While there are plenty of quality VPN network options available, you can see on our rankings page that no service is perfect. One key factor that potential customers — or customers looking to improve their current service — are concerned with: reliability. It makes sense. If the network connection drops, the computer defaults back to...
A major debate is currently raging in the U.S. over changes to a rule that dictates how law enforcement can perform electronic searches on suspects’ computers. In this FAQ, we dive deep into Rule 41, the upcoming changes, and how this will potentially affect VPN customers in the U.S. and abroad. Click here to see...
Mozilla Firefox is a browser that is already well known for its commitment to protecting user privacy. Nevertheless, there are a lot of optional add-ons for Firefox to make your connection more secure. Many of them pull double duty by optimizing the browsing experience in addition to reinforcing privacy or security features. However, it’s important...
For anyone interested in protecting their online privacy and security, the Invisible Internet Project (I2P) should sound intriguing. Open source developers launched the anonymous network back in the early 2000s with the goal of protecting communication from government surveillance and third party monitoring. Since then, it has evolved into end-to-end encrypted access to the Darknet....
At the Blackhat Asia Conference in early April 2016, researchers from Northeastern University and Boston University revealed nine of the top ten Firefox extensions are vulnerable to reuse attacks. Unfortunately, this includes a few of the most popular security extensions available in the Add-on catalog. In this article, we discuss how these attacks could happen, describe...
Findings from the Pew Research Center reveal many Americans deeply value their online privacy, but only a relative few have employed “advanced measures” – like a VPN service – to increase their protection. While there are many reasons for this lack of use, misunderstandings about VPN abilities and operations prevent many potential U.S. consumers from...
ProtonMail is not just another browser add-on trying to catch your attention. Built by a team of CERN scientists, this encrypted email service offers state-of-the-art security balanced by seamless usability. The company is young. They just began taking open sign-ups in March. Yet it is taking the email market by storm with over one million users...
Based out of Hanover, Germany, Tutanota is an open-source, end-to-end encrypted email service. This means email text, attachments, and contacts are protected by some of the most powerful encryption standards from creation all the way through delivery. With this innovative service, users can securely manage confidential email exchanges, even if the receiving party uses old-fashioned Gmail....
Our blog predominantly focuses on VPN network security and privacy. Yet new research has indicated VPN users value access to better entertainment content almost as much as they value browsing anonymously. So, the performance features of the services also need analysis. In this article, we’ll dive into the research to show how prevalent VPN use has...
VPN network users care more about privacy than general internet users. Yet thanks to the perception of privacy policies as confusing, complex documents, many of the networks’ policies go unread. At vpnMentor, we want all internet users aware of their options and privacy rights. So, we’ll use the space below to analyze and compare major...