Man In The Proxy
04 Jul 2020 - Alejandro Piña
I really didn’t know how to headline this article so after give it turns and more turns I concluded that this technique should be called Man in The Proxy from Man in The Middle technique but on a global scale
In this first delivery of the Man in The Proxy series I’ll limit myself to explain the theoretical functionality in a second part we will put it into practice.
What is Man in The Proxy?
Maybe you heard that best way to search through internet anonymously is to connect your browser, computer or modem to a proxy server, on the way you found hundreds of sites where good Samaritans have shared their proxy servers with IP addresses and ports ready to you can browse in a safe and anonymous way
The idea of a proxy server is that it make requests on your behalf and if it also offers you anonymity service, it deletes client IP address, many people use this service type to access content restricted by country just for mentioning a common prupose. I hope that at the end of this article you think the risk to connect a proxy server to browser
The basic shape of the Man in The Proxy technique is when the client sends a request through intermediary(proxy server), intermediary manipulates response of website, altering its content.
Cherry on the cake
At this point stuff can start to get out of hand, and I’ll say it as a big question.
We have created a
botnet on a global scale
Soon the source code… to be continue…