Software update: Viscosity 1.7.8

Viscosity is an OpenVPN client developed by Sparklabs for macOS and Windows systems. The program makes it easy to create, edit and manage VPN connections. The developers have released version 1.7.8 for both macOS and Windows. Support for, among others, OpenVPN 2.5 and OpenSSL 1.0.2o has been added. The corresponding announcement is as follows:

Viscosity For Mac & Windows: Version 1.7.8
Version 1.7.8 or Viscosity has been released for Mac and Windows! These updates are a focus on security and reliability, with enhancements to the OpenVPN engine on macOS, and DNS reliability improvements on Windows. In addition, OpenVPN 2.4 has been updated to version 2.4.5, OpenSSL to version 1.0.2o, and a number of small improvements and bug fixes are included.
The Mac version includes a significant reworking of how OpenVPN connections are handled for added security. Connections now have enhanced protection against possible future threats that could arise against OpenVPN itself (both local and remote) by sandboxing and de-increasing the permissions of OpenVPN. This all happens behind the scenes, and should not have any noticeable effect on your VPN connections. We hope to bring many of these features to the Windows version in a future update as well.
The Windows version also features a number of performance and stability improvements to the Full and Split DNS modes.
Version 1.7.8 Mac Release Notes:

  • OpenVPN 2.4 updated to version 2.4.5
  • OpenSPN updated to version 1.0.2o
  • Various bug fixes and enhancements
  • Growl support removed

Version 1.7.8 Windows Release Notes:

  • Viscosity DNS System now observations Windows hosts file
  • OpenVPN updated to version 2.4.5
  • OpenSSL updated to version 1.0.2o
  • Fixes bug where large DNS resolutions were dropped
  • Fixes a bug where Viscosity would not reconnect after some dropouts
  • Various bug fixes and enhancements

The 1.7.8 update can be installed from inside Viscosity, or downloaded and installed. For support with this version please visit our support section.

 

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