The Latest VPN News

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  • Protect Yourself From Fake Public Wi-Fi
    If you accidentally connect to a fake public Wi-Fi network, your personal information is likely to get stolen. Here are a few easy ways to protect yourself. We’ve written before on some of the dangers associated with public Wi-Fi networks – specifically, that anyone else lurking around on an unsecured… Read more »
  • Why 5G is a huge future threat to privacy
    The next-generation of mobile communications, 5G, is currently a hot topic in two very different domains: technology – and politics. The latter is because of President Trump’s attempts to shut the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei out of Western procurement projects. That might work in the US, but the move is… Read more »
  • How to set up your own home server
    This guide requires you to use the command line interface, or CLI, and an SSH client. SSH (Secure Shell) is a popular tool to “remote control” devices securely. In principle, it functions similarly to a VPN, with the exception that you gain access to a computer, rather than the entire… Read more »
  • New Intel CPU Flaws Expose VMs and Clouds to Full Takeover – Introducing RIDL, ZombieLoad and Fallout
    I wrote a piece last year about the serious problems with shared hardware. It covers the additional attack surface of introducing virtualization technology to your servers, and the additional risks that come with it. At the time, Meltdown and Spectre were both headlines and the risks against businesses where security… Read more »
  • How to Get Around Anti-LGBTQ Restrictions Online
    Governments around the world block LGBTQ content and monitor web users. Here’s how to get around those bans – anonymously. This week, we’re celebrating International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Since 2004, activists around the world have marked every May 17 with public events and festivals drawing attention to… Read more »
  • “Digital strip-searches”: police increasingly downloading everything from smartphones – including from crime victims
    Full-body scanners are now a routine sight at airports. Most people are resigned to these virtual strip-searches, despite the obviously intrusive nature of appearing naked to the machines’ operators. But it seems that what amount to digital strip-searches are becoming increasingly common around the world too. For example, it has… Read more »
  • How to Pick the Best VPN Protocol
    Whether you want extra security, super-fast speeds or easy configuration, choosing the right VPN protocol can help you get the most out of your Internet connection. VPN protocols might seem like a really arcane part of online technology that you really don’t have to pay much attention to. But believe… Read more »
  • “The future is private” says Zuckerberg; not with him, judging by new investigations of Facebook for data protection failures
    Another week, another declaration from Mark Zuckerberg that he’s really serious about putting privacy at the heart of Facebook. During his keynote speech at the Facebook Developer Conference F8, he said: “I know that we don’t exactly have the strongest reputation on privacy right now, to put it lightly. But… Read more »
    In order to keep StrongVPN running smoothly, we need to perform routine maintenance on our servers and networks. This routine server maintenance includes items such as operating system updates, bug fixes, hardware checks and VPN server reboots. To make our routine maintenance efforts more predictable for customers, we have chosen… Read more »
  • Tencent releases Chinese government-friendly clone in place of PUBG
    In April, China’s State Administration of Press and Publication introduced sweeping changes to approval guidelines in the gaming industry. Following the recent blackout of game approvals by the administration. Mahjong and poker games will no longer be accepted, approvals will be capped, and a moratorium on games inspired by Imperial… Read more »
  • ExpressVPN is turning 10!
    Ten years is a lifetime in the tech world. We’ve been around since the days when it was still considered dodgy to find a stranger on the internet and get into their car. And back then, if you took a selfie, you had no one to show it to. A… Read more »
  • What doesn’t incognito mode protect against?
    Among many other techniques, websites can use cookies to track your browsing history, which may also reveal your online habits. Beyond the use of cookies, you may be tracked through DNS records or by your system administrator. An incognito window will help against some threats but is useless against others.… Read more »
  • Calls for “Lightweight” Encryption are Short-Sighted and Dangerous
    As we march on into the “Internet of Things” where your fridge and toaster need security updates… There has been a call from multiple companies and organizations to standardize lightweight encryption. “Lightweight Encryption” is encryption that costs as little work as possible for a processor to get to get to… Read more »
  • What is a phishing attack?
    Phishing is by far the most common “hack” used to steal passwords, take over accounts, and enter systems without authorization. It is mostly a social engineering attack, rather than a true hack in the technical sense. As such, it is far harder to defend against. Phishing can occur through any… Read more »
  • Firefox Extensions are Temporarily Broken for Most Users – What Happened and How to Fix
    What Happened? Today, many users were met with an error saying that their extensions were no longer valid and have been disabled by Firefox. This is because in mid-2018, Mozilla changed the Firefox extension system so that the extensions have to be signed by Mozilla in order to function in… Read more »
  • Mindgeek, the world’s largest porn company, is behind the UK’s AgeID system
    Streaming services like Hulu and Netflix are well known for leveraging data, and characterizing users. They’re household names. But you’ve probably never heard of another streaming giant who’s just as ubiquitous. Mindgeek, the world’s biggest porn company. With corporate holdings like Pornhub,  Redtube, and YouPorn there’s a good chance you’ve… Read more »
  • 6 common misconceptions about passwords
    We all need passwords. They are by far the most used form of authentication, not only on the internet but also on the telephone, at the cash machine, for opening the safe, and even to take books out of the library. Bad advice about passwords is easy to come by.… Read more »
  • Russia’s “Sovereign Internet” is About Counterintelligence
    Russian president Vladimir Putin signed the “Sovereign Internet” bill into law yesterday. The bill is supposed to help protect Russia’s internet infrastructure from being “cut off” by Western powers in the EU and the US. It accomplishes this by forcing Russian internet providers to prefer routing over Russian internet infrastructure… Read more »
  • The Challenges of Ethical Hacking – A Minefield of Legal and Ethical Woes
    When security professionals consider a career as a professional hacker, there’s much to consider. There’s some amazing benefits, like working on projects that you’re interested in, making your own hours, and making the world a better place through breaking things. The job pays well if you’re talented, and you can… Read more »
  • How to Watch Game of Thrones from Anywhere in the World
    Missed the Battle of Winterfell? Learn how to watch Game of Thrones from anywhere in the world by using a VPN. It’s tough to miss your favorite show. It’s even tougher to miss the biggest battle ever filmed. On Sunday night, HBO premiered “The Long Night,” perhaps the most anticipated… Read more »
  • This congressman wants to turn Taiwan into a blockchain island. We asked him how.
    It’s been over ten years since the birth of Bitcoin, and while many cryptocurrencies have come and gone, the technology under it all, blockchain, has proved resilient to the fads and failed ICOs. One legislator in Taiwan wants to integrate blockchain technology on a national scale and move the whole… Read more »
  • Why at-home DNA tests are a privacy disaster
    Our DNA contains our most private details. So, why are we paying for businesses to exploit it?   The trend that started it all Around the 2018 holiday season, a certain item stood out as one of the most trendy gift ideas: at-home DNA tests. These neatly-packaged kits let anyone… Read more »
  • The UK ‘Porn Ban’ is effective July 15. Here’s what it means for privacy.
    After years of planning, the UK government has at last unveiled official plans for what’s been dubbed the ‘Porn Ban.’ Starting July 15, all porn websites will be blocked to UK users unless they can prove their age. This block aims to prevent children and teenagers from accessing adult content, all… Read more »
  • Profits rise, but Facebook’s poor privacy could still cost Zuckerberg
    Countless privacy breaches don’t seem to have taken their toll on Mark Zuckerberg’s wallet. Though Facebook was largely expected to announce its first drop in quarterly profits in four years, it didn’t work out that way. Quite the opposite, in fact, as the company posted a year-on-year first-quarter revenue increase… Read more »
  • How to Open Blocked Websites: An Easy Guide
    Have your favorite websites been blocked or censored? Read ahead to learn how to reopen your Internet connection. You know the feeling: You’re looking to stream a movie while on vacation, access an underground news site or maybe even use Google while in a country like China. But you can’t… Read more »