Planned Maintenance on June, 18th to June, 20th

To update servers and doing other regular maintenance work, it’s 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 that 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

Geplante Startzeit

Amsterdam-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S02 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S03 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S04 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S05 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S06 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S07 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S08 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S09 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S10 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S11 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S12 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S13 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S14 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Atlanta-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 4 PM CET
Brussels-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Bukarest-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Bukarest-S02 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Bukarest-S04 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Bukarest-S05 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Bukarest-S06 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Bukarest-S07 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Bukarest-S09 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Budapest-S01 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Chikago-S01 Friday, 19th of June, 4 PM CET
Copenhagen-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Dallas-S01 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Dublin-S01 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Dublin-S02 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Erfurt-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Erfurt-S02 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Erfurt-S03 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Erfurt-S04 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Erfurt-S05 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Erfurt-S06 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Espoo-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Frankfurt-S01 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Frankfurt-S02 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Frankfurt-S03 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Frankfurt-S04 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Frankfurt-S05 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Frankfurt-S06 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Frankfurt-S07 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Frankfurt-S08 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Hamburg-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Hamburg-S02 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Hamburg-S03 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Hamburg-S04 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Hamburg-S05 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
HongKong-S01 Friday, 19th of June, 4 PM CET
Huenenber-S01 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Huenenber-S02 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Jerusalem-S01 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Kansas-S01 Friday, 19th of June, 4 PM CET
Kiev-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
London-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
London-S02 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
London-S03 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
London-S04 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
London-S05 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
LosAngeles-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 4 PM CET
LosAngeles-S02 Thursday, 18th of June, 4 PM CET
LosAngeles-S03 Thursday, 18th of June, 4 PM CET
LosAngeles-S04 Saturday, 20th of June, 4 PM CET
LosAngeles-S05 Saturday, 20th of June, 4 PM CET
LosAngelesBeta-S06 Saturday, 20th of June, 4 PM CET
Luxembourg-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Luxembourg-S02 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Lyngby-S01 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Madrid-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Madrid-S02 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Madrid-S03 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Manchester-S01 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Manchester-S02 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Manchester-S03 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Melbourne-S01 Friday, 19th of June, 4 PM CET
Melbourne-S02 Saturday, 20th of June, 4 PM CET
MexikoCity-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 4 PM CET
Miami-S01 Friday, 19th of June, 4 PM CET
Miami-S02 Friday, 19th of June, 4 PM CET
Miami-S03 Friday, 19th of June, 4 PM CET
Milano-S01 Friday, 19th of June, 8 AM CET
Milano-S02 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Milano-S03 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Montreal-S01 Saturday, 20th of June, 4 PM CET
Moscow-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
NewYork-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 4 PM CET
NewYork-S02 Thursday, 18th of June, 4 PM CET
NewYork-S03 Thursday, 18th of June, 4 PM CET
NewYork-S04 Friday, 19th of June, 4 PM CET
NewYork-S05 Friday, 19th of June, 4 PM CET
NewYork-S06 Friday, 19th of June, 4 PM CET
NewYork-S07 Friday, 19th of June, 4 PM CET
NewYork-S08 Saturday, 20th of June, 4 PM CET
NewYork-S09 Saturday, 20th of June, 4 PM CET
NewYork-S10 Saturday, 20th of June, 4 PM CET
NoSpyProxyBucharest Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Oslo-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Oslo-S02 Freitag, 19. Juni, 08:00 Uhr CET
Paris-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Paris-S02 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Paris-S03 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Paris-S04 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Paris-S05 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Paris-S06 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Paris-S07 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Phoenix-S01 Saturday, 20th of June, 4 PM CET
Prague-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Prague-S02 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Prague-S03 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Prague-S04 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Prague-S05 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Prague-S06 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Quebec-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 4 PM CET
Reykjavik-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
SanFrancisco-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 4 PM CET
Siauliai-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Singapore-S01 Freitag, 19. Juni, 04:00 Uhr CET
Stockholm-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 4 PM CET
Tokio-S01 Freitag, 19. Juni, 04:00 Uhr CET
Toronto-S01 Freitag, 19. Juni, 04:00 Uhr CET
Vienna-S01 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Vienna-S02 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Warsaw-S01 Freitag, 19. Juni, 08:00 Uhr CET
Warsaw-S02 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Washington-S01 Saturday, 20th of June, 4 PM CET
Washington-S02 Saturday, 20th of June, 4 PM CET
Washington-S03 Saturday, 20th of June, 4 PM CET
Zurich-S01 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Zurich-S02 Thursday, 18th of June, 8 AM CET
Zurich-S03 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Zurich-S04 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Zurich-S05 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET
Zurich-S06 Saturday, 20th of June, 8 AM CET

How to Find New Markets with Real-time Date: A Hootsuite Case Study of CyberGhost

At the begining of this month we got featured on Hootsuite’s blog thanks to uberVU, our social media social management platform, and we are really grateful for that.

Hootsuite is the world’s most widely used social management platform in the world and so much more.  More than 10 million users, including 744 of the Fortune 1000 companies, use Hootsuite to manage their social media programs across multiple social networks.

UberVU, a successful Romanian start-up was aquired by Hootsuite in 2014.

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They wanted to know how we fought against online censorship in Turkey, back in March 2014, when Twitter was blocked there by Erdogan’s Government.

You can read the entire case study here.

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Let us know if you liked it or if you have suggestions.

Have a great weekend, Ghosties!

1 Year after the Twitter censorship in Turkey

Wow! It’s already been a year since the Gezi‬ protest in ‪#Turkey‬ against online censorship and the Twitter block!
In these protests, a 15yr old boy, ‪‎BerkinElvan‬, was deadly injured.

Back then, we did our best to help people in Turkey. Ten of thousands of people in Turkey were able after that to sent images to the world and boicot the censorship.
It’s sad to see that even after a year, the police detains protesters, as we read in The Hurriyet Daily News.

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[photo credit: The Hurriyet Daily News]

We’ll keep fighting for the ‪#‎FreeInternet‬!

Spread our message and support freedom of speech and the Free internet.

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.

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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!