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rootwilliamson
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Which VPN protocol is best?

Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:06 am

I am fresh vpn user and basically I use pptp protocol for streaming. On last weekend with my friends, I was using Facebook from my smartphone. In a while my smartphone is going hacked and all data that already stored in my phone was too. At that time, I said “What the fuck is this” but one of my friend suggest me to don’t use PPTP because it has zero level security.

Now, I have 3 different protocols option like l2tp, ikev2 and openvpn. Can anyone guide me which one is best for all purposes.

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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:22 am

You can use l2tp / ipsec which is quite secure and works on all platforms.
If you have a hardware accelerator router then it is even better:
https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:I ... celeration
 
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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:49 pm

But l2tp uses IPsec for data encryption. Recently I read some comparison guide on SSL and IPsec
https://www.juniper.net/documentation/e ... rview.html
https://www.calyptix.com/research-2/ssl ... they-work/
https://www.purevpn.com/what-is-vpn/protocols/ipsec
So, what do you think l2tp/ipsec is much better than openvpn.
 
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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:36 pm

I did not say that ipsec / l2tp is generally better than openvpn but that, in the case of a mikrotik router, it is a better choice.
The implementation of openvpn on the routeros does not support udp and therefore it is not so fast.
 
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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:34 pm

Completely aside from the selection of a "best VPN", please note that your original problem has absolutely nothing to do with the security of your VPN.
It is highly unlikely that someone, even when they have cracked your VPN, would be able to attack your smartphone from the outside.
Much more likely is that you visited content that infected your phone because it was not updated recently and it has a security issue.
Instead of focussing on changing your VPN, it is more advisable to re-install the phone and update it to the most recent state, and when there are no recent updates replace the phone.
 
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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:56 pm

I agree with pe1chl.
Also yes do not use pptp, instead use L2TP/IPsec...
 
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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:38 pm

OpenVPN seems to be the best option. If you have to use another protocol on Windows, SSTP is the ideal one to choose. If only L2TP/IPsec or PPTP is available, use L2TP/IPsec. Avoid PPTP if possible — unless you absolutely have to connect to a VPN server that only allows that ancient protocol.

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Re: Which VPN protocol is best?

Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:55 pm

IPsec supports hardware acceleration in MikroTik devices and is very secure as well.
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