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[liberationtech] Many VPNs and Psiphon are currently blocked in Iran right now

Collin Anderson collin at averysmallbird.com
Sat Feb 22 11:29:57 PST 2014


Nariman,

None of the tools are safe, since the users in question are finding servers
and credentials through word of mouth and on public sites without
attribution for where their data is going. Even if the other side is not
malicious, I've seen a fair amount of those vendors require or encourage
encryption to be disabled to connect, and instruct them on how to turn it
off.

Clearly, the issue for them is access rather than security, so at best, you
could suggest to them that a commercial Western service would be less
susceptible Iranian state coercion than someone like ParsaVPN. However,
there should not be any illusion that they safe.

Cordially,
Collin


On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 8:59 PM, Nariman Gharib <nariman.gh at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> My name is Nariman Gharib. I'm a researcher in Iran Tech and social media
> based London.
>
> I'm helping Iranian people to bypass the censorship by teaching them and
> telling them which tools are safe and works for bypass the censorship.(It's
> hard)
>
> 4 days ago Iranian Government blocked Psiphon in Iran. most of Psiphon
> users inside Iran are using this tool on their android phones, according to
> my source inside Iran, we have more than 6million android users.
>
> by the way, these days people are found and using new tools and this is
> worried me, because they just want to bypass the filtering and most of them
> didn't care about privacy and security.
>
> so if anybody can help me to tell me which these tools in below are safe
> it would be great.
>
> 1- AnyConnect ICS+ Cisco Systems, Inc.
> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cisco.anyconnect.vpn.android.avf&hl=en
> 2- Any connect
> http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/security/anyconnect-vpn-client/tsd-products-support-series-home.html
> 3- fqrouter2
> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fq.router2&hl=en
> 4- https://www.sumrando.com/
> 5- shadowsocks
> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.github.shadowsocks
> 6- kerio
> 7- Hola
> 8- socks(https)
>
> Thanks everyone.
>
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