The HotUKDeals VPN Megathread (Offers, FAQ, Howtos + More!)
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The HotUKDeals VPN Megathread (Offers, FAQ, Howtos + More!)

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Welcome to the HotUKDeals VPN Megathread!

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With privacy laws on the internet changing on a weekly basis, more and more users; especially in the UK, are turning to VPN services to protect their privacy and freedoms on the world wide web, as well as some added bonuses we'll talk about more in this thread.




So, what is a VPN?

Wikipedia defines a VPN as - 'A virtual private network also known as a VPN is a private network that extends across a public network or internet. It enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network'

Why should I use one?


There's a whole host of reasons you may wish to use a VPN, including but not limited to;

  • Accessing Business Networks from any place in the world



With more and more people working remotely, it's important for businesses to protect their information as well as their employees when working remotely, a VPN ensures that data is safe and secure no matter where you are working.

  • Hide your Browsing Data from ISP and local Users



A lot of us take our privacy for granted, and only understand its importance when under threat. All ISPs will log the data of your IP address. When you use a VPN, they can only see the connection to your VPN, and will ensure no-one spies on your internet history. Even more importantly, it secures your connection when using a Public WiFi access point, protecting your from prying eyes on the network.


  • To access Geographically restricted content



'Content not available in your country or region' NO MORE! A VPN service will allow you to connect to multiple locations, to help you bypass any of these soft restrictions.





  • To Bypass Internet Censorship



This one is particularly important for UK users, with threats of restrictive internet access being debated within government this year, starting with 'Adult' content websites, this could set a dangerous precedent for censorship on the internet.



This all sounds great, but are there any downsides?



Yes. Firstly, there's always going to be an additional cost as you avail of one of these services. Free providers do exist, but the quality and reliability is questionable. Secondly, should the VPN be congested, this can have a negative affect on speed.




  • CyberGhost




2906202-h9u57.jpgSuper Winter Sale now on - with plans from $2.50/mo

over 3000 servers in 60+ countries .

Protect up to 7 devices per account .

No Logs policy!

Dedicated streaming servers for :

· Netflix US

· Netflix France

· Netflix Germany

· Netflix Denmark

· Netflix UK

· Hulu US

· Sky UK.


Features:
Automatic Kill Switch
Highest possible speed
Unlimited bandwidth and traffic
Access to over 3000 servers worldwide in over 60+ countries

SERVICE:
Block ads, trackers, and malware
Encrypted WiFi connection
Simultaneous connections on up to 7 devices
Apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux,,Amazon FireStick,Routers
Friendly support: chat or email online 24/7
45-day money back guarantee

PRIVACY:
DNS and IP Leak Protection
Strict No Logs Policy
256-bit AES Encryption
OpenVPN, L2TP-IPsec and PPTP protocols

(Our notes: 73% off all plans in this offer, meaning you can find the perfect package for your needs, no logging, all devices support make this a serious contender.)




  • Nord VPN

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Nord VPN $2.99 per month in the Cyber Month Sale

3 years NordVPN for approx £68 via StackSocial

Features:
6 simultaneous connections
4300+ Servers in 62 Countries
2048-bit SSL Encryption
No Logging Policy
P2P welcome
Ads blocker included (CyberSec)
Extensions for Google Chrome and FireFox
Double VPN and Tor VPN Connections
Kill Switch (app and internet level)
VPN Gateways Tuned for Streaming Media
24/7 Customer Support via live chat
Unblock more than 400 streaming services (US Netflix if you are overseas, BBC iPlayer and many other like sport hubs UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga and etc.)
Works in China and other highly restricted countries (obfuscated servers)
Most of Servers can be connected as http or SOCKS5 proxy

(Our notes: Voted the best VPN provider in 2018, and it's easy to see why. 6 devices simultaneously, 3500 servers worldwide and apps for all your devices.)



  • SurfShark


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2-year Surfshark plan only £1.59/mo



Last chance to grab your jaw-dropping VPN deal - from £0.05 per day to unlock the best Internet has to offer. Max security and extreme speed. SurfShark offers You the unlimited number of connections and no bandwidth caps. With strict no-logs policy, leak protection and technology which is optimized for fast content delivery, you will be able to browse safely and access even the geo-blocked content on Netflix, Amazon, BBC, and many others. Coupon code SHARKEXTRA gives 83% discount, monthly price drops to £1.59/mo or total £38.16, billed every 24 months. Main SurfShark features: * Unlimited devices and data support * Strict no-logs policy * Access to Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, SkyGo, BBC and many other streaming sites * Torrenting support * 24/7 live customer support * 30-days money back guarantee * Access from highly restricted networks and regions * Industry leading protocols: OpenVPN, IKEv2 * HTTP over SSL/TLS browser proxy * Optimized for streaming and fast content delivery * 500+ servers in 50 countries * IP address masking, Zero-Knowledge DNS, IPV6 leak and WebRTC protection * CleanWeb™







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ProtonVPN is having a 50% off Black Friday sale.

You can get any two-year plan for the price of one!

That includes ProtonVPN Basic, normally $4 a month, now just $48 (37 £)for two years.

ProtonVPN Plus plans, normally $8 a month, are available for $96 (75 £) for two years. That means you get support for up to five devices, access to exclusive Plus servers, and Secure Core protection for just $96. Or protect your Internet connection and your emails with our ProtonMail Plus & ProtonVPN Plus bundle, just $144 for two years. That's a two years of end-to-end encrypted emails and VPN protection for your data for just $144.


With ProtonVPN, you can:

- Protect your privacy by hiding your IP address

- Browse the web securely (even on public WiFi)

- Visit blocked/censored websites

The ProtonVPN Plus plan comes with advanced features, including support for up to five devices, access to exclusive Plus servers, and Secure Core protection.




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HideMyAss! Pro VPN Deal: 12 Months subscription + 3 Months FREE (£3.19 per month)

Features:

  • Largest VPN network by server locations: 190+ countries
  • Up to 5 connections per license
  • Unlimited speeds
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited server switches
  • Netflix compatible
  • Virtually unhackable encryption
  • The most secure protocols: OpenVPN (TCP, UDP), L2TP-IPsec, IKEv2, and PPTP
  • Kill-switch available (prevents privacy leaks by blocking an app's internet access anytime the VPN is disconnected)
  • IP shuffle available (this feature makes it harder for people to track your location by periodically randomizing your IP address)
  • Round-the-clock customer support by chat or email
  • 30-day money-back guarantee





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GOOSE VPN 3 Year Deal for £89

Features

  • Encrypts your online communication
  • Eliminates all online borders & limitations by routing your traffic through private servers
  • Includes access to a capable network of 59+ servers around the world
  • Includes downloads & simultaneous use on an unlimited number of devices (custom clients for Windows, Mac, iOS & Android)
  • Adjusts your location & IP address
  • Allows you to browse safely using any public or private hotspot
  • Offers 24/7 support & a strict no-logging policy





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Windscribe Pro - Privacy Toolset $49 Yearly / $89 Bi-Yearly

A VPN alone will do very little to maintain your online privacy, which is why Windscribe is more than just a VPN. It's a combination of several tools which all work together to minimize your digital footprint and keep you private when you browse.

Although you can use Windscribe for free if your usage is light, a Pro subscription gives you access to more than 50 locations and unlimited bandwidth.



  • Mask your physical location from 3rd parties w/ an encrypted tunnel
  • Access geo-locked content from anywhere
  • Avoid most ads while you're browsing
  • Torrent securely & share files w/o worrying about your ISP snooping on you
  • Use on all your devices simultaneously
  • Get protected by the top-notch firewall that protects you in case of connectivity loss
  • Leave no trace or logs while you browse



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Get 1-Year of ZenMate Premium at 30% off (£49.99)

Get 2-Years of ZenMate Premium at 60% off (£56.99)


Make sure you’re safe wherever you go this summer, by packing ZenMate VPN along your bathing suit! ZenMate VPN will protect your phone and laptop from snoopers, hackers and marketers; and make sure you're safe on public wifi, letting you connect to your favourite content from home, securely!

  • 30 days money back guarantee
  • Use on up to 5 devices
  • Connect to more than 30 countries
  • Available on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and browser extensions





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SaferVPN: 3-year premium subscription (77% off) ($89.99 / $2.50 per month)

Features:

  • Automatic Wi-Fi Security - be protected automatically on public Wi-Fi networks
  • One-tap connection
  • 30-day money-back guarantee - no questions asked
  • 24/7 Live Chat support
  • Unlimited data, bandwidth + speed
  • No logs policy
  • 5 simultaneous connections
  • Apps for all devices and popular browsers
  • Military-grade 256-bit encryption
  • Simple to setup, easy to use



(Our notes: A very well respected VPN supplier, with a no logs policy, and 30 day guarantee make it an option well worth considering)





  • Mac Sentry

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1 Year for $18 (Limited Time Offer)

Features

Belize based company
No logs
20 locations in 16 countries
P2P Allowed
Works on Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android
Extra apps for Mac users
24/7 Email support
Kill Switch
No bandwidth restrictions
5 devices


(Our notes: Perfect package if you want to dip your toes into a VPN. 1 year signup, no bandwidth restrictions and works on all the major devices)



  • PIA

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Features




Secure VPN Account
Encrypted WiFi
P2P Support
PPTP, OpenVPN and L2TP/IPSec
Allows the use of 5 devices simultaneously
Block ads, trackers, and malware
Multiple VPN Gateways
Unlimited Bandwidth
SOCKS5 Proxy Included
No traffic logs





(our notes: One of the biggest and well respected VPN companies out there, Multiple Gateways, no traffic logs and 5 devices make this a perfect package for most users)




  • ibVPN




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2 Year Ultimate VPN Subscription for $58.06

Features

180+ Servers In 57 Countries
P2P/Torrents Allowed
5 Simultaneous Connections
SmartDNS included (access to 300+ streaming channels)
OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP, SSTP, SoftEther, IPsec, Stealth VPN
Proxy Servers In ALL Locations
Socks5 Proxies
TOR over VPN
Double VPN
Nat Firewall
Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera Extensions
Windows, MacOS, iOS & Android Apps
15 Days Money Back Guarantee
No Logs

(Our notes: SmartDNS make this perfect for media streaming, not to mention a 15 day money back guarantee should you not be satisfied!)





Features

Secure No Logs VPN
P2P and Torrent Support
OpenVPN, PPTP, SSTP, L2TP/IPSec, Stealth VPN, Stunnel and OpenConnect
3000+ Servers in 55+ Countries
Unlimited Bandwidth and Speeds
Socks5 + SSL Proxy Access Included FREE w/ VPN plan
Easy to use VPN Apps for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, DDWRT, Tomato
FREE 10mb Encrypted Email Account
Get 50% off Dedicated IP's for Streaming services

(our notes: Encrypted email and support for most protocols, this is perfect for someone who wants an AIO solution)


  • Ivacy


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2 Year Subscription for $54

Features

p2p Friendly
Unlimited Bandwidth
Multi Logins
Multiple Protocols
Unlimited Speed
100+ Locations
Internet Kill Switch

(Our notes: Perfect for someone who needs p2p via VPN to download and share files, and includes a kill switch should your internet lose connection to the VPN)


  • Pure VPN

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PureVPN Helloween Deal | 73% Off On PureVPN 1 Year Plan £28.03

Features

Easy to use Apps
750 Servers in 140+ countries
Unlimited Bandwidth
Split Tunnelling
24 Hour Live support


(Our notes: Great service if you just want some of your data via a VPN, as you can choose, as well as full 24 hour live support should you have any issues)



  • VPN Unlimited

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VPN Unlimited Infinity Plan- 10 Devices $55.99

Features

  • Secure public Wi-Fi connection: your data is hidden & encrypted
  • Unlimited traffic bandwidth: no need to worry about your data usage
  • Unlimited high-speed connection
  • A growing selection of servers globally: currently 53 locations in 39 countries including USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan
  • Fast server switching & app operating





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Buffered VPN 2 Year Special Deal £68.50

Features:

  • Surf privately while protecting your personal information. Keep your location a secret and stop your internet service provider from spying on you.
  • We help you get the content you want no matter where you want it. Avoid annoying censorship and access any website or app. Bypass government or workplace censorship of sites like Facebook, Gmail, and YouTube.
  • Our premium level 24/7 customer care is here to help you. Need help right now? Just click the live chat bubble in the bottom right, we're available round-the-clock.


We offer unlimited speeds, bandwidth and server changes while allowing 5 simultaneous connections from anywhere in the world. If you don't find a location you need, no problem. Let us know where you would like to see a server and chances are we'll get it for you.




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VyprVPN - From £43.50 Yearly

Features:


  • Fast VPN Without Third Parties
  • Technology to Defeat VPN Blocking
  • VPN Apps for All Devices


VyprVPN allows you to change your IP address and appear local to any of our 70+ worldwide server locations. This is invaluable when travelling in countries that impose Internet censorship, as well as in schools or workplaces that impart restrictions. Buy a VPN to bypass blocked websites and content and maintain access to an unrestricted Internet.


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68% OFF ibVPN Black Friday Deal. Only $1.2£/month paid annually

Exclusive 68% OFF Black Friday deal for all annual plan from ibVPN.

Save £69.89 with annual package!

Ultimate VPN is a fully featured plan including VPN, Smart DNS and Proxy, offering 5 simultaneous connections. Is the most complete plan. This is what you need if you need VPN for multi activities like: web browsing, P2P torrenting, online streaming, online privacy etc.

Save £31.80 with annual package!

Standard VPN provides access to VPN & Proxy and allows only one connection. This is the best option if you are only into web browsing.

Save £31.80 with annual package!

Torrent VPN provides access only to P2P servers and is specially design for fast torrent downloading.

Save £31.80 with annual package!

ibDNS gives you access to Smart DNS features which unblocks over 300 online streaming channels without slowing down your internet connection.

Main Features: SmartDNS, DoubleVPN, TorOverVPN, P2P servers, powerful protocols (OpenVPN, SSTP, L2TP, PPTP, IPsec, Stealth VPN, SoftEther), KillSwitch, ShadowSocks, WebRTC Leak Protection, Socks5 Proxy, Browser extensions.

No Logs Policy. 15 Days Money Back Guarantee.



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Top comments
RoosterNo18 m ago

Wouldn't invest much, the isp's are going to be blocking vpns


Don't think this is possible.
I'll stick with NordVPN. Been with them a few weeks and the service has been great. Online chat queries answered in minutes, download speeds etc excellent. Worth paying that little extra for peace of mind!
I find express VPN to be the best and I’ve tried a few. Not sure I’d risk a company with no feedback but that’s just my opinion. If you go for it and it works out ok then you’ve found yourself a bargain ! :-)
Parallax17 h, 55 m ago

No? Been to China?


No. It's a bit far. I usually stick to Majorca
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BlackCloud17118th Mar

They're based in the UK (thats bad) and they log... it's a no from me.


you have to be very careful not all VPN's are trust worthy, what Blackcloud1711 is say is true then do not buy this, google the name of any VPN company & loging, and you should be able to read if they do it or not, the good ones tell you & if they dont then they are a bad one. Heres a link to have a read of all the best VPN's TF VPN review
tcotpatpwtcot8th Mar

Don't think this is possible.


Sky were doing it to me by the looks of it.
mrspatch8th Mar

how does this work with kodi and utorrent please?


Assuming you are running both of those programs on a computer, just use the OpenVPN client or use the VPN providers client, provides usually have detailed instructions on how to use their services.
tcotpatpwtcot8th Mar

Don't think this is possible.


It is possible, but can be circumvented.
moch8th Mar

Just use tor browser for complete privacy!! it solve the purpose if you …Just use tor browser for complete privacy!! it solve the purpose if you know what i mean!!


But don't use it for banking or torrenting.
Edited by: "xanoas" 25th Mar 2018
ssaass9th Mar

Avira Anti-Virus ( the free version, I have ben using it for years ) has a …Avira Anti-Virus ( the free version, I have ben using it for years ) has a built in VPN, can't say what it is like because I use a paid VPN. Having said that if the VPN is anywhere near as good as the anti-virus it might be worth looking at.


It's nothing like their Anti-Virus, it's terrible and you should stay far far away from it, they keep logs and it's very slow.
NordVPN on desktop works great but on mobile is pants.
Vyper Vpn is the best. Worth every penny.

This is cold as it is probably based on commission from various poorer vpn companies
Back in July 2017 I posted this deal for Ra4W

hotukdeals.com/dea…530

Still $19.99 (lifetime)


It's still there and I've been using it ever since. There have been some ups and down mainly due to dns problems and the failure of connections to alternative sites (not do with them) I think there now is an IOS version. Don't quite understand why it hasn't been mentioned here. They seem to be quite big. Any problems are dealt with by email almost immediately.
33 servers in most countries. No restriction on speed and none in practice though I've only got a 5Mb connection
Ps Re logs and logging: when push comes to shove and a person is asked to reveal their company's logs or go to prison, the choice is obvious whever the company's policy is.
Edited by: "jasee" 25th Mar 2018
JoeyJoeC10th Mar

Before going for the cheapest VPN, have a look here …Before going for the cheapest VPN, have a look here (https://thatoneprivacysite.net/vpn-comparison-chart/) for a proper comparison. You don't want a VPN based in a country within the Five Eyes Jurisdiction. They log quite a lot as required by law, and they have to turn over these logs if asked. They also don't fully support P2P.NordVPN is one of the best. 1000's of servers to use, supports P2P, they don't log anything.


If I use Google WiFi mesh routers that log everything for Google and their data processing. I don't like the concept of Google knowing everything about me but do like the Google mesh routers concept. Can I get around Google data collection of my WiFi traffic by using VPN and have my cake and eat it too???? Or is that just fantasy when using Google WiFi mesh routers?
bubblesmoney4 m ago

If I use Google WiFi mesh routers that log everything for Google and their …If I use Google WiFi mesh routers that log everything for Google and their data processing. I don't like the concept of Google knowing everything about me but do like the Google mesh routers concept. Can I get around Google data collection of my WiFi traffic by using VPN and have my cake and eat it too???? Or is that just fantasy when using Google WiFi mesh routers?


If I understand correctly, if you use a VPN service from your end device (I.e. Mobile, laptop, pc, etc), the traffic is encrypted from the device straight through to the destination server. This should mean even your local network devices like the Google Wi-Fi shouldn't be able to read your traffic data.
Happy to be corrected..
Edited by: "Mungus" 25th Mar 2018
bubblesmoney15 m ago

If I use Google WiFi mesh routers that log everything for Google and their …If I use Google WiFi mesh routers that log everything for Google and their data processing. I don't like the concept of Google knowing everything about me but do like the Google mesh routers concept. Can I get around Google data collection of my WiFi traffic by using VPN and have my cake and eat it too???? Or is that just fantasy when using Google WiFi mesh routers?



I would say yes (it is a fantasy).
I never use the Google dns servers
PIA is brilliant. Excellent speeds/ security and support. Been using them for past 3 years. Very reliable service.
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Hide your Id every computer has what is called a MAC address which can be masked further down the line but never hidden, can they find you? yes because a MAC address s 100% unique, so many fools think an up address is bottom of the stack but it is not

google - is mac address unique for every computer


answer - The purpose of MAC addresses is to provide a unique hardware address or physical address for every node on a local area network (LAN) or other network. ... When a computer is connected to a network, a correspondence table relates the computer's IP address to its physical address on the network.
Make sure you get a VPN that's not part of the 14 eyes, and one that truly is "no logs" as a lot of them claim to be but aren't. Going for the cheapest VPN isn't a good idea if you actually want to protect yourself online.

privacytools.io/
jasee6 h, 10 m ago

I would say yes (it is a fantasy). I never use the Google dns servers


Are you saying if I use VPN encryption even then the Google WiFi mesh routers I use at home can use my data for Google analysis of my data?

Never used VPN but would like to if I can keep my data away from Google analysis even though like their mesh WiFi router
Edited by: "bubblesmoney" 25th Mar 2018
bubblesmoney4 h, 20 m ago

Are you saying if I use VPN encryption even then the Google WiFi mesh …Are you saying if I use VPN encryption even then the Google WiFi mesh routers I use at home can use my data for Google analysis of my data?Never used VPN but would like to if I can keep my data away from Google analysis even though like their mesh WiFi router


The Google Router won't be able to log your activity if you use VPN on your device, but any device that isn't connected to a VPN will be logged.
deleted135197525th Mar 2018

Hide your Id every computer has what is called a MAC address which can be …Hide your Id every computer has what is called a MAC address which can be masked further down the line but never hidden, can they find you? yes because a MAC address s 100% unique, so many fools think an up address is bottom of the stack but it is notgoogle - is mac address unique for every computeranswer - The purpose of MAC addresses is to provide a unique hardware address or physical address for every node on a local area network (LAN) or other network. ... When a computer is connected to a network, a correspondence table relates the computer's IP address to its physical address on the network.


Here is a guide on how to change your MAC address.
Why are all the prices in U$ dollars? Did u just rip this from some website?
xanoas6 h, 45 m ago

The Google Router won't be able to log your activity if you use VPN on …The Google Router won't be able to log your activity if you use VPN on your device, but any device that isn't connected to a VPN will be logged.


Is it safe to use VPN for Banking and any other login account
bubblesmoney1 h, 18 m ago

Is it safe to use VPN for Banking and any other login account


I usually don't do banking on a VPN and definitely not over TOR, but everything else is fine over a reputable VPN provider.
Can anyone recommend a vpn WiFi router. As I have smart iptv playlist on my TV but want the vpn router to block my TVs ip addess aand that of the devices in my home. Thanks
I did my research about 5 years ago and picked Mullvad from the bunch. No idea how it stacks up these days but I've had no problems running it on Windows and Adroid. Costs €5 a month
Edited by: "shatteredneon" 26th Mar 2018
Don't use VPN services.
No, seriously, don't. You're probably reading this because you've asked what VPN service to use, and this is the answer.

Why not?
Because a VPN in this sense is just a glorified proxy. The VPN provider can see all your traffic, and do with it what they want - including logging

But my provider doesn't log!
There is no way for you to verify that, and of course this is what a malicious VPN provider would claim as well. In short: the only safe assumption is that every VPN provider logs.

And remember that it is in a VPN provider's best interest to log their users - it lets them deflect blame to the customer, if they ever were to get into legal trouble. The $10/month that you're paying for your VPN service doesn't even pay for the lawyer's coffee, so expect them to hand you over.

But a provider would lose business if they did that!
I'll believe that when HideMyAss goes out of business. They gave up their users years ago, and this was widely publicized. The reality is that most of their customers will either not care or not even be aware of it.

So why do VPN services exist?
Surely they must serve some purpose?
Because it's easy money. You just set up OpenVPN on a few servers, and essentially start reselling bandwidth with a markup. You can make every promise in the world, because nobody can verify them. You don't even have to know what you're doing, because again, nobody can verify what you say. It is 100% snake-oil.

So yes, VPN services do serve a purpose - it's just one that benefits the provider, not you

Research conducted just last year revealed that nine in 10 SSL VPNs were using insecure or outdated encryption. The large-scale study randomly scanned over 10,000 live and publicly-accessible SSL VPN servers (SSL refers to Secure Sockets Layer – it's a form of VPN that can be used with a standard web browser).
shatteredneon47 m ago

I did my research about 5 years ago and picked Mullvad from the bunch. No …I did my research about 5 years ago and picked Mullvad from the bunch. No idea how it stacks up these days but I've had no problems running it on Windows and Adroid. Costs €5 a month


It's still one of the best.
nick.aheadofu28 m ago

Don't use VPN services.No, seriously, don't. You're probably reading this …Don't use VPN services.No, seriously, don't. You're probably reading this because you've asked what VPN service to use, and this is the answer.Why not?Because a VPN in this sense is just a glorified proxy. The VPN provider can see all your traffic, and do with it what they want - including loggingBut my provider doesn't log!There is no way for you to verify that, and of course this is what a malicious VPN provider would claim as well. In short: the only safe assumption is that every VPN provider logs.And remember that it is in a VPN provider's best interest to log their users - it lets them deflect blame to the customer, if they ever were to get into legal trouble. The $10/month that you're paying for your VPN service doesn't even pay for the lawyer's coffee, so expect them to hand you over.But a provider would lose business if they did that!I'll believe that when HideMyAss goes out of business. They gave up their users years ago, and this was widely publicized. The reality is that most of their customers will either not care or not even be aware of it.So why do VPN services exist? Surely they must serve some purpose?Because it's easy money. You just set up OpenVPN on a few servers, and essentially start reselling bandwidth with a markup. You can make every promise in the world, because nobody can verify them. You don't even have to know what you're doing, because again, nobody can verify what you say. It is 100% snake-oil.So yes, VPN services do serve a purpose - it's just one that benefits the provider, not youResearch conducted just last year revealed that nine in 10 SSL VPNs were using insecure or outdated encryption. The large-scale study randomly scanned over 10,000 live and publicly-accessible SSL VPN servers (SSL refers to Secure Sockets Layer – it's a form of VPN that can be used with a standard web browser).


What you've said applies to certain VPN providers, but not all.

VPNs providers like PIA in the past have been sent subpoenas, but the only information they could provide was that the IP addresses being used were from the USA and nothing more, therefore not enough evidence to convict the defendant until further down the case other evidence came to light.

What evidence do you have to back up your claims about outdated encryption?
Zoog VPN, been using it for over 6 months now. All around pretty decent, and it is only $29.99 for a lifetime membership.


stacksocial.com/sal…ion


Your welcome
elliot123443 m ago

Zoog VPN, been using it for over 6 months now. All around pretty decent, …Zoog VPN, been using it for over 6 months now. All around pretty decent, and it is only $29.99 for a lifetime membership. https://stacksocial.com/sales/zoog-vpn-lifetime-subscriptionYour welcome


Zoog were terrible for me. Slow speeds and then two weeks where I couldn't connect at all. No reply from their customer service either.
For anyone thinking why pay when there are free VPN's, ask yourself why it's free.

In a similar way to Facebook, these companies make money off your data. If you think Facebook is bad, imagine how much worse a VPN would be considering the level of access you've given them to your data. That of defeats the objective of a VPN.

Also,
1 - Check where the VPN is based, as different countries have different rules
2 - Many free VPN's aren't actually VPN's and don't hide your IP address. They're just fancy proxies.
sorry if its off topic but where is the best place to find a decent iptv subscription free or paid ?
xanoas1 h, 30 m ago

What you've said applies to certain VPN providers, but not all.VPNs …What you've said applies to certain VPN providers, but not all.VPNs providers like PIA in the past have been sent subpoenas, but the only information they could provide was that the IP addresses being used were from the USA and nothing more, therefore not enough evidence to convict the defendant until further down the case other evidence came to light.What evidence do you have to back up your claims about outdated encryption?


Google 'VPNs using outdated encryption' for starters. Im not in anyway targetting any specific providers but the fact is they are not as safe as they all claim.
Everything including your own banks have claimed your data is safe, ....until the day it got breached or hacked.


Alot of the stories you hear about a specific person caught for streaming a movie or downloading 11 torrents has to ring alarms in your thought process surely? I have been downloading all sorts since i started doing ps1 backups 20 years ago and never once hid my IP and ive always, yes always been with NTL/Virgin.
There is TOO much traffic for any 1 or dozen organisations to monitor and syphon through.
Those in the papers sadly are just random scapegoats used in the hope that the strongest mind tool "Fear" will force you to stop.
Edited by: "nick.aheadofu" 26th Mar 2018
kaiser05126th Mar 2018

sorry if its off topic but where is the best place to find a decent iptv …sorry if its off topic but where is the best place to find a decent iptv subscription free or paid ?


Here's a subreddit dedicated to IPTV, read a few posts and decide for yourself
Edited by: "xanoas" 9th Feb
xanoas8 m ago

Here's a subreddit dedicated to IPTV, Read a few posts and decide for …Here's a subreddit dedicated to IPTV, Read a few posts and decide for yourself


thanks ive been on a free one for a few months now i want to see how the paid ones differ
Anyone know exactly what happens when BT hub light goes from blue to orange? Have pia with active kill switch but doesn't trip it. If I see this I just pull out Ethernet in case VPN has lost connection.
This whole thing to 'protect the children' is going to backfire once people use Tor as a cheap vpn alternative and venture down that rabbit hole.
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Where are the "Howtos + More!"
deadleg221 h, 9 m ago

This whole thing to 'protect the children' is going to backfire once …This whole thing to 'protect the children' is going to backfire once people use Tor as a cheap vpn alternative and venture down that rabbit hole.


What would you use TOR for?

It should not be used for torrenting or banking.
Ok Few bits, Which i sure people can expand on.

A VPN can be described like a single tube out of a collection of tubes transferring private information from your home ( Using the VPN on a computer or phone ) or All the tubes are private from your home ( using the VPN settings on your Router )

The VPN will normally come with an app which you can adjust your settings.
If you use the app route and not install the VPN settings to your router ( if supported by Router ) you should get some options in the App which id recommend looking over and turning on,

VPN kill Switch, If for some reason your internet while using the VPN goes down or the VPN stops but your internet remains working, say watching 'Pink Fluffy Rabbit Videos' Its possible your standard internet connection through the default provider allows the video to continue streaming, which you may not want, by killing the internet in the VPN app, allows your to close the Video Stream and reestablish the VPN connection. ( For example netflix, if your vpn went down and found you using a vpn, they may ban your account )

DNS Leak Protection, When you connect to the internet, A webpage google.com as an example, is actually saved as an Ip address on DNS servers, ( Google is 8.8.8.8 ) but you wouldn't remember all the numbers for all the web pages, So a DNS server swaps 8.8.8.8 to google.com and passes you on to Googles web server. So when using a VPN you dont tend to use standard DNS servers as they will remember you from before using the VPN. ( Imagine going into a work everyday pass a camera and stamping in, one day you change your stamp but still walk past the camera, they reconise you from before and put 2 and 2 together )

IPv6 Leak Protection, Basically you have IPv4 and IPv6 ipaddress's, kind of similar to DNS leak, but also not at all, If your using Ipv4 connection ( We all do ) and a side door opens to ask via IPv6 for information, the IPv6 channel wont be Protected and may leak your ip, By blocking all IPv6 traffic while on the VPN, protects against this.

++ Once your setup your Vpn ++

You can use dnsleaktest.com/
So even though your connected by your VPN, if it isn't setup correctly, you can leak your IP ( Your VPN assigns you a New IP which can be in your country of choice ) A correctly setup VPN ( each time you reconnect ) should say the country of your chosen IP and the DNS servers location, if it doesn't, disconnect and check your settings.

Before you commit to a VPN, why do you want one?
Netflix and BBC iplayer are smarter now, there have been reports of VPN ips being blocked. So check first, no point you buying a VPN to watch Black Adder on Iplayer if Iplayer block the VPNs London ips.
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