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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.
What employers don’t want to see on your online profiles
Glowing resumes, recommendations, and cover letters might be in vain due to candidates’ off-putting online profiles. Potential hires must…
Wired or Wi-Fi connection for the best gaming
Running Ethernet cables through your house might not be the preferred choice for your interior design. However, if you want that high-speed…
43% of all malware downloads are malicious office documents
Even though infecting office documents with malware has been established for a long time, it is still very successful at tricking people. After creating a malicious macro on office documents, threat actors send the infected file to thousands of people via email and wait for possible victims. Macro is a series of commands bundled together to accomplish a task automatically.
50% of companies targeted by same hackers in repeat attacks
If a criminal attacked you, you would probably do everything at your disposal to make sure that the same incident would never happen again. Interestingly, it seems that not all companies learn from their mistakes.
What is Usenet? The unrestricted, worldwide forum
Usenet is like the grandfather of the World Wide Web. It entered the stage in 1980 before the general public even obtained access to the…