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Security expert discovered a bug that affects million Kaspersky VPN users

A security issue exists in Kaspersky VPN <=v1.4.0.216 which leaks your DNS Address even after you’re connected to any virtual server. (Tested on Android 8.1.0)

What is aDNS leaks?

In this context, with the term “DNS leak” we indicate an unencrypted DNS query sent by your system OUTSIDE the established VPN tunnel.

Kaspersky VPN is one of the most trusted VPN which comes with 1,000,000+ tier downloads in the official Google Play Store, however, it was observed that when it connects to any random virtual server still leaks your actual DNS address.

The expert Dhiraj Mishrathat discovered the flawreported it to Kaspersky viaHackerone.

Mishra also published a step-by-step guide to reproduce the problem:

  1. VisitIPleak(Note your actual DNS address).
  2. Now, connect to any random virtual server usingKaspersky VPN.
  3. Once you are successfully connected, navigate toIPleakyou will observe that the DNS address still remains the same.

The expert explained that the data leak could threaten the...(continued)

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