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DNS over HTTPS (DoH) support on macOS, Linux and Windows
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DNS over HTTPS (DoH) support on macOS, Linux and Windows

IVPN offers custom DNS servers which, when accessed through the VPN ensure that your DNS queries are encrypted between your device and our DNS server. This is a necessity, as DNS queries are not encrypted by the DNS protocol and can be easily read by an adversary observing your traffic (even when using HTTPS for your web traffic).

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WireGuard Port Forwarding enabled
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WireGuard Port Forwarding enabled

After the recent addition of Multi-Hop for WireGuard, we are now introducing port forwarding support for Wireguard. Port forwarding allows incoming connections on a specific port, enabling you to run various services on your device that need to be accessible from the Internet.

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Battery life improvements with Apple silicon builds
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Battery life improvements with Apple silicon builds

We have tested the battery consumption rate of the IVPN app with constant VPN connectivity using two protocols (WireGuard and OpenVPN) on two different app builds (M1 and Intel). We concluded that using a dedicated Apple silicon app build with WireGuard protocol can offer up to 22% increase in battery life over OpenVPN on Intel build version when bandwidth is not limited.

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Extending two-factor authentication to IVPN apps
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Extending two-factor authentication to IVPN apps

Last year we added a two-factor authentication (2FA) option for web-based account logins. This week we are extending the time-based OTP (one-time password) support to IVPN apps. If you have 2FA enabled on your account you will need to use the previously set up authentication method when logging in to apps.

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IPv6 (over IPv4) available for testing
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IPv6 (over IPv4) available for testing

We now provide the option to receive an IPv6 address when connecting to our servers using WireGuard. This enables those with only an IPv4 address to access the IPv6 Internet. Access to IPv6 to connect to our servers using IPv6 is under development, and not yet included in this update.

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