Tag - VPN

CyberGhost was awarded the badge of Excellent Service

We, at CyberGhost, have just become prouder of our achievements, as we have just been awarded a badge of Excellent Service by vpnMentor. Pride is just a small part because we are also very grateful to have received this badge thanks to our countless positive customer reviews.

According to vpnMentor, CyberGhost has reached a 4.5 rating out of 5 in customer reviews, which means we have managed to satisfy plenty of users with our top-class privacy and data protection features. So, we want to thank all Ghosties worldwide for trusting our app and for using it to secure their digital lifestyle.

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Why U.S. Justice Department’s call on responsible encryption is not an option

U.S. Justice Department official Rod Rosenstein held a speech on Tuesday at the U.S. Naval Academy in which he criticized technology companies for helping out criminals and terrorists accomplish their plans through encryption software.

Directly pointing to Silicon Valley companies, he supported the idea of responsible encryption after mentioning several terrorism cases from the past. Tech companies refused to collaborate with the FBI despite the fact that the organization presented proper warrants that would have allowed them to access company databases.

Sure, this would have meant collecting only the data concerning terrorist suspects, but the reaction of companies is by far understandable. Once “inside” the system, law enforcement officers could easily break in and collect other important information as well, not related to terrorist suspects.

Responsible encryption or forced monitoring?

Many people (security specialists or not) fear that Rosenstein’s call for responsible encryption, while presenting strong arguments, is rather just another attempt to create a back door and legally monitor peoples’ lives online.

Saying that encryption methods are bad because they don’t help governments catch terrorists is just like saying that bulletproof vests should be banned simply because some criminals wear them when they are trying to escape the police. Yet, bulletproof vests have been a lifesaver for police officers, detectives and other law enforcement professionals.

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Remember you have human rights on the internet too

We are living in one of the most dangerous eras in human history: we see attackers killing innocent people for no reason yet what happens probably more often, but not so obvious for everyone to see, are cyber-attacks and other online misdemeanors.

Although there is no need to panic or to constantly feel threatened and drastically change your lifestyle due to all these concerning events, some things truly need to be changed. In terms of your online behavior, you need to re-think your communication strategies and the way you use and protect your information.

The need to overcome the next generation of cyber threats

Along with the evolution of technology, new methods of digital outbreaks and violations come into force. This doesn’t mean that classical online hacks such as phishing and identity theft will go away, but they will take it to the next level along with other new hacking methods that will occur.

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How to save money with CyberGhost VPN and get the best online deals

Prices vary depending on many factors, from the time of year, device you use to make your purchase to the location you’re browsing from. This is valid for airline ticketing companies, hotel booking websites, car rental services, streaming services, games and so on.

For instance, when it comes to airline tickets, time-wise, the biggest fares can be found when children are off school. Also, the more we look for tickets to a certain destination, the more will that price increase, as it will show growing interest on our behalf.

Bypass the price steering strategy used by e-commerce websites

E-commerce websites also use a technique called “price steering”. Thus, PC users will get a different price from those using iOS devices. For example, Travelocity offered an unadvertised $15 discount for people using Apple’s iOS operating system. The OS we use can be easily identified by webmasters via the fingerprints our browsers leave.

Furthermore, fares also vary depending on location. This can be easily checked if you activate CyberGhost VPN and go to a ticketing website such as skyscanner.net.

Upon looking for tickets from the UK to the US, we got a staggering difference of 91.44 GBP when we looked for tickets from Romania, with a local IP, vs. the UK, with an IP generated by CyberGhost.

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Are VPNs legal and can we confidently use them?

Along with so many laws and regulations passed by governments from different countries trying to suppress free internet, surveil and control online content, some of you might wonder if VPNs are legal.

Well, the answer is quite simple really: if they weren’t, you probably couldn’t have read this blog article. The activity and services offered by VPNs are completely legal; the only problem is some countries have banned their citizens’ right to use a VPN, such as China, Belarus, Oman and a few other countries.

Check this list explaining which countries accept the use of a VPN and which consider it illegal.

So, with a few exceptions like the ones mentioned above, VPNs are legal and can be used anywhere else in the world.

Don’t confuse a VPN with a protective mask for unlawful deeds

However, there is also the other side of the story: some people might misinterpret the whole purpose of using a VPN.

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VPN – the best app that makes digital nomads feel at home

Life is certainly wonderful for digital nomads. They enjoy (mostly) freelance work, travel once in a while and see wonderful places. Not to mention, they expand their horizons by meeting new and different cultures.

Yeah, digital nomads enjoy plenty of perks; some of them just lie on the beach with a laptop in front of them and sip from a tasty cocktail from time to time. But how many of them are wise enough not to sink too deep in their wonderful dream and actually take security measures when it comes to protecting their data and keeping their laptops and computers secure?

If you’re about to embark on the exciting adventure of working remotely, take a first stop to check out a few technicalities you need to apply to protect your work files and data.

Useful data protection tips if you’re a digital nomad

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