App stores have been filling up with both free and subscription-based VPN apps, but some have been found to endanger user privacy. Photo: ShutterstockApp stores have been filling up with both free and subscription-based VPN apps, but some have been found to endanger user privacy. Photo: Shutterstock
App stores have been filling up with both free and subscription-based VPN apps, but some have been found to endanger user privacy. Photo: Shutterstock

Researchers raise privacy concerns over free VPN apps after finding exposed user data

  • Cybersecurity researchers from vpnMentor say exposed data includes emails, passwords and more
  • The free VPNs left users exposed to malware, identity theft and potentially worse, researchers say

Topic |   Cybersecurity
App stores have been filling up with both free and subscription-based VPN apps, but some have been found to endanger user privacy. Photo: ShutterstockApp stores have been filling up with both free and subscription-based VPN apps, but some have been found to endanger user privacy. Photo: Shutterstock
App stores have been filling up with both free and subscription-based VPN apps, but some have been found to endanger user privacy. Photo: Shutterstock
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