Some friends are on the far side of the world for a couple months in an country that has decided to block blogger.com of all things. They're blogging by mail, but can't see their site or answer comments. Some easy work-arounds like a translate.google.com link fail as well.
I'd offer to let them ssh tunnel to a home server of mine, but that's too complicated for them. They're not that computer savvy. I don't even want to try to talk them through the proxy settings on IE. If they use a proxy it will need to be a CGIProxy style where you surf through that site rather than use proxy settings.
But I'm afraid to recommend any free proxies. I'd hate to recommend something that ended up stealing their passwords and stuff. They might forget and access their bank account through that proxy. Are there any known trustworthy proxies? (Can there be?) Dead easy to use ones?
I've started playing with CGIProxy on my home "server" (a very weak linux box), but I need to figure out how to password protect it, so it's not open to the world.
Alternatively, does anyone know a one-click windows gui that would set up an ssh tunnel and change their proxy settings? One that I could pre-configure with the ssh info before I send it to them?
Any other approaches I've missed that are dead easy for the end user?