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Friday, March 20th, 2015

New Windows GUI version!

Hi guys!

Just launched 3.0.3, which comes with a new layout, several improvements and bug fixes. You should be getting a notification to update when you launch your client, if not, you can grab the install link from below.

Please note, if you are using Windows XP, DO NOT install this update. We will not be supporting Win XP going forward from this version, as it is no longer being supported by Windows. You’ll still have access to our last stable version, 2.4.5, from our website.

Let us know what you think of 3.0.3!

Download link for 3.0.3: https://bolehvpn.net/downloads/BolehGUI303.exe

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

uTorrent Update Installs Cryptocurrency Miner

It seems that popular torrent client uTorrent is pushing silent updates to users that install a cryptocurrency miner called Epic Scale. According to some users, this update will not show an opt-out screen for Epic Scale at any step in the installation process. TorrentFreak has confirmed this, along with screenshots of the install process where the opt-out screen does not appear at any step. However, it seems to be affecting only some users, and not all machines.

Epic Scale is a cryptocurrency miner that uses the host machines CPU cycles to generate revenue, often maxing out a host machine’s processor. According to their support team, they are investigating the issue and offering assistance as well as a $20 Amazon gift card to any users who come forward with details on this issue.

BitTorrent Inc., the parent company which owns uTorrent, has denied any issues with the update. According to them, “We have reviewed the issue closely and can confirm that there is no silent install happening. We are continuing to look at the issue. But this is most likely these users accepted the offer during install”.

In light of this, we no longer recommend uTorrent as the preferred torrent client. We suggest looking into either qBittorrent or Deluge for your torrent client needs.

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

New Singapore Server for alternate routing in SE Asia

Singapore_image_1We have deployed a new Singapore server. Its bandwidth is not tremendously high so best to stick to the Euro servers for P2P and maintain this one for

  • General Use
  • Streaming
  • Alternate routing for SE Asian customers when certain ISP routes fail (TM cough TM)

Singapore’s international connections tends to be among the best in the region and so we hope to give our SE Asian customers another option especially when certain undersea cables go bust :D. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

New Server! (SurfingStreaming-USA)

Hey guys,

 

Just brought up a new server for you. It’s a Surfingstreaming-USA server, and should work well with Hulu! You’ll need to update your configurations to get access.

  • For BolehVPN client users: Go to the Settings tab of the BolehVPN client and hit Update Configurations
  • For custom users: You’ll have to grab your configurations from our website, then update your custom client.
  • For custom router users: 104.250.136.242 is the IP you’re looking for.

Test it out, let us know how it goes!

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Tm Net has detected a fault on the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) Submarine Cable

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To our Malaysian customers,

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) inform that a fault has been detected on the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) submarine cable system at a segment near the Philippines linking Malaysia to the United States and North Asia.

During this period, Internet users may experience intermittent slow browsing and high latency while accessing international websites mainly hosted in the United States (US), North Asia and Europe. Customers using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and other critical business applications linked to US, North Asia and Europe may also experience similar issues.

The restoration work is expected to be completed on Saturday, 7 February 2015, subject to sea conditions, the identification of the actual location of the fault and the challenges presented working at great sea depths and pressure.

Source: https://www.tm.com.my/OnlineHelp/Announcement/Pages/RESTORATION-WORKS-TO-REPAIR-SUBMARINE-CABLE-FAULT.aspx

Edit: Latest reports stats that the estimated restoration date would be extended till 11 February 2015 due to challenging sea conditions and additional repairs required.


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