Beware of Calls for Iranian Proxy Servers

Kara Reeder

With cell-phone text messaging and social networking sites being blocked by the government, many Iranians upset over the results of recent elections are turning to proxy servers, reports FOXNews.


Several bloggers, including San Francisco-based Austin Heap, are appealing to individuals to set up proxies for Iranian citizens. However, this could create a security nightmare. While Heap offers detailed instructions on how to create a proxy server, he also offers this warning:


"Please don't run this on a machine that you're worried about or is used for production sites; and take basic security precautions."

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