[Edited by PWizard, 10/11/2012 4:45:38 PM]
This is true. All traffic routed through a VPN can be monitored by the people running that service very easily. Even secure content since the scenario is the perfect setup for Man-In-The-Middle attacks.
Yikes! Sounds like the SPOTFLUX program is one of those traps you never know you fell into if it effects things that much.
Doesn't Microsoft have a program for running out of location or area based programs? I think it's called Applocal... It is even availiable for download from Microsoft's downloads pages.
And. As far as I know it is stand alone. It does not connect to any servers as part of supporting your program use.
I got it a while back to play some of the Japanese anime games that where not released in the USA and it seems to work just fine for them..
I would recommend trying MS's Applocal program to run the games and programs envolved. If I knew the exact link I would ask permission to post it here but I am sure it can be found on Microsoft's download pages fairly easily.
Hope this helps avoid any more issues with SPOTFLUX..
Last year we had joined spotflux, paid for a year subscription and used for a while the service (less than 4-5 months), until it stopped service and we had never been able to get service anymore.
More interestingly, recently I had seen they charged me on my credit card, without any notice or confirmation 30 USD! I didt get any of the services, morever I am charged for no service. I strongly criticise, how can they save my credit card details on their system and how can they deduct any amount they desire not feeling any need to ask confirmation? I want them to return back the amount to my credit card and cancel my membership.which is connected to firstname.lastname@example.org mail address
The CHT cant help you with that, also not really good idea to post email addresses, that are connected to anything you use.
I will advise you to speak the VPN owners.
You need to get into contact with your credit card company and dispute the charge and blacklist the company from further payments. Credit card companies have some consumer protections in place to protect against this. You may also want to file a complaint with the BBB as well.
Be prepared to prove the costs of the previous incident as well, they will likely ask for it.