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Disable WPAD now or have your accounts and private data compromised

Security researchers have recently highlighted serious risks introduced by the Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Protocol (WPAD), which is enabled by default on Windows and is supported by other operating systems as well.

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VPN provider cuts off service to Russia after servers seized

Private Internet Access, a provider of virtual private network services, has shut down its Russian gateways and won’t do business in the region any longer, as it believes that some of its Russian servers were seized for not following...

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Critical VPN key exchange flaw exposes Cisco security appliances to remote hacking

Cisco Systems patched a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to take over Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewalls configured as virtual private network servers by simply sending malformed network packets...

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The Juniper VPN backdoor: buggy code with a dose of shady NSA crypto

Juniper was using a known flawed random number generator as the foundation for cryptographic operations in NetScreen's ScreenOS and the safeguards it put in place were ineffective.

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Amazon adds managed NAT gateways to Virtual Private Cloud

Previously clunky and difficult to set up, NAT gateways for Amazon Virtual Private Clouds are now a breeze -- but they have limits and aren't free

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Cisco fixes iOS 9 compatibility issue that blocked some VPNs

Split-tunnel AnyConnect VPNs again handle DNS resolution properly, restoring access to server resources

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Cisco fixes privilege escalation flaws in AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client was updated to fix vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to gain system or root privileges on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X computers.

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iOS 9 breaks VPNs, prevents server access for many

Cisco AnyConnect and other VPNs may or may not work for your servers, as Apple breaks split-tunnel compatibility

VPN users, beware: You may not be as safe as you think you are

Thanks to IPv6 leakage, your data could be out there for anyone to see

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Ultra-popular Hola VPN extension sold your bandwidth for use in a botnet attack

If you use Hola to route around regional restrictions. You might want to think twice about that.

China tightens Internet control by blocking VPN services

Clampdown causes problems for users attempting to connect to Gmail and other sites

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SDN, virtualization and 100G allow multitenant partitioning

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