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Author Topic: Windscribe - Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth every month for life  (Read 2879 times)


Midnight Rambler

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Re: Windscribe - Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth every month for life
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2017, 10:13 AM »
In a PCWorld article, VPNs were mentioned as one of three privacy tools one should consider to combat the recent Internet privacy rollback, so this service might be worth considering.  Maybe OpenDNS isn't enough.

However, the article states, "Your next step is to subscribe to a paid virtual private network service—not a free one that collects your data and sells it to third parties for analytics, or uses ads to support its free service, because that would negate the entire point of all this."
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Re: Windscribe - Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth every month for life
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 02:12 PM »
Interesting. This is the same link, and perhaps the same article, mentioned here:

happened across this offer on Techradar -- no idea if it still valid or not -- the article is 14 days old
Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth [Windscribe] every month for life
(Normally free version is 10GB)

But now the article says it is only 4 days old even though it has been 4 months since tomos wrote about it.

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Re: Windscribe - Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth every month for life
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 11:00 PM »
1) Don't be fooled into thinking VPN will secure your privacy on the internet, it's not what it was designed for.
2) Don't even consider using a free offering.
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Re: Windscribe - Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth every month for life
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 11:06 PM »
1) I agree, not an expert like you but I agree
2) Windscribe is legit, free or not.

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Re: Windscribe - Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth every month for life
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2017, 10:06 AM »
Here's another privacy article.  I subscribed to the print edition of PCWorld for years so I trust their content.

Didn't mean to hijack the thread, BTW.
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Re: Windscribe - Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth every month for life
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2017, 05:36 AM »
At the moment, you can get 60GB per month for free using the code: SOS60GBS

Sign up for a free account and apply the code, it can also be applied to existing free accounts, (tested working, eg. 10GB/month -> 60GB/month).

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Re: Windscribe - Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth every month for life
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2017, 12:57 PM »
At the moment, you can get 60GB per month for free using the code: SOS60GBS

Sign up for a free account and apply the code, it can also be applied to existing free accounts, (tested working, eg. 10GB/month -> 60GB/month).

I just upgraded my 50 GB/mo plan to the 60 GB/mo plan with this code. :Thmbsup:

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Re: Windscribe - Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth every month for life
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2017, 02:00 AM »
Windscribe 60GB per month deal is back, this time the code is: GOTD60GB

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Re: Windscribe - Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth every month for life
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2017, 01:43 AM »
I just got an email from Windscribe saying you can now upgrade to Pro for "free" by letting your CPU mine cryptocurrency for them on their website. They don't say that's what they're doing, but it's pretty obvious from the context:

Basically, the process involves you opening a special web-page on our website, which will use your CPU to solve complex math puzzles. Don't worry if you're bad at math, you don't have to do anything as your CPU is exceptionally good at that kind of stuff. Each solution gives credit to your account. Once you get enough credits you can redeem them for things like resetting your usage on demand, permanently increasing your free bandwidth allowance, or even earning a free Pro account!

And the email links to a URL which contains the word "miner" in it.

But I'm kind of curious which cryptocurrency they're mining, since CPU mining is basically a fool's errand on the most popular cryptocurrencies, due to GPU or ASIC mining rigs.

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Re: Windscribe - Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth every month for life
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2017, 01:57 AM »
lol ... just come along because I got the same email.

The Pirate Bay was caught out doing the same thing but they didn't tell users of the site, (as an alternative to ads).

https://motherboard....-than-its-crappy-ads

BTW, the WindScribe rewards are:

1 Month Pro       = 50,000,000
+10GB for life    = 10,000,000
Reset Bandwidth = 1,000,000

Maxed out I'm getting 37 hashes/s ... this could take some time  :P
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Re: Windscribe - Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth every month for life
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2017, 03:41 AM »
Maxed out I'm getting 37 hashes/s ... this could take some time  :P

37 hashes/s? Is that correct? Not kHashes (1,000 hashes) per second? Or MHashes (1,000,000 hashes) per second? Just regular hashes? :huh:

That's definitely going to be worthless for something like Bitcoin mining.

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Re: Windscribe - Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth every month for life
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2017, 04:53 AM »
Maxed out I'm getting 37 hashes/s ... this could take some time  :P

37 hashes/s? Is that correct? Not kHashes (1,000 hashes) per second? Or MHashes (1,000,000 hashes) per second? Just regular hashes? :huh:

That's definitely going to be worthless for something like Bitcoin mining.

37 hashes/s, on my AMD Phenom x6 1100T, (2010 release CPU - it cost me nothing and does the job :P )

2017-09-21 19_50_02.pngWindscribe  - Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth every month for life

That's just a few extra hashes I've clocked up without logging in - I don't need to do this, I already have a lifetime Windscribe Premium account, was just interested to see it working.

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Re: Windscribe - Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth every month for life
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2017, 01:14 AM »
Sounds like yet another Monero miner. What's the sudden craze with that?

This is going to be a bit off topic for the WindScribe thread, so I apologize for that.

Since it seems everything is attempting to mine Monero using CPU, I looked into it a bit and downloaded a simple Monero CPU miner for Windows. I'm getting about 33 h/s per thread. Running 4 threads since I've got a quad core CPU gives me about 132h/s. According to this Monero Mining Calculator, the mining reward is about 6.5 XMR per block, and it will take me about 7.09 years to successfully mine a block, which comes to about 0.91 XMR (~$85.20 at current prices) per year. But it will probably cost that much (or more) to pay for the electricity to run my CPU 24/7 mining.

While I suppose while it isn't profitable to CPU mine for yourself, if you had what is essentially a botnet of CPUs mining for you and you don't have to pay the electricity costs, I can see how it could make you a decent amount of change. Probably a lot more than ad banners.
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Re: Windscribe - Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth every month for life
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2017, 03:44 AM »
Windscribe 60GB per month deal is back, this time the code is: GOTD60GB
I tried the voucher code and receive today this message : Voucher provided is invalid

Do you know anyone more to try ?

 :-*

P.D. How can I create a good alarm to be prepared for the next free voucher ?
Best Regards
« Last Edit: September 26, 2017, 03:53 AM by Contro »

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Re: Windscribe - Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth every month for life
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2017, 07:15 AM »
P.D. How can I create a good alarm to be prepared for the next free voucher ?

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Re: Windscribe - Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth every month for life
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2017, 07:35 AM »
I am subscribed by defect always.....

I was talking about more general and precise.....
 ;DMoz2 - 26_09_2017 , 13_35_26.pngWindscribe  - Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth every month for life

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Re: Windscribe - Get 50GB free VPN bandwidth every month for life
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2017, 12:56 PM »
I am subscribed by defect always.....
Freudian slip of the pen... ;D ;D ;D