How to Bypass Web Restrictions

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Employers and universities are becoming more aware of the how employees and students spend time on their computers. Many have begun installing restrictive software and firewalls to prevent access to unwanted sites. You can bypass these restrictions by connecting your school or work computer to your home computer.

Step 1

Encrypt your computer's network traffic to avoid being read by your employer or school. This allows you to bypass web restrictions without getting caught.

Step 2

Run an SSH sever on the computer you are assigned or are randomly using. An SSH is an open source server, and you must install either the OpenSSH server on Windows or the Cygwin SSH server. The server you use depends on which Windows edition the school or work computer uses.

Step 3

Use the SSH server to form a secure link from your home to your work computer. This server forces your school or work computer to use the connection to your home computer and bypass web restrictions on your work computer.

Step 4

Enable Dynamic Forwarding in the SSH server. This simulates a SOCKS Proxy, which allows invisible use of the firewall.

Step 5

Configure your web browser to use the proxy system instead of connecting with the company's restricted system.

Allow the SSH server to connect through your home computer at school or work and bypass web restrictions. Once you have installed the SSH server, your employer's or school's network won't be used to access the Internet.

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