Flaw in VPN systems nullifies its promise of privacy
According to researchers, the answer is "no". A security flaw in the VPN systems - caused by the combination of IPv6 and PPTP-based VPN services - can be exploited and your IP address, MAC address and your computer name can be identified.
The existence of the flaw was made public at the Telecomix Cyphernetics Assembly in Sweden, home country of the Pirate Bay and the Pirate Party (both of whom offer VPN services). It has also been suggested that the Swedish anti-piracy investigators are already aware of it and are using it to gather data on "anonymous" sharers.
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