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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 releases safe browser for Windows Phone

March 10, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab has announced the release of its free Kaspersky Safe Browser for Windows Phone app, to safeguard web surfing on smartphones running Microsoft’s mobile OS. The application is now available for download from Windows Phone Store. The new solution boasts protection against phishing, a widespread threat that affects PCs and mobile devices alike....

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Panda Security partners with iWayAfrica in Kenya

February 26, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

iWayAfrica Limited, a Pan-African corporate data provider, has partnered with Panda Security to extend its range of cloud offerings, providing its business customers with Panda Security’s cloud-based security products. The two companies see the partnership...

Bitdefender, a creator of antivirus software solutions, announces the new Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android (image: Bitdefender)

Bitdefender launches for Android

February 25, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

Bitdefender, a creator of antivirus software solutions, has announced the new Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android, fortified with smart anti-theft capabilities, enhanced privacy protection, a sleek new interface and battery-saving agility. Awarded for...

Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, said that data still needs to be tapped in the sector. (Image source: File)

Ghana mobilises specialised unit to protect its cyberspace

February 21, 2014 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Ghanaian government is confident that the recently established national Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) project will serve as effective protection of the West African country’s cyberspace. Local media have said the Project is scheduled to be...

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

Malicious Android apps hits 10 million

February 13, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

By late January 2014, Kaspersky Lab had accumulated about 200,000 unique samples of mobile malware, up 34% from November 2013 – two months earlier over 148,000 samples had been recorded. Cyber-scammers are continuing to focus their attention on Android...

Whistleblower Edward Snowden (image: Wired)

Security in a post-Snowden world

February 11, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

Many organisations are rightly concerned about the wave of revelations since mid-2013 that US agencies have been spying on just about all forms of global communications. Since whistleblower Edward Snowden went public with details of the US National Security...

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

Top cyber-espionage operation uncovered

February 11, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab’s security research team has announced the discovery of “The Mask” (aka Careto), an advanced Spanish-language speaking threat actor that has been involved in global cyber-espionage operations since at least 2007. What makes The Mask...

Sophos Naked Security blog today revealed the Dirty Dozen top spam-relaying nations (image: Sophos)

USA stays top of Spampionship’s Dirty Dozen nations

February 10, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

Sophos Naked Security blog today revealed the Dirty Dozen top spam-relaying nations, as it published the final “Spampionship” league table of 2013. Once again, it was the USA which earned the league’s top spot, generating 14.5 percent of the total...

Microsoft South African has warned of an ongoing phone scam (image: Microsoft)

South Africa: Microsoft warns of local phone scam

February 6, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Microsoft South Africa is once again warning local consumers to be cautious of a reoccurring phone scam, which has left the wallets of unsuspecting consumers hundreds and in some instances thousands of Rands lighter. Cybercriminals and scammers make use of...

Security service experts have explained why anti-virus alone simply cannot measure up to the complexity of today's cyber threats. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

Why anti-virus alone is no silver bullet

February 4, 2014 • Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The high profile hacks that have flooded the news over the last year have shown that traditional security measures are no longer a match for the complex threats of today. Any business that relies only on anti-virus (AV) to secure its systems and endpoints is...