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Backdoor to encryption: data privacy against public safety?
Much as the backdoor of a house, a backdoor to encryption is a way to get into one’s private zone. Encryption already became an…
56% of organizations suffered a ransomware attack in the last 12 months costing $1.1M per hack
According to the data acquired by the Atlas VPN team, 56% of organizations worldwide experienced at least one ransomware attack in the past 12 months, with an average ransom costing victims $1.1 million.
Google reports over 2 million phishing sites in 2020 YTD
According to data analyzed by the Atlas VPN research team, Google registered 2.02 million phishing websites in 2020 Year-to-Date (YTD). An average of 46 thousand phishing sites are detected every week, according to Google’s Transparency Report.
Best Android apps to defend your privacy and security
Smartphones deserve our gratitude for yielding dramatic benefits to the digital society. Androids specifically are the market leaders…
Privacy-first browser extensions to choose from
Digital privacy is a war zone, and your browser is one of the troops standing guard. However, default mechanisms are not sufficient enough…
Is Mobdro safe to use?
Mobdro, a free Android app, recently gained the spotlight as a sweeping hub of live streams. It intends to evolve into a one-stop hangout…
LinkedIn phishing scams most clicked with a 47% open rate in Q3 2020
According to data presented by the Atlas VPN team, emails impersonating LinkedIn were the most clicked on social media phishing attacks, with a 47% open rate in the third quarter of this year.
COVID-19-related trojan infections soared 228% in Q3 2020
According to data analyzed by the Atlas VPN research team, COVID-19-related trojan infections shoot up by 228% in Q3, 2020, compared to the previous quarter. Malicious COVID-19 campaigns typically use pandemic-related subjects, including testing, treatments, cures, and remote-work topics to lure targets into clicking on a malicious link, downloading a file, or viewing a PDF.