Analysing the Privacy of VPN's on iOS presented at SecuriTay 2018

by Jack Wilson,

Summary : Due to the increasing number of recommendations for people to use VPN's for privacy reasons, more app developers are creating VPN apps and publishing them on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. In this 'gold rush' apps are being developed quickly and, in turn, not being developed with security fully in mind. This talk outlines some of the research undertaken as part of my final year dissertation into the security and privacy of VPN apps on Apple's iOS platform, gives an insight into the general state of security on an ecosystem that is generally known to be secure and discusses methods to build secure VPN clients.