What Is an Open Proxy?

January 23, 2023

An open proxy is a proxy server accessible by the general public without any security regulations or connection rules. Open proxies are often used to run virtual private networks (VPNs), allowing users to mask their IP address from a public web server. The downside of using an open proxy is that all connections are treated equally, regardless of the type of traffic that comes through, including malicious and illegal content.

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