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Originally Posted by chscag View Post
Rather than using a proxy server (which would work), I suggest looking into utilizing a Virtual Private Network instead. (VPN) There are several which are free for non business use and would protect, hide, your IP address. Do some Googling and at the same time get an understanding on how a VPN works.
Hi! I am weeding through google and getting most of my questions answered. The main concern I have (and forgive my ignorance)-does using a VPN open my computer up to potential security risks? I know this is silly- but can it allow tracking of passwords, account numbers, etc. I am looking at StrongVPN right now, but am stressing a bit over the reviews. A bunch of positive ones, then there are some that say the VPN slows them down to dial-up speed. Dial-up speed is bad. I know there will be negative reviews with every product, but am wondering if anyone has a recommendation on a VPN they use and like?
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