Monday, December 1, 2008

AnchorFree Offers Free VPN for iPhone

Glenn Fleishman:

To work around these problems, AnchorFree chose to add to Hotspot Shield a VPN type that the iPhone has built in: L2TP, which stands for Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol over IPsec (Internet Protocol security). L2TP is an extremely strong method of creating a secure connection, and is one of three methods that the iPhone 2.0 Software and later support. (Alas, the iPhone can’t maintain a seamless VPN connection when you roam among Wi-Fi networks or between Wi-Fi and cell data networks; you have to disable and then re-enable the VPN connection for each network move.)

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Am I not just substituting trust when I use this? I stop trusting in the local wifi net and substitute trust in the server at AnchorFree.

What basis do I have to trust them?

Thats a VERY good question! How do we know to trust AnchorFree HotSpot Shield? Who are they? What do we know about them? They use banners on all your pages while surfing! Remember those days of the old banner with spyware? Talk to me folks, make me feel better about this! I am a little paranoid about this AnchorFree

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