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Security research in SA uncovers heightened IT security risks

November 4, 2014 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Critical company data is at risk in South Africa as a result of organisations focusing IT security policies and resources more on external threats, such as cybercriminals and hackers, and not enough on the threat from within the business… this is according to research released by Cisco. The results, which draw on responses from over ...

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Botnet Malware: Robots you want to avoid

November 4, 2014 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Malware has been around in some form for over 40 years, but the use of malware to take control of a group of computers that are then organised into something called a botnet is more than a 21st century phenomenon, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO of ESET...

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ESET reveals Smart Security 8 and NOD32 Antivirus 8

October 22, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

ESET Southern Africa revealed the latest versions of its security software products: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8 and ESET Smart Security 8. According to ESET, the latest lineup includes Botnet Protection and Enhanced Exploit Blocker that protects against...

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Infographic: 8 Biggest security breaches in history

October 22, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Over the years there has been many security breaches, with companies such as eBay being targets. The info graphic, which was submitted by whoishostingthis.com, has visualised the 8 biggest security breaches in history —covering how and why we should be...

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Security challenges driving the need for security policies

October 15, 2014 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Businesses today face myriad complex threats coming at them from every angle. From hackers and hacktivists, to sophisticated cyber criminal gangs and nation-state funded advanced attacks, these threats can be catastrophic to the business. Add to this the...

Daniel Kamau Microsoft SMS&P Public Sector Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa. (Image Source: Microsoft).

Securing the cloud: The art of developing strong passwords

October 15, 2014 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Imagine if, within the space of a few hours, all your accounts in the cloud got hacked and you lost all your personal documents. That is exactly what happened to John, who, in keeping with the technological advancements, started saving all his personal...

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No silver bullet for IT security

October 14, 2014 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

The security landscape is a complex one, and several layers of defence at multiple points in the organisation are needed to successfully combat today’s sophisticated threats. Unfortunately, for too many businesses, the idea of a ‘quick fix’ is tempting,...

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

Kaspersky reveals security guide to keep data safe

October 13, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

Security experts from Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team share the security measures they use to protect their own communications via email, instant messaging tools, smartphones, and while browsing over computer networks and interacting with...

Lutz Blaeser, MD of Intact Security (image: LivDigital)

Web exploits threaten businesses

September 30, 2014 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

The Web is still the greatest attack surface and largest entry point for malicious code. These attacks usually happen via drive-by downloads, which see malware being downloaded and executed without the user even realising. “These threats make use of...

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Anti-virus software is just not enough anymore

September 29, 2014 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Today’s society, globally and African-based, is always on, always connected – from PCs and notebooks to tablets, smartphones and even smart televisions and other devices – we have become used to accessing the Internet at will, wherever we are. While...

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Do users expose themselves to cybercriminals?

September 23, 2014 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to the results of a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, only a small number of respondents understand the risks associated with active use of social networks. At greatest risk are those who use mobile devices to access social...

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7 ways to protect yourself from cloud service leaks

September 9, 2014 • Lists, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

An internet-wide newsbreak regarding anonymous hackers who obtained explicit photos of various Hollywood celebrities, including many A-listers like Jennifer Lawrence, and then publicised this material on the Internet, made the headlines recently. According to...

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Kaspersky Lab unveils Fake ID Scanner for Android

August 15, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off

Kaspersky Lab has released a free mobile application for device running the Android operating system. According to the company, Kaspersky Fake ID Scanner scans smartphones and tablets for vulnerabilities that place users’ valuable data, privacy and even...

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Kaspersky Lab: Women take fewer risks online

August 6, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off

Kaspersky Lab has uncovered the many reasons why women behave more safely when using the Internet. A report about sexual differences in online safety behaviour shows that males tend to take a higher frequency of risks, while the female attitude towards...

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Get help with Rising DDoS threats

July 28, 2014 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off

The number of cyber threats are growing, but most enterprises still feel unprepared to deal with them. The answer lies in expert assistance and formalised plans, says Networks Unlimited. Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director of Arbor Networks distributor Networks...

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

Nigeria: Security forces nab $6 million Facebook fraudster

July 28, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off

Nigerian security forces have allegedly arrested a suspected internet fraudster. The fraudster has been accused of stealing $6 million from people who thought were paying fees to apply for government jobs. This is according to dailymail.co.uk. According to...