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apudgytiger

Member Since 30 Nov 2016
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In Topic: What's your e-mail provider?

06 February 2017 - 05:58 PM

I mainly use Gmail, it's just so convenient. I have started to transition towards Protonmail lately, but it's more of a "statement" than anything else to be honest. I don't know about you guys, but I don't actually write emails to people anymore, so for me things like "secure messengers" and calls are much more important than email encryption. Sure, it's fun to play James Bond, encrypt text messages and hide them in image files or whatever. But the emails I write these days are like 99% complaints or questions aimed at various customer service departments, so it wouldn't really make sense going through all that regardless. Then of course there's other risks with having your email account hijacked as well, identity theft and so on, but then the security issues comes down to things like 2FA, password and online habits in general, not just which email service provider you use. So yeah, Gmail and Proton for me.

And sure, my choices are based on the fact that I don't do anything that my government considers illegal. At least not to an extent that "getting caught" would cause me any serious harm I'm not prepared to deal with. I obviously understand that everyone in this world doesn't have the same luxury and are forced to rely on safer options. But I basically take all of my online and digital security measures for the same reasons I lock my front door when I leave home, so random people can't just walk in and loot my stuff without even breaking a sweat. I mean, if really determined criminals, police or what not wanted to get in, they'd just blow a hole through the wall or force me to unlock it any way.


In Topic: Android client has stopped working

06 February 2017 - 12:51 PM

Same here, have been using AirVPN on my desktop for a few months now, and not experienced any issues that weren't already documented here. I only started to use it on my Android like a day ago, however. Running OpenVPN for Android 0.6.64 on vanilla Android 6.0.1 worked like a charm at first, I just followed the guide to set it up and didn't change any settings in the app or the OS. But as I woke up today I experienced the same issues as OP.

 

Yesterday when I set it up I only generated profiles for "Europe", though, and not a specific country/server. I generated new files for specific countries today (various European countries) but the first ones I tried didn't work either, finally got it to work with "Germany" just now. As you probably can guess I'm pretty new at this, only used these commercial user friendly (and probably not as safe) VPN sollutions before. So I would like to know the benefits or "point" of using a profile generated for "Europe" instead of more specific ones, if there even are any benefits. I figured that set up would cover me and automagically try different European servers if something like this (temporary issues with a specific data server etc.) occurred. But I guess that's not the case?

 

Also, all the servers that didn't/doesn't work on the Android still worked/works fine on the Windows 10 desktop running Eddie 2.11.15 (on private home network).

I understand this will never be a seamless super user friendly experience or anything, I just want to learn to actually understand these things better :)


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