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Old 12-24-2008, 02:10 PM   #1
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i was thinking about using this program called hotspot shield on my laptop when i travel. it claims that people can not see your personal information when you are using a public internet source but could the person that makes it see what you are doing and steal your private information?

here is the link to it and a description

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have any of you used this product before?

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Old 12-24-2008, 03:40 PM   #2
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never used it before

I think a good way to go is to setup a VPN on your home connection, that gives you an encrypted tunnel to your home connection and then you are just as secure as you would be at home
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never used it before

I think a good way to go is to setup a VPN on your home connection, that gives you an encrypted tunnel to your home connection and then you are just as secure as you would be at home
how would i do this on a mac?
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sorry but I have no idea!

I could tell you how to do it with XP Pro and 2003 server.
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Perhaps Clanmills could chime in on this one. He's a Mac user.

In the meantime, here's an older article, but it still may apply or at least give you enough guidance to get it working.

http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/ma...12/20/vpn.html
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Oh that program look familiar. I have it on my usb! Yes I believe it is safe. I have spot no open proxy on it. It's a daily fast proxy changing once per day.
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Having a look at site, and reading "100% Security Through a VPN" seems like it's safe to use, and ofcourse the site / software owner may have logging enabled and can look into what you are doing in a similar way that your ISP's can do!
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