How Can I Use Remote SSH To Protect My Web Surfing?

There are several programs that power computer users can use to protect their web surfing activities.

The programs are diverse in their abilities and are pretty effective for hiding a person’s identity while surfing.

This is as long as someone who has connections, such as the police or a federal agency, is not really looking too deep into their activities.

Some people who try to hide their identity are looking for more than just privacy while surfing the web.

They are also looking for encrypted protection of their data while they surf.

protect your web surfing with remote ssh

Remote SSH Protection

If you use a remote SSH session to transfer data then you can get the best of both worlds.

Let’s get into this a little bit more –

Using SSH to surf the web discreetly as well as protected requires two different steps.

The first step is to have a web server that you own.

When I say own, I mean that you have control over.

It can be a leased  server as well.

The important thing is that you have root access.

Other people can have root access but only if you trust them.

If just anyone is able to access the internals of the server, then this fact will make the rest of the discussion, null and void.

So after you have a remote server with root access on it, set up a SSH server.

Now as long as the machine that you use has SSH on it, you will be able to talk to that remote server.

After the SSH is set up, now it is time to set a proxy to use.

You can either use the server that the remote SSH is set up on, or you can use a third party proxy.

Once you have the proxy set up, you can now start to surf in at least partial discretion while at the same time being secured and encrypted.

No matter what, the data is going to be routed from that proxy, to your SSH server and then back to you.

You must keep in mind that you can still leave traces of information, that can come back to you.

This technique is only used for people who would like to visit a web site partially anonymous and safe at the same time.

If you are looking to do 100% complete anonymous activities on the Internet then this technique is not for you.

It will be a hard for you to find any technique that offers that much protection.

The SSH program is a remarkable program.

It can also let you tunnel through any firewall if you are on the inside of the network.

There are a lot of things that you can do with the program.

If you are looking for a protected web session, then SSH is your best bet.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.


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