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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.

Great News – WireGuard Is Now Available in All Our Apps!

CactusVPN Windows App

Back in November, we announced that our service started supporting WireGuard®. Since then, we’ve been working hard to make sure you can use it on all our apps natively (without any manual setup being necessary).

We’re happy to say you can now do this! Just head into your apps’ Settings section, and pick WireGuard from the list of VPN protocols.

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Split Tunneling Added to Android, Android TV, Fire TV Apps

Split Tunneling in Android and Fire TV Apps

We’re happy to let you know that we’ve just rolled out a new update for our Android, Android TV and Fire TV apps – version 3.3. So be sure to update to it ASAP. Otherwise, you won’t be able to enjoy the new Split Tunneling feature we just added.

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

Server

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)!

Tom Spark RVP

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New & Better Way to Sign in on Our iPhone & iPad App

CactusVPN iPhone App

Good news for our iOS users – you no longer need to switch login screens to separately use our Smart DNS and VPN services.

Even better – you won’t need to use two different login credentials: your Smart DNS key and the VPN username and password.

We updated the iPhone & iPad apps, and there’s now just one single sign-in screen. To log in, you’ll only need the email address you use on your CactusVPN account, and the account’s password. Once you type those in, you can use and switch between services.

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CactusVPN Android 3 Update – New Sign In Method

Android new sign in method

We’re happy to let all our Android users know that we’ve just rolled out a new update for our Android app. Now, you’ll have a single sign-in screen where you only need to use your CactusVPN website account email address and password to log in. Once you do that, you’ll have direct access to our VPN and Smart DNS services.

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CactusVPN and Emsisoft Partnership Announcement

Emsisoft

CactusVPN is proud to announce its partnership with Emsisoft, an award-winning anti-malware and antivirus software solution. While the partnership is temporary, we hope we’ll both be able to help our users enjoy a much safer Internet browsing experience.

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CactusVPN Launches New Latvia VPN Location

Latvia VPN

We’ve listened to the suggestions our users have offered, and we’re happy to let everyone know that we have added a new location to our VPN server list – a Latvia VPN option.

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We Just Launched a Firefox Extension for Our Proxy Service

CactusVPN Chrome Extension

We’re happy to announce that you’ll now be able to hide your IP and get rid of geo-blocks with CactusVPN’s proxy servers straight from your Firefox browser without having to manually configure any settings in your browser anymore.

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We Just Launched a Google Chrome Extension for Our Proxy Service

CactusVPN Chrome Extension

We’re happy to announce that you’ll now be able to hide your IP and get rid of geo-blocks with CactusVPN’s proxy servers straight from your Chrome browser without having to manually configure any settings in your browser anymore.

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CactusVPN Windows Client Version 6 Released

CactusVPN Windows App

We’re happy to announce we’re launching a new and improved version of our Windows VPN client. We urge all of you to update from the current version (v5) to the new version (v6) as soon as you can, since the new VPN client version comes with many improvements that make the app significantly more convenient to use.

To update, just download the CactusVPN App v6 for Windows and install it.
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We Just Added IKEv2 Support for Android Devices

IKEv2 VPN Protocol

We’re happy to say that, as of today, you can start using the IKEv2 VPN protocol on your Android devices with CactusVPN. The setup process is pretty simple, but we put together a helpful tutorial to show you all the steps you need to take. Continue reading

We Just Added Support for VPN Over ICMP & DNS

CactusVPN

We’re happy to announce that, as of today, CactusVPN will be offering support for VPN over ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol, a supporting protocol that sends error messages if a service or a host/router can’t be reached/isn’t available) and DNS (Domain Name System, which is responsible for translating domain names into IP addresses, and vice versa). Continue reading

We Just Fixed a Vulnerability Affecting Our Windows Client

CactusVPN Windows App

We recently patched an issue with our CactusVPN Windows client’s installer package. To our knowledge, our users haven’t been directly affected by this vulnerability. Also, if you have the Windows client already installed, you don’t need to worry as you are not at risk. Continue reading

A new Version of CactusVPN macOS app Is Here

CactusVPN macOS app

The CactusVPN macOS app has now been updated to version 6. This means that our customers will be able to enjoy higher levels of convenience and performance across the board, with the same high levels of privacy and security. The following changes have been made: Continue reading

You Can Now Unblock French Websites with CactusVPN

Unblock French Websites

We’re happy to announce that users of CactusVPN will now have the ability to unblock French websites using Smart DNS and stream new content. Our service is expanding, and we’re happy to provide you with access to a huge amount of French streaming sites, covering a wide range of genres. Continue reading

Our Service Is Expanding, with VPN Servers in Five New Locations

New VPN Servers in Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Japan and Singapore

CactusVPN is proud to announce that we have set up five new VPN servers in Europe and Asia. Subscribers will be able to take their pick of a huge selection of streaming content previously blocked due to geo-restrictions, while maintaining the highest levels of privacy and security. Continue reading

New sign-in method on all Android devices for Smart DNS

New sign in process for Android app

We know you can’t get enough of the good news from CactusVPN, so we love bringing you more and more great news! Following the improvements we made to the Android TV and Amazon Fire TV login process, we decided it was time to extend that to all Android devices. Continue reading

New Cryptocurrencies accepted as payment method

New Cryptocurrencies

Our efforts to make things easier and safer for you on the mean world wide web translated lately in a series of new additions to the list of accepted payment methods.

We always struggle to find ways of making your experience with us better and since we already know that you care about your online privacy and safety, we decided it was time to add some new payment methods which expand the ways you can purchase our services.
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Easier sign in process for Android TV and Amazon Fire TV

New sign in process for Android app

The good news keep on rolling with CactusVPN! After the launch of our Android TV and Amazon Fire TV Smart DNS apps, we discovered an improvement that needed to be done on the sign in feature of both apps. Continue reading

CactusVPN launches Amazon Fire TV VPN App

CactusVPN Amazon Fire TV App

They say good news travel fast, so make sure to let everybody know that CactusVPN made a great addition to the big list of ways it makes your life easier online! A brand new Amazon Fire TV VPN app is now available!

Because we know it’s important for you to have access to your favorite streaming platforms and online services from any device, we decided to help you bypass geo-restrictions while also staying safe, directly from your Fire TV device! Continue reading

CactusVPN launches Android TV VPN App

CactusVPN Android TV App

Awesome news for CactusVPN users! You can now install the CactusVPN VPN app directly on your Android TV!

We know how important it is for you to be able to easily access your VPN and Smart DNS on any device. And that is exactly why we decided to give you the option to access the internet through CactusVPN effortlessly from your Smart TV.
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CactusVPN iOS VPN App Updated

iOS VPN App Updated

For all those that kept a close watch on CactusVPN, the good news keeps coming! After the IKEv2 VPN support protocol introduction news, we made some very important changes to our VPN iOS app. You can now connect directly through the app! Continue reading

IKEv2 VPN Protocol added on all CactusVPN servers

IKEv2 VPN Protocol

If you already are a customer of CactusVPN, or you are just thinking of starting using our services, it’s important to know that we have introduced one of the best and most modern VPN protocols: the IKEv2 VPN Protocol.

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CactusVPN Android App Improvements

CactusVPN Android App

Because we always struggle to deliver the best possible services to our customers, we are proud to announce that our Android VPN App has been constantly updated within the past couple of months and it is now in its most advanced state yet. Continue reading

Internet Kill Switch added to our Windows and macOS Apps

CactusVPN App

At CactusVPN we’re passionate about building new features and functionalities to delight our users and improve their online experiences. Now, we are thrilled to announce that we’ve added yet another feature – the “Internet Kill Switch” functionality. So whether you are using our Windows app or the macOS app, you get to benefit from this small but extremely useful improvement. Continue reading

Smart DNS added to our iOS app

iOS Smart DNS App

That’s right! More good news for our iOS app users! We know that in the fast-paced online world, you come across many challenges. But worry not, as we are always crafting and improving our products to fit every user’s needs. Apart from safety online, we believe in free access to all content for everyone. Continue reading

CactusVPN unblocks Swedish websites

CactusVPN unblocks Swedish websites

Good news for those who wish to access websites blocked outside Sweden! We are very excited to announce that we have started unblocking geo-restricted websites from Sweden with our Smart DNS technology. Continue reading

OpenVPN updated for the CactusVPN Windows and macOS apps

CactusVPN Software 5

Good news for all CactusVPN apps users! We are happy to introduce you to the newest version of our VPN apps for Windows and macOS.

This is one of the many things we have been working on in order to build the best ever experiences and offer the highest level of security for our users. The new improvement focuses on the update of the OpenVPN protocol to its latest 2.4.2 version. It’s worth mentioning that OpenVPN is the most secure VPN protocol and now you can benefit from it’s latest version using our Windows VPN app and macOS VPN app. Continue reading

New Updates for Windows and macOS Apps

CactusVPN Software 5

We always find new ways to create the best services for our users here at CactusVPN. To make this possible, we’ve added a number of new features to our Windows and macOS VPN apps that greatly enhance functionality and overall user experience. Many of these improvements expand on the existing capabilities of the apps, allowing users to customize their processes. Continue reading

Get to know our CEO Sergiu Candja in an exclusive interview

CactusVPN

When you think about a VPN provider, the first words that pop to mind, probably most of the times, are security protocols, servers, encryption technologies, speed performances and so on. But behind all these mandatory features are often passionate people that are giving, every day, their best to deliver top services. We, from CactusVPN, are among them.
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New VPN servers in France, Germany and Canada

New VPN servers in France, Germany and Canada

Dear present and future clients. It’s time, to make yet another celebratory announcement regarding our technical improvements. We just completed our gallery of VPN servers with some great new ones, so you can enjoy an unrestricted and safe browsing at the highest performances.

The new servers are in Montreal, Canada; Nuremberg, Germany and Paris, France. They are available for you within the VPN + Smart DNS package, for the same price as before.
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We Added Smart DNS to Our Android VPN App

Android Smart DNS App

Do you want an easier access to Smart DNS? Well, great news everybody! Our Android VPN app has an important new upgrade. From now on you can use it to access Smart DNS from your Android phone also. And guess what?! You don’t have to connect manually anymore. With this app new feature all you have to do is sign in and enable Smart DNS. Do you want to see how smooth it works? Just give it a try! Run the app, choose the Smart DNS tab, enable Smart DNS and that’s it! You are good to go!
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CactusVPN accepts Bitcoin

CactusVPN Accepts Bitcoin

CactusVPN team happily announces that we have added Bitcoin as a payment method and now anyone can make payments using Bitcoin. Although we have been getting requests from users to add Bitcoin as a payment method for months yet we decided to add it now as Bitcoin is more stable than ever. Besides Bitcoin, we also supports many other major payments methods including PayPal, all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and American Express), as well as some other payment methods like Alipay, Webmoney, Yandex Money, Qiwi and Baleto Bancario.
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CactusVPN will be now a log free VPN Service!

CactusVPN website redesign promo

Understandably so people may worry at the mention of a VPN provider keeping logs, no matter how inconsequential they may be. Even if we only kept connection logs and just for three days, we have listened and decided to be completely free of logs. No connection logs and most certainly no traffic logging. A completely log free VPN for every single one of you.
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New unblocked websites with Smart DNS

As always we are working on adding unblocked websites to our Smart DNS service for our customers so they can enjoy whatever media they want with minimal fuss. Today we can announce happily that we have 6 new websites added to our service unblocked on various devices.
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