Wed. Nov 20th, 2019

NordVPN reveals server breach that could have let attacker monitor traffic

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/21/20925065/nordvpn-server-breach-vpn-traffic-exposed-encryption

NordVPN reveals server breach that could have let attacker monitor traffic
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NordVPN says one of its servers was breached in March 2018, exposing some of the browsing habits of customers who were using the VPN service to keep their data private. NordVPN says the server, located in Finland, did not contain activity logs, usernames, or passwords. But the attacker would have been able to see what websites users were visiting during that time, a company advisor said, although the content of the websites likely would have been hidden due to encryption.

Over the past couple years, NordVPN has become a lot more popular as it’s gone on a heavy advertising push. You’ll often hear NordVPN ads in the middle of podcasts, or find a YouTube host pausing to talk about how NordVPN can protect your privacy by masking your…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/21/20925065/nordvpn-server-breach-vpn-traffic-exposed-encryption

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