Private Internet Access
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|Original author(s)||London Trust Media, Inc.|
|Initial release||August 2010|
|Type||Virtual private network|
|License||Commercial proprietary software|
Private Internet Access (PIA) is a personal virtual private network (VPN) service. It supports multiple VPN technologies such as PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, SOCKS5 and OpenVPN. In 2018, former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpelès was named chief technology officer of PIA's parent company, London Trust Media.
PIA offers several features like the following:
- DNS leak protection
- IPv6 leak protection
- Internet kill switch to prevent traffic going elsewhere when VPN gets disconnected
- Access via UDP/TCP
- Multiple VPN gateways
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Port forwarding
Private Internet Access servers operate VPN gateways in 54 regions across 33 countries.
Private Internet Access supports the AES (128-bit or 256-bit) specifications, SHA1 and SHA256 authentication, and RSA (2048, 3072, 4096) or elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) (256R1, 256K1, 521) handshakes; however, the default settings are AES-128, SHA1, RSA-2048.
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