Ok @Null-Byte, everything has been GREAT here so far! I love this place, it is my new home is the interw3bz. But all of the sec-talk has got me thinking I should set up my own personal VPN. I would really appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction on this.
Set up 1 laptop at home running Linux (Which distro is great for VPN?).
Use second laptop for tunneling back to nix box at home in order to have secure browsing.
What's a good distro to set up if only being used for VPN?
What's a good vpn client to use?
How secure are we talking (IRC, surfing, etc safe?), or just slightly more secure than my home router?
Also, what setting up SSH and logging into my machine? Is this going to act as an extra layer, or just pointless?
My goal here is to browse the web (safer) and feel as though I have the freedom to research content without always feeling like there's someone standing over my shoulder lol. I'm not really trying to hide from big brother as I figure they already have access to all the crypto including tor. And I'm not doing anything nefarious, so I'm not (too) worried about them.
Thanks guys (&gals). Love the content!! Keep up all the great work, and thanx in advance!