Choosing a Reliable VPN Provider for Life & Work
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December 9th, 2022

Following the much-discussed revelation that many DApps now save IP via an RPC provider, I made the decision to produce this little note for you! I sincerely hope you enjoy it and find it helpful! Enjoy reading! 🙂


I — Choosing a Reliable VPN Provider

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is an application that increases your online security and privacy. It creates an encrypted tunnel by redirecting your traffic and hides personal data, information and browsing history.

Many of us do not know where to start when choosing a VPN, but I will help you in this, remember main key principles:

  • The VPN app must reliably encrypt data

  • The VPN app must have a kill-switch, AND lockdown modes!

  • It must not store a single byte of your sensitive data, including email address.

One helpful sheet created by someone comparing VPNs in detail is here:

Mullvad.net ranked as Top-1 VPN service. I conducted my own experiments and can state that I am sure in this service!

Mullvad does a few things differently than most other VPNs, such as allowing cash payments and not requiring an email address to create an account.

One may also wonder: Isn't WireGuard less safe than OpenVPN, since logs are kept for WireGuard (at least temporary? 

Well, If you have multiple users you have to make an additional gateway with additional IP address. Like in Nordlynx. But out of the box you cant say that OpenVPN is more safe. It's more difficult to configure it so misconfiguration may be an issue. 

With all said, I prefer mullvad.net + oVPN.

VPN Security Check-out:

These and other efforts help you stay anonymous while connected to Mullvad. You can read more about its pros and cons here:


II — Another Option — Setting Up a Hardware VPN

Wait… am I referring to those massive government devices that cost a fortune?

Absolutely not. If you area VPN enjoyer I’d strongly consider you look at affordable hardware options, for example, the gl-mt1300 is a cheap and very nice piece of kit, easy way to protect your home network from threats without relying on running software locally.

It may seem overkill but the options of TOR or Mullvad and general WireGuard, and measures to stop DNS leakage make it quite a nice useful piece of kit:

It is important to note that you can achieve the same thing by installing oVPN Mullvad (or another service you trust / your own VPN) configuration on your home router!

You should also keep in mind the basic rule: the VPN is your buddy and will keep you safe from a wide range of threats, including even several WiFi and physical attacks. I hope this short note helps you decide!

OpSec Gallery:


III — Anon, OpSec & Privacy Guides

I. Anon

II. Privacy

III. OpSec

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