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dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 21 3:05 am    Post subject: vpn stuff Reply with quote
    

allegedly i am now using a payed for vpn

it got cheaper the longer i held out, about 65p a week seems ok so long as it works against the less than fully able. if it is quality work change time should be seamless

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dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 21 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

it seems to work

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 21 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



the vpn, bridge and the DS platform seem to work

sorry about chucky, i found it where you see it on a shroom forage, rather disturbing
it gave me a bit of a surprise sitting by one of my shroom trees

i am not an innocent when it gets down to seeing unusual things, but that one is unusual

and it tested the system

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 21 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Probably everyone should use one. I did a VPN kick starter things years back for a wireless VPM gadget, but it was flaky and I gave up on it.
Which VPN are you on?

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 21 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

avast, at less than half "normal"price by letting them keep asking

it seemed like a sensible experiment, on price and potential effectiveness for £65=two years and 10 devices is cheap

i have used free ones, most are a bit slow on windows, the linuxy one was ok but that was a semi secure rig

there is no privacy in cyberspace, a bolt on the window does discourage the less than talented from intrusion

this avast VPN did not get top reviews, it is a fairly new product, the free and paid for avast things i have used for a decade or so have all been safe, most have been unhindering and those that did not work have been tweaked and updated or made easy to remove

so far it does not hinder, unlike some things or combinations of things

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 21 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

What are the speeds like DPack?

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 21 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

70 down
16 up

a bit faster than it was without the vpn

so far it has caused no issues, things that worked still do

it is not "secure" cos nothing is, but it adds another layer of complexity to repel bad actors with simple siege engines

useful for dealing with "local" restrictions on access to data if the data holder thinks you are local

TOR is more secure but comes with its own "interest groups" who will use traffic analysis even if the details evade them
tor +pgp + public wifi hotspot + burner hardware is semi secure, field craft is also needed to increase the odds of being black while lit up

there is a bit of cross over in this thread

a simple but robust, probably paid for VPN has some merits, it can reduce intrusive adverts(so does other stuff), it can get you "local status" which can be useful, it makes many standard attacks far more difficult

most pooter issues are "user misuse" a vpn catches some of those before they can happen, as well as putting the castle in a mirage on the wrong bit of the map

ps tor is ace in the appropriate circumstances
pps no secure data transfer is secure to those involved

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 21 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

it still seems ok, although my os appears to have updated as part of the licence package

Shane



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 21 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

dpack wrote:
useful for dealing with "local" restrictions on access to data if the data holder thinks you are local


I've heard that not being considered local can also be helpful in certain parts of the world. Ahem.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 21 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks DPack. I might look in to getting a VPN.

Also, I'd like to know your thoughts on Windows 11 please?

Oh yes, Shane, what are you up to?

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 21 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i had to reset a few things after win 11 installed, most settings seem to have carried over properly.
i do turn off some windows features( the voice thing perhaps useful if required, pita when it tries to be helpful because one adjusted one's headphones or booted up the machine etc. worse than the paperclip thing)

nowt broken yet afaik

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 21 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Shane wrote:
dpack wrote:
useful for dealing with "local" restrictions on access to data if the data holder thinks you are local


I've heard that not being considered local can also be helpful in certain parts of the world. Ahem.



Shane



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 21 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

sgt.colon wrote:
Thanks DPack. I might look in to getting a VPN.

Also, I'd like to know your thoughts on Windows 11 please?

Oh yes, Shane, what are you up to?

Came in handy in the early days when googling things related to dogs, as dogs are haram to the conservative types so dog-related websites were blocked by the state netnanny.

I would never dream of using it for watching UK TV.

(ExpressVPN, before anyone asks).

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 21 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

lots of data is unavailable until it isnt

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 21 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Shane wrote:
sgt.colon wrote:
Thanks DPack. I might look in to getting a VPN.

Also, I'd like to know your thoughts on Windows 11 please?

Oh yes, Shane, what are you up to?

Came in handy in the early days when googling things related to dogs, as dogs are haram to the conservative types so dog-related websites were blocked by the state netnanny.

I would never dream of using it for watching UK TV.

(ExpressVPN, before anyone asks).


Thanks Shane. I had to Google, haram. I wonder why they don't like dogs?

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