Twitter has been restricted in Nigeria by the Nigerian government, which made Twitter users in Nigeria start seeking alternative ways to circumvent the restriction. People started using VPNs and Proxies to bypass this restriction in other to access Twitter while using Nigerian ISP Networks. I started seeing people giving out free proxies, which got my attention and I decided to write this blog to educate people on the advantages and disadvantages of using free proxies. While free proxy servers and VPNs are useful for getting around the restriction, they also have security challenges attached to them.
To explain why you should not use free proxy servers, it is necessary to first explain what proxy servers are and why people use them.