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Data breaches increase almost three times globally
Fri, 4th Aug 2023
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
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data breach
A total of 110.8 million accounts were breached in Q2 2023, with the US ranking first and amounting to almost half of all breaches from April through June.
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Surfshark releases fake news filter for Chrome and Firefox
Mon, 7th Mar 2022
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cloud services
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vpn
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privacy
In a bid to prevent the spread of misinformation, Surfshark has announced the release of its fake news warning (FNW) extension for Chrome and Firefox.
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VPNs are the MVPs, so what exactly can they help you with?
Fri, 11th Feb 2022
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bi
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big data
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vpn
Using a VPN can help you get cheaper flights and hide from your ISP. Find out how this tool can protect your privacy and access better deals.
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Study: Rideshare apps hungry for customers personal data
Fri, 28th Jan 2022
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cloud services
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uber
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advertising
Data has revealed the most data-hungry rideshare apps on the market, along with other surprising results around their safety and reliability.
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Surfshark adds a website safety warning feature to its browser extension
Thu, 20th Jan 2022
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vpn
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dark web
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online safety
Surfshark created website safety warning feature that encourages people to be more mindful about the data they are giving to websites and digital platforms.
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Surfshark launches tool to stop personal info being sold by data brokers
Thu, 6th Jan 2022
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cybersecurity
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online tools
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retail
Cybersecurity company Surfshark has released Incogni, a tool that helps prevent personal information from being stored and sold by data brokers.
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Hackers leak 5 million email addresses daily - reports
Tue, 9th Nov 2021
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privacy
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cios
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data leak
Hackers leak around 5.5 million email addresses daily, with passwords attached, according to research by cybersecurity firm Surfshark.
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Data requests to Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft triple as surveillance escalates
Thu, 1st Jul 2021
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microsoft
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apple
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surveillance
Global user data surveillance has increased for the seventh consecutive year, with data requests to tech giants tripling from 2013 to 2019.
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Surfshark rolls out WireGuard open source VPN protocol
Wed, 21st Oct 2020
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vpn
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open source
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retail
When there is less code in a VPN, it is less susceptible to security vulnerabilities due to easier configuration and management, according to Surfshark.
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Remote working tips from a cybersecurity advisor
Tue, 14th Apr 2020
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vpn
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wfh
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smart home
As remote working becomes the norm, companies must protect their data and consider the environment of their workers. A New Zealand VPN can make a difference.
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COVID-19: Surfshark joins growing list of companies offering free services
Mon, 23rd Mar 2020
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vpn
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Surfshark extends free VPNs to SMEs, bolstering cybersecurity for remote work amid COVID-19.