Good Free VPN - Is there such a thing?

Discussion in 'VPN and Privacy' started by Smith83, Jul 13, 2016.

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Good Free VPN - Is there such a thing?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    25 vote(s)
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  1. Dirk41

    Dirk41 Level 16

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    IP/DNS Detect I suggest you this website to check if your vpn has leaks
     
  2. DardiM

    DardiM Level 26
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    Thanks for the link :)

    Sans titre.jpg
     
  3. antreas

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    i though you needed unlimited free vpn not with 15gb limit per month so i change my comment..
     
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  4. Janl1992l

    Janl1992l Level 9

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    Would be nice if u can find the links :) i always want to learn more about vpns :)
     
  5. DardiM

    DardiM Level 26
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    #26 DardiM, Oct 17, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2016
    I am not the OP :)
    In fact I first made a mistake quoting you, I wanted to quote Dirk41, the thanks was for its link to test VPN, I edited it after :oops:

    The screenshot I linked in the spoiler was the result I obtained testing this tool :
    Good Free VPN - Is there such a thing?
    and using the IE11 it uses by default.
     
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  6. Myriad

    Myriad Level 7

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    These should give you all the info you will probably ever need ( perhaps much more than you need ! )

    This is a good starting point :-

    Advanced Privacy and Anonymity Using VMs, VPN's, Tor - Part 1

    And further guides are here :-

    IVPN Privacy Guides

    Please note that although these guides appear on the IVPN website , they are in no way specific to IVPN ,
    and they can be applied equally well to any VPN service you may choose , but there seems little point
    in making the effort if the VPN service is of a low quality from the start .

    You can put lipstick on a pig , but it will still be a pig :) ( .... no disrespect to pigs intended )

    Written by the same guy who did the testing report in my previous post .

    Read , study and enjoy ....
     
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  7. omidomi

    omidomi Level 61
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    I suggested CyberGhost to All!
    very fast,Nice GUI,very easy to use.
    btw: CyberGhost provided you great Security without spying or snooping!
    1-Base In Romania,one of the best country that has user privacy friendly law.
    many free vpn provider store your log for calculating bandwidth but CG no!
    "we do not store statistical data, which can be linked to a user account. Also, we do not store data on who had used which server and when."
    they accepted Bitcoin for user who they want stay anonymous.
    2-In March 2012, CyberGhost had successfully passed an audit and verification conducted by QSCert for the implemented Information Safety Management System (ISMS) according to the international industrial standards ISO27001 and ISO9001. The certification confirms the high quality of the internal safety processes and is renewed yearly ever since.
    3- read here also : I've got a suspicion concerning one of your users. Can I request for him/her to be checked up? - Powered by Kayako Help Desk Software
    :D
     
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  8. BillR5

    BillR5 Level 1

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    I've been to this site before. Potentially great info is severely damaged by the lack of the test date and a few important details, especially which VPNs made and failed to meet claims at the time of testing.

    Without a date, this "feels" like outdated, slanted marketing. Without identifying which VPNs failed to meet claims (but mentioning that the claimed support was why some VPNs were included), it "feels" like an attempt to paint almost all VPNs with the same tar brush. Together, these destroyed much of the credibility for me despite the painstaking, clear identification of sponsorship and apparent technical competence.

    I really hope someone can point to date and contemporaneous claims. The only guidance I can find is "OpenVPN v2.3.10 (which was the latest version at the time)."
     
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  9. Dirk41

    Dirk41 Level 16

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    #30 Dirk41, Oct 18, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2016
    Now Avira phantom offers 1gb/month for free. Do you think we can trust Avira ? Since I rarely connect to unsecure wifi it would be enough for me ( from smartphone )
     
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  10. antreas

    antreas Guest

    here the vpn click me :) you can use it on chrome firefox linux mac os windows and idk opera browser
     
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  11. Dirk41

    Dirk41 Level 16

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    May I ask a question ? These logs that you mention about some vpn, what informations about us contains exactly thank you
     
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  12. omidomi

    omidomi Level 61
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    log mean: which website you see,which data you transfer,whats your IP address,...in one word all of your information :D
     
  13. Dirk41

    Dirk41 Level 16

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    Even pw in https websites?
     
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  14. omidomi

    omidomi Level 61
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    all packet...(btw encrypted package :) )
     
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  15. HeroCloudAntivirus

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    If you use VPN for browsing only(which most of us do) download opera it has a great free vpn in it, FAST too! :D
     
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  16. Omnipotent

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    Hideman or Hide.me are good free VPN's that don't log.
     
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  17. Nico@FMA

    Nico@FMA Level 27

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    Uhhm most VPN solutions are good enough and yes some leak, or are not as good as advertised yet for everyday online browsing most will keep your data private. The real question is tho: Who CAN see your data? most VPN providers claim to encrypt your data that even they cannot see it.
    Well we all know that is a outright lie and a marketing trick.
    Even VPN providers are bound to a at least 3 up to 36 months data retention law which most western and more developed nations have agreed to internationally. And as such it also means that your encrypted data is view-able by for example law enforcement but also by the provider themselves. (No Matter what everyone claims)
    Some will skim trough the data streams using a automated process to collect user habits and such which they trough a third party can sell to generate revenue (or do you really think that free VPN means free VPN?)
    Regarding VPN leak tests and such the truth is there are near perfect, good, average and crappy ones. But they all have one thing in common: VPN in general provides just as much anonymity as giving the police officer a false name with a false address. It just takes a bit longer to find out who you are, where you are and what URL's you have visited at what time from what internet connection and such.

    To stop webpages from finding out your data the best VPN services are usually the ones available from your ISP, because they have all the necessary protections in place and also have pretty much ZERO speedloss and near ZERO shady habits and specially the last thing is something that even premium VPN providers cannot claim. As the bulk of them while premium and offering superB services are just as shady as the crappy ones.
     
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  18. Janl1992l

    Janl1992l Level 9

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    There are enough vpn providers that does not logg anything. like perfect privacy, who are registered in swizerland, or a vpn provider in panama. to say all need to logg is simple not true.
     
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  19. Vasudev

    Vasudev Level 22

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    VPN tunneling are pricey, these days even ISP based VPN charges are quite high.
     
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