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[*] posted on 18-4-2018 at 06:02


Location aka ip. Maybe some other data like user agent and os too. But it's so weak and unstable. Depends on proxy.

Weakest is one you use on website such as https://www.proxysite.com/. See that one allows changing user agent and referer in settings. Most allow blocking js, images, and some "elements" (?). They say these elements do not go through proxy, so proxy is useless here. Also don't see point in user agent, you can change it without proxy.

Stronger one is that comes as extension for browser such as windscribe for chrome. It is for whole browser and nothing can pass directly in that browser.

Strongest is one that comes like app for pc, it is almost same as vpn, all apps including system probably use it.

There is something called web rtc that leaks even if you use proxy. So there are for example extensions for chrome and firefox and opera that disable rtc leaks. It's just one proof that proxy is worst (weakest).

Simply use proxy for quick small stuff. If you plan on using it every day and privacy is important, then vpn is better. I used windscribe. Gives you 10 GB per month + 5 GB if you tell about them on twitter.

But it's stupid to use vpn if you're gonna download huge files which you don't need to hide from anybody. Maybe best to use vpn for some browser as extension, which i actually consider proxy, such as windscribe. And use that browser for "dark things". And use another browser for normal things.
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[*] posted on 18-4-2018 at 06:54


Simply put if you can get to a web site, they can find you, period, it only then comes down to motivation on their end. Proxy makes it a bit harder, Vpns even more difficult, tor huge head ache with lots of invested time.

So really it more about how much reason and motivation they have to find you. But VPN makes it so they can not see what the data is rather just where it is going.
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[*] posted on 19-4-2018 at 05:59


Quote: Originally posted by XeonTheMGPony  
Simply put if you can get to a web site, they can find you, period, it only then comes down to motivation on their end. Proxy makes it a bit harder, Vpns even more difficult, tor huge head ache with lots of invested time.

So really it more about how much reason and motivation they have to find you. But VPN makes it so they can not see what the data is rather just where it is going.


So what is a VPN protecting you from?

My VPN app has a little pop up that will say "x amount of information protected".

I don't care if sites can see me, I would be more worried about malicious hackers, viruses, malware, and things of that nature.

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[*] posted on 19-4-2018 at 06:42


They won't protect you from that. I wanted to download serial key for some program and i got virus. It quickly damaged all my 1 TB files so I had to redownload 1 TB. Not gonna trust that site again. Forgot what was it now. As for why, when, how, and what about vpn, just visit your vpn homepage. Such as https://windscribe.com. They may block some sites, ads, and trackers, whatever that means. Antivirus can only help for viruses. And even google chrome site blacklist doesn't include some websites i consider fake or full of viruses. So trust nobody.
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[*] posted on 20-4-2018 at 05:24


Quote: Originally posted by RawWork  
They won't protect you from that. I wanted to download serial key for some program and i got virus. It quickly damaged all my 1 TB files so I had to redownload 1 TB. Not gonna trust that site again. Forgot what was it now. As for why, when, how, and what about vpn, just visit your vpn homepage. Such as https://windscribe.com. They may block some sites, ads, and trackers, whatever that means. Antivirus can only help for viruses. And even google chrome site blacklist doesn't include some websites i consider fake or full of viruses. So trust nobody.


Hmmm...

Makes sense.

Again, thank you.

I have read the app information for my VPN, but I was still unclear on exactly how it was helping/protecting me aside from hiding my IP.

I don't see myself as completely incompetent with technology, I know a little, but I find it easier to understand when asking others about it, rather than reading product information.

If hackers gain access to my router I would have some issues, no? How can I protect that?

Will anti-virus software detect "remote accessing Trojans"?

Sorry, I don't want to be "spoon fed" this stuff, and I really have taken the time to briefly look into these things, it's just not entirely clear from the information that I have.

Thank you again.
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[*] posted on 20-4-2018 at 06:54


Malwarebytes is my preferred protection, I have used a great many and they seem to be off to a good start.

Second is configuring every thing care fully, every set up is unique, all I can say is research it and it will take you 3 weeks be for it all operates smoothly.

I ran game servers and had tight rules and layers to keep un wanteds out, smooth wall 3.0 on a hard ware fire wall plus internal fire walls.

when it comes to this there is no simple answer, but a good start is block all ports by default, then open only the ones that are needed, then have a rule to block any "unusual" activity on those ports.

All ways scan any file you down load with at least 2 scanners, for me that is windows built in scanner and malware-bytes if from a questionable source. Stay far and away from porn sites as that's where allot of this stuff hides, much like STD's they depend on horny overriding critical thought!

This is a very big in depth field! FYI If you can get online, your ip isn't hidden ;)
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[*] posted on 20-4-2018 at 19:00


Use a VPN. Use TOR. Update often. Scan often. Keep anti virus Shiz on always. Keep firewall set to a practical level. Dont dl dodgy shit. Delete Facebook. Avoid Google. Use DuckDuckGo instead. Never use gmail. Use proton mail or something.

Networks are so easy to hack. I can't do it... it's very easy for some...




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[*] posted on 23-4-2018 at 05:06


Quote: Originally posted by XeonTheMGPony  
Malwarebytes is my preferred protection, I have used a great many and they seem to be off to a good start.

Second is configuring every thing care fully, every set up is unique, all I can say is research it and it will take you 3 weeks be for it all operates smoothly.

I ran game servers and had tight rules and layers to keep un wanteds out, smooth wall 3.0 on a hard ware fire wall plus internal fire walls.

when it comes to this there is no simple answer, but a good start is block all ports by default, then open only the ones that are needed, then have a rule to block any "unusual" activity on those ports.

All ways scan any file you down load with at least 2 scanners, for me that is windows built in scanner and malware-bytes if from a questionable source. Stay far and away from porn sites as that's where allot of this stuff hides, much like STD's they depend on horny overriding critical thought!

This is a very big in depth field! FYI If you can get online, your ip isn't hidden ;)


Thank you tons!

I am doing all that I can to educate myself here, and I appreciate all the input and help.

Your post has been very informative.

It looks like I am going to have to buckle down and start doing some in depth research, as it appears that doing it any other way would be inadequate for my needs.

I want to be protected online, but unfortunately that means you have to keep up with threats and those behind them, it's exhausting, it would be like one of these tech guys having to synthesize 2,5-dimethoxy-3,4-methylenedioxy-alpha-methyl-phenethylamine with only a Wikipedia page as guidance...

Anyway, thank you tons.
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[*] posted on 23-4-2018 at 05:17


Quote: Originally posted by WangleSpong5000  
Use a VPN. Use TOR. Update often. Scan often. Keep anti virus Shiz on always. Keep firewall set to a practical level. Dont dl dodgy shit. Delete Facebook. Avoid Google. Use DuckDuckGo instead. Never use gmail. Use proton mail or something.

Networks are so easy to hack. I can't do it... it's very easy for some...


I use a VPN, I can't get tor on my device, at least I have not been able to get it to work so far, I use malware bytes and scan often.

I am worried about my router though...

I have never had a MySpace or Facebook, and I am still not even sure what Twitter even is, but I use google frequently.

I could not use Gmail, or Yahoo mail, or any of those "big" mail sites as they require a cell phone number for confirmation, and I do not own a cell phone, actually I have never had a cellphone or landline before, so I really can not get an email.

I use a tablet through a friends router.

...I have never owned a credit card, I have never had a bank account, I have never paid taxes or been formally employed, so even if I did get hacked all the hackers would get is my sciencemadness posts and my saved PubMed and NCBI research articles... ...but I still want to be as safe as possible.
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