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HideMyAss Netflix, BBC iPlayer Workarounds That Just Might Work

Netflix, BBC iPlayer and other streaming services are clamping down on VPN users accessing their services from abroad. If you have a HideMyAss! account and have experienced challenges to use it with Netflix, BBC iPlayer, or another online streaming service, here are a handful of last resorts you can try before giving up entirely. We […]

Stay Secure & Private Online with PureVPN

Only a few years ago, the average user did not pay much attention to their online security. Phenomenons like browser cookies tracking user’s whereabouts or social media websites scooping up trove of personal data for targeted ads did not get much attention. Never mind worrying about mass Internet surveillance. But since the Edward Snowden leaks […]

‘Misfortune’ Cookie Bug Puts 12 Millions Routers at Risk

According to a new report released by the infosec experts at Check Point Thursday morning, a new bug found in the guts of broadband routers around the globe could leave up to 12 million desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets vulnerable to exploitation over the next six months. The problem is the result of an error […]

Google Discovers a Vulnerability in SSL 3.0, Dubbed “Poodle”

This Tuesday, Google announced they had discovered a major vulnerability in the SSL 3.0 protocol. They haven’t released any further details on the scope of the problem or the exact systems it could potentially affect, but stay tuned to VPN Creative for all the latest news as it develops. UPDATE: Google has officially released their […]

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Potential Flaw Revealed in Amazon’s Kindle Security

German Internet security professional Benjamin Mussler has detected a potential flaw in Amazon’s Kindle website that hackers can exploit to access user data. A hacker can exploit this vulnerability when users download malicious eBooks. Benjamin Mussler was the first to discover this flaw in October 2013, which Amazon fixed in December. Mussler says that users […]

Visitors To High-Profile Websites Affected By Malvertising

A week ago, some visitors to high-profile websites were redirected to browser exploits that installed malware on their PCs, courtesy of the malware advertisements on those websites. The malicious advertisements were discovered between August 19 and August 22, and users didn’t have to click these advertisements to be infected. Researchers from Dutch security firm Fox-IT […]

Who Are Data Brokers And Why Are They After You?

Last month, 30 companies including Adobe, AOL, and Salesforce were charged for violating the EU data transfer agreement. These companies had data brokers who sold detailed user profiles to third parties. A data broker is essentially a consumer data company that sells your information to advertisers or other parties for financial gains. Brokers get hold […]

Italy Gives Google A Deadline For Interacting With User Data

Google finds itself in the middle of more controversy in Europe after an Italian data-regulator handed out an 18-month deadline to reform the way it stores users’ information. As a result, Google will have to change the way it informs users how their data is collected, modify its data retention strategies, and ask for permission […]

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Rosetta Flash Attack Takes eBay, Tumblr by Storm

A new problematic attack, which piggybacks on a commonly used web communication format, has started to plague popular websites like eBay, Tumblr, and Instagram, according to Google security engineer Michele Spagnuoio. The exploit, which relies on an embedded command found in most browser-based Flash versions, uses the internal binary of a SWF (or “Shockwave file”, […]

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Phillips Smart TV Leaves Gmail and Apps Vulnerable

This Monday researchers from the Malta-based security firm ReVuln revealed they had discovered a series of vulnerable exploits and unpatched holes in the newest firmware version for dozens of different Phillips Smart TVs. By going after part of the TV’s architecture known as “Miracast” (sort of an impromptu Wi-Fi relay for any smartphones or tablets […]

BolehVPN Speed Test

These tests were done on a 102.11bg Wireless connection, using a TP-Link FFC875 router. Our base connection was through Comcast Cable Communications,  routed via the OpenVPN TCP/PPTP protocol, using a server located in Berkeley, California. BolehVPN has a long held reputation as one of the safest and most secure options available, with dozens of different ways […]