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Old 05-25-2018, 10:07 PM   #1
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Do You Use a VPN?

With the time spent on the road requiring many to use online banking, pharmacies, shopping, etc... do you use a virtual private network to protect your privacy, personal and financial information, etc...?

Just curious what others are doing. I use NordVPN. Easy to configure, reasonably priced, does not add much to latency. Anything I have that connects to,the internet goes through the VPN.

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i use my cellular hotspot.
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i use my cellular hotspot.
Hotspots can connect to the internet through a VPN. The VPN encrypts the data you send through the internet i.e credit card numbers, bank account numbers, medical info, etc... so they can't be mined by others.
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More scare tactics. The boogeyman is everywhere. Just pay us $60 per year then everything will be ok.

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More scare tactics. The boogeyman is everywhere. Just pay us $60 per year then everything will be ok.

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Not trying to sell anyone anything or scare anyone, I just asked a question.

No need for your sarcasm, if its not for you then its not for you.
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Hotspots can connect to the internet through a VPN. The VPN encrypts the data you send through the internet i.e credit card numbers, bank account numbers, medical info, etc... so they can't be mined by others.
i understand that. i believe cell data is very secure whereas i know nothing about who is behind the VPN purveyors.
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I use one. Not for banking so much, as that's a secure connection anyway. More just to shake off the tracking busybodies at Facebook and Google.
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I use one. Not for banking so much, as that's a secure connection anyway. More just to shake off the tracking busybodies at Facebook and Google.
I use almost any place I go on the net, no need for my isp to know where I go
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I use one. Not for banking so much, as that's a secure connection anyway. More just to shake off the tracking busybodies at Facebook and Google.
Facebook and Google know all about you as soon as you log into them, so a VPN makes no difference at all in that regard. What the VPN does is stop a third party from jumping in between you and the site you are logged into to view, monitor or steal your internet traffic.
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VPNs are only secure if YOU control both VPN endpoints. On a purchased service, you don't control the far endpoint. Therefore, there is no added security or value. It sounds as if it improves security, but it doesn't.
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As long as your bank or financial transactions are thru a browser HTTPS supported web interface, all data is encrypted and secure. No need for yet another layer.
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VPNs are only secure if YOU control both VPN endpoints. On a purchased service, you don't control the far endpoint. Therefore, there is no added security or value. It sounds as if it improves security, but it doesn't.
Disagree, unless you know for sure the server I use at the end point is not secure or is stealing my data. Any security is only as strong as the weakest point but how can you say with certainty that that is the case here.

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Since your ISP is now allowed to track your activity and sell the data a VPN is worth considering just to foil them.

Places like RV Resorts are a target rich environment. Lots of people with money moving through who need to use an internet connection. Chances are they won't even know where they were hacked.

If you think cell towers are secure you are probably correct. The problem is that intercepting cell calls for a man in the middle attack is old tech. See the above comment.

All security is vulnerable so it becomes a cost/benefit ratio issue. The bear gets the slowest runner. The hacker gets the easiest targets. Some folks like to run naked, some wear a belt and suspenders. Pick your choices and go.
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When I'm snowbirding, I still stay connected with my work via a CiscoVPN tunnel.. We have a hard locked down network and this is how I work for three months out of the year..
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