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Hackers targeting home Wi-Fi routers to steal data
Fri 27 Aug 2021
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"Many users do nothing to protect their smart devices," says security firm.
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Cybersecurity strategies must involve every part of the organisation - study
Thu 7 Jan 2021
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In the past year, a third of the breaches incorporated social engineering techniques and the cost of a breach caused by a human error averaged to $3.33 million. 
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Women in tech: Broken rung constrains progress
Tue 5 Jan 2021
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gender bias
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While the glass ceiling is cracking, the progress is constrained by a broken rung.
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Hackers in your bedroom: Hackers targeting smart sex toys
Thu 31 Dec 2020
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sex
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A group of researchers reported vulnerabilities in an internet-enabled male chastity cage.
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NordVPN caters to growing demand with server upgrade
Wed 23 Dec 2020
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NordVPN has announced it is upgrading its network to 10Gbps servers, with the intention of bringing NordVPN users better performance and maximum speed.
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COVID-19 sees 400% surge in cyber crime
Wed 23 Dec 2020
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"The current global pandemic has restrained the world, creating a perfect environment for cybercriminals to flourish."
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Documents overtake photos in the cloud amid COVID-19
Wed 16 Dec 2020
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storage
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cloud storage
People are storing documents more often than photos and other media files in the cloud by 29% amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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40% of free VPN apps found to leak data
Mon 16 Nov 2020
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bi
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big data
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data protection
81.4 million users who downloaded free VPNs could be putting themselves at risk.
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Cybersecurity market continues meteoric ascent
Thu 22 Oct 2020
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With the increase in cyberattacks, organisations are continuing to spend more money on security. However, without a focused cybersecurity strategy, they often spend it in the wrong areas.
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NordVPN upgrades infrastructure with launch of colocated servers
Fri 9 Oct 2020
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bi
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"The greatest advantage of having colocated servers is their complete ownership, which guarantees access only by our authorised people."
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One in five employees download commercially sensitive files onto personal devices
Thu 8 Oct 2020
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Of these respondents, 40% admitted that the devices either had no password protection or no up-to-date security installed.
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Cyberattacks up 400% compared to pre-COVID-19 levels
Fri 2 Oct 2020
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Earlier this year, the FBI reported that complaints of cyberattacks received by its cyber division had risen to almost 4,000 a day.
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Employees using corporate emails for private purposes putting companies at risk
Fri 2 Oct 2020
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 A new study has revealed 40% of all corporate email breaches occurred on websites used for personal purposes.
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VPN Trust Initiative releases VPN principles for providers and users
Thu 1 Oct 2020
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The VTI Principles offer a comprehensive set of best practices for VPNs providers to bolster consumer confidence and provider accountability and ultimately increase VPN adoption and access to the technology's benefits.
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Malware and email scams targeting employees spread rapidly in Q2
Fri 18 Sep 2020
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"Businesses must stay alert and should employ defense-in-depth tactics and equip themselves with multilayered security mechanisms, including high-sensor spam filters and a VPN connection, which would prevent malicious pages from opening."
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New research reveals most desired blocked internet content
Fri 14 Aug 2020
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youtube
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censorship
"The things people search for on engines like Google, Bing, or Baidu can tell a lot about how they live," the study says.
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10 billion records sit in unsecured databases - China leads the pack
Tue 11 Aug 2020
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A white hat hacker hacker uncovered a total of 9517 unsecured databases worldwide, collectively containing more than 10 billion entries.
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New Zealand named amongst most vulnerable countries at risk of cyber attack
Thu 11 Jun 2020
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NordVPN's latest Cyber Risk Index reveals the top 10 at-risk countries for a cyber attack.
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VPN service sees 165% growth in users as remote working ramps up
Fri 20 Mar 2020
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Remote collaboration tools, virtual meeting software as well as VPNs are all seeing growth due to a surge in remote working.
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NordPass releases new features on the back of extensive audit
Thu 12 Mar 2020
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biometrics
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passwords
NordPass has launched new features for PCs and mobiles, including the ability to share passwords, as well as new mobile features and native apps.
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NordVPN launches password manager
Tue 3 Dec 2019
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encryption
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Users can download user-friendly browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Brave, Edge, and Vivaldi.
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NordVPN launches encryption tool, password manager to come
Thu 14 Nov 2019
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encryption
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A free version of NordLocker is available which gives users 5GB of encrypted data, while premium users can encrypt unlimited amounts of data.
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Hackers access NordVPN server, users unaffected
Wed 23 Oct 2019
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While being connected to the server, the hacker could only see what an ordinary ISP would see, but it could not have been personalised or linked to a particular user.
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Unsecured WiFi leaving schools vulnerable to attack
Fri 9 Aug 2019
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wireless networks
While the internet has transformed the learning process in schools, it’s also given rise to new dangerous online threats.
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