Use SSH as SOCKSv5 Proxy to securely surf the web
Many know that SSH offers the possibility to forward single ports over a secure connection. What many people don’t know is that SSH can work as SOCKSv5 proxy. This way you can securely surf the web from any public WLAN. ssh -D8080 firstname.lastname@example.org This way you have a SOCKSv5 proxy on localhost:8080. You now need to configure Firefox to use this this as you proxy. One way to make your surf adventures even more secure is to tell Firefox to use your proxy for DNS queries to.