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Millennials and Gen Zers are most likely to fall for phishing emails, study finds

There is a common misconception that older people, who tend to have less experience with new technologies, are easier to scam online. However, recent data findings suggest that just the opposite is true.

REPORTS | 3 min Read

Atlas VPN completes its first independent security audit

Even security companies need security checks. Therefore, we chose the world-leading independent cybersecurity experts from VerSprite to test Atlas VPN. This time we focused on our iOS app, and we're very pleased with the results.

PRODUCT UPDATES | 3 min Read

What is Wi-Fi 6? The new standards explained

Wi-Fi 6 is the newest version of the 802.11 standards for wireless network transmissions. In simple terms, it is an upgrade revamping the…

PRIVACY | 5 min Read

85% of cyberattacks in the US originate internally

Cyberattacks are weapons for criminals to disrupt countries’ cybersecurity and get sensitive or even secret information. As the United States is one of the most influential countries globally, it is a massive target for hackers.

REPORTS | 2 min Read

What is FLoC, Google’s cookie alternative?

FLoC is a new type of web tracking that Google expects to pick up after the demise of third-party cookies. The latter has been a cornerstone…

PRIVACY | 6 min Read

Is Clubhouse a safe social platform to join?

Clubhouse app is (or was) all the rage, tempting with both its unique idea and exclusive invite-only community. Imagine a blend between…

PRIVACY | 6 min Read

Nearly 50% of organizations hit by ransomware are US-based

Data presented by the Atlas VPN team shows that 45% of organizations hit by ransomware in 2020 are based in the US. Organizations all over the world are being kept hostage by ransomware, and many are being forced to pay criminals because the expense of downtime and loss of reputation if the consumer data goes public outweighs the ransom.

REPORTS | 3 min Read

Facial recognition as a surveillance tool and privacy threat

Facial recognition is a powerful technology signaling the end of privacy as we know it. Imagine leaving your home and having a dozen cameras…

PRIVACY | 5 min Read

Kansas and Rhode Island suffered the most identity thefts in 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people lost jobs in the United States. Fraudsters did not hesitate to use this panic to claim unemployment insurance instead of the ones that needed it the most, and some states were not prepared at all.

REPORTS | 3 min Read

Is hacktivism a fight for justice or a crime?

Hacktivism is a fusion of internet activism and hacking. People or groups identifying as hacktivists typically have an ideology or firm…

PRIVACY | 5 min Read

How do QR codes work, and should you scan them?

QR codes are two-dimensional barcodes that can store greater amounts of information than traditional barcodes. These digi-squares are…

PRIVACY | 5 min Read

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