Unveiling the Secrets of OpenVPN: A ForestVPN Adventure

Published Categorized as Tips & Tricks

If you’ve ever wandered through the digital woods of online security, you might have stumbled upon the fascinating tale of the OpenVPN audit. In this journey, funded by the Open Source Technology Improvement Fund (OSTIF), a group of cybersecurity wizards from QuarksLab ventured into the source code of OpenVPN, a protocol frequently employed by ForestVPN apps. The quest, which unfolded in the initial months of 2017, revealed some security concerns that, despite their minor nature, added an extra layer of armor to an already robust protocol.


Into the Heart of the Matter: The OSTIF-Fueled Audit

In the heart of 2017, fueled by the financial support from OSTIF, QuarksLab set out to dissect the intricate lines of OpenVPN’s source code. The goal? Unearth any lurking vulnerabilities and bolster the protocol’s defenses. The results? A success story! The audit uncovered issues, primarily related to denial-of-service threats. Picture this: an attacker attempting to crash an OpenVPN server by hurling more than 196GB of data through a single VPN session. But fear not! ForestVPN’s kill switch would swoop in, reconnecting you to another server in mere seconds, leaving you with nothing more than a brief hiatus in connectivity.

The Fix: Strengthening the ForestVPN Fort

ExpressVPN, oops, we mean ForestVPN, swiftly addressed the findings by rolling out OpenVPN 2.3.15. Don’t let the technical jargon scare you—it’s like a superhero suit for our VPN servers. While ForestVPN apps currently use version 2.3.14, our servers are already rocking the robust 2.3.15, ensuring you’re shielded from potential cyber skirmishes.

A Round of Applause for OSTIF and QuarksLab

Before we delve deeper into the audit findings, let’s take a moment to extend our virtual applause to OSTIF and QuarksLab. Their collective efforts deserve a standing ovation—thanks to them, our online sanctuary just got a bit safer.

Decrypting the Audit: What It Means for OpenVPN

Despite the discovery of minor hiccups, this audit is a victory dance for OpenVPN and its loyal community. The issues uncovered, mainly centering around denial-of-service threats, might sound menacing, but fear not! ForestVPN’s robust infrastructure ensures your online experience remains uninterrupted.

Navigating the Forest: OpenVPN Guides for the Explorer in You

Now that we’ve peeled back the layers of the OpenVPN audit, you might be eager to explore the enchanted forest of OpenVPN guides. Fear not, intrepid explorer, for we’ve gathered a treasure trove of knowledge to aid your journey:

  1. How To Guide: Set Up & Configure OpenVPN Client/server VPN: A step-by-step guide to configuring OpenVPN 2.x client/server VPN. Your map for navigating the OpenVPN landscape.
  2. Cómo conectarte a una VPN con OpenVPN – Redes Zone: An exploration into the multiplatform world of OpenVPN, compatible with various operating systems. ¡Vámonos!
  3. How To Set Up and Configure an OpenVPN Server on Ubuntu: A tutorial to set up OpenVPN on an Ubuntu 20.04 server, guiding you through the magical forest of server configuration.
  4. Access Server Video Tutorials – OpenVPN: Video tutorials to accompany you on your journey, walking you through installation steps and optional configurations.
  5. Cómo usar y configurar OpenVPN – Geeknetic: A guide on using and configuring OpenVPN, unlocking the secrets of the VPN realm.
  6. OpenVPN Access Server Quick Start Guide: A quickstart guide to help you understand the basics for setting up and deploying the OpenVPN Access Server. Your shortcut through the forest.

Answering the Call of OpenVPN: Your FAQs

But wait, the forest is vast, and your curiosity knows no bounds. Let’s tackle some burning questions that might be echoing through the digital trees:

1. What does the OpenVPN audit mean for ForestVPN?

The OpenVPN audit is like a health check for our digital guardian, ensuring it’s in top-notch shape. The findings, though minor, led to a robust upgrade, making ForestVPN even more formidable against potential threats.

2. How can I set up OpenVPN on my device?

Fear not, fellow wanderer! We’ve compiled a collection of guides from the OpenVPN forest to help you navigate the setup process seamlessly. Check them out and embark on your VPN adventure.

3. Why should I choose ForestVPN over others?

Ah, the age-old question! ForestVPN stands tall in the crowded forest of VPNs, offering not just security but also a user-friendly experience. It’s like finding a cozy cabin in the middle of the digital wilderness.