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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Sun 21 Jul 2019, 10:13    Post subject:  

Looking at one of labbe5's posts a bit further back in this thread, I find some 'interesting information'..... (!!!)

https://null-byte.wonderhowto.com/how-to/hunt-down-social-media-accounts-by-usernames-with-sherlock-0196138/

Whilst I agree that seeing the hacker's tricks & routines 'laid bare' by a website like this does make it easier to protect yourself against them, I confess to finding it disturbing that such sites exist in the first place....

Talk about 'school for hackers'..! It's the equivalent of an on-line college.....a site where anyone can open it up, and peruse nasty, scary tactics to their hearts content. Like how to get somebody's phone number from their Facebook a/c... Shocked Rolling Eyes Only because FB virtually bullies you into giving it to them.....

Or am I just getting hold of the wrong end of the stick here? Do I take it that 'Ethical Hacking' is all about exposing the hacker's tricks (and what they get up to) to the general public.....for the sole purpose of making the hacker's job harder, and easier to defend against?

'Stalkers of the world, unite...!!' (*jeez*)


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Location: Canada

PostPosted: Sun 21 Jul 2019, 15:10    Post subject: VPN plugin for Kodi  

This is a Kodi addon that's designed to make it easy to set up and manage VPN connections from within Kodi.
https://github.com/Zomboided/service.vpn.manager
This add-on is a service for Kodi that allows the user to vary the level of privacy required by automatically switching between different VPN profiles/locations.

It can connect to a VPN on Kodi startup (on OS boot for LibreELEC installs) and then maintain the VPN connection based on the add-ons being used. The perceived location of the externally visable IP address is displayed upon connection.

A number of VPN providers are directly supported, or the user can add their own VPN profiles.

Control of the VPN is also possible via a remote control button or hot key, allowing the user to manually cycle between connections.


Wiki
https://github.com/Zomboided/service.vpn.manager/wiki

Further reading :
Kodi Frequently Asked Questions: Buffering, Streaming Help
https://sritutorials.com/kodi-faq-frequently-asked-questions-buffering-streaming-help/
How to install Elementum on Kodi 18.3 Leia
Elementum is an addon for Kodi that uses BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol, to stream movies and TV shows in great video quality. Due to its P2P nature, it uses both download and upload bandwidth while you’re watching a video. Depending on your location, you might need a VPN to protect your privacy while using torrents.
https://howtomediacenter.com/en/install-elementum-kodi/
How To Install At The Flix Kodi Add-On
At The Flix is an all-in-one Kodi add-on with everything from Movies to TV Shows, to live television, and more.
With a wide list of Categories and tons of working streams, At The Flix has all you need for an awesome experience. For these reasons and more, At The Flix has been selected as a TROYPOINT Best Kodi Add-On.

https://sritutorials.com/how-to-install-at-the-flix-kodi-add-on/
How to Install & Setup Seren Kodi Addon for high quality streaming
https://sritutorials.com/how-to-install-setup-seren-kodi-addon-for-high-quality-streaming/

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Jul 2019, 07:40    Post subject: VPNs purchase anonymity ratings  

https://vpnpro.com/blog/vpn-confidential-how-private-vpn-purchase

These VPNs offer no purchase anonymity

AnonymousVPN
Avast SecureLine VPN
Avira Phantom VPN
ConfirmedVPN
Disconnect.me
Encrypt.me VPN
FastestVPN
FlyVPN
FreedomIP
FrostVPN
Getflix
GooseVPN
Hotspot Shield
IPVanish
Kaspersky VPN
Liberty Shield VPN
OkayFreedom VPN
Overplay VPN
personalVPN
Speedify VPN
StrongVPN
UnoTelly VPN
Vanished VPN
VyprVPN
ZenMate
ZenVPN

The results of our investigation show that buying a VPN anonymously is not as simple as it may seem at first glance.
While advanced consumers can take measures such as using secure email services in order to achieve a greater degree of anonymity when signing up for a VPN service, this can be an issue for the less tech-savvy individuals.
More important, and perhaps more alarming, is the surprisingly high percentage of VPN providers that do not offer any purchase anonymity options whatsoever. Even though the question of possible anti-privacy practices in the VPN industry is beyond the scope of this investigation, the fact that so many VPN services have access to their users’ personally identifiable information does raise some concerns.
This is especially important considering the fact that, more often than not, these VPN providers position themselves as the foremost defenders of online privacy.


From AirVPN staff :
On April 2018 we made an important step forward: we began to accept Bitcoin directly, through no intermediaries at all.
Today, we're very glad to announce that we are able to accept directly more cryptocurrencies. In alphabetical order:
Bitcoin
Bitcoin Cash
Dash
Dogecoin
Ethereum
Ethereum Classic
Litecoin
Any intermediary acting as a payment processor is no more required.
As we wrote in 2018, we stll feel it as an additional, important step forward in privacy protection. Moreover, cutting out any intermediary is very coherent with cryptocurrencies spirit and unleashes their potential.


Further reading :
Hidden VPN owners unveiled
https://vpnpro.com/blog/hidden-vpn-owners-unveiled-97-vpns-23-companies/
Where Are VPNs Illegal? – The List of Countries That Have Banned VPNs
It can be easy to feel a little smug if you live in a country that doesn’t restrict your ability to use a VPN in order to protect your own privacy. Don’t get too cocky, however. The path to Internet censorship is always just a few laws away from becoming a reality. For those of us who currently enjoy these freedoms, it’s important not to forget that.
https://sritutorials.com/where-are-vpns-illegal-the-list-of-countries-that-have-banned-vpns/
5 VPNs You Can Purchase Using Bitcoin
https://blocksdecoded.com/vpns-purchase-using-bitcoin/
The 6 Most Private Cryptocurrencies You Can Use Today
https://blocksdecoded.com/most-private-cryptocurrencies/
RiseupVPN
An anonymous-and free-VPN
RiseupVPN is free but regularly ask for donations to help with the costs of operating its VPN services.
Anonymous because it does not ask for email address, nor any kind of registering. Install it as a snap package, and launch it :
sudo snap install --classic riseup-vpn
/snap/bin/riseup-vpn.launcher
Since it does not have a killswitch, you cannot prevent it from disconnecting and switch to clearnet.
Here is a workaround : use vpn-killswitch
https://github.com/angela-d/vpn-killswitch
https://riseup.net/en/vpn
How to Setup and Use BitPay
BitPay is fast becoming PayPal for Bitcoin. Accepted on numerous sites, making it extremely easy to pay for regular services with Bitcoin, BitPay is a positive step toward making Bitcoin ubiquitous as a payment method.
The beauty of BitPay is how incredibly easy it is to use. I’m going to give you a BitPay example using the transaction of the Private Internet Access VPN.
https://blocksdecoded.com/how-to-setup-and-use-bitpay/

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jul 2019, 18:48    Post subject: Getflix
Subject description: Don't Let Geo-Restriction Stand Between You & Your Favorite Shows
 

Lifetime subscription : $49 94% off
https://deals.ghacks.net/sales/getflix-lifetime-subscription-3?utm_source=ghacks.net&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=getflix-lifetime-subscription-3&utm_term=scsf-334672&utm_content=a0x1P000004MTYN

Watching American Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Amazon Prime, BBC or other streaming services can, unfortunately, be difficult while traveling outside these streaming regions. Rather than bypass these restrictions with the help of a VPN that may sacrifice browsing speed, choose a faster and simpler solution with Getflix. Instead of rerouting all your internet traffic through a different server, this handy service only routes the traffic needed so you can still enjoy top browsing speeds. Getflix unblocks more than 300 streaming channels around the world so you can watch movies, TV, sports, and more wherever life may take you.

Access popular global 300+ streaming services from anywhere around the world
Access over 200+ VPN nodes
Enjoy a fast & reliable solution for watching TV, listening to online radio & more
Benefit from easy-to-use Smart DNS technology
Get a free, optional VPN & SmartVPN account to encrypt all your traffic with 256Bit SSL encryption
Use w/ all of your favorite devices
Utilize the services without needing to install any software

Please note: Getflix doesn't replace the need for a subscription streaming service.

Getflix review :
https://www.thevpnlab.com/reviews/getflix-review/

Getflix Home :
https://www.getflix.com.au/

Further reading :
Top IoT devices targeted by cybercriminals
Hackers are also targeting streaming devices to gain access to a variety of other devices. There have been reports of illicit streaming devices making their way past home network security systems and infecting users with malware.
The devices in question look legit, but instead of connecting to sites like Netflix, they connect to pirate apps. Since they come pre-installed with illicit software, users are often unaware of the dangers. They steal sensitive information, such as financial data and passwords, and download malware to connected devices.
In other cases, they are using media players to get access to and control devices. By manipulating subtitle text files, they are able to take control of smartphones, tablets, computers and even smart TVs.
Subtitle files for TV shows and movies are usually created by countless writers then uploaded onto online repositories. They typically contain Java code or HTML making them an easy point of entry for malicious attackers. This is because such code can hide malicious commands allowing an attacker to take control of any device running specific media players.


Moving out of the crosshair
You would rather keep your use of some IoT devices discrete. Well, running a VPN on your router will help you do that. Moreover, it will also encrypt any data these devices transmit, potentially saving you from a man in the middle (MITM) attack.
https://vpnpro.com/blog/top-iot-devices-targeted-by-cybercriminals/

Plex is a Pirate’s Dream But Could Also Build Bridges to Legal Content
Popular media server Plex is an entirely legal tool to arrange movies, TV shows and other content and present them in a Netflix-beating interface. Some have described Plex as a pirate's dream, especially when its augmented with little-known third-party 'pirate' services. But Plex also has grand plans that could help to build bridges between content pirates and media companies that might otherwise prove impossible.
On Zeronet :
http://127.0.0.1:43110/1JNqdTGVATFWRLzzYwVu19CuWYus5VmoUS/

How to Share Your Plex Media Library with Friends
https://www.howtogeek.com/259529/how-to-share-your-plex-media-library-with-friends/

In-Depth guide for newcomers looking to join a Plex Share
https://www.reddit.com/r/plexshares/comments/cyz53l/discussion_an_excruciatingly_indepth_guide_for/

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PostPosted: Sat 27 Jul 2019, 07:42    Post subject: How to set up OpenVPN on Ubuntu
Subject description: A SSH-based VPN
 

https://thishosting.rocks/how-to-set-up-openvpn-on-ubuntu/

Although Linux is well known for its superior security compared with Windows or macOS, it still makes sense to reinforce your network protections via a Virtual Private Network. If you need to do so, adding OpenVPN is likely to be the best way to go.

This guide will explain the ins and outs of setting up OpenVPN with Ubuntu, making the initial process as hassle-free as possible.

OpenVPN is available for Windows and macOS, both of which tend to involve simple executables. Unfortunately, the process of adding OpenVPN to a Ubuntu build is slightly more complex. It’s not beyond any Linux user, but it does require following a few steps and tidying up the little details to make sure everything has been carried out properly.


1. Find Out Your Server’s IP Address
2. Set Up Your Status as a Root User
3. Create a New Server User With the Right Privileges
4. Create a Firewall
5. Finishing Up the Firewall
6. Download the OpenVPN Software
7. Configure OpenVPN
8. Test OpenVPN to Make Sure You Are Protected
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PostPosted: Mon 29 Jul 2019, 09:24    Post subject: Top 10 B2B VPN solutions
Subject description: Best VPNs for business
 

https://vpnpro.com/best-vpn/business/
When it comes to consumer VPNs, the names of the market leader are quite well-known and their features easy to comprehend: bypassing geo-blocking, encrypting communications, providing access to blocked sites, etc.
But the VPN market is much bigger than consumer VPNs such as ExpressVPN, NordVPN, and others. In fact, a majority of the $54 billion VPN market is comprised of B2B VPN solutions.
But with the larger cloud VPN market existing mostly in the business world, it can be hard to figure out which B2B VPN solution is right for you. That’s why today we’ll be looking at the 10 best B2B VPN solutions your business needs right now.
In order to assess these, we’ll take a careful look at each VPN’s platform support, security features, ease of install/updates and much more. When it comes to pricing, most enterprise VPNs work on a module basis. For that reason, it’s best to contact the provider directly for a quote that best fits your business needs.


Further reading :
Cisco AnyConnect VPN review
https://vpnpro.com/business-vpn/cisco-anyconnect-vpn-review/
Microsoft VPN review
https://vpnpro.com/business-vpn/microsoft-vpn-review/
The NCP VPN review
https://vpnpro.com/business-vpn/ncp-virtual-secure-enterprise-vpn-server-review/
FortiClient review
https://vpnpro.com/business-vpn/forticlient-review/

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Jul 2019, 14:21    Post subject: Netflix and AirVPN
Subject description: Using AirVPN to watch US content from abroad
 

No money for marketing means AirVPN does not get recommended by websites specialising in reviews of VPNs. On a few occasions, we see it reviewed by some bloggers that have almost no followers. But AirVPN is a gem. The only VPN that has a GUI for Linux that is both user-friendly and well-rounded.
By the way, you can watch Netflix from outside the US. Just switch to a US server.

From AirVPN staff :
GDPR compliance was already a de facto standard for AirVPN way before the Regulation entered into force, mainly because we don't collect personal data, period. By the way the compliance is now fully formalized (check details in our Privacy Notice and Terms https://airvpn.org/privacy ). AirVPN provides probably the strongest protection to your data, not only personal data but all data, you can find on any service.

If you are an AirVPN customer or user, you are probably aware that our service is radically different than any other VPN service you might have met anywhere. No whistles and bells, no marketing fluff, no fake locations, no advertising on mainstream media, a transparent privacy policy, no trackers on the web site or in mobile applications, no bullshit of any kind in our infrastructure to sell your personal data to any personal data merchant, and above all a clear mission which is the very reason which AirVPN operates for.
https://airvpn.org/forums/topic/42322-airvpn-9th-birthday-celebrations-and-reflections/?tab=comments#comment-95520

How to launch AirVPN on boot

Launching eddie-ui without admin auth :
Edit /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.airvpn.eddie.ui.policy
FROM <allow_active>auth_admin</allow_active>
TO <allow_active>yes</allow_active>

Then autostart eddie-ui.

Forum members to be thanked for this simple, yet brillant solution :
https://airvpn.org/forums/topic/20443-how-to-autostart-airvpn-as-root-with-no-password-solved/

Further reading :
New On Netflix...
For UK, US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand-based viewers, newonnetflix.info provides one of the most searchable, and browser friendly options.
https://newonnetflix.info/
Letterboxd
The social network for film lovers.
https://letterboxd.com/
DNS flushing
DNS flushing is a feature of AirVPN eddie-ui which does it before any new connections.
If the DNS is cached, you might not be able to access some hostnames that were changed recently - until your DNS cache is updated or cleared, that's why it's useful in some situations to flush / clear the DNS cache. After the DNS cache is cleared, the new addresses are taken from the DNS server set for your network.
How to flush the DNS cache when using systemd-resolved
How to flush the DNS cache when using BIND
How to flush the DNS cache when using Dnsmasq
How to flush the DNS cache when using nscd
https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/07/how-to-flush-dns-cache-on-linux-for.html
Unblock Netflix
There are Free VPNs available but they are not suitable for unblocking Netflix. Free VPNs do not make the effort to provide servers that unblock Netflix, because doing so is expensive.
Using a free VPN will result in Netflix’ proxy error message. 90% of paid VPNs don’t unblock US Netflix; so a free Netflix VPN is definitely a fantasy.
If you really need to unblock Netflix for free, we'd suggest you take advantage of the money-back guarantees offered by all the providers above. It takes a bit of time and effort but if you hop between each provider, you can potentially access the full Netflix library for weeks or even months without spending a dime.
https://proprivacy.com/vpn-comparison/unblock-netflix-vpn

From AirVPN staff after nine years of operations :
While AirVPN in itself has flourished, AirVPN mission aims and values related to fundamental rights have experienced, in 2018 and 2019, a grim time.
. Australia "encryption-busting" monstrous law is fully in force;
. the European Union has definitively approved the bad Copyright Directive, mandating automated filters, which will unavoidably limit freedom of expression on big boards, and making the first step to undermine the liability exemptions of mere conduits and web publishers alike;
. new threats to citizens' privacy are becoming real through plans of wide face recognition deployment, indiscriminate DNA databases proposals, more pervasive and efficient profiling (possibly even through AI), and strict cooperation between Internet tech giants and intelligence agencies;
. the persecution of journalists, publishers and whistleblowers all around the world has reached unprecedented levels, revealing a widespread plan to suppress freedom of the press and freedom of expression even in so called "Western democracies".

https://airvpn.org/forums/topic/42322-airvpn-9th-birthday-celebrations-and-reflections/?tab=comments#comment-95520

Since the economic and political decline of the US, and the increasing economic and political influence of China around the world, the western values of democracy and individual liberties are on the wane everywhere.

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Jul 2019, 14:12    Post subject: NordLynx
Subject description: Meet the NordLynx technology built around the WireGuard protocol
 

Offering a high-speed connection while maintaining top-notch security is one of the biggest challenges for a VPN provider. What if there was something that could bring a radical change?

The emergence of WireGuard, a new VPN tunneling protocol, seemed like a breath of fresh air in the industry.


Modern, extremely fast, and insanely lean in its architecture, WireGuard uses state-of-the-art cryptography and is backed by thorough academic research. With this combo, it outshines the current leading protocols – OpenVPN and IPSec. WireGuard consists of only 4000 lines of code, making it easy to deploy, audit, and find bugs. To compare: OpenVPN runs on 400,000 lines of code, meaning that WireGuard would make up only 1% of the massive OpenVPN’s architecture.

Yes, WireGuard can promise better connection speeds already, but its capabilities to keep users anonymous fall behind.

So we had a puzzle to solve: how can we bring WireGuard’s benefits to our users while strengthening the wobbly privacy part?

We needed to find a way for the WireGuard protocol to work without posing a risk to our customers’ privacy.
And we found it. We developed something called a double NAT (Network Address Translation) system.


Our Linux users are the first ones to get hands-on experience with NordLynx. The NordVPN Linux app already supports it.
By default, NordVPN for Linux runs on the OpenVPN protocol. Follow these steps to switch to NordLynx:

Update your app to the latest version.
Install WireGuard. Tutorials for different distributions are available in our Help Center.
Open the terminal and enter ‘nordvpn set technology NordLynx’.
Enter ‘nordvpn c’ to connect to VPN.


Further reading :
Using WireGuard® for Privacy Protection
https://www.ivpn.net/knowledgebase/253/Using-WireGuard-for-Privacy-Protection.html
How to set up a VPN in iOS manually
https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/01/how-to-set-up-a-vpn-in-ios-manually/
How to use a VPN on an iPhone or iPad
https://sritutorials.com/how-to-use-a-vpn-on-an-iphone-or-ipad/

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PostPosted: Sun 04 Aug 2019, 09:35    Post subject: IVPN Hardcore Mode: block Google and Facebook
Subject description: Completely block all requests to sites owned by them
 

https://www.ivpn.net/blog/block-ads-and-beat-data-surveillance-with-ivpns-antitracker
Privacy-conscious individuals are becoming increasingly frustrated by the complete disregard for, and empty promises about privacy from the flagship bearers of the surveillance economy: Google and Facebook. As an ethical Tracking Free company we strive to support anyone who plans to cut ties with them.
One major step towards that goal is enabling the optional ‘Hardcore Mode’ of our AntiTracker feature to make their services inaccessible, and completely block all requests to sites owned by them. This is particularly useful in two scenarios:

1- To receive the best protection available against their tracking methods and trying to go ‘off the grid’ from their pervasive scanning.
2- To wean yourself off their services and start looking for alternatives, contributing to a profiling-free and more competitive Internet.


We believe our solution has arrived at a critical time, not only due to the overwhelming success of data surveillance business models – which make it ever harder to preserve your privacy online without extra safeguards – but because the key players are making it increasingly harder to fight back with conventional methods.

Further reading :
Facebook Container Extension: Take control of how you’re being tracked
https://blog.mozilla.org/firefox/facebook-container-extension/
uBlock Advanced Mode
Video tutorial : https://invidio.us/watch?v=2lisQQmWQkY
You can block Google and Facebook trackers using dynamic filtering.
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PostPosted: Tue 06 Aug 2019, 12:50    Post subject: Set Up OpenConnect VPN Server  

https://www.linuxbabe.com/debian/openconnect-vpn-server-ocserv-debian-10-buster

I particularly like that fact that compared to other VPN technologies, it is very easy and convenient for the end-user to use OpenConnect VPN. Whenever I install a Linux distro on my computer and want to quickly unblock websites or hide my IP address, I install OpenConnect client and connect to the server with just two lines of commands:

sudo apt install openconnect
sudo openconnect -b vpn.mydomain.com

Prerequisites
To follow this tutorial, you will need a VPS (Virtual Private Server) that can access blocked websites freely (Outside of your country or Internet filtering system). I recommend Vultr VPS (This is my referral link. You can get $50 free credit by creating an account at Vultr via my referral link). They offer 512M RAM high performance KVM VPS for just $2.5 per month, which is perfect for your private VPN server. Once you have a VPS, install Debian 10 Buster on it and follow the instructions below.
You also need a domain name. I registered my domain name from NameCheap because the price is low and they give whois privacy protection free for life.
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PostPosted: Tue 06 Aug 2019, 14:37    Post subject: Freedombone version 4.0
Subject description: home server
 

https://freedombone.net/

The Freedombone project is pleased to announce the launch of version 4.0, based upon Debian 10. At the end of the second decade of the 21st century the shattered remains of the open web are a site of ongoing struggle. The freedom to communicate with others securely and in a manner of your own choosing, and to own your data, is increasingly threatened.
Superficially, decentralized systems appear to be gaining ground, but the harsh reality is that the internet has become highly concentrated around a few companies with unprecedented political influence.


Changes in this release


Integrated Wireguard VPN
Integrated RSS
Extra apps such as PixelFed, mpd, Zap and Grocy
A small number of multi-player games including Minetest
Community networks
New firewall using nftables
Improved integration of apps with members accounts (same login)
Improved theming
Improved international translations
Removed fediverse servers. An ActivityPub server might be added in future.
Blocklist includes word based blocking
Updated versions of apps
https://blog.freedombone.net/freedombone-version-4-0

Install on Desktop or Laptop
There is a version which only uses onion addresses, which means that you don't need to buy a domain name or set up dynamic DNS.
https://freedombone.net/downloads/freedombone-onion-all-amd64.img.xz
https://freedombone.net/install_desktop.html

Server apps
This system comes in three versions:

.Standard server version: for the ordinary internet using conventional domain names
.Onion only server version: uses onion addresses. Doesn't need a domain name or port forwarding
.Mesh peer/client version: off-grid autonomous operation, separate from the internet. No servers.

https://freedombone.net/apps.html

FAQ
https://freedombone.net/faq.html

Index of /downloads/
https://freedombone.net/downloads/

Further reading :
Dark Messenger
https://blog.freedombone.net/dark-messenger-1-3
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Aug 2019, 08:11    Post subject: Romania and VPN businesses  

When it comes to Romania, this country is generally seen as a favorable ‘destination’ in terms of VPN businesses. It’s part of the European Union, which means that it shares privacy-protecting laws with other European countries. However, it’s interesting to note that Romania has refused to implement the EU’s Data Retention Directive, with the country’s Constitutional Court declaring this set of laws to be a violation of Romanian’s right to privacy. Also, Romania isn’t a member country of the 14-Eyes Alliance, which is a group of countries with strong mass-surveillance practices. With this said, it’s no wonder that other highly popular VPNs come from this country.
https://sritutorials.com/vpn-ac-review-2019-a-solid-vpn-service-with-minor-oversights/

Further reading :
8 Bad VPNs You Must Avoid
PureVPN
In 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation tracked and arrested an alleged stalker after acquiring information on his activity using the PureVPN service. Despite PureVPN’s no-logging promise in its privacy policy, it turned out that they kept enough information to be able to identify the accused when cooperating with legal authorities.
VPNSecure
Not only is VPNSecure headquartered in Australia (a “Five Eyes” country), but a 2016 research paper [PDF] found IP leaks and DNS leaks with the service, plus “egress points” for residential users, which is similar to the “exit nodes” concept that sunk Hola above. The paper suspects but does not confirm that the bandwidth of users may be being used without their knowledge. However, if you want to be safe, you should probably stay away.
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/avoid-bad-vpns/

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Aug 2019, 19:16    Post subject: TCP vs UDP – what is the difference?  

https://vpnpro.com/vpn-basics/difference-between-tcp-and-udp/

If you’ve researched the subject of online privacy before, you’ve probably encountered the acronyms TCP and UDP. What exactly do these mean and why should you care? Let’s take a closer look at these protocols and find out how they impact your digital activity.

Many experts recommend that VPN users switch from a UDP port to TCP/IP when sending confidential messages or networking in repressive countries. UDP may have speed advantages, but its security risks are very real.

Further reading :
MOFO Linux
MOFO Linux is an operating system optimized for defeating all methods of internet censorship and surveillance used by governments, corporations, schools, and internet service providers. It is a tool created to empower people for exercising their unalienable rights to privacy, freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly. These are Creator endowed rights, not priveleges to be metered out at the whims of any government, and protected by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The mission of MOFO Linux is to unblock everything, clearing the way for you to read, write, watch, listen to, debate, or collaborate without interference from Big Brother.
https://mofolinux.com/

Brave browser
Brave installation via Snap is no-longer officially supported. Since Snap is community-driven and Brave cannot guarantee that they are up to date with our security updates.
https://support.brave.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018666072-How-do-I-install-Brave-on-Linux-using-the-terminal-

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PostPosted: Tue 13 Aug 2019, 16:18    Post subject: Algo VPN
Subject description: create a personalized IPsec VPN within the Cloud
 

https://vpnpro.com/vpn-solutions/algo-vpn-review/

Algo VPN is a relatively new way to protect your anonymity and data security when surfing the web. Essentially offering a way to create a personalized IPsec VPN within the Cloud, an Algo VPN setup could balance security, speed, and ease-of-use in ways that traditional client and server-based VPNs can’t.

Based on Ansible scripts, Algo won’t generally require the installation of much software (if anything). It applies IKEv2 encryption via a wide choice of servers and can be “dropped” into place in an instant, making it handy for travelers.


Further reading :
6 Ways to Unblock Websites From Behind a Firewall
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-tips-on-how-to-unblock-a-webpage-from-behind-a-firewall/
How To Share Files Anonymously And Securely
http://linuxblog.darkduck.com/2019/08/how-to-share-files-anonymously-and.html
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PostPosted: Sat 24 Aug 2019, 17:42    Post subject: NordVPN for Business  

https://vpnpro.com/business-vpn/nordvpn-for-business-review/
NordVPN is one of the leaders – and in many ways, the leader – of the consumer VPN market. For that reason, it makes sense that they would try to expand their offerings to include the massive business VPN market, which is exactly what they’ve done with their NordVPN for Business offering.
Essentially, this is the trusted, industry-leading NordVPN plus – the foundation of NordVPN’s consumer app with extra features dedicated to helping businesses with their network security.


Most importantly, NordVPN for Business has powerful military-grade encryption with the most secure tunneling protocols (OpenVPN and IKEv2/IPSec). They also offer the all-important DNS and IPv6 leak protection that won’t let your real IPs be revealed.
Beyond that, their CyberSec security feature allows for safer browsing whenever employees go online. Their obfuscated servers also mean that they are great at getting around country restrictions, such as the Great Firewall in China.


NEW SERVICE
NordVPN Teams
According to NordVPN’s CMO Marty P. Kamden, the original NordVPN was designed for personal use. Gradually, the growing number of business clients dictated a need for a new service created specifically to address their needs. There are almost 15,000 SMBs, NGOs, and remote teams already using NordVPN that would immediately benefit from switching to NordVPN Teams.
This new business VPN solution will let users access company resources remotely, work safely using public wifi, assign dedicated gateways and more, all while staying protected with military-grade encryption.
Some may think that NordVPN Teams follows the path of an old-school business VPN which simply gives remote access to company resources. That’s not the case. NordVPN Teams encrypts all traffic of a particular device, meaning there’s less room for security breaches.
https://vpnpro.com/blog/nordvpn-to-introduce-nordvpn-teams-a-new-solution-for-businesses/

Further reading :
Store and share your files securely
https://nordlocker.com/

Internet Archive Faces Permanent ISP Blocking
https://torrentfreak.com/internet-archive-faces-permanent-isp-blocking-following-audiobook-lawsuits-190823/

About Internet Archive being blocked. What can you do? Use decentralized Internet Archive here : https://dweb.me/arc/archive.org/details/home Decentralized websites are uncensorable.
Post about dWeb : http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=114049

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