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US Server Changes
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Web Proxy Temporary Vulnerability Solved
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Discover our new iOS App and take all our prizes
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Chrome Private browsing doesn’t protect your privacy. Are we doomed?
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Weekly News Roundup: FBI drove Lavabit into closure to catch Snowden and other news
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Weekly News Roundup: First Mac Ransomware
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Peeple app: John Dow is about to destroy your life…

US Server Changes

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As you know, we want to keep everything as transparent as possible so we can keep providing high-quality services which you can trust.

Because we care about our users’ privacy, we don’t keep logs and we don’t give any kind of information about our users to our service providers and collaborators. Some data centers are having a hard time coping with this policy so we had to end our collaboration with one data center. This means that we have to give up 13 servers located in U.S. and Canada. Unfortunately, the decision needs to be put in place starting 25th of May.

We know this is short notice and we are now working hard to make sure no one is affected by this change. No worries! We have already ordered new servers so you won’t even notice something changed.

Let us know if you have any problems.

Stay safe!

Web Proxy Temporary Vulnerability Solved

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Together with one member of the Ghostie community, our security team detected 2 days ago a temporary vulnerability on our web proxy and immediately solved it. For a short amount of time there was a misconfiguration on the web proxy server that made the cookies stored there accessible. The web server configuration vulnerability was patched immediately and now the cookies are not accessible anymore. The cookies are anonymized and are necessary for running the web proxy service. Also, they are automatically deleted after a short time.

This is how a web proxy service works and we’re doing our best to keep it as secure as possible.

Of course, our VPN service was never affected. Our VPN service doesn’t keep cookies or logs and offers you the highest level of encryption – 256-bit AES.

For complete protection and anonymity, here are 10 reasons why it’s better to use a full VPN solution instead of a web proxy:

  1. Protects you from hackers, cyber scams, bank account theft and phishing e-mail fraud
  2. You become anonymous and protected whenever you’re browsing the web.
  3. It detects dangerous websites and software that might harm your computer and prevents you from accessing any site that could be a threat to your device.
  4. AES 256-BIT Encryption
  5. Anti-fingerprinting System
  6. IPV6 Leak Protection
  7. NAT Firewall
  8. Auto Internet Kill Switch
  9. DNS Leak Protection
  10. IP Sharing

You can read more about the advantages of using a full VPN solution here.

Thanks to our amazing community we are keeping safe millions of Ghosties around the world.

Feel free to share your opinions with us on this subject.

Stay safe!

 

Discover our new iOS App and take all our prizes

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Your entire online experience is about to change today: The coolest security iOS App is here!

We’re very happy to announce you that we launched our new iOS app and we truly believe it’s the coolest security app you can find. We’ve worked hard to make sure of that. Join our competition to get our awesome prizes.

CyberGhost is the first app to transform VPN technology into an easy to use lifestyle product.

We’ve improved connection time and now it literally connects in 1 second. This new app was created with all of you in mind: casual internet users, super-advanced privacy enthusiasts, old school techies, the curious geeks, all time travelers, movie fans, journalists, NGOs. Did we forget to mention YOU? Don’t worry, you’ll love it!

 

Discover what you can do with CyberGhost iOS App

  1. WiFi Protection

CyberGhost App will protect you every time you are using a free unsecured WiFi hotspot (most of the public ones are unsecured, yes, Starbucks’s WiFi too, sorry).

What’s even cooler is that CyberGhost is the first app to activate itself whenever your phone tries to connect to unsecured WiFi networks. You have your own hi-tech bodyguard now.

How WiFi Protection works?

When you activate the WiFi protection profile, your entire internet connection is encrypted. This way, no hacker will be able to access or steal your personal information including email accounts, Facebook or Instagram profiles or even your credit card information

Then start using this profile every time you are on free, unsecured WiFi connections in airports, hotels, restaurants, cafes or clubs.

Discover the coolest iPhone security app and win awesome prizes! #CyberGhostiOS Click to Tweet
  1. Anonymous Browsing

When activated, it hides your IP address and your internet connection is military-grade encrypted – we use the strongest encryption type, 256-bit AES.

How it works?

I think you will be happy to hear that it actually blocks all online tracking behavior and you become immune to data spying by website owners, advertisers, and other online snoopers.

As you already know, we have a No Logs policy so you will leave no traces online.

Our IP Sharing technology proved to be the best way to preserve our user’s anonymity.

This profile also blocks cookies and malicious websites so you can have a really smooth and anonymous online experience.

  1. Secured Streaming

Streaming movies and online series is the new black and has become an essential part of our daily lives.

Who goes to sleep without watching at least one Game of Thrones episode?

But we also know how important it is to get a secured streaming experience and for that we’ve curated the largest list of streaming websites that are 100% guaranteed to work.  From Youtube to Netflix, BBC, ABC, Hulu, Fox, Comedy Central and many more that we invite you to discover.

How it works?

We’ve taken care and simplified the connection process: you click on the desired website from the list and you are connected.

If you are an expat or travelling outside the country you can take CyberGhost with you – it doesn’t take any extra luggage space and it will make your airport stay a fun experience. Just sayin’.

  1. Save Money

For this profile, CyberGhost uses data compression for all your traffic which makes for some pretty savings in terms of how much mobile data you use.

We can’t wait until you start using our App and get the coolest secured experience online.

Remember that all CyberGhost basic profiles and features are free. For the more advanced settings you simply have to upgrade to Premium.

Enter our competition today to win an Apple Watch, a cool Mip Robot or a Lifetime Subscription!

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Chrome Private browsing doesn’t protect your privacy. Are we doomed?

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What? But I thought that was the whole purpose of Chrome private browsing mode, Incognito.

That’s actually what everybody thought. But it turns out Incognito mode doesn’t keep you that private after all. It’s more like a hideout from your work colleagues or family, because the ISP can still see all the websites you’ve lusciously browsed, along with your boss and government.

Did you know that your Internet Service Provider (a.k.a. ISP) can see your entire browsing history and online traffic? Unless you hide your IP and use confirmed privacy solution, you stand no chance to keep your online life private. Read More

Weekly News Roundup: FBI drove Lavabit into closure to catch Snowden and other news

FBI drove Lavabit into closure to catch Snowden

Re-released court documents of the Lavabit case contains Snowden’s mistakenly unredacted email address. This is the expected confirmation that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was targeting secure email service Lavabit to catch Snowden. A breaking report from the Guardian.

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#OpWhiteRose fails…

The ‘Hacktivist’ collective group Anonymous claimed to have leaked personal details of Donald Trump, including his Social Security Number (SSN). Seems like the released information is not so new and has been circulating on the web since late last year. Read about the fail here.

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Weekly News Roundup: First Mac Ransomware

1 Billion dollar bank heist avoided by a typo

Hackers breached Bangladesh Bank’s systems and stole its credentials for payment transfers, as news agency Reuters reports. The typo “fandation” in the name of the ghost NGO Shalika Foundation in Sri Lanka helped prevent a nearly $1 billion money transfer. Officials still don’t know how the hackers got into the system and are working to recover part of the 81 million dollars already transferred.

Bangladesh central bank building Source: REUTERS/Ashikur Rahman

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Source: REUTERS/Ashikur Rahman

Let’s Encrypt Has reached its First Million Certificates

This week, the Let’s Encrypt Certificate Authority issued its millionth certificate. The World Wide Web is now more secure thanks to the program that was released only 3 months ago. This milestone reflects the important work done so far to reduce the bureaucracy of obtaining certificates. Here is the detailed report.

Certificates by day. Source: Let's encrypt

Certificates by day. Source: Let’s encrypt

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Peeple app: John Dow is about to destroy your life…

A few days ago a highly controversial people rating app has been launched. The two Canadian founders delayed the launch after a massive Internet backlash. They have spent 4 months reviewing the Peeple app and make it more attractive. Even so, the app is still raising concerns with some  features, settings, and rules. Reading the terms and conditions makes one believe the internet has gone too far. Not only is our privacy endangered, but identity theft, damage to online reputation and cyberbullying have found a flourishing environment to prosper.

In times when anti-cyberbullying measures are common practice in most educational establishments, it’s best to believe digital citizens will protect the web citadel and act rationale enough to just ignore this “positive app”. According to the press release announcing the launch, users will be able to ”look up anyone based on name, location, interests, and keywords”

The controversy resides in the ethical acceptance of humans being ranked and… Click to Tweet

In case you are still not convinced this app might harm your online identity and reputation, here are some severe reasons to stay away from it:

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