Category Archives: Academics

Open Proxies

I spent a bit of time last month looking at Open Proxies. They’re are one of the dark corners of the internet that have been around forever but which we still don’t really understand.
It was really cool to get a view into the largely international nature of the servers, get a sense of where they are running, and start to see the SEO fraud and surveillance entities which are co-opting the mechanism.

OpenProxies
More data and the paper submission