IP address hiding

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by kensaundm31, May 10, 2010.

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  1. kensaundm31

    kensaundm31 Registered Member

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    Hi, ive seen programs that say they can hide your ip address.

    Do they work?

    Does this have any security benefit?

    Cheers.
     
  2. snowdrift

    snowdrift Registered Member

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    This service works. I have used it successfully for months:

    www.xerobank.com

    In my opinion, no, running an anonymity service does not improve your system security, but neither does it hurt it.
     
  3. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    Whether or not it offers security it's a matter of relativity. How so? Are you married? Do you watch porn? Does your wife/husband work at your ISP? :doubt:

    It's all about relativity, if you ask me! :-*

    Do you still run it? I heard it uses Tor and that it is sort of slow?
     
  4. kensaundm31

    kensaundm31 Registered Member

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    WOW!

    It say the government are monitoring my activity for suspicious behaviour! :ninja:

    Allthough actually im not that bothered, I dont have any evil plans to take over the world !

    But another thing:

    I have lots of different passwords for websites and I have put them into a text file. But I have encrypted the text file using windows xp.

    Is that ok? Is something like 'Password Depot 4' more secure?
     
  5. snowdrift

    snowdrift Registered Member

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    No, XeroBank is quite fast... much more so than Tor. It does not use any Tor infrastructure... Think of it as like Tor, except owned by a company whom you must trust implicitly (which I do). Plus, there is no logging and the company is Panamanian.

    One thing... XeroBank is based on OpenVPN.... I use the standard open-source OpenVPN client with my XB credentials (certs, keys, etc.) and I never have any problems whatsoever.
     
  6. m00nbl00d

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    I don't know that application, but you could give Keepass Password Safe a try. It's an open-source application.

    http://keepass.info/
     
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    That should have no bearing whatsoever! It's called "privacy" and what you do is your business and not anyone else's.
     
  8. m00nbl00d

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    Sorry it sounds a stupid question, but for what I understand, instead of using Xerobank, you use OpenVPN and use your credentials there to connect to Xerobank.

    I assume you're talking about the paid service of Xerobank? I ask, because I've been at their site and there's also a free version.
     
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