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communication:security [2018/01/04 06:33]
frater_secessus [Internet security for nomads]
communication:security [2019/01/27 10:55] (current)
frater_secessus [VPN]
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 The real value of a VPN is:  ​ The real value of a VPN is:  ​
-  * hide one's IP address from the world in order to foil geolocation +  * hide one's IP address from the world in order to foil geolocation.  A common example is you want to use a streaming service not available in your country. 
-  * hide traffic from an employer, ISP, or someone else //in the first few hops//​.  ​It does not increase security for people already using secured websites since those are already encrypted.+  * hide one's IP address from the world to complicate identification. ​ Maybe you are a political dissident, pirate, etc.  Maybe you are just a private person. 
 +  * hide traffic from an employer, ISP, or someone else //in the first few hops//​.  ​Maybe you want to avoid content-related throttling. 
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 ==== what about Three Letter Agencies ==== ==== what about Three Letter Agencies ====
communication/security.txt · Last modified: 2019/01/27 10:55 by frater_secessus