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It’s no secret that the web can be a dangerous place. Threats ranging from spies and viruses to hackers and scammers lurk behind every virtual corner, endangering everyone from large corporations to innocent café customers. As we all search for ways to stay safe online, antivirus software and virtual private networks (VPNs) have emerged as...
There are some VPN Providers that have begun offering a lifetime subscription to their members. This is either in addition to the usual month/year/2-year options, or the only available option. On paper, the lifetime membership looks like a “can’t miss deal”. As a consumer you pay a slightly higher, one-time membership fee, and then you...
A VPN is a must if you want to surf the web safely and securely, access geo-restricted streaming sites, or use torrenting services. However, with so many excellent VPNs to choose from, knowing which is right for you can be difficult. But, don’t worry, help is at hand. At vpnMentor we tested over 200 VPNs....
When you connect to the internet, your data goes over an unsecured network. It can easily be monitored, recorded, altered, or stolen as it travels from your computer to web servers. When there are no strong preventive measures in place, hackers can grab your data. For example, in May and July this year, hackers store...
If you have ever taken interest in the Great Firewall of China, you have probably heard of Shadowsocks. It is often mistaken for a VPN-based technology — but while some of the functions overlap, Shadowsocks and VPNs are two completely different things. This article will help you understand the different aspects of the two technologies....
Introduction So many Online Child Safety guides are just scaring parents, without telling them what they can actually do; and this is why we came together, a group of cybersecurity experts and parents, to create a different guide. It’s updated for July 2021, and it’s all about steps you can take to protect your child...
In 2016 and 2017, a series of data breaches affecting government bodies, businesses and private individuals has led to an increase in spending on cybersecurity. The Equifax Inc. breach had enormous implications for the approximately 145 million people whose data was compromised. Consequently, the company is in the throes of a significant internal overhall. In...
Led by internet privacy researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s team recently discovered a huge data breach in flight booking website Option Way.  Based in France, with an international customer base, Option Way helps users find flight deals to and from destinations around the world.  The data breach exposed the personal details of customers,...
Interview with CyberGhost’s CEO, Robert Knapp, Bucharest Sep 08 2016 VPNMentor: You founded CyberGhost in 2004, What made you do that? It was a coincidence really. We started  as part of a software range in a software publishing house in Germany. We were doing a few tools and someone said “let’s do a product that...
A three days long hackathon on the subject of anonymity on the web at Bar Ilan University has exposed breaches in the encryption mechanism of the search engine that boast using the slogan “The search engine that doesn’t track you”. The vpnMentor team cover exclusively the hackathon and accompanied the teams from day one up...