Archive - July 2014

3 Years of Free Of Compromise Security, Freedom and Privacy with CyberGhost VPN

CyberGhost VPN started as a project thought up by Robert Knapp, an ambitious, bright German maverick who dreamt a solution to the rise in internet surveillance and disappearance of online privacy and security.  A team of young, ingenious and motivated Romanian professionals joined in and started in the quest for a secure and private internet.

Three years  and 3.7 million satisfied users later, we can say we are proud of offering you free of compromise online security, privacy and freedom. We grew up together with CyberGhost, and learned how to face unplanned situation, communicate more efficiently and most important of all, listen to your needs and wishes and adjust accordingly.

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We are grateful for the opportunities we had along the way to offer access to a free internet and the means to speak out loud to those who due to censorship didn’t have a voice, to protect our users’ sensitive data, and to restore the privacy that the internet was meant to offer from the very first beginning.

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But most important of all, we want to thank you for trusting us to take care of your privacy and ensure you complete anonymity. We will keep improving and find new ways and resources to keep the battle for a free internet running, because we believe that internet is freedom.

Stay tuned for our upcoming campaigns. We might be getting old, but we have plenty of new tricks up our sleeve!

 

To Flash Or Not to Flash – That is the question

Why CyberGhost is different from Proxy Plugins

The controversy regarding Flash is still ongoing and with more and more websites using modern HTML5 features, we might see a future where Flash is not required at all. But currently Flash is still heavily used for media content and streaming, like video streams. Websites with a lot of video content have not yet converted all of their content to HTML5 compatible formats and still require the Flash Plugin.

Flash was and is under attack. In the last years it suffered from a lot security leaks. But why?
The reason is that Flash has more freedom to access the user’s system and is running somehow in a “side-channel” of the browser.

How does that affect my privacy and security?

First of all: If you are already a CyberGhost user, you made the right decision, because you are using a VPN, an encrypted tunnel into the Internet. With CyberGhost’s advanced security features, no application is able to circumvent this tunnel and communicate from outside the tunnel. All Internet traffic is forced to go through the tunnel, passing our servers, being anonymized by replacing your IP with one of our servers’ IP.

Oh, you are using some of these tiny, small Chrome Plugins

Nice that you care about your privacy and we also appreciate that you are cautious not to install too many stuff on your PC, in order to keep it clean and fast. But in this case, it’s the wrong decision. It’s like not installing an Antivirus Program and using an online service for scanning files for viruses. This is a good solution if you want a second opinion or if you are on a computer where you are not allowed to install anything. But this  does not give you the same protection level. Read More

Live Chat is Under Maintenance

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Live chat is currently under maintenance and will be offline for approximately 48 hours. We’re changing our live support system to make an even better support. We very much appreciate your understanding and are very aware of how important this is for you so we will do our best to get back online as soon as possible.

Torrents become a CyberGhost Premium Feature

You know it: The largest parts of Internet traffic concern streaming services for music and videos, as well as torrent downloads, in some countries strong enough to even threaten net neutrality by being scapegoats for Internet Service Providers to establish new price models.

In contrast, CyberGhost has become steadily cheaper over the years and still manages to stem all increasing traffic. Unfortunately, a high percentage of free users make extensive use of our Free Service very powerful bandwidth for their torrent downloads, affecting the data throughput of all other users in a serious manner.

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Therefore, the heavy load torrent users put on the service forces us to pull the ripcord and to re-establish solidarity among all users, instead of letting a few claim it all for themselves.

In short: From now on, CyberGhost blocks the Torrent protocol on all free servers, to normalize traffic once again and to reserve our capacities for those who need a cost-free VPN for anonymous and uncensored surfing. Read More

CyberGhost VPN is now available for Mac

CyberGhost VPN for Mac was officially launched through a Google Hangout Live Session on 5th of June and is now fully available for Mac enthusiasts. It’s completely Free! We’ve been in beta mode for a few months and now we are ready to officially release this amazing privacy and anonymity tool for all Mac users out there.

Install the CyberGhost application on your Mac in just a few seconds. CyberGhost VPN can be downloaded here.

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When using CyberGhost VPN on your Mac you get:

– Privacy and security by encrypting your communication Read More

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