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Hotspot Shield VPN for online shopping

Shopping online? Here are a few safety and security tips

Online shopping allows customers to conveniently browse through their favorite online selections in the comfort of their homes or offices, which is perfect for those who do not want commutes and long queues at checkout counters. Shopping online is not without downsides however, especially in terms of Internet safety and security. If you’re planning to […]

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7 of the most malicious ransomware strains of 2016

Around the end of September this year, Europol released a statement tagging ransomware as currently the biggest online threat for Internet users. Days prior to this announcement, popular security app developer Malwarebytes found that ransomware attacks were on the rise as 40 percent out of 500 businesses surveyed reported that they have experienced these attacks, […]

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Overlay malware: What it is and how it works

Overlay malware is a rising phishing and hacking technique that uses deception, but it’s nothing to worry about if you have a virtual private network (VPN) such as Hotspot Shield Elite, the best VPN for malware protection, on your device. What is overlay malware? You are using your favorite site or app and have just […]

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Enjoy Better Privacy and Security Online with these Tips

The Internet can be dangerous when it comes to user privacy and security. Hacking, phishing, drive-by attacks and other malicious online activities continue to plague the Internet, which is why you need to take precautions to ensure that you don’t fall victim to malware and cyberattacks. Below are 5 simple tips to try for better […]

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Secure your online sessions using the best malware protection VPN

Before You Torrent…Protect Yourself Against RAUM-Enabled Malware

If you’re one of those Internet users who only consume online content through torrent sites like The Pirate Bay, btjunkie and TorrentHound, you may have to think again the next time you hit the download button. A new tool that streamlines the active spreading of malware via torrent sites is currently in heavy circulation in […]

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Hotspot Shield Back to School Wifi

Back to School? Get the Most out of Wi-Fi with Hotspot Shield VPN

It’s the start of a new academic year! You might be busy preparing for the new academic year ahead, buying the perfect bag to carry all your school essentials, picking the right notebooks and pens, and even planning what to wear on your first day. While you’re at it, why don’t you also get a […]

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Best VPN for Malware Protection

How Hackers use the Delilah Malware for Blackmail

A new strain of malware is raising the eyebrows of the security community, with long term consequences for any infected users. Known as “Delilah,” the malicious software is said to seed itself into the system of a user, remaining dormant within folders and collecting sensitive data to be used for blackmail later on. The Delilah […]

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What Do College Students Think About Online Privacy & Security?

There is a widespread belief that young people care little about online privacy and security. If Millennials truly cared about their privacy, they wouldn’t share so much personal information freely over the internet, the argument goes. To find out the truth, we polled 1200+ students at 523 colleges and universities in the US and UK* […]

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David Gorodyansky on Bloomberg TV: Secure Your Online Presence

Yesterday, CEO of AnchorFree, David Gorodyansky discusses about the company’s history, the Hotspot Shield technology and how to secure your online presence. Everything that we do on the internet (from checking our bank accounts to surfing the web) is being tracked by websites, online advertisers or malicious hackers. This invades your online privacy and also […]

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