Category Archives: Blog

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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Modular Malware: The new way of stealing your data

RapidVPN/ June 27, 2019/ Blog/

Malware – malicious software that is specifically designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to a computer system. We all heard of it. It comes in different shapes and sizes. We know them as viruses, trojans, spyware, ransomware, adware, botnets. Over the years, malware evolved and became so sophisticated that some of them use different modules to alter how

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Internet hacking: 2019 forecast not so bright

RapidVPN/ June 22, 2019/ Blog/

We all know that computers are insecure and cybercrime is a significant problem. Stories about hacking and exposing a large amount of data make headlines for a few days, but they’re just the tip of a large iceberg. The risks are about to get worse. The creativity with which hackers are finding new ways to exploit vulnerabilities is progressing at

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What is the “cost” of free apps؟

RapidVPN/ June 13, 2019/ Blog/

Offering something for free is definitely one of the most effective models to attract customers. You don’t get much for free these days, so it is a pleasant surprise when something is labeled free. Let’s talk about the situation when that surprise becomes bitter. Free does not mean safe. When we use our phones, we are spending a lot of

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Facebook pushing you to better protect your account – here is why

RapidVPN/ June 6, 2019/ Blog/

Everything online is hackable. If your sensitive data are on a computer connected to the internet, they are vulnerable. Whether someone will be hacked depends on defensive technologies, user awareness, the need and skill of the hacker and the desirability of the data. For example, it is different if an attacker just wants credit-card details or looking for specific data

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10 vulnerabilities as temptation targets for malicious actors

RapidVPN/ May 30, 2019/ Blog/

Mass hacking of Word Press sites is in progress through related post plugins also known as “yuzo-related- post” and “YelowPencil” plugin putting thousands of sites at risk. Also, in the last few weeks, flaws were discovered in other plugins. Here is the complete list: Related Posts (yuzo – related – post) YellowPencil Visual CSS Style Editor (waspthemes-yellow-pencil) Yuzo Related Posts

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Cyber-crime: Webstresser.org scandal

RapidVPN/ May 23, 2019/ Blog/

Ever since the beginning of the internet, the fear of teenage hackers prevailed. It seems that the damage that kids can do is far more dangerous and serious than one would dare to think of. In order to understand this fear, it’s enough for a person to remember the disasters that were caused by Webstresser.org, the infamous website launched by

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Everything you need to know about Airplane In-flight Wi-Fi

RapidVPN/ May 16, 2019/ Blog/

Internet access has become an indispensable part of our lives that it is almost unthinkable that we can not access it wherever we are. But what if we travel by plane and find ourselves at 30,000 feet? It can be quite frustrating when you need to switch your devices off on airplanes especially on long flights. The good news is

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