In untrusted environments like open WiFi Hotspots, you want to tunnel your traffic through an encrypted channel to the internet. Last year Firesheep has proven successfully how dangerous surfing in a public, non-encrypted hotspot can be. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) can also be used to access internet services with IP Address restrictions (e.g. Video or Music streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, or Spotify). In this post, I’ll show you a VPN solution that can be easily set up and used. The tutorial will work with Windows and Mac OSX.

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Tobias Wellnitz, DH1TW

Software Engineer