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  1. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/xenial/+source/network-manager/+bug/1688018 More recent versions of Ubuntu seems not to be affected, but please watch out for your current tests on this issue. As systemd-resolve --status doesn't work on Ubuntu16, users can check their situation with journalctl -u systemd-resolved -f
  2. I use AirVPN for many years and super happy about it. On iOS I used the official openvpn app but recently discovered an alternative: passepartout (Edit: since it's a commercial app, not sure it's ok to paste here but here is the link https://apps.apple.com/jp/app/passepartout-openvpn-client/id1433648537?l=en) So far it has great features but I'm not sure if it's really secure or impacting Air's features in any way. Does anyone use it or have some info about it? Thanks!!
  3. For the security and privacy minded people overhere ;-), i discovered a very rich Podcast site. https://www.inteltechniques.com/podcast.html The information is more targeted for people living in the us. But it can be beneficial for the rest of the world to. Specially the podcasts about moving to Linux and why /how ( started at no.66 to 72).Very useful ,as a starter or more advanced user. Also how to hide your identity from trackers like google/facebook etc. Gr,Casper
  4. Hello, first post here. I was really getting interested in hiding my IP from websites, and suddenly I noticed this issue: whatever I do the site whatsmyip always detects my real ISP given IP and location. I did some reading and tests, but all posts and topics related to IP leak lead to WEBRTC, that was the first fix I did - disabling this service on my browsers, however that didn't solve my problem, although all WEBRTC testing sites confirmed that I have successfully disabled the service. Then I changed my DNS, connected to various AirVPN servers, no change, that site is always showing my real IP (it's IPv6 if it matters) So, if anyone can explain this and possibly gives me an idea what to try next, it will be appreciated! using Win10-64, Chrome and Firefox browsers. Cheers! Waylander131
  5. Hi, is there any way of setting eddie up so that it will change severs for me automatically every hour or 3 hours or to a schedule that I choose? Thanks.
  6. TLDR: Network lock via the Windows Firewall is completely broken in Eddie 2.14.5. The following is based on a fresh Windows 7 Professional SP1 install (Vmware VM), Eddie 2.14. 5 is at stock settings except for Network Lock being changed from "Automatic" to "Windows Firewall (Not Recommended)". Upon enabling Network Lock, the following Outbound firewall rules are created: The "Eddie - Out - Allow IPs" rule (the one highlighted) allows ALL outgoing connections !? Indeed, no traffic is blocked when the VPN is not connected, thus breaking Network LockEnabling verbose logging shows the rule being created as follows: How on earth did this get through testing? I mean, I'm smiling, but I am very f***ing furious... This really shakes the confidence that i had in AirVPN as a professional and technically competent VPN provider.
  7. Quantum computers are coming - and probably sooner than we think. Does AirVPN have any thoughts or strategy to mitigate this threat to VPN-security?
  8. Hi there, I am totally new to vpn and I just curious about how that all works and how to do it right, and now I am quite confused about thousand different setup methods. I have a plain linux box which runs a service Y on a specific port that shall go throught airvpn. So far I only read that once openvpn is started all traffic goes through the vpn. If I simply start the vpn as descibed here https://airvpn.org/topic/11431-using-airvpn-with-linux-from-terminal/ on the box does this mean that everyone on the other side of the vpn can portscan/connect to services that are running on that box? If I manage that box from another client in my LAN via a vncserver that is installed on that box, can I still reach the box after starting openvpn and can anyone on the other vpn side connect to the vncserver? So my question is what is the easyest way to route only service Y to the vpn and make incomming (from the vpn) request route only to service Y's port?
  9. It's a new feature in OpenVPN 2.4, for more privacy and can also help with censorship circumvention in some cases. https://github.com/OpenVPN/openvpn/blob/master/Changes.rst Can AirVPN implement this?
  10. Would it improve security if airvpn uses LibreSSL to build the openvpn binary? https://www.libressl.org/
  11. I was talking to a friend of mine who works in tech. He told me that any VPN can be pinged and your location found easily. my question, is it possible to ping your real ip through a VPN?
  12. Hi all, Does anyone know the security quality of masked data in JSON Payloads? Obviously no substitue for HTTPS or a VPN but whats the general thoughts on it? Cheers
  13. In the latest version of Tor Browser, traffic analysis resistance has been added, which makes Passive website fingerprinting attacks harder for an attacker. Tor Browser 7.0.6 is released Connections between clients and relays now send a padding cell in each direction every 1.5 to 9.5 seconds (tunable via consensus parameters). This padding will not resist specialized eavesdroppers, but it should be enough to make many ISPs' routine network flow logging less useful in traffic analysis against Tor users. Padding is negotiated using Tor's link protocol, so both relays and clients must upgrade for this to take effect. Clients may still send padding despite the relay's version by setting ConnectionPadding 1 in torrc, and may disable padding by setting ConnectionPadding 0 in torrc. Padding may be minimized for mobile users with the torrc option ReducedConnectionPadding. Implements Proposal 251 and Section 2 of Proposal 254; closes ticket 16861. Relays will publish 24 hour totals of padding and non-padding cell counts to their extra-info descriptors, unless PaddingStatistics 0 is set in torrc. These 24 hour totals are also rounded to multiples of 10000.​tor-0317-now-released
  14. I work in a school in China that has suddenly changed admin and become somewhat hostile. According to one of the IT people here, they've installed software on a server that would enable them to take screenshots of anyone's computer or phone that is on the network. We don't have to install software on our laptops or phones to be able to get on the network so I really don't see how taking screenshots is remotely possible. It MIGHT work if we log onto the network to move files or to print, but even that seems a bit of a stretch. I trust the IT guy as far as being honest. He didn't install this new powerful software, but heard someone else in his office talking about it. I'm guessing if I'm on a VPN my Internet use should still be secure. Any comments or ideas about this?
  15. Hello all, I've been with AirVPN for quite a while and I don't plan on leaving because of the awesome service! But, like many of you I do like to investigate the features and reviews of existing and upcoming VPN services. I was using TorGuard a couple of years ago, it was alright but speeds were very inconsistent. Upon checking their VPN Blog page this morning I noticed that there's a post about then using a new technology called OpenConnect, which is supposed to be the fastest and most secure way of connecting to a VPN. I just wanted to know if this is accurate information and if it is does AirVPN use it or are they planning on using it? Here's a link to the blog post: https://torguard.net/blog/torguard-introduces-openconnect-vpn/
  16. Today my firewall blocked an incoming NTP (port 123) connection from A quick reverse DNS lookup reveals its current domain name to be scanresearch1.syssec.ruhr-uni-bochum.de, so presumably someone at RUB is doing some kind of experiment involving scanning internet users. My question is: how would this sort of thing find my PC? If my public IP address is shared with all those on my chosen VPN server, then why me? How me? Are they just trying all the ports on the AirVPN server, hoping that one of them is translated to a valid NTP connection?
  17. Hello. What do you think would produce the best balance between security and speed? 1. Running AirVPN's client 'Eddie' in sys-netVM. 2. Putting AirVPN's OpenVPN config into Turris Omnia 2 GB router. 3. Setting up a VPN gateway in Qubes as described in Qubes' docs. Hardware: Asus »Zenbook«, Intel i5-5200U, 2.20 GHz, 12 GB RAM. Any hints and ideas are very much appreciated. Best regards. ​ PS: This also refers to the very interesting topic: ​https://airvpn.org/topic/22471-qubes-whonixtor-airvpn-world/?hl=qubes
  18. Multiple security Vulnerabilities were found in Openvpn 2.4.1. OpenVPN 2.4.1 was simultaneously reviewed by Quarkslab (funded by OSTIF). Here is a link to the audit information. https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/wiki/QuarkslabAndCryptographyEngineerAudits
  19. Hello, In the "Guide to Getting Started + Links for Advanced Users" under "Which other steps can I take to increase my privacy and security" it states: If you're looking for a technical challenge, you can install pfSense on a very powerful computer, to make it act like a router, so that all devices connected to your Wi-Fi will be covered by the VPN.If you're a geek or networking enthusiast, you can also check out things such as the Turris Omnia router, which offers very powerful hardware & software. So my question is: What is the functional difference between the two? One's a small computer you recommend turning into a router. The other is basically a supped up open source router running openWRT. Upon inspection, I'm not quite sure why this router (Turris Omnia) was recommended over something like the Asus RT-AC5300. I'm essentially looking for the most secure router possible.
  20. I'm looking for the best anti-malware protection on my windows 10 computer, HP. What would you all recommend? I'm doing a general setup for tightening security. I'm bought the VPN through AirVPN, Email through StartMail Search engine through Startpage (utilizes Google search but sends anonymous queries through their server, under Dutch Law) Thanks.
  21. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/03/senate-votes-to-let-isps-sell-your-web-browsing-history-to-advertisers/ Comments, questions, concerns.
  22. The House of Representatives is expected to vote to allow Internet service providers (ISPs) like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T to sell your sensitive personal information to advertisers without your permission. https://www.savebroadbandprivacy.org/?link_id=0&can_id=b5f25476933de4520652da14a95ae0c5&source=email-vote-is-tomorrow-5&email_referrer=vote-is-tomorrow-5&email_subject=vote-is-tomorrow Comments. questions,
  23. Protonmail launched a Tor Hidden Service, any comments or questions? https://protonmail.com/blog/tor-encrypted-email/ onion link https://protonirockerxow.onion Onion server Certificate should be verified before logging in. Sha256 D6:D5:26:07:F9:5F:41:D3:92:AD:EE:59:CE:29:AB:E0:B3:E8:2F:30:EA:1E:6B:8F:9D:12:09:42:F0:35:BB:65
  24. Hi, I have a suggestion that should increase security for Air and customers. My suggestion is for Air to configure an optional system of multifactor/two-factor authentication for logging in to the AirVPN website, as well as for the initial setup of the Eddie software (entering login details). This can be enabled or disabled by the user and accomplished by either: a smartphone app such as FreeOTP (which is open source and available for iOS/Android).a hardware device such as Nitrokey (which is open hardware) or a similar USB one time password generator (Yubikey, etc.) The user will be prompted on their phone or mobile device with a number to enter in additionally to their password. This makes sure nobody but the authorized user has access to the account, profile, etc. Air would probably be the first VPN provider to have this as an option. Regards, anonym
  25. Hello, I have been reading about the differences between UDP and TCP and they basically say that TCP is more reliable, as it does some extra "error-checking stuff", while UDP does no such thing. From that I can inferr basic things for example: TCP guarantees that your downloads are not corrupt in case of connection problems and so on. But as a newbie, i am not sure how to interpret that in another context: Do these extra error checkings also protect your privacy and anonymity against (theoretically) any kind of hacking, like intercepting and compromising the packets, or sniffing them ie spying on your activity online (from the government for example) ? And would i be at a disadvantage when using UDP in that case? Thank you
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