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  1. Should I leave my iPhone VPN app on at all times? Yes and no - let us explain (Image credit: nikkimeel / Shutterstock.com) Having a VPN on your iPhone is a great way to ensure your device is more secure when using public networks, keeping your identity hidden and your private data private. Additionally, VPNs give you more choice over the websites and content you can access online - despite where you happen to be in the world. But one question that comes up a lot is whether, once installed, you should leave your iPhone VPN app on at all times. VPN apps make your iPhone more secure There are many reasons why it’s a good idea to use a VPN app on your iPhone - especially when it comes to security. If you regularly use public Wi-Fi networks, some aren’t encrypted and could allow hackers to access your personal data. By having your VPN active in the background, it will encrypt your data and make sure it’s always protected while you use public networks. While iPhones are generally regarded as secure, that’s not to say they’ll always protect your privacy. In fact, research has shown that many iOS developers ignore Apple’s strict security roles and don’t add end-to-end encryption to their apps, while Apple has been known to give developers access to user data. VPNs add end-to-end encryption, so turning them off would make your iPhone more vulnerable. What else do iPhone VPN apps do? We spend a lot of our time online, from searching the web to chatting on social media. But what you may not realise is that as you travel the web, your internet service provider can track everything - and even sell your data to advertisers. An active mobile VPN will encrypt your internet traffic and IP address around the clock, meaning you don’t have to worry about privacy issues. If you use a VPN service to access content that isn’t available in your region, we’d recommend keeping it turned on. Once you deactivate it, the content provider will be able to see that you’ve changed IP addresses and know you’ve been using a VPN service. As a result, they could ban you from accessing their platform as it's often a direct breach of their terms of service. (Image credit: OpturaDesign / Shutterstock.com) People use their iPhones for making transactions online daily, whether it’s ordering the weekly food shop, buying a new pair of trainers on eBay or doing online banking. If that’s the case, you should definitely use a VPN and keep it turned on. It'll encrypt personal information such as credit card details and clamp down on fraud - those encrypted tunnels they utilise are perfect for keeping your private data out of the hands of hackers. Another reason to leave your VPN on is that it can stop bandwidth throttling. This is when internet service providers intentionally slow down your internet connection to control online traffic. However, by using a VPN and ensuring it’s always active, your ISP won’t be able to see your IP address and throttle it. But leaving it on all the time? However, you’ll need to make a few compromises when constantly using a VPN. First of all, there’s often a problem with speed. Because VPNs reroute your internet traffic to another server, this can result in time delays. So if you intend on gaming, downloading a long film or transferring large files, it’s probably best to turn your VPN off - as long as you're on a secured source of Wi-Fi, of course. Keeping your VPN switched on may also affect battery life, especially if you spend a lot of time surfing the web, streaming and playing games on your iPhone. It’ll constantly be working in the background, which means you’ll likely see your battery percentage drop throughout the day. For any iPhone user who spends a lot of time on their device, leaving a VPN app on at all times makes a lot of sense. It’ll allow you to protect your personal data and ensure hackers can’t compromise your device around the clock while allowing you to do even more with your iPhone VPN. But just be wary that this may affect battery life and overall internet speed. Should I leave my iPhone VPN app on at all times?
  2. 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 ! :)
  3. Every week bemused BitTorrent users post online wondering why they have received copyright notices from their ISPs or, worse still, notification of a pending lawsuit. The obvious reason is that they downloaded some pirated content but there are several more, mostly the result of belief in urban myths or misunderstandings of how BitTorrent works. Once upon a time, most BitTorrent users could download whatever they liked with relative impunity. Movies, TV shows, music, games and software could mostly be obtained trouble-free but more than 15 years on, the game has changed significantly. Copyright holders and their anti-piracy partners are highly-organized and Internet service providers in some countries, notably the United States, are keener than ever to forward complaints to lessen their own liability. Yet despite the thousands of articles that have been written on the topic of DMCA notices, ISP account suspensions, and even lawsuits, BitTorrent users still hit the web every week to complain that even in the face of all of their efforts, they are now facing varying degrees of legal trouble. Here are the top reasons, misconceptions, and urban myths that lead to people getting into a fix. Download and Sharing Copyrighted Content Sherlock Holmes shouldn’t be needed to highlight why people who download and share pirated content can get themselves into legal hot water. In most countries that care to enforce copyright, the duplication and distribution of pirated content is illegal and punishable under law, whether in civil or in extreme cases, criminal procedures. Sharing any kind of copyrighted content without the protection offered by a VPN or similar tool, for example, always carries an element of risk. For instance, people think that by downloading older content, such as decades-old films or less popular material, they can completely avoid being tracked by copyright holders. That is not the case. In summary, the only cast-iron guaranteed way to avoid being sent an infringement notice or potentially being subjected to a lawsuit is not to share any copyrighted content at all. Some people may argue that their country doesn’t care about such matters and to those there is a simple response: Maybe today they don’t. Can People Avoid Getting a Notice By Not Seeding or Not Uploading? In a word – NO. Most copyright holders and anti-piracy companies could care less whether BitTorrent users downloaded or uploaded part of a film or all of it. There might be implications in a copyright lawsuit if someone was observed seeding a torrent for a very long time but simply being part of a sharing swarm is enough for anyone to get a copyright infringement notice and/or a ‘strike’ from their ISP in the United States. Equally, there is a persistent belief among some that people who set their upload speed to zero won’t get a copyright notice or even find themselves on the end of a lawsuit. That is completely false. While some are more thorough, there are plenty of companies that will detect a BitTorrent user’s IP address in a swarm (this information is public) and then accuse them of copyright infringement just for being there. This also applies to people who may have gotten halfway through downloading a movie, for example, and then backed out. Many notice senders and copyright trolls do not care how much people downloaded or whether they backed out or not. Some people also claim that since they didn’t upload anything the copyright holder has a weaker case but these are not matters that the ISP notification system cares about. Those targeted may also believe that they could stand up in court and argue that they didn’t distribute anything but, at this point, the defense process will have already cost plenty of time and money. In short and broadly speaking, if a case ends up in court any ordinary Joe who values their time and money has already lost. People do win cases but instances are few and far between. But I Subscribe to a VPN and Still Got a Notice. Why? Using a VPN is all well and good when the user understands how they work, sets them up properly, and remains cautious about their limitations. However, in some cases all of these conditions are overlooked, which can again lead to ISP notifications and even lawsuits. All good VPN providers will supply accurate instructions on how to get their tools up and running but one of the most common blunders is to misunderstand the capabilities of the main products they supply. While those who obtain and correctly set up a good whole-system VPN should have few problems, there are plenty of cases reported online where people wrongly believed that using a browser-based VPN would protect their BitTorrent transfers. While it is common for some BitTorrent clients/systems to have web interfaces these days, the transfers themselves do not take place through a browser. They use an entirely different process that must be protected in its own right or globally on the host system. In short, no browser plug-in will anonymize downloading and/or uploading with BitTorrent. I had my VPN Set Up Correctly System-Wide and Still Got a Notice. Why? Like anything on a computer, VPNs aren’t completely fool-proof unless additional precautions are taken. For any number of reasons a VPN connection can temporarily fail, including but not limited to the underlying Internet connection itself dropping and causing a reconnection. For this reason, some VPN providers provide a ‘kill switch’ function, which prevents Internet connectivity when a problem occurs. If this is not enabled, users can find their real IP addresses exposed to a BitTorrent swarm and people trying to monitor them. Another basic failure is more simply prevented. Some people configure their torrent client to start when their machine boots up. If for any reason their VPN is not activated before this happens, their IP addresses will be exposed in public. While there are a number of possible workarounds, a simple option is to disable the torrent client’s autostart feature and only launch the software once a VPN connection is established. Finally, not all VPN providers are no-log services so by choosing the wrong supplier, anonymity can be undermined. I Enabled the Encryption Option in My Torrent Client and Still Got a Notice, Why? Most major torrent clients do indeed have an encryption option hidden away in their settings and there’s no shortage of reports online from people who have still received a notice after enabling this option. The reason is that this encryption is only aimed at hindering ISPs from identifying BitTorrent traffic so they have more difficulty slowing it down. Client encryption offers no protection whatsoever on the anonymity front and those using it will still have their IP addresses exposed. Conclusion There are many people out there who claim to have used torrents for years, downloaded and shared terabytes of data, yet have never received a complaint or been on the sharp end of a lawsuit. Just as many people drive around above the speed limit most days of their lives without getting a ticket, that is entirely possible. However, in common with speeding drivers, those who take extra risks or don’t exercise caution are putting themselves in danger of falling foul of those who would like to punish them. As a result, always staying below the limit or never sharing any copyrighted material online are the only guaranteed solutions for not getting a fine or, if people are lucky, getting off with a warning. Everything else requires work, additional tools, and/or the acceptance of risk and the attached consequences. Source
  4. Watch out - this VPN might be trying to steal your money Hackers use fake VPn messages to target remote workers (Image credit: Shutterstock / Ico Maker) Office 365 customers are being targeted by a phishing campaign that uses fake VPN update messages to steal login details. Security experts have flagged that the campaign looks to impersonate legitimate messages telling remote workers that they need to update their VPN configuration while working from home. The phishing emails used in the campaign are made to look as if they come from an organization's IT support department in an effort to lure employees into opening them. According to the email security firm Abnormal Security, so far 15,000 targets have received these convincing phishing emails. VPN usage has soared with more employees working from home than ever before as a result of the pandemic which is why this and other recent phishing campaigns have been so effective. Employees rely on VPNs as a means to connect to their company servers and access sensitive data while working remotely. Office 365 credentials The attackers behind this campaign have gone to great lengths to make not only their phishing emails but also their phishing landing pages more convincing. For starters, the attackers are spoofing the sender email address in their phishing emails to match the domain of targets' organizations. The VPN configs sent in these emails actually take users to a phishing landing page that accurately impersonates Microsoft's Office 365 login page. This fake login page is also hosted on a domain owned by Microsoft. By abusing the Azure Blob Storage platform, the attackers have made it so their landing page has a valid Microsoft certificate that displays the secure padlock since they are using a web.core.windows.net wildcard SSL certificate. Most users would see that the certificate was issued by Microsoft and not even think twice about entering their Office 365 credentials. In a blog post, Abnormal Security warned that this campaign is widespread and that numerous versions of this attack have been spotted in the wild, saying: “Numerous versions of this attack have been seen across different clients, from different sender emails and originating from different IP addresses. However, the same payload link was employed by all of these attacks, implying that these were sent by a single attacker that controls the phishing website.” To avoid falling victim this campaign, users should only enter their Office 365 credentials on official login pages hosted by Microsoft on its microsoft.com, live.com or outlook.com domains. Watch out - this VPN might be trying to steal your money
  5. 5 handy things iPhone VPN apps can do Avoid those geo-blocks, save cash and much more besides (Image credit: Future) You’ve no doubt heard of virtual private networks (VPNs), but may not know what they actually are and how handy they can be - especially where your iPhone is concerned. Whether it’s curbing location blocks to watch the latest Netflix shows not available in your part of the world, getting access to better deals or simply improving your smartphone's security, here are just a sample of the useful things you can do with iPhone VPN apps. 1. Get around geo-blocks One of the best things about VPNs is that they allow you to work around geo-restrictions. So if you want to watch a Netflix show or access a website and find out it’s not available in your region, VPNs can help give you full access. They work by 'spoofing' your IP address so that the content provider effectively thinks you're somewhere else in the world altogether. So if you know there's a show on US Netflix you want to binge on, but you're north of the border or in another country altogether that doesn't have it in their catalogue, turning on your Netflix VPN will convince your iPhone that it's back in the US - letting you watch as if you were back on your sofa. The same goes for Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer and pretty much every other streaming service you can think of. What’s more, having a VPN on your iPhone will also enable you to curb geo-blocks if you visit a country like China or Russia that has strict censorship laws. In many parts of the world, popular websites and apps (such as Facebook and YouTube) are blocked and can’t be accessed unless you’re able to conceal your IP address. ExpressVPN, in particular, boasts custom traffic obfuscation to improve connectivity in these countries - so no surprise that it tops our charts for the best China VPN. 2. Secure public Wi-Fi Many of us use public Wi-Fi networks, although what you may not realise is that they’re often insecure and can potentially allow hackers to compromise your device. But VPNs will encrypt your internet data, mitigating threats from cyber criminals. Lots of mobile VPN apps, including those from NordVPN and IPVanish, actually come with auto-connect features that automatically kick in when they find an untrusted connection. While Apple’s iPhones have typically been praised for being secure, that doesn’t mean they’re safe from all threats and the App Store isn't immune from being struck with apps riddled with malware. Downloading a VPN app on your iPhone will give you another layer of protection. 3. Improve your download speeds While some VPNs have been criticized for slowing down your connection, those with fast servers can actually improve the performance of your device - we've seen it with our own eyes during our testing. In fact, when we tested the IPVanish app for iPhone, we saw improved download speeds of 15% over long distances! For shorter distances, results were faster again. A lot of VPNs also offer the ability to stop bandwidth throttling (when your ISP purposely slows down your connection), giving you a smooth browsing experience. 4. Get an improved gaming experience If you use your iPhone for playing games, then downloading a VPN app is a good shout. The best gaming VPNs can ensure a smooth gaming experience by automatically connecting to faster servers, provide access to games wherever you are in the world, ensure that DDoS attacks don’t knock you offline when you’re in the middle of a game, get around geo-restrictions that may affect multiplayer games and encrypt your data. And remember, if you're a big gamer on desktop as well, most VPN providers allow you to use your subscription on five devices or more. While Surfshark goes even further by letting you use one account for unlimited gadgets. 5. Get things cheaper Ever been frustrated to find out that a really attractive deal isn’t available in your country - maybe it's cheaper to purchase software, a game or even holidays in other regions. As VPN apps enable you to alter your location, you can often save money when shopping for online goods, flight tickets and hotels and get the best deals possible. These apps effectively give you more choice. It’s easy to think of VPNs as something only relevant to tech geeks. However, the reality is that they’re incredibly useful for anyone using connected devices. If you’re an iPhone user who wants to ensure maximum security and be in control of what you can assess online, then an iPhone VPN is the way to go. 5 handy things iPhone VPN apps can do
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  9. The VPN industry has exploded over the past few years. Fuelled by a greater awareness of online security, a desire to watch geo-restricted content, and yes, piracy, more people are hiding their online identities than ever. But did you know that many VPN providers are owned by the same few companies? A report from The Best VPN, shared exclusively with TNW, looks at five companies in particular — Avast, AnchorFree, StackPath, Gaditek and Kape Technologies. It found that over the past few years, these companies have acquired a total of 19 smaller players in the VPN space, including HideMyAss and CyberGhost VPN. AnchorFree The company with the most brands under its belt is AnchorFree. That’s not surprising since it’s the only firm on our list founded primarily to serve the VPN market. While the other three companies on the list own well-known and established VPN products, they also have a lot of other interests, particularly when it comes to information security services and products. The Best VPN was able to draw links between AnchorFree and seven smaller VPN brands. These include Hotspot Shield, Betternet, TouchVPN, VPN in Touch, Hexatech, VPN 360, and JustVPN. The report notes that AnchorFree isn’t consistently transparent when it comes to telling consumers what brands it owns. While some products carry the AnchorFree logo clearly (like Hotspot Shield), others require you to dig deep into the site’s terms-and-condition to find out who owns what StackPath The next company on the list is StackPath. The Best VPN describes it as a “huge cyber-security company,” and that’s accurate. The firm has raised over $180 million, with revenues of more than $157 million in 2017. Driving this success is a Batman’s utility-belt’s worth of sub-brands and products. These include several VPN brands (like IPVanish, StrongVPN, Encrypt.me), as well as CDN, cloud computing, and information security products. StackPath also provides the infrastructure required to launch a VPN service to other brands, thanks to its WLVPN service. This powers Pornhub’s VPN offering (predictably called VPNHub), as well as Namecheap VPN. Avast Avast is a Czech cybersecurity firm best known for its free antivirus software. Over the years, the company has quietly carved itself out a respectable position within the competitive VPN market. It owns three brands: HideMyAss, Avast Secureline VPN, AVG Secure VPN, and Zen VPN. It’s interesting to note that Avast got its hands on two of these products — namely HideMyAss and AVG Secure VPN — through its $1.3 billion acquisition of AVG Software in 2016. Kape and Gaditek With only two VPN brands apiece, Kape and Gaditek are the smallest companies on this list, but they couldn’t be any more different. Kape is primarily an investment vehicle focusing on the tech sector, and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Gaditek, on the other hand, is a sprightly Pakistani startup based in the bustling city of Karachi. The jewel in Kape’s crown is Romania’s CyberGhost VPN, which it acquired for €9.2 million (roughly $9.7 million) in March, 2017. The following year, it bought another top-tier VPN provider, ZenMate. ZenMate claims more than 40 million users. Gaditek, on the other hand, focuses on the budget end of the market. It owns PureVPN and Ivacy, both of which offer ultra-affordable plans. Does this matter? There’s nothing wrong, or even especially inappropriate, about a larger player acquiring smaller rivals. Just look at Google, a company that has acquired more than 200 companies over its 20 year life. Acquisitions are the heart and soul of the technology business. But that doesn’t explain why the VPN market is so fragmented, with hardly any brands absorbed into their larger owners. Liviu Arsene, Senior E-threat analyst at Bitdefender, suggests that this merely reinforces the sense of privacy that’s vital for the success of a VPN product. Arsene also argued that allowing VPN providers to retain their independence after an acquisition could allow them to remain agile and innovative. “Large VPN providers that operate a single large-scale infrastructure have a harder time integrating new privacy-driven technologies because of compatibility, integration, and deployment issues,” he said. “The VPN industry is all about having as many servers around the world as possible, in order to ensure both availability and coverage for their customers. Acquiring smaller VPN companies and allowing them to operate independently makes sense because these infrastructures need to be agile, flexible, dynamic, and constantly integrating new privacy-drive technologies in order to allow for more privacy for their clients,” Arsene added. This argument was echoed by a representative from Hide.me, who also suggested that having separate providers allows larger VPN conglomerates to target all segments of the market. “It is more profitable to obtain users through the acquisition of smaller VPN providers than to obtain those users by using standard marketing channels. Once they have that access, they are using a smaller brand for test runs of different business models without direct harm to the mainstream brand. Usually, acquired smaller VPN providers have another price structure than the main brand, and they can cover a more significant chunk of the market,” they explained. Original post : https://thenextweb.com/tech/2019/01/23/youd-be-surprised-how-many-vpns-are-owned-by-the-same-company/ By: MATTHEW HUGHES
  10. Malwarebytes launches Malwarebytes Privacy VPN service Malwarebytes, best known for the security product that is also called Malwarebytes, unveiled Malwarebytes Privacy on April 23, 2020 officially. Malwarebytes Privacy is a "next-gen VPN" according to the announcement on the company blog that "helps protect your privacy and your personal information when you go online". The company claims that the VPN is "much faster than traditional VPNs", does not slow down devices and uses less battery on portable devices. Malwarebytes states that its VPN service does not collected user logs or Telemetry data and that user data remains private, even from the company itself. As far as basic information is concerned, Malwarebytes Privacy is only available for Windows 7 and newer versions of Windows at the time of writing. Malwarebytes is working on clients for Apple Macintosh, Apple iOS, Google Android, and Chrome devices but did not reveal when it plans to release the clients. Interested users may sign up for €49.99 per year and use the VPN on up to five devices. A trial option is not available at the time of writing and the product page lacks vital information that users interested in the service may need to make a buying decision. Information that is missing includes the number of supported locations and servers, confirmation that bandwidth/traffic is not restricted, details about the technical implementation other than that 256-bit AES encryption is used, and more. The settings provided in the client are bare-bones at the time. You get auto-launch and auto-connection options, but that is it. The program lacks advanced features such as a kill switch, custom DNS settings, additional protections, e.g. blocking of known malware hosts, and others. Closing Words I was not able to test the service because there is no trial option available; Malwarebytes claims that its VPN performs better than competing services needs to be put to the test. Right now, it looks like a hasty release even if tests verify the claims as the client is rather bare-bones and only available for Windows. The company should consider launching a trial option for users interested in the service as some may want to test its performance before they make a buying decision. The price is right there in the middle at the time of writing. It is not the cheapest option but also not the most expensive. Compared to top of the class VPN services, it is lacking in many regards currently. Most obvious is the lacking of clients for mobile devices and other operating systems but there are others, including no option to configure the service without using the client and a lack of options in the clients. Malwarebytes is not the only company that launched a VPN product this year. Cloudflare launched its Warp VPN last year for mobile devices and Mozilla launched Firefox Private Network VPN as well. Source: Malwarebytes launches Malwarebytes Privacy VPN service (gHacks - Martin Brinkmann)
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  14. ExpressVPN is a well-respected virtual private network (VPN) software package. Most users will download this bundle so that they can have the ability to browse the Internet anonymously. This is beneficial due to the fact that no cookies will be stored and that their personal information is likely to remain much safer. This system is supported in multiple different countries and as it is free to download, it may be a welcome alternative to similar paid options. Basic Features and Usability ExpressVPN uses a number of proxy servers located in different parts of the world. More than 87 countries can be accessed through no less than 130 dedicated connections. Another benefit in regards to this package is that unlike some other platforms, the user can switch between proxies an unlimited number of times. This can help to reduce interruptions and adapt for slower connection speeds. No personal information is recorded, so anonymity is guaranteed. Other Benefits This application can work with the iPhone as well as the iPad. We should also note that it supports standard wireless Internet alongside 3G and 4G connection speeds. Additional encryption software (UDP and TCP protocols) is optional and in the event of any questions, an ExpressVPN customer support representative is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Download Link : Site: http://pasted.co Sharecode: /01935085
  15. Cloudflare’s WARP VPN is launching in beta for macOS and Windows It will be available to WARP+ subscribers first Cloudflare’s WARP VPN service began its life last year as a free add-on to the company’s 1.1.1.1 app — which itself is a DNS resolver application that promises faster internet — and was immediately popular. (There were, at one point in time, approximately 2 million people on its waiting list.) Today, the company announced in a blog post that it’s bringing WARP to macOS and Windows in beta. “While we announced the beta of 1.1.1.1 with WARP on April 1, 2019 it took us until late September before we were able to open it up to general availability,” writes Matthew Prince, the company’s CEO. “We don’t expect the wait for macOS and Windows WARP to be nearly as long.” The beta will be available first to WARP+ subscribers — who pay to use Cloudflare’s Argo network, which makes their internet speeds even faster — with invites sent out sometime in the next few weeks. “The WARP client for macOS and Windows relies on the same fast, efficient Wireguard protocol to secure Internet connections and keep them safe from being spied on by your ISP,” Prince writes. “Also, just like WARP on the 1.1.1.1 mobile app, the basic service will be free on macOS and Windows.” Linux support, he says, is coming soon. Source: Cloudflare’s WARP VPN is launching in beta for macOS and Windows (The Verge)
  16. Millions of VPN users at risk of hacking - here's what you need to know After analyzing the top free VPNs available on the Google Play Store, security researchers have discovered that several contain critical vulnerabilities. VPNPro's investigation found that the app SuperVPN Free VPN Client, which has over 100m installs, contains critical vulnerabilities that open users of the app up to man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks. By exploiting these vulnerabilities, a hacker can easily intercept all of the communications between a user and the VPN provider to find out exactly what the user is doing online. Security flaws found in top free VPN Android apps Ethics and VPN: the industry needs to aim higher The hidden truth behind ‘unlimited’ or ‘lifetime’ VPNs According to VPNPro, nearly 105m users who have installed SuperVPN Free VPN Client could be at risk of having their credit card details stolen, their private photos and videos leaked or sold online or their conversations recorded. To make matters worse, of the top free VPN apps analyzed by its security researchers, 10 other apps contained similar vulnerabilities. Free VPN apps Besides SuperVPN Free VPN Client, the other free VPN apps that VPNPro found to have vulnerabilities include TapVPN Free VPN, Best Ultimate VPN – Fastest Secure Unlimited VPN, Korea VPN – Plugin for Open VPN, VPN Unblocker Free unlimited Best Anonymous Secure, Super VPN 2019 USA – Free VPN, Unblock Proxy VPN, Wuma VPN-Pro (Fast & Unlimited & Security), VPN Download: Top, Quick & Unblock Sites, Secure VPN – Fast VPN Free & Unlimited VPN and Power VPN Free VPN. Cybersecurity expert at VPNPro, Jan Youngren explained to 9News that using a free VPN could actually leave users less protected than not using one at all, saying: "(VPN users are) more willing to transmit sensitive information on VPN apps than on other apps. For a VPN app to then be so vulnerable is a betrayal of users' trust and puts them in a worse position than if they hadn't used any VPN at all." VPNPro disclosed these vulnerabilities to the developers of all 10 affected VPN apps back in October in order to give them enough time to fix these issues. However, only one VPN app, Best Ultimate VPN, responded and patched the vulnerabilities. Source
  17. Major vulnerabilities found in top free VPN apps on Google Play store SuperVPN Free VPN Client is one of the most popular free VPN apps you can find on the Google Play store, having gained more than 100 million installs already. But besides being a very popular app, there’s something else you need to know about this free VPN: SuperVPN Free VPN Client is also very dangerous. You see, our analysis shows that this app has critical vulnerabilities that opens it up to dangerous attacks known as man-in-the-middle (MITM) hacks. These vulnerabilities will allow hackers to easily intercept all the communications between the user and the VPN provider, letting the hackers see everything the user is doing. This is actually quite the opposite of what a VPN is supposed to do. A VPN is supposed to keep your online activities private and secure from all snooping eyes. In fact, a VPN is supposed to be so safe that, even if a hacker could intercept these communications, it would take them longer than the age of the universe to even begin to decrypt the data. But that’s not what SuperVPN has done here. The implications here are pretty dire. Based on our research, more than 105 million people could right now be having their credit card details stolen, their private photos and videos leaked or sold online, every single minute of their private conversations recorded and sent to a server in a secret location. They could be browsing a fake, malicious website set up by the hacker and aided by these dangerous VPN apps. But what’s even worse is that this app isn’t alone: of the top VPN apps we analyzed, 10 free VPN apps have similar critical vulnerabilities. If you’ve installed any of these dangerous VPN apps, you should delete them immediately: Vulnerable VPN apps on Google Play Store About this research In order to undertake our analysis, we first developed a proof of concept for creating a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack. We then looked at the top apps in Google Play that were returned when searching for the keyword “vpn” in January 2019. We first attempted our MITM attack on two top-10 VPNs – SuperVPN and Best Ultimate VPN – and then filtered and tested the remaining apps. We disclosed these vulnerabilities to all 10 affected VPN apps in October 2019 and provided them with enough time to fix these issues. Unfortunately, only one of them, Best Ultimate VPN, answered and ultimately patched their app based on the information we provided within this 90-day period. The others did not respond to our queries. We’ve also reported these vulnerabilities to Google, but so far haven’t heard anything back from them yet. Key takeaways 10 of the top free VPN apps in the Google Play store have significant vulnerabilities, affecting nearly 120 million users These vulnerabilities allow hackers to easily intercept user communications, including seeing the visited websites and stealing usernames and passwords, photos, videos, and messages 2 apps use hard-coded cryptographic keys, and 10 apps are missing encryption of sensitive data. 2 of these apps suffer from both vulnerabilities. One app was already identified as malware, but never removed from the Play store, gaining 100 million installs in the meantime. In earlier research, we identified this app for potentially manipulating Google Play in order to rank highly and get more installs 4 of the affected apps are located in Hong Kong, Taiwan or mainland China Some apps have their encryption keys hard-coded within the app. This means that, even if the data is encrypted, hackers can easily decrypt this data with the included keys Because of the vulnerabilities, hackers can easily force users to connect to their own malicious VPN servers Let’s take an in-depth look at one app to show what kind of vulnerabilities we found. SuperVPN putting 100 million users at risk SuperVPN is a highly popular Android VPN that was in position 5 for the “vpn” keyword at the time of our analysis. According to Google Play, the app has been downloaded more than 100 million times (in January 2019 it only had 50 million installs): SuperVPN app installs Just to show you how big of a number that is for any VPN, this is the same number of installs for much more popular apps like Tinder and AliExpress: Tinder app installs AliExpress app installs What we did In our tests, we noticed that SuperVPN connects with multiple hosts, with some communications being sent via unsecured HTTP. This communication contained encrypted data. But after more digging, we found that this communication actually contained the key needed to decrypt the information. What we found After decrypting the data, we found sensitive information about SuperVPN’s server, its certificates, and the credentials that the VPN server needs for authentication. Once we had this information, we replaced the real SuperVPN server data with our own fake server data. Who is behind SuperVPN? SuperVPN and its developer SuperSoftTech have been in our sights before. Our previous research analyzed the few companies secretly behind many VPN products. From that, we know that SuperSoftTech claims to be based in Singapore, but it actually belongs to the independent app publisher Jinrong Zheng, a Chinese national likely based in Beijing. We also discovered that SuperVPN had been called out before in a 2016 Australian research article as being the third-most malware-rigged VPN app. This is only one example of vulnerabilities we found in all 10 apps listed in this article. A reputation for manipulation SuperVPN was discussed before in our earlier research on the potential manipulation tactics the top VPNs were using to seemingly rank higher in Google Play results. In that research, we discovered that the top 10 results for the “vpn” keyword in Google Play were all free VPNs. They were ranking more highly than market leader VPNs, such as NordVPN and ExpressVPN. Our research discovered that these better-ranked apps seemed to be using three easy manipulation techniques to get such high rankings. That means that SuperVPN by SuperSoftTech seems to not only be using manipulation techniques to rank highly in Google Play, but is also dangerously vulnerable. We attempted to contact Mr. Zheng on multiple occasions, but we have not heard back from him. How MITM hackers penetrate VPN apps In order to really understand how critical and dangerous these vulnerabilities are, you have to understand a little of how users normally connect to VPNs. The exact process for VPNs can seem a bit complicated, but the connection is pretty simple. Now, with a hacked VPN connection, there’s a MITM hacker who positioned himself right in the middle of your app and the VPN’s backend server: And this is the dangerous part: by changing the details, he can now force you to connect to his malicious server instead of the real VPN server. While everything will appear to work normally, and you think that you’re being extra safe and secure, you’re actually being seriously exposed. In total, your personal life is exposed, and it’s only limited by the hacker’s imagination what he can do with all that data. What this means for your safety This is a disastrous finding on two levels. In the broader sense, it’s disastrous that any app that participates in user data would have these wide-open vulnerabilities that make it particularly easy for hackers and government agencies to monitor user communications. In a more specific, and more dangerous, sense, it’s disastrous that a VPN would have these vulnerabilities. After all, users are connecting to VPNs in order to increase their privacy and security. For that reason, they’re more willing to transmit sensitive information on VPN apps than on other apps. For a VPN app to then be so vulnerable is a betrayal of users’ trust and puts them in a worse position than if they hadn’t used any VPN at all. However, there could be something larger at play here. When looking at these apps together, there seem to be two essential possibilities: These core vulnerabilities are intentional for these free VPN apps. After all, since a successful MITM attack would allow someone the ability to monitor sensitive user data (or reroute users to fake VPN servers) without the user’s knowledge, that’s a useful tool for any surveillance-hungry organization or nation. On the other hand, we should probably not attribute to malice what can be explained by stupidity – or here, laziness. In simple terms, the app developers here are so focused on getting high amounts of users and stuffing their app with ads, that they placed lower priority on the core security features of their apps. While one possibility may seem worse than another, at some point only the result matters: people using these vulnerable apps are putting their data – and possibly their lives – in danger. Based on that essential fact alone, we highly recommend users avoid these vulnerable VPN apps at all costs. When looking for an effective VPN, we recommend users do their due diligence. Ask yourself the following questions: Do I know this VPN developer or brand? Do they seem trustworthy? Where is the VPN located? Is it in a privacy-friendly country? For mobile apps, what permissions are they requiring? Do they actually need those permissions to function (such as the camera, GPS, microphone)? Free is great – but can you trust this VPN? There are a few commendable free VPNs or VPNs with free options from reputable brands. Taking an active role in filtering out the good VPNs from the bad ones will save users a lot of trouble later on. Source
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    How does a VPN work?

    How does a VPN work? Understanding the ins-and-outs of a Virtual Private NetworkCTION AND CORPORATE VPN In simple terms, a VPN (or Virtual Private Network) offers a secure way to connect to the internet, encrypting the data you send over the connection to protect it, while also giving you better levels of privacy online. VPN technology has been around for years, but there has been a spike in interest over the last few months. This has been fuelled by various factors, including increased concerns about governments monitoring online activities, ISPs potentially reselling user data, and of course those ever-present hackers looking to intercept data for nefarious deeds. So it’s not surprising that many people are turning to a VPN to defend themselves from these looming dangers. An understanding of how a VPN works will assist users in deciding if and when to use this technology, the types of threats it can protect them from, and any limitations therein. Corporate VPN There are two basic types of VPN: corporate and consumer. Corporate VPN, also known as remote access VPN, is a method to allow an off-campus employee to connect to the private corporate intranet in a secure fashion while offsite. Security is maintained via a password, and in some cases via a security token or smartphone app that generates one-time passwords. There are two essential pieces of a corporate VPN. The first is the remote access server (RAS), also called the network access server (NAS, but this term gets confusing as NAS is also an acronym for network attached storage), which is the server that a user connects with over the internet to access the corporate network. The second component is the VPN client software, which establishes the connection to the RAS, and ensures privacy through the encryption process. This technology is useful for offsite workers, or workers on the road who still require access to resources on the private internal network of the business. After the remote worker is authenticated, they are connected to the corporate intranet via an encrypted tunnel; in other words, a private connection gets established over the public internet. Corporate VPN has enabled remote workers to collaborate with their colleagues using services such as desktop sharing. For larger businesses with multiple campus locations, and in turn multiple LANs, an even more robust solution is required. This is site-to-site VPN, which facilitates employees at multiple locations sharing corporate resources by securely connecting geographically separate campuses together. Consumer VPN The second type of VPN is the consumer VPN, which is the variety that most folks think of these days when the term VPN is mentioned. With a consumer VPN, the user is connected to the private network via an encrypted tunnel, which is known as a VPN tunnel. The data transferred via the tunnel is encrypted to keep it private and prevent it from being intercepted. With the user transmitting encrypted data to the VPN server via the virtual connection, which then hooks up with the worldwide web, it keeps the user’s activities more anonymous and secure. The ISP cannot see the data transferred, but only that the user is connected to a private server. Consumer VPNs have many uses contributing to their current popularity. Some common uses include: Anonymity from ISP tracking Greater security while using public Wi-Fi hotspots Obtaining access to geo-blocked websites Getting around country-specific internet censorship Methods of setting up a VPN for a home user include at the level of the computer, or at the router. Setting up a VPN individually on a PC offers the advantage of simplicity, and it is easier to try out a new service without committing fully to it. While desktops and laptops can be configured this way, and even Android and iOS phones, not all devices – like smart TVs or media boxes – will have the capability to connect to a VPN service. On the other hand, having the VPN at router level offers the advantage of having the whole network on the VPN without individually configuring each device, meaning that the aforementioned devices like smart TVs will be covered. A crucial component for a VPN is the tunnel that connects the user to the VPN server, which is the key to keeping the data private. At this point, remember that to send and receive data over the internet requires it to be divided up into packets. To keep each data packet secure, it gets wrapped in an outer packet which is encrypted through a process known as encapsulation. This outer packet keeps the data secure during the transfer, and forms the basis of the VPN tunnel. Upon arrival at the VPN server, the outer packet is removed, to access the data of the inner packet, and this requires a decryption process. Performance issues A VPN connection is generally speaking slower than a non-VPN connection. This is due to three factors: The encryption process The transmission to the VPN server which is geographically further away, often in another country The decryption process Given the multiple steps in this whole process, you might well ask: how do you know if the VPN is working? And is your location really being kept private and hidden? Thankfully, we do not have to rely on a leap of faith here, and the anonymity can be easily checked with an IP leak test. Just point your browser at IPLeak.net, wait a few seconds, and the report allows you to see if your local or public IP address, or your ISP DNS address gets displayed – hopefully they won’t. With the VPN functioning correctly, these addresses will be hidden and not displayed, and the leak test will confirm that privacy is being maintained. VPN is a technology with plenty of useful applications, as well as limitations. With an understanding of how a VPN achieves privacy via the tunnelling process, users can successfully leverage the tool to good use, thereby enhancing their internet experience. For users who value their anonymity and security online, it is well worth choosing, configuring and maintaining a good VPN service (there are even quality free services) to keep internet traffic encrypted and safe. Source
  19. Mozilla has a new virtual private network service and if you have a Chromebook, a Windows 10 computer or an Android device in the US, you can start using a beta version now. Called Firefox Private Network, the new service is designed to function as a full-device VPN and give better protection when surfing the web or when using public Wi-Fi networks. The company offers two options: a free browser-extension version, which it launched in beta last year, that provides 12 one-hour VPN passes when using the Firefox browser and a Firefox account; and a second, $4.99-a-month option that provides a more complete VPN service across your whole device. The new paid option, which runs off of servers provided by Swedish open-source VPN company Mullvad, can protect up to five devices with one account. It allows for faster browsing and streaming, and gives you the ability to tap into servers located in "30-plus countries" for masking your location data. It works on Windows 10, Android and Chromebooks, with Mozilla touting that iOS is "coming soon." Support for Mac, Linux and additional countries are also in the works. According to Mozilla, the premium option won't monitor or log any user data. The company's free version, which is provided by Cloudflare, however, "temporarily logs unidentified browsing history and deletes this data within 24 hours as a mechanism to detect and handle abuse on the network." Mozilla does add that, "Neither Firefox nor Cloudflare is able to associate usage with users, as each party holds partial aspects of this data which are never joined." The move is a much-needed step up in security, especially for those who travel. Whereas an incognito mode can delete your web history, those looking to prevent trackers from their internet provider and add an extra layer of protection when using open networks should use a VPN. If you want to try out the browser-level protection, you can do so today with the Firefox browser extension. The premium option has a waitlist for those looking to join but is accepting new submissions. Source
  20. Mozilla launches Firefox Private Network VPN for Android Mozilla launched Firefox Private Network VPN for Google's Android operating system recently. The standalone Android application extends support to Android devices. The organization launched a beta of Firefox Private Network VPN back in December 2019. The service was, and is, limited to users from the United States at the time of writing and available for $4.99 per month during the beta phase; Mozilla has not revealed information on final pricing or about availability in other regions of the world. Firefox Private Network was unveiled in September of the same year as the first product of the newly revived Test Pilot Program. The service was offered as an extension for Firefox initially before a Windows 10 program was launched in December 2019 that introduced full system support as the program can be installed just like any other VPN client on Windows. The new Android version brings support to Android devices. Since Firefox Private Network is still in beta, the same limitations apply to the Android version. It is only available if you connect from the United States (Google Play), and there is a waiting list that you need to join right now if you have not done so already. Users from outside the United States may install the application if they manage to download it from other sources, e.g. from mirror services that host Android APK files. The application displays some of the main selling points of Mozilla's VPN service on first start: Connect up to five devices -- Stream, download and game. We won't restrict your bandwidth. Device level encryption -- No one will see your location or activity, even on unsecure Wi-Fi networks. No activity logs -- We're Mozilla. We don't log your activity and we're always on your side. Servers in 39 countries -- Stand up to tech bullies and protect your access to the web. Firefox VPN users may install the application on their Android devices to connect to the VPN network; all applications and all traffic uses that connection once it has been established. Closing Words Firefox Private Network VPN is now available for Windows and Android. It is likely that other operating systems will follow eventually. The service is very important to Mozilla as it is hopes to diversify the organization's income which, to a very large extend, comes from search engine deals and, currently, Mozilla's main competitor Google. Tip: check out our list of the best VPN Firefox add-ons. Source: Mozilla launches Firefox Private Network VPN for Android (gHacks - Martin Brinkmann)
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    Windscribe 1.83 Build 20

    Windscribe 1.83 Build 20 Windscribe VPN is a Canada-based service that offers both paid and “free” VPN tiers. Windscribe offers desktop clients for Windows, Mac and Linux, browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox and Opera, and apps for iOs and Android. Homepage: https://windscribe.com Download for Win 10, 8, 7: https://assets.staticnetcontent.com/desktop/win/Windscribe.exe Download page: https://windscribe.com/download Changes for 1.83.20: New Features: - Show Static IP device ID in the UI - Ability to select DNS server used by the app while disconnected Bug Fixes: - Build-a-Plan locations sometimes not showing correctly - Prevent WindscribeService crash if DNS settings change - Custom configs can now be connected to while expired - Bypass anti-abuse check if Build-a-Plan is activated
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  23. As attacks begin, Citrix ships patch for VPN vulnerability Hundreds of US government agencies have vulnerable VPNs, data shows. Enlarge Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images On January 19, Citrix released some permanent fixes to a vulnerability on the company's Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Citrix Gateway virtual private network servers that allowed an attacker to remotely execute code on the gateway without needing a login. The vulnerability affects tens of thousands of known VPN servers, including at least 260 VPN servers associated with US federal, state, and local government agencies—including at least one site operated by the US Army. The patches are for versions 11.1 and 12.0 of the products, formerly marketed under the NetScaler name. Other patches will be available on January 24. These patches follow instructions for temporary fixes the company provided to deflect the crafted requests associated with the vulnerability, which could be used by an attacker to gain access to the networks protected by the VPNs. Fermin J. Serna, chief information security officer at Citrix, announced the fixes in a blog post on Sunday. At the same time, Serna revealed that the vulnerability—and the patches being released—also applied to Citrix ADC and Citrix Gateway Virtual Appliances hosted on virtual machines on all commercially available virtualization platforms, as well as those hosted in Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Platform, and Citrix Service Delivery Appliances (SDXs). Lots to patch That makes for lots of work over the next few weeks for Citrix customers, which include thousands of government agencies, educational institutions, hospitals, and major corporations worldwide. As of last week, according to data provided by Bad Packets to Ars Technica, over 26,000 servers were still vulnerable to the crafted request. The data, including information on potentially vulnerable government VPN gateways, was shared by Bad Packets with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. They included a gateway associated with a DOD civilian personnel system, the US Census service, and a number of local law enforcement agencies. Inevitably, hundreds of Citrix VPN servers will remain vulnerable for weeks or months. Some are already being attacked, according to reports from FireEye—with one attacker installing the mitigation settings to keep other attackers out and booting any other installed malware before setting up their own backdoor. Many of the exploits thus far have installed low-impact malware, including cryptocurrency mining software. But based on what happened with last year's Pulse Secure vulnerability, ransomware operators and other cybercriminals will soon join the hunt. Meanwhile, a member of the group operating the REvil ransomware campaign recently acknowledged that the group had attacked Travelex using the Pulse Secure vulnerability, according to security researcher Vitali Kremez. UNKN, the administrator of the REvil malware, claimed credit for the Travelex attack in a forum post on January 7 and said that Travelex executives needed to hurry up and pay, or customers' birth dates, Social Security numbers, and credit card data "would be sold to someone." Source: As attacks begin, Citrix ships patch for VPN vulnerability (Ars Technica)
  24. New computer chip allows information to be sent using a one-time unhackable communication Researchers at the University of St Andrews, King Abdullah University of Sciences and Technology (KAUST) and the Center for Unconventional Processes of Sciences (CUP Sciences) have developed a new uncrackable security system which is set to revolutionize communications privacy. The international team of scientists have created optical chips that allow for information to be sent from one user to another using a one-time unhackable communication that is able to achieve 'perfect secrecy' since confidential data can now be protected more securely than ever before. The researchers' proposed system uses silicon chips that contain complex structures that are irreversibly changed in order to send information in a one-time key that can't be recreated or intercepted by an attacker. Future-proof security While current standard cryptographic techniques allow for information to be sent quickly, they can be broken by future computers and quantum algorithms. However, according to the research team, their new method for encrypting data is unbreakable and uses existing communication networks. It also takes up less space on these networks than traditional encrypted communications. Associate professor of electrical engineering at KAUST and leader of the study, Dr. Andrea Fratalocchi explained why the team's new security system will be essential in the quantum era, saying: “With the advent of more powerful and quantum computers, all current encryptions will be broken in very short time, exposing the privacy of our present and, more importantly, past communications. For instance, an attacker can store an encrypted message that is sent today and wait for the right technology to become available to decipher the communication. Implementing massive and affordable resources of global security is a worldwide problem that this research has the potential to solve for everyone, and everywhere. If this scheme could be implemented globally, crypto-hackers will have to look for another job.” The research team is currently working on developing commercial applications for their patented technology and they plan to have a fully functional demo soon. Source
  25. Mozilla launches Firefox Private Network VPN for $4.99 per month Mozilla continues to expand its products and services beyond the Firefox web browser. Firefox Private Network was launched as the first product of the revamped Test Pilot program that Mozilla put on ice earlier this year. Mozilla launched it for Firefox users in the United States at the time and as a browser proxy only. The system works similarly to third-party VPN solutions for Firefox in that it protects user data and privacy by routing traffic through Private Network servers. Firefox users needed to install the Firefox Private Network extension to make use of the provided browser-level protection. Today, Mozilla Mozilla unveiled the next step in the process. Still only available for users from the United States, the organization launched a full Firefox-branded VPN service. The VPN service is only available for Windows 10 at the time of writing and the $4.99 per month is an introductory offer. Mozilla promises to release versions for Android and iOS, Chromebook, Mac and Linux in the future. Firefox Private Network customers who pay for the full protection get access to about 30 regions and may use the service on up to five devices. The VPN service is provided by Mullvad behind the scenes and uses WireGuard, a new VPN protocol. The underlying policy of Mullvad is that we never store any activity logs of any kind. We strongly believe in having a minimal data retention policy because we want you to remain anonymous. Mullvad has a strict no logging policy and accounts use a number system that keeps track of the remaining hours of service only. The service supports several payment methods including traditional methods that may reveal information and systems that don't reveal those information, e.g. cash transactions or Bitcoin. The full-device VPN protects the entire device whereas the browser extension only Firefox activity. A free option is provided and even though Mozilla changed some of its options, is not very practicable to use. The core reason is that one-hour passes are assigned to the free user and that those are limited to 12 currently (opposed to 4 three-hour passes previously). Means: even if you connect to the service for just a minute, you will waste one of the available hour passes. The price of $4.99 is an introductory price that is available during the beta. Mozilla has not revealed the price that it will charger after the beta ends but it is very likely that it will charge more than $4.99 for a monthly subscription. Mullvad charges about $5.50 (€5 Euro) per month for one month of access to the service. Most VPN services, e.g. NordVPN, offer discounts when customers subscribe for longer periods. Whether that is the case for Firefox Private Network accounts remains to be seen. The $4.99 put Mozilla's offering somewhere in the middle when it comes to price. There are cheaper VPN providers out there but also several that charge more than $5 per month. Closing Words Mozilla plans to run the beta in the United States "into early 2020" to expand the service to other regions "soon thereafter". Interested users may join a waitlist to be notified when the service becomes available in their region. Mozilla has an advantage over other VPN providers; the organization may integrate the service in one form or another in the Firefox web browser to advertise the paid version to users directly. Mozilla did not reveal whether it plans to do that but it could help the organization get away with slightly higher prices than competing offers. Source: Mozilla launches Firefox Private Network VPN for $4.99 per month (gHacks - Martin Brinkmann)
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