Data Leaks – Research, Analysis, and Reports in 2024
If you took a look at this post on December 13th, you would have seen something very different.
We decided to post about different IP leaks.
So, why don't we have that post anymore?
A few VPNs contacted us and told us the research we presented isn't fair to them. While we expected such reaction, we listened to what they had to say.
Given that it was impractical to incorporate all 290 VPNs into our study, several VPN companies have raised questions about the criteria we employed to determine which to test (or which not to test). We acknowledge why presenting the findings of fewer than 10 VPNs, despite their popularity, does not provide our users with the complete picture.
There were also some technical comments about the default settings vs manual settings of a VPN, specifically in how they can prevent a leak. This is a factor we did not take into full account.
As the co-founder of vpnMentor, I prefer to be careful and give accurate information. We value telling our readers the truth, backed by solid research.
So, despite the value I see in the tests we have done, I believe we need to take another set of tests and double check out work before we draw conclusions and share them with you.
We are now back in our computer lab working on developing the tools and conducting the research that we feel you can trust.