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By Simeon Tassev, Director and QSA for Galix.

What is the difference between whaling and phishing?

April 11, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments (1)

One of the largest online security threats to individuals and businesses today doesn’t come from new sophisticated malware tools, but rather from distinctly low-tech phishing and whaling campaigns. A recent survey of IT experts from the US, UK, South Africa and Australia exposed the reality that cyber threats are increasing both in volume and size,...

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WhatsApp implements full end-to-end encryption

April 6, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on WhatsApp implements full end-to-end encryption

WhatsApp has revealed, via a company blog post, that it has rolled out full end-to-end encryption across its messaging app. Essentially, this means that every call, message, photo, video, file and voice message sent over the app is encrypted by default,...

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Mobile users in Africa view online comms methods as unsecure

April 6, 2016 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile users in Africa view online comms methods as unsecure

Most Internet users consider online communication channels to be unreliable, but still use them regularly, including to discuss private topics. These were the findings of a joint survey by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. According to the joint research,...

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Applying new tech in the security sector is a way to cut costs

April 5, 2016 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Applying new tech in the security sector is a way to cut costs

In South Africa security has become a necessity and is no longer a luxury. While an indispensable commodity, the security industry is still subject to the same challenges that every other industry is facing: growing economic pressures, rising costs, increased...

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Treat your data like the strategic asset it is

April 4, 2016 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Treat your data like the strategic asset it is

In an increasingly digital world where it is no longer only time that is money, but information as well, data has become the equivalent of a new currency. Protecting this data is a top priority for businesses of all sizes. However, in tandem with the growing...

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Smart Homes in SA: What would it take to drive adoption?

March 31, 2016 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments (1)

A home that runs itself, an abundance of saved time and money – these are the benefits that smart homes promise. But are they secure? And is South Africa ready to embrace the trend? Not without some serious caveats, writes Trevor Coetzee, regional director,...

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Put the user at the centre of your security solution

March 30, 2016 • BCX in Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Put the user at the centre of your security solution

A lack of policy-driven consequence is putting corporate South Africa at risk of being vulnerable to cyber attacks. Organisations often view security as a grudge purchase, resulting in them not adequately protecting their data assets. This, coupled with...

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Taking risk out of the payments channel

March 29, 2016 • SecurityComments Off on Taking risk out of the payments channel

Online security breaches are becoming the order of the day, and such incidences are set to rise as the economy comes under increasing pressure. It is therefore becoming increasingly important for a business owner to take advantage of risk solutions available...

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Africans don’t realise their online passwords are not secure

March 16, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africans don’t realise their online passwords are not secure

A recent survey conducted by Nudge with 506 respondents from South Africa (283), Ghana (66), Kenya (126) and Tanzania (32), revealed that 56% of the respondents were confident of their online password strength, while only 3% felt that their passwords were...

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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...

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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...

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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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