VPN 360 is a virtual private network (VPN) app that allows users to protect their online privacy and security by encrypting their internet connection and routing it through a private server. It is one of the security products offered by Pangu whose parent company is Aura. VPN 360 is available for both Android and iOS devices, and can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. VPN 360 offers both free and paid subscription options. The free version of the app has some limitations, such as slower connection speeds and a limited selection of servers. The paid subscription offers faster connection speeds, more server locations, and other additional features.
Similar to Hotspot Shield, the VPN 360 app routinely pings multiple advertising domains which is immediately a red flag. Any company that injects tracking codes into their apps immediately lose credibility in my eyes, and I take all of their promises and core principles with a grain of salt. I also discovered the app pinging various subdomains from yahoo.com There are much, much better VPNs that fight to protect your privacy – for less money. Here are the most commonly accessed domains from the app:
No OpenVPN or WireGuard configs
Another worrisome part of this service is the fact that the only protocols they offer are IPSec and Hydra. Hydra is a proprietary VPN protocol developed by the cybersecurity company, AnchorFree. According to AnchorFree, Hydra VPN is designed to provide “faster and more reliable connections” compared to other VPN protocols such as OpenVPN and IPSec. The fact that they do not offer WireGuard confirms the fact that I would never use this product.
Unfortunately, VPN 360 is just another one of those “free” VPN apps that’s mobile-only and barely even worth considering. Don’t waste your time with it – it’s security and privacy features are weak, its connection speeds are completely unreliable, and it doesn’t even work with Netflix. Plus, the app is absolutely riddled with ads. Seriously, there are so many other VPN options out there that are way safer and more trustworthy – go with one of those instead.