Are proxies safe?
I've never used them before, so decided to test them out to see what they do. I use a Mac, and inputted the web and secure web proxies from hidemyass.com into my network preferences. I loaded up Chrome and Safari and asked Google what my IP was. Sure enough, it was the IP of the proxy. I tried a few from different countries. The ones with low anonymity were faster it seems, higher seems slower. Tried ones from USA, Russia, Indonesia etc. Couple didn't work. Indonesia one caused Google to say my IP - or the Indonesia IP was causing too much traffic so had to enter a captcha to bypass it. Once I'd done that, it was terribly slow, so gave up with them.
Anyway, are they safe? I haven't logged into anything - didn't even check my email etc. Just loaded up Google and Outlook.com to see if it worked and that was it.
Are proxies safe, or could my computer/logins be compromised?