Archive - June 2017

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!

The latest data breach in the US leaves 200 million exposed

In one of the world’s oldest modern democracies, the United States, the right to privacy seems to be taken less and less seriously.

Last year, after merely taking on the role of US President, Donald Trump signed an executive order threatening the 6-month-old EU-US Privacy Shield agreement. In March this year, Internet Service Providers got the green light to sell users’ web history. August could see the end of American net neutrality.

Now, the (extremely, we would say) sensitive personal details relating to almost 200 million US citizens have been accidentally exposed by a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee. According to bbc.com, the 1.1 terabytes of data includes birth dates, home addresses, telephone numbers and political views of nearly 62% of the entire US population.

What’s worse, the data was available on a publicly accessible Amazon cloud server. Thus, absolutely anyone with the link could access the data.

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The government wants to bolster cybersecurity. Robert Knapp: “All bitcoin transactions are made on a public ledger”

Cybersecurity experts recently met with lawmakers to talk about ways for preventing an event like May’s international WannaCry ransomware attack from wreaking havoc in the U.S.

But one topic was not brought up: bitcoin, the virtual currency that ransom hackers often ask to be paid in exchange for unlocking infected computers.

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