Mar 162018
 
 March 16, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News

Ariel Hochstadt reports:

We tested 3 popular VPNs: Hotspot Shield, PureVPN, and Zenmate with accredited researchers to find if the VPNs could leak data.

While we hoped to find zero leaks, we regretfully found that all of them leak sensitive data.

On the positive side, after we contacted the VPN vendors, we saw one that was fast to respond and release a patch within days. We are still waiting to hear from the other two VPN vendors, and have decided to publish the information in hope that they will hurry up and fix the underlying issues for the benefit of their users.

Here’s a is a summary of our findings

  • Hotspot Shield, PureVPN, and Zenmate VPN all suffer from IP leaks.
  • The leaks allow governments, hostile organizations, or individuals to identify the actual IP address of a user, even with the use of the VPNs.
  • Zenmate’s leak was somewhat minor compared to the two other VPNs.

Read more on vpnMentor.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

  3 Responses to “VPN Leaks Found on 3 Major VPNs out of … 3 that We Tested”

  1. Seems that WP site is being hacked. Nice.

  2. Damn. That site was up and running this morning when I read th article and excerpted it for here. 🙁

  3. Ah, it’s back now. Whew….

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