How to Detect Proxy Fraud

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A proxy is a device which hides the real IP address of a user. Fraudsters may use a proxy to make an internet connection appear to be in another location. It can also be used to increase the speed of a network.

There are many ways to detect proxies online. However, not all methods are equally effective. In addition, there are different types of proxies. While data center proxies act like a “wall” and are easier to detect, residential proxies are harder.

A proxy can be detected by using HTTP headers. These headers contain information about the connection. An example would be the location of the connection. For example, if a user from New York is making a request to a website located in Vietnam, then the response time would be longer.

Some organizations maintain a list of proxy IP addresses. This could be a vendor’s list or the organization’s own. The vendor’s list might be less up to date than the organization’s list, and the organization’s list might cost a subscription.

Another method of detection is to perform a ping test. Ping tests measure the time it takes to send a single bit of data. If the minimum amount of time it takes for data to be sent is less than the time it takes to send, it is likely that the connection is through a proxy.

Proxy detection can be a great way to detect fraud. It helps businesses understand how their customers use the Internet. They can then block potential vistor from entering their application or website.

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