Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Wifi Vulnerability Compromises Privacy Across Networked Devices

     A new vulnerability, dubbed 'Krack' and discovered by researcher Mathy Vanhoef, has opened up nearly every device that connects via WiFi to attack. This new vulnerability allows a potential hacker to access a user's connection via the WPA2 encryption that WiFi networks use. Mathy Vanhoef explains what this can mean for vulnerable devices: "This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on. The attack works against all modern protected WiFi networks."

    Companies are rolling out patches to fix the vulnerability as quickly as possible, but some warn that patches for the vulnerability will take some time to roll out completely given the amount of devices open to the hack. GoTrusted VPN users will be happy to know that, though the encryption on the WiFi connection could be compromised, operating through a GoTrusted connection will limit their vulnerability to the attack, since all their information is being encrypted before going through the possibly affected WiFi connections.

    You can read more about the Krack vulnerability on the BBC's website. Our support team is also available to answer any questions you might have.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

New GoTrusted Review On VPNPick

GoTrusted has a new review available on VPNPick.com. You can find the review through the link here or by going directly to their website at www.VPNPick.com. We're very happy to be included on the site and hope our customers (and those of you thinking about joining us!) find the review helpful.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day. Originally started in 2004, Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues. One such issue very close to us at GoTrusted is, of course, digital privacy. Our VPN service believes in the idea that people deserve privacy and safety browsing the internet and we work very hard to ensure that that remains possible.

Our digital lives are so interconnected with our regular lives that it's very important to be diligent in how we use the internet and who we allow access to our information. Something as simple as using an unsecured hot spot can result in your sensitive accounts being compromised. There's no reason your information should be going anywhere that you aren't fully aware of and that's just one of the things our VPN service can help with.