The VPNpro expert team works hard to uncover stories behind the scenes, offering consumers a rare glance at the complex and growing VPN market. We are always at the forefront of everything related to VPN services, and our research and commentary has been featured on a number of respected international news outlets. Here are some highlights.

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New Android Alert: These Six ‘Dangerous’ Apps With 1.66 Billion Downloads Need To Be Uninstalled

VPNpro’s latest research has exposed six free and “potentially dangerous” antivirus apps which “have a total of 1.66 billion downloads already in the Google Play store” and which have resulted in “users putting themselves and all the precious data on their phones at risk.”

NEW GOOGLE WARNING: 280M+ ANDROID USERS AT RISK AS CHINA ‘MANIPULATES’ PLAY STORE
The VPNpro team found that “seven out of the top ten apps,” found to be manipulating the Google Play system, “are either based in Hong Kong, have Chinese directors, or are located in China.” VPNpro security researcher Jan Youngren warned that “at best we’ve uncovered companies using underhand, unethical tactics to mislead consumers and make millions. At worst, there’s a much more sinister strategy at play.”

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TOP VPNS SECRETLY OWNED BY CHINESE FIRMS

Almost a third (30%) of the world’s top virtual private network (VPN) providers are secretly owned by six Chinese companies, according to a study by privacy and security research firm VPNpro. Six of these companies are based in China and collectively offer 29 VPN services, but in many cases, information on the parent company is hidden to consumers.

SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE: HOW TO KEEP YOUR ORGANISATION SECURE FROM FRAUDSTERS AND HACKERS
VPNpro security researcher Yan Joungren shares his know how with ComputerWeekly readers on how doing a few things well can keep your organisation protected from common cyber attacks and fraudsters.

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New report by VPNpro.com spells out exactly who the number-one vendor is in the consumer VPN market. VPNpro looked at the top 10 most popular VPNs on the market today. It checked on a few publicly available marketing metrics, such as search frequency, social media mentions, installs according to the mobile app stores, and website traffic.

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INVESTMENT WEEK WEBSITE SUFFERS DATA LEAK

Thousands of readers of a major UK financial news sites may have had their personal data leaked after the site suffered a major data breach, researchers at VPNpro report. As many as 330,000 financial buffs may have had their details revealed after the Investment Week website was found to be failing to protect user details securely.


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Recent research by the cybersecurity experts at VPNpro revealed that there were only 23 companies behind 97 VPN brands they looked at.That means that not only are big companies buying up smaller VPN brands, but they’re buying them in bulk. This sets them up to get an even bigger piece of the $54 billion pie as more consumers start using VPNs.

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HERE’S WHAT ENTREPRENEURS MUST KNOW ABOUT THE BOOMING VPN INDUSTRY
Cybersecurity experts at VPNpro recently analyzed the marketing impact of 100 popular VPNs. According to their VPN market share research, there were three real leaders over the last year: ExpressVPN, NordVPN and Hotspot Shield.

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HOW MUCH DOES GOOGLE REALLY KNOW ABOUT YOU? ONE CLICK CAN REVEAL WHAT THE INTERNET SEARCH GIANT TELLS ADVERTISERS ABOUT YOU (BUT HOW ACCURATE IS IT?)
Security company VPNpro has revealed that Google trackers are the most common on the internet’s top 50 websites. After counting up those found on popular websites including Amazon, Reddit and WordPress they found that Google had five times more trackers on the sites than the runners up.

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MEET THE NEW VPN, SAME AS THE OLD VPN
A report from VPNpro shared with The Register examined 97 popular VPN products and found that all were the work of just 23 companies. In most instances, developers maintained multiple VPN apps. VPNpro researchers note that with so much consolidation, users have far less choice than they think, and by hiding the owners of an app the chances of being exposed to surveillance increase dramatically

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PORN LAWS MAY BE EXPLOITED BY CHINESE TO SPY ON BUSINESSMEN AND CIVIL SERVANTS, SAY THINK TANKS
A report by a security and privacy experts VPNpro, last month found that 28 virtual private networks are ultimately controlled by Chinese-owned firms. According to the report, with six VPN ‘parent companies’ or firms that own multiple products, China is the single largest source worldwide and that Chinese market dominance is particularly pronounced in VPNs designed to only work on mobile devices.

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29 VPN SERVICES OWNED BY SIX CHINA-BASED ORGANIZATIONS
Analysis of the world’s top VPN services conducted by the privacy and security research firm VPNpro revealed that the top 97 VPN services are owned by only 23 parent companies. Of those parent companies, six are based in China, and information on these companies is often hidden to consumers, according to VPNpro.

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UN TIERS DES VPN LES PLUS POPULAIRES SERAIENT SOUS PAVILLON CHINOIS
L’idylle entre les VPN – ces réseaux privés virtuels permettant de garantir une connexion anonymisée à Internet – et les entreprises chinoises se porte bien. Telle est la conclusion d’une étude menée par la société VPNpro qui rapporte que près d’un tiers des principaux fournisseurs de VPN au monde appartiennent en réalité à six sociétés chinoises.

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VARIAS APPS PARA FALSEAR LA UBICACIÓN DE ORDENADORES MANIPULAN A GOOGLE PLAY Y SE COLOCAN ENTRE LAS MÁS DESCARGADAS
La investigación la ha llevado a cabo VPNpro, que ha elaborado un informe detallando las prácticas de estas aplicaciones. Los investigadores de VPNpro no tienen claro si las apps lo hacían para sacar rédito económico o para delatar a los usuarios ante los gobiernos (y así sacar rédito político).

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LOS MEJORES PROVEEDORES DE VPN PARA NAVEGAR SIN LÍMITES

Para ayudarnos a decidir qué proveedores VPN son los más recomendables hemos contado con el análisis realizado por VPNpro, un portal especializado en estudiar y catalogar los VPN del mercado según distintos varemos.

¿DE QUIÉN SON LAS MANOS TRAS LOS HILOS DE LOS SERVICIOS VPN?

La firma especializada VPNpro realizó un estudio analizando 97 servicios VPN distintos que, curiosamente, se concentran en tan solo 23 empresas distintas.