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Old 04-05-2014, 09:22 AM
 
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https://tails.boum.org from http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...us-surfing.htm

I wonder if the feds have a backdoor with this?? (Like they do with almost everything)
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:47 PM
 
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Possibly, but i assume since it's based on Debian LIVE os, that it's open-sourced. Even then though, you need a team of cryptographic & security experts to dissect the code and test it out for months in a sandbox to see if the OS or browser calls "home" to headquarters with identifying info like your IP address. What would be better is if there was a special open-source router/firewall firmware like DD-WRT that only allowed connections to the TOR network.
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:13 PM
 
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Yea it uses the TOR network and we dont really know who runs TOR do we?

So they could easily have this by the ying yang!!
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:47 AM
 
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ill keep paying for my vpn service
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:57 PM
 
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I dont blame ya!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:47 PM
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Information coming from just about any IP can be located....some trickery may make it harder, but it can be done.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Texas
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No matter how you connect to the net there's no privacy.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:03 AM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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No matter how you connect to the net there's no privacy.
There IS as long as you're excluding the NSA.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:04 AM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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ill keep paying for my vpn service
Even a free VPN is better than nothing.
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Even a free VPN is better than nothing.
Not really. You are sending all of your traffic through the VPN, and you have no idea who's behind it.

The VPN provider knows who you are (what IP you are connecting with, and where you are going at least), and could be tracking all of your traffic and funneling all of that info back to anyone (or using it for them selves).

There's absolutely nothing to stop the NSA from starting a free (or paid) VPN service (or hundreds of them) and monitoring all of the data that flows through it.
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