7 Good ibVPN Alternatives

This post presents 7 ibVPN alternatives for accessing the Internet in privacy and anonymity. If you know other good VPN providers please share them in the comments.

ibVPN AlternativesibVPN is one of the top VPN providers available on the market. It offers a lot of nice features for an accessible price. Here is what I appreciate the most to ibVPN:

  • The Windows app that is not the most beautiful, but well organized and includes useful features like KillSwitch, ibDNS and DNS and WebRTC leak protection.
  • The DoubleVPN that provides double encryption.
  • The TorOverVPN that can be used to access .onion sites.
  • The SOCKS5 for easy P2P/torrent downloads.
  • The Chrome, Firefox and Opera extensions.
  • The price 🙂

Why would you look for ibVPN alternatives?

You may have your reasons to leave ibVPN or look for alternatives. For example, you may not be happy with the connection speed while using the ibVPN servers or you need certain locations that are not offered by ibVPN.

How to look for alternatives?

Firstly, you should analyze your experience with ibVPN and make your mind on what you really need. Do you need faster connection speed? Is the price an issue? If so, you may try other VPN providers.

Secondly, take a look to the list below or simply search Google. You will find plenty of ibVPN alternatives. Do not jump to the first one that looks good! Take your time and look for user reviews and reviews written by bloggers. These will help you make an informed choice.

7 ibVPN alternatives – Top VPN providers

If you are looking for ibVPN alternatives, take a look to the ones I have selected below. They all offer an extended number of servers, good support and good connection speed. [click to continue…]

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What is WebRTC and How to Protect Yourself from WebRTC Leak?

WebRTC LeakThis post briefly explains what WebRTC is and why you should be aware about the WebRTC leak. Also it presents how to fix the problem.

What is WebRTC?

WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) provides RTC (Real-Time Communications) capabilities to browsers and mobile applications. Basically, WebRTC uses Javascript to enable peer-to-peer audio, video, and data sharing web applications, running in browsers without any external plugins.

At this time, WebRTC is supported by the following browsers:

  • Desktop PC –  Google Chrome 23+, Mozilla Firefox 22+. Opera 18+, Microsoft Edge 12+.
  • Android – Google Chrome 28+, Mozilla Firefox 24+. Opera Mobile 12+.
  • Chrome OS.
  • Firefox OS.

What is WebRTC leak?

In January 2015, TorrentFreak reported that users were facing a massive security flaw as websites can easily see their real and local IP-addresses through WebRTC.

More than that WebRTC can be tricked into revealing your actual IP address, even if you are connected to VPN! This is called WebRTC leak.

If you are interested in more technical details, here is how WebRTC may reveal your IP address. WebRTC relies on Javascript and a website can insert some Javascript code to send a UDP packet to a STUN Server (Session Traversal Utilities for NAT). That server simply sends back a packet containing the IP address from which the request originated. This is simple to implement as Firefox provides a default STUN server that can also be used with Google Chrome. [click to continue…]

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How to Browse with Mexican IP address

Browse Mexican IP Address ProxyWould you like to browse the Internet with an IP address from Mexico for secure browsing or unblocking restricted websites? Keep reading to find out how to get one. Learn how to get a Mexican IP address.

What is a Mexican IP address?

A Mexican IP address is assigned to an ISP or hosting provider that provides Internet services in Mexico. The most common Mexican IPs have the following format:

  • 187.128.0.0 to 187.143.255.255
  • 187.144.0.0 to 187.159.255.255
  • 187.192.0.0 to 187.223.255.255
  • 189.128.0.0 to 189.159.255.255
  • 201.96.0.0 to 201.111.255.255

Are you interested in finding more info regarding the Mexican IP blocks? Check this post.

3 Ways to get a Mexican IP address

1. Use Web Proxies

The simplest and fastest method to browse using Mexican IP address is by using a web proxy.  Unfortunately such proxies are usually too slow and unreliable for online streaming. To use such a web proxy simply visit the proxy site, type in the desired URL and press the Go or Submit button. Thus, the site is loaded from the IP of the proxy not from your IP address.

One such a web proxy with Mexican IP address is Teleport. Also, you may Google for “Mexican web proxy”. If you know more feel free to share them in the comments below.

Important! Before starting to use a web proxy please read the following post: Risks of using a proxy site.

2. Manually change your IP using paid or open proxies

An alternative to web proxies are the open or paid proxies. They are more stable and usually faster. But, you may need to pay attention to your privacy. DO NOT enter your credit card details or other sensitive info while browsing using open proxies.

You may find proxies with Mexican IP addresses on Free-Proxy.cz or Samair.ru. After you choose one you need to setup your browser to use that proxy. Take for example 189.209.241.121:8081 and configure your browser to use it when you connect to the internet. [click to continue…]

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How to Choose Your Hide IP Tool

When so many hide IP tools are available on the market, it is difficult to choose the one that suits your needs. This guide presents several alternatives and make your choice easier. Learn how to choose hide IP tool.

This post will answer questions that I received from you, the readers of this blog. Thank you for being part of this community that helps people overcome the censorship and blockage on the Internet.

This first post answers the most common question asked: “Should I choose a free solution or a paid one?

Free or paid hide IP tool? – How to choose hide IP tool

Choose Hide IP Tool - Free or Paid

The answer to this question may seem obvious: FREE is always a better choice. But, you should know this is not always true. Let’s see first, what free hide IP tools do best and also what are their disadvantages.

Free tools to hide your IP

Firstly, I would divide the tools you can use to freely hide your IP address into (1) web proxies and (2) hide IP software. [click to continue…]

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Double VPN – What Is It and How to Get It? Top Double VPN Providers

Double VPN allows you to increase your security while connecting to a VPN. Learn about this VPN approach and its advantages.

What is Double VPN?

Double VPN is a technology allowing you to browse securely and anonymously by connecting to a chain of servers inter-connected via VPN-tunnel. When the user is connected a Double VPN server the traffic is redirected to a second server, with all the traffic subjected to several encoding steps. Thus, the intermediate server is only used to ensure pass-through traffic but not the connection to external network.
Double VPN
The working principle is rather simple. Firstly, the VPN client/app connects to a VPN server which then routes all traffic to another VPN server from where the destination is reached. The traffic is double encrypted within the two VPN layers before getting to the desired website.

Your computer >> First VPN server >> Second VPN server >> Destination

Advantages and disadvantages of using Double VPN

You may not need using a Double VPN if you simply want to unlock inaccessible services in your country (e.g.: Facebook, Twitter, etc.). But, when it is about high level of anonymity, double VPN can be of great help.

The main advantage of this approach is that the traffic between your device or computer to the desired destination is doubled encrypted. Thus, it is harder to be detected and  decoded. Plus, your visible IP address is supplementary protected.

You may already guess the disadvantage: the double encryption slows the connection. However, in some cases, the connection between the VPN servers can be so optimized that compensates the time lost due to encryption/decryption process.

To sum up, double VPN is good for high security, but it is not recommended for unblocking restricted websites. [click to continue…]

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