Category Archives: Blog

Revenge porn as a form of Internet blackmailing

RapidVPN/ May 22, 2020/ Blog/

Whether online or offline, there are few experiences more harrowing and violative than victimization at the hands, or keyboard, of an Internet harasser, extorter, or cyberbully. When an ex-lover posts or threatens to share unauthorized or non-consensual intimate images with the intent to embarrass, defame, ridicule, or harass a person, he or she is well aware of the potential magnitude

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Dangers of unified user profiles

RapidVPN/ May 16, 2020/ Blog/

Unified user-profiles offer one single, centralized view of a user’s data. They display data that are typically scattered across channels, apps, and devices to paint one clear picture of all user’s interactions with a brand. Unified user profiles are extremely valuable for building products and marketing to users, but can be difficult to create. Those profiles are above all great

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The relationship between cookies and cybersecurity

RapidVPN/ May 8, 2020/ Blog/

Usually, when you open a website you see a pop up that asks you to accept cookies. And more than usually, you tend to click yes. But do we know what we’re agreeing to? Cookies have been part of the Internet since the dawn of the world wide web, but they are still a mystery to some users. And most

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COVID-19’s Impact on Cybersecurity

RapidVPN/ May 1, 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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Cybercriminals: how they monetize your stolen data?

RapidVPN/ April 18, 2020/ Blog/

We are long past the time when the 14-year old teenage hacker was trying to spoof a defense network for the fun of it and just because they can. It still happens, but one thing is clear – hacking has become big business. Everyone has notice of China allegedly managing to steal billions of dollars annually in intellectual property and

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Meet Six Hacker Millionaires: The HackerOne group

RapidVPN/ April 9, 2020/ Blog/

Bug bounty platform HackerOne that six hackers have become millionaires after participating in the bug bounty programs managed by the platform.  The first white hat hacker that was able to earn over $1 million through HackerOne programs was Santiago Lopez from Argentina. He is a 19-year-old hacker who goes online with the moniker ‘@try_to_hack’ and is a member of the

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Are employees the weakest link in the company’s cybersecurity?

RapidVPN/ April 3, 2020/ Blog/

According to many researchers, the weakest link in cybersecurity of a company it the occupant of the space between the chair and keyboard. It seems that the phishing attacks are actually on the uptick, so the employees are a bigger security weakness than any type of technological vulnerability. As a rule, it is human nature for effective employees throughout an

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Proxy vs VPN: advantages and disadvantages

RapidVPN/ March 27, 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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Coronavirus malware scam

RapidVPN/ March 21, 2020/ Blog/

Coronavirus malware scam 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

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Emotet malware: Greta Thunberg as a lure

RapidVPN/ March 13, 2020/ Blog/

By the end of 2019, Emotet has started a new spam campaign that is luring people by using the popularity of environmental activist Greta Thunberg and her dedication to the climate movement. It seems that the users who think that they are being noted with the info about an upcoming “climate crisis” sort of demonstration, will instead find that they

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