6 months SecurityKiss Tunnel on GAOTD - any opinions?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by chris1341, Apr 20, 2012.

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  1. chris1341

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  2. Palancar

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    Really great servers and service. They use a dual key - private and public approach. Sort of like the way PGP works.

    No need to have a username and password since YOUR download holds a unique private key. Can be bought with bitcoin and you can remain anonymous after your free trial. In fact they have a 300 meg per day free account anyway.

    They have servers all over the world and you get unlimited switching.

    Some here will be nervous about the fact they have servers in the USA. I love their services and I use them on a few machines along with other VPNs as well. For privacy I could argue that the dual key approach is much better than a common key with a password approach. Both are safe for what I do online. I just want security and privacy but I don't need to hide from some monster Gov agency looking for me. If you want fast reliable service I would give them a try.

    Don't misread this post's intent. I am a happy customer and that is it. I have no affiliation to this Ireland based VPN provider. LOL!!

    Unlimited jumping/switching among 30 servers is nice.
     
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    Thanks Palancar, How's the speed for you? I usually get about 10 megs from home and appreciate I won't get that from such a service but wouldn'twant to sacrifice too much speed.

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  4. Victek

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    I've been using the free version for a while and got the GAOTD yesterday. Speed has been consistently good. I use it for security when I connect over Open Wifi in coffee shops, etc. I haven't tried using it at home where I have a faster connection to see if it can keep up. The free option is limited to 300mg per day, which is generous compared with other free services.

    Edit: I just noticed that the SecurityKiss giveaway is active through 4-22.
     
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    Thanks Victek123. I downloaded it and like the choice of servers. If I pick one in the UK or Europe speed has been good so far. A little slower from the US based ones.

    Nice for free IMO and :thumb: for the company making available for a full 72 hours.

    Cheers
     
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    It is quite common for me to get 7 meg on several of their servers (as clocked by bandwidth place). On many others its in the 3-5 meg range. Like anything it depends upon the load on the server. Some of the servers will get a bit busier for me with this special they are offering. Why? Because now some folks will be connected to servers that the free account can't even see as options.

    The highest end account types have access to servers that only they can see and use. The higher end the more exclusive. Of course the servers with fewer users means less load and generally better speed because of it.
     
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    It would be nice if there was a way to observe server loads in real-time - a simple "green/yellow/red" indicator would be enough. As is it's always trial and error. This morning it took four or five tries to find a reliable server. I think you're right that the load has spiked as a result of this giveaway. It may get better with time as all the curiosity seekers get bored and stop using it :)
     
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    If you are wanting to use SecurityKiss to access web services you cant from your country such as Hulu and Skype etc. This would be a good service. If you are looking to use this service to protect your privacy. I say there are better options. Here is what there privacy policy has to say from here: http://www.securitykiss.com/about/tos/
    Well good they dont monitor your connection and store logs of your online activity. The question is though do they log your IP address? They do not mention this one way or the other. I would assume the answer is yes since they don't not even mention this. But I guess if someone wanted to know the real answer you could email them. VPNs that really care about your privacy will state that they do not log your IP. At least that is my opinion.
     
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    What information is kept in logs and how long are the logs stored?

    We store logs containing connect/disconnect time, IP address and also traffic volume to control usage for every user.

    Detailed logs are automatically deleted after 10 days and the only information that is kept for a long time is total usage.

    http://www.securitykiss.com/faq/
     
  10. Palancar

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    Yep, its clear as a bell.

    I don't have any issues with it. I actually prefer to have an honest provider that tells me what is actually happening. Many providers promise you the moon but what goes on behind the scenes is another story.

    I don't visualize the IP as a security risk when its at the VPN provider level. Outside of the exit node is another story. I suppose it depends upon what you are doing aka - your threat model.
     
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    I saw this thread and wanted to ask you guys for some insight into SecurityKISS. I am the IT guy for our church (by default, but at least I'm halfway literate about IT stuff), and I'm seeking out solutions for anyone using tablets or smartphones to surf the Internet as protected as possible.

    I tried connecting by wifi to the SecurityKISS servers using the PPTP method, and it looks like I have everything set up correctly in my Android tablet. I keep getting "Unsuccessful" in my ICS Android 4.0 VPN, though, on the 3 servers I tried setting up. Could that be because our wifi here at the church is a secure connection and possibly blocked by our router? I'm using PPTP and not L2TP per their recommendation.

    I tried it on my Android 2.3 phone, too, and it's not going through, either, even when going through Virgin Mobile's data and not connected to wifi. That's using an L2TP connection, and again I think I have it set correctly. Any help?
     
  12. box750

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    Nothing to do with Wifi, it's likely some setting.

    If I were you I would get rid of PPTP, go for L2TP and contact SecurityKiss support team for help setting it up, that is why people pay for a service, and if it's part of the give away you are still entitled to support.
     
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