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Kaspersky makes threat statistics available

December 7, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky makes threat statistics available

Kaspersky Lab has announced that details of threats detected by the company’s cloud technologies are now available to all those interested in IT security. The first-hand statistics come from Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), a distributed ‘cloud’ system that monitors and reacts immediately to computer threats. The network currently has about 50...

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Keep digitally safe this holiday season

November 22, 2011 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Keep digitally safe this holiday season

With the festive season around the corner, many consumers will be looking to beat the Christmas shopping rush by shopping online. While this is a fast, effective and convenient way to purchase holiday gifts, it can be hazardous for those that are inadequately...

Tips for sourcing internet security software

October 31, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on Tips for sourcing internet security software

You just bought yourself a new computer and can’t wait to get it out of the box. You’re excited to start using it, but you don’t want to have all those problems you hear about. This is the time to think ahead and go for a positive online...

Malware attack poses as Gaddafi’s death photos

October 25, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on Malware attack poses as Gaddafi’s death photos

IT security and data protection company Sophos is warning of a malicious email attack, one of the first to capitalise on the death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The scam poses as pictures of Gaddafi’s body, tricking users into believing the email...

How to monitor employees computer activity

October 24, 2011 • SecurityComments (1)

Companies need to pay closer attention to what their employees are doing on their computers warns Securicom, a specialist IT security company. “This time we’re not talking about the websites they are visiting, the stuff they’re downloading from the net...

PC Tools predicts Social Media Cyber scams

October 21, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on PC Tools predicts Social Media Cyber scams

Security researchers reveal the rollout of new social media sites and features are leading to a fresh crop of online scams and threats. Online security company PC Tools has predicted three top threats that consumers should be on the lookout while joining,...

Cyber-attacks remain problematic

October 19, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on Cyber-attacks remain problematic

Symantec Corp today announced the results of its 2011 Symantec State of Security Report which reveals a unique concern among South African businesses. The survey found that compliance is the top concern for local organisations, in addition to the more common...

Middle East: 64% believe mobile data lacks security

October 19, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on Middle East: 64% believe mobile data lacks security

In a survey carried out at Gitex, 64% of respondents said they wouldn’t be confident that data stored on a mobile device belonging to their organization would be secure in the event it was lost or stolen. The survey, carried out by global IT and data...

Sesame Street YouTube channel hacked with Porn material

October 17, 2011 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Sesame Street YouTube channel hacked with Porn material

Sesame Street’s YouTube channel, a highly popular page containing videos of the muppets including Kermit the frog, and Big Bird, was hacked on Sunday 16 Ocoterber 2011, and the child friendly content was replaced with something far less savoury: hard...

Symantec offers data loss solution for tablets

October 14, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on Symantec offers data loss solution for tablets

Symantec Corp today 14 October 201,  announced it is planning to offer Symantec Data Loss Prevention for Tablet, the first comprehensive data loss prevention (DLP) solution for the monitoring and protection of sensitive information on tablet computers....

Securicom amends VPN solution

October 13, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on Securicom amends VPN solution

Local IT security company, Securicom, has rebuilt and repackaged its SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Virtual Private Network (VPN) service, Securicom SSL VPN, to provide greater customisability and advanced security capabilities for managing the risks associated...

Kaspersky Lab expands distribution channel

October 13, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab expands distribution channel

Kaspersky Lab welcomes LB Cubed IT Solutions into its channel partner programme, as a Value Added Distributor (VAD) for the Southern African region. The partnership, which commenced in September 2011, will see LB Cubed distributing Kaspersky Lab’s corporate...

18% businesses may not survive major security breach

October 10, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on 18% businesses may not survive major security breach

Nearly one-fifth of IT professionals fear their businesses may never re-open for business or would fail shortly after a major security breach, as a direct consequence of that breach, a new survey shows. The IP EXPO security index survey was conducted among IT...

Protecting vital info assets demands cyber approach

September 29, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on Protecting vital info assets demands cyber approach

Despite increasing concerns about the safeguarding of vital corporate and client information databases and a global drive towards stronger regulation regarding privacy, the vast majority of businesses have only limited capabilities in place to detect and...

Cybercrime tool Whaling takes over Phishing

September 29, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on Cybercrime tool Whaling takes over Phishing

IBM has released the results of the X-Force 2011 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report, which demonstrates the rapidly changing security landscape characterised by high-profile attacks, growing mobile vulnerabilities and more sophisticated threats such as...

Kaspersky Lab offers online gaming safety tips

September 27, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab offers online gaming safety tips

Kaspersky Lab is set to exhibit and provide insight to avid online gaming fans on crucial security at the 2011 rAge Expo, taking place from the 30th September to the 2 October 2011 in Johannesburg. According to Nielsen in the US, online gaming accounts for...