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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 in South Africa, even large enterprises tend to think that firewalls and anti-virus are enough....

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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...

Brazil has some of the most creative and active criminal’s specialising in credit card cloning. (image credit: http://collegetimes.com/)

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...

Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO, ESET Southern Africa. (Image: ESET Southern Africa)

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...

McAfee are urging business to execute their contigency plans as the End of Windows XP support signals threat to enterprises. (image credit: Google Maps)

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...

Despite the increased share of phishing attacks on online stores, the most frequently attacked category of organisation was still social networking sites (image: Charlie Fripp)

Phishing attacks on e-Stores surging

April 30, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

Despite the increased share of phishing attacks on online stores, the most frequently attacked category is still social networking sites (23.5%). In March, users of LinkedIn risked giving away their personal data as a result of phishing scams. There were...

South Africa is the second most targeted country globally when it comes to Phishing attacks (image: file)

South Africa is second most targeted for Phishing Attacks

April 29, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

South Africa is the second most targeted country globally when it comes to Phishing attacks, says Drew van Vuuren, CEO of information security and privacy practice, 4Di Privaca. With the cost of phishing in South Africa amounting to approximately $320 million...

Kaspersky Lab’s Sergey Novikov, Deputy Director of Global Research and Analysis (image: file)

Africa: Language plays a huge role in malware attacks

April 29, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Kaspersky Lab research, South Africa suffers from 36.8% online threat detections, and while the number might seem high, Kaspersky Lab’s Sergey Novikov, Deputy Director of Global Research and Analysis , says it low when taken in context. “It...

Sergey Novikov, Deputy Director of GReAT (image: supplied)

Kaspersky Lab presents META region threat landscape

April 23, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Witnessing cyberthreats expanding and becoming more complicated each year, Kaspersky Lab pays special attention to sharing expertise. On April 20-24 within Kaspersky Lab Security Analyst Summit for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa held in Budapest, Hungary,...