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Tailscale raises $12 million for its WireGuard-based corporate VPN

Tailscale raises million for its WireGuard-based corporate VPN Tailscale has raised a $12 million funding round. Accel is leading the round with Heavybit and Uncork Capital also participating. The company is building a better corporate VPN by leveraging a modern protocol and focusing on ease of implementation. A VPN, or a virtual private network, is […]

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VPN booms as countries around the world mull TikTok bans

VPN booms as countries around the world mull TikTok bans As countries around the world ban or threaten to restrict TikTok, interest in virtual private networks has spiked. The use of VPNs can let users access an online service from an encrypted tunnel and thus bypass app blocks. “We are seeing an increasing number of […]

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VPN providers rethink Hong Kong servers after China’s security law

VPN providers rethink Hong Kong servers after China’s security law In recent decades, Hong Kong has been considered a haven for data centers given its strategic location in Asia, a legal system trusted by international businesses, and reliable internet connectivity. Many virtual private network (VPN) operators keep servers in the city, serving mainland users who […]

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Facebook’s use of Onavo spyware faces questions in EU antitrust probe — report

Facebook’s use of Onavo spyware faces questions in EU antitrust probe — report Facebook’s use of the Onavo spyware VPN app it acquired in 2013 — and used to inform its 2014 purchase of the then rival WhatsApp messaging platform — is on the radar of Europe’s antitrust regulator, per a report in the Wall […]

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As ransomware gets craftier, companies must start thinking creatively

As ransomware gets craftier, companies must start thinking creatively Some say ransomware is in decline. Others say it’s getting craftier. File-encrypting malware, known as ransomware, infects vulnerable computers and scrambles its files, inviting victims to return access to their data once they pay a ransom. Ransomware remains one of the most popular types of malware and […]

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Flaw in Cyberoam firewalls exposed corporate networks to hackers

Flaw in Cyberoam firewalls exposed corporate networks to hackers Sophos said it is fixing a vulnerability in its Cyberoam firewall appliances, which a security researcher says can allow an attacker to gain access to a company’s internal network without needing a password. The vulnerability allows an attacker to remotely gain “root” permissions on a vulnerable […]

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Mozilla launches a VPN, brings back the Firefox Test Pilot program

Mozilla launches a VPN, brings back the Firefox Test Pilot program Mozilla today announced that it is bringing back the Firefox Test Pilot program to allow users to try out new features before they are ready for mainstream usage. While the name is familiar, though, the overall goals of the new program are a bit […]

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13 ways to screw over your internet provider

13 ways to screw over your internet provider Internet providers are real bastards: they have captive audiences whom they squeeze for every last penny while they fight against regulation like net neutrality and donate immense amounts of money to keep on lawmakers’ good sides. So why not turn the tables? Here are 13 ways to […]

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What you missed in cybersecurity this week

What you missed in cybersecurity this week There’s not a week that goes by where cybersecurity doesn’t dominates the headlines. This week was no different. Struggling to keep up? We’ve collected some of the biggest cybersecurity stories from the week to keep you in the know and up to speed. Malicious websites were used to […]

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Flaws in widely used corporate VPNs put company secrets at risk

Flaws in widely used corporate VPNs put company secrets at risk Researchers have found several security flaws in popular corporate VPNs which they say can be used to silently break into company networks and steal business secrets. Orange Tsai and Meh Chang, who shared their findings with TechCrunch ahead of their upcoming Black Hat talk, said […]

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