VikingVPN Warrant Canary -- September 2017

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October 3rd 2017
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Widespread Level 3 Outage Disrupting Services

We are currently investigating a widespread level 3 outage in the US causing high latency and packet loss to many services across our VPN network. Level 3 is a major network carrier for the backbone of the internet, and much of the Internet's general traffic goes through Level 3.

This outage represents an internet-wide issue is not directly related to VikingVPN's network.

A map of the current situation is below:

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August 2017 Security Maintenance

All servers in the VikingVPN network will be issued a rolling restart to enable routine security updates.

If you are disconnected from the VPN network during this time, you will be able to reconnect to the same location in approximately thirty seconds, or a different location immediately.


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Chicago Cluster Rolling Restart

We are issuing a rolling restart to all servers in the Chicago cluster while investigating a performance-related issue being reported by Chicago customers. During this time, customers may be dropped from the network when their server in the cluster is restarted. You will be able to immediately reconnect to the service in Chicago and continue using your VPN service.

We take reports of unusual speed drops seriously and work hard to keep things run as fast, safe, and secure as possible.

Thank you.


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July Server Maintenance

We will be restarting all server clusters over the hour to issue routine security and network updates.

During this time, service may be interrupted for up to 60 seconds at a particular location that we are working on.

You will be able to immediately reconnect to a different location, or can reconnect to the same location after a full minute has elapsed.
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VikingVPN Client and Server Updates - July 2017

We are pleased to announce that the VikingVPN client has been updated with some significant changes to under-the-hood features.

We have updated the client from the 2.3.x fork to the 2.4.x fork. This is both to increase security and enable new features. All servers have been similarly switched from 2.3.x to 2.4.x.

We have adjusted our config files to increase compatibility with Apple OSX and the OpenVPN smartphone apps.

We have updated the security features used by our configs to avoid deprecated features that will be removed from OpenVPN version 2.5 in the future.

These updates are significant, but they are the first in a two-step process to enable a critical new feature, obfuscation (sometimes called "stealth" VPN). This feature (which will be on for all users by default) will encrypt the entire handshake process, which will make OpenVPN connections significantly harder to detect using deep-packet-inspection techniques. This should allow VikingVPN to break through ISP throttles and bypass OpenVPN blocks while sustaining no performance loss relative to our older configs.

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Security Updates -- July 2017

We will be restarting all server clusters over the next few hours to issue routine security and network updates.

During this time, service may be interrupted for up to 60 seconds at a particular location that we are working on.

You will be able to immediately reconnect to a different location, or can reconnect to the same location after a full minute has elapsed.


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VikingVPN Warrant Canary -- June 2017

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July 1st 2017

VikingVPN, and it's parent company Viking Connections LLC, from the inception of the company to present day, has not received any of the following:
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VikingVPN Warrant Canary -- May 2017

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May 22nd 2017

VikingVPN, and it's parent company Viking Connections LLC, from the inception of the company to present day, has not received any of the following:
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