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VPN Study Highlights the Importance of a Trustworthy VPN

VyprVPN Android App Stands Tall in Latest VPN App Study

A recent paper, “An Analysis of the Privacy and Security Risks of Android VPN Permission-enabled Apps” takes an in-depth look at over 250 Android apps that use the Android VPN permission – including VyprVPN. The paper examines apps available in the Google Play store, and…

Improve Your Internet Privacy: Delete Your Social Media Accounts

Improve Your Internet Privacy: Delete Your Social Media Accounts

Social media accounts are a great way to share updates and stay in touch with friends – but they also have a darker side. Along with the benefits, social media sites can bring great privacy risks. Many users fail to consider just how much…

Encryption Second Amendment for Internet

The Right to Privacy and Internet Freedom

We’ve long said that encryption is a right, describing it as the “second amendment for the Internet.” In addition to encryption we have other rights as Internet users, including the right to access a free and open Internet and to communicate with others…

2016: The Year in Privacy & Security

2016: The Year in Privacy & Security

As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at 2016. This year, the debates over privacy and security continued to rage on with victories and setbacks alike. Encryption By far, the biggest theme of 2016 was encryption – and the…

Rule 41 Threat of Surveillance

Rule 41 Becomes Law, Expands FBI Hacking Powers

Rule 41 went into effect in the United States on December 1, 2016. This legislation grants the United States FBI more hacking powers, giving them the ability to search multiple computers across the USA with only a single warrant. Previously, they could only…

Increase in encryption usage after US election

In Wake of US Election, People Seek Out Encryption Apps and Privacy Tools

Last week, the United States elected their 45th president in a historic election. Now, fearful that privacy policies may change and surveillance may expand under the new leadership, many Internet users are seeking ways to better protect their information online. It’s being reported…

VPN Myths Logging

“No Log” Claims: The Truth Behind the Message

Logging is a hot topic in the VPN industry, with lots of chatter surrounding which providers log and how much information they log. Much of this discussion is negative, with assertions that logging is invasive, done for nefarious purposes and that VPN providers…

Dyn DNS provider suffers DDoS.

Savvy VPN Users Turn To VyprVPN During Massive DDoS Attack

As we detailed on our blog last week, the largest DDoS attack reported in history took place on October 21. The attack employed the Mirai botnet, a botnet of IoT-connected devices, to take down sites hosted by the Dyn DNS provider. During this…

The Surveillance Continues: Yahoo Scans Hundreds of Millions of User Emails

The Surveillance Continues: Yahoo Scans Hundreds of Millions of User Emails

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, yet every new revelation about the United States government’s sweeping surveillance of citizens still creates a stir. On October 4, Reuters broke news that Yahoo was surveilling the email of hundreds of millions of users – on request…

use a vpn for all travel this summer to secure yourself on wi-fi while on vacation

Infographic: Using a VPN While Traveling

With so many public, unsecured Wi-Fi networks out there, it’s absolutely essential to use a VPN while traveling and connecting over these networks. Our graphic outlines the details.