“Celebrate youth, celebrate, those, who …”

You remember this song by Rick Springfield? Well, we do … and we celebrate: Namely our first year, after we left Germany, moved to Romania and began establishing ourselves in Bucharest, Romania, Europe’s Silicon Valley. Why Bucharest? Because we think, it’s the best environment throughout Europe to grow and feed a young company like ours. It’s got highly motivated and thoroughly skilled net specialists, being raised by a free Internet. It shows an urge to shape a future, where privacy and freedom are still positive values. And it got a law system, that remembers 45 years of Stalinism very well and therefore backs up the freedom and courage one needs to go after these goals.

Bucharest got all, we were looking for, when asking ourselves, which might be the best place in Europe to settle down and grant anonymity in the Internet, that elsewhere had become an endangered species. Only here we found the needed place to evolve and offer subscribers from all over the world, what they are looking for: Privacy, freedom and a plus of security in the Internet with no backdoors included – no logging, no spying, no compromises!

No doubt, that we like you to celebrate along with us. Therefore we created a very special offer, including huge savings of up to 40 % and three high quality PC tools in each bundle. Better though, for we also included our famous ‘Unlimited Traffic’ plan.

In detail you can go for:

  • 12 months CyberGhost Classic VPN subscription for just € 39.99 (20 % off), including access to all free and premium servers and traffic flat rate ‘L’ (20 GB high speed traffic, to be reduced to 512 kBit/s when used up).
  • 12 months CyberGhost Premium VPN subscription for just € 55.99 (30 % off), including access to all free and premium servers and traffic flat rate ‘XL’ (50 GB high speed traffic, to be reduced to 512 kBit/s when used up).
  • 12 months CyberGhost Premium Plus Unlimited VPN subscription for just € 71.39 (40 % off), including access to all free, premium and VIP servers (equipped for the fastest possible high speed traffic). On this plan, there will be no traffic limitations and therefore no speed reductions.

Additionally we give away the following products for free with each subscription:

  • O&O Defrag Professional Edition (worth: € 29.00): O&O Defrag establishes maximum performance for one’s hard drives by eliminating defragmentation. Some features:
    • Defragmentation at the push of a button
    • Performance increases of up to 100%
    • Faster system and program starts
    • Extends the life of your hardware
    • Update Star Premium Edition 8 (worth: € 29.90):Update Star helps any Windows computer to stay up to date easily and prevents problems. It automatically updates more than  1.400.000 different software titles. Some features:
      • Protection against outdated software
      • Delivers major version updates
      • Allows for a personalization of updates
      • Secure and verified downloads
      • Photomizer 2 (worth: € 29.99): Photomizer 2 repairs, optimizes and edits one’s digital photos. It is the perfect completion for any digital camera, able to correct, where others fail, e.g. false apertures or shots under unfavorable weather and lighting conditions. Some features:
        • Repairs your digital photo treasures without laborious training time
        • Optimizes fully automatically and reliably exactly those image parts, which disturb a photo’s overall impression
        • Includes profiles for a faster and more effective editing
        • Removes noise and eliminates artifacts

You will save up to € 136.49, depending on which subscription you choose. We’re pretty sure, you might agree, that this is a very cool way to celebrate and keep the idea of a free Internet alive at the same time. And, by the way, if you’re too young to know, who the hell Rick Springfield is, have a look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPEf1besqDI&feature=related. It’s unblocked, by the way … At least it had been yesterday!

This offer is valid only up to July, 27th. You can subscribe by clicking on this link: http://s.cgvpn.net/7A

J.A.Z.Z. U.P.

J.A.Z.Z. U.P. PC & Internet

J.A.Z.Z. U.P. PC & Internet

J.A.Z.Z. U.P. your PC, your Internet and even your photos with CyberGhost and friends!

Ready for a little jazz up? In our new campaign we offer you 1 year CyberGhost Classic VPN for just € 49.99. Which is pretty much the same like usual, including access to all free and premium servers and traffic flat rate ‘L’ (20 GB high speed traffic, to be reduced to 512 kBit/s when used up) – but additionally we give away the following jazz up tools for free:

  • O&O Defrag Professional Edition (worth: € 29.00): O&O Defragestablishes maximum performance for one’s hard drives by eliminating defragmentation. Some features:
    • Defragmentation at the push of a button
    • Performance increases of up to 100%
    • Faster system and program starts
    • Extends the life of your hardware
    • Speeds up your Internet browser
    • Defrag multiple drives simultaneously
    • Vendor-independent optimization of solid state drives
    • Screensaver mode defragments in your absence
    • Update Star Premium Edition 8 (worth: € 29.90):Update Star helps any Windows computer to stay up to date easily and prevents problems. It automatically updates more than  1.400.000 different software titles. Some features:
      • Protection against outdated software
      • Delivers major version updates
      • Allows for a personalization of updates
      • Secure and verified downloads
      • Registry Cleaner included
      • Full scheduling capabilities and daily scans
      • Export and backup your software setup
      • Security recommendations for update priorization
      • Photomizer 2 (worth: € 29.99): Photomizer 2repairs, optimizes and edits one’s digital photos. It is the perfect completion for any digital camera, able to correct, where others fail, e.g. false apertures or shots under unfavorable weather and lighting conditions. Some features:
        • Repairs your digital photo treasures without laborious training time
        • Optimizes fully automatically and reliably exactly those image parts, which disturb a photo’s overall impression
        • Includes profiles for a faster and more effective editing
        • Removes noise and eliminates artifacts

You will save unbelievable € 88.89 on all software titles and can look at it any way you like: If you’re a CyberGhost fan, you get O&O Defrag, Update Star and Photomizer 2 for free. If you ever wanted Photomizer 2 and O&O Defrag, you will get CyberGhost and Update Star for free and even save nearly € 10.00. And if … well, you got the picture …

This offer is valid only up to June, 30th. You can subscribe by clicking on this link: http://s.cgvpn.net/7m

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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CyberGhost in a transparent manner: technical basics and equipment of the service

The CyberGhost service is based on three main systems plus a few web servers, which are used for hosting the company’s web appearance at www.cyberghostvpn.com:

  1. The log-in servers, consisting of one master and one backup server
  2. The Domain Name Servers (DNS), consisting of one master server located in Switzerland and two backup servers, located in the USA resp. Poland
  3. The exit nodes, where an anonymized user leaves the CyberGhost net and enters the Internet. At this time the service consists of 65 OpenVPN servers around the world, mainly Europe and the USA.

Log-in servers

The log-in servers contain each their own database, supplied with the least necessary account data (user name and password), exit node data, system settings and statistics – which all is continuously synced between master and backup server. In case a data center or server fails, the backup server becomes immediately master. The DNS settings of the master-URL will also be changed to the backup server IP within seconds, so the exit nodes can reach the new master server for internal communications without interruption.

DN-Servers

The Domain Name Server receive all DNS-queries from the exit nodes and give back the answers in an anonymous way, so for any target servers the respective CyberGhost server will be the only partner to communicate with. They also resolve the routes to the master server, to the exit nodes, and the account management.

Exit nodes

The exit nodes connect the clients with the Internet. They receive the DNS-queries from the clients, forward them to the DN-Servers and give back the answers in an anonymous way. Furthermore, on all exit nodes a NAT service with firewall-functions is running, and the exit nodes communicate with the master server during a user log-in and an active connection (with a traffic conveyance every five minutes).

Web servers

The Web-Servers handle the user registration, the account management and system controlling functions. After a user has been registered through the web site, his username and password-hash will be stored in the log-in systems’ databases.

And this is, how it functions:

The typical pattern of a CyberGhost session usually follows these steps (a little bit different depending on what kind of connection one prefers, the Windows client or native OpenVPN).

  • If one uses the Windows client software, she must enter her user name and password after startup. After that happened, she will be connected to an exit node, encrypted with 128Bit AES. While connecting, the client PC’s default route and the DNS settings will be adapted to the exit node.
  • If one uses the native OpenVPN configuration files, provided for subscribers in their accounts, she must first extract all files from the downloaded ZIP to the config folder of her local OpenVPN installation. After that one starts the OpenVPN GUI and selects one of the shown connections. While the connection is being established, one needs to enter user name and password. The client PC’s default route and the DNS settings will be adapted to the exit node after a successful log-in.
  • Is the connection to the exit node fully established, all traffic will use this server, encrypted with 128Bit AES. All connected clients will share the public IP of the used exit node. Note: While connecting with 128 SSL a new key will be negotiated and renewed every 30 minutes, so all your traffic will be encrypted with 128Bit AES.

Déjà-vu: Another Double Impact Offer!

We hit you once with our famous Double Impact offer – we do it again. Not just because we like to surprise you, but because, we believe as well, that the more Internet security one can establish, the better it is. And that’s exactly, what you will get: more Internet security, provided by CyberGhost (your powerhouse response to online surveillance and content restrictions) and Emsisoft Anti-Malware, one of the best Anti-Malware tools around.

In detail we offer you 12 months of CyberGhost Premium VPN (worth € 79.99) 50 % off the regular price plus 1 year Emsisoft Anti-Malware (worth: € 40) for free, ready to go home with you right now!

This offer is valid in the time between March 02nd and March 30th and saves you unbelievable € 40 on 12 months CyberGhost Premium VPN subscription plus another € 40 on Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Just pay € 39.99 for both products and save 67 % of the real price.

You can subscribe to our ‘Déjà-vu’ offer by clicking on this link.

CEO-Blog: CyberGhost Privacy Browser for iPad & iPhone!

The CyberGhost Privacy Browser for iPad & iPhone will get you secured and anonymous into the Internet – which is exactly what you need, if you want to access the Net on public Hot Spots, private Internet coffee shops, or just the next open WLAN. Instead of letting anybody interested read your data, you encrypt your connection unbreakable with CyberGhost and establish a tunnel right to the Internet through our high performance servers, getting anonymized and keeping all others out at the same time.

And it can do even more for you than ‘just’ securing your connection against data miners and hackers – like bypassing geo restrictions for example and letting you watch blocked content. No doubt, it’s a big annoyance, being far from home and not having access to your favorite media platform, just because your IP address is identifying you as an ‘outlander’. As well as trying to watch a video on YouTube, that’s unfortunately not available in the country, you’re living in at the moment. Just imagine, being an American and paying for Hulu, but not being able to access it on a vacation outside the US? The CyberGhost app fixes that and gives you the ‘right’ IP address. Just choose a server in the country you want to access content from and log-in. It’s just as easy as it sounds.

More: You like to watch a video offline? CyberGhost helps you download it (off selected websites) for later viewing and save it on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

Much more: The CyberGhost app will simulate a desktop browser for you, you’d like it to – not just for the fun of it, but because sometimes your Safari browser might get blocked from certain content. Maybe somebody does not like Apple or maybe a webpage designer decided, your iPhone or iPod touch is not the right platform to map his content. Using CyberGhost it will.

More of more: Did you ever wished, you haven’t exposed your email address so often? Or did you ever skipped an interesting offer, just because you were afraid to get spammed? Don’t worry anymore. The CyberGhost app provides you with a unique trash mail feature, that will generate a time limited email address (6 hours, to be exactly) anytime you need one. An integrated email client will fetch all mails, while the address is valid and save them on your device. What better way is there to avoid spam, than not using one’s own address in the first place?

The CyberGhost Privacy Browser is out now and available in Apple’s iTunes Store for a special introductory price of just $ 4,99 instead of later $ 5,99. Its minimum requirement is iOS 3.2 (default for iPad 1 & iPhone 3G).

Click here: >> Apple iTunes Store <<

Wave goodbye to the CyberGhost online safe – and prepare for ‘the Cloud’

Times of change are always a little bit difficult. Like we all are forced to notice right now – staff and subscribers alike. At least those of you, who tried to activate their online safe after activating a new subscription. It doesn’t work!

The reason is simple: The online safe will be shut down soon – and exchanged by a much better alternative: the ‚CyberGhost Cloud‘. Right now we are working full time on the project, and if everything will progress the way we want it to, the official release will be in the second quarter of 2012. And, yes, the new cloud will have the same high standards of security, you always liked about CyberGhost. But, no, we will not tell you more about the features to expect at this stage. Just stay tuned and let us surprise you …

Back to the bad news: Because of the work on the cloud project and the preliminary measures to shut down the old data safe, new subscribers can not activate the latter. Just accounts with a working online safe will be able to use it up to the time, the respective subscription will run out. Which means, that after some time all old online storage will have been closed. Regarding future offers the data safe is already spared out. We do apologize, though, for any inconvenience a new subscriber might have had, trying to activate the soon be obsolete online safe.

More details will be released soon. Please, stay tuned …

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