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Sophos has put together the following cybersecurity tips to help you focus on family, food and fun over during this season.

Retailers, be vigilant! Card- and cybercrime threat trends for the holiday season

December 5, 2016 • Opinion, Retail, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Retailers, be vigilant! Card- and cybercrime threat trends for the holiday season

‘Tis the season to be joyful, for family and gifts, fun and relaxation. Consumers are eager to spend and retailers are keen for the windfall of the holidays. This annual event does sometimes produce spectacles worthy of parody, such as the insane crowds during Black Friday sales. But in general this is the time of [&hellip...

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The consequences of falling victim to an information security gap can be severe, including legal liability, financial losses. (image: perspec_photo88)

3 ways to improve your small business’ online security

December 2, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on 3 ways to improve your small business’ online security

Cyber security is a growing concern for South African businesses. PwC’s 2016 Global Economic Crime Survey shows that cyber-crime is South Africa’s second most reported economic crime: 32% of local companies reported an online security breach in the...

To prevent the loss of money, users should behave safely when they are abroad.

Travelers are ‘easy targets’ for online financial crime when abroad

December 1, 2016 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Travelers are ‘easy targets’ for online financial crime when abroad

As holiday season begins, many are looking forward to spending some much needed time away from home. Others will be on vacations abroad and spending money is inevitable. Travelers need to be wary of online financial operations. According to research from...

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Ghana: Cyber crime thrives as unemployment soars

November 30, 2016 • Online & Social, Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: Cyber crime thrives as unemployment soars

The youth in Ghana have resorted to using fake online identities to make a living, this is according to a report by Africa News. With a per capita income of just $1 700 per year and the unemployment rate at its highiest, some have turned to cybercrime to...

With surveillance cameras positioned in the exteriors and interiors all around the school will help to avert damage to school property.

SPONSORED: Benefits of CCTV surveillance technology in schools

November 29, 2016 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on SPONSORED: Benefits of CCTV surveillance technology in schools

Surveillance cameras have altered the meaning of security monitoring as well as law enforcement measures. The occurrence of theft and threats from wrongdoers and dodgy elements has made it vital to install CCTV security cameras in schools. It helps to reduce...

Sophos reminds consumers to pay extra attention to nine simple security steps to stay safe online during the holidays. (image: Sophos)

Simple security steps to stay safe online during the holidays

November 28, 2016 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Simple security steps to stay safe online during the holidays

The holiday season is upon us and so is shopping for the perfect gift for friends and family. It is at this time when cyber crime is at a all time peak. It is crucial to be aware of fraudulent accounts and always keep pins safe. After the black Friday frenzy,...

DDos attacks are well-funded, resourced and highly-targeted making applications and networks attack a professional business. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

DDoS Application Attacks: What you need to know

November 28, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on DDoS Application Attacks: What you need to know

DDoS attacks are evolving. They are no longer simply a nuisance – they are highly-funded and highly-targeted. Anyone can launch a DDoS attack, and anyone can be the victim of one. For many, it is even a professional business and the attacks are evolving...

Kyle Rozendo, CTO at www.SIDPayments.co.za

Finding solutions to the growing chargeback challenge

November 28, 2016 • Finance, Opinion, Retail, SecurityComments Off on Finding solutions to the growing chargeback challenge

Increasing sophistication in card fraud is reason for concern. Not only for banks, but most especially for online merchants, who are at risk of losing their ability to trade should they be implicated in repeat fraud attempts and excessive customer disputes....

Nearly three-quarters of Wi-Fi hotspots use a more reliable form of encryption based on the family of Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) protocols.

1 in 4 Wi-Fi Hotspots just waiting to be hacked

November 25, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 1 in 4 Wi-Fi Hotspots just waiting to be hacked

After analysing information on more than 31 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world, Kaspersky Lab has found that every fourth (28%) is unsecured and poses a risk to users’ personal data. That means all the traffic transmitted over those networks,...

Black Friday 2015 was the biggest one yet, and there can be little doubt that this year promises to be even bigger. (image: Pexel.com)

Don’t let Black Friday darken your e-commerce capabilities

November 24, 2016 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Don’t let Black Friday darken your e-commerce capabilities

Black Friday, the annual retail shopping bonanza, falls on Friday, November 25 this year, followed by Cyber Monday on the 28th. The question all e-commerce retailers need to ask themselves is whether their websites are resilient enough to withstand the...

Kaspersky Lab has discovered attacks which appear to be using a zero-day exploit for the InPage text editor. (Image source: File)

Asian and African banks are attacked using a Zero-day vulnerability

November 23, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Asian and African banks are attacked using a Zero-day vulnerability

Kaspersky Lab has discovered attacks which appear to be using a zero-day exploit (a malicious programme allowing additional malware to be silently installed) for the InPage text editor. InPage is a software package used by Urdu- and Arabic-speaking people and...

Pretoria-based IoT.nxt, will open an office in London UK early 2017. (image source: pixabay.com)

Eseye announces breakthrough IoT technology with launch of AnyNet Secure™

November 22, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Eseye announces breakthrough IoT technology with launch of AnyNet Secure™

Eseye has announced the launch of its new, revolutionary AnyNet Secure technology; a SIM designed to counter the threat of IoT security breaches and work with both cloud-based and enterprise data management platforms. With high profile DDoS attacks hitting...

Yolande Steyn, Head of Innovation at FNB.

Tips to overcome digital banking fraud this festive season

November 21, 2016 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Tips to overcome digital banking fraud this festive season

As the festive season draws near, cybercriminals will pull out all the tricks in the book to try and cheat consumers out of their hard earned cash. “Cybercrime is becoming increasingly sophisticated with fraudsters constantly finding new ways of carrying...

Kaspersky Lab’s Customer Survey 2016 reveals that 26% of internet users have no idea how malware ended up on their device.  (image: Charlie Fripp)

Kaspersky Lab’s Consumer Security Risks Survey 2016 released

November 21, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab’s Consumer Security Risks Survey 2016 released

Malware has become the most frequent online threat faced by consumers, reveals research from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. The research shows that over half (53%) of South African respondents have come across, or been targeted by malware online, with a...

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How to avoid being a target of social media robberies

November 17, 2016 • SecurityComments Off on How to avoid being a target of social media robberies

The 2016 Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report revealed that 67% of South Africans feel that it is getting more difficult to control their personal information due to smartphones and the internet. The popularity of social media platforms are growing rapidly in...

Technology company stocks are reportedly gaining appeal. (Image source: Shutterstock)

Report reveals IoT increaseS threats to organizations

November 17, 2016 • Internet of Things, SecurityComments Off on Report reveals IoT increaseS threats to organizations

Digital Shadows released its Shooting the Messenger: Understanding the Threats to the Media and Broadcasting Industry report which revealed that revenue generating websites are a threat to media businesses’ bottom line and are increasing with malvertising,...