People ask me all time what the one thing they should do to “stay safe” on the internet is. If I had to pick one it would be to use a VPN when you are on a network you dont own or trust.
It has always taken a little bit of technical skill to setup a private VPN but my friends at WebDigi have done an amazing job of making setting up a free (if you dont use it too much) private VPN on AWS easy.
Here is the walkthrough video:
Here are some tips from me:
- Use LT2P and not PPTP. It is safer.
- Try to delete and rebuild the image twice a month to delete the logs and get a new IP address (Yes, I am paranoid).
- It is free to start but if you send a lot of traffic through the VPN it can end up costing you a few bucks a month. Setup billing alerts.