Hot Take Results of NordVPN security audit are now available


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Nord Security, the company behind NordVPN and other products, requested an extensive security audit of NordVPN applications, add-ons, web services and APIs in June 2022. The audit was carried out by Cure53, a Germany company specialized in security audits.

Cure53 was tasked to conduct a penetration test and source code audit against "NordVPN servers, infrastructure, and NordVPN desktop applications for Windows, Linux, and macOS". The audit lasted from July 2022 to October 2022 and was compartmentalized into three work packages.

The results of the audit have been published by NordVPN on the official company website. There, interested users find the two Cure53 reports.

The researchers identified a total of 6 vulnerabilities and 17 miscellaneous items with "lower exploitation potential". While the number of identified items appears large, Cure53 notes that the scope of the audit was also large, as it involved applications, extensions, infrastructure, source code and web services that NordVPN operates.

NordVPN fixed all security issues that the researchers identified during the audit. Cure53 approved the patches and confirmed that NordVPN implemented the mitigations correctly.

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