Many people use “free” and “open” web proxies to access Netflix and other streaming services when traveling outside the U.S. However, new research suggests that most of these services attempt to spy on your internet activities.
Just because a proxy doesn’t actively modify your content does not mean it’s safe to use. The only way to use a free proxy and be somewhat safe is if it’s HTTPS capable and you’re only surfing on HTTPS enforced sites.
Haschek has created “ProxyCheck — an online tool that allows users to enter the IP address and port of a free proxy service, to check if it is secure.
Overall, a better solution is to use a reliable smart DNS service or a reliable VPN service.