While our privacy and security is a top priority, we’ll usually use a VPN for safe browsing. Some of the most known VPNs are – OpenVPN, Private Internet Access, CyberGhost, and NordVPN. Few Dollars a month and you can browse anonymously and privately.
Working with VPN is great, but it may raise some suspicions against us. To overcome this issue, will need to do the following;
- Cheak where your IP is coming from – it’s important to understand exactly how we’re seen to the platform and from which city and neighborhood we’re browsing – you can use any IP2Location service, it’s free.
- The second thing we’ll need to do is to adjust our computer date & time to the relevant country we’re browsing from. This is one of the first and more distinct ‘Red Flags’ for malicious browsing or bots.
- Additionally, it’s important to use the most up to date version of the browser, otherwise, you might be flagged as suspicious.
In some cases, there is a webrtc leak that can reveal your location so it always recommended to double-check your location in whoer.net and see if the VPN is working as you want.
If we’re using profile pictures, it will be good to use software such as Fawkes to cloak (manipulation on search engines) our picture, so it won’t be recognized on image search engines.
* Those who are still apprehensive, and want to ensure their privacy, can browse through Tor browser, or install the Tails operating system for maximum security.
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