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Ghacks Deals: Seed4.Me VPN: 3-Yr Subscription (Unlimited Devices)

Seed4.me is a VPN provider that is based in Taiwan. The service is available for Windows and Mac systems as well as Android and iOS, and devices that support  PPTP/L2TP. The company has a strict no logging policy, operates its own caching DNS server, and has servers in more than 30 different countries.

Lifetime and 3-year subscriptions are available on Ghacks Deals. The 3-year subscription is available for just $19.99 right now, the lifetime subscription for $39.99

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  1. Gamon said on February 21, 2020 at 6:19 am
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    Oh look, another VPN offer.

  2. Coco said on February 21, 2020 at 8:04 am
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    Another one that offers lifetime services but will dissappear in a few years…

  3. stefann said on February 21, 2020 at 9:25 am
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    About 20 corporations run all VPN-services world wide. How safe are these VPN services really ?

    1. thebrowser said on February 21, 2020 at 10:27 am
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      A VPN was always meant to provide encryption between a device and a server, where it’s decrypted. Whoever controls that server controls the data. This makes sense for companies that need to have access to private information from outside the local network, to protect from whoever is eavesdropping in the coffee shop, hotel or airport wifi from where they are connecting to the internet.

      The same is true for commercial use cases. The only difference is that you are not accessing any data, you are sending your own, and even for well-regarded providers is best to assume that they are logging your activity for an extended period of time (note that this could be unintentional if they’ve been hacked but are not aware of it).

      A VPN service is only ‘safe’ as long as you understand that you are only changing who can access your data from internet access point (any public wi-fi or your own Internet Service Provider) to whoever owns the server your data arrives to, which sometimes is not the VPN service directly but a third party they partner with.

      1. A said on February 21, 2020 at 3:48 pm
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        Great comment.

    2. ULBoom said on February 22, 2020 at 5:00 am
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      Real VPN’s do what a VPN should do but there are so many dubious VPN’s and blatantly sham VPN’s out there.

      You’re trusting your data with the VPN vs. a long chain of who knows whom. I use them so I don’t get nagged or tracked directly online and mine work well for that. Too well at times, purchases can sometimes be denied over a VPN. Shop with it on, buy with it off.

      Do some research and try ones that never get a review that shows data collection or storage. Location makes a difference, some VPN’s will be fast for you, some won’t. If the service is annoying, spams you, messes with your client, uploads data without your consent, or has publicized security problems, drop it. A good VPN should always remain in the background.

      VPN’s I tried but dropped:

      Express-very fast but infantile, their client is called The App that doesn’t Suck as Much or similar. No speed or latency info, autoconnect. After a few days, I lost trust in them. Way too much marketing input.

      Mullvad – what a VPN should be just very slow for me. Great service if you can get speed

      Proton – Can’t list everything wrong with Proton. A few issues were they uploaded crash data without permission, became slow during the year I had them, blocked me from my free email account when the VPN subscription expired, communication seemed to be done with Google Translate.

      Windscribe – Worked OK except not so hot for streaming. They began offering lots of junkware filters, pushed their browser extension (No! Browsers are the last place a VPN should be), became sarcastic, cute for kids, otherwise a trust issue. I have a lifetime license for Windscribe, the client’s not installed at the moment.

      Astrill – never could get it to install and stay installed. Slow and they collect data.

      So, I have Windscribe and two others. :)

      1. TelV said on February 22, 2020 at 11:30 am
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        @ULBoom, odd that you would experience a network slowdown using Mullvad. My connection speeds up considerably compared to my ISP connection.

        Were you using their OpenVPN client or Wireguard? Wireguard has proved to be much faster for me.

      2. thebrowser said on February 22, 2020 at 12:14 pm
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        > You’re trusting your data with the VPN vs. a long chain of who knows whom.

        Once your VPN provider receives your traffic, it decrypts and forwards it to the intended destination (eg.: ghacks.net). From their servers to said destination, there are still a number of hubs your data passes through, unencrypted, that neither you nor the VPN provider control. The only change is that the origin IP address to that destination is not your own.

        This is why visiting sites that support HTTPS is crucial, as it provides one layer of encryption, otherwise anyone could read your information. Luckily most connections made today including those that we are not even aware of, like your smartphone automatically checking for updates, are already encrypted in this way.

        But my point here is that you don’t have a choice on who to trust. You don’t know which route your data is going to take, and who owns those transit hubs.

        > Real VPN’s do what a VPN should do but there are so many dubious VPN’s and blatantly sham VPN’s out there.

        I understand what you mean. It’s a shame this happens, but the real problem is with the expecations set by these companies.

        A VPN was never intended to forward any traffic. The point was to extend the reach of a local network to places that are phisically remote to such local network. Commercial VPN have very specific use cases, like providing encryption to protect your traffic at the access point locally (any public wifi for instance).

        It’s very important to understand that by itself it won’t provide much additional security or privacy. Is just one more peice of the puzzle.

        Here’s a very nice and detailed article that explained really nicely what a VPN is and how should be used:

        https://schub.wtf/blog/2019/04/08/very-precarious-narrative.html

  4. TelV said on February 21, 2020 at 4:21 pm
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    @thebrowser, it rather depends on whether a VPN owns the servers or not. Also what their policy is regarding user ID. Mullvad for example which I use doesn’t require any ID at all for you to use their service. You simply create an account number on their site and pay the monthly fee. You can remit funds via bitcoin, cash in an envelop or any other means you want to use. Your only connection with Mullvad is your account number which is generated by their site.

    AzireVPN has configured their servers to run in blind operator mode. This means that the admininstrator cannot view the content on sites you’re visiting.

    Watch out for ‘lifetime licenses’ though. There’s usually some small print somewhere that states that license will expire if the product is updated. That happened to me with a software called MailWasher Pro which enables users to delete emails off their ISP’s server without the need to download them to their own machine first.

    That said I do have a lifetime license to Malwarebytes who are true to their word and have never asked me to pay an annual fee since installing it several years ago.

    1. thebrowser said on February 21, 2020 at 8:51 pm
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      Since there isn’t a way to know if they are keeping no logs, other than their promise, I just think it’s best to be safe than sorry, and I assume that my VPN provider is keeping them. If it’s not, then all the better!

      > AzireVPN has configured their servers to run in blind operator mode. This means that the admininstrator cannot view the content on sites you’re visiting.

      Connections over TLS are already encrypted. Anyone intercepting your traffic can see where you are going but cannot read the content of your messages. Also, you can’t really verify what is going on in their servers, so we’re back on “dude trust me” territory once again.

      But I agree, watch out for deals that are too good to be true, and seek for reputable services just like you would do in when hiring services or buying a car.

  5. ULBoom said on February 22, 2020 at 4:18 am
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    I don’t trust this one a bit. In fact it’s not a VPN. I looked into them last year and their terms and privacy statements contained clear language that they would download data collectors to your device and for any reason they see fit, monitor all your traffic. Seed4.me’s site has the least amount of useful information of any VPN site I’ve visited and that’s maybe 100 of them.

    This is the antithesis of what VPN means, legitimate VPN’s are practically invisible, delete connection data on disconnect, keep no records, don’t send upsell info to your client the way Express does and don’t upload user crash data without getting consent as Proton VPN does.

    Seed4.me’s name is even shady; a few steps away from Hola and I’d never recommend it. IMO, it shouldn’t appear at gHacks.

    It’s very difficult to find a true VPN. A bit easier to find weasel word VPN’s with trust issues. Simple to find sham VPN’s.

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