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June 20, 2012 7:35 AM Subscribe
Given that the copyright landscape is about to change in Canada, educate me about VPN services and securing my connection like I'm a n00b!
posted by liquado to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I'm moderately technically-inclined, but have never been very concerned about security when it comes to my online activities, past basic common sense approaches. I don't engage in illegal online activities (past downloading episodes of Game of Thrones, because brotha, if that's wrong, I don't want to be right), but I also don't want to have this new Big Brother attitude in Canada get me in hot water the next time I miss an episode of Walking Dead. Plus, being able to watch Us-ian services like Amazon VOD/Hulu/Netflix USA would be great.
I have a high-level understanding of how VPN services work, but no experience using them at all.
So, I'm looking for suggestions of best practices for securing my connection, and recommendations for VPN services. Here's what I want, ideally:
-Some semblance of security that my online activities (torrenting) are at least obfuscated;
-Minimized impact on bandwidth or online gaming (XBL, WOW);
-Minimal maintenance per device/overall (so that I avoid the glares of death if/when others in the house aren't able to perform some region-specific action);
-The ability to access content not normally available in Canada;
-Reasonable cost (I'm more than willing to buy a year at a time, if it's going to work).
Thanks for any input or suggestions.