Using HTTPS doesn’t protect your privacy when visiting adult websites

When you visit a website that is accessible through HTTPS, note that software that monitors the packets between your computer and the website can find the domain name of the website you want to visit. For example, if you visit a website like, the word can be read in a packet that is sent to the internet. Similarly, if you visit a live sex chat website like, someone can find that you visit

The screenshot below is the result of an experiment. I have installed wireshark on a computer that I plugged to a hub and then, I typed (an adult chat website) in the URL field of Google chrome.

The first computer caught all the packets and I found that I was able to find the website that I wanted to visit. So we can imagine that a software does it automatically. A software in a proxy or a rule in a proxy can detect people who visit porn site. Employees of companies, University students are at risk because a network administrator could find out that they visit adult websites.

Content of the TCP packet sent by the computer after typing in a browser, as you can see it is possible to see the URL in plain text in the packet

That’s why you always must use a VPN service if you are looking for real privacy. A VPN client establishes a first connection to a server and encrypts all the data exchange between your computer and the web server.

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  • It prevents the computer or the mobile phone to directly connect to the internet. It is possible to set up the client to lock the Internet when the VPN client is switched off.
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  • No-one will be able to see the porn videos or the cam girls that you visit on the internet.
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