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A well-known Free VPN Provider had its users’ data leaked with over 25 million records.
As reported by TechRadar, Bean VPN has unknowingly leaked personal data records for thousands of subscribers of the service.
Bean is a Free-VPN that is smaller in popularity but still has over 50,000 downloads from the Google Play Store.
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Cybernews, a cybersecurity research company, discovered the Bean VPN data breach during a routine checkup.
The breach contained valuable information of user data including device IDs, Play Service IDs, IP Addresses and connection stamps.
As we all know, the main use of a VPN is to anonymize and protect your IP Address which Bean failed to do.
Cybernews security researcher Aras Nazarovas noted the following on the breach:
The information found in this database could be used to de-anonymize Bean VPN’s users and find their approximate location using geo-IP databases. The Play Service ID could also be used to find out the user’s email address that they are signed in to their device with..
We have seen issues in the past with various other Free VPN Providers who fail to protect their users’ data.
TROYPOINT always suggests staying away from Free VPNs for various reasons and this is a perfect example of why.
Bean claims that they do not store user data or logs, however, this claim is false as many of these records were available in the data breach.
When searching for a VPN Service, you should make sure to use a paid service that can verify its no-log/no data retention policy.
IPVanish never stores user logs or data so your information is always safe and secure.
What do you think of Free VPNs? Do you use them or do you stay away?
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