Ripple Most Bullish USD Chart, XRP Target 2000% Gains

23m
cryptonewmedia

New Report Shows That Russia Might Be Responsible for the Biggest Crypto Theft in History

25m
thebitcoinnews

Hayden Otto Discusses the Rise of North Queensland’s Bitcoin Cash Movement

26m
thebitcoinnews

Upcoming FATF Guidelines Could Bring Doom to Some Crypto Businesses

26m
thebitcoinnews

Bitcoin Cash Development Fund Receives Massive Support

26m
thebitcoinnews

Nouriel Roubini: Facebook’s Globalcoin is Not a Real Crypto

27m
thebitcoinnews

What’s Changed Since Bitcoin Was at $9K in 2017? – Everything

27m
thebitcoinnews

Cryptocurrency Casino and Sportsbook Playbetr Adds 400 New Games and More Free Spins in Huge Website Update

27m
thebitcoinnews

Sportsbet.io lands headline Watford F.C. shirt sponsorship

30m
bitcoinnews

Bitcoin Is Hedge Against Global Liquidity Crises: Grayscale Study

39m
coindesk

Ripple XRP Price Prediction 2019 — Experts Take And Three Reasons We…

1h
cryptonewmedia

Bitcoin up for a long run as it re-visits an old bullish pattern |

1h
cryptonewmedia

Canadian Pharmacy to Track Cannabis via Blockchain in New Pilot Program

1h
cryptonewmedia

Ethereum Public Blockchain Favoured for Document Authenticator Feature…

1h
cryptonewmedia

Ripple XRP Price Prediction 2019 — Experts Take And Three Reasons We Could See $5 In 2019

1h
cryptonewmedia

Bank of America: Facebook’s Libra Could Act as an Endorsement of Crypto; Here’s What Analysts…

2h
cryptonewmedia

Best NEO Wallets for Your Crypto Coins

2h
cryptonewmedia

Brazilian Financial Authorities Announce Regulatory Sandbox For…

2h
cryptonewmedia

Polish Bank Verifies Documents With Ethereum Blockchain

2h
cryptonewmedia

What’s Changed Since Bitcoin Was at $9K in 2017? –...

2h
bitcoinist

Canadian Pharmacy Adopts Blockchain to Standardize Medical Cannabis

3h
bitcoinnews

28 Ethereum EIPs Are Preparing for Istanbul Hardfork

3h
cryptonewmedia

Bank of America: Facebook’s Libra Could Act as an Endorsement of…

3h
cryptonewmedia

BLOCKWALKS 2019 Public Conference Opens Dialogue About How Blockchain…

3h
cryptonewmedia

What’s Changed Since Bitcoin Was at $9K in 2017?

3h
cryptonewmedia


Thunder VPN Review: Free, but Not Worth the Risk

block

5d ago

Contents

Let’s talk about a VPN that is “forever free.” Thunder VPN hits you with this four-letter word that almost screams, “please world, take my information, data, and whatever else you want!”

We’ve seen a lot of free VPN services come and go after people realize they are logging everything, leaking DNS, and providing an overall poor service. Will Thunder VPN be any different than its predecessors?

We’re going to dive in and find out exactly that.

First, Thunder VPN is an Android only VPN that offers IP redirection between one of its nine locations.

Yes, only nine.

Thunder VPN provides very little information on its website, and it redirects you to the Google Play store where you can get a little bit more info about the app, but not much.

A company called SigLabs developed Thunder VPN, and it is based in Arkansas, so it is under the US jurisdiction within the Five Eyes intelligence alliance.

The developer also uses a Gmail email as its primary form of contact. That might not stand out to some people but usually the first signifier of a real business – is a business email.

The overall vibe of Thunder VPN is somewhat sketchy for someone who is looking to seriously protect their privacy and not just get around the school Wi-Fi firewall.

Something else that is strange about Thunder VPN is that it frequently speaks about payment information and registrations in its privacy policy, but you are not required to register for anything when you sign up.

There are no pricing plans because Thunder VPN is “forever free,” and we assume that this is the reason the service boasts more than 10 million app downloads.

In the past, we usually devote an entire section to the pros of a VPN service, but we do not have to do that with Thunder VPN. The only real upside to this service is its price.

If we want to look at the glass as half full, we could continue by saying that the app is easy to use and doesn’t require more than one click to switch server locations. It also only takes between two and three seconds to connect to a server.

We’ll try not to carry on too much here, but the negatives outweigh the positives with Thunder VPN.

The first thing that stands out about Thunder VPN is the little information it offers when you check out its website. You get five poorly written bullet points full of typos, and that’s it.

There is also a lot of discrepancy in the information it provides as you move between its website and the Google Play Store.

Thunder doesn’t have much of a privacy policy, but it comes right out and says that it does not collect or log traffic data. When you download the app and log in, you do not have to enter any information.

However, there is a long list of information that it may collect when you use the app:

The app even requires you to click OK to a connection request to “monitor network traffic”. If you don’t accept you cannot use the app.

During our research, we anticipated slow download times simply because there are only nine servers with 10 million users. You have to imagine how clogged these servers are. Most tests experienced a 96% drop off in speed when using Thunder VPN.

While this might be slow, you can still stream videos, but you might not get HD quality.

As with most free VPNs, you cannot stream Netflix because they have not found a way to get around the proxy blockers. Thunder VPN is not an exception to this rule; you will not be able to watch Netflix when using this VPN.

On the plus side, you can stream BBC iPlayer, which is somewhat of a surprise. The download speeds are slow, but you get what you pay for.

Lastly, can you (or should you) leech torrent files using Thunder VPN? You can, but you shouldn’t.

Thunder is collecting all your personal information and has a grocery list of identification on you, so why would you want to risk your anonymity given the situation? That is why you should look elsewhere for a VPN for torrenting.

Thunder VPN leaves so much to the imagination; it makes you feel uncomfortable. There is almost no information regarding the type of encryption Thunder uses and how it protects your privacy or identity. You cannot trust a VPN that doesn’t make you feel comfortable and safe when you read about it.

After checking out its website and app on the Google Play Store, you immediately realize that something is wrong. There is a ton of misinformation and typographical errors. You get the feeling that someone threw it all together in an hour, and that’s not a sign of a product that is going to keep you safe.

If you want more information about VPNs that will protect your identity and keep your IP address out of the hands of malicious hackers or the government; check out some of our other reviews to find the best VPN service for you.

VPN Service

Regarding any copyrights issue, please contact us:content@hashbee.com.

0 comments