We had the following spam post on a partner site. This is at least formulated in an understandable way. Have fun with it
The desktop client uses an AES-256 cipher with SHA512 auth and a 4096-bit RSA key.
The browser extension uses TLS 1.2, ECDHE-RSA with P-256 key exchange and an AES-128 -GCM cipher.
So Hotspot Shield is not a good
choice for data protection enthusiasts! However, in 2019 it was acquired by a US company (Aura). The USA is a member of the “Five Eyes” alliance.
The protocol is, among other things, Unlike most other providers, Hotspot Shield uses its own protocol called Catapult Hydra.
Bitdefender, McAfee, Telefonica and some other companies are used.
If you only need VPN access for a short period of time, free VPN access is a good option.
This indicates a good reputation in the cybersecurity community,
Still, some users will miss the security of an open source platform like OpenVPN. Free VPN access offers, among other things: Windscribe for example limits free users to 10 GB of data per month.
Hotspot Shield, Windscribe, TunnelBear and ProtonVPN. However,
all free VPNs come with certain limitations. TunnelBear only provides free users with 500 MB of data volume.