Category Archives: Blog

Craziest hack stories from 2017

RapidVPN/ March 17, 2018/ Blog/

2017 was a year nothing seemed safe enough. Cyber-attacks hіghlіghtеd thе аlаrmіng vulnеrаbіlіtу of оur реrsоnаl іnfоrmаtіоn. Маnу tооls usеd bу gоvеrnmеnt hасkеrs bесаmе рublіс, аnd іt wаs еаsіеr thаn еvеr tо сrеаtе sорhіstісаtеd wауs tо sрrеаd mаlwаrе оr rаnsоmwаrе оr steal data from companies. Companies also frequently fail to patch security flaws in a timely manner. This write-up is

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Cyber Crime Regulations: Worldwide Overview

RapidVPN/ March 9, 2018/ Blog/

Some interesting facts released by the United Nations Conference On Trade and Development (UNCTAD) global mapping for legislations against cyber crime reveal that many more countries, even in Asia and Africa, are giving priority to the issue of cyber crime. A total of 107 countries now have a data protection and privacy legislation measures in full place. It becomes obvious

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In-Browser Cryptocurrency Miners: what are they, what do they do?

RapidVPN/ March 2, 2018/ Blog/

Understanding In-browser Cryptomining It used to be that the calculations involved, the scholarly qualifications needed to set up and run special equipment and the cost of the electricity needed to carry out the work of cryptomining were too complex for the average PC and the average Joe to deal with, making bitcoin mining an impossible task. But not anymore.  

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Top 5 Tips To Ensure Mobile Transaction Security

RapidVPN/ February 24, 2018/ Blog/

In the US alone, mobile apps account for 90% of internet usage. And with every passing year, the usage of mobile apps sees a global exponential increase. Using a mobile app has become so second-nature that most people are not even aware that there is a growing need to ensure their own security when using these apps to pay for

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Stay Safe with These 4 Tips When Transferring Your Bitcoin

RapidVPN/ February 16, 2018/ Blog/

You can work with Bitcoin exchange just like you work with any other kind of currency exchange. Just like working with banks, it is easy to make transactions through Bitcoin Exchange. Analogous to real trade, the user has to pay to purchase Bitcoins. The major difference is that you have to open an account with some Bitcoin wallet provider. Your

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Understanding Internet Security Threats for Small Businesses

RapidVPN/ February 9, 2018/ Blog/

The Internet is a vast gateway that provides great potential for businesses. More small businesses today use networks and the Internet as vital business tools to find new customers, and serve existing customers more efficiently. However, internet security threats can severely impair a business’ operations, affecting profitability and customer satisfaction. Enterprises lose huge amounts of money to cyber criminals and

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Cybercrime – Part 3: Crime Against Individual

RapidVPN/ February 2, 2018/ Blog/

Overall use of online sites for banking, emailing, socializing, or even just gaming is growing all the time and unfortunately so is internet cybercrime, especially against individuals! Like any other type of crime the typical online user doesn’t think they’re at risk until it’s too late. Internet security risks seem to be growing faster that anyone would have imagined. If

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Cybercrime – Part 2: Crime Against Companies

RapidVPN/ January 26, 2018/ Blog/

Companies-related cybercrime continues to outpace individual identity theft for consumers. Companies are suffering because thieves know they don’t have resources including time and money to put up a strong defense to protect their information against a data breach. Cybercriminals have developed sophisticated techniques to steal private information from the smallest businesses to largest corporations. Most of the time organizations will

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Cybercrime – Part 1: Introduction

RapidVPN/ January 21, 2018/ Blog/

What Cybercrime is Computer crime refers to criminal activity involving a computer. The computer may be used in the commission of a crime, or it may be the target. Cybercrime relates to the unlawful use of the Internet. In its purest form, cybercrime can be defined as any illegal activity that uses a computer as its primary means of function.

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The Role of a Firewall in the Year 2018

RapidVPN/ January 14, 2018/ Blog/

With the roles that computers play in our daily lives, it is imperative to know as many things about them as possible. Most of us know how to send and receive emails; do simple word processing and the like. But it is just as important to understand those parts of our computer that could protect us from computer problems down

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