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Why HTTPS vs. VPN makes no sense

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HTTPS vs. VPN is a battle that makes very little sense. Both are important means of internet protection, and there is absolutely no conflict...
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8 ways the NSA is spying on you right now

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ExpressVPN’s new-look blog!

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ExpressVPN launches Tor onion service: Expressobutiolem.onion

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ExpressVPN is proud to announce added security and privacy with the launch of a hidden service in the Tor network. Hosting an onion service in...
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8 ways the NSA is spying on you right now

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Five years on from the revelations that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) collects personal data on every American—and many more people worldwide—the storm...
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Facebook finally stands up for privacy as the U.S. government demands to hack Messenger

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The U.S. Department of Justice wants Facebook to break the end-to-end encryption of its Messenger chat app so the government can spy on a...
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Your school is tracking your online activity—here’s what you can do about it

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The start of the new school year is only weeks away, which for most students means spending lots of time online, either for work...
A browser with an HTTPS green lock. VPN is written in the search bar.

Why HTTPS vs. VPN makes no sense

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HTTPS vs. VPN is a battle that makes very little sense. Both are important means of internet protection, and there is absolutely no conflict...
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Wi-Fi security: How to stay safe while connected

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Wireless security has two components: Authentication and secrecy. And, in theory, responsibility for network security lies with both operators and users. Operators of Wi-Fi (or...
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ExpressVPN fixes “Voracle” compression vulnerability in apps

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At a Black Hat Briefing in August 2018, the researcher Ahamed Nafeez revealed a new vulnerability in the OpenVPN protocol. The vulnerability, named Voracle,...
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How ExpressVPN keeps its web servers patched and secure

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This article explains ExpressVPN’s approach to security patch management for the infrastructure running the ExpressVPN website (not the VPN servers). In general, our approach...
What is a DNS leak?

What are DNS leaks?

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In a previous blog, we talked about what DNS is, how it works, and why it can give away more information than you might...
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ExpressVPN security updates to protect systems from Spectre and Meltdown

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What are Spectre and Meltdown? Last week, two major security flaws, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, were discovered in the CPUs of virtually all computing devices...
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How does DNS work?

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EU approves “link tax” and “censorship machines” for a final vote

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On Wednesday, the European Union approved its controversial Copyright Directive for a final vote in January 2019. If passed, the bill would permanently damage...
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California passes “the strongest net neutrality standards in the nation”

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California has just passed net neutrality regulations into state law after bill SB-822 passed both the State Assembly and the Senate on August 31. California's...
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Access granted: How to use Southwest Airlines overseas

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If you’re reading this, chances are you already know a thing or two about VPNs. Maybe you’ve even used them to help find cheap...
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ExpressVPN’s new-look blog!

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Regular readers may notice that we launched a fancy new blog earlier in the week. We hope it’s a more modern design and allows easier...

What is ExpressVPN’s Smart Location and when should you use it?

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ExpressVPN’s handy Smart Location feature is a tool built right into the app that will always pick the best VPN location for you. Smart Location uses...
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ExpressVPN 6.6.1 for Windows has all the best features

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The latest ExpressVPN app for Windows has a host of killer features that will keep you secure on the internet. On top of that, we’ve...