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Privacy for Piracy. Exclusive Interview with Suren Ter from YouHaveDownloaded

kangpeh Re:Very Smart (3 comments)

Cool. Reminds me of the days when we played Tetris while installing Caldera Open Linux. ;)

more than 2 years ago
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Encrypting Phone Storage and Transmission? (2011 Version)

kangpeh Re:Traditional VPN? (198 comments)

Ok, I'm going to give you my complete and honest suggestion. I haven't really posted even a comment on slashdot in years, but I felt that I should provide my in-depth knowledge on this topic. I am an Android enthusiast and have been well versed in other smart phone backends including the Maemo (which is an amazing device. Great choice!)

To begin, on iOS, Android and Maemo you can access a PPTP VPN with no additional effort.

Additionally, on Android and Maemo you can also connect to an OpenVPN based VPN gateway in the event you need stronger encryption. It is often recommended by security experts to avoid encryption such as those implemented within the PPTP protocol like MPPE (mschapv32). On the other hand, however, OpenVPN uses SSL based security which is very much praised throughout the technical company as being secure.

However, on both Android and Maemo there will be some setup time which will have to take place to get OpenVPN working. On the Maemo, it is as simple as installing the OpenVPN application. On Android, however, you will need to ensure that your phone is rooted and that your kernel either has built in TUN support or you may compile your own custom kernel from sources.

If your security is of utmost importance, then go ahead and take the steps to setup OpenVPN on your device. However, if you are just worried about your privacy and nobody is trying to break your encryptions, then PPTP may be enough for your purpose. Personally, I use PPTP when OpenVPN is unavailable.

Now, I would strongly recommend using a provider such as Private Internet Access ( URL: https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/ ) for a VPN service provider since they do in fact offer both PPTP and OpenVPN and also have gateways in both the US and Sweden. Another option would be to setup your own VPN gateway on one of your servers. Personally, I opted for a managed VPN account to avoid the headache. ;)

Hope this helps you timothy!

more than 3 years ago
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The Man Who Said No to Wal-Mart

kangpeh This article is... (731 comments)

This article seems, to me, almost like a Shameless Plug for the Snapper lawn supplies. It makes the company look good, look smart, look loyal to its customers, and so forth. I don't know about you, but that's how I interpreted it, at least.

more than 8 years ago

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Ripple, the First True Bitcoin Competitor

kangpeh kangpeh writes  |  about a year and a half ago

kangpeh (875381) writes "Ripple (XRP) is a new decentralized Bitcoin-like currency that doesn’t require a blockchain or mining. The Ripple network also supports sending and trading between any currency enabling true decentralized BTC exchanges. Ripple and Bitcoin can work together to expand each other’s reach. We are the first VPN to accept Ripple."
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