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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Data Center Tiers, and why they matter?

RapidVPN/ October 3, 2019/ Blog/

According to Wikipedia‘s definition, a data center is a repository that houses computing facilities like servers, routers, switches, and firewalls, as well as supporting components like backup equipment, fire suppression facilities, and air conditioning. A data center may be complex (dedicated building) or simple (an area or room that houses only a few servers). Additionally, a data center may be

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The “No More Ransom” Initiative

RapidVPN/ September 19, 2019/ Blog/

As the threat of ransomware is escalating quickly and isn’t dying anytime soon, it is upon organizations to join forces and to combat the malware as best as they can. In some of the recent studies, Google concluded that “ransomware is here to stay”. The way to fight those threats for an individual is keeping systems up-to-date and security patches

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Steam vulnerability exposes gamers to hacking

RapidVPN/ September 12, 2019/ Blog/

The Steam affair has been known for quite a while now – at the beginning of the year, a white hat hacker Vasily Kravets discovered that the major gaming platform with millions of users suffered from an extreme security vulnerability. Kravets discovered that cybercriminals can abuse Steam to run malicious code with many administrative rights on Windows machines. As he

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