Monthly Archives: July 2019

The FaceApp Saga

RapidVPN/ July 25, 2019/ Blog/

FaceApp is the latest viral trend that has everyone doing. The popular free mobile app that instantly alters the appearance of a persons face — adding wrinkles, sun damage, and grey hair — has blown up on social media, shared by hundreds including a long list of celebrities. More than 100 million people have downloaded the app from Google Play.

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A city in Florida, Riviera Beach, paid a $600, 000 worth of bitcoin to hackers

RapidVPN/ July 17, 2019/ Blog/

In May of this year, hackers took over the systems of Riviera Beach, when a police department employee unknowingly opened a malicious email that allowed the hackers to inject the whole city’s network with malware. For three weeks, the city had its computer systems held hostage. After a prolonged debate, the council of the city voted unanimously to pay the

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Software vulnerabilities – they do it on purpose

RapidVPN/ July 4, 2019/ Blog/

The software is made by people, and since people are not perfect so software is not either. At least we believe that. We also believe that security experts are constantly looking for errors and that they inform developers about discovered flaws so they can patch the software. But have you ever wondered if they are deliberately making the software imperfect

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