Some VPN providers promise “DDoS Protection” along with their service. This can be misleading in the context of a VPN provider, we want to explain what that actually means. What exactly is a DDoS attack? There are various kinds of DDoS attack methods and they differ by severity. For most home connections, a simple attack will be enough to cut […]

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We have upgraded a few servers and added more IP addresses. This affects the following locations: Amsterdam: All three servers have been upgraded (better CPUs). This also means that the IP addresses of these servers have changed. Tokyo: We have exchanged the server, the new one now has more IP addresses available. This now allows to use obfuscation (Stealth VPN) […]

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What is Ransomware? Ransomware is getting a bigger problem every year. Such malware will encrypt all files on your computer. They can only be decrypted with the specific key, which is then offered for you to buy from the attackers. But obviously, even if you pay there is no guarantee that you will actually receive the key. Since 2015 security […]

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False claims about refugees in Europe or “alternative facts”: Such stories are fake news examples – purposely created false stories which can go viral on social media very quickly. Depending on the number of contacts, a careless “like” for a fake news story can possibly be seen by hundreds or thousands of users. But how to spot fake news? It […]

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