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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…

PRIVACY | 3 min Read

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.

REPORTS | 3 min Read

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…

PRIVACY | 3 min Read

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.

REPORTS | 3 min Read

Sneaky clickjacking attacks and their prevention

Clickjacking is one of the trickiest and craftiest cyber attacks these days. Imagine you visit a website and see an appealing “Free iPhone…

PRIVACY | 3 min Read

How doxxing exposes personal data against users’ will

Doxxing takes advantage of publicly available information on users. The web is a firehose of data, containing billions of records on each of…

HOW-TO | 4 min Read

Are NFC transactions and instant payments secure?

Near-field communication (NFC) is a feature available in nearly every mobile device. But, chances are, you haven’t noticed it before. The…

PRIVACY | 3 min Read

Using penetration testing to fight for a safer tomorrow

Penetration testing (or pen testing) is a simulated attack against a specific technology or service. Companies perform these tests to…

PRIVACY | 4 min Read

Ransomware attacks spike by 140%, 57% of organizations agree to pay

Data extracted and analyzed by Atlas VPN reveals, the amounts of demanded ransom payments increased by 140%, comparing the numbers of 2018 to 2019. More and more organizations succumb to blackmail: 57% of organizations settled and paid the ransom during the last 12 months.

REPORTS | 3 min Read