Really concerned about privacy? Don’t use Opera’s free VPN, security experts warn

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#1

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Yesterday’s announcement about browser developer Opera adding a native, free, unlimited VPN service to its browser is criticized online by security experts. They argue users shouldn’t think their privacy is properly protected when using Opera’s VPN service and argue it’s not even a real VPN.

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#2

I think it is questionable unless that is a real VPN, but I do not find it questionable that it only protects itself and not your mail or other communication, it is a feature of the browser, no stand alone VPN…


#3

There are plenty of $0 proxy servers out there, so it’s probably not worth getting overly excited about this one. If you do a web search for “encrypted proxy”, I’m sure you’ll find plenty. If you want a VPN provider for free, I would recommend using either FreeVPN.ninja or VPNBook.

Also, if you use a proxy, there’s always a possibility that browser plugins might not honor that proxy, thus leaking your real IP address. Since VPNs typically tunnel ALL of your network traffic, whether you programs want that traffic tunneled or not, I think that a VPN might be the way to go for users who use Flash, Silverlight, etc.


#5

Get your own VPN at home. Free and controllable by yourself.


#6

[QUOTE=Mr. Belvedere;2779631]Get your own VPN at home. Free and controllable by yourself.[/QUOTE]
There is no VPN that will every last forever if a certain Government forces the company running it to close down. Then you loose the VPN so even if you get a free VPN that doesn’t mean the Government can also close the VPN IP address therefore killing your VPN. One should read the VPN small print about privacy and how they keep logs or don’t keep logs that will tell you if this VPN is bad or good.


#7

Own VPN setup is the better way to get anonymous connection.