University of Washington have developed uProxy – an extension that will create free VPN-connection with high-speed access to the global Internet without dedicated servers.
How uProxy Works
uProxy – is an extension for Firefox and Chrome (unofficially supported browsers on the Chromium engine like Vivaldi and ” Yandex Browser “), which will allow the sharing of Internet routing with friends. Expansion works as a free VPN-service, access to which only you and trusted people.
When you open the site through a browser, all incoming and outgoing traffic is encrypted goes through the host computer, that is your friend. A similar mechanism works and classical VPN-services. Any external service Network monitoring will only see the connection between the two computers, and what happens in reality, remain a mystery.
To share the your Internet connection, you can log in using Facebook, Google, GitHub or create uProxy-account. So you will be able to automate the process and see when users need online.
If you do not want or can not use any of these authentication methods, share with a friend uProxy generated encrypted links. Just keep in mind that doing this will have every time you connect.
Users with access to the Internet connection, can not connect to your home network host, to see what he is doing on the Internet, log in on the website using his personal information. uProxy does not provide information about user activity accessing the connection. Nevertheless, the host can use the traffic analyzers for any non-HTTPS-connections.
uProxy developers specify that it is very important to trust the person to whom you are connected or has been granted access. Attackers can use the connection for illegal activities.
The problem was solved confidence compromise. Last update uProxy added support for Tor browser. Configure the connection through Tor, the user can hide their real IP-address.
Installing the server
In uProxy have flaws. Since routing only works among users of one network to access resources that are not available to all the parties, will not be able to receive. Hypothetically, a sufficiently large community from different countries can provide access to any Internet resources of the world.
To realize the possibility of a permanent connection, uProxy you can install on your own server. Developers offer another option: use DigitalOcean the company’s services, which will provide space and help with the automation of the process for $ 10 per month.
uProxy is still in development, has the status of Beta, but the extension works steadily and provides a high speed connection.