-based circumvention are not. Some may not even be encrypted. It is important to remember that encrypted websites begin with “https” and are signified by the open lock icon in your web
browser moving to the locked position. If you send your web requests unencrypted, they can be easily intercepted any step along the way of transmission, from your home or office router to your ISP.

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