Tag: App

HideMyAss launch revamped app with surprising new features

The popular Virtual Private Network (VPN) service, HideMyAss have updated their desktop and mobile apps to version three. The new version introduces a new interphase with several new features making it easier to select and connect to a VPN connection. The app is designed to make it easy to comprehend for users with little or […]

VPNify is a Global Platform for Testing VPN Speeds

Speed is a huge determining factor for many users when looking for a Virtual Private Network (VPN). Browsing reviews will give you an idea of what to expect but it’s difficult to compare multiple providers at once. VPNify is a web-based app, sponsored by the VPN provider Private Internet Access, that collates speed data from […]

China Continues Its Crackdown on VPN Providers

Following concerns in late August over VPN blockages in China, a VPN service provider is reporting “increased censorship” in the country. Astrill VPN has sent out a new message to users explaining that is experiencing further issues with the Great Firewall, China’s Internet censorship regime, blocking its numerous VPN protocols. Intensified blocks were placed on […]

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VPN Unlimited Updates Apps with New UI and OpenSSL

VPN Unlimited has announced a series of updates to its VPN service including a new user interface and the addition of OpenSSL to every platform. The service’s Windows client has been updated with a re-design, access to torrents, and support for nine more languages. VPN Unlimited’s iOS client now also supports the OpenSSL protocol for […]

Hola Responds to Allegations of Botnet Support

Following the recent allegations against Hola Better Internet, the CEO and co-founder Ofer Vilenski posted a lengthy blog post on their website. Titled “The recent events on the Hola network“, Mr. Vilenski admits the company has made mistakes but promises to do better moving forward. The mistakes, he claims, was due to Hola’s massive popularity […]

Hola Unblocker is the Free VPN You Wish You Had Never Installed

Hola (http://hola.org) is an extremely popular free VPN provider. Not least because of the price. According to their website, over 47 million people use Hola. Many of the user are using Hola for unblocking geographically restricted content such as Netflix and BBC iPlayer to name a few. If you are a user, we strongly recommend […]

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uTorrent Users Discover ‘Epic Scale’ Mining Op on PCs

Users of the popular BitTorrent client uTorrent recently discovered that the program had been installing software on their machines that utilized any idle CPU power on their computers to mine for Litecoin. As of late, uTorrent has been struggling to keep up with the immense demand for its free product. Despite its immense popularity and […]

VPN Services Remain Curtailed in China

Over the last week or so, a number of VPN providers have reported issues with their services in China following reports that the government had updated its firewall to block such software. Astrill VPN, Vypr VPN, and Strong VPN all reported issues, with the president of Golden Frog (the company that operates Vypr) Sunday Yokubaitis […]

Blackphone Pwned by Simple SMS Hack

The makers of the popular encrypted mobile Blackphone have patched a critical hole in the device that gave outside attackers the opportunity to poke their noses where they didn’t belong through the use of a simple texting crack. The bug was first discovered by Mark Dowd, a security researcher at the consultancy firm Azimuth Security. […]

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Lookout Discovers SocialPath Malware in Google Play Store

Mobile security vendor Lookout has discovered a variant of the malware SocialPath in Google Play, in an app that describes itself as a ‘reputation management’ tool, which says that it will notify users whenever their photos are uploaded on the Internet. But it actually steals their data. The Save Me app, which is a variant […]

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VPNs Say Netflix Working Fine Now, Exec Calls Claims ‘False’

Tech bloggers and VPN services were abuzz earlier this week when reports surfaced that Netflix was taking new measures against geo blocking circumvention measures. Netflix has since denied these reports but a couple of VPN providers we spoke with tell us that they’ll be keeping a close eye on things. VPN provider TorGuard was one […]

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Iran to Expand Censoring Program with ‘Smart Filtering’

Iran is all set to expand its ‘smart filtering’ of the Internet. The country appears to be no longer interested in imposing a blanket ban on websites and will instead attempt to filter out the ‘harmful’ content. The method of smart filtering tries to censor unwanted or undesirable content without completely banning websites. Iran has […]