Some of the most favourable VPN's out there have a multi hop VPN settings for added protection and privacy (such as VPN.AC with 18 hops).When will this be implemented into PIA?
@Bojack I can't even imagine how slow 18 hops would be, as a full-time Tor user, 3 hops is unbearable for me as it is. I think your information might be inaccurate.I noticed they claim double hops (certainly more manageable than 18), but in the end it doesn't do anything for you privacy-wise because the principle is that you're trusting the security and privacy provided by PIA.If PIA node #1 is compromised, then the exact same issue will happen for PIA node #2 as they're all run with the same integrity, security policies, gaurantees, etc.The reason people proxychain like you're describing (there's even a program in GNU/Linux called proxychains for doing just this with proxies, not VPNs though) is because they don't trust the integrity of the hop. For PIA, you're trusting they don't keep logs and would rather shut down than give you up to anyone coming around to ask. If you trust one hop, what difference is it going to make to trust two from the same company? The only way I would see double hopping to be more than marketing snakeoil is if it were, like Tor, between providers (which is silly for a centralized, for-profit VPN company).Of course you could argue that by having hops in multiple countries you'd be adding to the pool of anonymity, but again, the question comes down to "if you trust one node, you'd trust all of them", as I understand it, PIA doesn't operate in countries there could be such a threat.Hope this makes sense!
sn0wmonster said:For the record, I've petitioned PIA to offer a public Tor bridge. Now idea if it'll happen or not, but it's my intention anyway. Hard to be a leader in privacy if you're only providing one type of it!