Weekly Threat Report 14th July 2017

China to ban personal VPNs

The Chinese government has told state-owned telecoms companies to block individuals’ access to virtual private networks (VPNs) by 1 February 2018, according to media reports. The ban will greatly restrict individuals’ unfettered access to the Internet. VPNs have often been used to circumvent China’s Great Firewall and communicate securely with servers outside of China. The Chinese government has increasingly cracked down on them in pursuit of…

Link: Weekly Threat Report 14th July 2017
Source: NCSC Reports