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Researchers Issue Security Warnings About Several Popular Android VPN Apps Researchers Issue Security Warnings About Several Popular Android VPN Apps

A study by researchers from Data61/CSIRO, UC Berkeley, UNSW Sydney, and UCSI finds that several popular VPN services on Android open up a variety of security holes, including injecting JavaScript for ads and tracking services, traffic redirection to commerce sites, and more.

Opera's Free VPN, Built Right Into the Browser, Rolls Out For Everyone Opera's Free VPN, Built Right Into the Browser, Rolls Out For Everyone

Windows/Mac/Linux: A few months ago, Opera launched its own free, built-in VPN, but you could only get it if you manually enabled it in the dev version of the browser. Now, it’s available for everyone in the stable version of Opera.

Windscribe Is a Combination VPN and Browser-Based Privacy Suite Windscribe Is a Combination VPN and Browser-Based Privacy Suite

Windows/macOS/Linux/Android/iOS/Chrome/Firefox: The best VPNs encrypt your data and protect all of your communications from prying eyes. The best browser-based privacy tools keep you from being tracked behaviorally based on the sites you visit. Windscribe is a utility and service that does both in one package.

Opera Brings Its Free and Unlimited VPN to Android Opera Brings Its Free and Unlimited VPN to Android

If you’ve been on the lookout for a decent VPN on Android that won’t break the bank, your wait is over. After releasing on iOS earlier this year, Opera’s popular free and unlimited VPN is finally available for Android devices.

Opera Releases a Free and Unlimited VPN for iPhone Opera Releases a Free and Unlimited VPN for iPhone

iPhone: Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are often a costly affair, but Opera, the company best known for its browser, released a free, unlimited VPN for iOS today that allows you to access the internet securely from a variety of locations.

Stop Opera’s New VPN from Leaking Your IP Address Stop Opera’s New VPN from Leaking Your IP Address

Last week, Opera added a VPN to the dev version of its browser, which was certainly good news. The bad news is that unlike the more robust VPNs it tries to replace, it leaks data that should be encrypted all over the place, namely your private IP address. Here’s how to fix it.

Opera Introduces a Free VPN, Built Right Into Its Web Browser Opera Introduces a Free VPN, Built Right Into Its Web Browser

Windows/Mac/Linux: Opera users just got a free, unlimited VPN you can use to encrypt your data or get around location-based restrictions on content. It’s currently in the dev version of Opera, but turning it on is as easy as flipping a switch.

This Massive VPN Comparison Spreadsheet Helps You Choose the Best for You This Massive VPN Comparison Spreadsheet Helps You Choose the Best for You

Choosing a trustworthy, reliable VPN service provider is hard, but over on Reddit, user That One Privacy Guy collected virtually everything there is to know about most large (and many small) VPNs and put them into a single color-coded Google Sheet that’s easy to read and understand.

How to Make Sure Your VPN Is Honest About Its International Exit Servers How to Make Sure Your VPN Is Honest About Its International Exit Servers

One of the best reasons to use a VPN is to get around pesky location restrictions on streaming movies and other content, but before you shell out money to a VPN that promises servers in dozens of countries, make sure they’re telling the truth about them. Trust, but verify.

VPNify Shows You the Fastest VPNs in Your Area, Is Like SpeedTest for VPNs VPNify Shows You the Fastest VPNs in Your Area, Is Like SpeedTest for VPNs

Web: Choosing the right VPN goes deeper than finding someone trustworthy and privacy-focused—you need a provider that can offer decent speeds too, and VPNify can help you find the right one for you. The service tests multiple providers in locations around the world, and shows you the speed you’ll get with each.

The Best Browser Extensions that Protect Your Privacy The Best Browser Extensions that Protect Your Privacy

There are a ton of browser extensions that promise to protect your privacy, which leads to some natural questions: Which is the best? Do they all do the same thing? What should I really download? In this guide, we’re going to look at the most popular browser extensions that promise to protect your privacy online, and…

Hola Better Internet Sells Your Bandwidth, Turning Its VPN into a Botnet Hola Better Internet Sells Your Bandwidth, Turning Its VPN into a Botnet

Hola Better Internet is a popular Firefox and Chrome extension that allows you to watch blocked content overseas. However, there’s something more nefarious going on behind the scenes: the company is selling the bandwidth of Hola users to anyone with money to buy, effectively turning its users into a botnet for hire.

Roll Your Own VPN with a Raspberry Pi and OpenVPN Roll Your Own VPN with a Raspberry Pi and OpenVPN

A VPN or Virtual Private Network secures your internet connection from prying eyes and is critical for many of us (especially when traveling or using unsecured wireless networks). With this Raspberry Pi project, you control the VPN.

How to Protect Yourself from Apps that Make Wi-Fi Hacking Simple How to Protect Yourself from Apps that Make Wi-Fi Hacking Simple

It's not paranoia: Using public or open Wi-Fi networks without taking your security into consideration is a bad idea. You don't even have to crack the network's passwords to grab tons of data from unsuspecting users on the network—We've shown you how to do it, and how to stop it from happening to you. Now, dSploit, a…

How to Boost Your Internet Security with DNSCrypt How to Boost Your Internet Security with DNSCrypt

When you use HTTPS or SSL, your web browsing traffic is encrypted. When you use a VPN, all of your traffic is encrypted (usually). Sometimes even with HTTPS and VPNs in play, DNS requests—or the way your computer translates "lifehacker.com" into numbers that your computer understands, like "199.27.72.192," are…

How Do I Know If My VPN Is Trustworthy? How Do I Know If My VPN Is Trustworthy?

Dear Lifehacker, I've read about why I really should use a VPN and I've been looking into different providers, but there's one thing I'm worried about. Can't a VPN provider just look at my traffic all they want and see what I'm doing? Don't I just have to trust them not to spy on me? If that's true, how do I pick one…

Hotspot Shield Offers VPN Servers in Multiple Countries, Perfect for Watching Blocked Content Overseas Hotspot Shield Offers VPN Servers in Multiple Countries, Perfect for Watching Blocked Content Overseas

Windows/OS X/iOS/Android: Cross-platform VPN service Hotspot Shield has long been one of our favorite VPN services, but now it includes malware blocking and the ability for pro users to select their VPN server's physical location to access content available abroad.

Why You Should Be Using a VPN (and How to Choose One) Why You Should Be Using a VPN (and How to Choose One)

You may know what a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is; you probably don’t use one. You really should be using a VPN, and even if you don’t think so now, at some point in the future you may consider it as important as your internet connection.

How Do I Torrent Safely Now That Demonoid Is Down? How Do I Torrent Safely Now That Demonoid Is Down?

Dear Lifehacker, My favorite private BitTorrent tracker, Demonoid, has apparently gone down for good. I was so dependent on it for its quality, security from viruses, and protection from prying eyes. Where can I torrent safely now that Demonoid is gone?

Cloak VPN Offers One-Click Security for Your Mac, iPhone, or iPad Cloak VPN Offers One-Click Security for Your Mac, iPhone, or iPad

OS X/iOS: Cloak is a new VPN service that keeps all of your internet traffic on all of your Apple devices encrypted and secure when you're using an unsecured network—like the one at the airport, or your local coffee shop.

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