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Alien-Level Tech Required To Crack New VPN Encryption

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posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 04:07 PM
In light of the Snowden leaks about the NSA spying on practically everyone it appears that software software companies are slowly stepping up their game to improve users privacy. Not sure how many on ATS actually use VPN services but for those who do or may do so in the future this looked applicable.

Alien-Level Tech Required To Crack New VPN Encryption Setup

For regular file-sharers, security requirements are somewhat different to those looking to whistle-blow or widely share government secrets. Nevertheless, one of the biggest VPN providers in the space will today up the ante with the release of a brand new VPN client. It offers more features than ever before to encrypt users’ communications to a level that will perfectly suit them but disappoint would-be attackers.

PIA CEO Andrew Lee told TorrentFreak. “We allow our customers to configure their handshake encryption, data authentication encryption and even the data itself with levels up to AES-256 and RSA 4096!”

“With control of one’s level of encryption, even if someone were utilizing advanced alien technology, they would have a tough time if you changed your encryption settings every time you connect,” Lee concludes

PIA recommends the following setups for speed, safety and best trade-off performance.
- Default Recommended Protection — AES-128 / SHA1 / RSA-2048
- All Speed No Safety — None / None / ECC-256k1
- Maximum Protection — AES-256 / SHA256 / RSA-4096
- Risky Business — AES-128 / None / RSA-2048

Lee says that PIA have included the extra options for those who want to feel extra secure or may want to experiment a little more with cryptography. He adds that for those looking for the ultimate in protection, frequent changes of setup within the client could lead to an almost impossible situation for would-be attackers.

posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 04:18 PM
Seems all good. Unless the corporate spies are secrety conspiring with aliens and thier tech.

Ill try out this encryption. There are a couple ways to find out if it is comprimised.

posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 05:35 PM
But as aliens with the ability to encrypt data and that visit the planet are .. well don't exist, this implies that there is nothing to crack.

You're opening yourselves up, read between the lines guys !!!!!!!

The nsas and cias are going to have all your passwords and bank codes.


aliens with encryption.. ha, I thought they were all peace loving hippies that wanted to share love and joy. What do they need to hide things from?

posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 05:47 PM
reply to post by ManOfHart

Really look forward to hearing about your results. I haven't used VPN since the last company I was at so your take on this will be very helpful.

reply to post by winofiend

Was tempted to just title this thread "Alien-Level Tech Required" but that seemed a little unfair.

What's this about no aliens anyway? I don't think you can say that on ATS.
Checking T&C now...
.................... still checking. Nope ya can't!

posted on Oct, 22 2013 @ 04:32 AM
Not aliens but the MIB. Actually it was the secret service. The reason. Too much encryption. A tunnel inside of a tunnel inside another tunnel was created between two large bank branches in California by the IT department. It was up for less than a week before the SS came and had a meeting. The tri-layer VPN project was shut down because the third level was preventing them access(as intended). A double tunnel was fine.
Truth as I remember Circa "97-98"

posted on Oct, 24 2013 @ 06:51 AM
Well, that's assuming that you brute-force attack but ISPs retain all information regardless on what you do and so does the government. Yeah, Google for example is upping their security because of public interest discovered that they are sharing info with the NSA but that's not going to stop them from sharing private information if required by law.

You are still guilty no matter what you do with a VPN no matter how well encrypted it is (assuming you do something shady). The government will require whatever company to divulge all information about you if they need to but only if that company is hosted where US has jurisdiction.

You can have 99999bytes of encryption but that won't protect you one bit. Even if said government can't get another country to comply, then they can just throw you in a cell for not giving out your password. Pleading the 5th just means guilty in the new USA and the NDAA can be used against you regardless what the constitution says.

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