Encrypt our traffic data like VPN

josemsanchezb

New Member
Hello team,

Due to the grown of the people interest of being protected also when surfing the web, hackers can snoop our activity when we're on a public WiFi, and the 90% of the laptops are connected once of its life to one of that public Wifi. People are conscious about that (look what Avast showed at Barcelona's MWC 2016, snooping all the traffic data of the users connected to a public network) - http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/avast-tricks-mobile-world-congress-attendees-into-revealing-browsing-info-wi-fi-experiment-1545550 -.
So we'd like you to make something like a VPN or another method that encrypts our connection to make us safer and prevent the hackers to snoop our activity even when we're surfing banking webs.
We'd like to see that function in the Android APP too.

Thanks a lot. :)
 

avatar

Administrator
Staff member
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Hi! Sorry for the delay, we were too busy lately.

Regarding your question, having a full-scaled VPN service brings up some new questions.
1. We will have to maintain a lot of servers all over the world.
2. Bandwidth costs money, so to provide you with a VPN service we should come up with a new licensing policy.

I don't want to say that we won't do it at all, I just want to elaborate on why we can't do it right now.
 

Gass

Member
Hi!

Regarding the question, having a full-scaled VPN service brings up some new questions.
1. We will have to maintain a lot of servers all over the world.
2. Bandwidth costs money, so to provide you with a VPN service we should come up with a new licensing policy.

I don't want to say that we won't do it at all, I just want to elaborate on why we can't do it right now.
Hello Avatar,
Some thoughts I have on this-

Yes it would be quite an undertaking and overhead as well, unless you fell into an opportunity. One being already set-up
and not doing to well, or maybe failing and already have its inter-structure in place. I've seen a warning about Privatoria
""Warning: It has come to our attention that Privatoria are no longer supporting their service – its advised to try some other VPN provider"" https://www.deepdotweb.com/2016/01/03/privatoria-review/ January 3, 2016

I thought Privatoria to have a unique offering based in the Czech Republic, 8-in-1 Security Solution: Privatoria VPN offers a broad range of online security and privacy solutions including VPN, VPN over Tor, anonymous proxy, Tor web proxy, encrypted email, secure calls and chat, and secure online storage.

If your maybe in the market to start offering a VPN solution I'd make contact with Privatoria and find out.

That would take care of #1 above, and #2 sure I buy in as would probably many other lifetime license holders of Adguard.
OR
Along other lines I'd hope you do something with a VPN service like you'd done last with Emsisoft Antimalware - that was cool.
The free gift doesn't have to happen with a VPN, but a pretty good % off would be nice. Maybe buy one year and get one free.

I just hope if you do go with something as this, the VPN is not in the Global Mass Surveillance - The Fourteen Eyes
https://www.privacytools.io/
The UKUSA Agreement is an agreement between the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand to cooperatively collect, analyze, and share intelligence. Members of this group, known as the Five Eyes, focus on gathering and analyzing intelligence from different parts of the world. While Five Eyes countries have agreed to not spy on each other as adversaries, leaks by Snowden have revealed that some Five Eyes members monitor each other’s citizens and share intelligence to avoid breaking domestic laws that prohibit them from spying on their own citizens. The Five Eyes alliance also cooperates with groups of third party countries to share intelligence (forming the Nine Eyes and Fourteen Eyes), however Five Eyes and third party countries can and do spy on each other.

Another good resource to get an understanding of VPN's is https://thatoneprivacysite.net/vpn-comparison-chart/
and http://vpn-comparison.silk.co/

Thanks,
Gass :)
 

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I was thinking about full scaled VPN before. The problem is that this is a very complicated thing, we will have to maintain lots of servers all over the world. So I am afraid of doing it.
 

Boo Berry

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I was thinking about full scaled VPN before. The problem is that this is a very complicated thing, we will have to maintain lots of servers all over the world. So I am afraid of doing it.
What about something like integrating TOR or something like that?
 

Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
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Integrating the needed parts of OpenVPN would be neat too, if possible. That way we could use a VPN with specific browsers and apps! :D
 
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Gass

Member
Gentlemen - sounds like we need more ideals and input from other Adguarders here.

Greetings Avatar,

I was thinking about full scaled VPN before. The problem is that this is a very complicated thing, we will have to maintain lots of servers all over the world. So I am afraid of doing it.
I see Sir,
in something you have said "So I am afraid of doing it", this leaves me to think your still exploring some ideals.

Now looking back to (your own first thoughts) of Adguard, did you have any thoughts along these same lines?
Could you have known everything in the beginning - that Adguard is delivering on today and of the scale with it's
many complications in delivering a working product to all the different platforms.

In seeing all 1-55, A thru Z, so to say - that you didn't have to (re)learn something's along the way especially with
the help from your team members and or beta testers.
I think you had the vision with some underlying principles understood and could see a beginning and an end, that
has probably been rethought/revised along your path with Adguard.

Could you not do something along these same lines with that of a full scale VPN service with your knowledge in/of
knowing how to get from point A to B with that same talent of an Adguard endeavor has endowed you with?
So, either maintain the infrastructure or pay for it:)
Grow as you Go- start with minimal servers.

Other Thoughts:
Hardware VPN is inherently less redundant than cloud services today, and the hardware and configuration
requirements of VPN make the solution un-scalable and inflexible.

Cloud VPN is a way to describe the connectivity component of cloud networking, which is new way to build networks
without the cost, complexity, and constraints of hardware-based VPN. The concept of cloud networking is simple—all
core networking functions are moved to the cloud, eliminating the need for configurations and local hardware.

Cloud networking offers the same benefits as other cloud-based IT services, such as:
Rapid deployment
Easy administration
No new hardware to buy
No software updates or annual maintenance
Pay-as-you-grow subscription pricing
Built-in scalability and redundancy
Anywhere access via an internet connection

VPN providers largely fall into one of two main categories—hardware or software solutions.

Juniper and Cisco are on the hardware side, both providing appliance VPN solutions. Juniper designs and sells a
number of network products and services including routers, Ethernet switches and security products. Typically,
Juniper’s network operating system runs on its own Juniper products.
Cisco designs, manufactures, and sells networking devices and management, and was one of the first companies to
sell routers that support multiple network protocols.

On the software side there is OpenVPN—a free and open source VPN software application that creates point-to-point
or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities.
SOURCE - http://pertino.com/blog/cloud-vpn-the-next-evolution-in-networking/

Same Interests:
What is Cloud Networking? - http://pertino.com/blog/what-is-cloud-networking/
Secure Cloud Bursting - http://pertino.com/blog/secure-cloud-bursting-part-1/
What’s The Difference Between VPN and Cloud Computing? - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/whats-difference-vpn-cloud-computing/
CP Secure VPN - https://cradlepoint.com/products/cp-secure-vpn
How VPNs Work / Equipment Used in a VPN - http://computer.howstuffworks.com/vpn6.htm
VPNs: The past, present and future - http://www.computerweekly.com/feature/VPNs-The-past-present-and-future

1. Building VPN Networks
https://www.softether.org/4-docs/1-manual/A._Examples_of_Building_VPN_Networks
https://www.softether.org/4-docs/2-howto
https://www.softether.org/4-docs/2-howto/2.VPN_for_Cloud
https://www.softether.org/4-docs/2-howto/4.VPN_for_IT_Professionals/3.Building_Your_Own_Cloud

2. VPN on the Amazon AWS Cloud in 10 minutes
https://www.webdigi.co.uk/blog/2015/how-to-setup-your-own-private-secure-free-vpn-on-the-amazon-aws-cloud-in-10-minutes/
https://github.com/webdigi/AWS-VPN-Server-Setup

3. Start a go fund or look for investors, partner with an already established VPN service provider.
Partner with Colleges and Universities all over the World who offer Contractor VPN Services.
A search for "Contractor VPN Service" turned up many results. I don't know how helpful the results
would be but, it's an ideal.

Start something like that of the "VPN Gate" to where maybe is possible to enlist SoftEther Project Public Relay Servers
with that of the Worlds Colleges and Universities per a contractors status to their VPN networks.
http://www.vpngate.net/en/about_overview.aspx
http://www.vpngate.net/en/
https://www.softether.org/9-about/What_is_different_between_SoftEther_VPN_and_VPN_Gate?

Off Topic: Building A Raspberry Pi VPN Part One: How And Why To Build A Server
http://readwrite.com/2014/04/10/raspberry-pi-vpn-tutorial-server-secure-web-browsing/

It doesn't hurt to have dreams, often dreams have a way of working out problems in the forefront of the greatest
importance or prominence of our paths and goals.

I wish you well.
Thanks, Gass

PS. Boo Berry I liked your ideals!
 
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vinpremkumar

New Member
I would also like to re-ignite this topic, especially since Blokada had added their own VPN service along with its adblocker app in Android.

My query is if it is possible to run such VPN services from 3rd party such as NordVPN? I know that AdGuard can re-route all traffic through SOCKS5 proxy servers of NordVPN, but it does not encrypt the data while doing so. Instead of a proxy, will AdGuard be able to utilize the VPN service already paid by the user, to run through AdGuard app? (in mobiles especially since 2 VPNs cannot run at the same time)
 

Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
Moderator
On Android, probably not unless you're rooted and use the local HTTP proxy for AG for Android alongside a VPN.
 

Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
Moderator
In my personal option, having a data compression feature which would require all traffic to go through an AG server would be pointless, especially when the amount of ads/trackers blocked saves can be quite a bit of data in itself. I don't think the return would justify the costs (e.g. servers, development time, etc.).
 

VC321bx47

Beta Tester
I was thinking about full scaled VPN before. The problem is that this is a very complicated thing, we will have to maintain lots of servers all over the world. So I am afraid of doing it.
Than how about adding sni feacher like google intra? It would be secure than before and it dosnt need any severs
 
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