Daily we are hearing about Censorship and Govt. blocking certain website. Or you are in college and you are not allowed to visit some websites, then i got some tricks for you to access blocked websites and videos.
Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It was originally developed with the U.S. Navy in mind, for the primary purpose of protecting government communications. TOR helps to keep websites from tracking and to access blocked websites by their local internet providers.
How TOR Works?
Tor distributes your packet transactions over several places on the Internet, so no single point can link you to your original destination. Instead of taking a direct route from source to destination, data packets on the Tor network take a random pathway through several relays that cover your tracks so no observer at any single point can tell where the data came from or where it’s going.
2) VPN (Virtual Private Network)
VPN short for Virtual Private Network is also a good way to get access to blocked websites or blocked content by circumventing geo, IP or other blockades. You can roam the Internet freely and uncensored, visit geo restricted web sites, watch blocked videos and investigate all topics of interest unhindered from your government, your school, your university or your employer. A simple example: If a content item, like a music video clip, is not available in your country, just log-in to one of our outside-your-country servers and virtually become an inhabitant of the respective nation.
3). Google Public DNS
As some of the blocks are DNS (Domain Name System) based, so if you change the DNS you can get access to the blocked website. Google Public DNS is a free, global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service that you can use as an alternative to your current DNS provider. It will get the results you expect with absolutely no redirection. Google Public DNS complies with the DNS standards and gives the user the exact response his or her computer expects without performing any blocking, filtering, or redirection that may hamper a user’s browsing experience.
How to Use It?
1. Go to Control Panel
2. If you’re on Category view, click on View network status and tasks
3. If you’re on Large or Small icons view, click on Network and Sharing Center
4. Click on Change adapter settings that are on the left hand sidebar.
5. Right click on Broadband Connection and select Properties
6. Go to Networking tab
7. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) to highlight it and click the Properties button.
8. Select “Use the following DNS server addresses” and enter the following DNS servers:
Preferred DNS server: 18.104.22.168
Alternate DNS server: 22.214.171.124
9. Click OK on all windows.
4). Proxy Websites
It works as a kind of wall between your server so that you can access things that you’re not allowed to access on certain computers you type in a web site address and it will take you straight to it this is good for when it won’t let you access through the internet
Here is the complete list of proxy websites http://about.piratereverse.info/proxy/list.html.
5). Using IP Address Instead of the Website URL
This depends on the software/application used. Sometimes blocked sites are stored as a list of URLs (eg. www.yahoo.com, www.donwload.com,etc) and typing the IP instead of the URL might sometimes work. In a local computer, doing a ping domain.com command in Command Prompt (Mac users use Terminal) will return you the IP address. You can also do it online via www.whatsmyip.org.
6). Using URL Shorteners
Sometimes the URL you intend to browse might be ban, but converting them to another a shorter URL with short URL services might just help you to bypass the settings.
Here are some of the most famous URL shortners Service providers: Goo.gl, Bit.ly, and Tinyurl.com.
7). Using HTTPS Instead of HTTP
We also noticed that by using https instead of http in the url address, we get bypass the firewall that blocks certain website. It might be due to the fact that the firewall treats http://google.com and https://google.com as totally different websites.
Originally Published On Hacker5 Magazine June Issue