posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 10:57 AM
Originally posted by whisperindave
reply to post by badfish420
Excellent overview! I have one question: The "shredder" Does this mean if someone tries to access the computer and does not have the password
that it will immediately shred all hard-drive data? You say you wrote a shell script. Perhaps you can enlighten us on how to do this ourselves?
Meanwhile thanks for the wonderful explanation of anonymity and security! This will be priceless in the coming years (should we all survive 2012) when
the govt. tries again and again to track us and hack us! Viva La Revolucion!
A shredder just overwrites anything you want to delete (and ideally free hardrive space occasionally) in a non-recoverable way. It's like taking trash
to the dump rather then stuffing it underneath your bed.The shell script is just a little .bat, I'd be glad to make it public or send it to you if
you're interested. You just have to remember to be on your toes.
When I read through the vpn you suggested, it's requirements would of used up all my ram. I'm an absolute noob when it comes to anything like this and
I appreciate your time. I have always had a too laid back attitude when it comes to online security... But having a mortgage and family now,
definately think it's the right time to learn and keep our banking details safe!
I'm not sure where you found those requirements as I was unable to find anything but the below text. Did you attempt to install and run it? I've had
it going on some pretty weak machines without any performance issues. If you can't get this one going we can get you using something else. This is
what they say on their website:
Are there any minimum system requirements I should take into account?
Normally, no. If you have a Windows operating system installed on your computer, you don't have to meet any additional requirements. You don't need
additional special software solutions, unusual hardware components and you don't have to make any complicated settings. CyberGhost VPN is installed
almost automatically and, after creating an account and connecting, you can already use these services.
now got a vpn on my laptop...
but i can't view michael rivero's videos on justintv now!
This is a common issue, and it regularly means you just need to connect to a server in a different country. I've found in some countries the internet
is censored, and since you're connecting through servers in those countries you're stuck with what they've got for internet. Switch your preferences
between "most secure" and "fastest" to swap in between servers.
Also, you may want to consider when you want the VPN on and when you don't. If you're viewing anything you don't want other people to know about then
turn it on, if you're watching youtube videos about Starcraft 2 you should remember to go ahead and flip it off for both performance issues and the
monthly bandwidth limitations. Just remember, anytime you want to securely browse the internet pop it on.
Thanks for all the kind words and comments!
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