Hi all,

i'm a newbie to security, not PC's in general. So don't be afraid to get technical.

I have seen many websites suggesting hackers use proxies to be anonymous online and that your average user could even be using a proxy.

The question i have is: programs like IP Hider Platinum are a joke in my experience, they rarely work properly and some web based proxy servers have been known to keylog users to steal data.

How can you ensure the proxy you're using is safe?

Look forward to some answers.