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    Kenwell got a reaction from Stalinium in DoubleVPN - Take down   ...
    Hi.

    To give you a bit more inside of this story i stumbled upon this dutch police website.

    Its in Dutch so google just translated the Police website: https://www.politie.nl/nieuws/2021/juni/30/klap-voor-communicatie-criminelen-doublevpn-uit-de-lucht.html

    A hit for communication criminals: DoubleVPN off the air

    A large-scale international action by the police and the judiciary has dealt another blow to communication between criminals. DoubleVPN has been taken off the air. This company provided VPN services (Virtual Private Network); secure and shielded internet connections that provided a safe haven for cybercriminals to attack their victims.

    In many European countries, including the Netherlands and Germany, as well as in the United States and Canada, DoubleVPN servers were seized yesterday and the infrastructure was shut down. The DoubleVPN websites now show a splash page from the police and the judiciary: cybercrime facilitators are not anonymous.

    The large, international investigation into DoubleVPN was led by the National Unit of the Dutch police, under the authority of the National Public Prosecutor's Office.
    Within this investigation, Team High Tech Crime (THTC) of the National Unit, National Criminal Investigation Service, worked together with foreign partners in the fight against (inter)national serious crime.

    Important partners from the very beginning were Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. Later on, Italy, Bulgaria, Sweden and Switzerland also joined. Europol and Eurojust played an important coordinating role during the investigation.

    Hacking Authority
    In this investigation, the Dutch police and the Public Prosecution Service have used their hacking powers to penetrate DoubleVPN's infrastructure. In the Netherlands, the police and the judiciary are legally authorized to enter computers secretly and remotely for the purpose of investigating serious crimes. The Digital Intrusion Team (DIGIT) of the National Unit, Specialist Operations Service, is the only team that has this authority. The team consists of employees of the (regional) police units, the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee and the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service.

    Ransomware and Phishing
    DoubleVPN was a small VPN provider, but very important to cybercriminals. It has been discussed a lot on various forums. The service also advertised itself on these forums; especially on Russian- and English-language underground cybercriminal forums. DoubleVPN was used by ransomware spreaders and phishing fraudsters, among others.

    The service offered customers maximum anonymity by offering not only single, but also double, triple and even quad VPN connections. The cheapest VPN connection cost €22 per month.

    Money laundering and participation in a criminal organization
    DoubleVPN is suspected of being a criminal organization. The company is also suspected of money laundering and complicity in or involvement in the crimes committed by its customers using DoubleVPN's services. Think of hacking, selling and/or spreading malware, such as ransomware and selling the data that DoubleVPN's customers received by hacking.

    Global joining of forces
    “Criminal facilitators like DoubleVPN have a global reach. Their servers are located in almost all countries. Combating these types of criminals can therefore only be successful if we join forces internationally and make use of each other's knowledge, skills and networks. The National Unit continuously plays an important role in this type of international investigation because of its specializations in the field of cyber, intelligence and tactics," said Andy Kraag, head of the National Investigation Service of the National Unit. “This research shows once again that cybercrime facilitators are not untouchable.”

    No safe harbor
    “The people behind DoubleVPN think they can remain anonymous when facilitating large-scale cybercrime operations, but they are certainly not,” said public prosecutor Wieteke Koorn. “By taking legal action and breaking into their infrastructure digitally, we make one thing very clear: there is no safe harbor for these types of criminals. These criminal acts harm the digitized society. They affect the trust of citizens and companies in digital technology. For that reason, we have to stop their behavior.”

    What is a Virtual Private Network?
    A VPN service encrypts internet traffic from the user's IP address to the VPN service. To the outside world, this means that the internet traffic does not seem to come from the user, but from the IP address of the VPN service. The IP address of the user is thus protected. In this way, an ISP or a network administrator does not know which websites a user is visiting.

    A secure VPN internet connection is legal. Individuals and companies use it because they want to communicate confidentially with each other. Abuse of VPN internet connections for criminal activities is of course punishable by law.
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    Kenwell got a reaction from pklammer in Google throws up captcha   ...
    Dutch servers too. Big captas. Select stairs, right 😒

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    Kenwell got a reaction from Old Fella in VPNs - Caught in Lying!?!   ...
    Regarding the VPN service from the video type the name in the search field above. You will find your answer and the answer from staff. Have a nice one.
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    Kenwell reacted to OpenSourcerer in Does custom DNS Server expose real IP ?   ...
    DNS is unencrypted. If you use a DNS other than AirDNS, the query is unencrypted after the AirVPN server and visible to the outside. If you use AirDNS, it stays in the tunnel which is encrypted, therefore, the DNS query is as well. So yes, Vegas stays in Vegas kind of a thing.
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    Kenwell got a reaction from telemus in Internal servers, used for double-hop - seeking explanation   ...
    Go here and read and click links in the explanation https://airvpn.org/forums/forum/10-websites-support/page/2/ .It will be clear. 
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    Kenwell reacted to Staff in Eddie Android edition 2.0 beta released   ...
    Hello!
     
    We are very glad to inform you that Eddie Android edition 2.0 beta 2 is now available.
     
    Please test it and stress it as much as you can! New features now meet latest users requirements.
     
    Your feedback will be enormously appreciated as usual.
     
    Quick additions/changes summary (please see the changelog for more detailed information):
    Enhancements aimed to increase accessibility and comfort to visually impaired persons German, Portuguese and Russian localizations Option to change "Quick connect" logic according to users feedback "Quick connect" button can be used to disconnect from VPN Some bugs have been fixed All new features and changes when compared to version 1.0 can be found on the first message of this thread:
    https://airvpn.org/topic/30421-eddie-android-edition-20-beta-released
     
    Kind regards


     
    Changelog 2.0 Beta 2 (VC 11) - Release date: 20 November 2018 by ProMIND

    - [giganerd] Added German localization
    - [giganerd] Added Russian localization
    - [morvotron] Added Portuguese localization
    - [ProMIND] Added accessibility support to spinners and buttons without text

    OpenVPNTunnel.java
    [ProMIND] onEvent() now properly manages TCP errors in Quick Connection mode and avoids connection cycling when VPN is connected  
    SettingsActivity.java
    [ProMIND] Added setting and functionality for allowing quick connection to connect local (same country) servers AirVPNServerProvider.java
    [ProMIND] Changed selection algorithm in order to include local (same country) servers when requested QuickConnectionFragment.java
    [ProMIND] Quick connection button can now be used to disconnect any VPN connection
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    Kenwell got a reaction from go558a83nk in Just Great!   ...
    Hi go558a83nk. No special scripts or settings. Some details. In bridge with IPV4 only. Asus Merlin with protocol 3/443/TCP. The OVPN script that comes with AIR. I run 3 separate VPN clients with adaptive Qos. When I downloaded protocol 3 with GCM, the speed increased around 10/12MB’s. At this speed, the RT-AC86U has approx. 77% of load on proc 2 and 50% on proc 1. After some try and error it turns out that client 1, 3, 5 are the fasted and use proc 2 for EAS-NI and proc 1 for background programs. Client 2 and 4 chokes with approx. 110mb’s down at 90% load on proc 1 for EAS-NI and proc 2 for background programs. Maybe that’s the trick on the 86. Today I will enable a 400/40 line a look how that turns out. I don’t think the 86 will come close to 400 on VPN, but we’ll see. I can post my findings if you like.
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    Kenwell got a reaction from go558a83nk in Just Great!   ...
    Thats why i love AIRVPN on a 200/20 line, with a RT-AC86U 
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    Kenwell reacted to Staff in Eddie Android edition 2.0 beta released   ...
    Hello!
     
    It is a very essential security feature which protects all of your AirVPN data (username, password, certificates, keys...).
     
     
     
     
    Eddie makes every effort to save battery and what you suggest is somehow problematic because it may decrease battery life. Currently Eddie is the only OpenVPN based application which ensures a longer than "OpenVPN for Android" and "openvpn-connect" battery life, therefore we are hesitant to add any non-strictly essential feature which would potentially drain more energy per time unit.
     
     
     
    Thank you very much! Your suggestions will be kept in due consideration.
     
    Kind regards
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    Kenwell got a reaction from tom7812 in Eddie Android edition 2.0 beta released   ...
    Hi Team,.
     
    Some Q,s / remarks.
    Why a masterkey to connect? Why not use the same button for quick connect and disconnect. With kind of warning for disconnect. Button “quick connect “color is a bit dull, as in colorless. Red and green will be more understandable. Possibility to keep log files and delete when needed after connections or disconnections are made. Some kind of timer to see how long I’m connected on startpage. Version number at startpage? my 2 cents.
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    Kenwell reacted to sanction9 in Audible.com & Audible.co.uk   ...
    As long your ISP dns isn't showing, I wouldn't worry too much about it.
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