In the Corona era, while more and more people are adopting work from home, during this time many users are also using VPN services for a safer and better experience. VPN service is usually used to establish a secure connection to another network. It is also used to access block websites and content. But is VPN service safe?
Virtual private networks (VPNs) are commonly used by people on the Internet to be safe, but what is considered to be the most secure, what should one do when the user’s personal information is made public?
If you are also a VPN user, then you need to be careful. This is because the data of about 20 million VPN users have become public. According to reports, eight popular VPN services have leaked about 1.2 TB of user data online. Many of these VPN services are still available on Google Playstore.
The names of VPN services that have come up in this include UFO VPN, Super VPN, FAST VPN, Free VPN, Flash VPN, Rabbit VPN, and Secure VPN. About 20 million or two crore data of these VPNs have been leaked. The size of the data is 1.2TB.
This has been revealed by a team of researchers, who have found through servers that personally identifiable information (PII) has been leaked online by these VPN apps. It is reported that a company offering Hong Kong’s VPN service has leaked data of crores of users.
VPN apps from which data has been leaked have a good rating on the Google Play Store. They have also received good ratings on Apple’s App Store. Of these, Super VPN is produced by Hong Kong’s company Nownetmobi, which is rated 4.6 on the Play-Store.
UFO VPN is also prepared by Hong Kong’s own company Dreamfii HK Limited and this app has also got 4.5 stars on Google Play Store and 4.8 stars on App Store.