Hi, Soon I will be going overseas to Europe and Africa and doing some traveling. During that time I would like to be able to login to my online banking and to also to still use my paypal account. I have read tons of horror stories of people login to their paypal account in a different city or on vacation and them automatically just shutting the account down and requiring the user to send a zillion pieces of info to prove their identity. I would much rather avoid all of this. So the two options I'm considering is getting a VPN or a Remote Desktop provider setup so that when I login through the connection my info shows that I'm still here in North America. I would prefer to use a VPN since it will be much easier to get that setup. The question is...can paypal or my online banks detect this? (I'm not so worried about my online banking, they tend to be much more reasonable). Do you guys think its dangerous to use either? Or should I not even consider vpn and just use remote desktop ? Or is a remote desktop connection the safest? Maybe even a proxy server might be able to get the job done and not be detected? I would appreciate any help and recommendations, and would be great if you can recommend a VPN or a Remote Desktop provider, if its against forum policy to post here just send me a private message. Thanks!