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CyberGhost VPN – validated as the best VPN for its value

According to vpnMentor, CyberGhost VPN is one of the best VPNs you can use in 2018. vpnMentor is an online platform that makes reviews and compares over 200 VPN companies. vpnMentor has awarded CyberGhost VPN as the best VPN for its value. That means that you can enjoy using CyberGhost, which is more than a privacy app, at a reasonable cost.

Our subscription packages start from 10.99 USD/month, but you can save 55% if you choose a one-year subscription and pay only 4.99 USD/month. However, every now and then, you can enjoy even bigger offers through our sales campaigns that go up to 75% discount.

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Freedom on the Net Report 2017 reflects a worrying increase in digital censorship

Another year has passed in the realm of digital freedom, leaving the global situation more and more precarious, especially in the context of various elections taking place throughout the world.

According to Freedom House, which surveyed 65 countries for its ‘Freedom on the Net 2017’ report (87% of the world’s Internet users), the state of the Internet freedom around the world has little cause for celebration, as this year continues to present a world where few societies give their citizens access to a free, uncensored Internet.

Thus, nearly half of the 65 countries assessed in Freedom on the Net 2017 experienced declines during the coverage period, while just 13 made progress, most of it minor. Less than one-quarter of users reside in countries where the internet is designated free, meaning there are no major obstacles to access, excessive restrictions on content, or serious violations of user rights in the form of unchecked surveillance or unjust repercussions for legitimate speech.

However, in one of the world’s leading democracies, the United States, the use of “fake news”, automated “bot” accounts, and other manipulation methods gained particular attention and caused a decline in the country’s overall Internet freedom. While the online environment in the US remained generally free, it was troubled by a proliferation of fabricated news articles, as well as aggressive harassment of many journalists, both during and after the presidential election campaign.

 

The usual suspects and some unexpected improvements

Of the 65 countries assessed, 32 have been on an overall decline since June 2016. The biggest declines took place in Ukraine, Egypt, and Turkey.

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Wanted: the next CyberGhost Voice! Reward: Premium VPN subscription

Update, November 13th: We have the lucky winners! Here are all the CyberGhost Voices, listed below. If you find your name here, expect an email from us soon with instructions on the next steps. Congratulations to you all and we look forward to your updates on digital freedom in your homeland. 

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Latest CyberGhost updates: fresh server locations and streaming channels

CyberGhost largely supports internet freedom and is continually looking to satisfy a larger number of users. That is why in October, we added 10 new countries to our server park, thus reaching a total of 40 server-locations. And that is just in one month, plus more servers are about to be added soon.

Until then, here are the latest CyberGhost server locations (each country including 4 servers, totaling 40 new servers).

  • Brazil
  • Moldova
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Albania
  • South Africa
  • Portugal
  • India
  • Costa Rica
  • Slovakia
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If you want to see the entire list of CyberGhost servers and locations, check out our servers overview dedicated web page.

Switching to the SHA256 authentication algorithm

News number 2 is that starting November 2nd, 2017, your connection to CyberGhost will be made through the SHA256 authentication algorithm. This change came due to many requests from our users in this sense. If you are using the CyberGhost app, no need to worry on any new configuration set up. However, if you want to install CyberGhost on Linux, routers and other devices, either download a new configuration file from account.cyberghostvpn.com or manually change from “auth md5” to “auth sha256” from the Security tab.

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Ready to be scared? Unlock creepy Halloween movie series with Cyberghost

Happy Halloween! Or rather Scary Halloween!? If you’re the kind that enjoys a horror movie on Halloween night, after you satisfied all the trick and treaters, CyberGhost is about to surprise you with some interesting suggestions.

As you know (and if you don’t: surprise!), CyberGhost helps you unlock some popular streaming services so you can enjoy watching your favorite shows or discovering new ones.

Here is what horror and thriller TV series you can watch with CyberGhost and our cool Unlock Streaming profile:

FOX

The Exorcist

Based on the famous novel of the same name, The Exorcist tells the story of a family believed to be either haunted by evil spirits or having their souls captured by the devil. The family brings two priests into their house hoping they could bring their lives to normal. However, priests are caught in a fierce battle against an ancient force of evil.

The Purge

The story of The Purge focuses on a troubled America nation where a governing political organization decides that every year, during is a 12-hour period, any crime including murder is legal. During this time, only certain weapons are allowed to be used, while the police, fire and emergency services are not available.

SKY

Hannibal

Following the same plot as Ridley Scott’s movie from 2001, Hannibal TV series centers on the relationship between FBI special investigator Will Graham and psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter.

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WiFi breach makes devices vulnerable to hacks, but there is a solution

Much to everyone’s concern, there have been discovered serious weaknesses in WPA2, a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. An attacker within range of a victim can exploit these weaknesses using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs), notes krackattacks.com.

The “Krack” attack works by exploiting the “handshake” that a WiFi network and a device give to each other when the latter wants to join. Usually, the two decide on an encryption key for all future traffic, meaning that each device will only be able to read data if it has that key.

“Note that if your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected,” wrote security researcher Mathy Vanhoef, whose work was noted by the US government.

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Qatar blocks VoIP apps such as WhatsApp and Skype; here’s how to access them

If you are traveling to Qatar these days or maybe are a resident who wishes to communicate more easily with his/her business partners or remote family, recent news points out to a new block on standard Voice over IP (VoIP) apps, such as Skype, Facetime, Duo, Viber, and WhatsApp.

Legally speaking, there are no laws or rules that prohibit VoIP services in Qatar, unlike in the UAE for example. However, it appears that according to the website of Qatar’s Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA), no person or business can sell VoIP calls or services without a license. And currently, only Ooredoo and Vodafone, Qatar’s sole two ISPs, are licensed to do this.

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