New Update: Millions of VPN users in danger of hacking - heres what you would like to understand

New Update: Millions of VPN users in danger of hacking - here's what you would like to understand 

New Update: Millions of VPN users in danger of hacking - heres what you would like to understand

Top free Android VPN apps contain critical vulnerabilities

After analyzing the highest free VPNs available on the Google Play Store, security researchers have discovered that several contain critical vulnerabilities.

VPNPro's investigation found that the app SuperVPN Free VPN Client, which has over 100m installs, contains critical vulnerabilities that open users of the app up to man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks.

By exploiting these vulnerabilities, a hacker can easily intercept all of the communications between a user and therefore the VPN provider to seek out exactly what the user is doing online.

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According to VPNPro, nearly 105m users who have installed SuperVPN Free VPN Client might be in danger of getting their MasterCard details stolen, their private photos and videos leaked or sold online or their conversations recorded. to form matters worse, of the highest free VPN apps analyzed by its security researchers, 10 other apps contained similar vulnerabilities.

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Besides SuperVPN Free VPN Client, the opposite free VPN apps that VPNPro found to possess vulnerabilities include TapVPN Free VPN, Best Ultimate VPN – Fastest Secure Unlimited VPN, Korea VPN – Plugin for Open VPN, VPN Unblocker Free unlimited Best Anonymous Secure, Super VPN 2019 USA – Free VPN, Unblock Proxy VPN, Wuma VPN-Pro (Fast & Unlimited & Security), VPN Download: Top, Quick & Unblock Sites, Secure VPN – Fast VPN Free & Unlimited VPN and Power VPN Free VPN.

A cybersecurity expert at VPNPro, Jan Youngren explained to 9News that employing a free VPN could actually leave users less protected than not using one in the least, saying:

"(VPN users are) more willing to transmit sensitive information on VPN apps than on other apps. For a VPN app to then be so vulnerable may be a betrayal of users' trust and puts them during a worse position than if they hadn't used any VPN in the least ."

VPNPro disclosed these vulnerabilities to the developers of all 10 affected VPN apps back in October so as to offer them enough time to repair these issues. However, just one VPN app, Best Ultimate VPN, responded and patched the vulnerabilities.


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