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US government to spend over $18 billion on cybersecurity
According to Atlas VPN investigation, the US government is set to allocate $18.78 billion for cybersecurity spending in 2021. The Department of Defense (DOD) requested the most funding for cybersecurity purposes by far, with $9.85 billion.
What is vishing? Tips for spotting and stopping it
Vishing (or voice call phishing) can affect anyone who owns a phone. Similar to other types of phishing, vishing heavily relies on social…
Cross-site scripting vulnerabilities and risks they pose
Cross-site scripting (or XSS) is a sneaky invasion that turns benign and reliable websites into malware transmitters. Typically, hackers…
How to recognize scareware and its alarming tactics
Scareware is one of the sneakiest methods to prey on unwitting users. With bogus alerts and rogue programs, threat actors manipulate people…
Difference between TCP and UDP protocols
TCP and UDP protocols have a pivotal role in data transmission online. UDP is the ideal choice for time-sensitive communications, while the…
46% of C-level executives had been targeted by spyware in 2019
According to data compiled by Atlas VPN, 46% of C-level officers suffered from a spyware attack last year. IT specialists revealed that senior management and C-suite executives are most likely to suffer from a malicious attack within the company.
Fundamentals of NAT and how it reshapes the internet
The Network Address Translation (NAT) is a solution to the ever-growing number of internet-connected devices. Creators of IPv4 believed that…
Financial fraud reports in the US jumped by 104% in 2020 Q1
According to data extracted and analyzed by Atlas VPN, financial fraud complaints in the US jumped by over 104% in 2020 Q1 compared to 2019 Q1. Financial identity theft occurs when fraudsters gain access to the victims’ financial information and use it for their gain whilst pretending to be the victim.