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Dronfield Blue

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  1. 3 minutes ago, Shez said:

     

    You hear it from multiple sources which gives it credence and pass it on similarly expanding its perceived likelihood...issue is those initial 'multiple sources' got it from the same place.

     

    The land of make believe?

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  2. Just now, gypsyowl said:

    I got a text about 730 but didn’t want to get peoples hopes up. I then heard again from someone else who’s let me down like once. Don’t open the bottle just yet but I’m confident 

     

    Hero if you're right.

     

    I won't mention if you're wrong 😆

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  3. 2 hours ago, dr. benway said:

     

    We're not sure exactly (and it may not be a MAC address, that's possibly me misinterpreting), but that's pretty much what we're wondering.

     

    I'm getting the keys to the Mystery Machine as we speak...

     

    Let us know what you find out, I would be interested.

     

    I would have thought that it is highly unlikely to be a MAC address as they are allocated to a specific user on a one for one basis.


  4. 4 minutes ago, nevthelodgemoorowl said:

     

    Sounds very hi tech, what is the cost of one of these contraptions ?

     

    Not as much as you think.

     

    I have to use one for my job, but I also use it for private browsing.

     

    The best two on the market are IMHO Express VPN and Nord VPN.

     

    Nord is the cheaper of the two and I would recommend it for most people. (I'm not affiliated in any way)

     

    £64 for 2 years (look for the deal) Express is more than twice the cost, but the best in my opinion.

     

    The risk?

     

    Data collection, targeted advertising from Google et al. 5 eyes government surveillance, identity theft, etc, etc.

     

    Some people think they are unnecessary, I don't.

     

    Don't go for a cheap one, they are not worth it.

     

    Nord is the best deal for the average bloke Nev.

     

     


  5. 19 hours ago, nevthelodgemoorowl said:

     VPN ?

     

    The good ones are usually AES encrypted. Split tunnelling on top and you are as safe as can be with current technologies.

     

    Taken from a well known quality VPN which does not keep logs and is registered in a country that does not subscribe to the 'five eyes' agreement.

     

    Besides hiding your IP address and mixing your traffic with that of other users, XXX VPN also encrypts your traffic between secure VPN servers and your computer, so that it can’t be read by third parties in between, such as your internet service provider or your local Wi-Fi operator.

     

    XXX VPN uses AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) with 256-bit keys—also known as AES-256. It’s the same encryption standard adopted by the U.S. government and used by security experts worldwide to protect classified information.

    256-bit keys means 2^256 or 1.1 x 10^77 possible combinations. That’s 115,792,089,237,316,195,423,570,985,008,687,907,853,269,984,665,640,560,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 combinations! A brute-force attack on a 256-bit keyspace is simply infeasible, even if all the world’s most powerful supercomputers ran for as long as the universe has existed so far, billions and billions of times over.

     

     

     

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