The strengths and weaknesses of different VPN protocols

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  1. mood

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    The strengths and weaknesses of different VPN protocols
    April 26, 2019
    https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/84506/digital-id/strengths-weaknesses-vpn-protocols.html
     
  2. mirimir

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    Many commercial VPN services support them all. But for users, it's one or the others. There's no combination.
     
  3. Minimalist

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    It would be nice if WireGuard would be compared also.
     
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    i think wg is no more or no less secure than the industry standard ovpn protocol (for the time being). it should be implemented by vpn service providers for those who want to use it.

    https://courses.csail.mit.edu/6.857/2018/project/He-Xu-Xu-WireGuard.pdf

     
  6. Minimalist

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    Yes, I guess it is to new and not widely used yet. I know that Mullvad has this option, I will just wait until Windows is supported and will give it a try.

    I agree that it's probably not more secure than other solutions (small attack surface and simple code is debatably it's biggest security advantage) . I'm more interested in how easy it is to set it up and how it is performing. At least that is something they say is improved with this protocol: https://www.wireguard.com/
     
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