Need a Self Hosted VPN, for FREE?

Alphabet’s Outline will now let you do just that, a FREE VPN and it is all self-hosted.

It is a launch product of Jigsaw called Outline. Jigsaw is an incubator which is part of Google’s parent company. Yes, we will all need a big roadmap very soon to keep track of who owns whom and who is related in other ways.

The product runs on Android, Windows and IOs. Setting up is easy and you can grant access to whomever you wish, The only question is where to host it. If you have a server already you are set, or any cloud-based solution will do also. That list is endless: Amazon EC2,Google Cloud are just two. Most charge around $5 for 500GB of traffic. Servers can be located around the world.

There is some argument of who actually invented this, STORY HERE, but give it a go. The Code is also available for those that like to dabble.

If you send one up, and want to share the ease or burden I’d love to hear what you experienced.

Importance of Backup Details

Just because you backed up your data does not mean it is also safe. Do you encrypt, password or perform other asset protection? You need to make sure where you are putting things is safe, but also that the data being backed up has been protected. If the Air Force can have this happen so can you. So first lets make sure what you have is protected where it sits now. And lets made sure that it really needs to be there to begin with.

Article on what happen is here. Great read for anyone who likes this kind of stuff.