February 11, 2020

Tik Tok’s Security Flaw Creates Gateway for Hackers

Another week, and another huge security flaw in a popular smartphone app. This time, it’s with TikTok, a video sharing app owned by Chinese company ByteDance.  By exploiting the flaw, cybersecurity firm Check Point Research found that it was possible to send users messages that appeared to come from TikTok. When a user […]
February 7, 2020

The Future of Streaming: A Security Perspective

Streaming is now ubiquitous across the entertainment industry. But as the Internet becomes ever more interconnected, and especially as the Internet of Things becomes more vulnerable to hacking, specific cybersecurity strategies need to be taken to ensure user privacy and credential security in the face of growing digital crime. Streaming services, if not […]
September 8, 2019

How ICT Developments Affect Cybercrime in Malaysia

Who robs a bank anymore when you can just do it over a computer? The digitalisation of everything in our lives enables cybercrime to spread like wildfire. The cybercrime business is no longer what you imagine; operations carried out in dingy basements by a group of computer geeks. Cybercrime can now go from […]
June 22, 2019

How To Prevent Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware really came into light in 2017 during the rapid spread of WannaCry and Petya/NotPetya. Since then, it has turned into a major concern for organisations, businesses, or regular netizens like you and me. Companies are said to lose about $400 billion to hackers each year (and this was based on 2015 figures!) […]
May 28, 2019

6 Bad Internet Habits You Have That’s Jeopardising Your Safety

Most of us are probably guilty of committing a couple of these bad online behaviours. Whether we keep these habits knowingly out of laziness, or unconsciously because we are not aware they are bad habits, BolehVPN is here to remind you that these are some things you may be doing that could be […]
March 31, 2019

What Is Web Isolation?

Almost every company in this increasingly digitalised future depends on the Internet to sustain their business. And no Internet experience is complete without using a web browser as its window to the World Wide Web. This is something cyber criminals are more than aware of, which makes aiming at employee web browsers such […]
March 16, 2019

Why You Should Never Store Autofill Passwords on Your Browser

Like most of your website visits, your browsing sessions probably begin at the login page where you are required to fill in your details to log in. After you hit enter, you might often see a small window pop up asking you if you would like the site to remember your details for […]
February 22, 2019

HTTPS vs VPN: Why You Need a VPN If HTTPS Is Secure

HTTPS vs VPN; they are two different things but both serve the purpose of your Internet protection. In fact, both should be used together when surfing the web as they cannot be substituted for one another.   HTTPS HTTPS also stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. You can tell when a website is […]