Tag Archives: VPN

Database with millions of data of VPN users unprotected on the Internet (Oct. 2021)

[German]Anyone who uses VPN providers must be able to rely on their security and integrity. Security researcher Bob Diachenko of comparitech has recently come across an unprotected database (no password) on the Internet containing more than 300 million records with … Continue reading

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Several Android VPN hacked, data of 21 million users online

[German]Security researchers from Cybernews have found a data leak. Three of the largest Android VPNs has been hacked and the data of 21 million users has recently been put up for sale online.  Advertising

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

iOS 13.4.1 fixes VPN bug and Facetime issues

[German]Apple has released an update from iOS to version 13.4.1 on April 7, 2020. It is a bug-fix update, which should fix a bug in Facetime as well as the bug in VPNs. Furthermore there are further fixes. Advertising

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Bug in iOS version 13.4 may bypass VPN encryption

[German]A bug in the freshly released iOS 13.4 can prevent all traffic from VPN connections from being properly encrypted. VPN provider Proton has just disclosed this. Advertising

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Attacks on unpatched Pulse Secure and Fortinet SSL VPNs

[German]Hacker are scanning the web for and attacking unpatched Pulse Secure and Fortinet SSL VPNs for several days. Private keys and user passwords can be read out via vulnerabilities. The manufacturers released updates for the vulnerabilities months ago. Advertising

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Windows 10 V1903: Edge issues with SSL-VPN

[German]If you are using Windows 10 clients to access any servers via VPN connection, be careful. Windows 10 May 2019 update has issues with Microsoft Edge using SSL VPN connections. Advertising

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Unsecure Dali app reveals 5 million user records

[German]The telephone directory app Dali, very popular in Saudi Arabia and some Arab countries, is insecure and discloses the entire database of user data to third parties. Security researchers from VPN-Mentor pointed this out to me in an e-mail. Advertising

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Does Hotspot Shield leaks user data?

[German]A security expert has discovered that the VPN service Hotspot Shield, which is supposed to guarantee privacy, leaks sensitive information about the user. Advertising

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Vulnerability: Fortinet’s FortiClient leaks VPN client credentials

[German]The NextGeneration Endpoint Protection solution from Fortinet, FortiClient, contains also a VPN client. This client exposes credentials, but an update is available. I don't know, if blog readers are using FortiClient, but I'm publishing the information as public service announcement … Continue reading

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65 % of US tech users are using VPN

[German]A recent security survey shows, that nearly 2/3 of US techies are using a VPN for their private and business Internet communication.  Advertising

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