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    NordVPN hacked

    If you are on NordVPN, it's time to change your VPN provider.

    https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/21/nordvpn-confirms-it-was-hacked/

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    • Wonder what happens to their SS Deal now

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    • JanevskiJanevski Member
      edited October 22

      All those videos of miserable youtuber trash telling people would be safe, encrypted and anonymous if they use NordVPN...

      You are dreaming. | And it's a nightmare. | THE SECRET THREAD | THE TRUTH | HAVES YOU SEEN THIS YURA?

    • deankdeank Member

      The end is Amitzly nigh.

      Select few always have issues.

    • I thought Nord was one of the more top level providers. Who's next on the list to try?

      Slowly working to cure my VPS addiction.

    • creepcreep Member

      they should apologize and give 5 years free VPN to their customers.

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      You're so tight, baby.

    • @creep said:
      they should apologize and give 5 years free VPN to their customers.

      You still dare to use?

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    • NordVPN is the most safe now. Hackers are not anymore interested. They will try others.

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    • @MGarbis said:
      NordVPN is the most safe now. Hackers are not anymore interested. They will try others.

      uhhhh

      lurking in the shadows like a wombat or some shit

    • jarjar Provider
      edited October 22

      If I was going to use a big vpn provider I’d rather pick one that learned a valuable lesson than one that hasn’t yet.

      I submit that everyone makes mistakes somewhere, the ones who haven’t been caught in theirs yet are the ones that haven’t learned their lesson yet.

      But... I prefer to learn from my own these days. Too easy to roll your own on the VPN side.

    • @jar said:
      If I was going to use a big vpn provider I’d rather pick one that learned a valuable lesson than one that hasn’t yet.

      I submit that everyone makes mistakes somewhere, the ones who haven’t been caught in theirs yet are the ones that haven’t learned their lesson yet.

      But... I prefer to learn from my own these days. Too easy to roll your own on the VPN side.

      Beats the purpose of anonymity though.

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      lurking in the shadows like a wombat or some shit

    • cazrzcazrz Member
      edited October 22

      As the cardboard boxes says, let's move forward, no left and right.

      Thanked by 1Janevski
    • deankdeank Member
      edited October 22

      This anonymity thing is getting out of hand.

      Soon enough, kids won't know who his/her parents are and parents won't know who their kids are.

      This will result in too many inbreds and thus the end of man kind.

      AMITZ!

      Select few always have issues.

    • creepcreep Member

      @poisson said:

      @creep said:
      they should apologize and give 5 years free VPN to their customers.

      You still dare to use?

      I don't use Linux anymore, too many exploits.

      Thanked by 4Janevski ntlx Chuck sin

      You're so tight, baby.

    • @creep said:
      I don't use Linux anymore, too many exploits.

      I recommend Windows for greater security because lots of hackers will help you find the problems on your system.

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    • creepcreep Member

      @poisson said:

      @creep said:
      I don't use Linux anymore, too many exploits.

      I recommend Windows for greater security because lots of hackers will help you find the problems on your system.

      tbh I use openBSD in nordVPN, some exploits have been patched and I can safely still use it.

      You're so tight, baby.

    • @creep said:

      @poisson said:

      @creep said:
      they should apologize and give 5 years free VPN to their customers.

      You still dare to use?

      I don't use Linux anymore, too many exploits.

      Intel CPUs and AMD BIOSes are also unsafe.

      You are dreaming. | And it's a nightmare. | THE SECRET THREAD | THE TRUTH | HAVES YOU SEEN THIS YURA?

    • @FootKaput said:
      I thought Nord was one of the more top level providers. Who's next on the list to try?

      I have been very happy with my lifetime deals of Ivacy and Windscribe. Both running solid since years. I don't expect privacy or anonymity though. I mostly use it for geo unblocking or on public wifi hoping it's the lesser of the two evils.

    • jsgjsg Member

      "XYZ VPN is a bad mantra! I only trust in the OpenBSD mantra" ... (well if it makes you feel well ...)

      I know that NordVPN is a sh_tty provider and shouldn't be trusted. Plus, despite their huge revenue they are slow. That's why I don't use them anymore although I had bought a 3 year plan.

      lxc-ls? lxc-console? So, at least many of their "huuuge variety of servers" is fake. In fact they run containers on not-so-many at all dedis. And they run on linux.

      Their reaction (like keeping their users in the dark for months) is very poor; it's the classical corporate damage minimization + lots of PR Blah routine.

      BUT: Will they loose loads of customers? Probably not. Probably they'll run a "We value your loyality" action offering a nice rebate ... and most of the customer herd is going to stay. In fact, I'm even expecting funny psycho-drama like customers praising NordVPN for their "clear attitude", "openly confessing there was a problem and fixing it,. That's how it should be done!!!", blabla.

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    • creepcreep Member

      @Janevski said:

      @creep said:

      @poisson said:

      @creep said:
      they should apologize and give 5 years free VPN to their customers.

      You still dare to use?

      I don't use Linux anymore, too many exploits.

      Intel CPUs and AMD BIOSes are also unsafe.

      that's bad. How dare you to still use it?

      You're so tight, baby.

    • creepcreep Member

      @jsg said:
      "XYZ VPN is a bad mantra! I only trust in the OpenBSD mantra" ... (well if it makes you feel well ...)

      I know that NordVPN is a sh_tty provider and shouldn't be trusted. Plus, despite their huge revenue they are slow. That's why I don't use them anymore although I had bought a 3 year plan.

      lxc-ls? lxc-console? So, at least many of their "huuuge variety of servers" is fake. In fact they run containers on not-so-many at all dedis. And they run on linux.

      Their reaction (like keeping their users in the dark for months) is very poor; it's the classical corporate damage minimization + lots of PR Blah routine.

      BUT: Will they loose loads of customers? Probably not. Probably they'll run a "We value your loyality" action offering a nice rebate ... and most of the customer herd is going to stay. In fact, I'm even expecting funny psycho-drama like customers praising NordVPN for their "clear attitude", "openly confessing there was a problem and fixing it,. That's how it should be done!!!", blabla.

      dont let the premium subscription be wasted. I volunteer to accept it.

      You're so tight, baby.

    • @creep said:

      @Janevski said:

      @creep said:

      @poisson said:

      @creep said:
      they should apologize and give 5 years free VPN to their customers.

      You still dare to use?

      I don't use Linux anymore, too many exploits.

      Intel CPUs and AMD BIOSes are also unsafe.

      that's bad. How dare you to still use it?

      Wtf amd bioses...

      ASUS bioses...

      You are dreaming. | And it's a nightmare. | THE SECRET THREAD | THE TRUTH | HAVES YOU SEEN THIS YURA?

    • It is not good to believe that you can be "anonymous" with just one VPN and to relay on this. But since this is not topic for security let leave it on this. And probably @jar is correct. There is always someone better. The point is to take a actions after a mistake and go forward.

    • ntlxntlx Member
      edited October 22

      @FootKaput said:
      I thought Nord was one of the more top level providers. Who's next on the list to try?

      Legitimately curious to know? ProtonMail's VPN service (much like their email service) has been totally bulletproof for me in my use of it for the last few months.

      You can't go wrong with the DIY approach though: set up an instance of the excellent and very easy to use PiVPN https://www.pivpn.io (designed to run on a Raspberry Pi but obviously will run on any number of similarly spec'd out SBCs.)

      Combine it with Pi-Hole https://www.pi-hole.net - one of my favorite little free tools For anyone having issues combining the two, here's the article I used to help myself out when I set this up at home: https://marcstan.net/blog/2017/06/25/PiVPN-and-Pi-hole/

      For less than $30 or so (or free, as I'm sure most folks here have an old machine or two they have laying around collecting dust that'll do this work just fine) you can have yourself a lifetime free account offering you the very best VPN and ad-blocking/anonymity boosting services you can get. Hard to beat that.

    • Try mullvad if you're looking for a VPN that takes security & privacy very serious. They don't even have accounts (just numbers) and you can even send them cash via post to pay for the service if you want.

    • @datacean said:
      Try mullvad if you're looking for a VPN that takes security & privacy very serious. They don't even have accounts (just numbers) and you can even send them cash via post to pay for the service if you want.

      I've once heard they are mostly running on vps. Incloak VPN also offers a "number" account system.

    • dahartigandahartigan Member, Host Rep

      Oh noes now how will people smuggle import premium Kazakh potassium anonymously?!

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    • somiksomik Member
      edited October 22

      Sigh... so now VPN providers are getting hacked? Linus from LinusTechTips will receive a strongly worded email from me for promoting NordVPN!

      Don't be so serious. It's just a forum. No one cares what you think anyway.

    • stefemanstefeman Member
      edited October 22

      Creanova's response.

      Nord's response to the above.

      aaand..

      The provider is full of these results from shodan search.

    • Seems I am vindicated. I can operate 3 ElCheapo vpn KVMs for $36/yr.

      Viva LET dealz

      Down with the sic_K_ness...
      The doctor might be going K-razy with the low end spirit. 😉

    • joepie91joepie91 Member, Provider

      @jar said:
      If I was going to use a big vpn provider I’d rather pick one that learned a valuable lesson than one that hasn’t yet.

      I submit that everyone makes mistakes somewhere, the ones who haven’t been caught in theirs yet are the ones that haven’t learned their lesson yet.

      But... I prefer to learn from my own these days. Too easy to roll your own on the VPN side.

      Unfortunately, this is probably not a matter of "learning". If you look at the original leaked data, you can see that they're inflating their server count via containers, which suggests they never had legitimate intentions to begin with (although that probably won't come as a surprise to many people).


      Also, people should really stop using VPN services in general. There's really no reason to believe that any of the other services is more secure or competent; all the providers consistently fall over the moment a security researcher looks at them a bit funny, and it's ultimately all the exact same (flawed) product with a different coat of marketing applied.

    • ChuckChuck Member

      nordvpn lawsuit waiting...

      I like what she said, not what it means.

    • krenkenkrenken Member
      edited October 22

      blame it on the "calvin".

    • NeoonNeoon Member

      “They spent millions on ads, but apparently nothing on effective defensive security"

      That's not IDEAL but I would most other VPN providers will run the same way.
      So expect ANOTHER breach.

    • BlaZeBlaZe Member, Provider

      @deank said:
      This anonymity thing is getting out of hand.

      Soon enough, kids won't know who his/her parents are and parents won't know who their kids are.

      This will result in too many inbreds and thus the end of man kind.

      AMITZ!

      Hello,

      You seem to be from the near future.

      Welcome to 2019!

    • somiksomik Member

      @joepie91 said:

      Unfortunately, this is probably not a matter of "learning". If you look at the original leaked data, you can see that they're inflating their server count via containers, which suggests they never had legitimate intentions to begin with (although that probably won't come as a surprise to many people).

      Containers does provide better isolation then none at all, but yes, they should go with dedicated servers.

      @joepie91 said:

      Also, people should really stop using VPN services in general. There's really no reason to believe that any of the other services is more secure or competent; all the providers consistently fall over the moment a security researcher looks at them a bit funny, and it's ultimately all the exact same (flawed) product with a different coat of marketing applied.

      If you are under a country that monitors your actions closely or blocks your access to certain websites, VPN may be your only way out (China for example). VPN does provide better anonymity then your ISP.

      Best would be to setup your own private VPN on a server and use it.

      Public VPNs are just that, public. Even if they promote "private access", they are still shared by users so are public in nature. Ofcourse if you want your traffic to be mixed with public traffic, this is the way to go

      Don't be so serious. It's just a forum. No one cares what you think anyway.

    • joepie91joepie91 Member, Provider

      somik said: Containers does provide better isolation then none at all, but yes, they should go with dedicated servers.

      I might have believed that the containers were for isolation, if it weren't for the fact that they proudly claim that each container is a separate "server" with absolutely zero transparency on what's really going on.

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    • HarambeHarambe Member
      edited October 22

      One of the more interesting VPN providers I've found that tries really hard to do things right is AzireVPN.

      They go as far as to detail exactly how they setup their physical servers, which includes removing all drives and sealing everything but the network ports, and then just PXE booting their config. https://www.azirevpn.com/docs/environment

      Don't have many PoPs, but find it funny that a small provider with 0 budget at least owns their gear and makes an attempt to physically secure it.

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    • @Harambe said:
      One of the more interesting VPN providers I've found that tries really hard to do things right is AzireVPN.

      They go as far as to detail exactly how they setup their physical servers, which includes removing all drives and sealing everything but the network ports, and then just PXE booting their config. https://www.azirevpn.com/docs/environment

      Don't have many PoPs, but find it funny that a small provider with 0 budget at least owns their gear and makes an attempt to physically secure it.

      Another one I have always found to be pretty transparent is IVPN.net. Not cheap though. If only they supported streaming services, they would be my only provider.

    • For VPN, I mostly use WindScribe. It is an excellent VPN.

      Recently I am trying out TunnelBear.

      Thanked by 1Ympker
    • jsgjsg Member

      @MechanicWeb and some others

      Your "I use" ... "good experience" stories (or recommendations?) are cute but utterly worthless unless you have proof or at least tangible and credible evidence of a VPN providers honesty and quality. And NO, a providers assertions are not evidence but marketing.

      Do yourself a favour and read @joepie91 's post again.

    • jsg said: Do yourself a favour and read @joepie91 's post again.

      Appreciate the notion.

      I still believe a VPN has its uses other than security.

    • lmao

      iLO accessable from public network with default password of root:calvin

    • Holy duck, this gave me chills. I’ve been using them a lot, especially their Japan and Finland locations... for stuff.

    • @muffin said:
      Holy duck, this gave me chills. I’ve been using them a lot, especially their Japan and Finland locations... for stuff.

      quack quack motherfucker

      lurking in the shadows like a wombat or some shit

    • SirFoxy said: quack quack motherfucker

      My mind immediately went here--some fries, motha fucka!

      Slowly working to cure my VPS addiction.

    • SpryServers_TabSpryServers_Tab Member, Provider

      @Janevski said:

      @creep said:

      @poisson said:

      @creep said:
      they should apologize and give 5 years free VPN to their customers.

      You still dare to use?

      I don't use Linux anymore, too many exploits.

      Intel CPUs and AMD BIOSes are also unsafe.

      RAM is also unsafe

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    • somiksomik Member

      @joepie91 said:

      I might have believed that the containers were for isolation, if it weren't for the fact that they proudly claim that each container is a separate "server" with absolutely zero transparency on what's really going on.

      AHAHAHAHA, they were using OpenVZ, not even KVM! What separate server? Thats just a container with limited isolation.

      Don't be so serious. It's just a forum. No one cares what you think anyway.

    • ClouviderClouvider Member, Provider
      edited October 23

      Which sane Datacentre would put out IPMI on a public IP by default? And from what I read the DC still see no problem with that? Wow.

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