Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by 12joe, Dec 18, 2012.

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  1. 12joe

    12joe Registered Member

    Dec 18, 2012
    Good day, I enjoy this forum and it's knowledge very much and I would appreciate your thoughts on the following configuration regarding privacy and anonymity.

    For every day privacy
    I have two VPN accounts with two different providers.

    - The first VPN has only PPTP encryption. I use this one as the basic layer.
    - The second VPN I start up after that uses OpenVPN.

    Now this is the configuration I use for every day privacy.
    The benefits I see:

    * PPTP provider can't read the traffic that is coming from the web, since it is OpenVPN encrypted.
    * OpenVPN provider can see all traffic, but does not see my real IP, sees only PPTP providers IP.
    * If OpenVPN connection drops, my real IP is still covered by the PPTP VPN.

    ISP can see my connecting to PPTP provider only. Now I do wonder, since PPTP is not as strong encrypted as OpenVPN, how is the traffic encrypted that my ISP could monitor?

    Is there any problems you see with my configuration?
    Thank you.
  2. ComputerSaysNo

    ComputerSaysNo Registered Member

    Aug 9, 2012
    PPTP is broken. Drop it for your own safety, @ defqon they basically destroyed any credibility PPTP had in security. You are not safe.
  3. PaulyDefran

    PaulyDefran Registered Member

    Dec 1, 2011
    PPTP is done, stick a fork in it.

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