said by Woody79_00:
I am not living in the past, I just am not comfortable trusting "any" outside entity to provide remote access to my LAN from outside of my control. If i were to offer such services, I would want those services (the hardware) to be on site under my control. Any business should want the same.
With services like LogMeIn, its an honor system...Why should i trust them? The way things are in the world today...i have no reason to trust them. I don't "personally know" anyone who works for LogMeIn...how do i know i can trust them? Should i take someone else word for it, who by the way, has never met these people in person face to face either?
have you met anyone from LogMeIn face to face? Are you sure you can trust them? Do you even know what kind of people they are? How about their ethics? Who runs their data centers? where are they located? can i visit the data center i will be using?
these are questions everyone should ask themselves before making such deals, especially when it comes to remote access.
Again...if your willing to pay money for LogMeIn or any other service, why not spend that money on a consultant who is capable of setting up a OpenVPN Server for you securely and be done with it....in the long run this may even be a cheaper option overall.
at least you will have piece of mind that remote access is controlled on premise, by people you know and have seen their faces, and not hosted somewhere else by someone you have never met before in your life.
just my 2 cents.
Every time i think about one of these types of services i think about the same things you just listed.
I do not want to give my login info to any site.
Even the VPN services sites, you never know who might be watching your traffic at the service.
You have better trust any service you deal with. I was given a free one year account at cyberghost, VPN service but have not used it because i don't trust it or the source i got it from.
It is like all the people that do there taxes online at some web site. Now you here that many find that taxes refunds have all ready been sent out to fake fillers before the real person filled there taxes, where do you thing they got all the info to fill a tax return in your name.
I have always used OpenSSH but now just upgraded to Windows 8 and need to find new software that is compatible with windows 8. I don't travel much so the need to connect is less these days so i have some time.