Daily Deal: ibVPN Total Plan: 4-Yr Subscription
from the good-deals-on-cool-stuff dept
With more and more of our lives moving online, it’s important to protect your privacy and VPNs offer a decent layer of protection. Today’s deal gets you a 4 year subscription license to ibVPN for only $59 — 84% off of the original price of $381. Compatible with all of your devices across multiple platforms, ibVPN offers access to 75+ VPN servers in 39 countries. They use the Blowfish algorithm with 256 bit keys to encode your data before transmitting it to the Internet and they do not keep any traffic logs. The license lasts for 4 years and includes all updates.
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Comments on “Daily Deal: ibVPN Total Plan: 4-Yr Subscription”
Isn’t Blowfish vulnerable to the POODLE exploit?
Another awful vpn company...
Blowfish has some known issues, and is generally weak in 128bit implementation- but as far as I’m aware that has nothing to do with poodle. poodle was tls issue that’s been patched in current software.
Ibvpn offers PPTP however- which is widely known to be absolutely broken, for more then a decade. This is severely negligent. see details here:
l2tp and SSTP also have severe issues. Openvpn is great, but it requires real knowledge and skill to set it up properly- the defaults (like blowfish) aren’t very good… A proper setup needs to be custom compiled/configured- needless to say you wouldn’t use blowfish. These guys seam downright inept.
Full breakdown. pt1
Severely Broken crypto implementation (pptp- 256bits of uselessness)
Blowfish openvpn (I’d bet it’s the default 128bit- if they configured it they would have chosen AES)
Proprietary software, and connection protocols (sstp, l2tp)
No client egress ip pooling.
Unique individual ip’s and static port forwarding severely decreases security/anonymity.
Connection Logging (and full monitoring- “necessary to enforce TOS”) (Metadata counts…)
Contradictory TOS/PP/advert- nothing illegal allowed but advertise social media & reign unblock (which is clearly illegal ie: iran…etc CFAA anyone?)
Full breakdown pt2
Absurd TOS/PP- seriously, read them- cause this is what you’re signing up for)
No segregation of financial/account data from login/network/logs.
One corporation in one jurisdiction for both financial and network operations.
Stops skype mitm- (claim on website- it’s impossible)
Protection from hackers (even the best vpns can only provide “some protection” from “some vectors” clientside)
Also post length seams to be very restricted- not sure if that just this story or all- or something weird going on with my browser. Never experienced it before.
Today I’m watching CNN,and then Fox…Top Stories #1Cops now use patrol cars as weapons…#2Police officer shoots man in the back only 5 times #3 Long lines to join Isis.. #4Jobless Rates in America
If any of this true who knows…I guess it is because I saw it on TV
As far as I can see VPN services offer multiple encryption algorithms. The client would then negotiate the encryption algorithm when connecting. I use OPENVPN and AES 256 when connecting. It seems they need to improve the negotiation part so all can benefit from best encryption.