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Old 01-16-2019, 10:10 PM
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Is it normal for a VPN (like TunnelBear) to ask you for the password to your device (computer/tablet, etc) every time you access their VPN service?

I can understand perfectly well they need to ask for the password to the VPN account, but my DEVICE? What the heck?

Does anyone here have any experience with TunnelBear?

If not, what are some good free VPNs out there?


(Edited to add: this is on an iPad, and not one of the devices that I posted my troubles about a couple of weeks ago.

I thought that TunnelBear asking for my iPad's password was over the top. TunnelBear supposedly has a good rep, and I suspect that it wasn't really THEM asking for my device's password, but more likely the browser was hijacked on that device.

What do you think?
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There are no "good free" VPNs, only those less crappy. When something is free you are always the product/moneymaker. Here's the current reviews:
https://www.techradar.com/vpn/best-free-vpn
Of these I'd guess Windscribe is the best of the worst, but so far as I know, all mentioned are within the '14 Eyes' region (https://restoreprivacy.com/5-eyes-9-eyes-14-eyes/), and therefore suspect.
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Is it normal for a VPN (like TunnelBear) to ask you for the password to your device (computer/tablet, etc) every time you access their VPN service?

I can understand perfectly well they need to ask for the password to the VPN account, but my DEVICE? What the heck?

Does anyone here have any experience with TunnelBear?

If not, what are some good free VPNs out there?


(Edited to add: this is on an iPad, and not one of the devices that I posted my troubles about a couple of weeks ago.

I thought that TunnelBear asking for my iPad's password was over the top. TunnelBear supposedly has a good rep, and I suspect that it wasn't really THEM asking for my device's password, but more likely the browser was hijacked on that device.

What do you think?
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I don't have that VPN but I do have few iDevices...

Some apps that contain sensitive info require passcode at every start. My phones and iPad all have fingerprint reader so I just use that. Much safer, especially in public where someone can see your code over your shoulder etc.

My guess is that tunnelbear vpn also requires you to log in to the service every time and when you enter the device passcode it actually automatically fills the username/password in the background. I could be wrong though.
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Howdy!

I’ve Looked into into purchasing one of the top rated VPN’s that are recommended. My question is to those in the know. I don’t use public WiFi we have iPhones and IPads with MiFi and also our own Verizon and AT&T hot spots we use to connect online. Is there a need for a VPN?

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I've wondered about whether I should be using VPN. I rarely use my laptop anymore so all my online stuff is done on my phone using cellular data or on my home or office wireless network. They are both secure as far as I know.
I'm not sure if the VPN services I hear advertised are really necessary for me. They are pretty affordable.

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I want to download a new game from Japan on iPhone. But I don't know which VPN app should I use. I need a VPN app running while gaming. Any good recommendations?
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Look @ "IPVANISH" IMHO
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Is it normal for a VPN (like TunnelBear) to ask you for the password to your device (computer/tablet, etc) every time you access their VPN service?

I can understand perfectly well they need to ask for the password to the VPN account, but my DEVICE? What the heck?

Does anyone here have any experience with TunnelBear?

If not, what are some good free VPNs out there?


(Edited to add: this is on an iPad, and not one of the devices that I posted my troubles about a couple of weeks ago.

I thought that TunnelBear asking for my iPad's password was over the top. TunnelBear supposedly has a good rep, and I suspect that it wasn't really THEM asking for my device's password, but more likely the browser was hijacked on that device.

What do you think?
Iíve been using IVPN for years. For a VPN to be effective it:

1. Must not be free (nothing outside of salvation is - you are either the customer or the product).
2. Must be incorporated in a jurisdiction outside of the five eyes.
3. Must not preserve your records.

This is why I use IVPN: https://www.ivpn.net/

There may be others out there like this, but these are some of the things you should look for.
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https://www.tunnelbear.com/blog/ios8-vpn/
https://help.tunnelbear.com/hc/en-us...ication-Prompt

Something to test
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As others said, free VPNs are a risky business and I think that's generally agreed upon by most people familiar with VPNs.

For instance, this blog mentions some research that found a lot of vulnerabilities in free VPNs, but still recommends TunnelBear. So I guess it's actually one of the safer ones out there?
https://www.vpnranks.com/free-vpn/
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Why not just use Tor? I use it and so do millions of others.
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Is it normal for a VPN (like TunnelBear) to ask you for the password to your device (computer/tablet, etc) every time you access their VPN service?

I can understand perfectly well they need to ask for the password to the VPN account, but my DEVICE? What the heck?

Does anyone here have any experience with TunnelBear?

If not, what are some good free VPNs out there?


(Edited to add: this is on an iPad, and not one of the devices that I posted my troubles about a couple of weeks ago.

I thought that TunnelBear asking for my iPad's password was over the top. TunnelBear supposedly has a good rep, and I suspect that it wasn't really THEM asking for my device's password, but more likely the browser was hijacked on that device.

What do you think?

I know this is an old thread but Iím curious: are you sure it was Tunnelbear asking for your system password and not the OS asking if you want to allow Tunnelbear to handle your traffic?

I donít have tunnelbear or an iPad.

I would never use an app that asked for the system password but lots of times the OS asks you to confirm either an install or give permission for an app to alter settings such as network traffic. In these cases it can appear that the app is asking for the password when it is actually the system.

Hopefully someone with more knowledge than I have about this app will chime in.
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According to komando.com article VPNpro says SuperVPN is a bad app.

https://www.komando.com/security-pri...ent=2020-04-19
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Why not just use Tor? I use it and so do millions of others.
I do as well.

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Didn't the fedcoats crack Tor and start tracing people through it? I thought that was how they closed down silk road?
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Didn't the fedcoats crack Tor and start tracing people through it? I thought that was how they closed down silk road?
Cracking something is a bit wide description, when owner simply failed opsec in the beginning.

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I think they have back door's in everything - they build them in at the chip level.
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