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Hola VPN client vulnerabilities put millions of users at risk

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    Hola, an Israeli-based company that develops a browser plug-in promoted heavily as a means to bypass region locks on Web-based content and anonymous surfing; has several critical vulnerabilities that put users at risk, researchers warn.

    Hola was in the news this week after it was discovered that the company was selling their user's connections, creating what researchers call "a poorly secured botnet." Hola charges subscribers of their paid service $1.45 to $20 per GB of traffic, which is routed through the networks of those who use the Hola free product.

    That in itself is bad, but what's worse is that the software driving this commercial botnet has a number of exploitable flaws that were fully disclosed on Friday.

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