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Is it safe to use popular free VPNs to log in via SSH client?

Discussion in 'System Administration' started by Jon Snow, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Jon Snow

    Jon Snow Active Member

    Jun 30, 2017
    Local Time:
    3:07 PM
    Nginx 1.13.9
    MariaDB 10.1.31
    Sometimes I need to unblock my IP after a failed login attempt. That means free VPNs are the only way I can do this but I was wondering if it's safe to use the popular free options for a couple of seconds to unlock my real IP address and then exit the session.

    Or should I update my root password every time I do this?
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

    May 24, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    Local Time:
    5:07 AM
    Nginx 1.15.x
    MariaDB 5.5/10.x
    step 4 Getting Started Guide - CentminMod.com LEMP Nginx web stack for CentOS
    and CSF Firewall - CentminMod.com LEMP Nginx web stack for CentOS under Whitelist allowing IPs