Private Internet Access adds new PIA servers and regions in Czech Republic

Dear Beloved Customers, Private Internet Access is proud to announce the opening of our Czech Republic Region/Gateway. Just like our other boxes, these new PIA servers have 10Gbit connections to our premium transit carriers to ensure world class connectivity. The Czech Republic has been frequently requested by our customers – and we listen. We know … Continue reading “Private Internet Access adds new PIA servers and regions in Czech Republic”

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How to stop CoffeeMiner, the tool that injects a cryptocurrency miner to HTML requests at WiFi hotspots

There’s a new project called CoffeeMiner which allows an attacker to hijack the computers of those on the same WiFi network and force them to mine cryptocurrency (Monero) for the attacker. Arnau Code created the proof of concept for academic purposes only after reading about a Starbucks WiFi hotspot that was commandeered to make users … Continue reading “How to stop CoffeeMiner, the tool that injects a cryptocurrency miner to HTML requests at WiFi hotspots”

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  • Dec 30, 2017
  • PIA Team
  • Networking, News,

Private Internet Access adds new PIA servers and regions in Spain

Dear Beloved Customers, Private Internet Access is proud to announce the opening of our Spain Region/Gateway. Just like our other boxes, these new PIA servers have 10Gbit connections to our premium transit carriers to ensure world class connectivity. Spain has been on our customers’ wishlist for many months. We know that you have been waiting … Continue reading “Private Internet Access adds new PIA servers and regions in Spain”

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  • Dec 26, 2017
  • PIA Team
  • Networking, News, Privacy,

Private Internet Access Wins Most Stable VPN Award

Private Internet Access, also known a PIA VPN, is the most stable VPN, as reported by VPNMentor. Private Internet Access is proud to have won the Most Stable VPN award from VPNMentor.com’s annual Best VPN Awards. Over the years, we have continued to lead the VPN industry in physical server count, privacy, and more. This … Continue reading “Private Internet Access Wins Most Stable VPN Award”

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  • Dec 21, 2017
  • PIA Team
  • Networking, News,

Private Internet Access adds new PIA servers and regions in Austria, Belgium, and UK Manchester

Dear Beloved Customers, Private Internet Access is proud to announce that we have launched our Austria Region/Gateway, our Belgium Region/Gateway, and our UK Manchester Region/Gateway. These new PIA servers have 10Gbit connections to our premium transit carriers to ensure world class connectivity. We know that you have been waiting for a long time for new … Continue reading “Private Internet Access adds new PIA servers and regions in Austria, Belgium, and UK Manchester”

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  • Nov 10, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Networking, News, Privacy,

New Italian data retention laws forces ISPs to store phone usage and internet history for six years

Italian internet service providers (ISPs), and telecommunication companies are now forced to store the logs of your electronic communications data (telephone traffic data, electronic communications traffic data and data related to unsuccessful calls) for at least 6 years. Lexology poignantly calls this development in Italian law the “shadow of mass surveillance.” The Italian Senate has recently passed the final … Continue reading “New Italian data retention laws forces ISPs to store phone usage and internet history for six years”

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  • Sep 29, 2017
  • David Meyer
  • Governments, Networking, News,

UN experts are worried about the Catalan referendum online crackdown

Catalonia is set to have an independence vote this coming Sunday and the Spanish authorities, who say the referendum is unconstitutional, are furious — to the extent that they arrested the Catalan junior economy minister, are trying to prosecute referendum officials, and have raided printing operations and newspaper offices in an attempt to make the … Continue reading “UN experts are worried about the Catalan referendum online crackdown”

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  • Sep 18, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Networking, News, Privacy, Security,

Reminder: the CIA has been able to hack your WiFi router for years

The CIA has had the tools to take over your router for over a decade, according to government documents leaked by Wikileaks. The software, CherryBlossom, is a custom Linux operating system (OS) that allows the attacker to use the device in a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack. The attack vector itself reminds us that our unprotected internet … Continue reading “Reminder: the CIA has been able to hack your WiFi router for years”

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  • Sep 15, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Networking, News,

President Trump wants to “cut off” the internet in response to terrorism

President Donald Trump has called (in a tweet) to “cut off” the internet following the September 15th London Tube bombing. The cited reason? Because it is a terrorist recruitment tool. The call to cut off internet access showcases President Trump’s utter lack of a handle on how the internet works – which is deeply troubling. … Continue reading “President Trump wants to “cut off” the internet in response to terrorism”

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  • Jul 25, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Net Neutrality, Networking, News,

Canada’s Freedom Mobile throttles video streaming, accused of violating net neutrality

Freedom Mobile, Canada’s 4th largest mobile service provider with over 1 million subscribers, is throttling video playback on YouTube, Netflix and other video streaming sites using deep packet inspection (DPI). One user on the Freedom Mobile subreddit showed through speedtests that their YouTube video streaming was being limited to under 800 Kbps even when their … Continue reading “Canada’s Freedom Mobile throttles video streaming, accused of violating net neutrality”

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