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#1 karagarga

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 02:36 PM

So I am running Win 7 ultimate 64bit with "Symantec Endpoint Protection" and I also run through a vpn (PIA) which has its own Encryption and Firewall. So does that make "Symantec" not nessesary or should I have more protection on my end?


 

 



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Posted 21 November 2015 - 07:36 PM

I think all the vpns offering anonymity or security is a bit overblown. I read all these "stories" of them crumbling to bureaucracies when they say they never keep user info.

 

Seems like if a particular entity want's to get into your business and has the right resources, endpoint, middle, and beginning is really not a problem - just time.

 

That's just my layman take on this particular thing.



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Posted 23 November 2015 - 12:32 PM

I use a VPN too. I don't think it's overblown.


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 12:38 PM

I tried to get more information on their firewall, but on their site they say it is netfilter, which is for Linux. Not Windows. Maybe they mean that they run a firewall on their exit servers (probably Linux). It's not clear.

But if that is the case, then it does not replace your Symantec endpoint protection.


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Posted 24 November 2015 - 05:12 PM

I think all the vpns offering anonymity or security is a bit overblown. I read all these "stories" of them crumbling to bureaucracies when they say they never keep user info.

 

Seems like if a particular entity want's to get into your business and has the right resources, endpoint, middle, and beginning is really not a problem - just time.

 

That's just my layman take on this particular thing. I'm not doing anything

 

Rule number one when it comes to a VPN never use a service that is located in the domain of the “Five Eyes” an alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. I use blackVPN which is headquartered in Hong Kong. They can not be compelled to release anything under law, and they save only minimal information in the first place. It's not like I'm doing anything Illegal. I just value my right to privacy and being able to watch videos on Youtube that are blocked in my country due to copyright laws.

 

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 01:03 AM

That quote of mine is a little off. The last sentence "I'm not doing anything" was never said. Just wanted to correct sAyer's post.

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 03:19 AM

That quote of mine is a little off. The last sentence "I'm not doing anything" was never said. Just wanted to correct sAyer's post.

 

And you should. No intent to say you said anything. Just a copy and paste mistake on my point. If you will let's blame it on the Vodka from my point. 100,000 apologizes allstock. I would never misquote anyone.



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Posted 27 November 2015 - 05:42 PM

Stumbled upon this article yesteday:

https://www.perfect-privacy.com/blog/2015/11/26/ip-leak-vulnerability-affecting-vpn-providers-with-port-forwarding/


How Can I Reduce My Risk to Malware?


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Posted 28 November 2015 - 12:00 AM

Thanks for every ones help However I was really wanting to know if I should get something in addition of Symantec to protect my computer.



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Posted 01 December 2015 - 02:08 PM


OP and others, PIA had a vulnerability in their port forwarding that leaked your IP addresses just recently. Those that use their service should check in with the company.

Edited by allstock, 01 December 2015 - 02:09 PM.





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