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I'm using an SSH tunnel / SOCKS tunnel to proxy my traffic to a VPS somewhere in the world. I'm establishing the connection using the following. ssh -D <port> <hostname> Then I point Firefox to localhost on the declared port number and away I go. From here, I'm under the assumption that my traffic is safe once it enters the tunnel and leaves my computer off into the internet on its way to the proxy server. I guess my questions are: 1. What are the security implications here? Anything I should be aware of? 2. Anything I shouldn't do while routing traffic to the proxy? 3. What about DNS leaks?