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In our VPN blog security experts offer you their knowledge about VPN, online privacy, security, Smart DNS and bypassing restrictions. You will also find the latest news and promotions that we run here at CactusVPN.

IP address changes on Romanian VPN/Proxy servers

Benefits of Proxy Server

We would like to inform you that we have changed the location and the IP address of our Romanian VPN/Proxy server. Starting today, the new location is Iasi (instead of Bucharest) and this server will be accessible only using the new IP address.

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Save Money With Our Easter Promotion!

Easter VPN Promotion

Looking for the perfect way to surprise your loved ones during the Easter holidays? How about a straightforward way to bypass any geo-blocks that keep them away from their favorite shows and movies?

If you like the sound of that, you’ll be happy to know we’re currently running a major promotion for our VPN and Smart DNS services within the following days – the perfect opportunity to get those close to you and yourself the present of unrestricted web access.

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Two New VPN Servers Locations – New York City and Dallas!

Great news! We carefully listened to all user feedback, and grew our VPN server list with two new locations in USA: New York City and Dallas.

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IP address changes on Los Angeles & Seattle VPN/Proxy servers

Benefits of Proxy Server

We would like to inform you that we have changed the IP addresses of our Los Angeles & Seattle VPN/Proxy servers. Starting today, these servers will be accessible only using the new IP addresses.

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CactusVPN Gets Accepted in Tom Spark’s RVP (Reputable VPN Program)!

We’d like to take this moment to let all our users know CactusVPN was officially accepted in Tom Spark’s (RVP) Reputable VPN Program. If you’re not familiar with Tom Sparks, he’s a popular VPN reviewer who also does other tech and gadget reviews.

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Take Advantage of Our Valentine’s Day Promotion!

Valentine's Day Promotion

Looking forward to spending your Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart, some delicious chocolates and wine, and a ton of thematic movies and shows, but are bummed out you have to settle for mediocre choices because all the best stuff is geo-blocked?

No problem – this Valentine’s Day, we decided to offer you a nice discount of up to 72% on all our services, so that you and your loved one can enjoy all the Valentine’s Day movies and TV series you want, no matter where you are in the world.

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We Just Started Unblocking Indian Websites with Our Smart DNS

Unblock Indian Websites

India is home to a lot of awesome entertainment. Unfortunately, geo-blocks are stopping you from enjoying it – whether you live in a different country or are an Indian who’s traveling abroad.

Not to worry, though – due to popular demand, we recently started unblocking Indian sites with our Smart DNS service. Whether you want to binge on-demand content or listen to the latest hits, CactusVPN has got you covered!

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IP address changes on Stockholm VPN/Proxy server

Benefits of Proxy Server

We would like to inform you that we are changing the IP addresses of our Sweden, Stockholm VPN/Proxy server. Starting with January 7, this server will be accessible only using the new IP addresses.

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“Feel the Holiday Cheer” 2020 Promotion

Christmas Promo

With Christmas and New Year’s Eve right around the corner, we decided to do something special for all of you who were looking for a way to enjoy a better online experience this holiday and the following year(s), and also access some geo-blocked Christmas-themed entertainment on Netflix, BBC iPlayer, and/or HBO GO.

So, we’re running our very own Christmas and New Year’s promotion – perfect if you were waiting for the right opportunity to join the CactusVPN family or surprise your friends and family with a subscription or two.

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What Does a VPN Hide? (And What It Doesn’t)

What Does a VPN Hide

What does a VPN hide, exactly? And what doesn’t it hide?

We’ll do our best to answer those questions in this guide. We have a full FAQ section down below, so feel free to skip to the question that interests you the most.

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Speak Your Mind Freely With a VPN for Twitter

Twitter VPN

Around 326 million people use Twitter every month to let the world know what they’re thinking. There’s no doubt that this is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world.

There’s just one problem – not everyone can freely access and use the platform. If you’re among the people dealing with restrictions, here’s how to bypass them with a VPN for Twitter.

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Bypass Any Restrictions Instantly With Our YouTube VPN Service

YouTube VPN

YouTube averages around 1.9 billion monthly users, making it the most popular video content platform on the Internet. Despite the fact that it’s available worldwide and it’s free to use, many people still struggle to access it.

If you’re one of them, don’t worry – here’s how to get the platform unblocked with a VPN for YouTube.

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Bypass All Restrictions With a VPN for Skype

Skype VPN

With nearly 300 million active users each month, it’s safe to say that Skype is one of the most popular and successful VoIP services out there. It’s easy to use, free, and offers pretty stable connections.

There’s just one problem – many people around the world can’t use the service. Fortunately, that issue can be quickly solved if you use a VPN for Skype. Here’s all you need to know about that.

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How to Use a VPN to Unblock Snapchat

Snapchat VPN

With around 186 million users each day, Snapchat is definitely one of the most popular apps out there. It’s easy to use, free to use, and makes it simple to connect with tons of people worldwide. Unfortunately, not everyone can freely access and use the app due to firewall restrictions. No need to worry, though – here’s how to use a VPN to unblock Snapchat with ease.

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Enjoy Internet Freedom With a VPN for Facebook

VPN for Facebook

Facebook has over 2.39 billion active users each month, pretty much making it the most popular social media platform in the world. Despite that, many people still have to put up with annoying and unfair restrictions when trying to access Facebook. Luckily, with a VPN for Facebook, all those things are no longer a problem.

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Get Up to 72% Off with Our Black Friday Discount!

Black Friday Promo

If you missed our Halloween discount, don’t worry – we have another one waiting for you just around the corner!

That’s right – we’re gearing up for Black Friday, and our prices can already feel the heat! Between the 17th and 30th of November, you’ll be able to enjoy up to 72% off on all our plans.

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CactusVPN Now Supports WireGuard!

Wireguard

WireGuard® is becoming really popular, and we believe it will experience mass adoption in the next year or two. So we decided to get a head start on this which is why we added it to our long list of supported protocols.

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Obfuscation and Encryption Settings Added to Windows App

Obfuscation and Encryption Settings

We just released a new update for our Windows app – version 6.6. So be sure to update to it ASAP. Otherwise, you won’t be able to enjoy the two new features we just added:

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How to Know If Your Phone Is Hacked

How to Know If Your Phone Is Hacked

Like all people, you probably use your phone for pretty much everything nowadays – checking your email, sending and receiving money, buying things, working, passing the time, etc. It’d be a shame if someone were to hack it and stop you from doing all that when you least expect it.

If we got you a bit worried, sorry – but this is a serious concern nowadays. Don’t worry, though – we’ll teach you how to protect yourself, how to know if your phone is hacked, and what to do if your phone has been hacked.

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Anti-Tracking Software for More Private Web Surfing

Anti-Tracking Software

Looking for a way to get rid of online surveillance? Can anti-tracking software help?

Yes, it can – but only to a certain extent. We’ll tell you which solutions you can use, and what their limits are in this quick guide.

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Halloween Promotion – Up to 72% OFF!

Halloween Promo

Halloween can be spooky, but you know what’s even scarier? Mass online surveillance and censorship.

Well, we want to help you enjoy this Halloween without having to worry about who’s monitoring what you do online or who’s trying to steal your personal data, so we put to together this amazing bargain for any of you who are still on the fence about getting a VPN.

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Get the Best VPN for Multiple Devices Right Now

best vpn for multiple devices

Should a VPN work on multiple devices or just one or two?

We’ve been asked that a lot lately, and we saw some people on Reddit wondering about that too. We’ll tell you why a multi-device VPN is the right pick in this article, and we’ll also show you how CactusVPN is the best VPN for multiple devices.

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VPN Giveaway

VPN Giveaway

The October giveaway has ended. The list of winners is given below and even if you haven’t won it this month, you can try again next month. Congratulations to the winners!

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Is a VPN Safe for Online Banking?

Is a VPN Safe for Online Banking

Internet banking has become more and more popular – especially since the COVID-19 pandemic started. It’s not surprising seeing how convenient it is. But just how safe is online banking, actually?

Well, the security normally is pretty decent. Still, hackers have been ramping up their attacks against online banking – at least according to the FBI. So you should take some precautions.

Does that mean you need to start using a VPN? Is a VPN safe for online banking to begin with?

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You Can Now Unblock Italian Websites with CactusVPN

Unblock Italian Websites

We’re happy to announce that we expanded our library of unblocked geo-restricted websites with new sites – this time from Italy.

Starting right now, you can use our Smart DNS to unblock the following websites:

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IP address changes on Amsterdam1 and Amsterdam3 VPN servers

Netherlands

We would like to inform you that we are changing the IP addresses of our Amsterdam1 and Amsterdam3 VPN/Proxy servers. Starting with September 30, these servers will be accessible only using the new IP addresses.

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How to Get a US IP Address (4 Options)

Get a US IP Address

Interested in switching your IP address to a US IP address? Or want to learn more about why some people do that?

You came to the right place! We hope this guide will answer all your questions.

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Can You Be Tracked If You Use a VPN?

Can You Be Tracked If You Use a VPN?

VPNs are an excellent way to protect your online privacy and data. Besides unblocking geo-restricted content, that’s probably the second main reason people use VPNs in the first place.

There’s just one thing that’s probably on your mind – can you be tracked if you use a VPN?

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Can ISPs Block VPN Connections?

Can ISPs Block VPN

VPNs are awesome tools – they help you unblock geo-restricted content, stop bandwidth throttling, secure your data, and so much more. 

Not to mention they stop your ISP from snooping on your web traffic. Though, you have to wonder – can ISPs block VPN connections if they want to? Assuming they have a problem with you using a VPN in the first place.

Well, we hate to be the bearers of bad news, but yes, they can do that. We’ll show how they can do it, and offer some solutions + answer some relevant questions.

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Save Up to 72% with Our Autumn Promo!

Promo

The coziest season of the year has finally arrived! Time to snuggle up on the couch with your favorite Netflix shows while the rain’s pouring outside. Or plan which horror movies and series you’ll binge on Halloween.

Well, we here at CactusVPN want to help you make the most of this season. That’s why we’re offering this outrageously low discount on all our services!

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ISP Blocking Torrenting? How to Fight Back

ISP Blocking Torrenting

Think you might be dealing with an ISP blocking torrenting? 

You’re not alone. Dozens of ISPs are causing problems for torrent users.

Why?

Most likely to protect themselves against DMCA notices and threatening letters from lawyers. And to respect laws that are against torrenting.

We’ll discuss this topic more in-depth in this article – how ISPs detect torrenting, how they block it, and what you can do about it.

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ISP Blocking Websites? Here’s What to Do

Got a feeling you’re dealing with an ISP blocking websites?

Don’t doubt your gut instinct. It happens pretty often – both in places with oppressive regimes and in democratic countries.

We’ll tell you everything you need to know about ISPs blocking websites in this guide – how they do it, how to tell if they’re doing it, and how to remove ISP blocking.

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CactusVPN Now Offers Obfuscation

Obfuscation

Governments are starting to realize how VPNs help people bypass censorship, so some of them have started blocking VPN traffic (like China, for example). 

Well, that doesn’t sit well with us. So we’re proud to announce that CactusVPN now supports VPN obfuscation through obfsproxy.

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5 Good Reasons to Use a TikTok VPN Right Now

TikTok VPN

You can’t google TikTok anymore without seeing dozens of articles talking about how it compromises user data, how governments want to ban it, and that you need to start using a TikTok VPN now more than ever.

But is using one actually so important? Can it really improve your TikTok experience in any way?

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What Is the Netflix Proxy Error? (How to Fix It)

Netflix Proxy Error

Netflix is full of awesome entertainment. Too bad you gotta deal with geo-blocks to enjoy all of it. Luckily, VPNs and proxies help you bypass them.

At least until you see the Netflix proxy error.

That doesn’t have to be the end of the good times, though. We’ll tell you all about that error in this article, including how to bypass it.

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CactusVPN Summer Promotion – Up to 72% OFF!

Promo

Whether you’re going on vacation abroad or just enjoying the summer weather at home, you’ll probably going to be using the web a lot anyway.

Well, we’ve got a surprise for you that’s sure to make your summer more interesting – an exciting new promotion for our services!

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Does a VPN Protect You from Hackers?

Does a VPN Protect You from Hackers?

VPNs can do a lot – bypass firewalls and geo-blocks, hide your browsing, help you get better deals, etc.

But does a VPN protect you from hackers too? You probably know it encrypts your traffic, but does that mean you’re safe from all cyber attacks?

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Do You Need a VPN at Work?

Do You Need a VPN at Work?

You’ve probably seen a ton of articles talking about why you should use a VPN, but have you ever asked yourself if you need a VPN at work?

There actually are some perks if you use the service, but getting a VPN at work isn’t so simple. We’ll cover everything you need to know in this quick article.

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How to Encrypt Internet Connections (6 Options)

How to Encrypt Internet Connections

Encrypting Internet traffic sounds cool, but how exactly do you do it? And what are the perks of bothering with this in the first place?

Well, here’s an in-depth and easy-to-scan article about how to encrypt Internet connections. Don’t worry – it’s a quick read, nine minutes tops.

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Three New Servers Are Now Available

VPN Servers Seattle, Italy, Sweden

After recently adding five new locations, we decided to keep the ball rolling and implement even more of your feedback. So we added three new servers that many users asked for:

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OpenVPN SSL certificate updated

OpenVPN protocol

We would like to inform you that we have updated the OpenVPN SSL certificate. This is a routine procedure in order to maintain the high security standards here at CactusVPN.

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We Just Added Five New VPN Servers Locations!

New VPN Server Locations

Great news! We carefully listened to all user feedback, and grew our VPN server list with five new locations in Europe, South America, and Asia. Here are the servers you are already able to use:

  1. Brazil, Franca
  2. Portugal, Tomar
  3. Russia, Moscow
  4. Malaysia, Cyberjaya
  5. India, Faridabad
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Unblock Russian Websites Starting Today

Unblock Russian Websites

We listened to our users, and we expanded our Smart DNS content library with new websites – this time from Russia.

Starting right now, you can use our Smart DNS to unblock the following websites:

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How to Watch Sky Sports in USA

How to Watch Sky Sports in USA

Sky Sports offers a ton of awesome sports content – NBA, NFL, football, cricket, boxing, tennis, golf. The list goes on and on. It’s just too bad you can’t enjoy any of that if you’re in the US, or are a Brit who’s moving or traveling there.

Don’t worry, though – we’ll show you how to watch Sky Sports in USA with three simple methods.

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How to Use a Crunchyroll Unblocker to Enjoy Any Anime You Want

Crunchyroll Unblocker

If you love anime and manga, you have likely heard of Crunchyroll by now. It’s one of the most comprehensive online collections of these kinds of shows and content.

While it is an amazing platform, you will need to get Crunchyroll unblocked fully in certain countries to enjoy everything it has to offer.

Luckily, it’s not hard to use a Crunchyroll unblocker at all. Check out this 5-minute article to find out what you need to do.

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How to Encrypt Email (Complete Guide)

how to encrypt email

Email is a natural part of our lives nowadays. You use it for pretty much anything – work, keeping in touch, making reservations, buying tickets, etc. 

But email isn’t as secure as you’d like to believe. Which is why you need to learn how to encrypt email messages ASAP.

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Using Google Voice Overseas (Simple Solution)

Using Google Voice Overseas

Using Google Voice overseas can really come in handy since you can use your mobile device or laptop to text, treat your voicemail like an email inbox, and – best of all – make international calls while taking advantage of conveniently low rates.

Unfortunately, there’s a problem. You’re gonna need to go through some hoops since using Google Voice outside USA isn’t technically possible. Don’t worry, though – we’ll show you how to easily fix that.

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How to Unblock Online Games at School Today

Bummed out you can’t spend your lunch break or boring classes playing your favorite games on Miniclip or Kongregate? Or that you can’t check the app store for the latest releases, or run the online games on your device?

It’s frustrating, we know, but – luckily – there are ways you can unblock online games at school. Here’s all you need to know:

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We Just Released macOS App Version 7

macOS App Version 7

We’re happy to announce a new update for our macOS app – version 7. It will bring a lot of tweaks and a neat new feature that will offer you a ton of convenience.

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7 Simple Tips to Get Facebook Unblocked at School Fast

Facebook is a great website to pass the time, entertain yourself, and keep in touch with your friends. It’s just a shame you often have to get Facebook unblocked at school first before you can enjoy it.

Don’t worry, though – doing that isn’t as hard as it seems. We’ll show you what you need to do to unblock Facebook at school quickly and easily in this article.

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