Planned Maintenance This Weekend

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 Maintenance Time

Amsterdam-S01 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Amsterdam-S02 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Amsterdam-S03 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Amsterdam-S04 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Amsterdam-S05 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Amsterdam-S06 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Amsterdam-S07 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Amsterdam-S08 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Amsterdam-S10 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Amsterdam-S11 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Amsterdam-S12 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Amsterdam-S13 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Atlanta-S01 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Brussels-S01 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Bukarest-S01 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Bukarest-S02 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Bukarest-S03 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Bukarest-S04 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Bukarest-S05 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Bukarest-S06 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Bukarest-S07 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Bukarest-S09 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Chikago-S01 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Copenhagen-S01 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Dallas-S01 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Dublin-S01 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Erfurt-S01 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Erfurt-S02 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Erfurt-S03 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Erfurt-S04 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Erfurt-S05 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Erfurt-S06 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Espoo-S01 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Frankfurt-S01 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Frankfurt-S02 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Frankfurt-S03 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Frankfurt-S04 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Frankfurt-S05 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Frankfurt-S06 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Frankfurt-S07 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Graz-S01 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Hamburg-S01 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Hamburg-S02 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Hamburg-S03 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Hamburg-S04 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Hamburg-S05 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
HongKong-S01 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Huenenber-S01 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Kansas-S01 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Kiev-S01 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Laval-S01 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
London-S01 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
London-S03 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
London-S04 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
London-S05 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
LosAngeles-S01 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
LosAngeles-S02 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
LosAngeles-S03 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Luxembourg-S01 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Luxembourg-S02 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Lyngby-S01 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Madrid-S01 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Madrid-S02 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Madrid-S03 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Manchester-S01 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Manchester-S02 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Melbourne-S01 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Melbourne-S02 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
MexicoCity-S01 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Milano-S01 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Milano-S02 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Milano-S03 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Montreal-S01 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Moscow-S01 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
NewYork-S01 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
NewYork-S02 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
NewYork-S03 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
NewYork-S04 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
NewYork-S05 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
NewYork-S06 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
NewYork-S07 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
NewYork-S08 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
NewYork-S09 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
NewYork-S10 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
NoSpyProxyBucharest Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Oslo-S01 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Oslo-S02 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Paris-S01 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Paris-S02 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Paris-S03 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Paris-S04 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Paris-S05 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Paris-S06 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Prague-S01 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Prague-S02 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Prague-S03 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Prague-S04 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Quebec-S01 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Reykjavik-S01 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
SanFrancisco-S01 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Siauliai-S01 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Singapore-S01 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Stockholm-S01 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Tampa-S01 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Tampa-S02 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Tokio-S01 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Toronto-S01 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Vienna-S01 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Warsaw-S01 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Warsaw-S02 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Washington-S01 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Washington-S02 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Washington-S03 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Zurich-S01 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Zurich-S02 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Zurich-S02 Saturday, 28th February, 07:00 CET
Zurich-S03 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Zurich-S04 Sunday, 1st of March, 07:00 CET
Zurich-S05 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET
Zurich-S06 Monday, 2nd of March, 07:00 CET

 

 

Full proof – ‘Regin’ Trojan is an NSA Tool

If the world really needed more proof to realise the scale on which the NSA machinery operates, a new and irrefutable proof was released today.

On January 17 2015, Spiegel.de published an article based on documents obtained from Edward Snowden and provided a copy of a malicious program named “QWERTY” ), supposedly used by several governments in their Computer Network Exploitation (CNE)operations.

Today, the same news publication released an article, demonstating the same code provenience and indentical  functionality of  “QWERTY” malware to the Regin 50251 plugin.

Regin/Querty Vergleich Kaspersky

 

Given the fact that the QWERTY keylogger doesn’t function as a stand-alone module, only in tandem with kernel hooking functions provided by the Regin module 50225, it was concluded that the QWERTY malware developers and the Regin developers are the same or working together.

You can read here all the mind-binding conclusions of this ground breaking analysis that states once again that mass-surveillance is more than a fact, it’s a threat.

More than 520 CyberGhost servers for 2015

Happy New Year Ghosties!

We thought that it would be a great idea to give you a motivational boost at the begining of the year and worked our magic around to add more Free and Premium servers.

And the new servers are:

FREE

– 4 servers in Frankfurt (Germany)

– 4 in Paris (France)

– 4 in Washington (US)

PREMIUM

– 5 servers in Wien, Austria (NEW)

– 4 in Jerusalem, Israel (NEW)

– 4 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

– 4 in San Francisco, US (NEW)

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We are very happy to let you know that CyberGhost now has 520 servers online!

Feel free to test them all, we’d love to hear how you like them.

One more thing. What expectations do you have from CyberGhost in 2015? :)

Have the best possible year!

Encryption – A Guide for Everyone

Did you know that even the great Caesar used a cipher to hide his military
correspondence between 100 – 44 B.C?  The key in this case was simply
to shift to the right by three.

Encryption is not a new concept but it keeps getting more and more complex and useful. We thought that a guide to encryption accessible to everyone would be more than welcomed, either to understand it better or to share it with people who would need it.

Just a short intro: encryption is the process through which information or data is transformed (encoded) in such a way that is unreadable to anyone who does not have the knowledge of the way it was transformed.
The information thus becomes available only to the authorized parties. This authorization works based on keys. Encoding the information is made by using an encryption key while decoding the information is made by using a decryption key.

Encryption

You can read the entire guide here.

Feel free to share it with people interested.

We’re Halfway there

20140718010215-CG_Servers_B4bAs you may know, earlier this week we started an Indiegogo campaign with the purpose of raising €100.000 from our lovely community for building the first NSA proof, #Nospyproxy ever. After just a couple of days, we’re halfway there, with our campaign featured on the first page of Indiegogo and we would have never made it without you, guys!

Thank you for your instant reactions on our social media channels and for the positive feedback and praise you sent us!

The campaign will be open for the following 57 days, and we will need your further help in order to reach our target.

So please share on Facebook, Twitter, tell your mom, your friends and your neighbors and let’s keep the fire burning!

Stop Pointing Your Finger at Jennifer Lawrence and Accept You Might Be Next

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This week’s incident is on everybody’s lips. You most probably know what we’re talking about, but in case you’ve been stranded on a desert island for the past couple of days, let me sum it up for you: the internet was overwhelmed by the nude photos of celebrities like Jenifer Lawrence, Rihanna, Kate Uptown and at least a dozen of other female stars. Their iCloud accounts have supposedly been hacked, and while there are heated discussions and countless speculations on how it was done, the only conclusion you need to draw from this is that it can happen to you, too.

How did this happen?

It is very possible that we will never know, but here are a few possibilities:

  1. Password reset (secret questions / answers)

While sincerity is usually encouraged and makes for a valuable quality in a friend or business partner, providing the true answers to your security questions, while setting up your account, might not be the most intelligent move, especially if they’re the only thing you rely on for recovering your passwords.

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Hopefully not you

2.  Phishing emails

Phishing email messages are used by hackers for stealing money or your personal information. The good news is it’s really easy to spot one if you always remember to check for bad grammar, links in text (those shalt not be clicked), and threats (ex.: your account will be deleted if you don’t reply).

3. Social engineering / RAT install / authentication

Remote Access Tools are pieces of software used to remotely access or control a computer. While it can be of great use for system administrators or that guy who always fixes your computer, it can also be used to perform key logging, screen and camera capture, file access, code execution, registry management etc.

You should verify every program before installing it on your computer by using authorized program signatures.

A few easy things you can do to make sure you won’t be next

  • Don t use  the same password for all your accounts

For all you might know, your password “qwerty”, “12345” or the ever popular “password” is working just fine for your Faceboook, Pinterest, Mail, Amazon & co.

Maybe you know better than that and use a complicated password with symbols and numbers. Congratulations! The thing is, even if that’s the case you shouldn’t use it for all your accounts because that is like giving somebody the skeleton key to your life.

It would be ideal to go through the trouble of setting up different complicated passwords for all your accounts, which in fact, it’s not hard to manage if you…

  • Use a password manager

Keepass, Lastpass 1.72  and Kaspersky Password Manager 4, are all great options, are easy to use and fast to install. 5 minutes is a small price to pay for your peace of mind.

  • Use two step verification

Most of the major sites offer this so just remember to check.

  • Turn off automatic backups

Most of the cloud based services such as Google’s accounts or iCloud automatically sync every photo you take, contact you save, app you download or website you access.While you would rather have everything in one place in case you ever lose your phone or tablet, it’s better to turn it off.

It is , in the end, about comfort versus security and we live in an age when the most valuable things we own aren’t palpable. You know what they say: Better be safe than sorry!

Do you use any other methods? Sharing is caring so let us know in the comment section below!