US-based Mozilla VPN is a newcomer to the VPN market but it’s grabbing the attention of the online community. Despite the buzz, Mozilla VPN still has a long way to go before it can compete with tried and true VPNs.
On the upside it features WireGuard, a fairly new protocol that’s in the early stages of use in VPNs. Some heavy hitters like NordVPN offer it, as it’s arguably more secure than OpenVPN. That’s because WireGuard only uses around 4,000 lines of code, compared to the 70,000 required by OpenVPN. This makes it easier to find and repair issues, which lessens vulnerabilities.
Sadly all you gamer’s out there will be disappointed. Mozilla VPN isn’t compatible with routers , Xbox, or PlayStation. In fact, Mozilla VPN is only available for Windows 10 (64-bit), Android, and iOS. The developers are working on compatibility for macOS and Linux, but there’s no word on exactly when it will happen.
Mozilla VPN runs on Mullvad VPN’s server network, offering 280+ servers in over 30 countries.
Mozilla VPN is only available in six countries, including the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, and Malaysia. That means if you live outside these areas, you’ll need a VPN to even install it.
In terms of additional security, it doesn’t have a lot of extras except a kill switch. The kill switch is only on by default for Windows 10 (64-bit) systems. If you’re using Android or iOS, it’s worth noting that you’ll need to turn it on manually.
Mozilla VPN can’t unblock Netflix or Hulu, although it does bypass blocks for Showtime and YouTube. So if you love Netflix, Disney+, and Hulu, you’d be better off with a VPN built for streaming.
Unfortunately, I can’t honestly say it’s no logs even though it claims to be.
Mozilla VPN prides itself on following the strict Data Privacy Principles practiced by Mozilla, but what does that mean? I checked it out for myself. According to the policy, the VPN collects the following data from its users: Firefox account information, interaction and technical data, and location. Since account information includes your location, email address, and IP address, it seems like pretty identifiable information to me.
Not only that, but it also shares some data with its third-party affiliates. Mullvad receives the encrypted internet traffic from the VPN since it uses their servers, and Mozilla’s payment processing vendor Stripe receives user payment information. Mullvad and Stripe are under a contractual obligation with Mozilla VPN not to share user information, and Mozilla swears their affiliates never share the information they receive.
|Number of countries with servers||30|
|Number of servers||280|
|Does VPN keep logs?||No|
|Does VPN include a kill switch?||Yes|
|Number of devices per license||5|