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Old Dec. 13th, '11, 3:58 pm   #1
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Hey guys. I just wanted to kind of see what population on the site might use VPN for their security online. I have used one for over a year now and love it. I don't have to worry about my IP getting logged for doing anything it shouldn't. I costs me about $90 a year for the access.

Anyone else use one?



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Old Dec. 13th, '11, 4:29 pm   #2
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I doubt it's the same as VPN but I downloaded the torproject software and absolutely hated it. I'd rather be logged than have to deal with the intense security it provided I didn't feel like editing every site I visit.

I've also used other methods to hide my identity but don't recall them specifically being a VPN (to be honest, I'm not really sure what that means other than a quick google of it).

Actually reading a bit more, I don't use anything like that.
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Old Dec. 13th, '11, 4:41 pm   #3
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Essentially a VPN is a private network that you pass all of your traffic through. They give you an IP somewhere else like in Mexico and mask yours. Basically it looks like you are surfing or downloading from another location. The VPN I am with does not hold on to logs or anything. So if someone wanted information on an IP I was using or had used, it would not be available. Doesn't really affect my speeds on Newsgroups or anything either.



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Old Dec. 13th, '11, 4:50 pm   #4
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I guess that torproject (onion network) was basically the same thing.

wikipedia - "Nonetheless, Tor and the alternative network system JonDonym (Java Anon Proxy, JAP) are considered more resilient than alternatives such as VPNs"

https://www.torproject.org/index.html.en

https://www.torproject.org/about/overview.html.en

It is free though.
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Old Dec. 13th, '11, 5:13 pm   #5
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Cool. I will check that out too. If it is better than what I am using and free, maybe I will switch over.



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Old Dec. 13th, '11, 6:35 pm   #6
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Nope I don't use that but I didn't know that you could do that with VPN. I mean, there are proxy that can be used for that. A friend of mine was using some public proxy IP from UK to watch F1 exclusive videos and stuff. There's a bunch of software that can be used for this stuff too. Hackers are using lots of them. They load up a proxy list that has a bunch of proxy public IP addresses and they start to crack passwords with brute force. I don't know what's the diference between this kind of VPN and proxy except your stuff is encrypted.

Might worth a look.

**Also depends what you do with your computer



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