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Cybersecurity
Hackers targeting home Wi-Fi routers to steal data
"Many users do nothing to protect their smart devices," says security firm.
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Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity strategies must involve every part of the organisation - study
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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Gender bias
Women in tech: Broken rung constrains progress
While the glass ceiling is cracking, the progress is constrained by a broken rung.
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Sex
Hackers in your bedroom: Hackers targeting smart sex toys
A group of researchers reported vulnerabilities in an internet-enabled male chastity cage.
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Cybersecurity
NordVPN caters to growing demand with server upgrade
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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Cybercrime
COVID sees 400% surge in cyber crime
"The current global pandemic has restrained the world, creating a perfect environment for cybercriminals to flourish."
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Storage
Documents overtake photos in the cloud amid COVID-19
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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VPN
40% of free VPN apps found to leak data
81.4 million users who downloaded free VPNs could be putting themselves at risk.
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Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity market continues meteoric ascent
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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Colocation
NordVPN upgrades infrastructure with launch of colocated servers
"The greatest advantage of having colocated servers is their complete ownership, which guarantees access only by our authorised people."
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VPN
One in five employees download commercially sensitive files onto personal devices
Of these respondents, 40% admitted that the devices either had no password protection or no up-to-date security installed.
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Cybersecurity
Cyberattacks up 400% compared to pre-COVID-19 levels
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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Email Security
Employees using corporate emails for private purposes putting companies at risk
 A new study has revealed 40% of all corporate email breaches occurred on websites used for personal purposes.
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VPN
VPN Trust Initiative releases VPN principles for providers and users
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
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."
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VPN
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.
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Cybersecurity
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.
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Cybersecurity
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.
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VPN
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.
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Passwords
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.
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Encryption
NordVPN launches password manager
Users can download user-friendly browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Brave, Edge, and Vivaldi.
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Encryption
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.
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VPN
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.
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Cybersecurity
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.