This investigation into nordvpn's "32+ million residential proxies" is interesting
2) I signed up NordVPN, connected to it, and checked the client ip header when making requests to http://disneyplus.com like in the link. Every request returns a different IP, so I wrote a little script to just make this request over and over and log it.
Here's a de-duped text file of about ~2 hours of continuously asking akamai what my IP is when making the disneyplus request:
That repo also has a very simple bash script that just runs over and over logging to a file so you can replicate it yourself.
Alright, NordVPN basically admitted they're using residential IPs, but are claiming it's not secret, it's not malware, and they'll explain it to you if you sign an NDA.
Hey, look. A new page on NordVPN explaining this. What a coincidence that it'd appear today...
When you sign up for a service just to help prove they're as shady as people assume and then they they ask for your input.
@nyquildotorg wow didn't know they sold these 😱
yip, that's one way to do it while *twiddling moustache* and *stroking a white cat*
@nyquildotorg Blech. This whole NordVPN debacle makes want to shower.
Nice investigation and write-up!
@bgardner I didn't write the original medium piece, but in the process of debunking it discovered it's totally true
@nyquildotorg Sure, that was clear; maybe I should have said "peer review" as opposed to "investigation", but still - solid work.
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