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Detection and removal of bloatware, the resource-draining apps

Bloatware describes many applications, all sharing a specific trait – they’re unnecessary. This term can include pre-installed legitimate…

PRIVACY | 3 min Read

Riskware turning legitimate programs into threats

Riskware, a blend of ‘risk’ and ‘software,’ defines a thin line between benign and malignant programs. Although the name signals danger, it…

PRIVACY | 3 min Read

Nearly 50% of newly added billion-dollar enterprises provide storage and cybersecurity products

Atlas VPN research team discovered that there had been a significant increase in new enterprise software firms in the last year, with…

REPORTS | 2 min Read

Explaining the process of IP fragmentation and its flaws

IP fragmentation is a standard process of networking, designed to make the data transmissions smoother on both ends. While traversing…

PRIVACY | 3 min Read

Why you should disable UPnP

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) is a controversial technology, criticized by both privacy advocates and law enforcement agencies. By now, the…

PRIVACY | 3 min Read

Automotive cyber incidents doubled in 2019, reaching 188 vulnerabilities

According to Atlas VPN investigation, automotive hacking incidents more than doubled in 2019 compared to the data of 2018. Data also reveals that from 2016 to 2019, the number of automotive hacking incidents jumped more than 7 times.

REPORTS | 3 min Read

The invisible rootkit threat and its mitigation

A rootkit is like a toolbox of the malware world. It’s a dangerous program that lets hackers gain control over computer systems without the…

PRIVACY | 3 min Read

A supercookie’s impact on browsing and its prevention

A supercookie might sound delicious, but it is not a treat in terms of digital privacy. For online businesses, traditional cookies are…

PRIVACY | 3 min Read

Three's a crowd: preventing a man-in-the-middle attack

A Man-in-the-Middle attack (MitM) is a cyber threat, with a name that perfectly defines its behavior. Between you and your final destination…

PRIVACY | 3 min Read

How to perform port forwarding on a router and why

Port forwarding can seem vague and confusing until one encounters it. This process permits certain web traffic to pass through an internal…

HOW-TO | 4 min Read

Nearly half of startups saw their revenue drop by 40% or more amid COVID-19 pandemic

According to Atlas VPN investigation, 40% of startups saw their revenue drop by 40% or more during the COVID-19 pandemic. It turns out that the impact of the pandemic on startups’ revenue varies greatly depending on the industry the company is in.

REPORTS | 3 min Read

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