Mozilla’s Free Firefox VPN? What is it?

Many people know that VPNs can be used to unblock websites and to bypass geo-restrictions. What’s more, a good VPN service also safeguards your online privacy, yet a bad service will subject you to even more insecure online tracking. Sometimes it is difficult to know which VPN providers are trustworthy, but Mozilla wants to draw on Firefox’s anonymity to make people use its upcoming VPN. The Firefox Private Network VPN is now delivered as a free trial after a small pilot test. Mozilla has however developed some free VPN restrictions.

A VPN is a crypted gateway for all the web traffic, or virtual private network. To an outside outsider such as the ISP, it seems that, instead of Google and Facebook or whatever pages you visit, you are simply sending a great deal of web traffic to a VPN. The VPN sees your entire online activity on the other hand. Many shady free VPNs use it to collect user data and then use it for marketing purposes. Typically, you may want to stop using free VPNs for this reason, but Mozilla’s this product is a bit different.

The VPN running is pricey, so some limits are imposed on the free VPN stage. It only works in the Firefox browser instead of on the device. Furthermore, you get only 12 hours per month of VPN connectivity. That is the only way to try Firefox’s VPN right now — in your browser you will need a Firefox account and Firefox Private Network extension.

Firefox is soon introducing a premium VPN rate for $4.99 a month. This makes the first service that Firefox sells directly to consumers is Firefox Private Network. For Windows 10, Android, iOS, and more systems, Firefox Private Network offers system-level VPN connections. Windows 10 is the only one ready for launch, though. In more than 30 countries Mozilla has servers, and your VPN access is not constrained in terms of time. Five simultaneous computer links are only allowed, however.

The Company also undertakes to operate the VPN according to its longstanding promise of personal data. It means that it won’t be traffic tracking or marketing data to third parties. Once Mozilla releases the new Firefox private network program, you can register to be alerted. Mozilla seems like a safe bet when you’re confused about who to trust in the VPN universe.

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Can Facebook Credentials Really be Stolen by GhostTeam Adware?

With the support of mobile security teams from Trending Micro and Avast, the technology giant Google has unveiled a new malware set that may be used to steal Facebook credentials on the Android platform. In turn, infected devices may push advertisements to unsuspecting users. While the malware was discovered and reported by the Google Team in January 2018, experts said that since April 2017 the malware was in the Play Store.

The Trend Micro and Avast teams have recorded 53 Play Store apps in total. Since April 2017, most of the compromised applications have been on the Android Play Store and in similar time.

Okay, the bad news is that the GhostTeam adware really did it, stealing Facebook credentials, infecting computers and marketing to unexpected users. The good part is that all 53 compromised devices have been deleted from the Play Store since it was found.

Let’s learn something about this adware:
??The GhostTeam adware seems to have originated from Vietnam, according to Avast and Trend Micro.
??Vietnamese is the default language for many of the infected devices in the Play Store.
??English versions are also available for the infected apps. The Vietnam IP host servers are communicated by command control.
??In Brazil, Indonesia and India, over 60 percent of infections occur. Users have also been affected in great part in Vietnam, Australia and the Philippines.

??Cleaning apps, computer improvement apps, compass apps, QR code scanners, flashlight apps and other non-professional applications are the most infected devices.

Trend Micro had a list of all applications that have been infected. Facebook users were advised to change their Facebook credentials instantly if they noticed any of these applications on their phones and enabled two factor authentication. unblock websites

Avast and Trend Micro mobile security experts were saying that scoundrels used the malware to make money from advertising on compromised phones. This was made possible by unsuspected users who became part of a unscrupulous social promotion service through the surreptitious sharing and the liking of content with their compromised accounts.

It is kind of horrible to imagine that your sharing and liking histories are followed, recorded and even made use of by malware. To avoid this, you should be more careful while surfing the Internet. We hereby recommend you to use a VPN service help hide your real IP address, encrypt your Internet activities and further prevent you from many online criminal acts.