MENU

Security
Category

Kaspersky Lab

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 Kaspersky these leaks are not new; however, this particular incident was on a massive scale. From...

Read More
Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab unveils Fake ID Scanner for Android

August 15, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

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...

Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab: Women take fewer risks online

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

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...

Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director of Networks Unlimited - small.jpg (3)

Get help with Rising DDoS threats

July 28, 2014 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

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 (0)

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...

Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab: Beware of email attachments

July 22, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

Email is a vital tool to not only businesses, but also when it comes to an individual’s personal content and messages. We often receive a multitude of emails each day; however, not all of them are as safe as we would like them to be. In June 2014,...

Simon Campbell-Young

Mobility, cloud driven security solutions needed

July 22, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Trends such as mobility, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and cloud have completely revolutionised the way we do business, by giving users access to the information they need anytime and from anywhere. Unfortunately, as much as businesses have gained from these...

Independent

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...

Kaspersky Lab

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...

Kaspersky Lab

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...

Kaspersky Connected Cars

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...

Zambia's Information and Communication Technology Authority to

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...

Kaspersky Lab

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...

Kaspersky Lab

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...

Samsung Knox

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...

Kaspersky Lab

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,...