Today, we’re excited to announce VyprVPN server locations in France! The French VPN servers are ready for connections for every VPN protocol, including PPTP, L2TP/IPsec and OpenVPN.
We believe in an open Internet and will continue to deliver Golden Frog VyprVPN customers more server locations. Golden Frog VyprVPN customers can now access the Internet from anywhere in the world from our French VPN server.
The following VyprVPN server locations are now available:
France – NEW!
United States – East Coast
United States – West Coast
To access the new France server, Golden Frog VyprVPN customers can just update their hostname to:
We are pleased once again to announce the latest beta release of the Mimo Usenet browser. Download the free update now. This release continues the “look and feel” user interface updates along with select bug fixes and new feature improvements.
The new Mimo User Interface becomes more visible with this release. In particular, version 0.2.3 introduces the Action Bar, a more consistent place to access common commands. The Action Bar adapts to the content on the current tab in Mimo, variously presenting controls to open newsgroups in new tabs, download selected articles, Reply to or Forward an existing post, manage downloading message headers in newsgroups, and control your download queue.
We also updated the Search and Filter bars, refined the styles and colors, and included a more consistent appearance for tabs and other interactive elements.
Mimo is starting to feel like a new application, but we are far from finished with the user interface overhaul. The Golden Frog development team is continuing to implement more of planned user interface improvements to make Mimo even easier to use. In upcoming releases, look for updates to how Mimo presents images and thumbnails, additional filtering, and more details on active downloads.
We are pleased to announce the next beta release of the Mimo Usenet Browser. Download the free update now. The primary changes in this release focused on two key areas:
Bug fixes and performance improvements: This new release specifically targeted some the performance of the newly overhauled internal engine of the last couple releases. You can now download large amounts of newsgroup information without running Mimo out of memory.
First glimpse of the new User Interface (UI): Our new sidebar for downloads and group bookmarks is debuting in this release of Mimo. We’re excited to start coding the newly designed UI.
Full details are available in our Change Log.
Mimo’s New UI
Last year we asked our UI designers to focus on making Mimo even easier to use. And now that we have Mimo’s internal engine optimized, a team of our developers are switching their focus to the UI. But don’t worry, our core team will still be working on implementing new features, bug fixes, and performance enhancements.
Due to our iterative development process, we are able to release updates more frequently. We do this so our users can take advantage of our latest development efforts and provide us with faster feedback. The UI work will follow this iterative method as we release new bits of the new UI as we finish them.
It’s important to note this frequent release schedule will often cause parts of the UI to be in a “functional” state, but not necessarily a “final” state. Mimo is still beta, and we are walking around here with hard hats on.
Golden Frog, a global security software developer and applications provider, announced today the launch of a new Point of Presence (PoP) in the United Kingdom for VyprVPN users. The establishment of a new VyprVPN UK server is in response to customer demand for a UK presence. With this expansion, Golden Frog offers VyprVPN users another server location to ensure a free and open Internet experience.
VyprVPN is a fast, reliable Virtual Private Network (VPN) service that utilizes PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, and OpenVPN protocols and NAT Firewall to deliver a secure, private Internet experience without sacrificing speed. The design and infrastructure of Golden Frog’s current global network in North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe assures a secure and fast network experience.
“In response to feedback from our customers, we felt the United Kingdom was an ideal location for expansion,” says Sunday Yokubaitis, President of Golden Frog. “We value their feedback and will continue expanding our Points of Presence to address their needs. This is perfect for British travelers who need to access the Internet in their native language while traveling abroad. VyprVPN users can appear native to any one of our global server locations – not just the UK.”
To learn more about Golden Frog’s new UK PoP and provide feedback, please visit www.goldenfrog.com/blog.
About Golden Frog
Golden Frog is a global security software developer and applications provider, delivering solutions to improve end-user Internet privacy and security without sacrificing speed and quality. Since 1994, the Golden Frog team has been developing high quality applications for multi-national corporations, service providers and consumers.
Golden Frog’s VyprVPN (Virtual Private Network) solution uses PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, and OpenVPN protocols and NAT Firewall to protect their customers’ online identity and data from data snooping and security breaches. Golden Frog customers can choose their IP location from global points of presence in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Golden Frog’s services can be bundled with a wide variety of online tools such as messaging, security and antivirus software, VoIP and wireless services to create a flexible, secure Internet experience anywhere in the world.
Here at Golden Frog, we work hard to respond to customer feedback and deliver superior privacy and security solutions in ways that fit with our customers’ changing needs. Since we first launched VyprVPN, the most requested feature has been a UK VPN server location. You asked; we listened. Today, we are proud to announce our new UK VyprVPN server!
You can now access the Internet from anywhere in the world and appear as if you are browsing from the UK. This is perfect for British travelers who need to access the Internet in their native language while traveling.
Our new UK VyprVPN server adds to our existing server options on the East and West Coasts of the USA, Amsterdam and Hong Kong. The UK server is ready for connections from any of our available robust VPN protocols, including PPTP, L2TP/IPsec and OpenVPN.
According to a report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, it is believed that the Syrian Telecom Ministry has launched a “man-in-the-middle” attack against the more secure HTTPS version of Facebook.
“Man-in-the-middle” attacks allow the attacker to enter into private conversations and interject their own messaging without the victims’ knowledge. This particular attack is not sophisticated – raising security warnings in users’ browsers and unverified by the Certificate Authority. Unfortunately, most users are so used to getting pop-up warnings that they don’t even read them anymore. Instead, they just click the warnings away, giving their attacker explicit access to their Facebook account and private communications.
There are ways to protect yourself and your data – no matter where in the world you are. EFF noted that some Syrian ISPs have already blocked an anonymizing proxy service, named Tor. But don’t fret, Golden Frog’s VyprVPN, a personal VPN service, can also protect you against Syria’s man-in-the-middle attack. First, VyprVPN tunnels traffic to locations in the United States, Europe, or Asia – bypassing the Syrian servers being used in these attacks. Second, all data sent through the tunnel is encrypted, so even if government systems tries analyze your traffic, they cannot tell what sites are being visited.
As mentioned in the article published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, there are other services, identified as ‘Internet Proxy’ solutions that allow users to by-pass local restrictions. Many of these provide a similar feature set to VyprVPN, however, the key difference is VyprVPN’s ability to provide personal, encrypted access to the Internet, through its managed servers at locations around the world – without affecting speed. This means users in Syria can circumvent these attacks by the Syrian Telecom Ministry and connect securely to the Internet. Furthermore, VyprVPN’s encryption enables deeper levels of privacy and security that traditional web proxies do not offer – allowing users the ability to surf the Internet in confidence.
For more information about VyprVPN and its cost-effective solution to overriding local government Internet browsing restrictions, visit https://www.goldenfrog.com/vyprvpn/vpn-service-provider.
For the great lot of us who download the latest apps on our Smartphones – how many of us actually consider the privacy risk at stake? An escalating number of mobile software applications depend on a user’s location as an integral component to what they do.
According to a recent New York Times blog, leading market research firm Nielsen reports that many Americans, particularly women, have strong concerns about privacy loss due to the usage of location-based mobile services. The Nielson report appeared just one day after another report revealing that the Apple iPhone and iPad 3G are actively storing data about users’ locations. The report states that 59 percent of women have privacy concerns with these services, as compared to 52% of men; and privacy concerns were notably higher among those over the age of 45.
Are you concerned about YOUR privacy when downloading various applications? First, pay close attention to the Smartphone location services that you utilize/download. Second, learn more about how you can protect your privacy with Golden Frog’s VyprVPN.
VyprVPN can prevent ‘geo-targeting’ according to users’ specific mobile IP address. The innovative service provides an extra layer of protection to encrypt your data and ensure a safe, private browsing experience without slowing your connection. VyprVPN is compatible with iPhone, iPads and Android devices.
Golden Frog is excited to release Mimo Beta v0.2.1 for Giganews Diamond members. The Golden Frog Dev team has fixed many known and reported bugs in the new download engine resulting in increased stability and speed.
The biggest change in v0.2.1 Beta is how Mimo processes and stores Usenet headers for newsgroups. Below are some the major improvements:
Increased header download speed resulting in improved speed with browsing newsgroups
Initial group population is four times faster
Fixed several hangs and download errors
Improved image handling and header retrieval
Fixed several connectivity and startup issues
Golden Frog, a global security software developer and applications provider, announces the offering of VyprVPN through its Global Service Provider Program. VyprVPN is a fast, reliable Virtual Private Network (VPN) service that uses PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, and OpenVPN protocols and NAT Firewall to deliver a secure, private Internet experience without sacrificing speed. With customers in over 50 countries, VyprVPN customers can choose their IP location from global points of presence in North America, Europe and Asia. Through its service provider program, Golden Frog’s VyprVPN personal VPN provides a cost-effective value-added solution that can be bundled with traditional Internet services including wireless access, VoIP, messaging products, online security and antivirus solutions.
Golden Frog’s Global Service Provider Program for VyprVPN offers several key benefits to service providers. Subscriber authentication is simple, ensuring accurate billing to end-user clients. Golden Frog’s network engineers provide comprehensive training for seamless integration and personal 24X7X365 Tier 2 support and service. Golden Frog designed the proprietary software, owns the servers, and actively manages the VPN network ensuring that customers experience a secure, fast network with always-on reliability. The program offers volume-based discounts and free trials to prove VyprVPN’s value and flexibility for service providers.
VyprVPN provides online security and privacy, protecting customers from hackers, ‘data snooping’ and deep packet inspection. Users can connect to VyprVPN via any Internet-enabled device, including mobile devices such iPhone, iPad and Android. Through Golden Frog’s encrypted network consisting of major global carriers and Tier 1 ISP connections, users have a choice of VPN servers in Europe, North America and Asia which they can connect and receive a ‘local’ IP address. This ‘local’ IP address allows a user to bypass Internet restrictions that may be enforced by corporate VPNs or local governments, providing a free and open Internet browsing experience.
“The Golden Frog team has been working together since 1994 with a core focus on delivering Internet solutions and applications that improve end-user privacy, freedom and security across the web,” states Sunday Yokubaitis, President of Golden Frog. “Our customer-centric approach drives our team to improve upon existing technologies. With the launch of the Global Service Provider Program, Golden Frog offers service providers a solution to further differentiate themselves in a competitive marketplace.”
With clients in over 50 countries, VyprVPN is currently offered by a variety of service providers and used by global business travelers and consumers.
Are you taking the right measures to protect your information across Wi-Fi networks? YouGov and the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office conducted a poll that found more than 40% of Wi-Fi users do not know how to change their network’s security settings. These settings are put in place to help protect users from cyber crime and identity theft, but if not properly used, the network and users’ data are vulnerable to attacks.
Leaving your Wi-Fi connection unsecured allows others to access your personal data, reduces the speed of your connection and can allow others to commit crimes via YOUR connection– all without your knowledge. According to this same survey, 16% of Wi-Fi users do not even know if they are using an unsecured network. Is your network secure?
Golden Frog’s VyprVPN provides an easy and cost-effective way to protect your personal data – whether on a private or public network. VyprVPN provides an extra layer of protection by encrypting your data to ensure a safe, private browsing experience without slowing you down.