I understand that by using the simple Mode in the Monero GUI, I rely on a remote node. The remote node can see my ip/location. If I trust my VPN provider, I can mitigate that risk by using that VPN.
Then there is/was a scam, where a remote node would try to ask for too high fees, which should be fine now, as there is a high fee warning.
What other risks to I have using that combination?
submitted by /u/schluk5