When it comes to Networking or the Internet many things related to security prompts into everyone’s mind. First question that comes to our mind is…
Is it secure to visit this particular website? Hope this website does not cause any harm to my device by installing unwanted thing or is giving any information on website secure or not? Apart from these security questions one of the most important question is whether our IP secured or it can be misused by someone which is a cyber crime?
This is an important thing to know as there are some fraud websites or scams which may configure your Public IP Address and misuse it. It’s not always true but it may happen so this serious problem needs to be sorted out. One of the solutions to this serious problem is to hide your Public IP Address.
What is a Public IP Address?
Whenever we connect our device to the Internet a Public IP Address will be given to our device which helps in sending and receiving data over the network. This public IP is not permanent and it changes every time you connect to the internet which is different from the permanent IP address that is assigned to your machine.
This public IP is stored on the servers while surfing over the Internet which leaves its trails on the servers about your internet activities. This Public IP Address could be used by the sniffers to inject some irrelevant data to your device without the user’s knowledge or misuse your IP address. To keep your device safe and secure from such kind of sniffers it is better to hide your public IP from others and work over the network being anonymous which helps in leaving no traces of your internet activities.
How to hide your Public IP Address?
One can make use of Anonymous Proxy Server which helps in hiding your Public IP from others on the net. It acts like a bridge between your network and the rest of the networks. This Anonymous Server makes requests to other servers on your behalf and receives the rendered information and transfers you the requested data. Thus the IP of the Proxy Server will be tracked by the network and your Public IP will be completely secured.
Some of the software tools to hide your IP address
Anonymous Proxy Server which could be paid or free, generally paid ones are faster than the free proxies i.e. paid one allow faster access than the unpaid ones. Hotspot Shield, Spotflux, IP Hider, Fast Hide IP, Easy Hide IP, Real Hide IP are some of the software tools to increase your privacy on the internet.
IP can also be hidden using the encryption policies that encrypts your IP address and makes it difficult for the sniffers to misuse your IP. We will know more about Encryption of IP in our next article.