CyberGhost VPN

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CyberGhost VPN is an Internet anonymization service provided by CyberGhost S.A. operating out of Romanian, Bucharest.

The service is used via proprietary software clients for Windows, Android, Mac OS and iOS or alternatively via native VPN protocols such as IPSec, L2TP / IPSec, PPTP or OpenVPN.

After expiration of a time-limited test period, the service will be chargeable, either by a subscription or prepaid by bitcoin or offline purchases.

In 2017, the former German / Romanian company was sold to the Crossrider Group, a controversial step in which the company Crossrider is critically discussed.

Crossrider operates branches in London, Tel Aviv and Nicosia.

The Isle of Man-based London-listed company was renamed Kape Technologies PLC in March 2018.

On November 22, 2018, the free version of CyberGhost VPN was discontinued.

CyberGhost VPN:

They have servers in 82 countries, 4000+ servers, but far from all support P2P.

P2P supported servers, the rest are not recommended for P2P exchange:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Moldova
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom (U.K)

NOTE: I was their customer for two years, "before the company was acquired" by Crossrider Group and must say I was satified with their service.

CyberGhost had a strict "No Logs" policy, which is of the outmost importance for your privacy.

Their servers claim to keep no logs. We don’t track your activity over the Internet. There’s no way someone could track you back after you have visited a certain website on the Internet if you were connected to a CyberGhost VPN Server.

Your original IP address will be replaced by an IP address from the CyberGhost network, making it impossible for websites to track your online activity.

At the same time, that very same IP address will be shared with all other users on the respective server, thus extending your anonymity and making it impossible for the IP to be traced down back to you.

CyberGhost VPN is optimized for all major operating systems. Just one subscription is enough to secure up to 7 different internet-connected devices.

Operating systems supported:

Android, Linux, MacOS X, and Windows.

Browser VPn extensions:

Chrome and Firefox.

Legal issues here:

During 2016 they had 43,647 DCMA requests, 42,805 Malware flags in 2017 and in 2018 27,747 Police log requests.


According to a recent review in January, 2019.

  1. CyberGhost was found to be using session recording scripts on their website (Hotjar), which record everything visitors do on the site and store this information on third-party servers.
     
  2. CyberGhost’s “no logs” claims appear to be false as they are using third-party apps (Mixpanel and InstaBug) to collect statistical data through their VPN clients, which they openly admit in their privacy policy.
     
  3. CyberGhost’s “ad blocker” does not block anything on HTTPS websites. Also concerning is that the ad blocker works through traffic manipulation, rather than blocking DNS requests.
     
  4. The performance was also poor – especially when compared to other industry-leading VPN providers.
     
  5. CyberGhost is now owned by an Israeli company called Kape (previously Crossrider), which has an alarming history of producing malware.

Now make up your own mind, but seeing as things seems to have drastically changed, since the time I was a client.

I can't recommend their services anymore.

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