SecureEmail&trustconnect

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Subgud, Nov 12, 2008.

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  1. Subgud

    Subgud Registered Member

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    Anyone here tried comodo TrustConnect? http://www.comodo.com/trustconnect/

    I like the idea of trustconnect but i am totally new to this so is it a good program or are there better programs? I have tried it since i have a valid licence for CIS 3.5(comodo internet security) and trustconnect comes along with it.

    I see the bandwith is set to 10GB pr month. I feel my internetconnection becomes way slower on some sites during browsing. Is this normal for such programs?

    And another question.. Comodo has something called secureEmail. This is a free program that as i understand encrypts your emails by adding their own sertificate to it. Do I as the boy next door need such a program? And are there others program like this?

    Thanks for all answers!:thumb: I`m trying to learn more about security on my computer and wireless network beyond this having AV and a firewall!
     
  2. zikarus

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    Hello subgud,

    TrustConnect seems to be no more than a simple VPN Service.

    If I were you, I would

    1. look out for a service based on the free and open source and therefore trustworthy software called OpenVPN instead of a proprietary solution.

    2. read and learn a bit more here and here.

    2. try out either
    Perfect Privacy (offering many servers you can choose from all around the world) or Xerobank or
    Cryptohippie (both offering multi-hop systems)
     
  3. box750

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    I think they are using OpenVPN as it works in Unix (OpenBSD/FreeBSD) although there are PPTP clients for Unix, Comodo is marketing their product to Joe Doe who does not want to learn anything just get things done so they do not bother explaining the technical side.

    Their prices are good, their logs policy is awful, this is what they say on their page:

    We have logs of all system connections and will provide them to the proper authorities upon request

    So anyone working for the government who feels like snooping on you because they don't like your face or they have seen you at that antiwar protest last Sunday, can go up to them and ask for the logs, see if you may have downloaded an illegal MP3, which was not the initial case, but as they do not have proof of the initial case, you get charged with illegal music downloading, better than nothing, and even without a court order needed, cool.

    Comodo SecureEmail uses a digital certificate for encryption, you could buy your own digital certificate, or get it for free at thwate and do the same thing, Comodo SecureEmail seems to do it easier for the user by having some interface that does the job, other than you learning how it is done.
     
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  4. Leonid

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    I highly disagree with the above post. VPN is most likely safe if you are about to download music albums, concerts, programs....

    It's dangerous only if you will do something highly illegal (terrorism or child porn involved). I'm very much sure that the authorities are raiding those secure tunnel providers. However, if you are downloading "normal" stuff, they most likely won't even visit you. Nor they will spy on you. Authorities would never raid secure tunnel providers cause they are looking for illegal mp3 downloaders.

    Judicial systems do not have capabilities to prosecute illegal mp3 downloaders.
     
  5. HURST

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    I sure hope this is not why you want such anonimity in the thread you started...
     
  6. Leonid

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    Think about it. The reason I want free email account unknown worldwide is cause many sites have banned all known free email providers (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc).

    I wouldn't need free email unknown worldwide for highly illegal activities. I simply need it cause I don't want to use email from my ISP. I would then giveaway my real name and last name. Common sense.

    My open talking is getting you confused. If I was about to do something extremely illegal I certainly wouldn't openly talk about it. Not even anoymously.
     
  7. emmpe

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    It seems to me that whenever there's a post about anonymity issues on Wilder's there's always someone to question the poster's motives. Let's drop that practice, please. If you have nothing to hide, then nobody needs to know what you're doing. More probably we all do have something to hide, be it a Visa card number or uploading to Youtube a video capture of the Prime Minister dealing drugs. So anonymity is legitimate, but more than that: in some cases it's mandatory. I live in Sweden. January 1:st is the day when total surveillance of all Internet traffic into, out of and through that country starts. You guess which governments will subscribe to that service. Later on, in April, private organisations and individuals are expected to be invested with the right to obtain info from ISP:s in cases of suspected copyright infringement - which is more than the Swedish police can do. You guess which corporations will drool over that opportunity. This is all part of the ongoing attack on Internet and on democracy from governments and big companies, and as experience suggests, this is just the beginning. IMO that makes massive obstruction on the part of users a democratic necessity and a moral obligation, and searching for anonymity is part of the obstruction.

    I apologise for being off topic here, but I feel it had to be said.
     
  8. emmpe

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    It seems to me that whenever there's a post about anonymity issues on Wilder's there's always someone to question the poster's motives. Let's drop that practice, please. If you have nothing to hide, then nobody needs to know what you're doing. More probably we all do have something to hide, be it a Visa card number or uploading to Youtube a video capture of the Prime Minister dealing drugs. So anonymity is legitimate, but more than that: in some cases it's mandatory. I live in Sweden. January 1:st is the day when total surveillance of all Internet traffic into, out of and through that country starts. You guess which governments will subscribe to that service. Later on, in April, private organisations and individuals are expected to be invested with the right to obtain info from ISP:s in cases of suspected copyright infringement - which is more than the Swedish police can do. You guess which corporations will drool over that opportunity. This is all part of the ongoing attack on Internet and on democracy from governments and big companies, and as experience suggests, this is just the beginning. IMO that makes massive obstruction on the part of users a democratic necessity and a moral obligation, and searching for anonymity is part of the obstruction.

    I apologise for being off topic here, but I feel it had to be said.
     
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