1. Most VPNs leak user details, study shows

    Most VPNs leak user details, study shows

    Most virtual private network (VPN) services used by hundreds of thousands of people to protect their identity online are vulnerable to leaks, a study has revealed. VPNs are used by around 20% of European internet users to encrypt communications to circumvent censorship, avoid mass surveillance and access geographically limited services, such as BBC iPlayer. But a study of 14 popular VPN providers found that eleven of them leaked information about the user because of a vulnerability known as IPv6 leakage. 

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    1. There are a variety of reasons why someone might want to hide their identity online. It is worrying they might be vulnerable despite using a service specifically designed to protect them.
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