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  1. R

    We need better site-to-site VPN routers/gateways

    We have two Zyxel VPN100 units: https://www.zyxel.com/us/en/products_services/VPN-Firewall-ZyWALL-VPN100 One in each office. The offices are about 4 miles away from each other. Each office has 400down/100up connection from the ISP. I set up an IPSec site-to-site VPN between the two offices...
  2. B

    Why Paid VPN is Preferable Over Free VPN?

    Hello, I thought about getting VPN subscription but used some of VPN's free services. I am not sure what speeds are good or poor but I got around 2-5MB/s on some of them. On others I would get twice of that. Do I still need paid subscription if I want to use VPN for online banking and surfing...
  3. P

    OpenVPN Configuration Help Needed

    I am having some problems with my OpenVPN configuration, and was looking for some guidance. What I've done so far I am running DD-WRT v3.0-r44715 which I flashed on a router. (As of writing, that is the most recent build of DD-WRT that is available.) I wanted to setup a VPN connection into my...
  4. D

    Private Internet Access VPN Sold

    Word on the street is that PIA (Private Internet Access), the VPN that most know, and many love, has been sold. The buyer of PIA is purportedly Kape Technologies, who announced their intention to buy the parent company of PIA, LTMI Holdings (London Trust Media). The deal comes in at a reported...
  5. B

    VPN recommended for coffee shop wifi?

    Once per week I do an hour of work on the Windows 10 laptop at coffee shops using free wifi. Client emails, project tracking with Evernote, shopping on Amazon, Ebay, etc for clients. Is it recommended to get a VPN? What types of risks are there without having a VPN? Passwords stolen? Credit...
  6. D

    I have some stupid questions about VPNs and SOCKS5 proxies.

    I was going to buy an IaaS server and setup a VPN so I wouldn't have to use a VPN service. This introduced me to SOCKS5. 1. a) Years ago when I used IaaS I don't remember so many bandwidth restrictions on cheaper tiers. Is it feasible to route heavy traffic without spending a fortune? b) I see...
  7. C

    The best business VPN?

    Currently I'm looking for a trustable VPN for business. I was doing a research and found an article about 5 best VPN providers this year, but I want to hear feedback about them if you know one. Looks like the best deals has NordVPN Teams and Zscaler. How they work and which one you already have...
  8. FrgMstr

    MULLVAD VPN

    MULLVAD VPN is fully sponsoring HardForum's operational cost for a month. MULLVAD VPN wants to share its steps to online privacy. Steps towards online privacy 1. Use a VPN service like Mullvad. 2. Use Firefox and the Privacy Window feature. 3. Install plugins to improve your privacy like...
  9. AlphaAtlas

    Free VPNs Are Not Really Free

    There's a perception that free VPNs provide an almost charitable privacy service. Users who are censored by their own government, for example, typically can't afford subscription VPN services, and often turn to free alternatives to circumvent oppressive restrictions. However, HackRead wrote up...
  10. DooKey

    Apple makes Facebook Pull Its Spyware(ish) VPN From the App Store

    It appears Apple has changed their App Store rules and no longer allows an app to collect information about other apps installed for purposes of advertising/marketing. This rule change put Facebook's Onavo VPN app on the naughty list and Apple let them save face and pull it voluntarily before...
  11. FrgMstr

    "No-Log" VPN Turns Over Logs on Kiddie pr0nist

    Amazingly enough, a company by the name of IPVanish, a VPN provider that claimed for years that it had a strict no-logging policy, was subpoenaed by Homeland security in a kiddie pr0n case, and did very much have logs, actually very specific usage logs, and turned those over to investigators...
  12. FrgMstr

    SHOCKER - Free VPNs Sell Your Data

    In this edition of You Get What You Pay For, The Next Web points out that the EU's new GDPR laws are uncovering a lot of services and what they are doing with you data. Most notable, free VPN services which are mostly used to protect user privacy, seem to be an ugly offender when it comes to...
  13. DooKey

    Don't Look Now but Some VPN Providers Have Been Leaking User IP Addresses

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but VPN's are supposed to provide user anonymity aren't they? However, it appears a lot of VPN providers have been leaking customers IP addresses via the WebRTC bug and some of them didn't even know what that was. To top it off some VPN providers are keeping...
  14. F

    Using two routers, not the way you think....

    So I have this TP link business class router I really like, but unfortunately it is too slow (my internet connection is 400Mbps and the TP link business router wont quite hit 300). I also have this TP link home router (archer c7) which does the speed just fine, but does not provide VPN (I really...
  15. dvsman

    Using public wifi (+email) question

    OK guys this is probably as stupid question but I'm not an IT guy so I figured I'd ask you interwebz experts. When I'm at the car dealer or coffee shop or hotel or wherever and am using their wifi, I've been told to use a VPN to up my security - which I do (Private Internet Access). Here's my...
  16. R

    Hotspot Shield VPN Accused Of Logging User Data And Selling It To Advertisers

    Privacy researchers have accused Hotspot Shield VPN of logging user data and selling it to advertisers. In a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) requests a government investigation into the data security and data sharing practices of...
  17. F

    How can I use my server at home to host my own VPN server?

    I have a dual Xeon processor server at home running Windows Sever 2012 R2 which runs pretty much 24/7 and am just learning about VPN's. Would it be feasible to use that as a home VPN server rather than pay an external service provider monthly for VPN service? If so what are some good tutorials...
  18. R

    Russia Passes Bill Banning Proxies, Tor, and VPNs

    Russia's two legislative bodies have passed a bill that bans the use of Tor, proxies, and VPNs, and is now on the desk of President Putin to get signed into law. Under the new bill Russian ISPs will have to implement the blocks that prevent users from using these services. We covered this back...
  19. Megalith

    China Will Block All VPNs by February 2018

    The actual news here is probably that China hasn’t already been doing it: the country has officially ordered state-run telecommunications firms, which include China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom, to bar people from using VPNs. It’s a decision that renders little shock, being that the...
  20. FrgMstr

    Get Your Mullvad VPN On

    Give our brothers at Mullvad some love! The company came on yesterday as a new sponsor for HardOCP and HardForum, so if you are looking to get your VPN on, give these guys a look as its services have held up with tests by our readers. It's "Only €5/month." What is a €? We still don't know...
  21. Zarathustra[H]

    95% of Organizations Have Employees Seeking to Bypass Security Controls

    Dark Reading has an article up regarding a Dtex Systems report indicating that 95% of all organizations have employees actively trying to bypass their corporate security measures at work. The report also shows that users are more frequently attempting to use private VPN services or TOR browsers...
  22. Zarathustra[H]

    Let's talk about VPN's for a moment

    So, All the current news about the Senate and the FCC reversing its position on privacy, and allowing ISP's to sell user data without user permission, has renewed my long standing interest in VPN's, but it is a confusing topic, and I'd love some input from those of you who know more about it...
  23. Seankay

    PureVPN's Black Friday Offer: Double Up For Free with Standard Sub! UPDATE: additional 10% off

    I posted a deal from them a few weeks back, which I bought myself too. Just a few minutes ago I have received the notification about their black friday offer where they are giving free double-up on all packages in standard prices. It is working pretty fine to me and I'm thinking about going for...
  24. Seankay

    PureVPN Halloween Special: 2 years subscription in the price of 1 (USD$60 in total)

    Just checked their offer and seems worth posting here, if anyone is into it: https://www.purevpn.com/halloween Happy Halloween! :D
  25. L

    Do investigators even need VPN logs?

    Hi folks, this question has been nagging at me for a while now, so I decided to sign up here and get the help of you guys. The Context I'm currently a mechanical engineer, but I'm very interested in IT and may even switch my career path if I manage to do so. I'm (not yet) a professional and...
  26. R

    Can an external client access an FTP server?

    The current network setup is like this: Company A has a network setup consisting of Cisco devices only. It has an FTP server where all files are stored and accessed. Company B has a different setup from A (no networking devices, only a wifi modem), and is in need of certain files from A...
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