Category Archives: Blog

The Biggest Privacy Scandals of 2017

RapidVPN/ August 26, 2018/ Blog/

The year 2017 was full of several instances of privacy scandals especially in the areas of data leaks, data breaches, and cyber attacks. This write-up brings you the biggest privacy scandals of 2017. The CCleaner Backdoor CCleaner is one of the most popular computer maintenance tools with mobile compatible versions. It helps to remove accumulated junk data from the computer

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Best Security and Privacy Plugins of 2018: Part 2

RapidVPN/ August 18, 2018/ Blog/

Continuing from the Best Security and Privacy Plugins of 2018: Part 1, here are more plugins and browsers’ extensions that provide security and protection for users’ privacy when browsing the internet. Privacy Badger by EFF Technologists Privacy Badger offers protection from invisible trackers when users’ browse the internet. The plugin stealthily studies websites that seem to be tracking you and

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Best Security and Privacy Plugins of 2018: Part 1

RapidVPN/ August 11, 2018/ Blog/

Staying safe when surfing the internet has become more affordable and efficient with several free extensions or plugins that promise to ensure users’ security and privacy when browsing online. A quick look at the Chrome Web Store or Add-ons for Firefox will show scores of good, free plugins or extensions. Although the plugins are different from one another, they offer

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How to Get Free SSL Certificate for Your Website

RapidVPN/ August 4, 2018/ Blog/

SSL certificate has now become an essential factor for websites to ranking on Google according to a recent announcement made by Google. This development has, however, forced several webmasters and site owners to find all means to install SSL certificate on their website. Meanwhile, many website owners have not installed it on their websites due to the cost of getting

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How is AI helping cybersecurity?

RapidVPN/ July 27, 2018/ Blog/

Cybersecurity is highly crucial to the experience of the cyber community, organizations, businesses, and individuals, and the health of the cyberspace. And staying in a defensive position against cyber-attacks requires some facilities and capable manpower. As a result, stakeholders need to prepare for possible attacks and threats and be able to prevent them or limit the impact of any attacks.

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How Safe Are Amazon Echo and Google Home Devices?

RapidVPN/ July 14, 2018/ Blog/

Technology continues to deliver the best it has to offer in all areas of human endeavors. Its advancement is felt in the field of smart homes that witness the invention of the automatic door lock, vied doorbells, and other automation as introduced by Amazon Echo and Google Home. Amazon Echo and Google Home are virtual personal assistants that carry out

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Best Free Password Managers of 2018 So Far

RapidVPN/ July 7, 2018/ Blog/

Nothing is as frustrating as forgetting one’s password. And when you sign up on several websites, it becomes somehow tricky. And considering the risk that relates to writing out passwords in diaries, finding an electronic means of saving and managing passwords becomes imperative. Over the years, there have been needs to create and use long, dynamic, and complex password due

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Chrome Vs. Microsoft Edge

RapidVPN/ June 30, 2018/ Blog/

Browsers are crucial to the online experience of any user.  Several browsers are being developed, with different types of optimizations to out-perform the existing brewers.  However, it is good to know that all brewers offer different experiences, although some browsers are supposed to be redeveloped. After Internet Explorer lost it position and dominance, Chrome has held about 60% market share

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4 Tips for Creating a Strong Password

RapidVPN/ June 23, 2018/ Blog/

The importance of creating a strong password cannot be overemphasized. Quite a lot of people make the mistake of using their names or nicknames with their birth year as a password. However, their accounts become vulnerable when hackers try to conjure possible passwords. However, to make a strong password, consider the following tips: Avoid using Common Passwords Most people make

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Stay Safe While Installing Firefox Browser Extensions

RapidVPN/ June 16, 2018/ Blog/

Browser extensions unarguably enhance user browsing experience and give users flexibility and control over the content review online, these browser extensions or add-ons, as they are known, offer versatility and several benefits. Regardless of their benefits to users, the safety of these Firefox browser extensions is food for thought. Usually, before you install Firefox browsers extensions, you would be required

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