UAE Blocked Skype – Here’s How to Unblock it with a VPN

How to Go Around UAE’s Skype Block

According to the reports of multiple news agencies as well as Skype representatives, this communication app has been blocked in the UAE. UAEs blockade has led to massive frustration among hundreds of thousands of UAE citizens and international travelers visiting the country. But, there are ways of how Skype users can go around this ban and access this application. In this week’s Zlog we’ll take a look at how you can unblock Skype in the UAE by using a VPN service.

Why UAE Blocked Skype?

UAE has a long history of internet censorship and its stance on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services like Skype, WhatsApp and other similar apps has always been controversial.  VoIP providers are required to have special licenses from the UAE government in order to operate in the country. The issue with this is that there are no clear requirements or conditions required to obtain these licenses. It all comes down to which services and apps government officials arbitrarily decide on. Read more...

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HTTPS Is not Enough to Keep You Secure – Here’s Why

HTTPS Is not Enough

Why HTTPS Is not Enough to Keep You Secure

Most internet users identify HTTPS with absolute security, but this often is not the case. In 2019, the average volume of encrypted internet traffic far exceeds the average volume of unencrypted traffic. This is commendable, as it shows that most internet consumers are aware and concerned about their online security and privacy. But, it also brings up a question – is HTTPS on its own enough to keep you safe online? In this week’s Zlog we will try to give an answer to this persistent question. Read more...

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Facebook’s Privacy Compromised Again – ZoogVPN Blog

Facebook's privacy issue 2019

Facebook Suffers Another Major Breach

Over half a billion Facebook user data records were leaked after another security breach that happened recently. Even though Facebook promised to amp up security and privacy measures, this was yet another third-party related scandal that made the news in the last few days. Read this week’s Zlog edition and find out how and why this happened.

History Repeats Itself with Major Privacy Breach

Over 530 million unique user entries were compromised after it was discovered that websites and third-party partners stored their data on unsecured servers. This information was recently revealed by the security researchers from the renowned cybersecurity firm UpGuard. The exposed records include everything that the users shared with the website, including their passwords, names but also all of their likes, comes and interests. Read more...

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ZoogVPN Windows v5.1 released – new IKEv2

We’re happy to announce that we’ve released a new major ZoogVPN app update v5.1 for Windows. To download new version go to VPN for Windows page.

ZoogVPN 5.1 released for Windows with IKEv2 VPN protocol

ZoogVPN v5.1 is compatible with Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10 64 and 32 bit systems. For Windows XP please use the legacy v4.0 which can be downloaded from downloads page.

Release notes:

  • Introducing the brand new faster and highly secure IKev2 VPN protocol for the first time on our Windows app
  • The user has now a choice of 3 VPN protocols – IKEv2, OpenVPN UDP and OpenVPN TCP in the Settings screen
  • The auto protocol selection logic (Settings) has been updated to connect with IKEv2 first, followed by OpenVPN UDP and OpenVPN TCP
  • Passwords now can contain any combination of special characters without hindering authentication during VPN connection
  • General stability, improvements and bug fixes

In case of any unexpected connection issues with the new version, please ensure that you try OpenVPN –>UDP and OpenVPN–>TCP VPN in case IKEv2 is not available on your network in the Settings screen. Read more...

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How to Watch the Game of Thrones Final Season From Anywhere

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How to Stream the Newest Game of Thrones episodes Online From Anywhere

The 8th and final season of Game of Thrones is set to premiere a little over two weeks from now, on April 14th. It’s set to bring closure to the nine-year-old epic TV show that kept us glued to our screens with every passing episode. This season is pacing to be the most spectacular one and is a must-see for every fan of the genre. Here’s how you can stream Game of Thrones episodes from anywhere.

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Hotstar is a digital entertainment platform launched in 2015 by Star India. They offer a massive online streaming platform with over 50,000 hours of entertaining TV content available in 8 languages. With seamless video playback, a friendly user interface and web, Google Play Store and Apple App Store applications, Hotstar is probably the best way to stream online TV shows like Game of Thrones. Read more...

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