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Charging mobile devices could put data at risk

May 27, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Smartphones can be compromised when charged using a standard USB connection connected to a computer, Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered in a proof-of-concept experiment. The researchers are now evaluating what the impact of such an incident might be. Have you ever wondered how safe your smartphone and data are when you connect the device to [&hellip...

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Understanding the risk and cost of a DDoS attack

May 23, 2016 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Today, more and more companies are outsourcing their online operations, such as websites, e-commerce, e-mail and domain name system (DNS), to focus on core business activities and lower costs. As a result, hosting providers are experiencing double-digit...

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Scammers selling counterfeit tickets to upcoming Olympic Games

May 23, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab experts found the first spam emails mentioning the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in early 2015, a year before the event is set to take place. The majority of spam emails are in English, but some are also in Portuguese because of the location...

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Addressing the threat of cyber-crime in the digital era

May 19, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Many researchers now estimate the scale of the global cybercrime business to be greater than that of drug trafficking. Kaspersky Labs’ recent survey revealed that 9 out of 10 companies have already been a target of cybercrime, in some shape or form. Many of...

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Top 5 tips on how to spot a Facebook scam

May 16, 2016 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Hoaxes are all over Facebook and with users often encouraged or forced via hijacks and hacks to share and like content, it will often seem like the hoax has been personally vouched for by your friend, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO, ESET Southern Africa....

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Ransomware: African Businesses continue to be at high risk

May 12, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ransomware: African Businesses continue to be at high risk

Over the last 12 months, there has been a 16% increase in ransomare attacks, a Data Breach Investigation Report by Verizon, has revealed. Ransomware is a hot topic because of the organisations being targeted and because of how prevalent it has become. The...

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Commercial security: it’s all about integration these days

May 9, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Commercial security: it’s all about integration these days

Owners and operators of commercial facilities are no longer looking for individual security solutions. Today they want a package that offers all the aspects of security they need. Whether a property is owner-occupied or tenant-occupied, providing the most...

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Spearphishing – the prelude to bigger things

May 6, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Spearphishing – the prelude to bigger things

Spearphishing can be the start of a bigger attack and difficult to defend against, but by encouraging customers to employ robust security training and policies MSPs can help companies become more secure, says Ian Trump. While we’ve become very effective at...

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Why IT security experts feel unprepared for email attacks

May 6, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Why IT security experts feel unprepared for email attacks

IT security experts are feeling increasingly unprepared and too out-of-date to reasonably defend against email-based threats, with a late 2015 finding that only 35% of its respondents were confident of their preparedness to deal with email attacks. The global...

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Banking security in Africa reaching a tipping point?

May 5, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Banking security in Africa reaching a tipping point?

Entersekt CEO, Schalk Nolte, looks at the growing security risks for banks and financial institutions in Africa and explains why complacency is no longer an option. Despite some consolidation in the African banking market, most of the banks we are speaking to...

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Security Hardening of Windows by Reducing Privileged Access

April 25, 2016 • Enterprise, Enterprise Architecture, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Security Hardening of Windows by Reducing Privileged Access

As I tour the world helping Active Directory administrators, security professionals, and auditors secure their Windows environment, I often get questions about privileged access. The questions usually are about how privileges are granted and how an...

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Discussing Data Security: On and Offline in Africa

April 22, 2016 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Discussing Data Security: On and Offline in Africa

To keep up with technology and improve efficiencies, companies are constantly replacing outdated IT equipment. However, this creates a challenge as large amounts of excess electronics must be managed and disposed of properly. The problem with IT asset...

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Security issues in Smart Transport Monitoring System found

April 21, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Security issues in Smart Transport Monitoring System found

In an attempt to explore security issues in smart city transport infrastructure and give recommendations on how to address them, a Kaspersky Lab Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT) expert has conducted field research into the specific type of road...

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Cybersecurity education is a crucial investment for CIOs

April 20, 2016 • Education, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cybersecurity education is a crucial investment for CIOs

While the threat of cyber attacks continues to grow, the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC) suggest that many organisations in South Africa are struggling to get even the basic safeguards in place in order to protect their...

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Staying one step ahead of information security threats

April 19, 2016 • Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Staying one step ahead of information security threats

In the recent Price Waterhouse Coopers’ Global State of Information Security Survey 2016, 41.44% of companies in South Africa and the Middle East reported that they had detected 50 or more cybersecurity incidents in the past 12 months. This was in...

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How to secure the Smart City of the future

April 13, 2016 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on How to secure the Smart City of the future

Car navigation systems that can predict where and when traffic jams might occur, by siphoning data from sensors in roads and other vehicles. Cameras that can spot litter in public places and call in the cleaning crew. Self-adjusting street lamps. These are...

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