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Old 08-14-2019, 06:31 AM   #21
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I use a NordVPN when away from home on someone else's WiFi network.
NordVPN here to, have a 5 year subscription.
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I don't currently use VPN but may this fall to spoof my location to be able to stream Patriot games that are not playing on our local station while we are in Florida.
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I don't currently use VPN but may this fall to spoof my location to be able to stream Patriot games that are not playing on our local station while we are in Florida.
NordVPN is country specific not city as far as I can see, I use it that way. But PriVateInternetAccess does have City Options (Toronto, Canada for example). I am not sure if that will work for you but you can check it out. I moved from PIA to Nord because it was more cost effective.
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We have NordVPN. I subscribed because it allowed us to get access to home (Denver) TV no matter where we were -- specifically blacked out NFL games but also time zone issues and those programs not broadcast in every market, i.e., Jeopardy/Wheel of Fortune. It has worked as expected.

When we are in Denver, however, we never utilize it -- not that we couldn't but that it doesn't seem necessary.
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NordVPN is country specific not city as far as I can see, I use it that way.
I don't, off the top of my head, remember where the list of NordVPN servers is posted (hmmmm. I need to correct that) but here is the List from April of this year:

Atlanta GA - 1346-1353, 1362-1365, 2642-2661, 369-372, 561-568, 665-676, 681-684, 940-955, 976-979, 2718-2721, 2770-2785.
Buffalo NY - 323, 603, 604, 617, 689, 690, 1734-1753, 1938-1941, 912-915, 2698-2699, 2701-2709.
Charlotte NC - 1484-1487, 1524-1531, 1632-1635, 2034-2037, 2124-2159, 2561-2572.
Chicago IL - 1470-1471, 1966-1985, 365-366, 494-497, 502-505, 510-513, 518-521, 526-529, 645-656, 718-721, 734-741, 777-780, 848-887, 2726-2729.
Cleveland OH - 1572-1575.
Clifton NJ - 1580-1583.
Dallas TX - 2480, 1027-1030, 1033-1040, 1142-1149, 1322-1325, 1338-1341, 1358-1361, 1370-1373, 1504-1507, 1564-1567, 1648-1651, 1688-1691, 1822-1825, 1826-1841, 1918-1937, 381-384, 633-636, 637-644, 793-800, 837-840.
Denver CO - 1842-1845, 2268-2307, 2332-2371, 2573-2592.
Fremont CA - 1031, 1032.
Jackson MS - 1488-1491, 1604-1607.
Las Vegas NV - 1082-1101, 2048-2067.
Los Angeles CA - 1733, 1054-1073, 1386-1389, 1402-1405, 1410-1433, 1442-1457, 1628-1631, 1676-1683, 1766-1785, 1806-1817, 1862-1865, 1870-1913, 2204-2215, 2432-2451, 2509-2516, 2662-2673, 357-360, 621-632, 714-717, 2710-2713, 2750-2769.
Louisville KY - 1500-1503, 1512-1515, 1520-1523, 1616-1623, 1660-1663, 1713-1720, 1866-1869, 1954-1965, 2038-2045, 2593-2632.
Manassas VA - 1301-1312, 1366-1369, 1532-1535, 1729-1732, 2022-2033, 2068-2075, 2633-2640, 349-352, 542-549, 679-680, 841-843, 928-939, 956-963, 2730-2733.
Matawan NJ - 1041, 1708, 2641.
Miami FL - 1004-1011, 1016-1019, 1560-1563, 1672-1675, 1696-1699, 1700-1703, 1754-1765, 1786-1805, 1818-1821, 2200-2203, 2216-2219, 2220-2227, 2452-2459, 2517-2524, 2553-2560, 605-616, 707-710, 2734-2737.
Minneapolis MN - 2228-2267.
New Orleans LA - 1492-1495, 1536-1539, 1636-1639, 1846-1849, 2686-2693.
New York - 373-374, 413-414, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1046-1049, 1102-1141, 1194-1195, 1612-1615, 1652-1655, 1656-1659, 1664-1667, 1668-1671, 1704-1707, 1709-1712, 1721-1728, 2308-2331, 2372-2431, 2674-2685, 327-330, 435-438, 451-454, 475-478, 657-664, 722-729, 801-808, 844-847, 896-903, 916-919, 2790-2803.
Oklahoma OK - 1508-1511.
Philadelphia PA - 1600-1603.
Phoenix AZ - 1000-1003, 1074-1081, 1588-1595, 2481-2508, 2541-2552, 377-380, 821-824, 988-999.
Richmond VA - 1568-1571.
Salt Lake City UT - 1596-1599, 1640-1643, 1684-1687, 1854-1857, 1986-2005, 534-537.
San Francisco CA - 1624-1627, 2076-2123.
San Jose CA - 353-356, 577-600, 817-820.
Santa Clara CA - 1942-1953, 2006-2021, 2180-2199.
Seattle WA - 1326-1337, 1576-1579, 1584-1587, 1644-1647, 1692-1695, 1850-1853, 2160-2179, 2525-2540, 361-364, 569-576, 758-760, 964-975, 980-987, 2714-2717.
Secaucus NJ - 1154-1193, 1248-1255, 1260-1267, 1297-1300, 1314-1317, 809-816, 829-836, 904-911.
St.Louis MO - 1236-1239, 1268-1287, 1354-1357, 1472-1483, 1858-1861, 1914-1917, 2460-2479.
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I don't, off the top of my head, remember where the list of NordVPN servers is posted (hmmmm. I need to correct that) but here is the List from April of this year:

Atlanta GA - 1346-1353, 1362-1365, 2642-2661, 369-372, 561-568, 665-676, 681-684, 940-955, 976-979, 2718-2721, 2770-2785.
Buffalo NY - 323, 603, 604, 617, 689, 690, 1734-1753, 1938-1941, 912-915, 2698-2699, 2701-2709.
Charlotte NC - 1484-1487, 1524-1531, 1632-1635, 2034-2037, 2124-2159, 2561-2572.
Chicago IL - 1470-1471, 1966-1985, 365-366, 494-497, 502-505, 510-513, 518-521, 526-529, 645-656, 718-721, 734-741, 777-780, 848-887, 2726-2729.
Cleveland OH - 1572-1575.
Clifton NJ - 1580-1583.
Dallas TX - 2480, 1027-1030, 1033-1040, 1142-1149, 1322-1325, 1338-1341, 1358-1361, 1370-1373, 1504-1507, 1564-1567, 1648-1651, 1688-1691, 1822-1825, 1826-1841, 1918-1937, 381-384, 633-636, 637-644, 793-800, 837-840.
Denver CO - 1842-1845, 2268-2307, 2332-2371, 2573-2592.
Fremont CA - 1031, 1032.
Jackson MS - 1488-1491, 1604-1607.
Las Vegas NV - 1082-1101, 2048-2067.
Los Angeles CA - 1733, 1054-1073, 1386-1389, 1402-1405, 1410-1433, 1442-1457, 1628-1631, 1676-1683, 1766-1785, 1806-1817, 1862-1865, 1870-1913, 2204-2215, 2432-2451, 2509-2516, 2662-2673, 357-360, 621-632, 714-717, 2710-2713, 2750-2769.
Louisville KY - 1500-1503, 1512-1515, 1520-1523, 1616-1623, 1660-1663, 1713-1720, 1866-1869, 1954-1965, 2038-2045, 2593-2632.
Manassas VA - 1301-1312, 1366-1369, 1532-1535, 1729-1732, 2022-2033, 2068-2075, 2633-2640, 349-352, 542-549, 679-680, 841-843, 928-939, 956-963, 2730-2733.
Matawan NJ - 1041, 1708, 2641.
Miami FL - 1004-1011, 1016-1019, 1560-1563, 1672-1675, 1696-1699, 1700-1703, 1754-1765, 1786-1805, 1818-1821, 2200-2203, 2216-2219, 2220-2227, 2452-2459, 2517-2524, 2553-2560, 605-616, 707-710, 2734-2737.
Minneapolis MN - 2228-2267.
New Orleans LA - 1492-1495, 1536-1539, 1636-1639, 1846-1849, 2686-2693.
New York - 373-374, 413-414, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1046-1049, 1102-1141, 1194-1195, 1612-1615, 1652-1655, 1656-1659, 1664-1667, 1668-1671, 1704-1707, 1709-1712, 1721-1728, 2308-2331, 2372-2431, 2674-2685, 327-330, 435-438, 451-454, 475-478, 657-664, 722-729, 801-808, 844-847, 896-903, 916-919, 2790-2803.
Oklahoma OK - 1508-1511.
Philadelphia PA - 1600-1603.
Phoenix AZ - 1000-1003, 1074-1081, 1588-1595, 2481-2508, 2541-2552, 377-380, 821-824, 988-999.
Richmond VA - 1568-1571.
Salt Lake City UT - 1596-1599, 1640-1643, 1684-1687, 1854-1857, 1986-2005, 534-537.
San Francisco CA - 1624-1627, 2076-2123.
San Jose CA - 353-356, 577-600, 817-820.
Santa Clara CA - 1942-1953, 2006-2021, 2180-2199.
Seattle WA - 1326-1337, 1576-1579, 1584-1587, 1644-1647, 1692-1695, 1850-1853, 2160-2179, 2525-2540, 361-364, 569-576, 758-760, 964-975, 980-987, 2714-2717.
Secaucus NJ - 1154-1193, 1248-1255, 1260-1267, 1297-1300, 1314-1317, 809-816, 829-836, 904-911.
St.Louis MO - 1236-1239, 1268-1287, 1354-1357, 1472-1483, 1858-1861, 1914-1917, 2460-2479.
Thanks, how does one select a specific server?
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Thanks, how does one select a specific server?
Oh! The list was given to me by the NordVPN Help Desk in a private e-mail.

I started NordVPN on my Laptop and had to update the program -- I hadn't used it since last football season. Anyway, things are a little different now.

On the right side of the Main Window (in the Server Menu), highlight "United States," the 3-dot settings menu will appear with two options -- "Region" and "Server." The Down Arrow on the "Region" option lists all the available cities and the "Server" options lists the Servers at the selected city.

IIRC, you may have to keep selecting a server until you find one that works. This may have changed with this new Version, however.
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I don't, off the top of my head, remember where the list of NordVPN servers is posted (hmmmm. I need to correct that) but here is the List from April of this year:

Atlanta GA - 1346-1353, 1362-1365, 2642-2661, 369-372, 561-568, 665-676, 681-684, 940-955, 976-979, 2718-2721, 2770-2785.
Buffalo NY - 323, 603, 604, 617, 689, 690, 1734-1753, 1938-1941, 912-915, 2698-2699, 2701-2709.
Charlotte NC - 1484-1487, 1524-1531, 1632-1635, 2034-2037, 2124-2159, 2561-2572.
Chicago IL - 1470-1471, 1966-1985, 365-366, 494-497, 502-505, 510-513, 518-521, 526-529, 645-656, 718-721, 734-741, 777-780, 848-887, 2726-2729.
Cleveland OH - 1572-1575.
Clifton NJ - 1580-1583.
Dallas TX - 2480, 1027-1030, 1033-1040, 1142-1149, 1322-1325, 1338-1341, 1358-1361, 1370-1373, 1504-1507, 1564-1567, 1648-1651, 1688-1691, 1822-1825, 1826-1841, 1918-1937, 381-384, 633-636, 637-644, 793-800, 837-840.
Denver CO - 1842-1845, 2268-2307, 2332-2371, 2573-2592.
Fremont CA - 1031, 1032.
Jackson MS - 1488-1491, 1604-1607.
Las Vegas NV - 1082-1101, 2048-2067.
Los Angeles CA - 1733, 1054-1073, 1386-1389, 1402-1405, 1410-1433, 1442-1457, 1628-1631, 1676-1683, 1766-1785, 1806-1817, 1862-1865, 1870-1913, 2204-2215, 2432-2451, 2509-2516, 2662-2673, 357-360, 621-632, 714-717, 2710-2713, 2750-2769.
Louisville KY - 1500-1503, 1512-1515, 1520-1523, 1616-1623, 1660-1663, 1713-1720, 1866-1869, 1954-1965, 2038-2045, 2593-2632.
Manassas VA - 1301-1312, 1366-1369, 1532-1535, 1729-1732, 2022-2033, 2068-2075, 2633-2640, 349-352, 542-549, 679-680, 841-843, 928-939, 956-963, 2730-2733.
Matawan NJ - 1041, 1708, 2641.
Miami FL - 1004-1011, 1016-1019, 1560-1563, 1672-1675, 1696-1699, 1700-1703, 1754-1765, 1786-1805, 1818-1821, 2200-2203, 2216-2219, 2220-2227, 2452-2459, 2517-2524, 2553-2560, 605-616, 707-710, 2734-2737.
Minneapolis MN - 2228-2267.
New Orleans LA - 1492-1495, 1536-1539, 1636-1639, 1846-1849, 2686-2693.
New York - 373-374, 413-414, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1046-1049, 1102-1141, 1194-1195, 1612-1615, 1652-1655, 1656-1659, 1664-1667, 1668-1671, 1704-1707, 1709-1712, 1721-1728, 2308-2331, 2372-2431, 2674-2685, 327-330, 435-438, 451-454, 475-478, 657-664, 722-729, 801-808, 844-847, 896-903, 916-919, 2790-2803.
Oklahoma OK - 1508-1511.
Philadelphia PA - 1600-1603.
Phoenix AZ - 1000-1003, 1074-1081, 1588-1595, 2481-2508, 2541-2552, 377-380, 821-824, 988-999.
Richmond VA - 1568-1571.
Salt Lake City UT - 1596-1599, 1640-1643, 1684-1687, 1854-1857, 1986-2005, 534-537.
San Francisco CA - 1624-1627, 2076-2123.
San Jose CA - 353-356, 577-600, 817-820.
Santa Clara CA - 1942-1953, 2006-2021, 2180-2199.
Seattle WA - 1326-1337, 1576-1579, 1584-1587, 1644-1647, 1692-1695, 1850-1853, 2160-2179, 2525-2540, 361-364, 569-576, 758-760, 964-975, 980-987, 2714-2717.
Secaucus NJ - 1154-1193, 1248-1255, 1260-1267, 1297-1300, 1314-1317, 809-816, 829-836, 904-911.
St.Louis MO - 1236-1239, 1268-1287, 1354-1357, 1472-1483, 1858-1861, 1914-1917, 2460-2479.
Includes Buffalo, NY, Richmond, VA, Louisville, KY.... but NOT Boston, MA? WTH?
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Includes Buffalo, NY, Richmond, VA, Louisville, KY.... but NOT Boston, MA? WTH?
And, I notice, Boston is still not a choice. My only guess is they are still building out their Network. Setting up a Server big enough for (what I suppose is) a large user base (existing or future) must be fairly costly. There may even be local ordinances involved. Who knows? The world works in mysterious ways.
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I use a NordVPN when away from home on someone else's WiFi network.
+ 1000 - I live in Germany and when I want access to US based website for streaming or even first search results in English, NordVPN gives me that US presence....it was cheap and it is worth it to me.

Oh, it also gave me a British presence when I was wanting to stream the Wimbledone tennis tournament.....that was worth it, too.
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The marketing is venal, but HTTPS is more vulnerable than a VPN, and shouldn't be relied on for security from honeypot APs, or for important information like banking websites.
I thought that HTTPS protects against man-in-the-middle attacks by having signed certificates. Is that the kind of attack you're referring to and am I mistaken, or is there something else that I'm not aware of?
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I thought that HTTPS protects against man-in-the-middle attacks by having signed certificates. Is that the kind of attack you're referring to and am I mistaken, or is there something else that I'm not aware of?

It's a little over my head, as cybersecurity is not my specialty, but from the white papers I've read, HTTPS can still be vulnerable to honeypots and spoofing if you're on public, untrusted wifi. A VPN prevents any attacks from anyone controlling the local network.
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The tor browser is a form of a VPN.

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I have been using the VPN in the Opera browser for the last year or so when traveling outside the US. Recently when logging into netflix, I got a message that said something like "We see you are using a VPN to log in. We are limiting what you can see as a result".

I've never seen a message like this before, and am wondering if/how to use the VPN to avoid this type of issue.
I'd be surprised if companies interested in geographic blocking didn't specifically look for VPN use. That's easy if the VPN is free, has few servers, and doesn't change them. Also read there are 2 things that giveaway you're using a VPN. First is your server's IP address is not in the same time zone your computer is set to. The other is cookie examination. One of the reasons I run dual boot Win and Linux is I expect to delete all the history of both browsers in Linux before connecting to a site I suspect has geo blocking.
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I learned yesterday that HULU will not allow access to the site, while using a VPM. I am in the US presently, had my new VPN on and a message popped up that I was using a VPN and would have to turn it off to access the site.
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I learned yesterday that HULU will not allow access to the site, while using a VPM. I am in the US presently, had my new VPN on and a message popped up that I was using a VPN and would have to turn it off to access the site.
So does Netflix. People outside the US were using VPNs to watch their programming and they're trying to stop that.
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Opera web browser - includes free/unlimited built-in VPN functionality. Simply go into settings and turn it on.
Another vote for NordVPN, along with Opera's free, built-in VPN.

The free VPN built into Opera is probably good enough for 95% of what most people would use VPN for, but if your needs extend beyond what you can do simply through web browsing, then something like Nord is your friend. For example, Nord has specialized servers you can connect to for gaming and P2P file sharing, for example.

Also, Nord has over 5,000 servers around the world, which makes it a better choice for getting around the geo-location content blockers used by Netflix, Hulu, etc. The free Opera VPN servers are probably always going to be blacklisted by the streaming providers.
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I have a VPN setup on my home router. I use that when traveling or on public wifi, especially if Im doing anything finance related.

I also occasionally use a pay as you go VPN provider for streaming media. Its a lesser known provider whose service is good. No logging, easy config, and pay per month.
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It's a little over my head, as cybersecurity is not my specialty, but from the white papers I've read, HTTPS can still be vulnerable to honeypots and spoofing if you're on public, untrusted wifi. A VPN prevents any attacks from anyone controlling the local network.
I'm curious if you have a pointer to more info about that. Some Googling found several HTTPS implementations vulnerabilities (as you get with any common protocol), but nothing that indicates there's a problem with the protocol itself.

Given that no software is perfect, you probably are more secure using HTTPS over VPN than just HTTPS by itself. So I guess if it's easy for you, using the VPN might help. All our cars have air bags, after all.
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I'm curious if you have a pointer to more info about that. Some Googling found several HTTPS implementations vulnerabilities (as you get with any common protocol), but nothing that indicates there's a problem with the protocol itself.

Given that no software is perfect, you probably are more secure using HTTPS over VPN than just HTTPS by itself. So I guess if it's easy for you, using the VPN might help. All our cars have air bags, after all.
I can't remember if it was Brian Krebs or Rob Pegoraro, but I feel like it was one of those two who wrote the article or blog post I remember from a while ago. But I found a more recent one that sums it up pretty well:

https://www.howtogeek.com/178696/why...pted-websites/
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