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A record 5.4 million DDoS attacks were reported in H1 2021
According to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team, cybercriminals launched nearly 5.4 million Distributed Denial of Service attacks in the first half of 2021 — an 11% increase compared to the first half of 2020.
Unhealthy data-harvesting habits to stay away from
Is it acceptable for companies supplying debit cards for children to sell the sensitive data it collects? What about a mental health app…
TikTok was the most often forged app linked to Covid-19 in 2021 H1
With 732 million users worldwide, TikTok, a trending video-sharing platform, is one of today's most popular social media networks. During the lockdown, the app's short and amusing videos drew a lot of attention, but it was not long before cybercriminals took advantage of TikTok's fame for their own gain
Is the Puffin browser a privacy-first tool?
The Puffin browser is a tool showcasing unique architecture and promising faster web browsing. Its primary appeal is its goal to be a…
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.