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  1. protonvpn

    Proton VPN 1.0.7 Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail earlier announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 14 countries Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Singapore - New Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Standard Servers All of our servers are dedicated to ProtonVPN and feature high bandwidth connections Secure Core Servers Secure Core Servers add an additional layer of protection against VPN endpoint compromise. Learn More More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup Login: https://account.protonvpn.com/login/ Note for free plan: Pricing: https://protonvpn.com/pricing VPN Servers: https://protonvpn.com/vpn-servers Security: https://protonvpn.com/secure-vpn VPN Threat Model: https://protonvpn.com/blog/threat-model/ Transparency Report: https://protonvpn.com/blog/transparency-report/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ We are open for registration. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN/ We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.7.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/ More Info - Articles & Reviews: Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches Keeping ProtonVPN Secure
  2. Hotspot Shield VPN, a popular service that claims to enhance users' privacy while providing anonymity, has been reported to the Federal Trade Commission. The Center for Democracy & Technology has called for an investigation, claiming that the service logs user activity and employs third-party tracking mechanisms to deliver targeted advertising. With online privacy becoming an increasingly hot topic, large numbers of companies are offering products which claim to stop third-parties from snooping on users’ Internet activities. At the forefront are Virtual Private Networks (VPN), which push consumer traffic through encrypted tunnels and remote servers to hide activity from ISPs while offering varying levels of anonymity. Claims made by VPN companies are often scrutinized by privacy advocates but if a complaint filed this morning by the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) gains momentum, there could be a government investigation into one of the most popular. Developed by AnchorFree, Inc. and initially released more than nine years ago, the Hotspot Shield application allows users to connect to a VPN service. According to its makers, it’s been downloaded 75 million times and provides “anonymous web surfing with complete privacy.” That claim, however, is now under the spotlight. In a complaint filed this morning with the Federal Trade Commission, CDT notes that Hotspot Shield makes “strong claims” about the privacy and security of its data collection and sharing practices, including that it “never logs or stores user data.” Crucially, the company also claims never to track or sell its customers’ information, adding that security and privacy are “guaranteed.” Countering, CDT says that Hotspot Shield engages in logging practices that contradict its claims, noting that it collects information to “identify [a user’s] general location, improve the Service, or optimize advertisements displayed through the Service.” The complaint says that IP addresses and unique device identifiers are regularly collected by Hotspot Shield but the service gets around this issue by classing neither sets of data as personal information. CDT says it used Carnegie Mellon University’s Mobile App Compliance System to gain insight into Hotspot Shield’s functionality and found problems with privacy. “CMU’s analysis of Hotspot Shield’s Android application permissions found undisclosed data sharing practices with third party advertising networks,” the group notes. “While an ad-supported VPN may be beneficial in certain instances, it should not be paired with a product or service that tells users that it ensures anonymity, privacy, and security.” CDT also says that Hotspot Shield tries to cover its back with a disclaimer that the company “may not provide a virtual IP Address for every web site you may visit and third-party web sites may receive your original IP Address when you are visiting those web sites.” But this runs counter to the stated aim of the service, CDT writes. Accusing Hotspot Shield of unfair and deceptive trade practices, CDT calls on the Commission to conduct an investigation into its data collection and sharing practices. Hotspot Shield is yet to respond to the complaint or accusations but in a 2014 blog post, welcomed the FTC’s involvement in online security issues. Full complaint here, courtesy Ars Article source
  3. PURE VPN 5.15.1.0 Release Date: 06-10-16 Build Number: 5.15.1.0 New Features : 4 new languages have been added (Arabic, Spanish, Chinese and Turkish) Support added for RTL languages like Arabic Integration of Stealth Protocol for more accessibility Introduction of logout functionality Ability to mark any server favorite for later use Integration of Split Tunneling with Stealth VPN protocol for greater effectiveness Offline FAQs have been added for easier troubleshooting Issues Fixed : Connection related issues fixed UI improvements Some bug fixes Search mechanism improved Sudden disconnections and counter reset issues fixed Homepage : https://www.purevpn.com/ Download : Software : Site: http://www.mediafire.com Sharecode[?]: /file/j7n801hu5af9fyt/purevpn_setup.exe Virustotal : purevpn_setup.exe Trial Resetter : Site: http://www.mirrorcreator.com Sharecode[?]: /files/1NFMPT2X/PureVPN_Resetter.rar_links Virustotal : fsButton.dll ; PureVPNreset.exe PS : You need to reset every 3 days. To get e-mails without registration form you can use temp-mail.org. And to create a trial account in the first page of the software :
  4. protonvpn

    Proton VPN 1.0.6 Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail earlier announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 14 countries Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Singapore - New Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Standard Servers All of our servers are dedicated to ProtonVPN and feature high bandwidth connections Secure Core Servers Secure Core Servers add an additional layer of protection against VPN endpoint compromise. Learn More More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup Login: https://account.protonvpn.com/login/ Note for free plan: Pricing: https://protonvpn.com/pricing VPN Servers: https://protonvpn.com/vpn-servers Security: https://protonvpn.com/secure-vpn VPN Threat Model: https://protonvpn.com/blog/threat-model/ Transparency Report: https://protonvpn.com/blog/transparency-report/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ We are open for registration. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN/ We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.6.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/ More Info - Articles & Reviews: Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches Keeping ProtonVPN Secure
  5. Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. We’re happy to announce that as of 12:00PM Geneva time today, ProtonVPN is now available to the general public. ProtonVPN is officially out of beta and we are allowing open signups for the first time. You can now directly get ProtonVPN by visiting https://protonvpn.com After more than 1 year of development, and four months of beta testing by over 10’000 members of the ProtonMail community, we’re finally making ProtonVPN available to everyone. And we really mean everyone, because consistent with our mission to make privacy and security accessible to every single person in the world, we’re also releasing ProtonVPN as a free VPN service. It has been a long and exciting journey to get here since our team first met at CERN in 2013. Back then, we had an ambitious vision to build an Internet that was free and could continue to reach its full potential as a tool for social progress. Indeed, that was the vision that inspired Tim Berners-Lee to create the World Wide Web at CERN in 1989. Since then, the Internet has met or even exceeded its promise in certain areas, but this has not come without a cost to society. While the Internet has done a great deal of good, over the course of this digital revolution, we have also lost control over our data, our most intimate secrets, and ultimately our privacy. In certain countries, the Internet has even become a tool for oppression and control, instead of the beacon of hope and freedom it once was. Back in 2013, we embarked on a journey to change this, by building the tools that could make privacy and security the default online. In 2014, on the 25th anniversary of the web, our efforts culminated with the release of ProtonMail, the world’s first end-to-end encrypted email service. Since then millions of people around the world have embraced our vision, and thanks to your support (and the numerous donations along the way), email is much safer today than it was several years ago. However, when considering the scope of all that we do online, email is just a small piece of the online world. That’s why we have decided to build ProtonVPN, to better protect the activists, journalists, and individuals who are currently using ProtonMail to secure their online lives. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) allows users to browse the web without being tracked, bypass online censorship blocks, and also increases security by passing all internet traffic through a strongly encrypted tunnel. The importance of VPNs for online security and privacy is increasing day by day. Back in April of this year, Obama-era FTC rules designed to protect the privacy of internet browsing history were rolled back. Fast forward to today, and attempts are being made to dismantle net neutrality in the US, and several European governments are now calling for increased online surveillance. Last but not least, for over 1.5 billion people around the world, the Internet does not live up to its promise of freedom of information. Instead, the Internet is a highly restricted and censored place, constantly under surveillance, where making a wrong move could lead to imprisonment or worse. We are also aware that as ProtonMail becomes a stronger force for digital freedom, the censorship of ProtonMail in certain countries is not a matter of if, but a matter of when. Earlier this year, we took the first steps to improve ProtonMail’s availability under censorship by launching an Onion site. With ProtonVPN, we can ensure the accessibility of not only ProtonMail, but all of the world’s digital knowledge and information. This is why we are committed to providing a free version of ProtonVPN. However, we have done more than make ProtonVPN free. We have also worked to make it the best VPN service ever created, by addressing many of the common pitfalls with VPNs. For example, ProtonVPN features a Secure Core architecture which routes traffic through multiple encrypted tunnels in multiple countries to better defend against network based attacks, and also features seamless integration with the Tor anonymity network. You can learn about all the steps we took to build a secure VPN here. Lastly, we’re building a VPN service that can be worthy of your trust. We understand that when it comes to VPNs, trust is paramount. Whether it is our transparent VPN threat model, our Swiss jurisdiction, our reputation, our relationship with the community, or the fact that you actually know who we are, we’re committed to building and operating ProtonVPN with the same level of transparency that has come to characterize ProtonMail. To all of you who have supported us over the years, thank you for your support. Unlike companies like Google and Facebook who abuse user privacy to sell advertisements, ProtonMail and ProtonVPN are entirely dependent on users upgrading to paid accounts to cover operating expenses. Without your support, these projects would not be able to thrive and grow. If you appreciate the security and privacy that ProtonVPN provides, and have the means to do so, please consider upgrading to a paid account. This allows us to support the millions around the world without these means. With your help, the revolution we have started with ProtonMail will continue, and we will reach the day where the Internet serves all of us equally, and reaches its full potential as a tool for freedom. Best Regards, The Proton Technologies Team You can find our launch press release here: Follow ProtonVPN on Social Media: Facebook: facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: twitter.com/ProtonVPN Reddit: reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN To get a free ProtonVPN account, visit: protonvpn.com To get a free ProtonMail encrypted email account, visit: protonmail.com ProtonVPN Admin We are the scientists, engineers, and developers who build ProtonMail, the world's largest encrypted email service. We're now building ProtonVPN also to ensure that everybody can have access to free and secure internet. Source
  6. radmin

    Radmin VPN enables users to connect computers in one virtual network (VPN). Computers in such a network work the same way as being connected to the LAN. Thanks to integration with Radmin remote control software, Radmin VPN allows you to work at the remote computer as if you were sitting right in front of it. Why Radmin VPN? Security Provides you with a secure VPN tunnel. Encryption keeps your connection safe. High speed The connection speed is up to 100Mbps. Reliability Radmin VPN does not malfunction after months of continuous operation. Ease-of-use Easy to set-up, easy to manage for both - IT Pros and home techs. Use Cases Connect distributed teams together Easily connect distributed teams together, create one cohesive network no matter how far you are located from each other. Radmin VPN allows you to connect to remote PCs even behind firewalls you don’t control. Work remotely Thanks to the integration with Radmin remote control software, Radmin VPN allows you to securely access and work at your remote computer from anywhere, whether from home, hotel or airport. Your network resources – files, apps, and emails are just a click away wherever you go. Play network games over the Internet Play your favourite LAN games with your friends over the Internet. Free Radmin VPN does not limit the number of gamers. Thanks to high speed of Radmin VPN you won’t see the difference – you will play your favourite games as if you were playing in the LAN. What's New: Compatible with Windows 10 Home: https://www.radmin-vpn.com/ Support: https://www.radmin-vpn.com/support/ About: https://www.radmin-vpn.com/about/ Privacy Policy: https://www.radmin-vpn.com/privacy/ Download: https://www.radmin-vpn.com/download/Radmin_VPN_1.0.exe
  7. You've kicked the tires, but now you need to look under the hood. It's no secret that there are oodles of shady VPN services that promise to protect your privacy as you surf the internet, but may, in fact, actually be worthless. After all, internet privacy is one part moving target and two parts shell game with your money and trust, so no one's surprised that the post-Snowden privacy panic turned into a gold rush for the unscrupulous. One method VPN providers use to bilk trusting customers is to do shady things with customer records. We've also seen them misconfigure critical security settings, de-anonymize customers and only take action when caught. Now there's a new problem: VPNs that say you're connecting to a server in one country while actually routing your traffic through another. RestorePrivacy recently took a close look at what some VPNs are saying when they give you a server in another country, versus what they're actually doing when they connect users. And the two aren't matching up. Many popular VPN services let users pick which country (or city) their traffic routes through, showing the destination that you're coming from as, say, London when you're actually in Paris. This can be practical when you're a Brit traveling abroad and just want to watch your BBC shows or want to keep your IP address consistent so social-media sites like Facebook don't freak out when you log in while on the go. In addition to these issues, RestorePrivacy pointed out that VPN performance suffers when the actual server is significantly farther away than you expect it to be. In its post, it pointed out an additional issue -- that customers "aren't getting the true server locations they paid for" and that "using fake server locations raises questions about the VPN's honesty." It can be disastrous for people's safety if a server that's supposed to be in Saudi Arabia is actually in Los Angeles -- which is a real example of bait-and-switch claims RestorePrivacy found in its VPN-server-claim research. RestorePrivacy looked at VPN services ExpressVPN, Hidemyass and PureVPN. These are popular services used by tens of millions of people. ExpressVPN was listed by TechRadar as one of the best VPN services of 2017 and is endorsed by Geek.com. Hidemyass got a big positive profile in The Guardian, serves tens of millions of users and was recommended in 2016 by PCWorld as a "tested" service that protects your privacy. PureVPN was listed in Extreme Tech's recent "five best VPNs" list, and the service is endorsed by BoingBoing, which hails it as "the world's fastest VPN." Each of the services was found to be saying one thing to customers about server locations, while in practice actually doing something totally different. With ExpressVPN, it found 11 fake server locations; it identified five fake server locations with PureVPN but said "there are many more." Regarding the Hidemyass claim of "physical servers in 190+ countries," RestorePrivacy's post countered by saying if users believe that, "I have a bridge to sell you." In addition, "Upon closer examination of Hidemyass's network, you find some very strange locations, such as North Korea, Zimbabwe, and even Somalia." It wrote: Hidemyass refers to these fictitious server locations as "virtual locations" on their website. Unfortunately, they do not have a server page available to the public, so I could not test any of the locations. The Hidemyass chat representative I spoke with confirmed they use fake "virtual" locations, but could not tell me which locations were fake and which were real. A week after RestorePrivacy's post called them on it, ExpressVPN "admitted to numerous fake locations on its website (mirror) -- 29 fictitious locations in total," it wrote. "Just like PureVPN and Hidemyass, ExpressVPN refers to these as "virtual" server locations." ExpressVPN was telling customers they could use servers in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Indonesia and more, when RestorePrivacy found that customers were actually being routed through one server located in Singapore. RestorePrivacy said it believes the reasons for improper server location identification are financial. "First, it saves lots of money." It explained: "Using one server to fake numerous server locations will significantly reduce costs. (Dedicated premium servers are quite expensive.)" A service can also sell more VPN subscriptions if it looks like there's a huge variety of countries to choose from. ExpressVPN told Engadget in a statement: With the vast majority of ExpressVPN locations, the physical server and the registered IP address are located in the same country. This describes 97% of ExpressVPN's servers, as we have invested in a significant physical footprint covering every continent save Antarctica. For less than 3% of ExpressVPN's servers, the registered IP address matches the country you've chosen to connect to, while the server is physically located in another country, usually nearby. These are called virtual server locations, and they help ensure your connection is fast, secure, and reliable. The post goes into deep details about each service's claims, what RestorePrivacy found, and how it did its research. For every VPN server examined, three different network-testing tools were used "to verify the true location beyond any reasonable doubt." Those included the CA App Synthetic Monitor ping test (tests from 90 different worldwide locations), the CA App Synthetic Monitor trace-route, and Ping.pe, a test from 24 locations around the world. All of the test results are published in an appendix to the blog post. The research recommended users toward "smaller VPN services that have fewer locations, but prioritize the quality of their server network, such as Perfect Privacy and VPN.ac." As you may remember, Perfect Privacy was the service that found and reported the massive privacy hole in several popular VPN services that de-anonymized users, called "Port Fail." With the tools and info in RestorePrivacy's article and a little technical know-how, you can exhaustively test your VPN service to see if it's telling the truth about server location (or not). Sometimes you can just tell something's wrong when your Google results are in the wrong language -- showing that Google is seeing you come from a location you didn't expect. Maybe you don't care where your VPN's server really is, just as long as it's a secure service and your privacy is maintained. But for some people, honesty and accuracy about location is critical to the functions of their VPN service in the first place. In the wider context, RestorePrivacy's post and this article resets the growing distrust in people's minds about security, privacy and VPNs. It's unfortunate because we really need most people to start using VPNs if we're going to elevate everyone's security and privacy (and it doesn't help with behavior-influencing, large companies like Netflix blocking VPNs across the board). I just hope that calling out fake server locations -- whether the labeling is just incorrect or opportunistic -- changes the conversation among VPN providers to on that focuses more on accountability than profits. Article source
  8. protonvpn

    Proton VPN 1.0.5 Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail earlier announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 14 countries Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Singapore - New Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Standard Servers All of our servers are dedicated to ProtonVPN and feature high bandwidth connections Secure Core Servers Secure Core Servers add an additional layer of protection against VPN endpoint compromise. Learn More More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup Login: https://account.protonvpn.com/login/ Note for free plan: Pricing: https://protonvpn.com/pricing VPN Servers: https://protonvpn.com/vpn-servers Security: https://protonvpn.com/secure-vpn VPN Threat Model: https://protonvpn.com/blog/threat-model/ Transparency Report: https://protonvpn.com/blog/transparency-report/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ We are open for registration. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN/ We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.5.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/ More Info - Articles & Reviews: Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches Keeping ProtonVPN Secure
  9. Keeping ProtonVPN Secure As with ProtonMail, we have built ProtonVPN with an emphasis on security. Today, we are launching a Bug Bounty Program to further enhance ProtonVPN’s security. In operating a VPN service, security is required not only for the VPN connections and protocols themselves. Security is also needed for the underlying server infrastructure, the web pages and dashboards, the VPN applications themselves, the payment system, and also the user databases. To properly protect user privacy, we need to protect all aspects of the service from compromise. In building ProtonVPN, we drew upon the security expertise we have gained from running the world’s largest secure email service. We have also been working together with ProtonMail security contributors and the broader community on strengthening all aspects of ProtonVPN. Recently, we worked together with long time ProtonMail security contributor Mazin Ahmed to complete a comprehensive security audit of ProtonVPN and add additional hardening. Our bug bounty program allows us to extend the work that we already do on a daily basis to protect ProtonVPN users. For this reason, now that ProtonVPN has officially launched, one of the first things we are doing is launching the ProtonVPN Bug Bounty Program. With this program, we are inviting security experts from around the world to try to find weaknesses within ProtonVPN, and we will be paying rewards (bounties) for security issues which are reported to us through this program. If you are a security researcher, you can also participate in the ProtonMail Bug Bounty Program. ProtonVPN Bug Bounty Program Rules Scope: The program is limited to the servers and the web, desktop and mobile applications run by ProtonVPN. Our profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Eventbrite, etc, do not qualify. Qualifying sites include: protonvpn.com account.protonvpn.com api.protonvpn.ch [Note: .ch and not .com] The ProtonVPN applications on Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS and Android are also included in this program. Judging: The judging panel to determine awards consists of ProtonVPN and ProtonMail developers assisted by one or more outside experts who are part of our security group. Program participants agree to respect the final decision made by the judges. Responsible Disclosure: We request that all vulnerabilities be reported to us at [email protected] We believe it is against the spirit of this program to disclose the flaw to third parties for purposes other than actually fixing the bug. Participants agree to not disclose bugs found until after they have been fixed and to coordinate disclosure with our team through our release notes to avoid confusion. Responsible Testing: Please do not hack user accounts, corrupt databases, or leak data that might be sensitive. We also discourage vulnerability testing that degrades the quality of service for our users. If in doubt, feel free to contact our Security Team at [email protected] Adherence to Rules: By participating in this program, you agree to adhere to the above rules and conditions. All rules must be followed to be eligible for awards. Qualifying vulnerabilities Any design or implementation issue that substantially affects the confidentiality or integrity of user data is likely to be in scope for the program. This includes, but is not limited to: Web Applications Cross-site scripting Cross-site request forgery Mixed-content scripts Authentication or authorization flaws Server-side code execution bugs REST API vulnerabilities Server Un-authorised shell access Privilege escalation Remote code execution Applications Authentication or authorization flaws Local data security breach (without rooting) We believe in working closely with security researchers and are willing to share technical details such as API specifications, source code, or infrastructure details with selected researchers with the aim of improving security for all ProtonMail users. Please contact [email protected] for more details. Qualifying Improvements Sometimes, bounties are awarded for suggestions for improvement which don’t fall into any of the above categories. This is determined on a case by case basis by our team. These include things such as: Server configuration improvements Firewall configurations Improved DoS/DDoS safeguards Path/information disclosure Non-Qualifying vulnerabilities Flaws impacting out of date browsers (sorry, IE6 security issues don’t qualify) Security issues outside the scope of ProtonVPN’s threat model Phishing or social engineering attacks Bugs requiring exceedingly unlikely user interactions WordPress bugs (but please report those to WordPress) Out of date software – For a variety of reasons, we do not always run the most recent software versions, but we do run software that is fully patched Software bugs in OpenVPN or IKEv2 (but please report them to their authors) Reward Amounts The size of the bounty we pay is determined on a case by case basis and largely depends on the severity of the issue. To be awarded a bounty, you usually need to be the first person to report an issue, although sometimes exceptions are made. Rough bounty guidelines are provided below: Minor server and app vulnerabilities that do not compromise user data or privacy: $50 Vulnerabilities that can lead to data corruption: $100 Vulnerabilities that can lead to the disclosure of user data or jeopardize user privacy: $250 Maximum bounty: $500 Reporting Guidelines Please report issues to [email protected] Issues should be reported with clear instructions on how to reproduce the issue and/or proof of concept. Best Regards, The Proton Technologies Team ProtonVPN Admin We are the scientists, engineers, and developers who build ProtonMail, the world's largest encrypted email service. We're now building ProtonVPN also to ensure that everybody can have access to free and secure internet. Source
  10. I just came across PureVPN's new features which are dubbed as Advanced features and they certainly look promising to a not-so-pro common user who is concerned about his online privacy and security, specially after the incident of Wannacry and Broadband Privacy law. I have been using different services/tools like Adblock, Antimalware and a VPN with a dedicated IP (didn't really know about IPS IDS before reading about it via PureVPN's email) but these really were not good enough because I've been looking for a complete security thing. Seeing this really had me interested in it. But, before that I would like to hear your opinions on this? TIA
  11. protonvpn

    Proton VPN 1.0.4 Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail earlier announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 14 countries Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Singapore - New Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Standard Servers All of our servers are dedicated to ProtonVPN and feature high bandwidth connections Secure Core Servers Secure Core Servers add an additional layer of protection against VPN endpoint compromise. Learn More More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup Login: https://account.protonvpn.com/login/ Pricing: https://protonvpn.com/pricing VPN Servers: https://protonvpn.com/vpn-servers Security: https://protonvpn.com/secure-vpn VPN Threat Model: https://protonvpn.com/blog/threat-model/ Transparency Report: https://protonvpn.com/blog/transparency-report/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ We are open for registration. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN/ We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.4.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/ More Info - Articles & Reviews: Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches
  12. Dear friends, Nowadays our privacy is very important. I am interested to know which VPN service do you use and which is the best according to your opinion. Not to all vpn services are enough secure. Recently, has been discovered that HotSpot Shield in some cases could show your real ip. Have a look here : 1.Android 2. Windows Thanks for your time spent with this poll ! :)
  13. Epic is a privacy-centric web browser developed by Hidden Reflex and based on Chromium source code. It is dubbed as the first web browser from India. Features & More Info: Homepage: https://www.epicbrowser.com/ Download Page: https://epicbrowser.com/thank_you.php Download: Win-EXE (1.7 MB): https://winepic-cbe.kxcdn.com/Release/58.0.3029.110/EpicSetup.exe OS X-dmg (92.2 MB): https://macepic-cbe.kxcdn.com/2462/sign/Epic.dmg OS X-dmg (103 MB): https://macepic-cbe.kxcdn.com/Epic_53.0.2785.143.dmg Win-ZIP (1.5 MB): https://winepic-cbe.kxcdn.com/Release/58.0.3029.110/EpicSetup.zip OS X-ZIP (87.5 MB): https://macepic-cbe.kxcdn.com/Epic.zip
  14. The 2017 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll report shows that 65% of major US banks failed web security and privacy tests. The research is produced by the Online Trust Alliance, and recognises excellence in security and privacy practices. According to the report, it is alarming that over 60% of the largest banks and Federal Government sites received failing grades in one or more category. “The security oversights and inadequate privacy policies observed reflect the need to add resources in these areas.” “These missteps often reflect a lack of ongoing security discipline, failure to take a user-centric view on privacy, and not embracing data stewardship and responsible privacy principles.” The Honor Roll Sites had to receive a composite score of 80% or better and a score of at least 60 in each of the three main categories to make the Honor Roll. Consumer Protection (DNS, Domain and Brand Protection). Site, Server, Application and Infrastructure Security. Privacy, Transparency and Disclosures. The percentage of banks which made the Honor Roll dropped by more than half to 27% over the past year. Article source
  15. Steganos Online Shield VPN - 1 Year[365 Days] 2GB / 5GB / Unlimited* Per Month Promo by PC Pro Pals, this is not a new product from Steganos. It is the same old Online Shield 365. Now, it is just re-launched as Online Shield VPN. Actual Cost of OnlineShield VPN - 1 Year - $49.95. With Discount - $24.97 or $14.97. Now, you can get this for FREE - No Ads. NOTE: Limited Bandwidth - 2GB / 5GB / Unlimited* Per Month; 3 Devices; No Support; Personal Use Only. *Update: Some users are able to get Unlimited Bandwidth on at-least 1 key while using different browsers for 2 or multiple requests with different emails. Encryption Comparison between Steganos VPN Products: OkayFreedom VPN - 128-bit blowfish OnlineShield VPN - 256-bit AES More Info from TorrentFreak: https://torrentfreak.com/anonymous-vpn-providers-2016-edition2#steganos Links: Offer: https://www.steganos.com/specials/?m=pcpro0317&p=sos or https://www.steganos.com/specials/pcpro0317/sos Steps: Just click on any of the above links and enter your email. If you don't want to receive newsletters from Steganos Team, Uncheck the option. Now. Click on "Seriennummer anfordern". Check your mail and store the key. Tip: Note: Limited Period Offer. Current Status: Open. Downloads: Online Installer - Size: 2.6MB: https://file.steganos.com/software/downloader/steganos/sosintdle.exe Full Installer[Latest version]: https://file.steganos.com/software/sosint.exe - Size: 37.2MB (or) https://file.steganos.com/update/sosint.exe - Size: 37.2MB (or) https://file.steganos.com/software/wrappers/pcpro0317/sosintwr.exe - Size: 37.4MB (or) https://file.steganos.com/software/wrappers/auslogics0117/sosintwr.exe - Size: 37.4MB (or) https://file.steganos.com/software/wrappers/pcformatpl0217/sosintwr.exe - Size: 35.4MB - Link not working. Use any of the above/below links (or) https://file.steganos.com/software/wrappers/downloadmixcom1216/sosintwr.exe - Size: 37.4MB (or) https://file.steganos.com/software/wrappers/pcgo0117/sosintwr.exe - Size: 35.4MB (or) https://file.steganos.com/software/wrappers/chip1116/sosintwr.exe - Size: 35.4MB (or) https://file.steganos.com/software/wrappers/chip/sosintwr.exe - Size: 35.4MB (or) https://file.steganos.com/software/wrappers/steganos/sosintwr.exe - Size: 35.4MB - Link not working. Use any of the above links Other Downloads: Android App iOS App Support/FAQ: https://www.steganos.com/service
  16. Last week, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) awarded new certifications in the Respects Your Freedom (RYF) program that highlights hardware vendors and devices that respect user privacy and allow the user full control over his device. Fifteen new products have been added to the FSF's RYF list, all from Romanian startup Technoethical (formerly Tehnoetic). Since 2012 and for many years after, the FSF's Respect Your Privacy certification list only included a handful of products. The addition of Technoethical's devices to the list is important because it more than doubles the number of devices that received the RYF award. Today, most hardware vendors include bloatware with their products, which collects various user metrics, or use DRMs to limit the user's customization options. Technoethical's devices will give users more options and a complete set of hardware products to choose from if they want to be in control of their digital life. Below is a list of all the products that received a Respect Your Freedom certification. Technoethical TET-N150HGA High Gain Antenna Wireless USB Adapter for GNU/Linux-libre Technoethical TET-N300 Wireless USB Adapter for GNU/Linux-libre Technoethical TET-N300HGA High Gain Antennas Wireless USB Adapter for GNU/Linux-libre Technoethical TET-N300DB Dual Band Wireless miniPCIe Card for GNU/Linux-libre Technoethical TET-N450DB Dual Band Wireless miniPCIe Card for GNU/Linux-libre Technoethical TET-BT4 Nano Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter for GNU/Linux-libre Technoethical TET-X200 Laptop with Libreboot and GNU/Linux-libre Technoethical TET-X200T Tablet with Libreboot and GNU/Linux-libre Technoethical TET-X200s Laptop with Libreboot and GNU/Linux-libre Technoethical TET-T400 Laptop with Libreboot and GNU/Linux-libre Technoethical TET-T400s Laptop with Libreboot and GNU/Linux-libre Technoethical TET-T500 Laptop with Libreboot and GNU/Linux-libre Technoethical TET-D16 Server Mainboard with Libreboot Technoethical TET-X200DOCK Docking station for Technoethical X200, X200s & X200T Technoethical TET-T400DOCK Docking station for Technoethical T400 & T500 Vikings USB Stereo Sound Adapter [discontinued] Vikings USB Stereo Sound Adapter Vikings ASUS KGPE D16 Server/Workstation-grade x86 Mainboard Vikings X200 Laptop Minifree Libreboot T400 Laptop Aleph Objects LulzBot TAZ 6 3D Printer Aleph Objects LulzBot Mini 3D Printer ThinkPenguin TPE-R1100 Wireless-N Mini VPN Router ThinkPenguin TPE-N150USB Wireless N USB Adapter for GNU/Linux ThinkPenguin TPE-N150USBL Wireless N USB Adapter /w External Antenna for GNU / Linux Technoethical TET-N150 Mini Wireless USB Adapter for GNU/Linux-libre Taurinus X200 Laptop ThinkPenguin TPE-NWIFIROUTER [discontinued] Wireless-N Router Minifree Libreboot X200 [discontinued] Laptop Article source
  17. NordVPN, a popular virtual private network provider, has launched CyberSec, a new security feature as part of the NordVPN 6.4.5.0 client update. CyberSec is a new security component of the official NordVPN client designed to block malware, intrusive advertisement, and other threats. Customers of NordVPN who upgrade the client to the latest version will receive a popup when they run the client after update installation that informs them about the new CyberSec feature. Introducing CyberSec! From now on, NordVPN gives comprehensive protection from intrusive ads, malware, phishing attempts, DDoS attacks and other threats. NordVPN CyberSec CyberSec can best be described as a mechanism to control traffic. It resembles a content blocker but with the difference that it runs on the system level, and not as a browser extension. It is not the first feature of its kind; Private Internet Access' client for instance ships with a similar feature called MACE for some time now. So what does it do? Blocks advertisement -- This part of CyberSec blocks known advertisement sources from being loaded. Defends against malware -- It blocks known malware domains by using a blacklist approach. Blocks botnet abuse -- Promises to prevent that devices are used for DDoS attacks, even if they are already infected. NordVPN users can toggle the status of the feature in the client interface under Settings > General. It is listed as the first option on the general settings page and highlighted with a new tag right now on top of that. All you need to do to enable or disable it is to click on the slider next to it. The feature works automatically when you enable it, and all applications that you run on your system benefit from its functionality. Closing Words CyberSec looks on first glance like a great feature; it blocks advertisement and malicious content after all automatically on a system wide level. The feature suffers from the same usability issue however that Private Internet Access' MACE feature suffers from: lack of control. While you can enable and disable the feature, you have no say in what gets blocked and what does not get blocked. If there is a false positive, there is nothing you can do about it other than turn off CyberSec to access the resource. There is no whitelisting for sites that you value and trust, so that advertisement is displayed, and no option to check the blocklists to verify what gets blocked and what does not get blocked. Additionally, there is also no option to put resources on the blocklist to block them permanently when you are connected to NordVPN. So, should you enable CyberSec then if you are a NordVPN customer? It depends. The hands-free approach has its advantages, as anyone may use it without knowing anything about blocking content on the Internet. The downside is the lack of control, especially no option to verify what gets blocked, or add or remove resources from the blocklists. A better approach would be in my opinion to separate the protective options, e.g. let users decide if they want to block malware, ads or DDoS abuse separately, and provide control and whitelisting / blacklisting functionality on top of that. Article source Introducing CyberSec: New Security Upgrade From NordVPN
  18. The first version of Windows 10 will no longer receive monthly quality updates. Microsoft will prompt you to review your privacy settings if you have not installed the Windows 10 Creators Update, the company said on Friday (29 June). You may choose to postpone to review your privacy settings up to five times. After that, you should see a prompt for confirmation of your privacy settings. However, this process is not lengthy and takes only a few moments. Your privacy settings would be saved and you would be notified before the Creators Update starts, John Cable, director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery, said in a blog post. Microsoft advises consumers to install the latest version of the update. To check if your system is up to date, head over to Windows Security and scroll down and click "Verify you're updated". Windows will notify if you need to update your device to the Creators Update. A reminder for those who are running on the first version of Windows 10, which is at the end-of-service. You will no longer receive the monthly quality updates that contain protection from security threats. To remain secure, consumers should update the latest feature update. You will receive a notification if your device needs to be updated to the latest feature update. "Your privacy and security are important to us. We will continue to evolve our approach in providing a great Windows experience," said Cable. Article source
  19. Last summer, France's data protection commissioner, CNIL, criticized Microsoft for collecting an excessive amount of user data on Windows 10 PCs, and publicly ordered the company to "comply with the law within a period of three months." Today, CNIL issued a public statement, saying that it is satisfied with Microsoft's efforts to address those criticisms in accordance with the country's 'computing and freedoms' laws, and has ended its "procedure of formal notice" against the company. The data protection watchdog said that Microsoft "has reduced by almost half the volume of data collected under the "basic level" of its telemetry service", and that it now limits its collection of data to the bare minimums required "to maintain the system and applications in good working order and to ensure users safety." Earlier this year, Microsoft introduced a range of privacy changes to improve the transparency of its data collection on Windows 10, and to give users greater control over the amount and types of data that they're willing to share with the company. These changes included a new online privacy dashboard, and a revised Windows 10 setup experience with clearer explanations of its data collection practices. CNIL also highlighted other improvements that Microsoft has made to address its concerns. It said that Microsoft has: inserted references to information in line with article 32 of the "computing and freedom" law; completed applications with the CNIL for its treatments of combating fraud; joined the Privacy Shield to govern international transfers of personal data; put an end to the deposit of cookies without prior collection of the consent of users for many of its Windows 10 web sites, and is committed to do for all before September 30, 2017. While CNIL considers the matter resolved, Microsoft's data collection activities in Windows 10 apparently remain under the scrutiny of the Article 29 Working Party, a group formed of representatives from data and privacy regulators in each of the European Union's member states. That group raised fresh concerns about Windows 10 data collection in February, saying that Microsoft "should clearly explain what kinds of personal data are processed for what purposes. Without such information, consent cannot be informed, and therefore, not valid." Source: CNIL via TechRepublic Article source
  20. protonvpn

    Proton VPN 1.0.3 Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail earlier announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 14 countries Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Singapore - New Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Standard Servers All of our servers are dedicated to ProtonVPN and feature high bandwidth connections Secure Core Servers Secure Core Servers add an additional layer of protection against VPN endpoint compromise. Learn More More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup Login: https://account.protonvpn.com/login/ Pricing: https://protonvpn.com/pricing VPN Servers: https://protonvpn.com/vpn-servers Security: https://protonvpn.com/secure-vpn VPN Threat Model: https://protonvpn.com/blog/threat-model/ Transparency Report: https://protonvpn.com/blog/transparency-report/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ We are open for registration. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN/ We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.3.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/ More Info - Articles & Reviews: Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches
  21. ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches ProtonVPN, a VPN service by the makers of the privacy focused ProtonMail email service, is out of beta testing and now available to the public. The creators of the Swiss-based VPN service promise the same level of trust, transparency, and communication that has been fundamental to the success of ProtonMail. ProtonVPN ships with four subscription plans, of which the first is entirely free. It is limited in regards to speed, devices that you may run it on simultaneously, and the number of countries you can connect to. It is not limited in terms of bandwidth however. The first paid plan, ProtonVPN Basic, is available for 4€ per month. It lets you connect to all servers, supports connections on two devices at the same time, and offers high speed. ProtonVPN has three speed tiers right now. Low for free accounts, high for basic accounts, and highest for the Plus and Visionary subscription. The two remaining plans, ProtonVPN Plus and Visionary, for €8 and €24 offer the highest speed, five or ten devices that you may connect from simultaneously, as well as extra features such as Plus servers reserved to these plans, Secure Core which adds extra protection against VPN compromise by routing through the Secure Core Network of ProtonVPN, and Tor Server support to send all traffic through Tor with a single click. The Visionary plan on top of that includes a ProtonMail email account on top of all that. Free users get an option to join a 7 day free trial of ProtonVPN Plus. Secure Core is an interesting option, as it routes traffic through multiple servers before it leaves the ProtonVPN network. This means that anyone monitoring the exit server won't be able to detect the IP address of ProtonVNP users, nor match browser activity to that IP address. Secure servers are located in Switzerland, Iceland and Sweden only. ProtonVPN encrypts all traffic with AES-256, uses 2048-bit RSA key exchange, and HMAC with SHA256 for message authentication. Other security related features that are supported include Forward Secrecy, use of OpenVPN and IKEv2 protocols only, a strict no logging policy, DNS leak prevention, and Kill switch support. ProtonVPN supports P2P traffic on top of that. ProtonVPN comes with clients for Android and iOS, Windows, Linux and Mac. Users of the service may also configure OpenVPN by downloading OpenVPN configuration files. ProtonVPN Windows client The ProtonVPN Windows client installs without issues. You need to supply your account credentials to start using it. It displays the current connection status, and the available locations you can connect to. Once you have established a connection with a click on a country, or one of the available servers, you see additional information in the interface. This includes the connected server, IP address, up and download speed, server load, a world map with information on the server location, and session information. As far as options are concerned: you can enable the VPN Kill Switch in the options, change the default protocol from UDP to TCP, and configure auto connect options. Another interesting feature of the ProtonVNP client for Windows is support for profiles. You can create profiles, and use these profiles to connect to specific servers quickly. This includes, connecting to the fastest available server of a country. Verdict ProtonVPN is one of the best, if not the best free VPN options right now, hands down. Since you are not limited in terms of bandwidth, you can use the free account all day and night long. That's good enough for all web browsing and low speed activities that you can run on your system. You should not expect to get enough bandwidth out of the free plan to stream in 4K or download very large files quickly, but that is to be expected of a free service. It remains to be seen how well the network will handle the onrush of new users who will certainly flock to the service now that it is out of beta and available to the public. ProtonVPN Plus and Visionary seem pricey, especially when compared to services that charge less for a lifetime subscription than ProtonVPN does for six months. Still, the extra privacy and security options are one of the best options that you have when it comes to maximum privacy on the Internet. Now You: Have you tried ProtonVPN? What's your take on the service? Source
  22. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship World’s largest secure email service has launched ProtonVPN for free to protect consumers against mass surveillance, censorship, and other online security threats. June 20th, 2017 Geneva, Switzerland ProtonMail, the world’s largest encrypted email provider, is announcing today the immediate worldwide release of ProtonVPN, an innovative new VPN service built in response to increasing online surveillance and threats to net neutrality. This is the first new product developed by Swiss security firm Proton Technologies AG since the introduction of ProtonMail 3 years ago. Since ProtonMail was first launched in May 2014 by a group of scientists who met at CERN and MIT, the service has become the preferred email provider for millions of people around the world. Users include businesses, individuals, activists and journalists drawn to the service’s strong end-to-end encryption, ease-of-use, and open source software. The team that created ProtonMail was motivated to create ProtonVPN to combat increased threats to online freedom. In the past six months alone, these threats have included the repeal of Obama-era rules designed to protect consumer internet browsing history, calls by Prime Minister Theresa May for increased online surveillance, and the recent attempts by the US FCC to dismantle net neutrality. This is not to mention the over 1.5 billion people around the world who live with censored Internet. “In the past year, we have seen more and more challenges against Internet freedom,” says ProtonMail Co-Founder Dr. Andy Yen, “now more than ever, we need robust tools for defending privacy, security, and freedom online.” A VPN (Virtual Private Network) allows users to browse the web without being tracked, bypass online censorship blocks, and also increases security by passing all internet traffic through a strongly encrypted tunnel. In order to make this technology more accessible, the Company will also provide a free version of the service. “The best way to ensure that encryption and privacy rights are not encroached upon is to get the tools into the hands of the public as soon as possible and widely distributing them,” says Yen, “This is why, as with ProtonMail, we’re committed to making a free version of ProtonVPN available to the world.” While VPNs have existed for many years, ProtonVPN draws upon the Company’s extensive security experience and introduces several important security innovations. ProtonVPN features a Secure Core architecture which routes traffic through multiple encrypted tunnels in multiple countries to better defend against network based attacks, and also features seamless integration with the Tor anonymity network. ProtonVPN operates under Swiss jurisdiction and is protected by some of the world’s strongest privacy laws. ProtonVPN also stands out for its transparency as it is perhaps the only VPN service on the market today that is developed by a team that is publicly known, with strong security and privacy credentials. “Strong encryption and privacy are a social and economic necessity. Not only does this technology protect activists and dissidents, it is also key to securing the world’s digital infrastructure,” says Yen, “Encrypted communications is the future and with ProtonVPN, we’re committed to making online privacy a reality again for all Internet users.” About Proton Technologies AG Proton Technologies AG is a security company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, near CERN where the founders met in 2013. We are researchers, scientists, and engineers brought together by a shared vision of protecting civil liberties, working to advance Internet security and privacy. Proton Technologies is a uniquely community-driven company. Initial funding came from an online crowdfunding campaign that raised $550,000 and set a record for a software technology project. Today, the innovative technologies that we are developing, such as ProtonMail and ProtonVPN, are used by millions of people around the world. For more information, please visit: Media Inquiries: [email protected] ProtonVPN Admin We are the scientists, engineers, and developers who build ProtonMail, the world's largest encrypted email service. We're now building ProtonVPN also to ensure that everybody can have access to free and secure internet. Source
  23. Proton VPN 1.0.1 + 1.0.2 Final Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail earlier announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 14 countries Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Singapore - New Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Standard Servers All of our servers are dedicated to ProtonVPN and feature high bandwidth connections Secure Core Servers Secure Core Servers add an additional layer of protection against VPN endpoint compromise. Learn More More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup Login: https://account.protonvpn.com/login/ Pricing: https://protonvpn.com/pricing VPN Servers: https://protonvpn.com/vpn-servers Security: https://protonvpn.com/secure-vpn VPN Threat Model: https://protonvpn.com/blog/threat-model/ Transparency Report: https://protonvpn.com/blog/transparency-report/ About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ We are open for registration. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN/ We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.1.exe Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.2.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/ More Info - Articles & Reviews: Three years ago we launched ProtonMail. Today, we’re launching ProtonVPN. Encrypted email provider ProtonMail launches free VPN service to counter increasing online censorship ProtonVPN Swiss-Based VPN Launches
  24. Proton VPN 1.0.0 Beta/RC Overview: ProtonVPN is designed from the ground up with a special emphasis on security and privacy, and features a number of innovations that we have made to harden VPN against compromises. ProtonVPN will eventually feature free and premium versions containing different features. For the beta period, you will be able to test the full-fledged premium version of ProtonVPN for free. Layers of Protection: Limitation / blocking access to the data / application Isolation and create a separate database / application Backup / important data Detecting and deleting viruses / malware. Proton Mail announced beta VPN service for PLUS proton mail users. At this moment, Proton VPN offers 13 countries with 4/IP Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Iceland Japan Netherlands Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States More Info: Official Product Homepage / Detailed Features: https://protonvpn.com/home Official Website: https://protonvpn.com/ Register/Signup: https://account.protonvpn.com/signup About Us: https://protonvpn.com/about Blog: https://protonvpn.com/blog/ ProtonVPN is still a work in progress, and we will be releasing more details over the next couple months about what makes ProtonVPN different. You can follow ProtonVPN on social media to get the latest news and updates: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProtonVPN Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtonVPN We would love to hear your feedback on the beta and what we can do to improve ProtonVPN. In addition to the links above, you can also send your suggestions to [email protected] If you run into trouble with ProtonVPN, or have questions, you can search for answers or contact us via the ProtonVPN support site: https://protonvpn.com/support/ Screenshots: Downloads: Stability Advisory: This is a "beta/RC" software release which contains known bugs. The stable release date is 20 June 2017. Download: https://protonvpn.com/download/ Windows Client: https://protonvpn.com/download/ProtonVPN_win_v1.0.0.exe Clients for macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS are still under development, but it is still possible to use ProtonVPN with these operating systems using third-party OpenVPN clients. Setup guides can be found here: MacOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/mac-vpn-setup/ Linux: https://protonvpn.com/support/linux-vpn-setup/ Android: https://protonvpn.com/support/android-vpn-setup/ iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/ios-vpn-setup/ VPN Servers and Country Code for Linux, Mac, Android and iOS: https://protonvpn.com/support/vpn-servers/
  25. Windows 10 is infamous for having snooping baked in, but one government stood up for user privacy. Oh, the irony! Because Windows doesn’t make much money for Microsoft these days, the company decided, beginning in Windows 10, that snooping on users à la Google and Facebook could be profitable. But one country said enough was enough. It would stand up for its users’ “privacy.” That country? The People’s Republic of China. Cough. Didn’t see that one coming, did you? Well, I say “privacy” because China is infamous for tracking its computer users and censoring the internet with the Great Firewall of China. But just because the powers that be in Beijing want to know every move their citizens make doesn’t mean they want Microsoft joining in on the spying. So China gave Microsoft a choice: Rip out its snoopware, or forget about selling Windows 10 to government or enterprise customers. Microsoft, never known for turning down a dollar or a yuan, caved. Beginning a year ago, Microsoft started developing a Chinese government-approved version of Windows 10 in partnership with the Chinese technology and defense company China Electronics Technology Group Corp (CETC). On May 23, Windows 10 China Government Edition was released. This version complies with Chinese governmental privacy and security standards. As Orangutan Capital noted, “this version strips telemetry and data collection from Windows; thus, in a bit of irony, the Chinese Government-mandated edition is the only version of Windows since XP (or Windows 7 before updates/patches) that respects the privacy rights of its users and is not, as of today, a data-collection machine.” This is hilarious. Well, in a dark, hideously unfunny way. Microsoft has gone along with this because, while China has a huge number of Windows users, Microsoft makes barely a dime from them. Software piracy runs rampant in China. Of course, just because Microsoft isn’t snooping doesn’t mean China hasn’t had Microsoft build in the government’s own spyware. When Microsoft talks up the changes it made in the China Government Edition to satisfy Beijing, it begs the question: Why wouldn’t everyone want what China is getting? Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s executive vice president of Windows and devices, blogged, “The Windows 10 China Government Edition is based on Windows 10 Enterprise Edition, which already includes many of the security, identity, deployment, and manageability features governments and enterprises need. The China Government Edition will use these manageability features to remove features that are not needed by Chinese government employees like OneDrive, to manage all telemetry and updates, and to enable the government to use its own encryption algorithms within its computer systems.” Meanwhile, back in the United States, Microsoft has kind of, sort of kept its promise to make Windows 10 Creators Update a bit more private. Really, though, all it has done is to make its privacy settings on the PC a trifle more helpful and transparent. If you really want a private desktop operating system, Linux remains your only real choice. If you’re hoping the U.S. government might stand up for user privacy, I can only take it you haven’t seen how President Trump and his confederates are destroying net neutrality and internet privacy at the same time. These are the same people who want to let your ISPs watch your every move on the internet. Of course, you could try to get a copy of Windows 10 China Government Edition. That way you’d only need to worry about China instead of Microsoft riding with you as you do your daily work. Decisions, decisions! Article source