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Over 300 million individuals affected by the US data leaks in 2020

The year 2020 was full of challenges. The global pandemic threatened our health and digital safety as cybercriminals took advantage of the worldwide uncertainty for a quick gain.

REPORTS | 3 min Read

Australians lost a record $176 million from 216 thousand scams in 2020

Scam damages in Australia have been steadily growing in the last 4 years. However, last year’s losses surged by more than two times. The reason being, millions of people shifted towards remote work and, in turn, created many new attack vectors for cybercriminals.

REPORTS | 3 min Read

How to clear cookies in popular browsers?

The decision to clear cookies does not necessarily mean you munch a plate of baked goods in one sitting. In the digital world, cookies refer…

HOW-TO | 6 min Read

Is Google VPN worthy of your trust?

As Google VPN confidently debuts on the market, many remain skeptical about this new business venture. On paper, Google’s decision to supply…

PRIVACY | 4 min Read

Generation Z is one of the most concerned about sharing their location data with the government

It is no secret that tech companies have shared their user information with governments in the past. This makes many Americans feel uncomfortable with how their data is handled.

REPORTS | 3 min Read

Over 150 US election-related mobile apps found to be dangerous or malicious

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people to turn to the internet for information about the elections. Moreover, a large part of the population voted digitally. This shift created countless new attack vectors for cybercriminals. According to data presented by Atlas VPN, over 152 US election applications have infringement issues and 16 mobile apps have malicious code within them.

REPORTS | 3 min Read

How to stop Wi-Fi piggybacking?

A Wi-Fi-stealing neighbor might be a whimsical scenario for a show, but it is not a victimless crime. Chances are, you have a fixed amount…

HOW-TO | 5 min Read

Global VPN downloads surge to 277 million in 2020, Arab countries lead

According to data based on the VPN Adoption Index by Atlas VPN, Virtual Private Network (VPN) downloads reached 277 million in 2020, from 85 selected countries. A Virtual Private Network hides the user's real IP address and encrypts his browsing traffic. In turn, these changes prevent nosy 3-rd parties such as hackers, ISP (Internet Service Provider), or even the government from tracking the user’s online activities.

REPORTS | 4 min Read

Do you need a VPN at home?

Locked front doors and closed blinds give homeowners a sense of security and privacy. The same reassuring feeling can come from a home VPN…

PRIVACY | 5 min Read