INFORMATION ABOUT VPN PROTOCOLS
With news that the NSA is actively trying to break VPN encryption protocols picking the right VPN Service is critical. According to reports that some protocols have already been broken and for some time. Specifically, those based on the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPTP)—have previously been identified as being vulnerable.
- PPTP is a fast, & easy-to-use protocol with a simple setup process. Unfortunately it is likely comprised by the NSA and therefore should be avoided.
- L2TP/IPsec requires IPsec to provide encryption. May be compromised by NSA.
- OpenVPN is an open source technology – the recommended protocol for desktops including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Highest performance – fast, secure and reliable.
- VyprVPN Chameleon – Golden Frog’s proprietary 256-bit SSL protocol masks VPN traffic so it cannot be identified as a VPN connection and blocked, while retaining speed and security.
VPN PROTOCOL COMPARISON.
|Secure against Government|
|Recommended||Not open source, Therefore hard to know potential exploits.|