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Introduction to DD-WRT and whether you need it
DD-WRT is an alternative firmware you can supercharge routers with for increased functionality. In other words, it is a feature-packed, open…
DeFi related hacks account for 76% of all major hacks in 2021
Decentralized finance (DeFi) is a system that allows for financial products to become available on a public decentralized blockchain network. Instead of going through intermediaries such as banks or brokerages, buyers, sellers, lenders, and borrowers can interact peer to peer through DeFi when facilitating transactions.
Is your phone listening to you?
The internet overflows with spooky stories about smartphones allegedly listening to their owners’ real-life conversations. Covert…
Twitch settings to boost security and privacy
Twitch is a live-streaming platform uniting users with similar interests and hobbies. Live content is spontaneous and compelling, allowing…
Cybercrime caused over $25 billion in damages globally since 2015
According to an analysis by Atlas VPN, cybercrime damages across the world reach $25.4 billion since 2015. Newsfeeds around the world have been buzzing with various high-profile cyber incidents for the better part of the decade.
Ransomware attacks surge by over 150% in 2021
Businesses and people around the world suffer ransomware attacks every day. Exceptionally since the pandemic started, we hear more and more about hackers abusing vulnerabilities.
Global VPN downloads surpass 600 million in 2021 H1
According to data based on the VPN Adoption Index by Atlas VPN, Virtual Private Network (VPN) downloads sky-rocketed to 616 million in the first half of 2021 from 85 selected countries.
What is iOS Private Relay, and how does it compare to a VPN?
iOS Private Relay is a promising feature to be at your disposal after the iOS 15 release. Without a doubt, its potential is phenomenal, and…
US military personnel lost over $822 million to scams since 2017
According to research conducted by Atlas VPN, US military members lost $822.1 million to different types of internet crime between 2017 and June 30, 2021. Military personnel filed more than 836,374 reports of fraud, identity theft, and other consumer concerns with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).