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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby Hazelb » Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:55 pm

On a side note. Do we know when the Telcos will commence collection? I guess that then leads to how quickly one would need to look at some sort of privacy measures

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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby DexterPunk » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:11 pm

I heard 2017 on the radio today. But have seen no details of that.

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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby smithcorp » Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:02 pm

I used the laws passing as the trigger for me to get off my arse and do something about it.

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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby wabbit » Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:50 pm

I'm also wondering what if anything people should do about secure SMS and even phone calls?

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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby DexterPunk » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:01 pm

Speaking data retention, and perhaps related internet filtering... Anyone else been blocked from the fishing hole?

All good, it loaded eventually... I was thinking for a second it had been black listed or taken down etc.

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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby wabbit » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:22 pm

How would one VPN and watch the BBC Sports F1 coverage live?

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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby DarrenM » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:47 pm

Hola unblocker is supposed to work but the stream doesn't start for me.

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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby norbs » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:53 pm

wabbit wrote:How would one VPN and watch the BBC Sports F1 coverage live?


Just VPN to a point in the UK and open it up if it is free over there?
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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby TIMMY30 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:41 pm

Hey all,

So I've done the Getflix thing so I can use American Netflix on my PC. Does this mean my whole PC is now behind a VPN or just for Netflix purposes?. i.e will this enable me to do obtain things from TD without any worries?

Sorry for the noobish question!

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VPN's for noobs

Postby plastik8 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:33 am

TIMMY30 wrote:Hey all,

So I've done the Getflix thing so I can use American Netflix on my PC. Does this mean my whole PC is now behind a VPN or just for Netflix purposes?. i.e will this enable me to do obtain things from TD without any worries?

Sorry for the noobish question!

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Get flix is a DNS service, not a VPN.

Basically, DNS is just used to trick websites into thinking you're based in a different geo location. It does not hide your traffic.

VPN on the other hand, makes a private connection between your PC and a terminal VPN server. Usually the terminal server is somewhere that won't cough up your details to anyone!

So, to answer your question; Getflix won't hide any of one's details if one used TD etc.

Anyway, if you need more info, you can google VPN vs DNS.
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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby DexterPunk » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:13 pm

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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby Exar Kun » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:14 am

So Dex, does that one allow you to set it up through your router? I've used witopia before so that's who I was going to go with again but I really have no idea which VPNs would allow me to have every device in the house connect or just the PC it's installed on. And would I be able to switch such a thing (going through the router) on and off easily?

I'm going to sign up to a VPN before I grab GoT.
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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby DexterPunk » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:45 am

Haha yeah the GoT thing inspired me.

I don't think this will setup on a router. But to be honest I still don't fully understand some of this tech. All I know is it allows 5 devices to be on it simultaneously. I can also switch it on on my phone.

It does seem to cripple speed though, which is quite disappointing. Things run heaps faster if I choose Australia as my location. I have no idea if this is less private if you set it to your own location or not. If you set it to 'auto' it connects to somewhere in California.

Anyway, for $7 a month, or $40 for a year (which is what I went for), I didn't think it was a huge amount of money to give it a go.

Turning it off and on is very easy.

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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby SE1Z » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:53 am

I'm also with PIA.
Dex: No problem using the Australia server either, it's still routing your traffic through a different I.P to your own.

I haven't tried setting it up on my router, but it is possible.
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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby DexterPunk » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:21 am

Yeah I saw the IP change. I just wondered if setting it to your same country would make it a little easier to trace. Although It probably really doesn't matter. I actually don't download much on torrents etc. I mainly just don't like government trying to take away privacy.

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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby Cursed » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:29 am

I suppose the issue with traffic emerging in AU is whether the content of the traffic can be scrutinised by local agencies and whether that traffic can give away your identity.

I'm not clear on exactly how they're defining metadata for the purposes of this surveillance program, but depending on how deep it goes some identifying information could be there.

You might also want to look at where you resolve your DNS queries too and whether they go through the tunnel. If they then go back to your ISP for resolution, that could also give clues to who you are and what you're looking at.
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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby Dr. Pain » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:49 pm

WiTopia is a good one. I've used it before to watch F1 and play games with a slow release to Oz via steam. Didn't miss a beat the whole time I used it. It will be what I return too in time, if need be.
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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby Exar Kun » Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:30 pm

I grabbed witopia again. Let it pick the best performing server for grabbing some shows the other night, opened google and noticed I was at google.ae and then later .fr!
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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby wabbit » Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:05 am

I've been using WiTopia too, quite happy.


I've also wondered if people use browser plug-ins like https://disconnect.me/disconnect#. I know it's not exactly a VPN thing, just in the similar area of privacy.


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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby DarrenM » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:53 am

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2 ... say-choice

Virtual private networks (VPNs) could be blocked under new copyright legislation being considered by the Senate, according to Australian consumer advocacy group Choice.

VPNs are used by hundreds of thousands of Australians to access overseas content online.

But they could be blocked by the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015, which was introduced to parliament last month.

If it is passed, copyright owners would be able to apply for a federal court order requiring internet service providers to block overseas sites whose primary purpose is infringing copyright or facilitating the infringement of copyright.

While the bill is designed to target BitTorrent sites, such as the Pirate Bay, there are concerns other online services such as VPNs and digital storage lockers could fall victim.

The campaigns manager for Choice, Erin Turner, says at least 684,000 Australian households currently employ VPNs to bypass geoblocks and access overseas content at globally competitive prices.


That's a lot more people using VPN's than I would have thought.

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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby Cursed » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:32 am

There's a lot of legitimate international enterprise and personal business that occurs via VPNs. I don't think this would be politically an easy thing to just switch off. I do not underestimate the political stupidity employed in this country, however.
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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby norbs » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:34 am

Cursed wrote:There's a lot of legitimate international enterprise and personal business that occurs via VPNs. I don't think this would be politically an easy thing to just switch off. I do not underestimate the political stupidity employed in this country, however.


Yup. No VPN means the bride and I cant work from home.

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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby w00dsy » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:41 am

Wouldn't a lot of politicians use vpn's as well? No doubt it'd be legal for them.

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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby Cursed » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:43 am

Are the politicians even suggesting it yet, or is this just a bit of FUD?
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Re: VPN's for noobs

Postby richo » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:56 am

Unworkable and stupid law there are way too many legitimate uses for vpn's . Good luck with that one .
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