Comparison of 300 VPN's Shows Safety and Privacy Not Always Delivered
Hello December 16, 2018, 09:25:30 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
   Home   Help Arcade Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: Comparison of 300 VPN's Shows Safety and Privacy Not Always Delivered  (Read 1647 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

« on: August 20, 2017, 05:03:32 am »
Comparison of 300 VPN's Shows Safety and Privacy Not Always Delivered

Users of VPNs Might Be Placing Their Data At Risk
by Lauren Silverman of NPR
August 17, 2017

Some VPNs promise anonymous browsing for free, some with additional fees, all while claiming not to share data. But this is not always the case, according to one of the first major academic reviews of VPN providers. Researchers from across the globe tested nearly 300 free VPN apps on Google Play and found that those services don't always deliver on their promises.

"If you're not careful with choosing your VPN service provider, the medicine might be worse than the illness," says Nick Feamster, a computer science professor at Princeton University. He says tens of millions of people have downloaded VPNs — and many don't realize they're not as secure as they claim. What researchers found in their academic review was that nearly 40 percent of the VPN's injected malware or malvertising on user's hardware. And nearly 20 percent of the apps didn't even encrypt a user's traffic.

In one example of this, the Center for Democracy & Technology filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission this month alleging the VPN Hotspot Shield collects data and intercepts traffic. If true, that would be a direct violation of claims by the company's policy to "never log or store user data." When choosing a VPN, safety comparison charts such as this one comparing 183 VPN's can be helpful. Note: you must sort the columns to place VPN's with green boxes (the best) towards the top and the middle and worst columns (yellow and red) towards the bottom. The most important columns appear to be PRIVACY Jurisdiction, PRIVACY Logging, and TECHNICAL Security. You must sort each column separately - which is slightly annoying.  

It's been said that the "safest" option currently available is to set up your own VPN server and connect only to that. For anyone willing to perform their own setup, Ars Technica has provided this guide on how to do so.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2017, 05:15:26 am by (Hidden) » Logged
1x Thumb Up

The speed of light (3×108 m/s) from Earth to the Moon, in real time

« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 10:51:59 pm »

It is a bad idea to use public VPNs. If you have some skills it's better to setup your own. You can get a VDS/cloud hosting to install any simple VPN script you can find in the net for free. Control and customization are the main advantages. And the price of the hosting is a bit lower than the price of a good VPN.

gzlong, За дурной галавой нагам неспакой
Pages: [1]   Go Up

* Permissions
You can't post new topics.
You can't post replies.
You can't post attachments.
You can't modify your posts.
BBCode Enabled
Smilies Enabled
[img] Enabled
HTML Disabled

Jump to:  

Related Topics
Subject Started by Replies Views Last post
Safety First Watersports pittstop17 1 1900 Last post January 23, 2015, 10:37:05 pm
by BobLivesHere
SAFETY CURLS Jokes & Funny Stuff nhalizegt 0 509 Last post February 21, 2015, 05:43:11 am
by nhalizegt
A Married Couple Went To The Hospital To Have Their Baby Delivered... Jokes & Funny Stuff coryzinho 0 552 Last post July 07, 2015, 06:59:38 pm
by coryzinho
Safety Watersports oxford900 3 2802 Last post April 07, 2017, 04:33:37 am
by anusanus
dating safety Jokes & Funny Stuff wesleyrayne 0 279 Last post February 22, 2017, 12:08:37 pm
by wesleyrayne