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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Vulnerabilities Found in Top VPN Providers

VPNPro researchers have discovered vulnerabilities in VPN providers: PrivateVPN and Betternet which can allow hackers to push fake updates and install malicious programs or steal user data!

This is a serious problem: with the ability to push users to install fake updates, the hacker can install any program on a user’s computer or do a variety of malicious things, including:

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  • stealing personal data and selling it on the black market
  • making bank payments with the victim’s computer
  • secretly mining for crypto
  • adding the device to a botnet
  • locking the computer with ransomware
  • leaking the victim’s stolen pictures, videos, recordings and messages online

VPNPro informed PrivateVPN and Betternet of the vulnerabilities in February, and they have now fixed these issues.

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