Why do I need a VPN for my iPhone, when it is already encrypted?

Since the introduction of iOS 8 in 2014, Apple has informed users about the inclusion of device encryption, which secures device data from hackers, thieves and government agencies. On top, since iOS 9, Apple has pushed for even more security by making developers encrypt all apps, using HTTPS.

Furthermore, the reworked encryption of Apple devices forces law enforcement, federal agents, and intelligence agencies to go to the device owner themselves rather than Apple. These encryption methods prevent even Apple from accessing the data it holds on users, as they state on their website:

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“(…) we can’t unlock your device for anyone because you hold the key — your unique password. We’re committed to using powerful encryption because you should know the data on your device and the information you share with others is protected.”

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ZDNet: Why building a startup in Romania made more sense to CyberGhost CEO

Robert Knapp, CyberGhost CEO, recently met with ZDNet correspondent Andra Fiscutean to discuss why he decided to found his privacy company in Romania. Here are some excerpts from the article we thought you might consider interesting:

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With €100,000 ($114,000) borrowed from investors and the dream of building a VPN company, CyberGhost, he packed his suitcase, left Germany and moved to Bucharest in 2011. Six years went by, and he still believes Romania is the only place where he could have made it happen.

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“We would not have been successful elsewhere,” he says. “We would have closed it down in Germany after a year and a half, and in Silicon Valley after a few months.”

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Knapp, who often wears a pirate flag T-shirt and a black beanie hat when making public appearances, is now among the top entrepreneurs in eastern Europe. A few months ago, he sold CyberGhost VPN to Israeli company Crossrider for €9.2m ($10.5m).

He’s kept the CEO role and hopes to develop his startup further to one day make it the number one player in the privacy-as-a-service field.
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Knapp did the math. His €100,000 would run out in Silicon Valley or London in a few months, yet in Romania, he could make his dream happen. “If you want to run an internet startup, you can basically do it from any location,” Knapp says.

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Because the local market alone is too small for a startup to succeed, Romanian technologists have to think globally from the outset, and this need helps them create products and services that could take off worldwide.

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To read the whole article, click here.

Beat the heat with our Summer Sales: 57% discount on CyberGhost Premium Plus

These days, online privacy has turned into our most prized possession. Governments from even the most democratic of countries are taking every possible measure to strip us of one of our most basic rights.

We, at CyberGhost, are here to encourage you to fight for your right. That is why now, for a limited time, you can get a Premium Plus CyberGhost VPN subscription at a 57% discount, valid only until the end of the month.

Thus, with one click, tap or swipe, you will gain:

  • Extra speed thanks to 5x faster servers
  • Apps for Android, Windows and iOS, included
  • No annoying ads
  • Access to more than 800 servers in 27 countries
  • Mobile data cost reduction through data compression
  • All of the above, on 5 different devices

Chill out, even in the scorching heat, your privacy is safe with our summer offer. Get your discount now!

Prevent Petya ransomware attacks with the CyberGhost Immunizer

Hi there, Ghosties!

You never really know what we’re “cooking” these days at CyberGhost! Could be an update to one of our multi-platform apps or maybe… an Immunizer for desktop Windows devices to help you prevent cyberattacks like the recent Petya.

For those of you not yet in the loop on this topic, ransomware is a type of malware that blocks access to a computer or its data and demands money to release it. Petya is only of the most recent such cyberattacks, of massive proportions, hitting companies in Europe, the Middle East and the US on June 27th, wreaking havoc for employees and customers alike.

Petya caused computers to stop working, instead displaying a ransom note demanding $300 (£235). The widespread attack affected global and national organisations including the Ukranian National Bank, British advertising firm WPP and logistics company Maersk.

How our Immunizer works & how to download it

In plain words, our Immunizer tricks the Petya ransomware into thinking that the computer it is trying to attack is already infected. Thus, if the CyberGhost Immunizer is installed, Petya will think it has previously infested that PC and will move on, unwillingly leaving it safe.

To download our Immunizer and prevent falling victim to Petya attacks in the future, simply go to this link and then click on the .exe file to install it in the blink of an eye.

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Cyberghost CEO: We can’t stop the ransomware unless laws get passed that help create a legal standard that encrypts everything

Ransomware is terrifying for businesses, entire companies could fall without access to important corporate files. It’s no picnic for individuals either; dependence on smart devices and cloud storage make a lot of us easy targets for cyber-criminals.

The amount of risk people take, using their devices, often seems manageable: we install anti-virus, use encryption, and more concerned users can even surf the web using a virtual-private-network (VPN) to keep their information safe. There seems to be a never-ending supply of products and services to keep you secure online, and businesses have entire departments dedicated to the security of their company. Read More

CyberGhost is targeting US in its global campaign

Bucharest – New York – San Francisco, June 27, 2017. CyberGhost is touring US — coast-to-coast — implementing its strategy to grow exponentially at global scale, by increasing awareness of firm and to promote its privacy and security solution.

Robert Knapp, the CEO of the company, had a number of meetings with key business and technology journalists on the Wall Street, and he will meet representatives of the press in San Francisco.

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Scheduled downtime on June 28th due to service upgrade

Good news, everyone!

As usual, we are constantly adding the latest technologies to our service in order to make sure that our privacy solution stays bulletproof.

Therefore, on June 28th, between 08:00 and 12:00 CEST, we will upgrade our Certificate Authority (CA) and all our servers, as well as client keys, to 4096 bits.

This will not require any action on your behalf if you are using the CyberGhost app on Mac OS, Android or Windows devices.

If you are however using the native OpenVPN software, you will need to download the configuration archive again from here, because the connection cannot be established with the old certificate chain.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by the downtime and we thank you, in advance, for your understanding. It’s all for a good cause!

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