Quite the amusing VPN provider, TunnelBear’s latest update brings a whole lot of useful features that will surely please all of its fans and users. Regarding first-hand desktop app visuals, it got some slight modern changes and the little bears on your screen will now look more polished. With increases in performance, speed and security, the Toronto based company promises to conquer even more bear enthusiasts, as updates come for free with the company allowing you 500MB for free per month or access to the full set of features for as short as $4.16 per month. You can pay in jars of honey.
Faster and Safer Bears
The folks over Canadian lands must be putting some new additives on their bears’ honey as they are getting faster connecting you to any server. Jokes apart, this is indeed one of the main reasons for this update as the company now features 60% faster connections and reconnections than the old version.
But this is not the only update as there is a new and very useful feature called Trusted Networks that will save you time and spare you some unprotected minutes of online surfing. This works basically as a whitelist where you can add your own home network or any other trusted Wi-Fi networks so that the VPN can automatically turn itself on whenever you connect to any other networks. In addition, the bears will now roar to warn you whenever the Wi-Fi you’re connecting to uses some insecure standards like the WEP security algorithm or if the router has no password, for example, as these can turn in some trouble on your end.
Last but not least, TunnelBear now features what can be called an “advanced kill switch” since if your connection drops for whichever reason, the VPN will halt your connection while your network is reestablishing a connection. Previously when this happened, there was a period of time where your online data would be unprotected and exposed until the VPN reconnected itself.
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