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NordVPN “Officially The Fastest” Service

NordVPN has undergone a comparative VPN connection speed test and been acknowledged as the fastest VPN connection on the market. NordVPN outperformed other VPN providers in download speed, which suggests that having a cybersecurity tool always enabled doesn’t mean an inferior experience even when using video streaming services.
The comparative test was carried out by AV-TEST, an independent provider of comparative tests and reviews for antivirus, anti-malware, and security software. The VPN connection speed was tested by measuring the download and upload speed and comparing it to an unencrypted connection at three geographical locations: the UK, Japan, and the West Coast of  the US.
As of September 28, the AV-TEST report stated: “NordVPN was the clear winner in this performance test for measured download and upload performance in all three major world regions. Getting the first spot in five tested categories and only missing the last top spot by a small margin. Outperforming the next ranked VPN by sometimes doubling the performance”.

ProtonMail Reports Surge In Email Privacy Concerns

Online privacy and security are becoming more and more important to people around the world. ProtonMail in a blog post reports that Gooelsearches for privacy based alternatives to Gmail increased 39 per cent between May 2019 and April 2019.

ProtonMail writes: “This surge in interest is a promising sign that online privacy is starting to become a priority for people. It also indicates that a broad swath of the population understands that a secure email service is crucial to preserving online privacy. ProtonMail is the world’s largest encrypted email provider and one of the most popular Gmail alternatives.

“There are several potential reasons users are investigating email privacy, including a loss of trust in national governments, the ever-increasing number of data breaches, and the passage of data privacy legislation, just to name a few.”

Read the full blog here.

Surfshark Offering Free Year With Annual Subscription

All users will get free 12 months with their new yearly Surfshark VPN subscription, which comes out at 2.49 USD/mo. After the initial two years, they will be billed the same total annually.

Click here for more details.

New Locations Added To PureVPN Browser Extensions

PureVPN has added 19 new locations in the browser extensions(chrome, firefox) for you to enjoy. The new locations added are Brazil, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Vietnam, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova and Slovakia.

PureVPN Bidding Farewell To Virtual Servers

To enhance its users’ Internet experience, PureVPN has been using virtual servers to offer functionality in some regions. However, these virtual servers were responsible for creating an inconsistent experience with PureVPN, giving users slow speeds, trouble with assigned IP addresses, and network disconnection speeds. Twenty worldwide servers have been shut down.

Global VPN use exploded in March

With millions of people working from home, the coronavirus outbreak has seen global VPN demand surge. Demand for commercial virtual private networks in the U.S. jumped by 41% between March 13 and March 23, according to research from Top10VPN.com, a VPN research and testing company in the U.K.

VPNs were already a growth industry before the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent shutdown of workplaces. The global VPN market was forecast to grow 12% year-on-year and be worth $70 billion by 2026, according to a Global Market Insights 2020 survey. North America was forecast to remain the leader in VPN usage, with around 30% market share.

Global Virtual Private Network (VPN) Industry

Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Global Virtual Private Network (VPN) Industry”
6 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 17.2% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Hosted, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 16.9% CAGR and reach US$21.4 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the IP segment is readjusted to a revised 17.6% CAGR for the next 7-year period.

Full report here.

New wave of voice phishing attacks targets VPN credentials

Techradar reports phishing attacks and other online scams designed to steal employee credentials have increasingly become a common occurrence for those working from home during the pandemic.

However, one group of cybercriminals is taking their phishing attacks to the next level by using a voice phishing service which combines phone calls to potential targets with custom phishing sites in order to steal VPN credentials from remote workers.

Full report here.

VPNs In Urgent Demand In Belarus

VPN Service has reported that the use of VPNs and proxy-servers increased dramatically in Belarus where social networks and hundreds of websites were blocked after presidential elections.

On August 9, 2020, thousands of the protest rallies began in large cities following disputing election results giving long-term leader Alexander Lukashenko 80%t of the vote.

For several days, Belarusians have been facing issues with access to social networks and messengers such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, and YouTube. Most users switched to Telegram, which became the main platform for communication during the protests. The messenger remained stable thanks to the built-in bypass mechanism and additional proxy servers connected specifically for Belarus.

Full report here.

Ivacy VPN Voted Fastest Provider

Ivacy VPN is the industry’s fastest VPN, and it received the Fastest VPN award for its accomplishment during the BestVPN.com Awards in 2019. What is interesting is the fact that Ivacy VPN continues to remain the fastest VPN for those that want a speedy online experience.

According to a recent comparison by ProPrivacy, Ivacy VPN efficiently manages to steal the show by offering unparalleled speeds, as is evident below:

IP Vanish Offering Cloud Storage

There are many reasons why you should consider investing in IPVanish VPN, including fast connection speeds, high-grade encryption, and apps for all your devices. That’s not all though, because IPVanish VPN is now giving away free cloud storage to subscribers.

A one-year subscription to IPVanish VPN is on sale for $6.49 per month as of Aug. 25, saving you 46% on list price. This plan includes a 30-day money-back guarantee and 250 GB of SugarSync Cloud Storage for free.

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