Well well well….. Here we are again. In yet another bullshit blog post about anonymity. In the last posts (the www and WTs) we had a long short read about how to stay anonymous and why should we use a VPN. In the post I promised you that I will give you a list of the best VPNs of this quarter. Here we go.
Choosing a VPN nowadays is like choosing an Android Phone. There are too many, and we don’t know what to choose. Well personally I hate iPhones because of the lack of flexibility. It’s just like using Windows (no offense here, but I personally believe they are retards and lazy asses) in another bracket ( I might be able to write a blog about how to use Linux instead of fucking windows). Choosing an Android be like, one for camera, one for gaming and another one of rocket launcher. Choosing a VPN is almost like that now.
My list of VPNs is as follows.
First Choice: ExpressVPN.
So far this is the allrounder. The competing areas are speed, Privacy and circumventing censorship.
- They claim to have more than 1800 servers over 148 locations and 94 countries (remember what I said about country based exit node?) .
- They support a wide range of VPN apps (Windows, Mac, iOS,Android,Linux and Routers)
- They even have browser Extensions on Chrome, Firefox and Safari.
- And in more devices the have Apple TV, Fire TV, Smart TV, Playstation, Android TV and many more…
- They even say about a 30 day money back guarantee (WTF?).
- They will support upto 3 connections. (ie. Three independent devices can use the same VPN credentials)
One down, few thousand more to go
Why? Zero traffic logs (They claim). And this one is compatible with torrent downloading.
- They claim to be worlds best VPN service.
- They have a 7 day money back guarantee (again WTF?)
- They have more than 40K shared IPs over 60 locations with 950+ servers.
- They support upto 5 devices.
- They have excellent download speeds
- Supports Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Amazon services.
- Didn’t see Linux anywhere but should work.
Why: Well claiming to be ultra secure is quite a thing.
- Claim to have 60+ server locations with 4000+ servers
- Supports upto 6 devices with single account
- The client wares are up to par.
- Strong DNS leak protection (remember DNS leak?)
- Optional dedicated IP address
- Encrypted Extension for Chrome and firefox
- You can pay in BitCoin (yay), paypal and credit cards.
I am going to take a break here. These are some of the high rated paid VPNs available.
I guess you might know by now why should we use a VPN. But I am not going to review a hundred VPN services here because anyone can find a thousand such articles over the internet. Most of them are so high rated articles and I am in here for no competition.
But to get an idea about how to use a VPN, spending a hundred dollars every year doesn’t seem to be a good idea (it is when they are offering money back). But should we really do it? Are there no services that could help us it , may be give some freebie VPNs?
Yea, of course. Even free poison is favourite.
Hens, Sorry Hence, we are here to talk about one last thing. Ie Openvpn.
OpenVPN is an open-source software application that implements virtual private network (VPN) techniques to create secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities. It uses a custom security protocol that utilizes SSL/TLS for key exchange. It is capable of traversing network address translators (NATs) and firewalls. It was written by James Yonan and is published under the GNU General Public License (GPL). – Source
Shit! Wiki… This is overkill.
- Open-Source : Free(ish) softwares whose source code is available publicly for anyone to use.
- Virtual Private Network : If you want me to explain that, maybe you should stop reading this blog and try sheep herding.
- Routed-Bridged Configurations : Networking techniques. We don’t have to think much about it now.
- SSL-TLS : Transport layer security (basically encrypted connections)
- NAT : Nat is NAT, we can ignore this, too much to say. I am bored, you will be bored.
- Firewall : Again, another security measure.
- James Yonan : I don’t know him, but they say he wrote OpenVPN. So thanks James.
The advantage of using OpenVPN is that we don’t have to pay a dime to use a VPN. At Least not to get the hang of it. We can use this until we fully understand what is the benefit of using the OpenVPN.
I don’t want to attempt and write down a blog on how to download and install OpenVPN because there are hundreds of it. My personal favorite is TechRadar – simple and awesome.
If you guys, any of you find any trouble configuring OpenVPN on a Linux box, let me know. I love using and configuring Linux and Linux based stuff. I am even ready to write down a bash script to help you with that sorta stuff. So.. let me know. (not just this script, but any script. In bash I trust)
If you people want to get bored reading comparisons between a thousand VPNs, I will provide you people with a list of it. Check below.
You may find it funny that most of these lists list the same VPNs in the top as the ones I have mentioned here. It is because they are simply good.
I was thinking what to write next? Should I write about OpenVPN on linux? Or should I write about TOR and TOR browser? Hmm.. let me know what you think before the weekend or I will endup with more bullshit.