Senate Asks DHS For VPN Threat Assessment

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Feb 18, 2019 04:45 am PST

Last week, Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) called on Christopher Krebs, a director in the Dep. of Homeland Security (DHS), to perform a VPN threat assessment and determine potential risks to the US gov.

Francis Dinha, CEO of OpenVPN, the tech upon which many leading VPNs are built, says that this is a valid request on the part of these senators, as there’s much misinformation surrounding VPN technology.

Francis Dinha, CEO at OpenVPN:

“Any VPN that’s free should be considered dangerous — because no VPN is ever free. If you’re not paying, you’re the product, and they’re collecting your data to sell or use. That completely defeats the point of a VPN, not to mention some of these VPNs are run by malicious actors and hackers, which puts you directly in harm’s way.”

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