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Old 03-14-2019, 04:49 PM   #1
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VPN question

Channel 4 doing a series on cyber security. arguing the need for a VPN... So who should use one? Everyone who has a computer? Everyone who has a cell phone? What about the schmo like me whose laptop never leaves the den, and uses the phone as a phone or camera 95% of the time? We have Xfinity in the house... Do not use online banking, some Amazon and the like, with AMEX.. Don't know enough, or much at all, about this stuff.

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Old 03-14-2019, 05:33 PM   #2
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At home unless you’re doing something illegal it’s likely overkill. Your banking apps likely have decent security and double authentication if anything looks suspect.

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Old 03-19-2019, 01:42 PM   #3
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Anyone else?

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Depends on how paranoid you are about people snooping on your stuff
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:37 PM   #5
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I have used them lightly in the past, looking into security issues.

I do not have a real need as I do not do anything that I am concerned where I'm seen. The Dark Web can be a scary place.

You can cheat a little and use a TOR plugin in your browser.

However, if you are still running a Windows XP machine, a VPN might be safer.

If you have a well patched Win10 machine or a latest rev MAC OS you should be fine for mundane tasks

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Old 03-20-2019, 01:49 PM   #6
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At home unless you’re doing something illegal it’s likely overkill. Your banking apps likely have decent security and double authentication if anything looks suspect.

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Exactly. VPT for your home is overkill. Password your router, your laptop and multi-factor all your financial apps.

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