If there were a way to inject internet straight into one’s bloodstream, ones and zeros would course through Bojan’s veins. Bojan eats, lives, and breathes online both professionally as a cybersecurity reporter and privately as an avid gamer. Bojan learned the dangers of malicious online agents the hard way. He fell victim to a ransomware attack that corrupted years’ worth of research data. The jolting experience made him realize that even the most experienced individuals can fall prey to criminals, if they forgo the basic tenets of online safety. He joined the DataProt team to inform the uninformed and help them avoid the mistakes that cost him a whole lot of stress.
Antivirus software vendors to continue supporting Windows 7
The beloved Windows 7 might have reached its end of life date, but all major antivirus companies confirmed that they will continue supporting the operating system for at least two more years. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that it was ending extended support for customers still using Win
Firefox and Chrome remove thousands of malicious browser extensions
Both Mozilla and Google are stepping efforts to clampdown on web browser extensions that steal data, execute malicious code and perform other harmful actions.   For its part, Google disabled all extensions with a monetary component, including those that are paid-for, offer in-browser transactio
Russian hacker pleads guilty to running a black market website
A 29-year-old Russian national accused of running an online criminal marketplace devoted to credit card fraud and other cybercrimes pleaded guilty last week.  According to the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, Aleksei Burkov was charged with conspiring to commit comput
Shlayer trojan now spreading through YouTube and Wikipedia
The adware-dropping Shlayer Trojan accounted for nearly 30% of all attacks on macOS devices throughout last year.  Researchers at Kaspersky Labs identified Shlayer as the most common threat to target its macOS userbase over the course of the last two years. The security firm said that one in ten
Gaming statistics: from the depths of Spacewar to the peaks of Fortnite
Check out DataProt's list of the best VPNs for gaming. The creators of the first known video game to be played at multiple computer installations had no idea they had become pioneers in one of the biggest industries of the 21st century. The year was 1962, and the MIT students created Spacewar! F
Microsoft’s customer service database leaked online
Microsoft exposed nearly 250 million customer records, spanning 14 years, by making the data accessible to anyone with a web browser.  Comparitech researchers discovered the massive batch of exposed data that contained customer support logs and other sensitive information, which could have been
Vine’s out, the new thing is TikTok – Statistics for 2020
Check out DataProt's guides for the best smartphone security software: Best VPN for Android Best VPN for iOS Best Antivirus for Android The internet goes crazy for short videos. First there was Vine. Then everyone raved about Snapchat, with its “blink and you’ll miss it” format.
Hacker leaks over 500,000 Telnet credentials for IoT devices
A hacker published a trove of credentials for more than 515,000 servers, IOT devices and routers in what is being described as one of the biggest leaks to date. The list, published on a popular hacking forum, exposes usernames, passwords, and IP addresses. The hacker, who himself runs a DDoS-f
Ubisoft files lawsuit against DDoS attackers  
Ubisoft filed a lawsuit against the owners of SNG.ONE, an alleged distributed denial-of-service attack website. The lawsuit filed in a California court last week lists a number of people from across the globe as defendants.  Ubisoft is behind blockbuster video game franchises like Far Cry, Rainb
You won’t need to filter these Snapchat statistics!
Check out DataProt's guides for the best smartphone security software: Best VPN for Android Best VPN for iOS Best Antivirus for Android In a world where everything on the internet stays on the internet, an app that deletes photos once you’ve seen them sounds like a silly idea. Who
It’s rewind time! Check out an amazing year in YouTube statistics
Ever since the first cat-playing-piano video surfaced online, these fluffballs have ruled the internet. Today, there is no better way to share funny clips of your pet riding a Roomba than via YouTube. A website that started out with a clip of a guy standing next to a bunch of elephants at the San Di
Google brings its security keys to iPhone
iPhone users can now employ their devices as a physical security key for logging into first-party Google services.  The tech giant extended its Advanced Protection Program to include the iPhone platform, adding another log-in factor to the sign-in process. The two-factor authentication serves as