WebRTC Leak: Are you affected?

A lot of fuss for little trouble: Browser video chat renders VPN worthless, it says. Or: Firefox and Chrome reveal original IP address. Or: Deanonymisation via WebRTC. However: Turns out, very few are affected, because the vast majority operates behind a router and it is shielded by default – and even those, who actually are affected, can resolve the issue with little effort.

So, what’s this all about?

It’s about WebRTC, a video chat technique for real time communication directly inside modern browsers like Firefox and Chrome, which, as a side effect, can help to unveil a user’s original IP address, even though she or he is camouflaged by a VPN. Theoretically. In the real world the possible leak just affects users who are directly connected to the Internet with a modem. The WebRTC makes it possible to read all registered IP addresses inside the network card. All others should be safe, even though they use one of the mentioned browsers. From behind a router, all WebRTC is going to see will be in most cases a bunch of local IP addresses, such as 192.168.178.xxx and alike, which are common in all local networks and therefore worthless in terms of tracking.

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If your browser is affected, can be tested very fast on the CyberGhost WebRTC IP detection page. Just open your browser and visit this page: WebRTC Real IP Detection.

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If your real IP is exposed, start CyberGhost, clean your browser’s cache (by hitting ‘F5′) and visit the page again. If you’re unlucky and your IP is still exposed, install either the WebRTC Block plug-in for Chrome or the Disable WebRTC plug-in for Firefox.

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New Update: CyberGhost – Free VPN & Proxy for Android 5.0.16.3

The current update improves CyberGhost’s Android compatibility with more smart phones and tablet PCs. For that the ensemble acting of app and the new Crosswalk engine had been refined, while small bug fixes also got implemented.

nexus-5-mockup (device, mockup) - with CyberGhost B

Last changes:

Version 5.0.16.3:

  • Improvement: small changes on the CyberGhost dialog engine
  • Improvement: care of Crosswalk engine
  • Fixed: crash when writing debug log

Version 5.0.16.0:

  • New: added possibility to choose between engines: web kit engine (Android) or Crosswalk engine (Intel).
  • Improvement: extended Wi-Fi protection

Version 5.0.14.11:

  • New: Possibility to change between TCP and UDP
  • Improved: small design changes
  • Improved: better GUI performance by new render engine
  • Changed: Auto connect now works in unsecure networks also
  • Updated: OpenVPN
  • Fixed: crash when changing network with Android 4.4; no reboot necessary to reconnect
  • Fixed: small bug fixes

We’re always interested in what you have to say about CyberGhost so feel free to send us your feedback in the comments below or at [email protected]

News from CyberGhost: Beta (Windows), Beta (Android) and, yes, another Beta (NoSpy)

This week three betas compete for your attention: The latest CyberGhost VPN Windows client, CyberGhost for Android and the fresh installation of the first #NoSpyProxy.

CyberGhost Windows Beta 5.0.14.7

The latest beta of your favorite desktop VPN client addresses some seldom occurring connection losses and will be available soon via the beta channel. If you want to test it, please activate the option ‘Install beta updates’ in your client’s settings under the ‘General’ tab.

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CyberGhost Android 5.0.15.19
The upcoming version 5.0.15.17 of the CyberGhost Android client solves some important issues: no more crashes while starting the app, as well as a program freezing, when changing settings. Also new: an option to deactivate the recognition of untrusted networks, a different rendering engine, that handles the country and server lists much better, small bug fixes and minor GUI changes.

Android B

To test the beta, you need to join the CyberGhost-Community on Google+. Once done, click on https://play.google.com/apps/testing/de.mobileconcepts.cyberghost, to become a beta tester and download the beta from Google’s Play Store.

First #NoSpyProxy On Air

Since Monday, the first beta of the first CyberGhost NoSpyProxy runs smoothly in our nice and cozy hardware room next door. Our own data center is meant to reduce physical hardware attacks near zero and is, by the way, thanks to our more than successful Indiegogo campaign financed by more than 200%. The campaign also ended on Monday.

CG Servers B4b

All running 12 instances are located on the Bucharest server S08 and can be activated by our Priority Boarders (donnors from Indiegogo) by choosing a single instance, labeled Bucharest-S08-I01 to Bucharest-S08-I12.  We’ve got high performance servers with tough encryption running on them, as an ultimate layer of security.

Upgrade and tell us how you like them!

CyberGhost Beta Version for Yosemite is Out!

The wait is over! CyberGhost Beta Version VPN for Yosemite is out today!

Just check => the Install Beta Versions box in the client and then => Check for updates, as you can see in the pictures bellow. Looking forward to your feedback :)

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If you need help, please write at [email protected] and our tech team will help you kindly.

Enjoy!

Yosemite is Out – Compatible CyberGhost Version Coming Soon

Apple released yesterday OS X 10.10 a.k.a Yosemite, the new version of its worldwide known operating system, and it’s free to download. The most visible changes: the visual similarity to Apple mobile operating system iOS 8, to which this version also approaches in terms of cooperation between the two systems.

ONLINE in capital letters

Another powerful push of the Apple team with this operating system is the seamless integration with the Internet: widgets from the App Store can be integrated into the notification bar to inform you about news, weather, stock market and everything else interesting. And you will notice right in the middle of the screen the search function that can also work with Wikipedia, iTunes, calendar entries and emails. Furthermore, along with iOS 8 they incorporated iCloud 8 Drive and made it ​​available alongside with its competitor Dropbox. You can even make phone calls to your iPhone or send SMSs with OS X.

More news: Safari will consume noticeably less power on MacBooks, all major web standards will be supported better than before, and a community sharing function is integrated directly into the browser.

The handy “continuity” function ensures that your various Apple devices are aware of one another, so you can pick up on one where you left off on another — for example, you start surfing the web on your iPad and then pick it up later on your laptop.

Compatible CyberGhost Version Coming Soon

A Yosemite-compatible version of CyberGhost VPN will be published soon, and we’re really keen on releasing it as fast as possible. Wwe have already successfully tested it as beta, it won’t take long, until the update will be available, most probably this weekend, but the latest on Tuesday next week.

More info about Yosemite.

Download it here.

 

 

 

Maintenance Work in October, 2014

Certain system updates make it necessary to interrupt any ongoing service and start the system anew. This affects all servers and requires the respective hardware to disrupt all operations. At the time existing connections will be terminated automatically.

The following list provides information about which servers are updated on what days at what time. The off time will be between 5 and 10 minutes. Those who don’t want to wait until maintenance is finished are asked to please use a different server.

Thank you for your understanding. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Server name

Planned Downtime

Amsterdam-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S02 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S03 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S04 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S05 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S06 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S07 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S08 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S09 Wednesday, 15th of October, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S10 Wednesday, 15th of October, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S011 Wednesday, 15th of October, 8 AM CET
Atlanta-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 3 PM CET
Bukarest-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Bukarest-S02 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Bukarest-S03 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Bukarest-S04 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Bukarest-S05 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Bukarest-S06 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Bukarest-S07 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Chikago-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 3 PM CET
Copenhagen-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Dallas-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 3 PM CET
Dublin-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Erfurt-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Erfurt-S02 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Erfurt-S03 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Erfurt-S04 Wednesday, 15th of October, 8 AM CET
Erfurt-S05 Wednesday, 15th of October, 8 AM CET
Espoo-S01 Wednesday, 15th of October, 8 AM CET
Frankfurt-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Frankfurt-S02 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Frankfurt-S03 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Frankfurt-S04 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Frankfurt-S05 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Graz-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Hamburg-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Hamburg-S02 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Hamburg-S03 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Hamburg-S04 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Hamburg-S05 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
HongKong-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 1 AM CET
Kansas-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 3 PM CET
Kiev-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Laval-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 3 PM CET
London-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
London-S02 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
London-S03 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
London-S04 Tuesday, 14. Oktober, 08:00 Uhr CET
London-S05 Tuesday, 14. Oktober, 08:00 Uhr CET
London-S06 Wednesday, 15. Oktober, 08:00 Uhr CET
London-S07 Wednesday, 15. Oktober, 08:00 Uhr CET
LosAngeles-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 3 PM CET
LosAngeles-S02 Wednesday, 15th of October, 3 PM CET
Luxembourg-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Lyngby-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Madrid-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Miami-S01 Wednesday, 15th of October, 3 PM CET
Milano-S01 Wednesday, 15th of October, 8 AM CET
Montreal-S01 Wednesday, 15th of October, 3 PM CET
Moscow-S01 Wednesday, 15th of October, 8 AM CET
NewYork-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 3 PM CET
NewYork-S02 Monday, 13th of October, 3 PM CET
NewYork-S03 Monday, 13th of October, 3 PM CET
NewYork-S04 Tuesday, 14th of October, 3 PM CET
NewYork-S05 Tuesday, 14th of October, 3 PM CET
NewYork-S06 Tuesday, 14th of October, 3 PM CET
NewYork-S07 Tuesday, 14th of October, 3 PM CET
NewYork-S08 Wednesday, 15th of October, 3 PM CET
NewYork-S09 Wednesday, 15th of October, 3 PM CET
NewYork-S10 Wednesday, 15th of October, 3 PM CET
Oslo-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Oslo-S02 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Paris-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Paris-S02 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Paris-S03 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Prague-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Prague-S02 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Prague-S03 Wednesday, 15th of October, 8 AM CET
Quebec-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 3 PM CET
Reykjavik-S01 Wednesday, 15th of October, 8 AM CET
Singapore-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 1 AM CET
Stockholm-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Tampa-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 3 PM CET
Toronto-S01 Wednesday, 15th of October, 3 PM CET
Warsaw-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Warsaw-S02 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Washington-S01 Wednesday, 15th of October, 3 PM CET
Washington-S02 Wednesday, 15th of October, 3 PM CET
Zurich-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Zurich-S02 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Zurich-S03 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Zurich-S04 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Zurich-S05 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Zurich-S06 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET