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Is using a 'VPN' a good idea security wise?


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#1 defurman

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:30 AM

Have been told by a friend of mine that using even a free "vpn" does help in protecting you from a lot of online baddies? If this is so, can anyone reccomend a free vpn i could use please.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:51 AM

Read  Virtual private network (VPN) Details and ideas from Wiki pages -

 

Also see Open VPN https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenVPN

 

When is VPN a Good Idea?
A VPN connection is only necessary if the two hosts are communicating across an unsecured, public network and the information they are sharing should be protected.  If you have no need to protect the information flow or the network(s) in between them are under your control, there is probably no need for VPN.

 

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 05:01 AM

Hi noknojon

 

Thanks for the reply and the links. Cheers mate!



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:38 AM

if you need real security and encryption i suggest you go for paid service ignore free service vpn not only means to unblock websites many other advantages also vpn have i prefer try paid service and enjoy real security,encryption and internet freedom i suggest two vpn service for general use 1 is Purevpn 2nd is HMA VPN and best vpn for torrent purpose is vpn4all and btguard i am personally using Purevpn service and i read about Purevpn service information is Here Read Detail info and compare other vpn service to purevpn is bestvpnservice.com



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 04:26 AM

I would not trust a "free" VPN just like i could never trust a free proxy server (say to look at facebook at work).  The pay VPNs really aren't that expensive.  I've been using privateinternetaccess.com for about  $40 a year.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:28 AM

As the old saying goes..."You get what you pay for."
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Posted 27 September 2013 - 02:46 AM

Have been told by a friend of mine that using even a free "vpn" does help in protecting you from a lot of online baddies? If this is so, can anyone reccomend a free vpn i could use please

Yes, VPN protects your online activity and I would choose a paid VPN provider but not a free one.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:44 AM

No matter what multi-layered defense one chooses to use, it must be combined with common sense, safe computing and safe surfing habits.
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