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Re: VPN Service
From: Pierre Jaury <pierre () jaury eu>
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 20:00:14 +0100

Additionally to my previous reaction: using Tor is almost no better than
using VPN. At least it does not create artificial central communication
points, yet it does not actually help with anonymity or obfuscation: you
are not anonymous or safe using the remote application unless this
application includes such features.

The only actual interesting Tor use case remains hidden services imho.

On Fri, 2012-02-03 at 13:34 -0500, Jeffrey Walton wrote: 
On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 10:39 PM, haZard0us <hazard0us.pt () gmail com> wrote:
Hello all,

I'm looking for a VPN provider to encrypt my communications. My main
objective is to get secure communications while being able to search on the
web, read and create content and, most of all, can get my IM/IRC traffic

Any suggestions?

I've seen some providers - like HideMyAss, SwissVPN, etc - and i'm looking
for the best security with the lower price :)
Does it have to be a VPN (IPSec or L2TP)? VPN providers have shown a
penchant for selling out their customers to law enforcement and other
authorities despite their claims.

TOR is a good alternative, but does not operate as low in the stack.
TOR offer confidentiality and does a better job at anonymity.

Additionally, the EFF's Https Everywhere will help you with HTTP


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Pierre Jaury <pierre () jaury eu> +33(0)
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