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ZenMate VPN Anyone?


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#1 pcpunk

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 08:25 PM

I have been using some Public connections lately, so I wanted to look into a VPN.  The problem is, I don't much understand all this VPN stuff.  I just installed it but it don't seem to activate completely, maybe because I am on a Public Wireless Connections right now. 

 

I am using Linux, but this add-on can be used with many browsers.  Has anyone used this, any opinions welcome.  I read a few reviews and many are using it, so fire away.

 

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 07:53 AM

A virtual private network (VPN) essentially extends a private network across a public network (Internet) and enables a computer to send and receive data across a public network as if it were directly connected to the private network. VPNs provide security by the use of tunneling protocols, encryption and authenticated remote access. A VPN helps to protect you from identity theft, hides your IP address, and allows you to secure your transmitted data, financial transactions and personal information while online.VPN Service Providers:
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Posted 13 September 2015 - 10:17 AM

There's a simple test: before you use the VPN tunnel, go to a website to check your public IP address, like https://www.whatismyip.com/

Take note of your IP address.

Then turn on the VPN tunnel, and reload the page by doing a hard refresh. Your public IP address should be different now.


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Posted 13 September 2015 - 01:49 PM

Thanks guys, got some reading to do now.  Looks like good simple descriptions and instructions, just what I need!


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Posted 13 September 2015 - 04:18 PM

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 12:26 PM

Guess I need to shell out some money if I want REAL protection LOL.  Not to worried about it all but trying to learn and get the best or most trusty/dependable.  Is anyone else using one of these?  ZenMate is very popular at 14315 users.  

 

I was using "HTTPS Everwhere" that was, or is suggested here at (bc.com) has only 1844 users, but they both have 4 1/2 Stars?  I forgot it was a VPN so did a little reading and saw that Zenmate was more popular, and therefore went with it.

 

@quietman7, you always have so much good info at  your finger tips!

 

@Didier Stevens, thanks also, I will try your suggestions today/tonight!


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Posted 15 September 2015 - 12:32 PM

HTTPS Everywhere is not a VPN add-in. HTTPS Everywhere is a add-in that forces your HTTP connections to be HTTPS connections (hence encrypted connections).


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Posted 15 September 2015 - 05:02 PM

@Didier Stevens  Thanks, that is a good description.  I was not sure of the difference but that helps me understand thanks!  


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Posted 15 September 2015 - 05:35 PM

More info here if you want to read up...About HTTPS Everywhere
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Posted 16 September 2015 - 12:45 PM

No problem, you're welcome.


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