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Using penetration testing to fight for a safer tomorrow
Penetration testing (or pen testing) is a simulated attack against a specific technology or service. Companies perform these tests to…
Ransomware attacks spike by 140%, 57% of organizations agree to pay
Data extracted and analyzed by Atlas VPN reveals, the amounts of demanded ransom payments increased by 140%, comparing the numbers of 2018 to 2019. More and more organizations succumb to blackmail: 57% of organizations settled and paid the ransom during the last 12 months.
Fake VPNs on the rise, dangers and bogus offers
VPNs have a solid reputation as the protectors of users’ privacy. While media coverage usually shows their bright side, this technology has…
Cyber incidents at NASA surged by 366%
According to data extracted and analyzed by Atlas VPN, cyber incidents at NASA increased by 366% in 2019. Being one of the nation’s most important federal agencies, this is an alarming finding.
What is endpoint security?
Endpoint security is a practice of protecting computing devices that are vulnerable to cyber attacks or other malicious acts. Today, threats…
Deep packet inspection role in censorship and security
Deep packet inspection is a double-edged sword. While some label its application as intrusive, others claim that it offers a variety of…
How to clear your browser cache?
Browser cache is the technology that downloads and stores website components for faster web processing and viewing in the future. It makes…
Principles of social engineering and how it works
Social engineering refers to the manipulative strategies that convince people to perform a specific action. Differently than other threats…
87 million credential stuffing attacks target US daily
According to Atlas VPN investigation, hackers carry out 87 million credential stuffing attacks on US citizens daily. Credential stuffing is a cyber-attack where fraudsters use large numbers of stolen credentials to log into individuals’ or companies’ accounts.