Privacy Vulnerabilities Found in Popular VPNs

Privacy Vulnerabilities Found in Popular VPNs

VPNMentor revealed in a post this week that a number of virtual peer network services had vulnerabilities which leaked private user information.

According to the researchers, they found flaws which can leak real-world IP addresses in three VPNs, namely Hotspot Shield, Zenmate, and PureVPN.

The tests showed that Hotspot Shield had three separate bugs in its Chrome extension that handles proxy auto-config scripts. Another bug could have been used by attackers to hijack and redirect web traffic to a proxy server. Similar IP leaking flaws are also present in Zenmate and PureVPN.

After being contacted by the researchers, Hotspot Shield parent company Anchorfree, and PureVPN said that they have already fixed the vulnerabilities. Zenmate has yet to issue a response on the matter.

Source: ZDNet

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