CyberGhost5 is now available in 5 additional languages

We are proud to announce that we have a major update: CyberGhost5 is now available in
5 additional languages: French, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, Polish. If you want to use the updated version of CyberGhost5 all you have to do is restart CyberGhost in order to install the new version 5.0.13.10.

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Line’s dead? Please change name server addresses!

Some users recently complained they can’t reach our homepage and in general report problems regarding addressing websites while surfing. Therefore we’d like to take the opportunity to inform you once again, that CyberGhost replaced the old name servers. They won’t be updated anymore and be shut down completely very soon.

Does it concern you? Depends. If you haven’t changed the address of your DNS server in the past manually to one of CyberGhost’s servers, you’re good to go and don’t have to read any further. Did you instead actually do changed the name servers, please update the addresses now.

These are the old, invalid  name servers

  • ·         ns1.cyberghostvpn.com 79.141.167.14
  • ·         ns2.cyberghostvpn.com 79.141.160.23
  • ns3.cyberghostvpn.com 67.221.255.31

These addresses need to be replaced with the following new ones as soon as possible (please note, that also a zero (‘0’) shows up, where before was none, e.g. ‘ns01’ instead ‘ns1’: Continue reading

The wait is over! Our new iOS App, CyberGhost Hotspot Protection, is available now!

We are excited to announce that our iOS App, CyberGhost5 Hotspot Protection is available in the App store from today!

From now on you can:
  • Surf anonymously and secured against trackers and data miners;
  • Protect your private data from hackers while connected to public Wifi networks like Hotspots and Internet Cafes;
  • Watch your favorite videos and TV shows even when you travel and get geo-restricted.

CyberGhost publishes PPTP!

CyberGhost officially ended its PPTP beta phase and integrated Point-to-Point to its services. PPTP is another protocol technique beside the generally utilized OpenVPN to establish an encrypted tunnel to the CyberGhost network and advisable, if OpenVPN is no option. With the additional PPTP feature Premium and Premium Plus subscribers can connect to the CyberGhost network, even if their respective device does not support OpenVPN or is too complicated to set up

To get PPTP installed is extremely easy. Just open the network connection settings of your device, choose a new VPN connection (often even called that way) and enter the needed personal data to get access to the CyberGhost network. Note, though, that this data is only available for Premium and Premium Plus  users. It can be found in the respective online account. Please click on the entry ‘PPTP configuration’ in the right handed side menu and note the password and the server addresses you get there. The PPTP password is needed to avoid putting your regular CyberGhost account at risk, if your PPTP connection will ever be compromised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the time of introducing PPTP CyberGhost offers up to September, 30th, 2012 special conditions on each Premium or Premium Plus subscription, which also include UNLIMITED TRAFFIC!

  • New subscribers: Any new 1 year Premium or Premium Plus subscription will be available with a 30 % discount, PPTP and unlimited traffic included.
  • Upgrade from Classic: Any Classic subscription can be upgraded to Premium or Premium Plus at the usual conditions. Depending on the time left on your subscription and the wanted Premium Plan one will get a counterbalance of months. Details on this you will find in your account under ‘tariff information’. Of course an upgrade will include PPTP and unlimited traffic.
  • Upgrade from Premium or Premium Plus: Existing Premium and Premium Plus users can upgrade to PPTP and unlimited traffic for a small onetime fee of € 7.99 (Premium) or € 9.99 (Premium Plus).

CyberGhost opened PPTP beta for public!

CyberGhost recently started its PPTP beta phase. PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) is another VPN protocol, which you can use to get access to the CyberGhost network without any third party software. BUT: Please always check, if you can instead use OpenVPN or the CyberGhost client. PPTP is not as safe as OpenVPN and therefore only an option, if you are lagged in a situation, where you can’t use OpenVPN or your device does not support it.

To get PPTP up and running is extremely easy. Just open the network connection settings of your device, choose a new VPN connection (often even called that way) and enter one of the following addresses, when asked for a server:

de.pptp.cyberghostvpn.com
ro.pptp.cyberghostvpn.com
us.pptp.cyberghostvpn.com

Of course you must decide, which server it should be, but usually you are free to create as much VPN connections as you like to and therefore can build three different ones for different countries to choose from later on.

As long as the beta test is running, please use cyberpptpv both as a username and as the password.

After closing beta and transferring PPTP officially into the CyberGhost universe, you need to generate a PPTP password in your online account. This is due to security reasons. Like said, PPTP is not as safe as OpenVPN and more a fallback, when OpenVPN is no option. Having different passwords reduces the danger of having your CyberGhost account being cracked significantly.

Another important note: Some routers like AVM‘s FritzBox need you to clarify, if you want PPTP being activated. Please consult the manual of your device regarding this matter. It should point out the right things to do.

However, note also, that it’s necessary for us to have an eye on our capacities while being in beta and might reduce the number of open slots from time to time! So, please, don’t get angry, if you can’t always log-in. Might also be, we have to work on the settings and/or techniques.

Have fun testing! Sufficient documentations on how to use PPTP on iPhone, Android etc. are in the pipeline and will be published in our knowledgebase. The German versions are already available.

New CyberGhost client presents new rules for account openings & 1 free month CG Premium VPN!

From now on CyberGhost uses a changed procedure when opening a new account – and along with it comes a new client and a new password recovery modus.

The most important facts about the new client:

  • Overhauled setup
  • New welcome assistant, providing a new account opening procedure directly on your PC
  • No email address necessary for account opening
  • No restart necessary after installation on many systems
  • Slight changes regarding the log-in-screen
  • Some design changes regarding the main window
  • Direct serial number activation using the client
  • Alternative ports for communication, selectable at the list of networks when logging in (background is, that certain providers block the generally used port)
  • Bugfix: fixed the wrong display of the VPN IP after connecting (in case the exit IP doesn’t coincide with the communication IP of the VPN server)
  • Many more little changes and fixes

New account opening makes ‘exposure’ of a valid email address unnecessary

The most important change coming with the new CyberGhost client pertains the new way of enrollment and account opening. From now on the creation of a new account takes place straight in your client on your PC and just needs an arbitrary user name and a password. No need for neither visiting the CyberGhost homepage nor providing us with an email address anymore!

Less information when enrolling mean more anonymity for you – or at least more felt anonymity, since we never compromised any user’s identity in all the years of our existence (each email address had been anonymized and encrypted and stored strictly separated from the respective account). However, the reason we asked for your email address had been the simple fact, that we needed it for password recovery – which now will be done by the new so called PUK (Personal Unblock Key). This PUK will be generated automatically when opening an account and has to be stored very carefully by you, either as a print or as a file somewhere safe. Please note, that you are solely responsible for this data and that we can’t help you to restore a lost password in the future. Any account you can’t recover, will be lost – and with it your subscription. This procedure will be mandatory for new users, old accounts will be adjusted step by step – if you want to, as soon as you started the new client for the first time.

Future newsletter solution

New users, who want to receive information about the CyberGhost net (e.g. new server locations) or special offers (e. g. special low rates), can subscribe to our newsletter via the CyberGhost homepage for free. One also can provide us freely with a valid email address when opening a new account – and get one free month CyberGhost Premium VPN with access to all servers in return, 1 GB traffic volume included. This email address will be stored as before separately from one’s CyberGhost account and is in no way a threat to one’s real identity. Also we will never give away the address to any other company, organization, government or whatever.

What else?

We are sure, you’d like the new client and the service changes. We are aware, that the new procedure to restore an account is a lack of user friendliness, but then again, it’s a plus in anonymity. And that’s, what we all are here for, aren’t we? Anyway, if it turns out, you’d like to return to the old ways, we will do so.

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New Servers from CyberGhost

We have some great news for you. Just opened up new servers in:

  • USA
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Netherlands
  • Poland.

So go ahead make some traffic and let us know what you think.

A list with all the servers you can find here: http://cyberghostvpn.com/en/product/server_status.html