Add proxy sites to categories for blocking
I have students finding all kinds of proxy sites to get past blockages, but there is no category for all these.
Thanks for your request! We just added another 3000 proxy sites to our blacklist. However, we also realize that proxy mirror sites are being added daily, so we are working on a way to automatically categorize new proxy sites that students visit as well as improving flagged activity so that even if a student is using a proxy, we are giving you insight and awareness about what they are doing.
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NO!!!!!!!!!!!! CAN YOU MAKE SOME **** TIMER THAT TURNS OFF ALL OF THE FUNCTIONALITIES WHEN WE GET HOME!?!?!?! You are just a company of child hating phsychos that think that It's ok to claim that over 5 million kids are enjoying a "safer, more personalized learning with goguardian." No. Ur gay. More than 5 million kids have seriously considered suicide once GoGuardian was installed. It does NOT help that you block everything even when we aren't at school or on their wifi. Can you stop the abuse. OK, so we can get past it. Guess what? We're smarter then you. You needed to impliment so many ways to stop us student's because we're way smarter than you. You were so naive and thought that we were just simple minded slaves that you could use to clean up and wash your dirty underwear. NO! We are the people of the new generation, and we want you to respect that. Many students hate, loathe and despise you. Stop monitoring us. You don't help stop suicide, you make us actually attempt it. The one thing that keeps me from chucking my chromebook at the wall is this: Me and a group of students are going to bypass you. Permanently. Sayonara, losers.
Students can just use Google Translate to unblock sites. For example this is the url for hide.me: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=af&tl=en&u=hide.me. You should block translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=af&tl=en&u=* automaticlly
Antony Street commented
If you filtered URLs using the regular expressions documented at https://www.sans.org/reading-room/whitepapers/detection/detecting-preventing-anonymous-proxy-usage-32943 you could remove a lot of them including many not listed and any new ones of their type.
how about letting the students be themselves hm?
Here is an article we wrote to elaborate on using wildcards for use cases like this one!
Tom Wilson commented
Can you elaborate on the "Proxy wildcard" you mention and how this would be entered?
Karl Langer commented
I do have all categories of malicious sites being blacklisted. But when I blacklist a site, I can only use the main categories—you guys have to review all of them?
There are some sites which might not look like proxies: