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What is whitelisting?
Whitelisting is a trust-centric practice in cybersecurity. It usually refers to the creation of exceptions for a specific rule. Let’s say…
Over 140 thousand US federal employees exposed to phishing scams in 2020
Recent estimations by the Atlas VPN research team reveal that as many as 1.45 million US government employees were potentially exposed to mobile phishing scams from January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020.
How internet shutdowns infringe democracy and human rights
Internet shutdowns are incidents when the internet and even cellular services suddenly become inaccessible or unusable. We have witnessed…
Over 100 million malware infections detected on Windows in 2020
Malware, a malicious software designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to a computer system, is one of the most common cyber threats computer users face today. While malware can affect any operating system, Windows users are among the most vulnerable.
How to browse the internet anonymously?
The desire to browse the internet anonymously directly addresses the spiraling concerns people express online. We are no longer comfortable…
Mandatory SIM card registration policies across the world
Over the last decade, many governments have introduced policies governing prepaid SIM card registration. In short, citizens must share their…
Remote Desktop Protocol attacks surged by 241% in 2020
Due to remote-work, employees started using Microsoft’s client software called remote desktop protocol (RDP), which is used to access corporate resources remotely. Cybercriminals immediately saw this as an opportunity to hack into the company’s systems.
US and Russia account for 54% of global spam volume within last 180 days
Everyone that owns digital mailboxes has encountered annoying spam emails that show up unsolicited. But have you ever wondered where they come from?