The SOCKS proxy is one of the methods people use to protect their computer from identifying its location. This is a protocol that allows connecting your device to the desired server through the mediator. So, the final destination of the connection will be achieved from a third-party IP address, and it will hide your local IP. The usage of SOCKS proxy is practical when you want to overcome geographical barriers. However, you should be aware that these proxies do not encrypt data, and it means that you still should take care of its security.