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comment What's the safest way to access my US-based bank's website from within Mexico? VPN vs SSH vs HTTPS?
Thank you for the link, I will definitely try it out!
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comment What's the safest way to access my US-based bank's website from within Mexico? VPN vs SSH vs HTTPS?
No public evidence. That link from lew seems to be a good start at looking for some.
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comment What's the safest way to access my US-based bank's website from within Mexico? VPN vs SSH vs HTTPS?
Heh, I'm aware that US govt is most likely actively intercepting anything they can, but I don't think they want my bank login. By safest I mean that it's less likely that the connection to my bank will be under attack or susceptible to malicious spying from non-govt entities, such as the companies that carry my traffic.
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comment What's the safest way to access my US-based bank's website from within Mexico? VPN vs SSH vs HTTPS?
I'm familiar with Chrome's certificate mismatch warnings, I'm not one to ignore them and I'm familiar with checking cert paths. I feel pretty good about avoiding this pitfall. I never use favorites or links to my bank's website, I always type it in. I use Google DNS but I will definitely record my bank's IP address, just in case. You're right, VPN only grants me anonymity from local network snooping, which is something I want. Plus, all my DNS traffic will be protected from local intercept.
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comment What's the safest way to access my US-based bank's website from within Mexico? VPN vs SSH vs HTTPS?
Yes, I've seen that site and I've seriously considered doing what you suggest. However, for a little bit more money I could get a VPN connection and not have to go through the VPS setup process. I've never used a VPS before and while I'm sure I could figure it out, I'm pressed for time and I don't want to take the chance that I'll do something wrong.
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comment What's the safest way to access my US-based bank's website from within Mexico? VPN vs SSH vs HTTPS?
Hiding my destination is another good reason to use VPN, I hadn't thought of that aspect. Any tips on how I can gauge the effectiveness of my bank's implementation?
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