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Risks of postponing software updates
Software updates are vital, but we irrationally delay them for as long as possible. The vicious cycle is continual: users postpone updates…
Cyberattacks surge by 33% in a year
Over the recent years, we hear about cyberattacks much more due to the constant increase in internet users and technology growth. Therefore, hackers continue to abuse vulnerabilities for their benefit, and it seems this issue will only proceed to grow if necessary measures are not taken.
Introducing Atlas VPN Data Breach Monitor
Using a VPN already helps protect your online activity and data by encrypting your internet traffic so that hackers and snoopers can't see what you are doing online. However, we have added another feature to further enhance your online security — Data Breach Monitor.
What is a PUP? Bundled software dangers
A potentially unwanted program (PUP) refers to software that reaches devices via questionable means. Typically, it will arrive in a freeware…
Consumer threats jumped by 83% in 2020, recent findings reveal
According to Atlas VPN analysis, consumer threats jumped by 82.84% in 2020. The most concerning fact is that a few extremely dangerous and multi-purpose malware types sky-rocketed to never-before-seen heights.
What is data hoarding, and how to declutter your device?
Data hoarding is similar to the physical accumulation of items and goods that offer little to no value. However, in this case, excessive…
GDPR fines nearly hit 300 million euros in three years
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was implemented in the EU three years ago on May 25th. This legislation aimed to give the residents of the EU more control over their data and privacy. Organizations that violated this regulation were fined appropriately.
What is SSID? Guide to find and change network name
SSID is the network name devices see when they scan areas for Wi-Fi. Scans also show whether networks are open to anyone (do not require a…