Group Project: Smudging your fingerprint

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Re: Group Project: Smudging your fingerprint

Post by rfm12 » 2019-11-02, 04:09

Why not? Aren't they more accountable than a random public proxy server?

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Re: Group Project: Smudging your fingerprint

Post by moonbat » 2019-11-02, 06:17

rfm12 wrote:
2019-11-02, 04:09
Why not? Aren't they more accountable than a random public proxy server?
Whoever runs the VPN gets to see all your traffic that's routed through it, and they may or may not log traffic, which can be subpoenaed by court to uncover their users. If you're happy with Opera doing that, go ahead.
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Re: Group Project: Smudging your fingerprint

Post by rfm12 » 2019-11-02, 06:36

They have a page on their site where they address those issues. They say they don't log or track anything. I don't use it a lot, because it slows down load times, but I think I'd sooner use their VPN than an unknown proxy server.

https://blogs.opera.com/security/2019/0 ... n-is-safe/

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Re: Group Project: Smudging your fingerprint

Post by moonbat » 2019-11-02, 06:59

There have been a few recent cases of VPN providers getting hacked, so as you're not relying on it to beat censorship in a hostile country (most people seem to use it to get around geo IP restrictions) it shouldn't be that bad in a worst case scenario.
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Re: Group Project: Smudging your fingerprint

Post by John connor » 2019-11-02, 08:06

rfm12 wrote:
2019-11-02, 02:54
Opera has a built-in VPN option that I believe is hosted on their servers. Is that better than a proxy?
https://restoreprivacy.com/opera-vpn/

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Re: Group Project: Smudging your fingerprint

Post by rfm12 » 2019-11-02, 08:48

Hmm, very interesting. Thanks.

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Re: Group Project: Smudging your fingerprint

Post by John connor » 2019-11-02, 08:50

No problemo.

Firefox is rolling out their own VPN as well. I tested it and they use CloudFlare's IPs. I don't know too much about it other than that fact and I tried it so I can block their ASNs with my website. :lol: Also block Opera's ASNs as well.

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