Essential Apps updates: update before July, 09

Friday, July 5, 2024

Connections using OpenVPN ECC (default type) using outdated apps will stop working on July 09, 2024. You must use our latest apps to be able to connect using this connection type. OpenVPN XOR, AES-128, AES-256 aren't affected, assuming that you are using our apps released after December, 2023.  Apps details:  Software Changelog What is the reason? - One of our CA (Certificate...

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Important OpenVPN / Apps update

Monday, January 1, 2024

Connections using OpenVPN XOR, AES-128 and AES-256 using outdated apps/server profiles will stop working on January 3, 2024, at 14:45 UTC time. You must use our latest apps to be able to connect with those 3 connection types, or the up to date OpenVPN server profiles with routers/3rd party apps. What is the reason? - One of our CA (Certificate Authority) certificates which validates the...

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Introducing new feature: DNS filtering

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Starting with our new Android app version 1.1.37 released today ( change log ), we are introducing DNS filtering capabilities for ads/malware/tracking blocking. It can be enabled in the app's Advanced tab.  - Disabled (default) : no filtering, unblocking US Netflix on all servers. Basically, no change - same as it always been.  - SecureDNS : enabled ads/malware/tracking and other unwanted...

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Scheduled maintenance starting on March 12

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

In the coming days, we will be carrying out maintenance work in order to improve performance, reliability and security of our service.  The maintenance involves an upgrade and patching of OpenVPN services on the servers side, addressing performance and reliability (high impact), but also security (low impact). All maintenance tasks will be carried out during the lowest server usage times...

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New VPN client apps preview

Saturday, December 28, 2019

All our VPN client apps and the browser addons are going through a redesign process, which is almost complete. A preview is now available for Windows, macOS being next and we expect to release it within a few days. Android, iOS apps and the browser addons are expected to be ready in January, 2020. For more details, please check our blog post .

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Android StrongSwan client DNS bug

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Update (09/11/2018):  bug fixed in latest StrongSwan VPN client, stable release 2.0.2. Update it from Google Play or from StrongSwan's repository.  (19/09/2018) Initial announcement: Today we discovered a potential bug related to Android 9 and StrongSwan client for Android v2.0.0 and v2.0.1 (latest). The issue is with the DNS resolvers assignment, resulting in DNS leaks (DNS queries...

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Service maintenance notice

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Update (02/01/2018): most tasks have been completed successfully, but some of them have been postponed and will be completed at a later date.  In the coming days, we will be carrying out maintenance work in order to improve reliability and security of our service. Schedule: 28/12/2017: make preparations for all upcoming changes (no downtime expected)  COMPLETED 29/12/2017: finish...

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VPN client app for Amazon Fire TV stick / Android TV devices released

Saturday, December 16, 2017

We are pleased to announce the release of our VPN client app for Amazon Fire TV Stick / Fire TV (and other Android TV) devices. The initial release is in beta stage, as it will most likely require some changes and fixes, based on your feedback.  Download Update (10/05/18): beta version 1.0.9 has been released, includes minor improvement to locations menus.  Update (28/02/18):...

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New Android app available (beta)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

UPDATE (14/11/17): no longer beta, update has been rolled out.  (07/11/17) We are in the process of making an important update to the VPN client app for Android, aimed at improving support against DPI/firewalls. The major changes include: - added support for OpenVPN XOR obfuscation (including port TCP-443) - added support for TLS crypt obfuscation (for OpenVPN ECC, 256-bit) Beta...

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Windows and macOS client app updated (v4.0)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

After 2 months in beta stage, we are excited to announce that the new client app v4.0 for Windows and macOS is finally ready.  Major update release notes: - implemented new design - added better obfuscation support for OpenVPN ECC and OpenVPN 256-bit (TLS crypt support for control channel). Ports also changed.  - updated OpenVPN binaries - several bug fixes and improvements The...

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