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With anti-piracy outfits warning those who share copyrighted content and ISPs threatening to pull the plug on alleged offenders, many file-sharers have decided to protect themselves by going anonymous. To accommodate this growing demand, ItsHidden is now offering a free VPN targeted at those who want to protect their privacy online.

Named ItsHidden, the free VPN solution has opened up a BETA test to the public, who can now privatize their Internet traffic - including BitTorrent transfers - in next to no time. ItsHidden was set up with torrent users in mind, allowing them to hide their identities from ‘third parties’ who choose to snoop on their activities.

“It has been created to put some rights back in the favor of the user and that includes us,”

David from ItsHidden explained.

“There are so many bodies, mostly unelected that seem to have full access to the most intimate of online details with little or no justification and more importantly, no evidence.”

ItsHidden Features:
  • Fast and reliable with over 4 Gigabits of Dedicated Bandwidth
  • Instant access
  • Total Privacy, no records of your surfing are kept by us
  • No Software is needed
  • 128 Bit Secure Connection to ensure privacy over all networks
  • It's FREE!!!!
We have of course tried ItsHidden ourselves and the service is offering good speeds for a VPN, although this might differ based on the user’s location and the load on the network. Right now, we are hoping that it wont collapse once thousands of new users flood the network.

Setting up ItsHidden is quite easy. All you have to do is follow these steps:
-for Windows XP
-for Windows Vista
-for Linux, read on!

How to set up ItsHidden VPN connection for Linux

1. Run the following command in a terminal:
sudo apt-get install network-manager-pptp
2. Click on the network manager icon in the task bar and select VPN Connections and then Configure VPN. In the VPN configuration window, click Add then click Next and the second page, under Connect To, select PPTP Tunnel and then click Next.
In the Connection Tab:

a. Under Connection Name enter ItsHidden
b. Under Gateway enter vpn.itshidden.com
c. Under username and password, enter the username and pass you enter when creating a ItsHidden account
3. On the Advanced options, check the option "Use Point-to-Point Encryption (MPPE)" and select 128 bit type encryption.
4. Apply the changes and go to the network manager in the notification area and right click it, click on "VPN Connections" and choose the newly created "ItsHidden" connection -> you should now be connected to the VPN. If you have successfully connected, a small 'lock' icon will be displayed next to the connection icon in your notification area like in the image below: