The Mullvad Blog

Keep up to date on developments at Mullvad. New versions of our app, security updates, job posts – find it all here.

Apple’s Private Relay can cause the system to ignore firewall rules

25 April 2022  PRIVACY APP

Apple’s Private Relay (Beta) feature calls home to Apple servers without respecting the firewall rules of the system, creating a leak that neither we, nor you, can stop without disabling the entire Private Relay feature. Read more


Mullvad Privacy Companion is now open source

22 March 2022  FEATURES

Mullvad Privacy Companion, a free Firefox extension helping to improve your online privacy – is now open source. Read more


Adding another layer: Malware DNS blocking

16 March 2022  FEATURES

DNS blocking has become a well received addition to our service, particularly via our app. Today we announce an expansion of this service with malware blocking. Read more


WireGuard multihop now easily available in the app

10 March 2022  FEATURES APP

To further increase your privacy and make your traffic harder to analyze, you can now route all your traffic through two servers instead of just one, directly in our desktop app, version 2022.1 and newer. Read more


macOS now reconnects instantly after being in sleep mode

1 March 2022  FEATURES

Your Mac should no longer be stuck offline for a while every time it wakes up from sleep or when trying to connect to a new network. Read more


Ending support for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 in our app

14 February 2022  NEWS APP

In June we wrote about ending support for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, at the end of 2021. Now the time has come to say bye bye to all the older versions of Windows. Read more


Diskless infrastructure in beta (System Transparency: stboot)

12 January 2022  SYSTEM TRANSPARENCY

Diskless infrastructure using stboot (in beta) is now available on a pair of WireGuard servers in Sweden. Read more


Revisit 2021 with a walk down the red carpet

14 December 2021  INSIDE MULLVAD

It’s been rolled out! Read on to remember this year’s privacy-boosting efforts, count some numbers, and (if you somehow missed it) meet 2021’s furriest hire! Read more


Forget your passwords – except one

15 November 2021  PRIVACY TIPS

Tired of trying to memorize dozens of passwords while compromising your security in the process? The solution: a password manager! Choose from our five recommendations that cover a range of needs. Read more


Introducing WireGuard over TCP and IPv6

1 November 2021  NEWS APP

As we add more advanced settings to Mullvad VPN, we need your feedback more than ever. That’s why we’re encouraging desktop users to test our first implementations of WireGuard over both TCP and IPv6. Read more



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