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News Opera shutters Android, iOS VPN service

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 18 Apr 2018.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    If it's free and unlimited then it's hardly surprising it wasn't sustainable for the company.
    To be honest, most people who take internet security seriously enough to use a VPN will be happy to pay for a good one. It's not as if they're expensive.
    I never use public wifi without using a VPN.

    On a side note, I've noticed that the wifi at my local Sainsbury's cafes have started blocking my VPN access, so I don't use the wifi there at all any more.
     
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    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Stick OpenVPN (or the VPN software of your choice) on a server, bind it to port 80 or 443, and enjoy never being blocked ever again. (Or use a commercial VPN service which offers 80/443 bindings, your choice).

    For real fun, create an encrypted tunnel over DNS (not the port, actual DNS queries) - and you can browse securely and for free absolutely anywhere, even if there's a captive portal asking you to pay Real Cash Monies. It's bloody slow, but it works!
     
  4. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Unfortunately everything you just said went right over my head. I'm not that technically minded when it comes to networks etc.
    The only way I know how to used a VPN is to use the Windows/Android apps that Private Internet Access (PIA) offer.
     
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    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    On the plus side you've prompted me to go through their online help forums searching for those port numbers. I've managed to get it working, which it wasn't doing before. Ta
     
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