A VPN or virtual private network is one of the best ways to secure your internet connection and keep your data private. However, all of that protection amounts to nothing if a VPN can be easily hacked. How secure is your VPN service? We decided to find out. In the end, it comes down to...
Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team recently discovered a data breach belonging to the Spanish e-learning platform 8Belts. 8Belts is a popular language-learning platform used around the world to teach various languages. By our estimates, the breach – which originated from a misconfigured Amazon Web Services S3 bucket – affected 100,000s of people...
From social media to news sites to video streaming services, the list of banned websites and services in China would stretch out for kilometers. With search engines like Google blocked, too, even clearly harmless, basic information can be out of reach. Worse, China also bans most VPNs, aggressively screening for them with deep packet inspection...
It’s a deal we all hate, but often feel like we can’t escape: big search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo help us find our way around the web, while we let them grab as much information about us as they can. These search engines are data collection factories with no regard for your privacy....
So you’ve figured out Hola won’t get you access to US Netflix. You may be bummed now, but don’t worry. There still exist reliable VPNs that will get you the movies and TV shows you want to see.  and are two of the fastest VPNs out there, making them perfect for bufferless streaming – and...
Just like a great all-you-can-eat meal at a buffet, a lifetime VPN deal can be hard to resist. lifetime access plan was no different. However, as enticing as it was, they’ve since removed the deal – and for good reason. Before being tempted into spending your hard-earned cash on an unlimited lifetime subscription, it’s important...
This report covers two vulnerabilities in cybersecurity provider Cyberoam’s firewall and VPN technology, affecting the “email quarantine system,” reachable without authentication. They were discovered by different researchers working independently. The first vulnerability was reported on in late 2019, while the second was shared with vpnMentor by an anonymous ethical hacker at the beginning of 2020. After confirming their findings, our...
Acorn TV streams some of the best TV shows from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Spain. But due to geo-restrictions, you can only access Acorn TV’s great content if you’re located in the United States. Don’t worry, though — you can bypass these geoblocks by using a VPN. VPNs help you...
If you’re interested in minimizing the personal data that you leave exposed through your online activity, read on to learn how to delete both your web browser history and Google search history. By deleting your browsing history, you do not delete all the information that Google possesses relating to your search history that is stored...
Whether you’re a long-time Kodi user or you’re just starting out, you’ve probably wondered if it’s too good to be true. All those movies and TV shows at your fingertips… is it really legal, or is there a catch? The good news is that Kodi itself is completely legal to download and use – and...