New Feature: Self-hosted VPN!

Commercial Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers have become very popular in recent years, granting individuals greater online privacy, as well as protection from surveillance, censorship, and identity theft on un-trusted public WiFi networks.

However, while a VPN can hide much of your activity from the rest of the world, your VPN provider has unfiltered access to everything you’re doing via their service. Many providers make promises and guarantees about how they will handle your private metadata, but often the end-user has no way to verify these claims. It’s incredibly important to choose a VPN provider that you can trust!

With that in mind, we’re excited to announce that we’ve added a VPN server to our Gibberfish cloud platform, so that the only person you need to place your trust in is yourself!

Our latest release now incorporates OpenVPN, which will allow you to securely tunnel all of your internet traffic through your private Gibberfish server, bypassing your school, office, or public WiFi networks and masking the origin of your traffic from the sites you visit. We’ve also integrated the authentication with Nextcloud, so you can manage your own VPN credentials directly from your Gibberfish user profile!

The Gibberfish team have been testing this feature for the past several weeks with our own phones, tablets, and laptops. We’ve found it to be fast, reliable, and incredibly easy to set up. We really enjoy it, and we hope you will too.

If you’re already using Gibberfish, check out our new VPN Guide for instructions. If not, get in touch with us to find out how to get started with your own encrypted cloud server.