IKS Security – Don’t fear being caught or let anyone scare you
As an IKS user you take a chance, same chance as using a modified FTA box. Some people take extra steps to secure their IKS box “just in case”. Remember (in Canada at least) you have rights while using the internet, many of which internet providers try to break by using EULA, but the law overpowers them in every way.
Note: IKS is already on a secure connection, if Dik or B*v were able to catch users on the secure servers, they would have done so already. They can not.
Use a proxy, this involves connecting to a server somewhere else in the world, and can be done more than once to provide a lily-pad theory, so even if they did track your connection it would bounce through China to Germany to India back to China.
Use cable-hack, for those with cable internet access. if you are really worried and have a little extra spending cash. There is a cable modem, gone by the terms of Cable-Hack and we actually have a section in our forums. It is a non-provisioned cable modem, similar to that the cable company provides. This modem allows you to set your own settings instead of the cable co doing it for you. It allows you to remove your speed cap (not recommend because cable co can obviously recognize this) but also allows you to use the internet privately, and not reveal your IP/Identity. Meant for IKS users!
IKS is much safer than everyone thinks. Many people are scared, but you have just as good as a chance as being caught with an FTA Box. Allow there is no e-trail, law enforcement have many ways of detecting if you are using a service. I was previously with Cogeco Cable Loss Prevention and we had a device that when aimed at a cable line, similar to a radar gun, would show a live picture of the cable turning an orange colour, like infra red. Dish can check records to see if the residence has a subscription, and can tell where the dish is aimed, and tell if is aimed in the direction. Also, remember when you have a receiver connected, it sends power down the line to the dish, for those who think “Well anyone could have a dish mounted and aimed, but it doesnt mean Im stealing service”. Yes, they can.
Simply, when are not paying for satellite, regardless of IKS or FTA, or even a DN stb. You are taking a chance.
My mother has her satellite dish inside her apartment, aiming directly through a glass window and she gets 98% signal. If you are that scared, you can do this. It DOES work.
Also, a story of my own. I was receiving DN with an FTA box a couple years back, and RCMP with the company of B3v representative, came knocking on my door. They asked for permission to check out my satellite. The rcmp officer stated they were looking for B3v Theft of service, and I advised him it was Di$h in USA, and he said the RCMP really doesn’t care and told me not to worry because no law in Canada or ontario says you cant steal american signal. He said if you steal B3v, you would be in quite some trouble and I showed him briefly, and they left.
I hope that comforts the Canadians here in the forum. The only reason Di$h got away with charging Canadians, is because they registered a business in Canada, and stated they were going to start providing service in Canada. Then they had right to charge whoever, being a Canadian provider. They nailed thousands of people, then closed up shop in Canada and headed home. From time to time they still come here and nail businesses. Just last week they hit a satellite shop down the street for providing equipment that allowed users to illegal obtain Di$h service. (Im not sure what it was or how).