Major Mimo Update: v0.2.0 – “The New Core”

Golden Frog is pleased to release Mimo Usenet Browser 0.2.0. We completely overhauled Mimo’s core downloading engine, resulting in faster speeds, fewer lockups, and better download management. If you’ve tried Mimo in the past but put it aside because of download or stability…

Privacy at Risk: Swedish ISP Responds to Europe’s Data Retention Directive

How far is too far? A current news article brought to light that the European Union’s Data Retention Directive requires Internet, mobile and fixed phone providers to keep customer data for a minimum of six months, and up to two years. The Swedish…

Facebook Responds to Privacy Violations of Tunisian Citizens

The country of Tunisia is in a state of unrest and dissent as millions tune in to follow the anti-government protests. In a recent news story , social media giant Facebook noticed suspicious activity as reports came in regarding the hacking of several…

Even “Techies” Can be Hacked

Free Public Wi-Fi Issues Exposed at Global Conference Concerns about the safety and security of public Wi-Fi came into light at the recent Digital Life Design Conference, an annual global science and technology event. Attendees of the event were granted access to the…

A Free Internet? Twitter Blocked in Tunisia and Egypt

The latest news from Tunisia and Egypt is reminiscent of the government crackdowns on social networking sites from Iran during 2009.  According to an article published this week, Egypt appears to have blocked access to Twitter in response to citizens using social networking…

The Downside of Free Wi-Fi

Chances are you use a free Wi-Fi connection from time to time.  Whether on business travel, sitting in the doctor’s office, or just hanging out at a coffee shop, it is a major convenience to have free access to the Internet when you…

Firesheep Packet Sniffer: New Threat to Wi-Fi Security

Using a public Wi-Fi network without a VPN just got more dangerous. Firesheep, a new packet-sniffing Firefox add-on, makes it easier than ever for malicious users to take advantage of unsecured wireless networks in cafés, airports and more.  If you’re on an unsecured network,…

Mimo Beta Usenet Browser + Golden Frog Usenet Search Now Available

After adding or fixing nearly 450 features based on tech preview feedback from Giganews Diamond members, we’re excited to announce the Beta release of Mimo and Golden Frog Usenet Search. We designed these Usenet tools to create a new Usenet experience specifically for…

New NAT Firewall Feature Available

New customers will sometimes ask us why their firewall software will show lots of incoming connection alerts after they connect to VyprVPN. The reason is simple:  When you connect to VyprVPN, you’re getting a direct connection to the Internet.  Since most people use…

VyprVPN Pro Increases Security Options with L2TP/IPsec

We’re proud to announce that Golden Frog has added L2TP/IPsec as an additional protocol for VyprVPN.  L2TP/IPsec uses 256-bit IPsec encryption – the same strength used by banking and financial websites.  VyprVPN Pro customers get L2TP/IPsec today for no additional charge! L2TP/IPsec is supported…