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Is Free VPNs Secure?

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Re: Is Free VPNs Secure?

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Post by stevedude » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:58 pm

Good article regarding this topic: https://fossbytes.com/is-free-vpn-safe/
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Re: Is Free VPNs Secure?

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Post by MichealHeitz » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:17 pm

Although I am using a free VPN myself, but it is not doing me any good.... I totally agree with lots of experts here that it does not properly mask your activity nor provides any data encryption. A safe bet is to waste some money on some of best VPN services and take advantage of their service to the fullest.

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Post by maesch3ster » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:02 pm

Thanks for all the info I might go for the paid since it has more security offer, I'm thinking PureVPN.

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Re: Is Free VPNs Secure?

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Post by waldmattis » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:00 pm

Mod Note
I know the poster is trying to be helpful, but advertising is not allowed on the Forum.
One can mention the service but not post a link to it. ie I use xxxxx.

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Re: Is Free VPNs Secure?

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Post by brolly » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:25 pm

HarisTanveer wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:52 am
Hello guys,
I am a streaming lover and love to stream my favorite content worldwide. My focus is to secure myself while streaming my favorite content online,
Here i was looking for some best free VPN services of 2018 it is because to protect myself from cyber threats / cyber crimes.
So, i am trying to figure out which Free VPN providers are best in security perspective.
Here i found the detailed guide on best free vpn services of 2018.
This guide gathered the list of best [link removed by administrator, laced with ads for product] services for Android, Netflix, iPhone, Mac, Torrenting, Windows, Reddit, Chrome, Gaming, Download links and many more.
My point is, is free VPNs secure? i read somewhere that "if you're not paying for a product, then you're the product".
So, should i go with free VPN ?
Which VPN provider is best ?
Need your suggestions.
I got the 5 Best Free VPN Services, they are:
1. Windscribe
2. TunnelBear
3. Security Kiss
4. Proton VPN
5. Hide Me VPN
The long and short of is "if it's free, you are more than likely to be the product". No free lunch i'm afraid especially with free versions of commercial software.

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Re: Is Free VPNs Secure?

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Post by brolly » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:22 am

oops wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:56 am
https is my favorite VPN .... free and fast ;-)
Are you implying that https protocol is a VPN? As far as i know https relies on asymmetric encryption that uses public and private cryptographic keys to mask all the data that is shared between your device and the website you access.Also makes sure the data received by both the web server and the client device isn’t altered in any way. It minimizes the likelyhood of man in the middle attacks. a VPN is a service you can use to protect your online data and identity when you browse the web. Also, it helps you bypass firewall restrictions and geo-blocks that can prevent you from accessing the content and websites you want. You can also mask your geolocation.

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