Archive - 2018

CyberGhost 7.0 – one suite for all your privacy needs

After lots and lots AND LOTS of work, we’ve done it. World, meet the new CyberGhost 7.0! Now available for Windows, iOS, macOS, and Android! 🎉

This just in

With the new generation 7.0, one of our goals was to unify the CyberGhost experience across all devices. So we’ve made anonymity and data privacy hassle-free and gave it a fresh, simpler design.

But we’ve also packed even more flexibility and customization options in the hands of techies.

Here’s what’s new:

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Security advisory: OpenVPN not working on Samsung S9 and S9+ after update

Hey, Ghosties!

If you own a Samsung S9 or S9+, you might have noticed issues with your device and VPNs. We wanted to give you a heads-up, so here’s what’s going on.

After the Android Oreo update, the OpenVPN protocol no longer works on your Samsung S9 and Samsung S9+.

CyberGhost VPN isn’t functioning correctly on these two devices, and we’ve stopped distribution. Read More

We’re ending the FREE version of CyberGhost VPN because #PrivacyMatters even more now

If there ever was a time to care about your privacy (enough to do something about it), it’s now.

We could give you 4.5 billion reasons why (this is how many data records were compromised in the first half of 2018 alone), but you probably don’t need them.

What you need is someone to support you in the fight for your fundamental right to privacy. Making an impact takes focus and crucial decisions. And this is what we want to share today. Read More

Free Chrome and Firefox Browser Plugins… from CyberGhost!

Update, August 14th, 2018:

Along with our Chrome proxy, you can now use the Firefox browser plugin to surf the web anonymously. CyberGhost Proxy Plugins allow you to encrypt your browser traffic, so you can be sure that no online snooper can see where you go on the web.

Both browser extensions are FREE to use and available worldwide, including in internet-censored countries, such as Turkey, the United Arab Emirates or Iran.

CyberGhost Browser Plugins were built on Ethereum blockchain which is a guarantee that your data stays private as the app runs exactly as programmed without any possibility of censorship, fraud or third-party interference.

According to w3schools.com, 80% of online users have Chrome as their main web browser , followed by Firefox, with 10% of online users(July 2018).

Original post from August 23rd, 2014:

We’ve had many requests from our friends lately regarding a Chrome app. We put deep thoughts into this project and asked our awesome German development team to build a steady, no logs, bug free Chrome Proxy. The result can be found on the Chrome store so please, do test it and give us feedback!

Just click on the Power button and you will instantly connect to a CyberGhost server. Choose a server location and your IP will be changed in a second.

You can connect to a server from the following countries:

  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Romania
  • United States

The CyberGhost Chrome and Firefox Proxy Plugins are:

  • Free
  • Easy to install
  • Good for unblocking online content
  • Gives you a new Ip within seconds
  • Encrypts your online browsing data, with 256-bit AES encryption

But please be careful:

  • Please note that these browser plugins are not secure when accessing Flash content and does not protect you from webRTC leaks.
  • In addition, (apart from exceptional situations such as your proximity to the server that provides streaming content) you won’t be able to connect to streaming channels.

For full online protection, we recommend you to install our desktop and mobile VPN solution: CyberGhost VPN.

Planned servers maintenance on August 13th and 14th

As you probably already know, from time to time, our tech team performs routine maintenance on our VPN servers and networks. This is a common procedure to keep the VPN software updated and fully functional.

So, we have scheduled a severs maintenance:

  • on August 13th during 06.00-06.30 UTC. Only some of our servers will undergo maintenance.
  • on August 14th during 06.00-09.00 UTC. All of our servers will undergo maintenance.

Downtime may occur during the mentioned time frames, but only for a short while.

We are sorry for the inconveniences this may cause you. But remember, this is only so CyberGhost can run smoother!

Why has the Internet started to lose public trust?

Some of the coolest things you discover and the most interesting things you read are through the Internet. Maybe you watched an amazing documentary about wild animals, streamed a live sports event, or just found out the latest news on your favorite celebrity.

On average, people spend around 8 hours online every day. Like many of us, you probably take the Internet for granted. But do you know which websites you should trust and which you shouldn’t? And why is trust important in the online world?

Let’s analyze together:

  • What does trust mean in the online world?
  • What was the Internet like in the beginning?
  • The Internet’s honeymoon period
  • How has trust in the Internet changed and evolved?
  • What happened that made people trust the Internet less?
  • The real-life implications of what we do online check the recent Facebook scandal 
  • How data breaches and cyber-attacks undermined trust in the Internet 
  • What governments want to persuade us that mass surveillance is for  
  • Did social media draw more people to the Internet or alienated them?
  • How can the Internet regain people’s trust? 
  • How you and I can make the Internet a better place 

What does trust mean in the online world?

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CyberGhost VPN, currently blocked in Turkey

Update, July 26th:

To all Ghosties out there who are affected by the VPN ban, we have good news! You can now connect to CyberGhost VPN again!

Our professional tech team managed to roll out a solution! For the moment, the fix is only available on iOS devices.

More good news though! Pretty soon, you’ll also be able to enjoy our privacy app on Android devices as well. So, stay tuned!

Download or update the latest CyberGhost VPN version for iOS and enjoy anonymous browsing!

CyberGhost for iOS recently upgraded to version 7! Check out more details.

We regret for not finding a solution earlier. Thank you for bearing with us while we worked on this fix.

Original post from March 12th, 2018

Ghosties, both CyberGhost app and website have been blocked in Turkey since yesterday. We are currently working to fix this problem. Until this issue is solved, you can use our Chrome and Firefox browser extensions which allow you to surf the web anonymously.

We’ll make sure to keep you updated on this matter!

Short history of internet censorship in Turkey

In Turkey, the government is in complete control of citizens’ access to online content and also of their level of digital privacy.

As an example, the Turkish government requires IPSs to keep the activity logs of all users for 2 years and these logs can be checked by the government at any time if they require. The web traffic is also filtered by the government and some websites are always blocked.

Over the years, internet censorship and freedom of speech have turned to be worse and worse. By 2017, Turkey hold the 155th position in the world based on freedom index.

Why is a VPN the optimal solution for internet freedom?

Many Turkish citizens have relied on VPNs in order to enjoy complete online freedom. By using CyberGhost VPN, you can hide your IP, connect to one of our numerous servers from over 50 countries and access basic websites such as YouTube, Facebook, etc. Plus, CyberGhost provides a secure connection and you can be sure that you’ll remain anonymous online thanks to our features, such as “Block online tracking”.

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Unfortunately, many VPNs including CyberGhost have been blocked by the government in the past.

We appreciate your feedback so far and if you are affected by this situation, please give us a comment and tell us more about it!

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