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Why online dating this valentines day might be risky

February 11, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Various online dating companies in the United States of America have reported that a surge in user growth is generally experienced at the start of a New Year. Match.com specifically stated that the company expects a 60% increase in new members between Christmas Day and Valentine’s Day. With February being the month of love for [&hellip...

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Adwind malware hits over 400000 users

February 9, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team has published extensive research on the Adwind Remote Access Tool (RAT), a cross-platform, multifunctional malware programme also known as AlienSpy, Frutas, Unrecom, Sockrat, JSocket and jRat, and which is...

Bernard Matthewman CEO Interswitch East Africa with   Charles Ifedi (2nd Left) Verve International CEO,  Richard Coate (3rd L)  Verve (K)Country Manager and Mitchell Elegbe Interswitch Group CEO during recent launch of the Verve card in Nairobi

Kenya: Interswitch to launch new fraud control systems

February 5, 2016 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Interswitch East Africa- has today announced plans to introduce two advanced fraud control systems in Kenya known as Card Control and Scorebridge intended to further enhance fraud security for cardholders and financial institutions. The card based fraud...

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Understanding Dictionary Attacks

February 4, 2016 • SecurityComments (0)

All is quiet in the library. As sleepy hours of research linger on, suddenly, out of nowhere, a rabid librarian appears. With a blood curdling scream, wielding a large dictionary, she bears down on you like a speeding bullet. In the moments that follow you...

Gemalto's visa management system simplifies and speeds up the issuance of visas, e-Visas and resident’s permits. (Image: Libreville, Gabon. Credit: Wikipedia)

Gabon inks deal with Gemalto for visa system

February 2, 2016 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Gemalto, a digital security provider, has been selected as end-to-end solution provider by Gabon’s Department of Homeland Security to supply and implement a fully integrated border and visa management system. The new scheme will strengthen national...

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Namibia still a top target for cybercriminals

January 29, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Namibia still a top target for cybercriminals

Check Point Software Technologies has revealed that Namibia was the country most targeted by cybercriminals during December 2015, after being second most attacked in November. Seven African countries appeared among the top 20 most-attacked nations (out of...

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Do parents do enough to protect kids online?

January 27, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Do parents do enough to protect kids online?

Despite almost half (47%) of parents in South Africa believing that the threats facing their children online are increasing – from cyberbullying to inappropriate content – not much more than a third (38%) guides their children by talking to them about the...

POPI Act

Get a head start on POPI with these 5 tips

January 26, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Get a head start on POPI with these 5 tips

Cybercrime cost the South African economy approximately R5.8 billion in 2014. Addressing the substantial financial impact of cybercrime on South African businesses has been quite critical, especially of late, as the cost and impact of cybercrime continues to...

Mobile security

Top 10 tips on how to protect your device from malware

January 26, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 tips on how to protect your device from malware

Mobile malware is on the increase and the purpose of almost all of it is to generate income for cybercriminals. Some malware can monitor devices for banking transactions, gathering sensitive details like passwords and account numbers. Quite common is malware...

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Cisco security report reveals decline in defender confidence

January 25, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco security report reveals decline in defender confidence

The Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report, which examines threat intelligence and cybersecurity trends, reveals that only 45 percent of organizations worldwide are confident in their security posture as today’s attackers launch more sophisticated, bold and...

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New malware targets Android users for financial gain

January 25, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on New malware targets Android users for financial gain

Kaspersky Lab’s Anti-Malware Research team has discovered Asacub – a new malware that targets Android users for financial gain. When first identified, Asacub displayed all the signs of an information stealing malware; however some versions of the Trojan...

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2016 to be a challenging year for security in Africa

January 20, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 2016 to be a challenging year for security in Africa

It is a fact that cyber attacks are growing more sophisticated. Protecting a company’s information and data seems to be an arduous and complicated task, and finding trained personnel willing to combat continuing attacks gets more difficult all the time....

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Email security – it’s up to the CIO and CEO!

January 20, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Email security – it’s up to the CIO and CEO!

Email is a vital communication medium for business but it also creates a doorway for potentially undesirable elements – from spam and malware to phishers and malicious threats. While email security has traditionally been the territory of the IT department,...

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Lagos event to showcase solution for cybercrime in Nigeria

January 20, 2016 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Lagos event to showcase solution for cybercrime in Nigeria

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are a reality and the African continent has seen an immense increase in these types of cyber incidents. Nigeria has been one of the worst hit countries during the past couple of months, according to Arbor Networks....

Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report

Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report Revealed

January 20, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report Revealed

The Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report, which examines threat intelligence and cybersecurity trends, revealed that only 45 percent of organizations worldwide are confident in their security posture as today’s attackers launch more sophisticated, bold and...

Panda Security

What are the main security threats for 2016?

January 11, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments (1)

Panda Security has revealed its predictions regarding the main problems that could affect IT security in 2016. The coming year will be filled with threats that could affect private users and small businesses, as well as large corporations… This is...