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Crypto miners were the most detected malware family in H1 2021
According to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team, cryptocurrency miners were the most common malware family, with 74,490 such threats detected in the first half of 2021.
What is geotargeting? Hide your location from advertisers
Geotargeting is a strategy of serving ads to particular geographic locations. Your whereabouts, such as country or area code, guide specific…
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.