Chinese hackers can bypass popular security measures

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Chinese hackers have reportedly found a way around widely used security standards on the Internet, putting millions of user accounts from top websites at risk.

According to a The New York Times report, hackers were able to break through technologies used to get around the country’s strict online censorship, often referred to as the Great Firewall. That leaves millions in China with fewer options for browsing the web privately and without restriction.

The technologies that could be infiltrated include virtual private networks (VPNs), which can create and maintain encrypted connections to the internet, and Tor, a web browser that looks to keep users anonymous by hiding a user’s IP address. Read more…

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