Hola VPN used to perform DDoS attacks, violate user privacy

    Date02 Jun 2015
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    2426
    Posted ByAlex
    Hola is a VPN provider that purports to offer its users freedom from censorship, a way to access geoblocked content, and anonymous browsing. The service claims that more than 47 million people are part of its peer-to-peer network. But according to a group of researchers (calling themselves Adios), it's dangerously insecure: the client software has flaws that allow for remote code execution and features of the client enabled tracking. On top of that, critically, Hola sells access to its peer-to-peer network with little oversight, enabling it to be used maliciously. The nature and scale of problems with Hola has researchers now saying users should bid adieu to the software.
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