Are digital freebies nothing but a data-grab?

RapidVPN/ July 3, 2020/ Blog/

The issue of data misuse of 50 million people has become relevant after the cases of Cambridge Analytica research firms. There was an enormous amount of consumer data available that are valuable assets of companies. Customer loyalty cards, while rewarding shoppers with discounts and deals are one easy way for companies to collect data on a large scale. Retailers need

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A decade of hacking: Most important events

RapidVPN/ July 1, 2020/ Blog/

As a decade has ended, it is time for us to retake the view upon the most serious and devastating cyberattacks that have occurred. Since 2010, billions of different sensitive files, account details and personal information have been leaked due to terrible hacks and various damaging breaches. One thing is for sure: the size and impact of the attacks have

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A.I.type: Virtual keyboard app emerged as the biggest Android threat

RapidVPN/ June 26, 2020/ Blog/

The virtual keyboard app A.I.type, which has racked up 40 million downloads, has been found to sign up users to premium services without their consent. A.I.type is a customizable on-screen keyboard app for mobile devices that allows end-users to customize the keyboard to their personal preference. It also learns the user’s writing style over time, anticipating commonly used words and

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5th and 6th Generation of cyberattacks

RapidVPN/ June 24, 2020/ Blog/

In the last quarter of the century, cyberattacks and security protection have advanced rapidly. And of the 15 largest data breaches in history, 10 took place in the past decade. Each involved the theft of tens or hundreds of millions of records — such as login credentials, financial information, or personal data — adding up to nearly 4 billion records

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Coronavirus Research: Accusations and Controversies

RapidVPN/ June 19, 2020/ Blog/

The spread of COVID-19 is a phenomenon that has hit the whole world. It was such a shock that many people talk about life before and after coronavirus. As with any event of such wide influence, there are bound to be accusations and controversies around it. In this text, we will explore some of these. Everyone who catches a glimpse

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COVID-19’s Impact on Cybersecurity

RapidVPN/ June 12, 2020/ Blog/

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the organizations and individuals to embrace many new practices such as social distancing, work from home, etc. Governments are finding ways to ensure that their countries stay stable and they do so by developing and enforcing new economic plans. However, while the whole world is focused on the health and economic threats that are posed

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Proxy vs VPN: advantages and disadvantages

RapidVPN/ June 2, 2020/ Blog/

What makes a person truly anonymous and leaves next to no trace on the internet? In further reading, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Proxy vs VPN. A well-known fact is that the Internet is a huge and extremely important part of our lives these days. But it is also true that surveillance became more probing than ever,

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What are the differences between a dynamic VPN and a dedicated VPN?

RapidVPN/ June 2, 2020/ Blog/

An IP address is something that is assigned to a user’s device when they are on the Internet. An IP address gives the user’s computer an address so that Internet traffic can be delivered. An IP address is assigned to a user by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), and the address can either be a dynamic IP address (Dynamic VPN) or a

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Coronavirus malware scam

RapidVPN/ May 29, 2020/ Blog/

It is a predictable fact that cybercriminals will often take advantage of trending topics in the news, such as is now coronavirus, and they would try and prey on consumers using fear and urgency tactics. Cybercriminals of all stripes are taking advantage of the coronavirus scare, and some of those scams are a direct threat to banks and their customers.

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A scope into Austrian election hacking

RapidVPN/ October 10, 2019/ Blog/

Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz is heading back to power in Vienna, finishing election after a slide in support for the country’s far-right. Exit polls suggest the 33-year-old’s People’s Party (ÖVP) finished with nearly 37 percent, up nearly six points on the last election in 2017. His coalition options are open after the populist Freedom Party (FPÖ), his former partner,

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