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How to reset router and its password
Learning how to reset a router takes very little time and makes it easy to fix particular connectivity issues. Essentially, resetting means…
US online searches for ‘Facebook account hacked’ surge 93% YTD, almost double 2020 figure
Facebook has had its fair share of security mishaps over the years, and 2021 is no exception. This may explain why a record number of people in the United States are scouring the web for information about Facebook account hacks.
Google and Microsoft accumulated the most vulnerabilities in H1 2021
Cybercriminals are constantly attempting to exploit vulnerabilities that affect as many people as possible to maximize their profit opportunities. While companies rush to fix flaws in their software with updates, users who forget to install the newest version can become prime targets for cyberattacks.
What is a deepfake, and why is it dangerous?
Deepfake videos and audio recordings manipulate reality in a spooky manner. The technology is nothing new, but it had been mainly available…
What does not-a-virus alert mean?
A not-a-virus alert is a message antivirus solutions can present. Despite your instincts anticipating the worst, this situation is not as…
Social media threats for payment services jump over 550% in 2021 Q2
According to data presented by Atlas VPN, social media attacks on payment services increased by 561.8%, comparing 2021 Q1 to 2021 Q2. Social media platforms have many weak points that allow threat actors to carry out various types of internet crime.
What employers don’t want to see on your online profiles
Glowing resumes, recommendations, and cover letters might be in vain due to candidates’ off-putting online profiles. Potential hires must…
Wired or Wi-Fi connection for the best gaming
Running Ethernet cables through your house might not be the preferred choice for your interior design. However, if you want that high-speed…
43% of all malware downloads are malicious office documents
Even though infecting office documents with malware has been established for a long time, it is still very successful at tricking people. After creating a malicious macro on office documents, threat actors send the infected file to thousands of people via email and wait for possible victims. Macro is a series of commands bundled together to accomplish a task automatically.
50% of companies targeted by same hackers in repeat attacks
If a criminal attacked you, you would probably do everything at your disposal to make sure that the same incident would never happen again. Interestingly, it seems that not all companies learn from their mistakes.