Psiphon Philippines FAQ


Pinoy Techie
What is Psiphon?
siphon is a circumvention tool from Psiphon Inc. that utilizes VPN, SSH and HTTP Proxy technology to provide you with uncensored access to Internet content. Your Psiphon client will automatically learn about new access points to maximize your chances of bypassing censorship.

What is it for?
Psiphon is designed to provide you with open access to online content. Psiphon does not increase your online privacy, and should not be considered or used as an online security tool.

Is it secure?
Free internet is nice, but stolen cookies and accounts are not. Psiphon gives you a safe path to the Internet, no matter what network you're using to connect.

What is the file “psiphon3.exe.orig”?
The automatic update process in Psiphon for Windows renames its old version to “psiphon3.exe.orig”. Old files with the “.orig” suffix can safely be deleted.

How Psiphon Works
  • Your Psiphon client will automatically discover new Psiphon servers. When the last server used is currently unavailable, another one can be used instead.
  • Only in VPN mode. After a successful connection is established in VPN mode, your entire computer’s traffic will pass through the Psiphon network. When VPN mode is not enabled only applications that use the local HTTP and SOCKS proxies will be proxied.
  • Psiphon uses SSH with the addition of an obfuscation layer on top of the SSH handshake to defend against protocol fingerprinting
  • Psiphon uses the L2TP/IPsec VPN protocol.

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