Online Security

Ookami

Citizen of Zooville
I'm just curious as to why there is so much fright concerning your sexual orientation. I understand for the people who want to remain in a morally respectable position. But I personally do not have a fear of what the government and third parties know about me which is probably almost everything. But how could they really use it against me? I accept who I am and do not feel I need to mask who I am. I am generally alone and do not need company. There is plenty company within the zoo community who I can respect. It's people such as myself who go to the Frontline to try and push forward the representation and the feelings associated with it. I've accepted my desire of stallions and I will not cower over ego. I will live proud until I die.
Because it could be uncovered that they actually had sex with a animal which is most likely illegal where they live. So it would mean thay'd lose their animal and face draconic punishment, as a worldwide forum you even have to say maybe death. If it was just a blow to public reputation it would be no problem - though that also might lead to losing your animal because you can't afford it anymore.
 

luSKáčik

Tourist
1. Public IP addresses can be used to track your general location. We Recommend a VPN service like Nord VPN to mask your IP. ALWAYS USE VPN!
Solid advice list, but with this point I'd like to say Nord VPN is pretty shady and I wouldn't trust them - there was a big hack in 2019 and they took a pretty long time to inform the users and even their aggressive marketing campaign is suspicious.
 

Oldman

Moderator
Staff member
Solid advice list, but with this point I'd like to say Nord VPN is pretty shady and I wouldn't trust them - there was a big hack in 2019 and they took a pretty long time to inform the users and even their aggressive marketing campaign is suspicious.
I'll have to look into that. Thanks for the info.
 

humananimal

Citizen of Zooville
I am using Norton (Symantec) to keep virus a.s.o. away and the VPN is always on, not only here.
And always clear the browser after been on ZV.
But if anybody has knowledge that Norton VPN have problems, please let me hear.
 

UR20Z

Dumpster Diver
Nord VPN - The "ShamWow" of internet security... If Billy Mays hadn't coked himself into the grave, they'd probably hire him to flog their product...
 

bigeorge91

Tourist
I use TOR, as I assume most of you guys do as well.
I do use a Windows device, because, well... I'm poor.

I've wondered how much I've been watched over the years by [insert surveillance group name here] but all in all, nothing has happened. Although, I haven't done anything illegal. Viewing zoo porn is "okay" but possessing it is a grey area where I am, from what I understand.
Engaging in it, abetting it, and producing zoo porn is outright illegal, which I guess my inexperience leaves me in a bit more of a favorable position. Because I haven't broken any laws in my state, and don't reeeeally have any plans to. (Not that I'm accusing anyone here of that.)
Unless new laws pass that make viewing zoo porn outright banned and punishable, I don't think I personally have much to be concerned with. Except of course, for the possibility of new laws passing.

The bigoted and willful misunderstanding of a sexual interest in non-humans can be argued by us all we want, but at the end of the day, the argument is being aimed at brick walls. Even fantasy talk is sort've seen as immoral, despite furry communities being more accepted than ever.

I'm sure we're all familiar with To Catch a Predator. I'm by no means comparing any zoophile to predators, please bear in mind. But every time a predator is caught, they were very, very careless. Personal emails, no VPNs, personal phone numbers, various other personal details, showing up in person, etc. Even though Chris Hanson probably won't be asking any of us to take a seat because we showed up expecting a dog owner we met online anytime soon, a bit of common sense will go a long way.

And perhaps the biggest thing is to keep the actual physical abusers of animals out of this community. I don't think there's many of us that like being swept into the same category as some of the more sick folks who downright torture animals. And having a good sense of what screams "catfish." Neighborhood watch definitely needs to be everyone's responsibility. I guess that's the tax of Zooville.
 

basior

Tourist
Out of curiosity, other than ostracism , shunnings etc... What are the fines/incarceration? Let's say EU and North America. How bad can it get?

I don't use vpn or nothing on my phone browser Willynilly but I also don't give a fuck what people think of my porn habits. someone explain?

Also, thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread. Much appreciated!
 

UR20Z

Dumpster Diver

Also, thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread. Much appreciated!
HEAVILY dependant on the exact jurisdiction you're in. Anything from a misdemeanor charge with a (relatively) small fine and/or a few months or a year in the clink, all the way up to life - yep, you read that right - LIFE - in prison (Michigan's maximum sentence, though it hasn't actually been imposed in my memory, despite being on the books) and almost always a slot with your name on it in the sex offender's registry.

Outside the US, anything from "Naughty naughty! Don't do it again!", to fines and jail/prison terms, to caning/flogging, to being stoned (and I ain't talking about smoking too much weed) to death.
 

ChestnutDane

Esteemed Citizen of ZV
Hi all,

I use TOR with a VPN for browsing ZV, (I like the idea that TOR runs out of system memory and does not store anything to disk, insta flush on reboot). However, recently, when I run it (or FF or any other security based browser) it directs to htts://zovilleforum.net as it should, but dumps a heading about http://nginx.org/ instead of the ZV homepage. I guess this is related to the security settings, but thats the whole point!

Logged in via Chrome Incognito to write this. Not my ideal choice. Any one any ideas on this?

Thanks all....
 

humananimal

Citizen of Zooville
Hi all,

I use TOR with a VPN for browsing ZV, (I like the idea that TOR runs out of system memory and does not store anything to disk, insta flush on reboot). However, recently, when I run it (or FF or any other security based browser) it directs to htts://zovilleforum.net as it should, but dumps a heading about http://nginx.org/ instead of the ZV homepage. I guess this is related to the security settings, but thats the whole point!

Logged in via Chrome Incognito to write this. Not my ideal choice. Any one any ideas on this?

Thanks all....
I don’t use TOR but always VPN. I have written administrator about this, because two days ago this happened.
That ‘ZooVilleforum.net’ began to link to ‘Nginx.org’
Now I write ‘https://Zoovilleforum.net’ and it seem to work.
 
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ChestnutDane

Esteemed Citizen of ZV
I don’t use TOR but always VPN. I have written administrator about this, because two days ago this happened.
That ‘ZooVilleforum.net’ began to link to ‘Nginx.org’
Now I write ‘https://Zoovilleforum.net’ and it seem to work.
I still have the issue. Any browser than is more security concious does the same thing. It seems to be a site side issue, but lets see what happens.
@Oldman do you have any info on this ?

Thanks
**Edit: it works on Tor on my Android Phone**
***Edit: works fine again now?!***
 
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SD-Zoo-Cpl

Tourist
What private browser do people use? I use the in private app but it’s not working and hasn’t been for days .
 
Wait a minuite. I been looking up zoo for some time at my house. I should use incription? how? thing is my boot ssd drive died of natural causes I havent looked at anything since but have on my phone witch i had for like several months now. would like help with this. I never thought about it. . .
 

TigerGuy31

Tourist
Wait a minuite. I been looking up zoo for some time at my house. I should use incription? how? thing is my boot ssd drive died of natural causes I havent looked at anything since but have on my phone witch i had for like several months now. would like help with this. I never thought about it. . .
Depends entirely on how illegal this stuff is where you live. If you risk a multi year sentence just for looking at this stuff, yeah you should probably use encryption.
 

Miss_Rachel

Zooville Settler
We use Avast and their VPN for almost everything we do on-line. My girl takes our security a lot more seriously than she used to. Avast seems to be very good. We never use cell-phones for surfing, in fact I prefer them to be switched off when we are at home, if anyone needs to call we have a land-line. Perhaps I am slightly paranoid but I don't allow any photographs to stay on our cells for very long.
 

Bitchesonly

Citizen of Zooville
common internet connectivity packets are rarely analyzed because its too much and for an elongated period - real evidence are the source ip and home search seized equipment
 

Ookami

Citizen of Zooville
I don’t use TOR but always VPN. I have written administrator about this, because two days ago this happened.
That ‘ZooVilleforum.net’ began to link to ‘Nginx.org’
Now I write ‘https://Zoovilleforum.net’ and it seem to work.
that's no problem - nginx is just a server component the forum uses and will show itself if something on the backend is wrong for whatever reason.
 

humananimal

Citizen of Zooville
I need a private browser app for my iPhone I use a VPN any ideas for an app?
You could install TOR on your iPhone. It is free.
I pay for my Norton Antivirus, which also has a VPN. It is installed on my iPhone, iPad and Windows PC, I think is covers 10 devices for this price.
I have it always running, not only here on ZV.
 
Im using TOR on my phone now but it says standard, safer, safest. Does it matter?

also any one recommend a site scanner so you wont get malware?
 

SebX

Tourist
I'm also using Tor and it's very safe but is one catch - I can't upload any pictures or photos. My adult filter is off but still have restrictions with adult content displayed. Tor is solution for this but still can't upload my artworks here. I'm drawing cartoons, comic stories and pixelart and would like made my own gallery. For some reason I can't do it on forum but it doesn't matter. Someday I will change network provider to solve my problems with poor signal and restrictions.
 
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