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Best way to utilze VPN???

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OK, so for a while now I've been considering doing the VPN thing to help protect my computer and it's connection to the net.

What's the best way, and the most economical way, of utilizing VPN ?

Just trying to get some ideas on what options I should consider from the resident experts here on the board since you guys have more experience in stuff like this.
post #2 of 11
VPN has a couple of uses, primarily it's used by corporations to allow remote workers access to corporate network resources without being in a corporate office. Some people use VPN's to browse the internet while masking their ISP's IP address or to do other things without being able to be tracked since VPN uses SSL the data transferred is encrypted from the client to the concentrator but then it's a normal web browsing session.

What is it that you're trying to protect your home network and computer from? Are you doing filesharing? browsing 4chan and trolling? We can offer the best solution if we know what you're looking to accomplish.
post #3 of 11
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Quote:
What is it that you're trying to protect your home network and computer from?

Anything and everything that could harm, breach, or track. It's a dangerous world out there...

On another board, they helped by providing this info which I will study up on shortly:

https://forums.openvpn.net
Info for program called OpenVPN – an open source VPN program

http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/733104-how-to-create-a-vpn-for-secure-web-browsing-using-hamachi/
How to setup a free VPN using the free version of Hamachi

http://lifehacker.com/5763170/how-to-secure-and-encrypt-your-web-browsing-on-public-networks-with-hamachi-and-privoxy
How to setup a free VPN using the free version of Hamachi - 2
post #4 of 11
Are you just trying to access resources at your home network securely or you actually hang out at public wifi allot?
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Just need my connection hidden and not traceable because... the bad guys are less likely to attack something they don't know if there.

There's a reason for this that I do not want to discuss publicly, so let's just say I want my connection hidden and I don't wanna be tracked.
post #6 of 11
I'd suggest researching the functionality of networks and grasping a more complete knowledge set around the subject. The mentality of 'implement anything vaguely security related, everywhere' is a bit short-sighted.
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VPN thing to help protect my computer

A VPN will not protect you from exploits or malware.

Also, a lot of VPN services will actually log connections and/or requests with associations of the ingress and egress interfaces which you would traverse with their service. An encrypted tunnel ensures encryption between both endpoints only, in this case the data between you and the VPN remote endpoint. After that, depending on protocol it could very likely be plaintext.
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Just need my connection hidden and not traceable because... the bad guys are less likely to attack something they don't know if there.
There's a reason for this that I do not want to discuss publicly, so let's just say I want my connection hidden and I don't wanna be tracked.

Should we assume the latter implies the former?
Your connection will always be 'traceable', otherwise you won't receive any return packets.
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@OP

It would appear from your request for advice that your are more trying to protect yourself rather than your computer. That's fine. smile.gif I use a VPN provider myself, in order to get around stupid geo-DRM restrictions on YouTube and other places, so I'm going to assume that your computer will be the VPN client, and you wish to use a VPN server to protect your data flow from the eyes of your ISP.

One thing to be mindful of is this: unless the remote VPN endpoint you access is free (as in beer) and physically disposable, if you do something to garner attention, whoever is providing your (paid-for) VPN service, will find themselves under pressure.

Something to remember.
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post #8 of 11
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I'm not looking to break any laws, that's not it at all. I learned at a young age that crime
is not for me cause I always got busted. My mean 'ol step dad saw to it that I got that
message and now that I'm an adult I'm glad he did cause I don't even think in terms
of doing crime at all.

I'd like my connection hidden from average users on the net, and encrypted from average users on the net.

That's all. Thru being hidden (so to speak) and the encryption... it is providing a measure of protection in
that if average people on the net can't see my traffic, it's a little less likely that I get targeted by someone
trying to hack my system.

I may just look at a paid VPN service and keep it simple.

Any body know of any good ones?
post #9 of 11
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Just found these guys... only $55 per year

http://www.strongvpn.com/packages_usa.shtml

These guys claim it is a secured network where everything is encrypted, so they are claiming it is secure.

Is not "secure" due to traffic being encrypted safer than ""not secure?







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Edited by Rockrz - 11/20/12 at 4:28pm
post #10 of 11
I use StrongVPN too. I only use it to be able to access the american version of Netflix, so I have the Danish and US version from my computer. It works great, and it's really fast to connect and disconnect with the VPN with their software. Their Live support was really good too.
 
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