New Chameleon VPN protocol stops bandwidth throttling in China
When your just trying to get your work done in China, it's a struggle to have to live with the meagre bandwidths and speeds given to any websites that are located outside of the country. Every website goes through multiple layers of firewall setup by the Chinese government, in order to spy on your web habits and automate their blocking of content procedures. VPNs go only so far and we have seen over the past few years many protocols and VPN servers getting blocked out of use. That is until today..
Chameleon from VyprVPN has changed the way expats and travellers can tackle China's endemic Golden Shield Project.
This new technology is based on the OpenVPN protocol that offers probably the best security and reliability of all other protocols (L2TP/IPsec, PPTP) because of the 256bit nature of the connection. However, OpenVPN traditionally has some of the worst problems in terms of Deep Packet Inspection and Bandwidth Throttling, which are the major issues of accessing blocked content in China.
Chameleon VPN Protocol's biggest features are:
- It defeats VPN blocking via Deep Packet Inspection
- Resolves speed issues due to Bandwidth Throttling
- Bypasses censorship in every single country throughout the world (including China!)
How does Chameleon VPN protocol stop Bandwidth Throttling?
Chameleon protocol essentially uses a proprietary method of stopping censorship through cloaking your connection. This defeats DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) upon connection and during the time you stay connected to the internet. The only problem that has so far been found, is that platforms such as Apple's iOS has a locked in ‘walled garden' environment, which until is opened up not allow the use of this new protocol on iPad's and iPhone's.
This luckily does not affect VyprVPN's setup on a Mac, PC and Android devices.
What is Deep Packet Inspection? And why do some governments, corporations and government controlled ISP's use it?
Over the past several years, it has been a growing trend that many oppressive governments have wanted to ensure blocked content cannot be accessed by any means. Without Deep Packet Inspection working as it is intended, they do not have the ability to control online content and have no control on what you see or do online.
There are 3 main methods in which DPI is carried out on your internet connection in China for example. The first is via port mirroring, in which the ISPs servers mirror your inbound and outbound connection on the data your machine transmits. This serves in aiding the capture of header information transmitted by your computer. Then utilising secondary header information (TCP / UDP for example), they can detect open vpn connections and simply shut the IP address and ports you are using to connect to the VPN server down. Rendering your VPN connection useless.
This serves the purpose of these governments and ISPs in shutting your connections down. Ensuring that the only information you can access on the internet is what has been ‘allowed' through their content management systems. It also means they can monitor and collect information on your browsing habits, when not connected to a VPN or alternative system for making your internet session private.
Since 2012, The Great Firewall of China has been able to identify, block and throttle encrypted communication by recognising packet data on the OpenVPN protocol.
Are you visiting this page from China, Myanmar, Russia, Iran, Turkey or the UAE?
Chances are that your browsing session is being recorded by either the government, your ISP or in some cases your company.
As we have written previously on our blog, we are advocates of internet anonymity and would strongly recommend using a VPN service such as that of VyprVPN (from Goldenfrog). They are the only VPN provider in the world that uses the new Chameleon VPN protocol, offering unparalleled anonymity and 24/7 unblocked content online.
You can try out the Chameleon VPN protocol for free on a 3 day risk free trial. Be sure to also take advantage of the February 50% discount on your first month offer.
With the 50% discount, you can get your first month for $7.50 and if you find it useful, grab the optional 12 month package for just $8.33 per month thereafter (otherwise $14.99 per month billed monthly). That includes 2 active VPN connections, unlimited data usage, 25GB of cloud storage and over 40 global country servers you can connect to.