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Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

BolehVPN Beta Client for Android

We are happy to bring you our BolehVPN Beta Client for Android that is ready for testing

The BolehVPN Beta Client is not our original work but modified with permission from Arne Schwabe’s OpenVPN for Android and patched to work with our xCloak servers. Credits to haggismn for the patch. We have not fully customized the client yet but just thought we’ll get it out first so that everyone can use it.

Please note that you would have to uninstall any previous versions of the OpenVPN for Android app before installing ours.

    1. Download the APK here. You might need to go to your Android Security Settings to “Allow Installation of apps from unknown sources”.

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    1. Go to BolehVPN Customer Portal and login. Click on Inline Format Download and save it to your internal storage card.

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    1. Use the Folder icon in the VPN client to import the configuration file.

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    1. Click on the Save symbol to add the imported VPN to your VPN list.

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  1. Click on Connect the VPN and you should be ready to go!

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Please give us feedback!

Friday, March 7th, 2014

What is xCloak? Help come up with a new name!

We’ve had a few users ask us what is xCloak and why a modified version of OpenVPN is required to run it.

Why do you need xCloak?

In certain countries, ISPs or government employ advanced deep packet inspection techniques that will identify VPN traffic and block it. This doesn’t mean they can look inside your VPN traffic but it just means they have identified your traffic as a VPN and lock it down.

xCloak scrambles the packet payload of the VPN connection so that the VPN traffic doesn’t look like VPN traffic anymore! This makes it harder to block and adds another layer of encryption protection over the standard OpenVPN. It uses the open source patch coded by haggismn and is freely available here and open for inspection.

Why doesn’t xCloak work in certain countries?

Beyond deep packet inspection, there are other ways to block VPN access. The simplest and possibly the most effective is just identifying our VPN server’s IP and just blacklisting it. There’s not much that can be done in such a case beyond changing the IP of the server. Also such DPI techniques evolve, learn and adapt and if a pattern is detected, then it will be added to their detection lists. Of course we can adapt the xCloak to change its behaviour again but there will be a slight delay between recognizing that the system has been blocked. We therefore have a few choices of xCloak servers that you can use so you have some choice.

What further complicates issues is that different ISPs even within the same country seem to employ different blocking mechanisms so we rely heavily on user feedback to identify problems. Help us help you guys! We do have a test server in some of these restrictive countries to test it out but it seems end users are affected differently than servers within datacenters. So let us know what works (or doesn’t) and we’ll be happy to work together with you and give you account extensions for your help!

New Name for xCloak

The name xCloak isn’t particularly inventive and sounds kinda nerdy. But we’re nerds and haven’t been able to come up with a good name for this. We are open to suggestions on what to rename xCloak to! Let us know in the comments on what you want it to be called!

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

DD-WRT and Asus Merlin

DD-WRT has some issues in pushing DNS so we’re recommending Asus-WRT Merlin instead and will be supporting that fully with xCloak.

We will maintain DD-WRT support but it will not be able to connect to the xCloak servers. A modified version of the Asus-WRT Merlin firmwares will be available for download soon.

List of Supported Routers

  • RT-N16
  • RT-N66 (U and R)
  • RT-AC66 (U and R)
  • RT-AC56 (U and R)
  • RT-AC68 (U and R)

They’re all excellent routers in any case :D

Friday, January 18th, 2013

BolehVPN now accepts BitCoin (Trial Run)

WeAcceptBitcoinMany of you asked us on whether we accepted BitCoins.

One of the main problems with BitCoins was that in Malaysia, exchanging BitCoins into Malaysian Ringgit was a very troublesome process and involves massive transactional fees which did not make it viable.

We think we finally found an acceptable solution to this and we’re pleased to accept BitCoins as a trial run and see how it all pans out.

BitCoins main advantage is that it is anonymous which is ideal for those seeking privacy from even payment processors for buying a VPN service.

To encourage use of BitCoins during this trial period, we’ll be giving an extra day free for any account purchased using BitCoin for the month of January 2013. We’ll still have to process Bit Coin payments manually like Liberty Reserve for this time until we see how popular it is :D.

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

BolehVPN-GUI for Windows Updated: Login Issue

We have finally identified the login issue which some users were experiencing with our BolehVPN-GUI on Windows.

This version should fix it.

Also in the works (currently programming) is a server status tab. :D

BolehVPN GUI 2.0.13.

Changelog:

Solves login issues with newly installed 64 bit systems


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