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Old 07-03-2017, 19:58   #1
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Cheapest monthly VPN?

I might be using a VPN for work but as it would likely be for occasional/irregular use I'm after a cheap pay-monthly option rather than annual, any suggestions? I don't really trust any of the free services.
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Re: Cheapest monthly VPN?

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Prices per month are underneath in dollars, a lot of them make you pay that way too.
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Re: Cheapest monthly VPN?

I'm confused - is this to connect to your works network ?

If so then surely their IT department will tell you what VPN client you need (and provide it) as they will have the server at their end.
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Re: Cheapest monthly VPN?

Get a cheap Linux VPS - ie: https://www.ovh.co.uk/vps/vps-ssd.xml

And install OpenVPN or OpenVPN-NL

Plenty of tutorials on the net.
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Re: Cheapest monthly VPN?

Heard good things about pure VPN
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Re: Cheapest monthly VPN?

I'd forgotten about this thread

I'm not really looking for the 'best' service, more like the cheapest. This is more for when I connect to wifi etc on the move. It's not specifically part of my job description which is why they won't make an official recommendation.
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Re: Cheapest monthly VPN?

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Get a cheap Linux VPS - ie: https://www.ovh.co.uk/vps/vps-ssd.xml
And install OpenVPN or OpenVPN-NL
This, btw, it what I did, I have OpenVPN installed on one of my servers and can use that if I want.
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Old 21-03-2017, 18:30   #8
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Re: Cheapest monthly VPN?

If you only want to keep your data secure at wifi hot spots and from ISP's bulk logging then a cheap vps is good enough. Just requires you to be able to follow instructions on how to install and set it up.

Never use a free VPN provider if you can help it. Normally their money is made from selling your browsing history from their logs. They also get compromised and the logs stolen a lot more than you think and its surprising how much useful data is there for hackers.

Paid vpn providers have the benefit of multiple IP addresses/locations and a simple to use interface. The decent ones also have different ways of encrypting your connection as well as methods that bypass firewalls when you are inside a network which might block vpn traffic. If you don't require any of those features, get the cheap vps.

As much as I hate to recommend them for privacy reasons (US based, National security letters/gag orders, no warrant canary, nagging feeling it's run by a government agency etc etc), if you only care about the basics of hiding your traffic then PIA/privateinternetaccess.com is probably the cheapest vpn provider for single months and easiest to use. For someone truly in to privacy I would recommend more costly alternatives though.
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Re: Cheapest monthly VPN?

You can find lifetime VPN for as low as $29
https://bitsdujour.stacksocial.com/s...e-subscription
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Re: Cheapest monthly VPN?

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You can find lifetime VPN for as low as $29
https://bitsdujour.stacksocial.com/s...e-subscription
Very cheap is pretty much the same as the free options. Someone offering VPN access for 25 for a lifetime access has to make their money somewhere other than the subscription and usually it's selling all the data that goes through their service. Be it sites visited for advertisers and it's also been known for them to sell email addresses seen in forms and urls too.

The fact they have to log to sell the data means they can also be compelled law or the courts to turn over their logs to whichever lawyers want them.

All stuff to keep in mind.

As an example of one vpn providers logs, Safetun for Apple phones, which got pwned and it's logs stolen, they log this kind of information for http requests (I redacted the emails and truncated some lines but this is just form the last 100 or so lines of the log so you get an idea):

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2014-05-27T11:16:47.000Z | f*********@hotmail.com | http://img100-672.xvideos.com/videos...4/3d/6a/943d6a
2014-05-27T11:17:02.000Z | z*************@126.com | http://mobilecrush.king.com/rpc/ClientApi
2014-05-27T11:17:13.000Z | w********@hotmail.com | http://js.dmtry.com/channel.js
2014-05-27T11:17:13.000Z | w********@hotmail.com | http://pixel.mathtag.com/event/img?
2014-05-27T11:17:13.000Z | w********@hotmail.com | http://ib.adnxs.com/seg?
2014-05-27T11:17:13.000Z | w********@hotmail.com | http://leadback.advertising.com/adcedge/lb?
2014-05-27T11:17:13.000Z | w********@hotmail.com | http://link.e.pchgiveaway.com/s/at?
2014-05-27T11:17:13.000Z | w********@hotmail.com | http://link.e.pchsweeps.com/s/at?
2014-05-27T11:17:13.000Z | w********@hotmail.com | http://www.facebook.com/fr/u.php?
2014-05-27T11:17:13.000Z | w********@hotmail.com | http://log.dmtry.com/redir/742371/0/
2014-05-27T11:17:14.000Z | w********@hotmail.com | http://rt1803.infolinks.com/action/doq.htm?
2014-05-27T11:17:15.000Z | tri**********@yahoo.com | http://cdn1d.mobile.youporn.phncdn.com/201403/28/93
Oh and if you ever used HideMyAss as a VPN in the past, all your login details and passwords have been passed around so much I would hope you have all changed passwords since.
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Re: Cheapest monthly VPN?

Using Nord Myself with no issues on speed though if you do wish to use bbc iplayer you have to check which server you are on
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Re: Cheapest monthly VPN?

Via with a Von service on is so much easier! There are even one click install scripts
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