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McAfee are urging business to execute their contigency plans as the End of Windows XP support signals threat to enterprises. (image credit: Google Maps)

End of Windows XP support signals threat to enterprises

April 14, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

End of support for Windows XP which was scheduled for April 8 has exposed many businesses to security breaches as vulnerabilities are made public, but patches are no longer available. Any vulnerabilities found in Windows XP will not be fixed by a security update and Microsoft has also discontinued technical support, meaning any business running ...

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Kaspersky Lab has obtained a patent for a method of detecting malware that has been masked by rootkits (image: Charlie Fripp)

Kaspersky Lab obtains patent for detecting malware

April 9, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab has obtained a patent for a method of detecting malware that has been masked by rootkits – special programmes capable of altering the outcomes of system functions. Patent no. 8677492 issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office describes...

Kaspersky Lab has obtained a patent for a method of detecting malware that has been masked by rootkits (image: Charlie Fripp)

Kaspersky gains patent for cloud protection

April 4, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab has announced that it has obtained a patent for a method of protecting cloud services used by antivirus solution developers to more effectively combat cyber-threats and prevent the illegitimate use of cloud services by cybercriminals. Patent no....

Sergey Lozhkin, Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab (image: Kaspersky Lab)

One third of all phishing attacks aimed at stealing money

April 3, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

According to the data collected for Kaspersky Lab’s study Financial cyber threats in 2013, cybercriminals are trying harder than ever to acquire confidential user information and steal money from bank accounts by creating fake sites mimicking financial...

McAfee are urging business to execute their contigency plans as the End of Windows XP support signals threat to enterprises. (image credit: Google Maps)

Advanced Evasion Techniques causing confusing among CIOs

March 31, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

A new report by McAfee, a division of Intel Security, examines the controversy and confusion surrounding Advanced Evasion Techniques (AETs), and the role that they play in Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). A Vanson Bourne study, commissioned by McAfee,...

Sergey Lozhkin, Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab (image: Kaspersky Lab)

“Hidden” internet growing rapidly

March 26, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Everyday millions of internet users blissfully surf their Facebook pages, post updates on Twitter or search for recipes online. Many use search engines such as Google or Yahoo to navigate their way around the millions of websites on offer – but there is a...

Tatyana Shcherbakova, Senior Spam Analyst at Kaspersky Lab (image: Kaspersky Lab)

Most spam in February targeted Valentine’s Day

March 26, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

According to Kaspersky Lab, a large portion of malicious attachments in February’s spam came in emails allegedly sent by women who wanted to make new friends in the run-up to Valentine’s Day. Some attackers went even further by trying to entice...

Cisco has released its results and analysts believe the network company is focused on the increased uptake of cloud computing across Africa going forward. (Image source: Google/newsroom.cisco.com)

SA: Businesses face unprecedented levels of cyber attacks

March 25, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African businesses face unprecedented levels of cyber-attacks, as global security vulnerabilities and threats against systems, applications, and personal networks have reached their highest-ever recorded level, Cisco has announced in the Cisco 2014...

the firm found that two thirds of Nigeria’s Internet users are less concerned about Cyber threats. (image: Shutterstock)

88% of Nigerians want laws against cyber attacks

March 17, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

Centrex Ethical Lab, a Nigerian Cyber security firm, carried out a survey on Nigeria’s Internet Users during Cyber Security Awareness Month in September 2013 in collaboration with eCore Techno Solutions India, TechTelling Nigeria – focused on...

McAfee are urging business to execute their contigency plans as the End of Windows XP support signals threat to enterprises. (image credit: Google Maps)

50% of adults send, receive sexual content- Mcafee

March 11, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

McAfee released the findings from its 2014 Love, Relationships & Technology survey, and found that almost half of all adults send or receive sexually suggestive content, and 38% have shared passwords. For a second year in a row, the security experts...