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CgAn Course 3: Welcome to how to VPN

| November 5th, 2017 by Doemela | Comments Off on CgAn Course 3: Welcome to how to VPN

See https://archive.cyberguerrilla.org/a/2017/cgan-teach-the-world-about-hacking-hacktivism/

[Moods] never used a vpn before
[Moods] only tor
[duhmac] let me know when youve locked the channel RedAcor
[Moods] !lock
* Moods locked the chan
[Moods] we gucci
[RedAcor] duhmac You can start.
[duhmac] ok
*** RedAcor sets mode: +R
[duhmac] A virtual private network extends a private network across a public network, and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network.
[Moods] copy pasta
*** RedAcor sets mode: +m
[duhmac] A virtual private network allows internet users to access blocked content around the web. They also allow users to secure their online experience and remain anonymous through tools like encryption.
[duhmac] With a virtual private network, an internet user can download music, access sports streams, chat on forums, and more. Content restrictions can be completely avoided.
[duhmac] There are several different types of virtual private networks that utilize distinct protocols. But they all primarily have the same function: to secure and encrypt information.
[duhmac] Users connect to their router to then route the trafict through a server that’s in an other network. VPN connections allow internet users to access the web from a VPN server. VPNs can be used on desktops, laptops, or mobile devices.
[duhmac] A VPN is a type of connection. It is a middle layer that sits between you and your internet content. Internet content providers sometimes try to restrict your access to the entire internet. VPNs use encryption to break these restrictions, which allow you to access blocked content.
[duhmac] VPN’s can also be used to spoof your location.
[duhmac] https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/vpn-02.png
[duhmac] that link will show you a diagram, ill give you a minute to look at it
[duhmac] Encrypt Your Data With a VPN
*** RedAcor sets mode: -m
[duhmac] When data is encrypted, only computers with the right decoder will be able to read it. VPNs encrypt your online communications, which makes them more secure and greatly reduces the risk posed by hackers, third parties, and government actors. Encryption keys tell the computer which computations to perform on a set of data to encrypt or decrypt it. Symmetric-key encryption, or public-key encryption, is the most common form of encryption.
[duhmac] In symmetric-key encryption all computers use the same key to encrypt and decrypt a message.
[duhmac] Public-key encryption gives each computer a public-private key pair. One computer uses the public key for decryption, while the other uses the private key for encryption.
[duhmac] Site-to-site VPNs use GRE (generic routing encapsulation) encryption or Internet protocol security protocol (IPSec). GRE is crucial for providing the framework for how to package and transport the passenger protocol, which must be transported across the internet protocol.
[duhmac] VPNs encrypt the data entering the tunnel between the user and the server and decrypt it once it reaches the other end. VPNs use encryption protocols instead of a set of keys.
[duhmac] Geo-restrictions can make it difficult to stream your favorite sports content. But VPNs allow internet users to bypass content restrictions and access streaming content from anywhere in the world. Don’t let content restrictions stop you from watching your favorite shows.
[n1ck1] a site could not restrict encrypted connections??
[duhmac] let’s say you live in canada and your ISP blocks freeporn.com. You can use a VPN that’s located in Netherlands to bypass your isp restriction. Since the data will be encrypted and the request is made in an other country, your isp wont be able to block it.
[duhmac] Types of VPNs
[n1ck1] I see
[duhmac] There are several distinct types of VPNs available for internet users. Each type of VPN offers something different in terms of security and scope. VPNs are separated by the types of protocols that they use. You don’t have to hold yourself to a single protocol, but you should know what each one does.
[duhmac] PPTP, or point-to-point tunneling is relatively common and has been used in Windows since Windows 95. PPTP is easy to set up, but it is an older protocol that can be vulnerable to hackers and third parties.
[duhmac] SSTP, secure socket tunneling protocol is a Microsoft protocol that is supported by Windows. It uses SSL v3, and can bypass firewalls. This protocol can be configured to use AES encryption as well, and is considered safer and more effective than PPTP.
[duhmac] Layer 2 Tunnel Protocol actually doesn’t offer any encryption. It creates the tunnel information travels through while IPsec handles the secure encryption. The encryption is considered effective, but since traffic has to be converted to L2TP form with encryption then added on top, it can be slower than other options.
[duhmac] Open VPN makes use of open-source technology, including SSL v3/TLS v1 protocols and the OpenSSL encryption library. Open VPN is highly configurable and is considered one of the safest options on the web.
[duhmac] Internet Key Exchange, which is also called IKEv2, is a request/response pair protocol which uses X.509 certificates for authentication with a shared secret.
[duhmac] Best VPNs
[duhmac] A few years ago, reliable VPN services were quite hard to find and definitely very fiddly to use, but these days the process of signing up and getting going with a VPN has become extremely straight forward.
[duhmac] The process is simple – choose a VPN service, click through and sign up. Then you just download the app onto your devices – most are available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Google Chrome and Linux – and you’re up and running straight away.
[duhmac] You can download your chosen VPN service on all your devices at once and most of them even allow you to be logged in on multiple devices at the same time. Then you’re free to download anonymously, secure your internet browsing and change your location and IP address at will.
[duhmac] IPVanish
[duhmac] The best VPN for torrenting and other P2P traffic
[duhmac] Number of servers: 700 | Server locations: 60+ | IP addresses: 40000+ | Maximum devices supported: 5
[duhmac] No traffic logs
[duhmac] Excellent download speeds
[duhmac] A tad more expensive than others
[duhmac] No free trial
[duhmac] While many VPN providers try to stand out with their free plans and cheap commercial products, IPVanish talks more about service quality. It’s “the world’s fastest VPN” says the website, boasting 40,000+ shared IPs, 500+ VPN servers in 60+ countries, unlimited P2P traffic, five simultaneous connections, no log policy and more.
[duhmac] The price is still going to be an issue for some – it is more expensive than the average VPN, but IPVanish’s high speeds, choice of locations and excellent client are hard to beat. If you’re after quality, take the plunge with this VPN, and if somehow you end up unhappy with the service there’s a 7-day money-back guarantee.
[duhmac] VyprVPN
[duhmac] The best VPN for performance and security
[duhmac] Number of servers: 700+ | Server locations: 70+ | IP addresses: 200,000+ | Maximum devices supported: 3-5
[duhmac] Very fast performance
[duhmac] Good value annual plans
[duhmac] No refunds
[duhmac] Monthly plans are dearer
[duhmac] This VPN provider is based in Switzerland, where there are favourable privacy laws, and it’s a very well-specified service boasting 73 server locations and unlimited data usage.
[duhmac] There are also some great extras such as auto-connect options to make things easy for you, a kill switch, and you get bolstered security courtesy of the firm’s proprietary Chameleon protocol and VyprDNS.
[duhmac] VyprVPN also offers a commendably wide range of clients and its Windows software benefits from an easy-to-use interface. Perhaps the best news, though, comes on the performance front: in our tests, we found that, rather incredibly, our download speeds improved by a factor of 2.5x compared to our normal rates with the VPN turned off.
[duhmac] One point you should be aware of is that VyprVPN doesn’t do refunds at all, but there is a 3-day trial, and a free 500MB/month plan you can try out the service with. In terms of what’s on offer here, you can subscribe either monthly or annually to a Basic or Premium plan (you get three connections with the former, and five with the latter)
[duhmac] ExpressVPN
[duhmac] The best offshore VPN for privacy and unblocking
[duhmac] Number of servers: 1000+ | Server locations: 136 | IP addresses: N/A | Maximum devices supported: 3
[duhmac] Impressive selection of quality apps
[duhmac] Excellent help and support
[duhmac] Not cheap
[duhmac] Only supports 3 connections
[duhmac] ExpressVPN offers 145 locations across 94 countries, alongside an excellent range of tailored clients, with some great efforts for mobile and desktop on the software front. You get native clients for Windows, Mac, Linux, plus iOS, Android and even BlackBerry on the mobile front.
[duhmac] What’s also really helpful is that there are loads of web-based tutorials which are easy to follow to help you get up and running with the service. The tech support ExpressVPN provides is certainly of a high quality.
[duhmac] You also get P2P support here, a kill switch (to help your IP stay concealed if the service falls over), and very solid overall performance levels.
[duhmac] Downsides? ExpressVPN only supports three simultaneous connections, and it’s far from the cheapest offering in town. Also, there’s no free trial option – but on the plus side, there is a ‘no hassle’ 30-day money-back guarantee if you aren’t happy with the service.
[duhmac] NordVPN
[duhmac] An ultra-secure VPN provider
[duhmac] Number of servers: 1015 | Server locations: 59 | IP addresses: N/A | Maximum devices supported: 6
[duhmac] Quality mobile and desktop clients
[duhmac] Up to six devices
[duhmac] Monthly plan isn’t cheap
[duhmac] Free trial is tricky to find on website
[duhmac] Despite being based in a country located in Central America – hardly a tech hub – NordVPN’s current products match or beat the competition in just about every area.
[duhmac] 1015 servers in 59 countries, 2048-bit encryption, 6-device support as standard, strong DNS leak protection, automatic kill switch, handy security extras, optional dedicated IP addresses, and payment options including Bitcoin, PayPal and credit cards.
[duhmac] Performance was good, too, with impressive speeds on short connections, and some very palatable results with longer distances, too – although we did find the occasional exception. However, even when latency did rise with longer hops, browsing still felt very snappy and responsive.
[duhmac] NordVPN has three service options available and its most popular and by far best value plan is the 1-year subscription (aside from the aforementioned 2-year special offer, that is).
[duhmac] TunnelBear
[duhmac] If you want an easy-to-use VPN, you got it
[duhmac] Number of servers: ~1,000 | Server locations: 20+ | IP addresses: N/A | Maximum devices supported: 5
[duhmac] Extremely user-friendly
[duhmac] Wide range of client software
[duhmac] Not many settings to play with
[duhmac] Long-distance connections can be slower
[duhmac] This Canadian-based VPN provider is notable for a number of reasons, perhaps the foremost of which is its emphasis on ease-of-use. You get a wide range of clients, covering both desktop and mobile devices thoroughly, and the software is highly user-friendly.
[duhmac] Even the website steers clear of using jargon, and talks about how a VPN works in simple layman’s terms. As you might guess, though, expert users might find the lack of details rather off-putting – and more importantly, there aren’t many low-level options to tweak your connection either. So this is really designed with beginners in mind.
[duhmac] In terms of coverage, TunnelBear offers servers in 20 different countries across the globe, and gives you up to five simultaneous connections. This provider is strong on the privacy front, as well, clearly and concisely explaining its policies, and again not drowning you in jargon (of the legal variety in this case, rather than the technical kind).
[duhmac] Performance is also impressive over shorter hops and solid to the US, although really long-distance connections such as Singapore can see speeds drop considerably (that’s not unusual for VPNs, though).
[duhmac] TunnelBear even offers a free plan, and while that normally limits you to just 500MB of traffic per month, with TechRadar’s special offer you can up that to a far more useful 5GB. Paid plans give you unlimited data and start at a reasonable $5 (£4) per month.
[duhmac] This concludes our lesson on VPNs. Feel free to ask any questions.
[Aeolus] ok so, the data is encrypted on my PC travels encrypted through my ISP to VPN server?
[Aeolus] i mean my isp knows shit about my traffic
[duhmac] i think so Aeolus yeh
[Aeolus] vpn client encrypts my traffic locally then
[duhmac] all your ISP will see is that youre using a VPON, not what youre doing on it
[Aeolus] good
[Aeolus] anyone else 😛
[l0t3D_] what is the most secure way to purchase a vpn service?
[RedAcor] Using port 443 when you connect VPN may help you hide from ISP’s eyes, right?
[RedAcor] It will see as a normal request?
[duhmac] im not sure about that RedAcor, sounds right though
[m00trix] they might figure it out based on the amount of traffic you have on 443 🙂
[m00trix] hehe
[duhmac] l0t3D_ buy with BTC, thats the most secure way
[l0t3D_] and how can you do that RedAcor
[l0t3D_] dumhac how about the registration with the email address
[m00trix] l0t3D_, most providers has it in the config or in there connection software
[m00trix] l0t3D_, get a free protonmail.ch address
[RedAcor] l0t3D_ Just change port to 443 from 1194 in confs. 🙂
[l0t3D_] okay thanks m00trix and RedAcor
[m00trix] prontonmail.ch/com is not flagged on any services and also works with almost all signup services
[m00trix] and it’s a pretty good webmail 😛
[RedAcor] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unbound_(DNS_server)
[RedAcor] +DNScrypt may be helpful also.
[RedAcor] Against DNS leaks during using VPN.
[m00trix] https://blog.uncensoreddns.org/
[m00trix] fast and no logs kept, at all
[Aeolus] ok i have DNS leaks
[Aeolus] disabled ipv6 on my kernel
[l0t3D_] how can you check for DNS leaks
[Aeolus] https://www.dnsleaktest.com/
[Chanlog] Title: DNS leak test (at www.dnsleaktest.com)
[m00trix] that does not really work shit
[m00trix] like
[m00trix] I might use Danish DNS servers, when using a danish VPN exit node
[Aeolus] its OpenVPN m00trix
[m00trix] that that shits site will say I have dns leaks 🙂
[Aeolus] ahhh thought you hgonna say other thing
[Aeolus] look
[Aeolus] with wireshark
[Aeolus] it seems good
[m00trix] forget that crap site
[RedAcor] This is better to test: https://www.perfect-privacy.com/dns-leaktest/
[Chanlog] Title: DNS Leak Test | Perfect Privacy (at www.perfect-privacy.com)
[m00trix] As long as it shows the DNS servers you want it to
[Aeolus] ok
[m00trix] then good
[Aeolus] it looks like its using the DNS
[Aeolus] from vpn
[m00trix] if it shows other DNS servers then the one you expect, then look into it
[l0t3D_] so this should show your new IP after connecting to a VPN right RedAcor?
[Aeolus] fuck this site then ;P
[m00trix] then your fine Aeolus
[m00trix] no it shows the dns servers
[m00trix] In most vpn connect tools you can manually define dns servers if needed also.
[m00trix] or just in the config
[m00trix] as long as you don’t see your ISP’s DNS servers in the test RedAcor posted your good
[m00trix] and as RedAcor said, https://www.perfect-privacy.com/dns-leaktest/ is way better. As it gives good information
[Chanlog] Title: DNS Leak Test | Perfect Privacy (at www.perfect-privacy.com)
[n1ck1] When will the class go to the HTML site?
[Doemela] minutes after class is over
[n1ck1] ok TKS Doemela
[Aeolus] class is over?
[duhmac] lesson is over 🙂
[l0t3D_] quick question
[l0t3D_] is it better to use a DNS from this link provided for example:https://blog.uncensoreddns.org/ alongside a VPN?
[m00trix] I would
[m00trix] and do
[m00trix] since I know the dude hosting them good 🙂
[l0t3D_] no logs you say?
[m00trix] yup
[l0t3D_] okay thx m00

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