Introducing CyberSec: New Security Upgrade From NordVPN
[Updated July 10] CyberSec for macOS (OpenVPN) 3.2.0 has been released.
The NordVPN developers’ team is extremely excited to introduce you to our fresh and long-awaited security suite, called CyberSec. From now on in addition to military-grade encryption and unrestricted internet access, our users will be protected from annoying advertisements and malicious online threats.
What Exactly CyberSec is For?
NordVPN CyberSec is an advanced technology solution that takes your privacy to the next level, providing you with better performance, security and control.
When enabled, CyberSec will automatically block harmful websites so that no malware or other cyber threats can infect your device. Additionally, no flashy pop-ups, auto-play ads and other advertisement material will come at your sight. Let’s take a closer look at its benefits.
Shield against malware
If the website you are trying to visit is known for phishing or malware, CyberSec reacts immediately and blocks the dangerous action. In other words: you simply won’t be able to enter a dangerous website.
Avoid botnet control
With CyberSec feature enabled, your device will be secured from participating in DDos attacks even if it’s already infected with a malware. NordVPN will cut communication between your device and botnets’ ‘Command and Control’ server, which will prevent your from being involved in dangerous activity.
Skip annoying ads
CyberSec prevents ads from loading the moment you enter a website. Not only this allows you to focus on the content you are there for, but also makes pages that you visit load faster and reduces your mobile data consumption.
How the Feature Works
Typically, when you want to open a certain website (let’s say NordVPN), you type www.nordvpn.com into your browser. Then the technical procedure goes like this: your device contacts a DNS server to request an IP address of that site, and once the Domain Name System (DNS) responds, you enter the website.
Here’s when the CyberSec feature comes into play. It references a real-time block list of harmful websites that may host malware, spyware, trackers or other dangerous software. So when our DNS server receives your request to enter a specific site, CyberSec will check it’s name against the list of possible threats and decides whether or not to allow the requested access.
If the site you are trying to reach is blocked by NordVPN CyberSec, its contents won’t be displayed and you will see a warning message instead. You won’t be able to continue to the blocked website, unless you choose to disable the feature in your system preferences.
Ready to Go? Let’s Turn the CyberSec Feature On!
Enabling CyberSec is super-easy, as everything with NordVPN. Simply open the app and go to settings menu. You will see the new feature listed above, so simply click the activation button and go surf the internet! If you don’t have the NordVPN app yet, you are more than welcome to download it here.
While our freshly launched feature is counting it’s first days, we would be very happy to receive your feedback and insights. Also, if you experience any technical issues, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly customer support.
CyberSec now works on Windows and macOS (OpenVPN).
Happy private secure browsing!