Re: To VPN?

Subject: Re: To VPN?
From: Daniel Friedman <daniel -dot- friedman42 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:54:23 -0400

The concern with using a VPN for identity masking is that you're moving the
circle of trust. By default, your ISP can see where all the traffic is
going from your local network because they own the tubes. Using a VPN
service means that the VPN company now has all that data because they can
see what's going into and out of their tunnel. You then have to trust that
company is not going to log all that information and potentially sell it
out to the highest bidder, hand it over to the government, or do other
nefarious things with it.

As with most security questions it comes down to the user to decide who to
trust, with what information, and how much convenience you're willing to
give up to keep that information to yourself.

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 12:23 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
wrote:

> That kind of VPN service might better be called identity masking. You
> connect to the service over VPN and all traffic is routed through
> their servers. People often use those services to watch streaming TV
> from blocked countries.
>
> https://www.bestvpn.com/vpn-for-streaming
>
> Setting up a VPN gateway on your computer or network would allow you
> secure remote access from other locations, e.g. if you want to grab
> some files from your home computer when you're at work or at a
> client's site.
>
> On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 9:01 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
> > I still puzzled, though, in that the EFF touts VPNs:
> > https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/03/congress-sides-cable-
> and-telephone-industry
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References:
To VPN?: From: Chris Morton
Re: To VPN?: From: Chris Morton
Re: To VPN?: From: Daniel Friedman
Re: To VPN?: From: Chris Morton
Re: To VPN?: From: Chris Morton
Re: To VPN?: From: Robert Lauriston

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