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Malware and email scams targeting employees spread rapidly in Q2
"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."
New research reveals most desired blocked internet content
"The things people search for on engines like Google, Bing, or Baidu can tell a lot about how they live," the study says.
10 billion records sit in unsecured databases - China leads the pack
A white hat hacker hacker uncovered a total of 9517 unsecured databases worldwide, collectively containing more than 10 billion entries.
New Zealand named amongst most vulnerable countries at risk of cyber attack
NordVPN's latest Cyber Risk Index reveals the top 10 at-risk countries for a cyber attack.
VPN service sees 165% growth in users as remote working ramps up
Remote collaboration tools, virtual meeting software as well as VPNs are all seeing growth due to a surge in remote working.
NordPass releases new features on the back of extensive audit
NordPass has launched new features for PCs and mobiles, including the ability to share passwords, as well as new mobile features and native apps.
NordVPN launches password manager
Users can download user-friendly browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Brave, Edge, and Vivaldi.
NordVPN launches encryption tool, password manager to come
A free version of NordLocker is available which gives users 5GB of encrypted data, while premium users can encrypt unlimited amounts of data.
Hackers access NordVPN server, users unaffected
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.
Unsecured WiFi leaving schools vulnerable to attack
While the internet has transformed the learning process in schools, it’s also given rise to new dangerous online threats.
NordVPN dives into password management
NordPass will remember and autosave all passwords, autofill online forms, and allow users to save private notes.
NordVPN: Are kids’ smart toys spying on you?
Any internet-connected toys that have cameras, microphones, or location tracking may put children’s or parents’ privacy and safety at risk.
NordVPN announces new file encryption tool
NordLocker will be a file encryption app for macOS and Windows that will encrypt files stored on a computer or in the cloud.
Are WiFi networks putting you at risk?
WiFi names can often be simple, quirky, or downright bizarre – but did you know those names are all it takes for somebody to find out exactly where you live?
Keep security in check when doing your mobile banking
Most mobile banking attacks happen through social engineering, which is when people are manipulated to hand over their usernames and passwords to cybercriminals.
NordVPN rounds up the worst data breaches of 2018
In 2018, over a billion people’s data was compromised, according to NordVPN.
NordVPN launches dedicated Linux app
Most VPN providers offer Linux connectivity without the app support, and that is not always the easiest way, especially for beginners.
Facebook app shares your data with phone manufacturers - time to say 'I quit'?
According to NordVPN, Facebook’s data harvesting, sharing, and profit goes far beyond Cambridge Analytica.
Android apps can track network connections - is it time to use a VPN?
“Apps can monitor network activity even without requesting any sensitive permissions."
Cybercrime: What to expect for the rest of 2017 and how to prepare
So far this year we have already borne witness to a multitude of serious cybercrime. NordVPN has provided insights for what the second half may hold.
Internet users still trust big email providers - despite major breaches
Internet users still trust global email providers like Yahoo, Gmail and Outlook but don’t know quite as much about privacy-focused services.
NordVPN comments on the internet's 28th birthday: 'Why are we still being watched?'
“VPNs are a solution for people to stay private online while the governments realise that a number of recent laws are too intrusive."
NordVPN's top tips to help you stay savvy about your internet privacy
“Online and offline factors are often combined: such as browsing history with physical location, commute to work and vacation travel.."
Can you ever be truly anonymous online?
"Privacy issues have taken another shape completely over the past year."