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Today we are excited to announce the open sourcing of all IVPN applications (Android, macOS, iOS and Windows) under GPLv3 license.
This is a first step in a multi-year plan to open source many parts of our service. The planned next step is releasing key parts of our infrastructure to the public with the ultimate goal of enabling anyone to set up and verify our VPN server configuration.
Similarly to other projects we have been working on in the past year (security audit, defining ethical boundaries, going tracking-free), our aim is to improve our transparency and build trust with current and future IVPN customers. Another motivation for open sourcing was to help developers start or improve information security and privacy enhancing projects.
Members of the IVPN team have been using, supporting, and building on Free and Open Source Software for decades in our personal and professional lives. We are happy to join the long list of companies working on open software.
Head over to our GitHub page to review our active repositories and start working with us towards a future where open software supports individual privacy and Internet freedom.
We’re pleased to announce that an independent security audit of the IVPN service conducted by Cure53 has concluded. The audit was conducted by 6 members of the Cure 53 team over 21 man-days in late November and December.
The purpose of the audit was to evaluate the security of our information systems by measuring how well they conform to a set of security best practices. The audit identifies vulnerabilities that may affect the security or privacy of our customers and provides recommendations on how to resolve them. However, an audit only provides a snapshot of the systems in scope during the period in which it was conducted. We hope that publishing the results of these audits increases our customer’s confidence in the security of our systems and demonstrates our commitment to operating transparently wherever possible.Continue »
TL;DR – We no longer require customers to specify a password when connecting to the VPN as we have randomly generated usernames and the password doesn’t affect the security of the VPN tunnel in any way. You still require a password to login to the website Client Area.
To understand more about this decision read on.Continue »
IVPN is working towards a future where mass surveillance is not a key part of our reality. To make our VPN service more accessible to customers looking for privacy protection we are introducing a new, more affordable subscription plan.
Customers signing up today have the chance to choose between IVPN Standard, covering up to 2 personal devices, and IVPN Pro covering up to 7, with additional tools such as Multihop and Port forwarding available.
Below is a detailed comparison of our new plans:
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A note to current IVPN customers: all existing subscriptions are converted to IVPN Pro with the added benefit of 7 device coverage, improved from the previous limit of 5. Moving forward, IVPN Pro Quarterly plans cost $30 and will not be offered to new subscribers.
With any questions about our new plans please contact our customer service team directly.
Earlier this year IVPN published results of an audit that verified our no-logging claims; we are now taking the next steps towards demonstrating trustworthiness and commitment to protecting customer privacy in a transparent way.Continue »
When picking a VPN service there are multiple criteria for evaluation, starting with questions like who owns the company behind it, whether your provider keeps logs and what happens with the data you share. Two further measures are usually on the top of the remaining list: the type of security the service provides and the connection speed you can achieve while using it.
On these two fronts, a newcomer protocol, WireGuard, offers the possibility for significant improvements to existing solutions for VPN services. While it is still in its test phase, and requires formal reviews and further audits before being ready for prime time, WireGuard clearly offers improved security and better speeds over currently-preferred protocols like OpenVPN.
Implementing WireGuard in our applications and offering its use through our service was a key priority for us last year. In a pioneering move we integrated it in our Android, iOS and macOS apps last December. Since then, feedback from our subscribers who have tested the solution have been overwhelmingly positive. As Windows was not officially supported by WireGuard at the time of our initial launch, adding the option to our app remained on our to-do list. After a recent release by the team behind the protocol, we are now happy to offer the test use of WireGuard in all of our applications.
The WireGuard protocol is currently under heavy development and should
be considered experimental. At this time we do not recommend using
WireGuard except for testing or in situations where security is not
critical. We keep our WireGuard VPN servers completely separate from our
OpenVPN servers to ensure there are no security risks.
Existing subscribers can start testing WireGuard simply by downloading the latest version of our Windows application and enabling WireGuard in the Settings (please see our guide and FAQ for more information). If you are not using IVPN yet, you can take advantage of our 3-day obligation-free trial option to test the service.
We have further news
regarding our WireGuard implementation: As a VPN provider with a chief
focus on privacy protection, we have considered and evaluated the
possible risks of using the protocol during our tests. Security experts
in our team have identified and solved multiple issues – including
users’ public IP being stored in
memory indefinitely, the lack of real dynamic IP allocation and no
‘identity-hiding forward secrecy’ offered – and have taken significant
steps towards eventually recommending WireGuard as a default VPN
protocol to use. If you are curious about these technical solutions
please review our article Using WireGuard for Privacy Protection.
If you have any feedback, questions or concerns about WireGuard for IVPN, our team is standing by for your message.
Looking forward to hearing your test impressions.
Nick Pestell &
the IVPN team
Shut out hackers, identity thieves and the global government surveillance apparatus — every time you go online.