VPN services - should you use one ?

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  1. Mutoid

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    #1 Mutoid, Apr 26, 2016
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    There have been a few posts on here over the past days that touch on this subject.
    eg. Torrenting , and the so-called "VPN" that Opera is currently touting.

    Many people may wonder what their ISP thinks about Torrents "of a certain type" , or if their customers
    are maybe using Tor ?
    A little searching and reading will soon enough hit on a VPN as a possible solution.

    But this is a BIG subject to get to grips with , and is far more complex than some people may think.

    Paid-for VPN service is a real growth market right now , in the harsh realities of the post-Snowden world ,
    just like the AV business was years ago .
    And just like that business , there is a whole lot of snake-oil on offer.

    In some ways a rubbish VPN can be worse than no VPN at all , even if you paid more than the average !
    It will leak your real IP who knows where , and probably attract MORE attention from your ISP .....
    .... precisely what you were trying to avoid.

    It would be really nice if there was a " click once/pay ,configure and then forget " solution ,
    .... but in reality there is no such thing , even with a bit of "leak testing ".

    If you are seriously interested in this complex issue I suggest you read this ( just for starters )
    ivpn.net/privacy-guides/advanced-privacy-and-anonymity-part-1
    ... I "unlinked" it .

    BTW , the writer of this guide is a maestro on this subject ..... you can take my word for it
    ..... a guru even !

    @mods - I searched before starting this thread and couldn't find the right one to "tag on to "
     
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