How good are Free VPN?

Discussion in 'Anonymity, privacy and security' started by anajames, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. bohumil

    bohumil Member

    AFAIK Tor isn't secure so far (exitnodes). Created by the US gov. IMO just another honeypot.
    Today, the tracking methods have progressed so much that the IP address is becoming increasingly important as a key feature.
    Based on certain features, such as the cookies, installed browser add-ons, screen resolution, standard language and others, users can be almost uniquely identified.
    Why PP doesn't provide cascades? They say they do. But I don't use it.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2018
  2. m

    moejoe Member

    May tor isnt 100 % secure but far away from controlled by the agency as their toy.

    U can protect against off all these ones which uve mentioned. Just google for it.

    IP Adress at this point is only a threat when an Authority is working for the "other" side or eavesdrops from the agency.

    Traffic correlation is a big point, but u are more or less secure ( based on if u are on most wanted list from for example the fbi) to surf with an 2 authority cascade.

    U have to weight up ur personal need of security u dont need an armor tank for kids with paintballs !!!

    regards
     
  3. m

    moejoe Member

  4. bohumil

    bohumil Member

    Thanks, I know this site very well...
    https://www.privacy-handbuch.de/handbuch_24a.htm
    Only in the highest security level it makes sense to use TOR, but then surfing is a PITA.
     
  5. m

    moejoe Member

    All in all .. yes they can reveal ( almost) every identity but they dont make so much effort for an normal user which uses some streaming provider for movies or buy some drugs on an market.

    So may u searching an vpn provider which u trust and use it as ur second authority or u create ur own with algo as ur second one. another possibilty is to use other anonymization networks like freenet.

    But the Main thing is ... nothing is 100 % Secure.

    regards
     
  6. PP Stephan

    PP Stephan Staff Member

    There is no doubt about this: You have to trust the VPN provider. This includes statements in the warrant canary. If you do not trust us, do not sign up for an account...
     
    bohumil and ItsFe like this.
  7. m

    moejoe Member

    Not completetly with u it depends on the philosophy to control the whole data transport layer itself or not.

    regards