Looking for a review/experience of strongvpn.com

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by lotuseclat79, Jan 7, 2009.

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    I am recently converted over to FiOS from a dialup and am beginning to explore vpn providers, both secure and hybrid (secure within trusted).

    I just ran into the web site strong-vpn.com and it looks like a viable secure vpn provider. Has anyone tried it and what is your experience/review?

    Any comparable free secure vpn providers? I don't expect there are, but might as well ask anyway - you never know what you are going to find out, eh?

    -- Tom
     
  2. AnonG

    AnonG Registered Member

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    Sorry, I don't have personal experience with them. There is an interesting observation I noticed when considering their service some time ago.

    They have no privacy policy.

    After googling about this issue I ended up in their forum when someone asked about the same thing.

    http://www.strongvpn.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=151

    When a privacy service provider states that they have no privacy policy with the cop out that no one really knows what is done with the logs anyway they are really saying that there are absolutely no promises whatsoever. They might log for a week, a month, 5 years or forever. Maybe they log all the ips you connect to, maybe they don't. If you are looking for privacy and anonymity is this the kind of pitch you want to hear? Contrast StrongVPN with Cotse, Xerobank and Cryptohippie who (at least in writing) stand behind clear policies.
     
  3. paulll

    paulll Registered Member

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    Policies? you must be joking. I don't care what a VPN provider says, makes no difference. The honest facts are if the goverment wants your information they will simply force the IP to capture the logs for however long they want. Do you think they ISP will refuse to help them? You are joking!

    Most governments now require that routers be in compliance to capture logs with a special device, and really if they don't have it they simply tell them to show them all the logs. They tell the ISP not to contact the customer and to start immediately.

    Really, IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT VPN PROVIDER YOU GO TO. ALL YOUR LOGS ARE ABLE TO BE VIEWED.

    ... this subject is so old, and such a joke.. bunch of teenagers running around blabbing that some VPN provider does'nt keep logs because "THEY SAY THEY DON'T" ..

    .... PLEEEEEEASSSSE... get real
     
  4. stap0510

    stap0510 Registered Member

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    Ooh god, not another one who doesn't have a clue what he is talking about....
    Get your facts straight before posting this nonsense.
     
  5. jonw

    jonw Registered Member

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    Well I no with strongvpn there a us company so I wouldn't trust them, but that's just me. If you do plan to go with these guys I would strongly recommend openvpn though do not use there regular system.
     
  6. dw426

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    Can you name this "special device" please? Anytime anyone uses the term "special", whether it be device, technology, whatever, has not a clue. Can and will governments go to ISPs and VPN providers to get data? Of course they can and they do every day. Regardless of what your VPN provider's policies are, there is always a "CYA" (cover your ass) plan in place, like any smart business would have. Governments, especially the U.K and U.S can do much more than most are willing to believe, but they are far from all-seeing, all-knowing Gods.

    All this nonsense about governments being in cahoots with AV vendors, VPN vendors, and other security product vendors needs to stop. The people who make such claims don't have a 10th of a percent of a clue what they're talking about except what some tin hat-wearing guy with a blog on the net tells them. Those people do nothing but scare the less experienced population and, whether they know it or not, can hurt very reliable and trustworthy security companies. They are truly just as much of a plague as malware writers, phishers, and hackers.

    Edit: It's certainly a cheap service, and the forums contain mostly happy folks. Take that however you wish.
     
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