Encrypt your web browsing session (with an SSH SOCKS proxy)

Monday, 19 February 2007, 12:51 AM EST

You're at an open wireless hotspot, but you don't want to send your web browsing data over it in plain text. Or you want to visit a non-work-approved web page from the office computer without the IT team finding out.

Using a simple SSH command, you can encrypt all your web browsing traffic and redirect it through a trusted computer when you're on someone else's network. Today we'll set up a local proxy server that encrypts your online activity from your Mac, PC or Linux desktop. Here's how.

At Lifehacker.

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