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Study: Schools Vulnerable to Anonymous Proxies

A new research report reveals that anonymous proxies, which students use to get around Web filtering controls, are still a common threat
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A new research report issued from Bloxx reveals that anonymous proxies, which students use to get around Web filtering controls, are still a common threat for IT professionals looking to protect students from inappropriate content and malware attacks against their networks.

The survey of more than 250 IT professionals in the United States (U.S.) and United Kingdom (U.K.) shows that 67 percent of schools and colleges are still struggling to deal effectively with anonymous proxies. An anonymous proxy is a site, often with a harmless looking URL, that gives users open access to any available Website and bypasses any filtering control. With the wide availability of free software and instructions on how to create them, thousands of new proxy sites are created every week.

A copy of this research, The Impact of Anonymous Proxies in Education, is available for download at http://get.bloxx.com/ap2014.

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