Any help on learning more about these, and what things I need to take into consideration would be helpful.
If you can't find it here or at our sister site, CSP Online Mag, guess it would go here.
chrisj wrote:What do you mean by personal VPN?
Are you talking a paid for service that uses a pool of ip addresses to hide you? Or do you mean a vpn that you set up and use while in untrusted locations like starbucks and hacker cons?
I've built my own, that I use on occasion via Wifi or other un-trusted networks. Using either OpenVPN, or ssh tunneling.
however when I'm doing stuff that requires me to be anonymous (due to operational security) on the internet I tend to stick with Tor.
Sorry I couldn't be more help.
TomTees wrote:however when I'm doing stuff that requires me to be anonymous (due to operational security) on the internet I tend to stick with Tor.
What do you mean by "operational security"??
chrisj wrote:TomTees wrote:What do you mean by "operational security"?
The steps I take to protect myself when doing things online, that are of a semi-questionable nature, or wanting to stay off radars. Things like checking some really questionable sites for research papers for school. Like Google Scholar.
TomTees wrote:I guess my OP was just more of "What does a Personal VPN do, and why would I want to pay a service provider for one?"
superkojiman wrote:From what I've seen, there are generally three things most regular people use personal VPNs for: downloading pirated content anonymously, viewing streaming video content that's not available in their region (eg: US only), and added security when using public wifi.
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