Impact of Heartbleed bug on your VPN Service

Earlier this week, security researchers announced a security flaw in OpenSSL, a popular cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet.

Steps that we are taking:

  • Most of our servers were not affected by Heartbleed bug including our website. Few VPN servers that were vulnerable were patched within few hours of the public disclosure of the bug.
  • As a security measure we will be replacing our public and private encryption keys. With a large user base changing keys can be very challenging. We will be updating the keys in batches to minimize disruption.

Steps that you have to take:

  1. To be on the safer side, we strongly recommend that you change your account passwords.
  2. When we replace our public and private encrption keys you will temporarily lose access to our servers. Reinstalling OpenVPN or updating config files will restore your access.
  3. Update OpenVPN software
    • Microsoft Windows: OpenVPN client v2.2.2 we provide is not vulnerable. However, versions 2.3 through 2.3.2 available on OpenVPN site ship a vulnerable version. If you are running an affected version, please overwrite your OpenVPN installation..
    • Mac: Tunnelblick has been updated to fix the vulnerability. The new client can be downloaded here
    • Linux/BSD: You need to update your version of OpenSSL to current, as it is installed separately as a dependency.
    • Routers: Please contact your router manufacturer or firmware vendor.
    • Mobile clients like on iPad, iPhone and Android devices, are not affected as they use PolarSSL instead.

What is Heartbleed bug
The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users.

US: New VPN Server in Dallas, Texas

We have a new VPN server in Dallas, Texas. All Premium and Ultimate VPN subscribers have access to this server. There has been several changes, we suggest you update your config files / servers.

Installation

Installation instructions available at http://www.acevpn.com/contact-ace-vpn#kb

Thanks for choosing Acevpn.com for your Internet Security and Entertainment needs.

US: New VPN Servers in Los Angeles and Virginia

We have new VPN servers in Los Angeles, California and Manassas, Virginia. L.A. Server offers lower latency and good speed from China and other Asian countries. VA offers lower latency and good speed from Europe. There has been several changes, we suggest you update your config files / servers.

Installation

Installation instructions available at http://www.acevpn.com/contact-ace-vpn#kb

Thanks for choosing Acevpn.com for your Internet Security and Entertainment needs.

EU: New Ultimate VPN Server in Luxembourg

Luxembourg VPN Server

We have a new VPN server in Steinsel, Luxembourg. Access is provided to all Ultimate VPN subscribers. We now have servers in 16 countries around the world and Ultimate users have access to all these servers. Ultimate plan costs $15 per month which is about 50 cents a day or $165 yearly (1 month free). If you are not a subscriber sign up here.

Installation

Installation instructions available at http://www.acevpn.com/contact-ace-vpn#kb

Thanks for choosing Acevpn.com for your Internet Security and Entertainment needs.

Asia: New VPN server in Hong Kong

Hong Kong VPN Server

We have a new VPN server in Hong Kong. Server offers lower latency and good speed from China and other Asian countries. There has been several changes, we suggest you update your config files / servers.

Upcoming Launch

We are getting ready for an exciting feature launch. If you are in China or other locations and use VPN for streaming videos like Netflix, Hulu, iPlayer, Sky Go, etc. please contact us for an early beta access.

Installation

Installation instructions available at http://www.acevpn.com/contact-ace-vpn#kb

Thanks for choosing Acevpn.com for your Internet Security and Entertainment needs.

EU: New VPN server in Latvia

VPN in Latvia

We have a new VPN server in Latvia. Access is provided to all Ultimate VPN subscribers.

Torrents and P2P

We have several new servers for P2P and Torrents. Please update your server list from the members area.

Upcoming Launch

We are getting ready for an exciting feature launch. If you are in China or other locations and use VPN for streaming videos like Netflix, Hulu, iPlayer, Sky Go, etc. please contact us for an early beta access.

Installation

Installation instructions available at http://www.acevpn.com/contact-ace-vpn#kb

Thanks for choosing Acevpn.com for your Internet Security and Entertainment needs.

EU: New VPN server in Frankfurt, Germany

We have a new VPN server in Frankfurt, Germany. Access is provided to all Ultimate VPN subscribers. There has been several changes, we recommend you update your config files / servers.

Install

Installation instructions available at http://www.acevpn.com/contact-ace-vpn#kb

Thanks for choosing Acevpn.com for your Internet Security and Entertainment needs.

Happy New Year 2014

Wish you and your family a safe, joyful, bright, healthy, prosperous and happiest new year ahead!

Please accept our gift to you in the following savings off our already low prices until January 10, 2014.

*** 20% off Ultimate plan. Use coupon “UltimateTV20″.

*** 10% off Premium plan. Use coupon “PremiumTV10″.

Plus you’ll get (with yearly account):

  1. 1 month Free VPN service.
  2. Free Unblock TV / Smart DNS account to stream your favorite videos and channels.
  3. Free remote installation.
  4. 24×7 support.

Stay safe and Happy holidays!

French Unblock TV Upgraded & New DNS Servers

We just completed the speed and bandwidth upgrade of our Unblock TV / Smart DNS network in France. This upgrade will dramatically improve the streaming of French channels like Pluzz, Canalsat, M6 Replay, Direct8, Eurosport, TF1, Gulli, Arte, NRJ12.fr, d8.tv, tmc.tv, PlayTV.fr, beIN SPORT. If your favorite channel is not included, please contact us and we will be happy to add on our Unblock TV.

We also added few load balanced DNS servers in Europe and US. List is available in your account.

Unblock TV is FREE with your VPN account and works on most Internet connected devices and operating systems. For a list of new and supported channels, refer Unblock TV Channels.

Happy Streaming!

US: New VPN server in Seattle, Washington

We have a new VPN server in Seattle, Washington, USA. Access is provided to all Premium and Ultimate VPN subscribers. There has been several changes, we recommend you update your config files / servers.

Install

Installation instructions available at http://www.acevpn.com/contact-ace-vpn#kb

Thanks for choosing Acevpn.com for your Internet Security and Entertainment needs.