proXPN Commends Department of Homeland Security’s Vulnerability Sharing Plan

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proXPN has backed a move by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to share information on software vulnerabilities to application developers.

As reported by Networkworld on May 17th 2013 (, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano is quoted in the article telling Reuters that the agency would discreetly share the classified information on the software vulnerabilities that are unknown to the application developers.

The National Security Agency, according to the article, and other intelligence agencies buy the exploits for such flaws from bug hunters and resellers, so they can be used in cyber espionage.

The exploits signatures the article adds on, called “indicators”, would be shared with security service providers that have government clearance. These companies would then provide a service for detecting and blocking the exploit carrying malware from the networks of companies that have been designated as critical infrastructure, such as utilities, financial institutions and defense manufacturers.

ProXPN views this as a step in the right direction for internet security developers as proXPN was founded on the principal of ensuring access to the worldwide web, eliminating the risks brought about by malware, online fraud scams and guaranteeing privacy while on the internet. By encrypting users’ data, masking user online identities and concealing their locations, people are reassured that their online activities are only privy to themselves.

ProXPN has even gone further with such developments by giving users their own private environment where they can browse with complete anonymity and conclusive seclusion from any other online presence.

About proXPN:
Founded in 2009, proXPN is a leading VPN provider. Unlike other services they offer free accounts. Unlike the SaaS standard practice of time-based free trials, a proXPN free VPN account lasts for life and is limited only by connection speed. proXPN Premium account users enjoy unlimited connection speeds as well as advanced features such as PPTP compatibility for mobile devices and VPN Guard™, proXPN’s method of cutting all data transfer should the VPN connection fail, ensuring all data is encrypted during transmission even if there’s a system error. proXPN’s firm stance on the importance of individual privacy and security online mirrors public sentiment expressed during debates over SOPA and PIPA.

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