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  1. chet again

    chet again Tele-Holic

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    How many are using it?

    The company I used to work for used it but I've never put it on my home internet.

    Thinking about doing it.
     
  2. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    I use it, it comes in handy for watching YouTube and netflix videos that are blocked where I am and the lack of privacy online is not something I appreciate so I do whatever small things I can about it. It was the movie and video thing that prompted me to get it though.

    It's very frustrating to not be able to watch posted videos or spot a cool movie and be prevented from watching it. The crap stuff never seems to get blocked.
     
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  3. Smokin OP

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    I use ExpressVPN on all my home devices.
     
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    I use ProtonVPN as well as Proton email which is end to end encrypted. They are based in Switzerland and have no data in the USA. No tracking.https://protonvpn.com/
     
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    imwjl Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yes, I use a solution powered by OpenVPN for travel and personal use and a Cisco platform for work.
     
  6. Endless Mike

    Endless Mike Friend of Leo's

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    My opinion, and it is an opinion - Using any device to access the internet without a VPN isn't a good idea. At all.

    The more I learn about cybersecurity, the more of a freak for privacy and security I become. The state of affairs with regards to digital security and privacy is far worse than the average person suspects.

    And yes, I use a VPN. I also use other add-ons such as uBlock Origin, Disconnect, etc.
     
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  7. chet again

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    How much does the VPN cost?
     
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    Are there any free “decent” vpn?
     
  9. Toast

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    The free ones just track you I've read. Kind of defeats the purpose.
     
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    chet again Tele-Holic

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    That sounds like what VPN is supposed to guard against.
     
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    DonM Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    That’s what I use.
     
  12. chet again

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    LOL!

    My last job was partly working as a government contractor testing programs and I had to be certified with a test on Cyber Security. They gave us some material to prepare us for the test and none of it related to the test.

    I passed the test but I had to guess at most of the answers.

    The software changes so fast...
     
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    I think it's about $100.00 a year.
     
  14. uriah1

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    Believe you have to use VPN for most secure ops.
    2 Factor auth startup, etc. Cisco,etc. most major corp.
     
  15. Owenmoney

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    We use a Norton VPN at home. Keeps things safe and is constantly telling me that Tapatalk is an unsafe site, I think because of the ads. But we have to keeps things secure due to my wife working at home on the computer all day.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  16. uriah1

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    FYI..
    Free VPN could be bad ju ju.
    imho
     
  17. Guitarteach

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    What u hiding? :)

    I’ve used corporate ones for years. They are practical and a good security measure for businesses accessing centralised corporate tools and services. Rolling key generator, etc.

    We also use them to test web and software as experienced in other locales.

    That said, there is a group of nations that share data as part of the wider international signals intelligence network. 5 Eyes, 9 Eyes or 14 Eyes and others that are not listed publicly. VPNs in those countries can also be honey traps or can be backdoor accessed if required or asked for.

    When something sounds too good to be true, such as enabling access to illegal content, facilitating copyright theft or supporting illicit, anonymous communications.... it sometimes is. Compromised encryption protocols can also be seeded into the market. At the very least, ‘free’ VPNs can often simply direct marketing through them to you to turn a profit. This may be acceptable to you.

    Use them for the right reasons but don’t expect them to be truly ‘private’ just because they say VPN. You, or I, don't really know what, or who’s basement they are running out of.
     
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    I used to use IPvanish to watch football online but it was rubbish most of the time hit & miss
    i now use the free version of ProtonVPN which only connects to Japan & USA servers after a 9 day trial what i did notice in the 9 days before it went to the free version the speeds were excellent i did a broadband speed test and practically on every server i tested i was getting speeds of up to 50mb
    the free servers i have tested are like 5mb which is more than enough
    Most VPN will give a trial, run them through a online speed test before committing
     
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    It comes free with the Opera browser.
     
  20. chet again

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    What does the Norton VPN cost?
     
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