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TorGuard.net is offering 50% off their VPN Service when you enter code SLICKDEALS50 at checkout. Thanks brisar

Note, refer to the forum thread for additional information
  • $5/month for month to month plan
  • $30 for 1-year plan ($2.50/month)
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Edited May 1, 2013 at 06:28 PM by widgit
TorGuard.net

50% off with code slickdeals50

LINK [torguard.net]

$4.98 for month-to-month service
$29.99 for yearly (entire year)

- 100+ VPN Server IP's in Nine Countries
- OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP and Stealth VPN
- Unlimited Bandwidth and Server Switching
- FIVE simultaneous connections allowed per account
- Fast gigabit Connections for HD Streams
- Easy setup on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android + ios.
- Stealth VPN connections for Unblockable access
- 24/7 Customer support For troubleshooting
- 30 day money back risk free guarantee

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Community Wiki

Last Edited by nutcr0cker July 30, 2013 at 11:28 AM
What is a VPN? A VPN is a virtual private network, and allows you to securely tunnel your connection to the VPN server, so that it appears that all your data originates from that server. VPNs are also useful on public networks in order to prevent other users from snooping your connection, as all information through the tunnel is encrypted.

From the privacy faq:

TorGuard's Privacy Policy

In an effort to protect our clients' and site visitors privacy and rights, TorGuard has established a Privacy Policy which explains what information we gather on visitors and what we do with information that we gather.

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which TorGuard collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users of this Web site (each, a "User").
Privacy

Users' privacy is very important to TorGuard. We are committed to safeguarding the information Users entrust to TorGuard.
The Information We Collect

TorGuard collects personally identifiable information from Users through online forms for ordering products and services. We may also collect information about how Users use our Web site, for example, by tracking the number of unique views received by the pages of the Web site or the domains from which Users originate. We use "cookies" to track how Users use our Web site.
How We Use Information

TorGuard may use personally identifiable information collected through our Web site to contact Users regarding products and services offered by TorGuard and its trusted affiliates, independent contractors and business partners, and otherwise to enhance Users' experience with TorGuard and such affiliates, independent contractors and business partners. At no time will TorGuard's database of users ever be sold to any entity for the purpose of marketing or mailing lists. Personal information will not be sold or otherwise transferred to our business partners without your prior consent, except that we will disclose the information we collect to third parties when, in our good faith judgment, we are obligated to do so under applicable laws.

- Gonepostl


TorGuard is offering a $1 24 hour trial for those who want to test out speeds, leakage, etc.

http://torguard.net/terms.php

REFUND POLICY
If you are less than 100% satisfied with the TorGuard.net VPN, Proxy or Email service, we will gladly refund your payment if the refund is requested within thirty (30) days from the date of the purchase. Requests made later than the 30 day purchase date window will be denied. Additionally, accounts that have exceeded 10GB or more in download volume during the 30 day trial period will not be eligible for the refund policy.

Always read the terms, never trust a FAQ.

Tor Project a free Open Source program that may be useful for people that don't need the full functionality of Premium VPN Services.
Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location. Tor works with many of your existing applications, including web browsers, instant messaging clients, remote login, and other applications based on the TCP protocol.
https://www.torproject.org/
Tor has nothing to do with TorGuard (the service being offered here)


Here are some alternative VPN services that have large selection of servers (worldwide)proxy.sh is $5 month

Setting up BT software Vuze (used to be call Azureus) to only use VPN connection (won't connect if VPN connection not available.)
Here is a tutorial of it.
http://wiki.hidemyass.com/Tutoria...hrough_VPN
Here's a tutorial for utorrent: http://wiki.hidemyass.com/Tutoria...IP_binding
(Remember to un-check make new firewall rule in utorrent settings/prefs)

Enter the interface identifier into the field next to "Bind to local IP address or interface" in the settings.
Note that the interface identifier is named different on every system, so make sure to check how exactly it is called on yours.
In their example, it is "eth15" for OpenVPN, "net2" for PPTP" and "net1" for L2TP.

Make sure the checkbox next to "Enforce IP bindings even when interfaces are not available" is checked;
otherwise it can happen that Vuze keeps downloading without using the VPN.

If the Vuze setup is done correctly, it will ONLY use your VPN connection. If you didn't login to your VPN service, Vuze won't work.


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#226
Quote from chong67 View Post :
I try that dnsleaktest thing and one of the listed DNS is my ISP. I am using PIA now. It is not suppose to list my ISP right?
If you are connected to your VPN, then no it is not supposed to show your ISP's DNS. If it is, then you have a DNS leak.
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#227
Quote from BigDanMo View Post :
OK, so, how did they know? Confused

I give them my most intimate details to sign up, and they tell me it's OK, because they generate the VPN ID database separately from billing database, so that one cannot be tied to the other...

Now, am I supposed to assume that at least for 30 days, they are logging my usage, in a way that readily correlates my VPN handle to my billing account?

That's not nice at all. EEK!
Great question that I doubt we will ever know the answer to.
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#228
Quote from WaldoJ View Post :
If you are connected to your VPN, then no it is not supposed to show your ISP's DNS. If it is, then you have a DNS leak.
There is this setting on PIA to prevent DNS leak, but it say it might crash your network. I think that is what happened when I did TorGuard.

I dont know if installing this software using a Vmware is causing the leak.

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I put the checkmark on it. Reboot and went to that dnsleaktest webpage and my ISP is not showing up anymore. So far so good. Thanks!
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#229
Got a ? regarding TorGuard or PIA... Can u add security if u VPN u'r Tomato/DD-WRT router & then install what ever TorGuard or PIA software they have on each PC and use that to VPN on each PC on top of the router VPN to the same server or a different one.. Wouldn't that be encrypted traffic within encrypted traffic ???

Update: I talked to a tech over PIA... And he explained that since the SSL security is the best available... The redundant VPN logins would be overkill since if one get's crack then the second one can be cracked the same... Makes sense....
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Last edited by Y314K May 9, 2013 at 08:51 AM
#230
So if I don't want to deal with a VPN and purchase their proxy service instead, will the proxy just not connect if the service is down or will it connect with my real IP?

I also generally don't use Vuze but Deluge or uTorrent instead.

Thanks.
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#231
TorGuard vs Privateinternetacess:

This is what happens when you have a few bitcoins burning a hole in your blockchain wallet. In between calls at work I was bored and decided to run a speedtest for TorGuard and Privateinternetaccess to really see which service is faster at the moment.

First, I'll say I had PIA years ago and was pleased but have been with TG since they did the blackfriday sale last year.

I tested UDP download speeds only when running OpenVPN.. Didn't have time to test pptp or other servers.. also these speeds were tested from my location in Jacksonville FL

TG NL 11.24
PIA NL 8.73

TG FLorida 48.26
PIA Florida 11.07

TG Texas 31.09
PIA Texas 8.88

TG California 7.61
PIA California 7.36

TG Canada 24.15
PIA Canada 29.37

TG Romania 4.30
PIA Romania 4.45

TG UK 6.46
PIA UK 4.07

So who's faster??? It's close on some servers but Torguard is light years faster for me on most servers. I think PIA is throttling traffic on their USA servers since I can't get over 8mpbs download speeds on any of them. That's fine for youtube, but won't cut it for anything HD.

While Privateinternetacess does have a couple more server locations than TorGuard, I would opt for speed first any day...
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#233
Hey guys. Ummm... is it supposed to be free now, or did I not select something I should have?
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#234
Quote from pixi882 View Post :
TorGuard vs Privateinternetacess:

This is what happens when you have a few bitcoins burning a hole in your blockchain wallet. In between calls at work I was bored and decided to run a speedtest for TorGuard and Privateinternetaccess to really see which service is faster at the moment.

First, I'll say I had PIA years ago and was pleased but have been with TG since they did the blackfriday sale last year.

I tested UDP download speeds only when running OpenVPN.. Didn't have time to test pptp or other servers.. also these speeds were tested from my location in Jacksonville FL

TG NL 11.24
PIA NL 8.73

TG FLorida 48.26
PIA Florida 11.07

TG Texas 31.09
PIA Texas 8.88

TG California 7.61
PIA California 7.36

TG Canada 24.15
PIA Canada 29.37

TG Romania 4.30
PIA Romania 4.45

TG UK 6.46
PIA UK 4.07

So who's faster??? It's close on some servers but Torguard is light years faster for me on most servers. I think PIA is throttling traffic on their USA servers since I can't get over 8mpbs download speeds on any of them. That's fine for youtube, but won't cut it for anything HD.

While Privateinternetacess does have a couple more server locations than TorGuard, I would opt for speed first any day...
Thanks for the info... Repped...
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#235
K, so I had a chat with both PIA & TorGuard & this are the most important things I came away with...

1 - Accourding to TorGuard PIA Logs.... TorGuard doesn't at all... Big point for TorGuard if true...

Quote :
and that site you mention, keep logs
they do not have ABSOLUTELY NO LOGS WHATSOEVER policy
____________________________________________________________

no logs on our side
thats the only side where logs could be kept
PIA keep logs
in hashed form though, asked them directly about that
we do not encrypt your IP or do anything with it, nor do we store it
not even for 1ms
2 - TorGuard gives u 5 connections instead of just 3 at PIA... Making it perfect for a whole family... Router for everything at home thru FW/Phone 1 / Phone 2 / Laptop 1 for when away from home/ Laptop 2 or Tablet for when away from home... Big win for TorGuard since I would need to pay twice for the same amount of connections at PIA...

3 - PIA was actually impress with the lever of SSL security from TorGuard...

Quote :
TorGuard - its AEA256 bit sir for OpenVPN military grade the best encryption can offer!

PIA - ok, that is good
4 - One negative was that TorGuard was not shy about talking down PIA but PIA was professional and didn't want to bash any other service... Which I thought was a solid thing to do, not bash u'r competition.. But at the same time if TorGuard is correct that PIA hashes IP or other info logs then it's a big mark against PIA...

5 - It also seems PIA has the KillSwitch option on their client only but that doesn't work on the router fw option... TorGuard doesn't believe the KillSwitch means anything for security since no KillSwitch can be 1ms fast enough to not allow u'r network to leak... What TorGuard recommends is a Proxy/VPN combo which means more $$$... Not sure who is totally right there...

6 - the biggest mark I found against TorGuard is that they claim the following...

Quote :
Q. How are payments linked to individual user accounts?

Answer: Our client billing area and VPN/Proxy/Email user auth servers are two completely separate systems. This is to ensure the privacy and securities of our customer’s accounts are upheld at all times. While the customer’s chosen payment method will be linked to the client billing area login, this information is kept completely separate from their VPN/Proxy network. In this way, it’s virtually impossible to “connect the dots” of a paying customer with that of someone who is using the servers. This can become a pain for clients as they are required to remember two sets of logins/passwords, but trust us – It’s in the best interest of security.
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Me - the 30 day guaranty is up to 10GB of usage... How is the 10gb usage side limit matched to the payment account side if they are separate system ?

TorGuard - matched the same way your username is matched to access so you can use our service. no need to worry. everything is separated, just for that reason
________________________________________________________________________
Me - Sorry.. My internet went down...

I was asking about how the service side was connected to the payment or subscription date side for the 30 day 10GB guaranty...

u would have to match date of subscription on the payment side + usage amount on the service side + payment info on the payment side if a refund is warranted... Don't see how u'r wall between both if really a wall..

TorGuard -
connected the same way billing is = fully seperated
we look in your acc how much you transfered
your passwords links you to that acc
but, no IP is stored anywhere, ever, not even for second

Me - if = is

TorGuard - excuse me? you cant use our service and not to have a password right? Smilie

Me - right.. I thought it was two log ins needed.. two passwords ?

TorGuard - yes one for billing one for vpn thats for your own protection

Me - but u are saying they are linked for the guaranty part of it... Which would mean even with no IP stored.. And if PayPal of CC is use to pay for the service... u can link the VPN side of the account to the billing side of the account and that means the VPN side of the account is linkable to my PayPal or CC... ??

TorGuard - i am just pre-sales only, but how would anyone identify that it was you that used the service?

nothing can be proven or identified without IP

Me - that part is true.. The encryption will probably take care of that side of the equation.. but PayPal & CC has each of any customer's personal info.. Bank, etc... And if the log in info... Then they can link the VPN side to the Billing side and get u'r info from PayPal or CC company from the linkage.. Although all they might be able to tell is that u bought VPN service... And which is u'r account... But still there is not real wall and some of the dots can be connected... VPN User X paid for service with PayPal, then they just ask PayPal for my info..

They would not be able to tell what I did with the VPN service but they would be able to see that I paid for it and how I paid for it..

and who I am...

TorGuard - in some theorethic situation with some theoretic VPN

This is a big lie from TorGuard... It just looks separate.. But they link the VPN & Billing sides of their two separate system thru u'r password for the 30 day 10GB money back guaranty & not sure for what ever else... This means that they can be compel to link everybody that is sharing an IP's info on the VPN side to the Billing side... Which should not have any info on what was being done on the encryption side, but they can find out who the whole group on that IP was by linking the shared VPN IP to the Billing side and since there is no anonymous payment methods anymore... They can just get every one's info from PayPal or CC or other payment method's customers used to sign up for the service... Then they just need to get all the PC's or Laptop's of those sharing that IP to figure out what u or anyone else on the shared IP was up to on the SSL side of things...

If anybody thinks I am wrong about this.. Please let me know... Explain to me why I am wrong.. I do think this is true for all VPN services industry wide...

U can't really buy bitcoin's anonymously with bogus info anymore... Or u kind of do but only after hopping thru to many hoops and even then it's not as anonymous as it use to be.... So I wonder if someone is doing something so wrong on the VPN that authorities will dig as much as they can I can see everybody on a share IP getting their PC's taken and searched or have increased ISP surveillance with the linkage that TorGuard uses...
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#236
Anyone know if I can purchase this right away and have it activated/start on a later date (June 6th)? The VPN I am currently using does not expire/end until that date. Thanks
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#237
Is this still valid?
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#238
I am not sure that bandwidth meters and data logging are the same thing... It's one thing to track how much GB is flowing through a server but keeping detailed records for each user is a whole different ballgame.

I'm no networking expert by any means so someone please correct me if I'm wrong... From what I gather, user "A" would authenticate from a separate server then connect to the VPN.

So if the VPN provider your using truly doesn't keep logs then the only thing they have to trace a connection back to you is the IP or username you authenticated from for that temporary session. Since my TG VPN username is different than the billing login, the IP is the only way I could see them tracing it. Considering I signed up at starbucks using bitcoins I imagine this would be somewhat difficult if not impossible for them to do.

PIA on the other hand authenticates the VPN with the same username that is attached to the billing account. If I'm authenticating on their VPN network with the same username that leads back to my payment then that would be a lot easier to trace. For example, VPN username "p23421" relates to billing profile "p23421" which easily points back to your payment method regardless of what IP you connected from. Logs or no logs they still have the billing username for that session and to me it seems this would be easily connectable.

In reality, I think these companies don't keep logs to cover their own arses. In this day and age if someone was to use a VPN service for something horrible like terrorism, child porn, or hacking, the feds would cut out the middleman and go straight to the upstream provider to record packets. The vpn provider would probably be left in the dark so as not to compromise anything.

I'm only using my VPN to keep the comcast trolls off my back, so for me TorGuard works juuuuust fine Smilie

(I've actually been kicked off vyper and ipvanish for some stuff I downloaded. THEY DO KEEP DETAILED LOGS)


Quote from Y314K View Post :
K, so I had a chat with both PIA & TorGuard & this are the most important things I came away with...

This is a big lie from TorGuard... It just looks separate.. But they link the VPN & Billing sides of their two separate system thru u'r password for the 30 day 10GB money back guaranty & not sure for what ever else... This means that they can be compel to link everybody that is sharing an IP's info on the VPN side to the Billing side... Which should not have any info on what was being done on the encryption side, but they can find out who the whole group on that IP was by linking the shared VPN IP to the Billing side and since there is no anonymous payment methods anymore... They can just get every one's info from PayPal or CC or other payment method's customers used to sign up for the service... Then they just need to get all the PC's or Laptop's of those sharing that IP to figure out what u or anyone else on the shared IP was up to on the SSL side of things...

If anybody thinks I am wrong about this.. Please let me know... Explain to me why I am wrong.. I do think this is true for all VPN services industry wide...

U can't really buy bitcoin's anonymously with bogus info anymore... Or u kind of do but only after hopping thru to many hoops and even then it's not as anonymous as it use to be.... So I wonder if someone is doing something so wrong on the VPN that authorities will dig as much as they can I can see everybody on a share IP getting their PC's taken and searched or have increased ISP surveillance with the linkage that TorGuard uses...
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#239
I have a stupid noob question...with an OpenVPN connection, is the traffic encrypted? I had someone recently tell me that although I thought the traffic was encrypted, they could still tell WHERE I was connecting to within the VPN connection. Any ideas? I would assume the whole tunnel would be secure and that nobody could tell anything about what I was doing once I was connected to my VPN server. Am I correct? Now, I may not have had encryption turned on by my own stupidity, would that make a difference? I have since went back and turned it on, 256 bit, and changed servers..trying to dodge a bullet on the internet is not easy sometime. Am I safe now?

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#240
Anyone know if I can use this to get Japanese IP?
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