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    Re: Tor: Good or Bad? Safe or Dangerous?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    A small correction here: Steam actually goes off your billing address, not where you're logged in. I pay American prices here in Germany on Steam without a VPN because I still have my American debit card and bank account.

    As for the OP, I think it's mostly a very good thing and in most cases is secure.
    You are correct, yes, I was being a bit stupid but I had no on-hand example to give so I gave the thing that popped in my head first. Someone gave an example with Hulu or netflix and that is more adequate.

    Also, you lucky bastard. But as to TOR, I wrote a lot of comments explaining why and where it is safe and where it isn't. Generally, I encourage people not to use it. the first page has a long comment on the motives why.

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    Re: Tor: Good or Bad? Safe or Dangerous?

    Ignore my vote - I'm clearly computer illiterate - I thought the poll was about Toronto, the Good, where I live -
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    Re: Tor: Good or Bad? Safe or Dangerous?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    I'll have to do some more digging as far as that aspect is concerned I just find it irritating as hell.
    Basic stuff, but necessary.

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    Re: Tor: Good or Bad? Safe or Dangerous?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    A small correction here: Steam actually goes off your billing address, not where you're logged in. I pay American prices here in Germany on Steam without a VPN because I still have my American debit card and bank account.

    As for the OP, I think it's mostly a very good thing and in most cases is secure.
    Hmm...when I was on a business trip in Europe and tried to buy a game on Steam I was shown the higher prices. Turned on the VPN, became an American, and voila: American prices.

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    Re: Tor: Good or Bad? Safe or Dangerous?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Hmm...when I was on a business trip in Europe and tried to buy a game on Steam I was shown the higher prices. Turned on the VPN, became an American, and voila: American prices.
    Did you actually try to buy anything though? When you get down to actual payment it will charge you based on your card.
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    Re: Tor: Good or Bad? Safe or Dangerous?

    Tor is not secure. It was designed by the CIA and further adaptations to it by independent developers to make it CIA-proof have failed. It provides relative security in that it shields your identity from the websites you visit, but if you want absolute privacy it's not your best bet.

    IMO it's better to connect with VPNs and proxies (with payment, if necessary) which are located in Russia, Central Asia, or South America. The networks in those regions can't be easily accessed by EU/U.S. NSA busy-bodies who want to track every detail of our lives.

    The only protocol I'm aware of that can 100% secure information is PGP and key-encryption protocols, but those are more for e-mail and social communications, not web browsing.

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    Re: Tor: Good or Bad? Safe or Dangerous?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Did you actually try to buy anything though? When you get down to actual payment it will charge you based on your card.
    I don't know. I just assumed that whatever price I was shown was the one I would be charged.

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    Re: Tor: Good or Bad? Safe or Dangerous?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
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    Re: Tor: Good or Bad? Safe or Dangerous?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post

    Well maybe you're using a better one than I have had experience with. I haven't been in that world of VPNs for 2 years so I may be out of date. But that's how it was for me. And yeah, so you're allowing cookies, ofc that does the trick.
    I forgot to mention that vpns aren't just for watching Hulu when abroad. They're increasingly seen as vital security when logging onto public wifi because of man-in-the-middle attacks and the ability of 3rd parties to spy on your activity.

    The Risks of Public Hotspots: How Free WiFi Can Harm You | ZoneAlarm Security Blog

    I also forgot to ask what you meant by putting a "listening device" on one's computer.
    Last edited by Cardinal; 03-23-14 at 05:24 PM.

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    Re: Tor: Good or Bad? Safe or Dangerous?

    I run a UNIX machine at home that is always logged in to Tor. I do not find any use for it myself, but it's set up to be a relay or exit node.

    While I find it to slow down my searching, there are people all over the planet that have censored internet. Billions of them. I just help them in my own small way.

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