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ItsHidden Free VPN Review

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ItsHidden Free VPN Review
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Site: www.itshidden.com
Site languages: En

ItsHidden Free VPN INTRODUCTION

ITS HIDDEN is a free PPTP VPN service that, like other free services, trades your personal information for affiliate and advertising revenues to pay for the service. The result – You have less privacy and security and your personal information is at more risk than if you were not to use this service.

There is no software; you must use your own OS for the VPN connection which means there are no features whatsoever. The server network is small and practically unusable at any hour as the network is constantly busy. The privacy policy is designed to give your personal information away to third parties. If you want a secure VPN, this is not for you.

Review Summary

ITS HIDDEN is a free VPN service that, like other free services, trades your personal information for affiliate and advertising revenues to pay for the service. The result – You have less privacy and security and your personal information is at more risk than if you were not to use this service.

There is no software; you must use your own OS for the VPN connection which means there are no features whatsoever. The server network is small and practically unusable at any hour as the network is constantly busy. The privacy policy is designed to give your personal information away to third parties. If you want a secure VPN, this is not for you.

ItsHidden Free VPN PROS:
• Free

ItsHidden Free VPN CONS:

• No privacy or security
• IPs Blacklisted for SPAMMING
• Usually unable to connect to server, very high latency, generally unusable
• The servers’ data bases are vulnerable to attacks which means your personal data is open for any hacker to steal
• Complicated and inconvenient installation for most users
• No software application just your own OS
• NO features and user un-friendly
• No automation on start up
• No automatic choice of fastest server (lowest latency)
• Adverse privacy policy set up to benefit Its Hidden and harm the user by giving away your IP, browsing history and personal information to third parties.
• Logs and stores personal information for third parties and advertisers
• No support or help

Full Review

From Order to Installation: ★☆☆☆☆ 

For the free service, you register at the site and with the login credentials you provided and then you login at the site. Unfortunately, I was only able to get this page:

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I had just started yet the page tells me I don’t have sufficient usage, whatever that means.

It then takes you to the payment page:

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I was not able to get onto the free service and Its Hidden doesn’t answer any emails. So the free service doesn’t appear to work and it’s now a tactic to get you to pay for the premium plan.

After a few days I managed to get on a server, but the IP was blacklisted and service was too slow to use.

Software/GUI: ½☆☆☆☆ 

This service does not provide a software application. You utilize your own windows software.
In our view the download of certificates and installation set up is burdensome and unusable by the majority of users. Applications are developed by VPN services to make life easier. In this case, inconvenience rules.

Ease of Use: ★☆☆☆☆ 

As this is a Windows application (or whichever OS you are operating), it is not very user friendly. It cannot be automated for startup of the computer and requires some 5 clicks to start each time. If you want to switch servers, you have to change everything manually. If one needs to restart this application a couple of times a day or switch servers, it’s tiresome.

Features: ★☆☆☆☆ 

There are no features found in an application such as simple one click switching of servers, changing IPs from dynamic to fixed IPs. The only features available are those found with your own OS, so you can automate the start up.

Server Network: Location, Availability & Speed: ★☆☆☆☆ 

This server network is very busy because of its free nature and therefore it’s slow and generally unusable. Its Hidden has servers in the UK and Netherlands with most of its IPs blacklisted for SPAM.

Its Hidden writes:

“At peak times our servers are very busy and although we try to maintain a good service there are times when we have to take servers down for maintenance the service may slow.”

In our tests we found the service to be slow and latency high at all hours.

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This Its Hidden Dutch server is blacklisted for SPAM. In fact, every IP I checked is blacklisted for spamming.

Presale Support to Product Help & Support: ½☆☆☆☆ 

Although we wrote to Its Hidden several times about both its free and premium service, no answers were forthcoming. This service, like other free services with a premium service as well, does not have any support to speak of.

Scope of Protection:

Protocols: ★★☆☆☆ 

Its Hidden only provides PPTP, which is not very secure, certainly not as secure as OpenVPN.

Its Hidden does not provide you with the choice between Dynamic IP Servers and Static IP servers in the same plan so you have to specifically request one or the other on sign up. This means you if you are on a static IP which is very useful for use with PayPal accounts and Credit Card vendors, it is less secure than dynamic IPs. It’s preferable to switch between the two types of IPs.

Protocols: PPTP

Encryption: Pending Test

Encryption Strength Specified: 128

The effectiveness of any VPN provider is dependent on how effective is the encryption. Our independent encryption Test of ITS HIDDEN is in process and will be posted here when completed.

Server Security: ½☆☆☆☆ 

Its Hidden states that: “The security is not as good as a service provider based here in the UK”. Its Hidden is a UK service provider. They go on to say that they provide ‘some’ level of protection. Actually, they are using Leaseweb AS in Amsterdam who is a standard server hosting provider in the Netherlands. Leaseweb does not provide any real security protection for their servers. It’s up to the client to provide that security, Leaseweb says. But Its Hidden says that “the service providers that host our servers offer some level of protection of your data”. This is not true. Hosting providers provide no real security other than some firewall protection if you pay for it and that is only for DDOS and not against any real hacking attack. So, in effect, Its Hidden provides no security at its servers for the logged and cached data that they keep including your originating IP and entire browsing history.
This service has no privacy and security at its servers which means that even if your data is encrypted all of your IP and browsing history resides at unsafe servers easily accessible by any hacker. In fact it would be better to connect without this VPN then with it because ALL of your data and history become more vulnerable sitting on one insecure server then when you connect without a VPN. At least then, the hacker has to work hard to retrieve your packets and data. With Its Hidden, he goes to one place and gets all of it easily.

Privacy: ½☆☆☆☆ 

ITS HIDDEN states the following at its site:
“We do not store any information as we are not required to do so.”
But in its TOS it states:

1. Its Hidden uses both session and persistent cookies on your browser.
2. Its Hidden does log and cache: Your IP, browser type, exit pages, urls, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and “one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser”
3. The log is cached and held in Amsterdam, Holland.
4. They provide personally identifiable information to affiliated companies AND to ‘other businesses’, which means every Tom, Dick and Harry.
5. They do share all of the information with advertisers, so your personal information is sitting on the servers of non secure advertisers as well.

They further write that: “The security is not as good as a service provider based here in the UK”. Its Hidden is a UK service provider. They go on to say that they provide ‘some’ level of protection. Actually, they are using Leaseweb AS in Amsterdam who is a standard server hosting provider in the Netherlands. Leaseweb does not provide any real security protection for their servers. It’s up to the client to provide that security, Leaseweb says. But Its Hidden says that “the service providers that host our servers offer some level of protection of your data”. This is not true. Hosting providers provide no real security other than some firewall protection if you pay for it and that is only for DDOS and not against any real hacking attack. So, in effect, Its Hidden provides no security at its servers for the logged and cached data that they keep including your originating IP and entire browsing history.
This service has no privacy and security at its servers which means that even if your data is encrypted all of your IP and browsing history resides at unsafe servers easily accessible by any hacker. In fact it would be better to connect without this VPN then with it because ALL of your data and history become more vulnerable sitting on one insecure server then when you connect without a VPN. At least then, the hacker has to work hard to retrieve your packets and data. With Its Hidden, he goes to one place and gets all of it easily.
The Its Hidden Privacy Policy is similar to other free services – provide a little encryption to the user and give away ALL the user’s privacy to third parties and advertisers. Thank you Its Hidden! This is a hackers dream and your nightmare if you are foolish enough to use this service.

ItsHidden Free VPN Review Summary

ITS HIDDEN is a free VPN service that, like other free services, trades your personal information for affiliate and advertising revenues to pay for the service. The result – You have less privacy and security and your personal information is at more risk than if you were not to use this service.

There is no software; you must use your own OS for the VPN connection which means there are no features whatsoever. The server network is small and practically unusable at any hour as the network is constantly busy. The privacy policy is designed to give your personal information away to third parties. If you want a secure VPN, this is not for you.

ItsHidden Free VPN PROS:
• Free

ItsHidden Free VPN CONS:

• No privacy or security
• IPs Blacklisted for SPAMMING
• Usually unable to connect to server, very high latency, generally unusable
• The servers’ data bases are vulnerable to attacks which means your personal data is open for any hacker to steal
• Complicated and inconvenient installation for most users
• No software application just your own OS
• NO features and user un-friendly
• No automation on start up
• No automatic choice of fastest server (lowest latency)
• Adverse privacy policy set up to benefit Its Hidden and harm the user by giving away your IP, browsing history and personal information to third parties.
• Logs and stores personal information for third parties and advertisers
• No support or help

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