• Apr 10, 2014
  • rasengan
  • News, Privacy, Programming, Security,

Heartbleed: Post Mortem

At Private Internet Access, we consider our customers’ privacy and security to be our highest priority. That is our business. That is our expertise. We wanted to take a brief break from our ongoing research and development to discuss a few of the decisions we made to prepare for attacks like Heartbleed, as well as … Continue reading “Heartbleed: Post Mortem”


  • Dec 12, 2013
  • rasengan
  • News, Privacy, Programming, Security,

Gmail Privacy Proxy: Right Idea, Wrong Execution

Today, Google Mail announced that they will be proxying images received through GMail through their safer, faster proxy servers. At first glance, this appears to be an amazing step in the right direction in terms of privacy. After all, Google has decided to provide a proxy to access images thus masking your IP from remote … Continue reading “Gmail Privacy Proxy: Right Idea, Wrong Execution”


  • Nov 18, 2013
  • rasengan
  • Bitcoin, Programming, Security,

An Eventful Morning

TL;DR: Our Vanilla Forum installation was hacked, but our VPN system was completely unaffected.  Forum users should change their passwords if they are used on other sites. Today, on November 18, 2013, on or about 5AM, we discovered a message posted across the top of our offsite forums propositioning visitors to send Bitcoin to an address to receive 10x the Bitcoins in return.  Luckily, visitors of … Continue reading “An Eventful Morning”


  • Feb 21, 2013
  • coderrr
  • Bitcoin, News, Privacy, Programming, Security,

VPN Accepts Ripple, the First True Bitcoin Competitor

tl;dr Ripple (XRP) is a new decentralized Bitcoin-like currency that doesn’t require a blockchain or mining. The Ripple network also supports sending and trading between any currency enabling true decentralized BTC exchanges. Ripple and Bitcoin can work together to expand each other’s reach. We are the first VPN to accept Ripple. As Bitcoin approaches the … Continue reading “VPN Accepts Ripple, the First True Bitcoin Competitor”


  • Mar 17, 2012
  • rasengan
  • Bitcoin, News, Programming, Security,

Bitcoin War: The First Real Threat to Bitcoin?

For most Bitcoiners, it is a well known fact that there is a significant risk in the decentralized peer-to-peer currency pertaining to hashing power.  In order to maintain a perfectly democratic internet currency, no one single entity should ever have control of 51%, or greater, of the total network hashing power. Today, one of our … Continue reading “Bitcoin War: The First Real Threat to Bitcoin?”


  • Mar 14, 2012
  • rasengan
  • Bitcoin, BitTorrent, News, Privacy, Programming, Security,

Exclusive Interview with Suren Ter from YouHaveDownloaded.com

Your BitTorrent downloads are very public, and Suren Ter, the producer behind  YouHaveDownloaded.com, has helped to raise public awareness on this reality.  We sat down with our friend, Suren, to discuss the idea behind YHD, piracy, and the future of file sharing. • • • Please give the world a brief introduction about yourself, such … Continue reading “Exclusive Interview with Suren Ter from YouHaveDownloaded.com”


  • Mar 9, 2012
  • rasengan
  • Bitcoin, IRC, Privacy, Programming, Security,

Interview with nanotube, founder of the Bitcoin-OTC, IRC’s Marketplace on Bitcoin, Multisigs and Security

The peer to peer (P2P), anonymous crypto currency with cash-like properties known as Bitcoin has quickly become a formidable payments medium in contemporary society. New products and services are born almost daily as these cash-like payments have created new ways to conduct business online. I had the opportunity to speak with Daniel Folkinshteyn, founder of … Continue reading “Interview with nanotube, founder of the Bitcoin-OTC, IRC’s Marketplace on Bitcoin, Multisigs and Security”