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Mobile hacking is much easier than you think

March 15, 2016 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile hacking is much easier than you think

Using a laptop without antivirus and malware protection is almost unthinkable these days. We know that cyber criminals are constantly getting smarter, more sophisticated and more brazen in their attacks, yet individuals and businesses alike seem more concerned with protecting laptops that are used only for a few hours a day and often neglect to [&hellip...

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Biometrics to prevent fraud in Nigeria

March 10, 2016 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Biometrics to prevent fraud in Nigeria

Dermalog is providing its identification technology to make a successful contribution towards combating fraud in Nigeria. Recently, the West African country’s government identified that more than 23,000 public service employees either did not exist...

ESET Southern Africa

Top 5 threats every company needs to pay attention to

March 8, 2016 • Enterprise, Lists, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 threats every company needs to pay attention to

  ESET’s laboratories constantly analyse and study how cybercriminals propagate their threats all over the world. Looking back at ESET’s trend papers, we can see the evolution and the changes that companies have had to undergo. From a corporate...

Mobile security

Android devices face a new threat

March 4, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Android devices face a new threat

Kaspersky Lab has detected Triada, a new Trojan targeting Android devices that can be compared to Windows-based malware in terms of its complexity. It is stealthy, modular, persistent and written by very professional cybercriminals. Devices running the 4.4.4....

Doros Hadjizenonos, Country Manager of Check Point South Africa.

South Africa most-attacked by cybercriminals

February 25, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa most-attacked by cybercriminals

Check Point Software Technologies has revealed that a rising number of people using video-on-demand services, as well as an increase in e-commerce over the festive season, could be why South Africa shot up the list of countries most attacked by cybercriminals...

Mobile security

Mobile devices become the new target for malware attacks

February 17, 2016 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Mobile devices become the new target for malware attacks

According to the latest Kaspersky Lab Security Bulletin, the volume of spam emails in 2015 decreased to 55.28% of overall email traffic – a fall of 11.48% on the previous year. The significant slump in spam emails can be attributed to the increasing...

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Why online dating this valentines day might be risky

February 11, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Why online dating this valentines day might be risky

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...

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Adwind malware hits over 400000 users

February 9, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Adwind malware hits over 400000 users

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 Off on Kenya: Interswitch to launch new fraud control systems

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 Off on Understanding Dictionary Attacks

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 Off on Gabon inks deal with Gemalto for visa system

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...

Doros Hadjizenonos, Country Manager of Check Point South Africa.

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...

Cyber Bullying

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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