Security threats rank as top reason not to use illegal software

July 18, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

Computer users cite the risk of security threats from malware as the top reason not to use unlicensed software. Among their specific concerns are intrusions by hackers and loss of data. Yet 34 percent of the software installed on personal computers in South Africa in 2013 was not properly licensed. These and other findings released ...

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Kaspersky Lab: financial institutions tolerate cybercrime loss

July 16, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a recently conducted survey by Kaspersky Lab, together with B2B International in 2014, 52% of financial companies reimburse customer losses caused by Internet fraud without actually investigating the circumstances. Almost a third of companies...

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Kaspersky Lab: Cybercriminals can take advantage of cloud services

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

Although cloud-based file storage services have long been popular among Internet users, the indisputable convenience of such services is to some extent offset by a number of risks. For example, many users often follow the advice of gurus and store scans of...

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Kaspersky Lab: Connected cars a reality, but are they secure?

July 8, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Connected vehicles are now a reality; however, what are the risks involved when owning one? Privacy, software updates and car-oriented mobile apps in connected cars are three areas where cyber criminals could potentially launch attacks. Kaspersky Lab and IAB...

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Zambia focusing on protecting youth online

July 7, 2014 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The drafting process of Zambia’s national child online protection strategy has commenced. The strategy, put together by the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA), is expected to avoid exposing youths to dangerous and...

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Kaspersky Lab: Miniduke attacks are back in force

July 4, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered that the old style Miniduke implants from 2013 are still around and are being used in active campaigns that target governments and other entities. In addition, Miniduke’s new platform – BotGenStudio – may be...

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Kaspersky Lab warns of rise in malware capable of stealing money

July 3, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Users in Brazil, Russia and Italy were most frequently attacked by financial malware, however, users in the African continent showed lower statistics than those of the aforementioned countries. This is according to Kaspersky Lab’s latest monthly report on...

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Vodacom named official Samsung KNOX reseller

July 1, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom has been appointed as the official KNOX reseller by Samsung South Africa. The reseller agreement is expected to enable the service provider to offer its clients a seamless experience, providing a single point of contact for KNOX licenses and Samsung...

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Don’t get caught by online World Cup scams

June 30, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Football fans have found themselves looking for live streams of the World Cup on the internet recently. However, looking for live broadcasts on the Internet can cost money or leave a malicious programme on your computer. Dmitry Bestuzhev at Kaspersky Lab,...

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Cloud misconceptions: keeping it secure

June 20, 2014 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments (0)

Cloud computing is secure. There, I’ve said it. It may sound like an obvious thing to say for someone who works at a company specialising in ensuring a smooth, reliable and secure network, but there are still misconceptions about cloud security. The...

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SA IT must advance to counter advanced threats

June 19, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Multi-layered targeted offences are being mounted against selected victims, and few enterprises have the security in place to withstand these attacks, says Networks Unlimited. Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director of Fortinet distributor, Networks Unlimited, says...

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Top 8 tips to prevent cybercrime

June 11, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

As digital consumers, we use the internet every day in order to access social media, do personal or business banking, book a holiday, and get the latest updates on news and sporting events. We perform so many tasks using the internet, believing that it is...

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How to use ATMs in Brazil safely- infographic

June 5, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

If you still haven’t decided on how you plan to pay your bills while you’re in Brazil (should you be going) – cash or credit card – it is  time to do so. Kaspersky Lab warns that Brazil has some of the most creative and active criminal’s...

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Why Two Factor Authentication is a must for any business

May 26, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

The repercussions of an online attack could be detrimental to a business, with both financial as well as reputation loss at stake, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO of ESET. With Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Mobility and Cloud software becoming a standard for...

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McAfee offers free protection

May 21, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

McAfee, part of Intel Security, has announced the latest version of McAfee Mobile Security that now enables consumers to instantly run free privacy and security scans. These scans allow users to identify apps that are over sharing personal information. It...

Kaspersky Lab’s heuristic detection protection subsystem has successfully blocked attacks via a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash (image: Charlie Fripp)

Kaspersky Lab discovers vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player

May 5, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab’s heuristic detection protection subsystem has successfully blocked attacks via a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash software. Kaspersky Lab researchers discovered this loophole, which was targeted by exploits distributed via a legitimate...