Category - Privacy & Security News

China’s VPN ban and what impact it can have on us all

These days, everybody’s talking about Russia and China and their goal to ban VPNs, since they allegedly promote illegal content. It all started with the fact that last week, Apple removed all virtual private network apps (VPNs) from the iTunes store in china.

Watch the video we created below for more information on the situation in China and what to expect in the near future:

What do we, as a VPN company, have to say on the matter?

“They’re making the lives of hundreds of millions less secure. It’s not just about privacy anymore. People used to believe it was okay to lose internet privacy because, as long as they weren’t doing anything wrong, they had nothing to fear. It’s not like that, our data tells everything about us. Without the ability to secure our data there’s no way for it to be safe.”, said Robert Knapp, CyberGhost VPN CEO, quoted by thenextweb.com.

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The VPN ban in Russia, explained

Check out the video below to find out the most important aspects of the recent VPN ban in Russia. Are you directly affected by the situation? Drop us a comment and give us your input!

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Cyberghost CEO: We can’t stop the ransomware unless laws get passed that help create a legal standard that encrypts everything

Ransomware is terrifying for businesses, entire companies could fall without access to important corporate files. It’s no picnic for individuals either; dependence on smart devices and cloud storage make a lot of us easy targets for cyber-criminals.

The amount of risk people take, using their devices, often seems manageable: we install anti-virus, use encryption, and more concerned users can even surf the web using a virtual-private-network (VPN) to keep their information safe. There seems to be a never-ending supply of products and services to keep you secure online, and businesses have entire departments dedicated to the security of their company. Read More

CyberGhost is targeting US in its global campaign

Bucharest – New York – San Francisco, June 27, 2017. CyberGhost is touring US — coast-to-coast — implementing its strategy to grow exponentially at global scale, by increasing awareness of firm and to promote its privacy and security solution.

Robert Knapp, the CEO of the company, had a number of meetings with key business and technology journalists on the Wall Street, and he will meet representatives of the press in San Francisco.

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The latest data breach in the US leaves 200 million exposed

In one of the world’s oldest modern democracies, the United States, the right to privacy seems to be taken less and less seriously.

Last year, after merely taking on the role of US President, Donald Trump signed an executive order threatening the 6-month-old EU-US Privacy Shield agreement. In March this year, Internet Service Providers got the green light to sell users’ web history. August could see the end of American net neutrality.

Now, the (extremely, we would say) sensitive personal details relating to almost 200 million US citizens have been accidentally exposed by a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee. According to bbc.com, the 1.1 terabytes of data includes birth dates, home addresses, telephone numbers and political views of nearly 62% of the entire US population.

What’s worse, the data was available on a publicly accessible Amazon cloud server. Thus, absolutely anyone with the link could access the data.

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The government wants to bolster cybersecurity. Robert Knapp: “All bitcoin transactions are made on a public ledger”

Cybersecurity experts recently met with lawmakers to talk about ways for preventing an event like May’s international WannaCry ransomware attack from wreaking havoc in the U.S.

But one topic was not brought up: bitcoin, the virtual currency that ransom hackers often ask to be paid in exchange for unlocking infected computers.

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The dismantling of net neutrality and what you can still do

Net neutrality has been on everyone’s mind these days, since commissioners at the US Federal Communications Commission have voted to overturn rules that would force ISPs to treat all data traffic as equal.

“This is the right way to go,” said FCC chairman Ajit Pai ahead of the vote on May 18th, quoted by BBC. In an official statement, FCC officials added that they expected the proposed changes to “substantially benefit consumers and the marketplace”. They also mentioned that before the rules were changed in 2015, they helped to preserve a “flourishing free and open internet for almost 20 years”.

 

But what is net neutrality and why is it important to us, Internet users?

It’s simple. When we go online, we have certain expectations. We want to be able to connect to any site we want, without any data restrictions from ISPs, because we expect to be in control of our Internet experience.

This is basically what net neutrality is. This basic principle prohibits Internet Service Providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from speeding up, slowing down or blocking any content, applications or websites you want to use. Net Neutrality is the way that the internet has always worked, preserving our right to communicate freely online.

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