I've been searching for a VPN that would meet 2 criteria:
I've seen @coolhead post here about VPNs: https://forum.awesomealternatives.org/d/79-how-i-choose-and-use-vpn-providers-rotating-strategy
Now, my questions is what's the difference between let's say Mullvad and ProtonVPN which I see getting recommended a lot here and on Reddit.
Talking strictly about Privacy, both companies have no-logs privacy and are based in Sweden / Switzerland, which is good. They also allow custom DNS and many other features.
So, if you are going to choose one just to be sure that when you connect you are secure, and you have full privacy, which one would you choose?
I really don't understand the differences for someone which is looking purely just to browse the internet securely, and they don't care about speeds or what country they are connected to, where is the server, etc.
Also, I have a few questions:
- Sweden vs Switzerland?
I've seen most VPNs are based in Switzerland because of the strong privacy laws.
Now, I know that Sweden is in the "Five eyes" community, so this means that Sweden it's quite bad comparing to Switzerland based on this?
Are Finnish or Iceland even worse compared to Sweden? Can someone explain me if I have any benefits on the security/privacy/no-logs policy etc if I choose Switzerland over Sweden?
- Tor over VPN vs Multihooping
Which one would you consider being better? I know some VPNs offer Tor servers, but some doesn't, and you can just use multi-hooping via WireGuard, and they say it's better (for security and speeds) than Tor over VPN servers.
In your opinion, which one would be better?
- What would be the best for privacy and security between OpenVPN, IKEv2, and WireGuard?
I saw that every VPN from this pool offer No-Logs policy, good encryption (ChaCha20 and AES-256 for example), Bitcoin payments, etc.
So what would be the best decision? ProtonVPN it's way more expensive than the others and for a general user, you won't need more than 1-3 devices (PC / Router / Phone).
cryptostorm I know it's the most recommended from the Tor community.
Mullvad it's cheap and everyone knows about it.
The others I just heard from @coolhead post, but they seem really nice and cheap.
I've seen that ProtonVPN for example (as other VPNs) offer Open source, and they are being audited frequently.
I also saw some conspiracy people (or maybe it's not conspiracy) that they are not so transparent, and they also log everything you do because they also had some incidents in the past. But I know they had an audit recently and everything was good. So should we avoid ProtonVPN from this list?
I've seen the articles and their FAQ from their websites, but everyone uses fancy words, and they all promise the same thing, so how could I, as a user, choose between those for my only 2 needs mentioned above? I don't care about the price, and also they all cost the same except ProtonVPN.
Thank you guys