VPN for ransomware

Protect yourself from the Locky ransomware via a VPN

If you’re the type of Internet user to quickly open image files on social media channels such as Facebook Messenger, you may need to think twice the next time you do so. This is because Locky, an infamous ransomware strain, is currently being circulated around social media platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn via an […]

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Things we are thankful for in cyber security and Net Neutrality

The year 2016 has been a tumultuous year for Internet users all over the world. We saw the rise of ransomware as a formidable online threat. More vulnerabilities were found and exploited in infrastructures that banks employ to protect our money. Social engineering is becoming even more complex, and therefore more effective, especially when carried […]

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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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Hotspot Shield ransomware protection VPN

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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VPN for malware protection

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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Play Titanfall 2 with Hotspot Shield VPN

Get more out of Titanfall 2 with Hotspot Shield VPN

Titanfall 2 was among the most highly anticipated videogame releases of 2016. Developed by Respawn and EA as a follow up to the original game released in March 2014, Titanfall 2 took all the great features that made the original game great and added improvements to provide a better experience for users. Players who enjoyed […]

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Best places for Black Friday online shopping

Best places for Black Friday online shopping deals

Opting for Black Friday online shopping to avoid the long lines and the trouble of physically going to stores? We got you covered! To help you find the best online deals and discounts as we go through the days leading to Thanksgiving and Black Friday, we put together a quick guide on the most prominent […]

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VPN for livestreaming Thanksgiving football matches

Football games to watch on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day can mean a lot of things to different people. For many, it’s that time of the year for catch up conversations with family members. For some, it’s all about roast turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. For others, it’s one whole day of Thanksgiving Day football matches. Not everyone will be able to […]

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