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    Default Which VPN to Prevent Hacking?

    I use wifi a lot from public spots and have recently read about VPN for hacking prevention. I tried Hideman & Hiddenninja (free versions) but both seemed to be very slow or not connect at all.

    Has anyone used a VPN successfully with the N4 for hacking prevention, even a paid version?

    Happy with the one you use?

    Here is a link that discusses VPN for Android.
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    Default Re: Which VPN to Prevent Hacking?

    Quote Originally Posted by lmvine View Post
    I use wifi a lot from public spots and have recently read about VPN for hacking prevention. I tried Hideman & Hiddenninja (free versions) but both seemed to be very slow or not connect at all.

    Has anyone used a VPN successfully with the N4 for hacking prevention, even a paid version?

    Happy with the one you use?

    Here is a link that discusses VPN for Android.
    A VPN will not prevent hacking, although it will make it harder. It all depends on how much you trust the company. There are many VPN providers that have support for Android and have there own proprietary Android app. If you are looking for a VPN, I consider looking at these.

    (I am currently using this one)

    (used this one before PIA)



    You can use these on any device, like your PC, Phone, Tablet, where ever it is you need it.

    For the love of all that is good, DO NOT USE HIDEMYASS.


    Always check to see if the VPN keeps logs. If it does or you can't tell if they do, trash em. Both of these VPN's feature Military Grade Encryption (AES-256 bit encryption).

    If I may ask, why are you worried about hacking? o_o
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    Default Re: Which VPN to Prevent Hacking?

    You can also ask me more about VPN's since I'm knowledgeable in that area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    f I may ask, why are you worried about hacking? o_o
    Use N4 on public wifi with some banking and after reading up want to be safe, Paranoid?
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    Default Re: Which VPN to Prevent Hacking?

    Quote Originally Posted by lmvine View Post
    Use N4 on public wifi with some banking and after reading up want to be safe, Paranoid?
    1. You shouldn't even be banking on public wifi.
    2. A VPN will help but all banks have encrypted websites (https)
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    Isn't this sort of thing kind of academic since the NSA has cracked SSL, HTTPS, and goodness only knows what else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tall Mike 2145 View Post
    Isn't this sort of thing kind of academic since the NSA has cracked SSL, HTTPS, and goodness only knows what else?
    They still struggle to crack https. They have yet to crack full on VPN encryption.
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    Default Re: Which VPN to Prevent Hacking?

    While I don't want NSA to snoop (and I know VPN won't stop them), I am more concerned about a hacker on an open wifi at McDonalds or Starbucks, etc.

    I have used Tunnel Bear to see Downton Abbey online (as a UK address) but am interested on opinions how secure it is from hackers?
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    A VPN will not stop them, but it will slow them down. Do not use tunnel bear, or hidemyass, or spotflux, or hideman, or some random VPN from the play store. Most of them keep logs and are not to be trusted. Why would a hacker be at mcdonalds? And would you like me to list some more VPNs for you?
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    Default Re: Which VPN to Prevent Hacking?

    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    A VPN will not stop them, but it will slow them down. Do not use tunnel bear, or hidemyass, or spotflux, or hideman, or some random VPN from the play store. Most of them keep logs and are not to be trusted. Why would a hacker be at mcdonalds? And would you like me to list some more VPNs for you?
    McDonalds was only an example but also use in airports, etc that are open. As I said may be paranoid.
    Good point on the logs. YES, would like to get some more VPN recommendations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lmvine View Post
    McDonalds was only an example but also use in airports, etc that are open. As I said may be paranoid.
    Good point on the logs. YES, would like to get some more VPN recommendations.
    Alright. These are all VPNs that I have used and have heard good reviews from other people. One thing you should know is that you are trusting your data with a third party company. Some providers are there because they believe in internet privacy, while others don't give a hoot and are in it for the money.

    AirVPN


    AirVPN was made by internet activists who believe in internet freedom. I have had good speeds with them and have had little to no drops in connection with them. The do not log and accept various currencies such as bitcoin. The use AES-256 bit military grade encryption for all connections. Downside is they only support 1 device at a time per account unless you pay a little more and people report of dropped connections.

    Privateinternetaccess


    This is my current vpn. PIA has always been a true believer in internet privacy and is one of the best vpns in the business. They have some of the cheapest prices I've ever seen and their service is top notch. They have servers in multiple locations around the U.S, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Sweeden, Romania, and more. They use shared ip's to further increase anonymity and keep no logs. They have an easy to use client and have apps for android as well so you can have a vpn on your phone. They use 128 bit blowfish encryption but you can increase it to AES-256 bit encryption for free in their pc client. They have a dns leak proof feature so your real ip does not leak and a kill switch so that it kills all unencrypted data if the vpn connection drops. My speeds were fast. You won't even notice your connected to a vpn. That's how fast it is. PIA also supports the EFF. The downside is that is a U.S based company. The U.S does not have data retention laws, but as you know, the NSA is always watching. This has caused great controversy for PIA as to if they really do log. They insist that they have not complied with the NSA and that they rather shut down the business and relocate that to endanger customer privacy.

    Proxy.sh


    Proxy.sh is a vpn located in Seychelles with a big dedication to privacy. They have cheap plans just like PIA and have nice apps for android and windows. They use AES-256 bit encryption. They do not log, but will so under one condition, that their service is not used to harm another human being. If they receive complaint of a certain shared ip that is causing trouble, then they will investigate. Recently, they announced that they were going to log on one server publicly in order to catch a stalker that was reported to them via a complaint. They were transparent about everything and even gave a public warning to the alleged hacker, stating that their "haven" does not belong to people who have the intent to harm others and that they would take legal action against the person if he or she would not stop. The person apologized and the logging stopped. If you will not harm another being with their service, then they will honor their word. They are one of the best vpns I've used and will use them again eventually. As of now, they handle problems like this differently. They are trying out new ways to solve problems without logging and have now created what is called a "warrant canary" on their home page. It is updated everyday by the senior system administrator to ensure the company has not been compromised. If they warrant canary is out of date, then users will know that they have been comprised by authorities and are logging. They do this for the safety and privacy of customers.

    iPredator


    iPredator is a vpn from sweeden that has some correlation with thepiratebay, the famous torrent site. These guys are truely believers in privacy and do not log. While my experience was short with them, I had alright speeds with them. They were good, but not as good as I expected them to be. I believe they will become better over time and that they need to mature a little bit as a company before I try them again. I am about to try them again and will see how it goes!


    IVPN


    My experience was short with them, but they are excellent. Speeds are fast and they support a variety of devices. They are based in Malta, do not log, and are big believers in privacy. They are very transparent and have one of the best privacy policies I have ever seen on a VPN. They are partners with the EFF, a group that fights for internet freedom. Their speeds are really good and I've had a great experience with them. I would still be using their service, but they are a bit on the pricey side compared to others.


    Those are the main ones you should stick with. If you want to know more, you can learn more here.



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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    They still struggle to crack https. They have yet to crack full on VPN encryption.
    They don't need to crack anything, they'll ask Google or Chase to hand over the data, simple as that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by someguy01234 View Post
    They don't need to crack anything, they'll ask Google or Chase to hand over the data, simple as that.
    They're companies that already collect your data anyways.
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    Went with PIA for a month trial. PC download was a little clunky but N4 was easy. Seems OK so far. Will upgade to yearly if all continues to go well.
    wizzrah, thanks for your help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lmvine View Post
    Went with PIA for a month trial. PC download was a little clunky but N4 was easy. Seems OK so far. Will upgade to yearly if all continues to go well.
    wizzrah, thanks for your help.
    Right on!

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    Default Re: Which VPN to Prevent Hacking?

    Free VPN providers are more likely to log your activities and serve contextual ads while you're connected. They're also more likely to use your usage habits to tailor future ads to you, have fewer exit locations, and weak commitments to privacy so if logging and privacy are important to you, you may want to avoid them.
    I personally used purevpn.com on my N4 and am very satisfied with the speed and the diversity of the servers and locations however I'm sure you can find many similar providers by do some googling.
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    Well free vpn can't prevent you from Hacking even they keep log your activities and sell your data and low speed with advertisement so better to use paid vpn even on public spot or personal... there are many cheap vpn providers you can buy their service such as PIA, Purevpn, VyprVPN and many more you can try them source:
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    My one month trial with PIA went well so I opted for a year contract. Only downside is some sites don't recognize computer but a small inconvenience. Cool where they think you are in another state/country.

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