VPN Help


  1. Posts : 127
    Windows 10
       #1

    VPN Help


    Do I really need a private VPN? If so, how do I use one and get one?
    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 10,545
    Windows 10 Workstation x64
       #2

    timlab55 said:
    Do I really need a private VPN?
    Are you doing illegal stuff on the internet?
    Are you paranoid that your government/ISP/"The Corporations" are watching you?

    If the answer to the above is yes, then you probably need a VPN, if it's no then you probably don't.

    One thing to consider if you do purchase a VPN - Who owns it and are they really not looking at the data you are trying to keep secret?

    TBH if I was the CIA/FSB/MI6/MOSSAD I'd be running all the VPN providers on the internet and advertising them as private and secure.
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  3. Posts : 11,203
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #3

    timlab55 said:
    Do I really need a private VPN? If so, how do I use one and get one?
    Thanks
    If you simply want to hide / masqerade IP address TOR is probably your best bet.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. Posts : 65
    Windows 10 Pro 1909 18363.959
       #4

    yes, you do need a VPN. It's not about doing illegal activities or being paranoid of the government, (although the NSA has been scooping up all internet traffic in the world since before it was even invented), it's about privacy. Do you want your ISP knowing what websites you go to? and selling that information to 3rd parties? I don't.

    You also need DoH, or DoT when they become available in your browser. Both Chrome and Firefox will allow you to setup one or the other.
    to enable it in Chrome replace the Target in your main shortcut with this:

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --enable-features="dns-over-https<DoHTrial" --force-fieldtrials="DoHTrial/Group1" --force-fieldtrial-params="DoHTrial.Group1:server/https%3A%2F%2F1.1.1.1%2Fdns-query/method/POST"

    In Firefox, It's enabled by default , that is DoT.

    DoH is DNS over Https while DoT is DNS over Tls

    In the meantime get the free browser extension: HTTPS Everywhere so that all your http connections will be encrypted.
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  5. Posts : 10,545
    Windows 10 Workstation x64
       #5

    shockwaveriderz said:
    it's about privacy. Do you want your ISP knowing what websites you go to? and selling that information to 3rd parties? I don't.
    So just how do you know that the VPN provider isn't doing this? because they say so on their website or a site you have read says so?

    With a VPN you are moving your privacy from a large regulated company in your country to something that could be being run from a kitchen table in Romania that is harvesting the very things you are trying to hide.
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