Windscribe security incident (july 2021)

YmpkerYmpker OGContent Writer
edited April 10 in General

Appears like I missed one of Windscribe's security incidents that happened in july 2021. Thought I'd post this since we have some Windscribe users among us (e.g. @bikegremlin iirc?). In case you weren't aware either, here's some more info:

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/vpn-servers-seized-by-ukrainian-authorities-werent-encrypted/

The article I found on https://www.privacytools.io/ reads:

"Privacy tools-seller Windscribe said it failed to encrypt company VPN servers that were recently confiscated by authorities in Ukraine, a lapse that made it possible for the authorities to impersonate Windscribe servers and capture and decrypt traffic passing through them[...]".

After having skimmed the article it's good to see that Yegor took action to enhance security in the light of the incident and also addressed the issue in a statement:

https://blog.windscribe.com/openvpn-security-improvements-and-changes-7b04ea49222/

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