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More than 16 million Covid-related cyber threats were detected in 2020

The year 2020 will be forever remembered for the Covid-19 pandemic, which swiftly overtook the world and altered our lives forever. The pandemic has also affected the cybersecurity landscape — a new wave of cyber threats emerged where criminals leveraged Covid-19 to launch attacks.

REPORTS | 3 min Read

What is PPTP? The obsolete protocol explained

Point-to-Point Tunneling (PPTP) is now a mostly obsolete network protocol, outranked by more reliable counterparts like IKEv2 or OpenVPN…

PRIVACY | 3 min Read

99% of US government employees run outdated Android OSs

A staggering 99.2% of US government Android users run outdated operating systems, exposing themselves to hundreds of vulnerabilities. These figures are a massive concern since government agencies store extremely sensitive information.

REPORTS | 2 min Read

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…

PRIVACY | 4 min Read

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.

REPORTS | 2 min Read

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…

PRIVACY | 8 min Read

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.

REPORTS | 3 min Read

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…

HOW-TO | 6 min Read

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…

PRIVACY | 5 min Read