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How to use the hosts file to block malware and ads

The hosts file customizes the typically automatic domain name rendition to IP addresses. While not very noticeable, Domain Name System (DNS…

HOW-TO | 4 min Read

VPN demand hits record levels in years as Black Friday shopping approaches

With Black Friday only a couple of days away, people are already searching the internet for deals, and VPN deals are more popular than ever before. According to Atlas VPN analysis, VPN demand is at its all-time high days before this year’s Balck Friday shopping craze.

REPORTS | 3 min Read

Millennials lose $300 per fraud while elderly lose 4x more

According to Atlas VPN findings based on official FTC records, Millennials lose between $300 and $205 per fraud case, while elderly people lose up to $1,200.

REPORTS | 3 min Read

One-third of gamers suffered online gaming account hack

According to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team, 38% of gamers have been hacked at least once in the past while playing computer games.

REPORTS | 3 min Read

What does a VPN concentrator do?

A VPN concentrator is a remedy for corporate environments balancing team collaboration and resource confidentiality. Recent events…

PRIVACY | 3 min Read

Backdoor to encryption: data privacy against public safety?

Much as the backdoor of a house, a backdoor to encryption is a way to get into one’s private zone. Encryption already became an…

PRIVACY | 2 min Read

56% of organizations suffered a ransomware attack in the last 12 months costing $1.1M per hack

According to the data acquired by the Atlas VPN team, 56% of organizations worldwide experienced at least one ransomware attack in the past 12 months, with an average ransom costing victims $1.1 million.

REPORTS | 3 min Read

Google reports over 2 million phishing sites in 2020 YTD

According to data analyzed by the Atlas VPN research team, Google registered 2.02 million phishing websites in 2020 Year-to-Date (YTD). An average of 46 thousand phishing sites are detected every week, according to Google’s Transparency Report.

REPORTS | 3 min Read

Best Android apps to defend your privacy and security

Smartphones deserve our gratitude for yielding dramatic benefits to the digital society. Androids specifically are the market leaders…

PRIVACY | 6 min Read