HideMyAss Test

HideMyAss.com started out in 2005 as a project of the US company Privax. Hide my Ass (or HMA ) is one of the most popular VPN providers worldwide. Even that they gave the name of the Lulzsec-Hacker “Sabu” to the FBI did not really stop the popularity of the VPN service.

To use the Pro VPN, Hide my Ass offers a very good software which allows the user to easily configure the VPN connection he wants. You can choos the countriy where you want to have an ip from, for example to unblock websites or video streaming sites like netflix. You can also chools the Protocols as well as an automatic connection renewal every x seconds. A 30 second interval is minimum.

The software also has a built in speed test so you can easily find the fastest vpn server in each country. Both ping time and up/download speed are tested by their VPN software.

HidemyAss has no data transfer limit, you can download big files and also use bittorrent or file hosters much as you want. Compared to other VPN Providers, Hide my Ass offers a very good up- and download speed, depending on which country you choose.

Its paid software solution offers access to over 120,000 IPs and 940 servers in 190 countries. Thats by far the biggest number of all VPN Providers on the market.

HMA also offers free goodies like web proxy and upload and redirecting services, which do not require additional software. It keeps provider logs, including log-in/log-out times and the IP addresses used. Illegal activity may result in account termination.

HMA says they really protect their clients privacy but they also keep logs of the following data: IP Adress, connect time and disconnect time. As the example of the Lulzsec Hacker Sabu shows, illegal activities can still be tracked through Hide my Ass. But only if you are a real gangster. For filesharing and unblocking of Websites like Netflix, Hide my ass still is one of the best options because of its speed, connection reliability and a very good software client.

Where do you need a DNS from?

DNS, VPN, Smart DNS – WTF?

VPN: Virtual Private Network, a virtual tunnel through the Internet to bypass censorship or geo-restrictions for content like Netflix, Amazon Video or others.

DNS: Domain Name Server - a server on the internet which tells your computer at which IP address a specific domain name can be found. Many times, DNS Servers are used to censor certain Websites by not resolving the IP address or redirecting it.

Smart DNS: A technology / hack to route only packets from/to a specific DNS and IP address to re-route traffic from sites like Netflix and enable devices like Smart TV´s to unblock from other countries.