This year (2016) and last year, a few new laws were introduced by Cameron’s government, so I decided to get myself VPN. First, I tried a lifetime TigerVPN for 30$, nice deal. Unfortunately, TigerVPN doesn’t fully support Linux OpenVPN implementation. Connection is dropped when reaching ~900kb/s upload+download; network-manager tells that server time outed and it never reconnects due to… an authentication problem.
So I started looking for other affordable solutions. Two biggest competitors are PIA and TorGuard. I started reading discussions on reddit about those two, and it seems, there are very little differences. I was given a rolling promotion code for TorGuard, a 50% discount code that can be used after my 2 years long service comes to an end. It’s good.
TigerVPN is one of the most respected companies that care about your privacy. According to this table, they are one of the best VPN providers, based on TorrentFreak survey from 2014. What’s most important, they claim not to keep logs, don’t yhgmm… respect DMCA, don’t block P2P and don’t try to identify users.
It’s faster, consumes less memory, uses less CPU, it’s community driven, not developed by a company, doesn’t support white-listing, so only you decide what you want to block, and what is very important, it has a built-in list of filters (which is also built-in in AdBlock, but people don’t know about it). Continue reading →
In this post gathered some information about several attacks that can be used to track, identity web-browser users in many ways. I will show you here how to protect yourself from those attacks. Information given here should be useful for many communities, for people who hate ads online, who don’t want to be tracked online and also, for Tor users. I should warn you now that the points listed below are used by me and the list was compiled to improve privacy and anonymity without braking most of web2.0 features.
1.Let’s start with the most basic privacy settings in Firefox. First, go to Privacy settings (you can do it on many ways, on Linux, go Edit -> Preferences, or universal way just type “about:preferences” in address bar and select “Privacy”). There was much talk about the new Firefox option to disable third party cookies and a lot of people don’t like that feature because they can’t now earn money tracking you. So, tell sites, that you don’t want to be tracked and never accept third-party cookies. Other options are optional for now.