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7ASecurity’s Recent Security Audit of Psiphon’s Code Finds “No Significant Security Flaws”

As part of our ongoing commitment to achieving the highest standards of transparency and security, Psiphon commissioned 7ASecurity to conduct a security review of its code base related to four new Psiphon enhancements. The resulting report is public and can be found at: https://7asecurity.com/reports/pentest-report_psiphon-e.pdf .  Using a “white box” approach, meaning the complete source code was available, the security team set out to determine Psiphon’s adherence to secure coding best practices, and to provide safeguard recommendations, where appropriate, based on their findings. The security team used a variety of tools and methods against all Psiphon source code and third party libraries. Network traffic was also analyzed to identify potential attack vectors, fingerprinting and Psiphon’s behaviour under attack.  The team’s conclusions were that:  “ The Psiphon platform was found to be resilient to a broad range of attack vectors and provided an overall solid impression.  This
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Facebook Disappears from the Internet; Globally, People Assume Censorship

Figure 1: People around the world naturally turned to Psiphon in response to the Facebook outage.  Summary: Psiphon’s global usage surged by 1.75 Million daily unique users during the Facebook outage on October 4th, 2021. The rise was particularly acute in regions where Facebook platforms - including Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook itself - experience regular disruptions due to intermittent, but active censorship. The regions that saw the most significant increases in usage include several countries where major censorship events have occurred within the past few years: Azerbaijan, Cuba, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Iraq, Libya, Mexico, Sudan, and Syria. Cuba showed a 4.6x increase from baseline usage, from 70,000 to over 300,000 daily unique users, reinforcing Psiphon’s important role in the region. In July 2021, the Psiphon network supported a surge of 1.4M users from Cuba during targeted blocking of social media and messaging platforms, a still-immanent threat from censors. This demonstr

Shutdown in Myanmar: A Fresh Story with Old Challenges

  Supporting 5 million users in Myanmar is no small feat When the Internet goes dark, so does communication with the rest of the world. We know that many regimes use Internet censorship as a method to suppress public awareness,  civil protest, and mobilization, and a shutdown event is often a signal of bad things to come. This means more bad news is lurking around.  When the lights of the routers went off in Myanmar, the whole world changed for millions of Burmese... Read more about Psiphon in Myanmar The battle for Myanmar plays out on Twitter, TikTok and Telegram More Governments Disrupt Internet for Political Control “Shocked and sheer disbelief” was how a young Burmese described the situation after the coup in February. “I lost my sense of direction,” and also “my job”. He was not the only person who experienced this level of dislocation: close to 2 million Burmese flocked to the Psiphon network in the span of only a

Amid major network disruptions, 1.76M Psiphon users in Belarus

The Psiphon network supported a peak 1.76 million daily active users during significant network interference that started August 9th, a figure that represents nearly 1 in every 3 internet users. A large-scale disruption to international internet access was observed in Belarus, beginning during the contested presidential election on August 9th. Widespread filtering was reported across all Belarusian networks, affecting popular messaging apps including Telegram, Viber, and WhatsApp; social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube; major app markets including Google Play and the App Store; email providers Gmail, Mail.ru, and Yandex; maps, banking, online media, and many other services. Rolling blackouts of the mobile networks also occurred nightly between 6PM and 6AM. The majority of VPNs were reportedly blocked as a result of generalized SSL/TLS filtering. Tor direct connections were disrupted by the increased network change, while Tor bridge users reached a peak 8,0

بلاگ فارسی

شبکه‌های اجتماعی سایفون به زبان فارسی هم راه‌اندازی می‌شود. ما به تلاش برای فراهم کردن ارتباط مطمئن و موثر در ایران افتخار می‌کنیم و به دنبال بهبود ظرفیت کمک و بهتر‌کردن تجربه‌ کاربران در ایران هستیم. شبکه‌های اجتماعی .فارسی زبان سایفون مسیر‌های ارتباطی جدیدی را برای دریافت نظرات کاربران ایرانی باز می‌کند .برای ارتباط با ما حساب فارسی سایفون در توییتر ، صفحه فیس‌بوک و اینستاگرام سایفون را دنبال کنید

Join us in Persian

Psiphon is pleased to announce the launch of its Persian language social media! We are proud to provide reliable and efficient connectivity in Iran, and have expanded our capacity to help improve user experience. These channels will open new avenues of communication and streamline the feedback process for Persian users around the world. We invite you to connect with us to receive updates about Psiphon, or to get in touch with our Persian language team! Find us on Twitter , Facebook and Instagram . شبکه‌های اجتماعی سایفون به زبان فارسی هم راه‌اندازی می‌شود. ما به تلاش برای فراهم کردن ارتباط مطمئن و موثر در ایران افتخار می‌کنیم و به دنبال بهبود ظرفیت کمک و بهتر‌کردن تجربه‌ کاربران در ایران هستیم. شبکه‌های اجتماعی .فارسی زبان سایفون مسیر‌های ارتباطی جدیدی را برای دریافت نظرات کاربران ایرانی باز می‌کند .برای ارتباط با ما  حساب فارسی سایفون در توییتر ،  صفحه فیس‌بوک  و  اینستاگرام  سایفون را دنبال کنید

Wickr Secure Open Access

Psiphon is proud to announce an exciting new partnership. Over the last few months we have been working with Wickr to create a new feature for their secure messaging platforms: Wickr: Secure Open Access. With this feature Wickr and Psiphon have made it possible for teams and enterprises in any part of the world — US, Europe, Asia or Latin America — to have reliable end-to-end encrypted messaging, calling, file and screen sharing with no interruptions in service. No other secure communications platform enables unfettered connection anywhere in the world this way. Wickr, already well established in the secure messaging environment with their versatile platform, recognized that as organizations are increasingly global, there can be both security as well as accessibility concerns when trying to ensure secure communication for people all around the globe. Wickr believes their end users shouldn’t have to worry about being able to connect to their colleagues, fri