Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
15009 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2258324 14-Jun-2019 16:30
Send private message quote this post

I VPN to my Fritzbox 7390 so I can access security cameras, and you can connect out as well. Works fine. Wasn't too difficult to set up, but not trivial either. I put my steps on this thread.

BDFL - Memuneh
64249 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2258333 14-Jun-2019 16:40
Send private message quote this post



Parents in similar situation heading out tonight - have set them up with



Their privacy policy says



Marketing. We will use your information for marketing purposes, such as providing you with promotional materials that may be useful, relevant, valuable or otherwise of interest to you.


Communications. We will use your information to communicate with you, including sending emails to an email address you provide to us (i) for customer-service or technical-support purposes, or (ii) to send you (a) information about topics or content that we think may interest you, or (b) updates about the latest developments or features on the Services. We also may send push notifications to your device.



So it's free but it's not. More spam coming your way. In that sense I'd rather pay for a service.


Mad Scientist
20670 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2258345 14-Jun-2019 17:08
Send private message quote this post

is there a way to know/be sure that the VPN service is not intercepting your data?

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

464 posts

Ultimate Geek

  # 2258349 14-Jun-2019 17:17
Send private message quote this post

Honestly its not as simple and clear-cut as “yea you should use a VPN”. It really depends on what you want to do, and this involves knowing a bit about it (which most people don’t).

If you want security against interception except for your vpn provider then you use it. Most apps, including banking apps are already encrypted so it doesn’t add to much more in that sense.

Privacy, anonymity, access to certain things - definitely yes, but again you have to know how it works. For example, in China you either Roam on cellular or use a vpn to be able to do certain things.

For the average person vpns are not in the category of ‘it just works’ so i would not recommend unless they actually have a need for it.

1 | 2 
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Intel expands 10th Gen Intel Core Mobile processor family
Posted 23-Aug-2019 10:22

Digital innovation drives new investment provider
Posted 23-Aug-2019 08:29

Catalyst Cloud becomes a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP)
Posted 23-Aug-2019 08:21

New AI legaltech product launched in New Zealand
Posted 21-Aug-2019 17:01

Yubico launches first Lightning-compatible security key, the YubiKey 5Ci
Posted 21-Aug-2019 16:46

Disney+ streaming service confirmed launch in New Zealand
Posted 20-Aug-2019 09:29

Industry plan could create a billion dollar interactive games sector
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:41

Personal cyber insurance a New Zealand first
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:26

University of Waikato launches space for esports
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:20

D-Link ANZ expands mydlink ecosystem with new mydlink Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:14

Kiwi workers still falling victim to old cyber tricks
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:47

Lightning Lab GovTech launches 2019 programme
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:41

Epson launches portable laser projector
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:27

Huawei launches new distributed HarmonyOS
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:20

Lenovo introduces single-socket servers for edge and data-intensive workloads
Posted 9-Aug-2019 21:26

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.