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WeVPN Aug 11
Security expert and advocate Troy H. has a great and free service called . Another VPN company charges $1 per month to use this free service and alert customers about the result. They call this feature “HackLock” 😬.
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WeVPN Aug 11
Replying to @troyhunt
how do you feel about this? As a security advocate making your website/service available for free, do you believe it’s ethical for a VPN company to charge $1 per month to retrieve results from “HIBP” and alert the user of any new findings?
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Troy Hunt Aug 11
Replying to @GetWeVPN
Can you give me some more context? Who’s advertising this?
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WeVPN Aug 11
Replying to @troyhunt
SurfShark charges $1 to query your email and display the results. Give it a try. Sign up for their service and add the Hacklock addon. Then input your email and let it retrieve the results. You will see many similarities between the results at HIBP and this VPN provider.
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WeVPN Aug 11
Replying to @troyhunt
True VPN services care for consumer security and privacy. We are real advocates that put our customers first. This shines through when it comes to our service level & pricing. An honest VPN company would help bring attention to HIBP because of how useful it is.
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WeVPN Aug 11
Replying to @troyhunt
Please let us know if you’re not able to comment on this directly though due to any ties with Surfshark . If you’re potentially associated with them or connected to a company which is associated with them, then I can understand if you don’t want to provide input here.
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WeVPN Aug 11
Replying to @troyhunt
@Best10VPN we think an interview with would be amazing! He’s a new advisor in the VPN industry & you would be the perfect channel to get Troy’s expert opinion out there!
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Troy Hunt Aug 11
Replying to @GetWeVPN @surfshark
Alrighty, I've looked into this and firstly, the only comms I've had from is multiple spam emails, one of which was resulted in this:
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Troy Hunt
Secondly, clearly sitting on top of given an identical description of the breach in this video:
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Troy Hunt Aug 11
Thirdly, as far as I can tell there's no attribution to which is clearly spelled out in the license terms: "you must identify Have I Been Pwned as the source of the data":
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Troy Hunt Aug 11
It's obviously created confusion as the creator of that video literally says "you might find similar tools online, Have I Been Pwned" without realise the data is from in the first place! Looking at the API subscribers, is clearly pulling data from there
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