Monthly Archives: June 2016

#VPN and #LinuxMint auto-connect on start-up.

I have been using Nord VPN ever since I received the following notification from Twitter:

…we are alerting you that your Twitter account is one of a small group of accounts that may have been targeted by state-sponsored actors. We believe that these actors (possibly associated with a government) may have been trying to obtain information such as email addresses, IP addresses, and/or phone numbers.

I also, belatedly, turned on two stage identification for my Twitter account and changed my method of making and using passwords. But one of my most persistent problems has been my own fallibility – I search and email for half an hour after turning on my Linux Typewriter before Doh! remembering to connect through my VPN.

A quick search and I found this great explanation of how to set-up Linux to automatically connect through my VPN service at start-up. I added a delay of fifteen seconds to the Application Start-up settings to make sure the process worked every time.