Foreign spies may be hiding in your VPN, warns DHS

    Date31 May 2019
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    Posted ByBrittany Day

    Before we get into the latest scary-virtual private network (VPN) news, let’s do as Naked Security’s Paul Ducklin advises and repeat after him:

    A VPN doesn’t magically improve security. All it really does is to make your VPN provider into your new ISP – your “first hop” on the internet. That first hop is the one place where a single provider gets to see all your traffic, whether it’s encrypted or not. You need to trust your VPN provider. A lot.

    Many people do trust their VPN provider. A lot. Unfortunately, some of them shouldn’t, going by what a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) higher-up recently said.

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    Before we get into the latest scary-virtual private network (VPN) news, let’s do as Naked Security’s Paul Ducklin advises and repeat after him:

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    A VPN doesn’t magically improve security. All it really does is to make your VPN provider into your new ISP – your “first hop” on the internet. That first hop is the one place where a single provider gets to see all your traffic, whether it’s encrypted or not. You need to trust your VPN provider. A lot.

    Many people do trust their VPN provider. A lot. Unfortunately, some of them shouldn’t, going by what a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) higher-up recently said.

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    Before we get into the latest scary-virtual private network (VPN) news, let’s do as Naked Security’s Paul Ducklin advises and repeat after him:

    A VPN doesn’t magically improve security. All it really does is to make your VPN provider into your new ISP – your “first hop” on the internet. That first hop is the one place where a single provider gets to see all your traffic, whether it’s encrypted or not. You need to trust your VPN provider. A lot.

    Many people do trust their VPN provider. A lot. Unfortunately, some of them shouldn’t, going by what a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) higher-up recently said.

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