An Internet Protocol address that is IP address is a numerical label assigned to every device may be computer, tab or mobile connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. An IP address serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing. In simple term to understand, it is like address that identifies the owner of the system online. Anything in our system is not safe without proper security measures.
It may happen that while visiting any website, that website owner or host can trace activities like time of accessing, location from where it is accessed, and the IP address etc. Public IP addresses can be conceal from the majority Internet servers in many circumstances.
We have discussed ways to defend our IP address from potential unsecured activities.
VPN (Virtual Private Network): Using VPN we can defend our data online. VPN does encrypt and divert our traffic via a deferent server secure our data online. Here proxy server also works for protecting our data online, it is an extra feature by which our IP address kept hidden while Internet accesses are are processed. In the market many paid and free VPN services offered online and we may select depending on our requirement.
Router and Firewall: Router transfer the data among the network and firewall check the unauthorized access from outside. It is better to change the administrative password first time and on regular interval. Because, the default password provided by our ISP can be searched online easily.
Anonymous Proxy Server This is a proxy server computer that acts as an intermediary and privacy shield between a client computer and the rest of the Internet. Normally, this server sends request for data on user behalf, through its own IP address instead of users. Thus, the host server would apparently identify the proxy’s IP address.
Tools for Proxies: Many free and paid tools available online which support Proxy Servers. For example switchproxy is a Firefox extension proxy server in the Web browser and automatically toggle between them at regular time gap. We should make settings to private, as a result unknown person cannot call us.