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Security

WireGuard already outperforms OpenVPN

Today I did a short test of running WireGuard on my ASUS RT-AC86U test router, following the instructions I found in the Smallnetbuilder forum. After 2 hours it finally worked with small changes which I made to the config. After I was finished with playing around I did some speed tests to compare it’s current state with OpenVPN. The result is already amazing, and this for something which isn’t even in his final form! Whoho like a Dragon which is waiting to get unleashed!

Wireguard Test

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Security

Reasons to use OpenVPN Client instead of your providers VPN Client

I got an interesting email today, someone asked me why I often speak about OpenVPN and what’s wrong with the VPN software your VPN Service has to offer. First of all, the software which your VPN service might offer is already based on OpenVPN or it’s tap driver in order to create a tunnel interface. Second, most if not all external software logs and collects debug logs which are often hard to disable, some providers send this back in order to see some things, like which server you prefer and more.

About OpenVPN

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Security Tutorials

How To secure your OpenVPN configuration

There many traps when it comes to the OpenVPN configuration which your VPN provider has to offer, in this short tutorial I will show you what you need to know and which points are really important to look at.

OpenVPN configuration hardening

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Hardware Security

What is the best ASUS VPN Router Firmware – here is the answer!

I often get requests via EMail, sadly I can’t answer them all but I try to pick some interesting stuff which I can explain here in detail. In general, if you’re looking for a good and solid VPN router, you can’t go wrong with Asus because they offer a great lineup of VPN-ready routers – from cheap to very high-end prices.

Asus VPn Router
Asus RT-AC86U is one good pick.
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Software

OpenVPN 2.4.5 is out

OpenVPN is trusted by millions of people around the globe and I use it too, the new Changelog looks promising since it fixes several problems related to IPv6, DNS, OpenSSL some crypto API related things. As always you should update it as soon as possible.

OpenVPN

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Android Security

WireGuard claims to be better than OpenVPN

“Revolutionary VPN Project” is what WireGuard claims to be and it also says that’s overall faster than well-known solutions like OpenVPN. To be fair the application, the service and the entire development is still under construction but I want anyway take a critical look at it right now – do answer the question if it’s already worth testing it or not.

WireGuard
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