What Is A Proxy

What Is A Proxy? Quick Explanation

This is intended for people who are very new to this and have no clue about proxies, so what is a proxy? Artificial Geek explans:

Proxy Servers

What is a proxy server? A proxy server is essentially a private version of a VPN, VPNs often track what you search and it can be used against you. Proxies have thousands of uses which include: Changing your device’s location, se-ing from a different country/area, ordering country-specific items, signing up to services and offers, checking accounts, and much more.

How to use a Proxy

There are lots of different ways to connect to a proxy and it depends on the operating system you run. If its windows you can either use the inbuilt proxy connector or find one that is better suited to the task which you take on (Like a proxy switcher or manager). Proxies can be bought from sites, given for free (beware that free proxies tend to give bad performance compared to paid proxies). Here is a website I use for buying proxies: https://fineproxy.org/eng/. Also, a few VPN’s I recommend are NordVPN, ProtonVPN, and ExpressVPN.

Tools you can use for things related to proxies with: BlackArch

3proxy0.8.13Tiny free proxy server.
bdfproxy104.3a4d7baPatch Binaries via MITM: BackdoorFactory + mitmProxy
binproxy8.d02fce9A proxy for arbitrary TCP connections.
cntlm4.b35d55cAn NTLM, NTLM2SR, and NTLMv2 authenticating HTTP proxy.
datajackproxy42.f75f3a3A proxy which allows you to intercept TLS traffic in native x86 applications across platform.
dns-reverse-proxy25.ed6127eA reverse DNS proxy written in Go.
dnschef17.a395411A highly configurable DNS proxy for pentesters.
elite-proxy-finder51.1ced3beFinds public elite anonymity proxies and concurrently tests them.
fakedns105.5cdba81A regular-expression based python MITM DNS server with correct DNS request passthrough and “Not Found” responses.
mallory132.8db35b9HTTP/HTTPS proxy over SSH.
mitm-relay29.9f34e23Hackish way to intercept and modify non-HTTP protocols through Burp & others.
mitmproxy5.1.1SSL-capable man-in-the-middle HTTP proxy
obfs4proxy0.0.11A pluggable transport proxy written in Go.
obfsproxy0.2.13A pluggable transport proxy written in Python
pr0cks20.c98188bpython script setting up a transparent proxy to forward all TCP and DNS traffic through a SOCKS / SOCKS5 or HTTP(CONNECT) proxy using iptables -j REDIRECT target.
proxychains-ng4.14A hook preloader that allows to redirect TCP traffic of existing dynamically linked programs through one or more SOCKS or HTTP proxies
proxyp2013Small multithreaded Perl script written to enumerate latency, port numbers, server names, & geolocations of proxy IP addresses.
redsocks211.19b822eTransparent redirector of any TCP connection to proxy.
rpivot5.4963487Socks4 reverse proxy for penetration testing.
sergio-proxy0.2.1A multi-threaded transparent HTTP proxy for manipulating web traffic
soapui5.5.0The Swiss-Army Knife for SOAP Testing.
sshuttle1.0.2Transparent proxy server that forwards all TCP packets over ssh
ssrf-proxy293.e79da7aFacilitates tunneling HTTP communications through servers vulnerable to Server-Side Request Forgery.
starttls-mitm7.b257756A mitm proxy that will transparently proxy and dump both plaintext and TLS traffic.
striptls53.eff1d59Proxy PoC implementation of STARTTLS stripping attacks.
tftp-proxy0.1This tool accepts connection on tftp and reloads requested content from an upstream tftp server. Meanwhile modifications to the content can be done by pluggable modules. So this one’s nice if your mitm with some embedded devices.
tinyproxy1.10.0A light-weight HTTP proxy daemon for POSIX operating systems.
tor0.4.3.5Anonymizing overlay network.
torsocks2.3.0Wrapper to safely torify applications
webfixy25.5d477b0On-the-fly decryption proxy for MikroTik RouterOS WebFig sessions.

Disclaimer: I am by no means an expert I just thought this could help some people out still confused by what a proxy is.

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