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    Old Android devices at risk of downloading malware

    May 11, 2016 • Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

    While observing the activity of several cybercriminal groups, Kaspersky Lab researchers have spotted unusual activity in a malicious script, on an infected website, which is putting Android users at risk. The script usually activates the download of Flash...

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    Security issues in Smart Transport Monitoring System found

    April 21, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Security issues in Smart Transport Monitoring System found

    In an attempt to explore security issues in smart city transport infrastructure and give recommendations on how to address them, a Kaspersky Lab Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT) expert has conducted field research into the specific type of road...

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    Do parents do enough to protect kids online?

    January 27, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Do parents do enough to protect kids online?

    Despite almost half (47%) of parents in South Africa believing that the threats facing their children online are increasing – from cyberbullying to inappropriate content – not much more than a third (38%) guides their children by talking to them about the...

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    Kaspersky Lab shares insights on the human side of the cyber underground

    November 13, 2015 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab shares insights on the human side of the cyber underground

    Unique local cyberattacks and international cooperation with criminal groups in Eastern Europe, unsound government security and vague legislation, theft of money and private data, direct offensive ops on local victims and criminal-to-criminal services. For...

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    DDoS attacks often coincide with other threats

    October 13, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on DDoS attacks often coincide with other threats

    A survey undertaken by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has demonstrated that, in most cases, a DDoS attack is only the tip of the iceberg. 74% of respondents representing the corporate sector reported that DDoS attacks against their companies coincided...

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    Almost a third of users do nothing to protect online payments

    October 5, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Almost a third of users do nothing to protect online payments

    A test conducted by Kaspersky Lab has shown that many users do not know (or know, but do not follow) basic security rules when making online payments or using online banking systems. For example, only half of users check if a website is authentic before...

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    Women found to be less aware of cyberthreats

    August 6, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Women found to be less aware of cyberthreats

    According to a survey conducted by Kasperky Lab and B2B International, women have been found to be less aware of cyberthreats. However, in light of this and in celebration of National Women’s Day on 9 August 2015 in South Africa, Kaspersky Lab, along with...

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    Top IT security issues to consider when migrating to a new OS

    July 30, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Top IT security issues to consider when migrating to a new OS

    Major events in the IT landscape, such as the availability of a new operating system (OS), cannot go by unnoticed, because they affect businesses of all shapes and sizes. Many will ask themselves “should we migrate to a new version and if yes –...

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    Tips for safe and secure holidays in Kenya

    July 8, 2015 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Tips for safe and secure holidays in Kenya

    With school holidays around the corner in Kenya, many Kenyans may be heading off for a well-deserved break with friends and family. With that in mind, becoming infected with malware or becoming a victim of fraud or some other cyber-threat is not necessarily...

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    Internet users in SA still think branches are safer than online banking

    June 24, 2015 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Internet users in SA still think branches are safer than online banking

    Almost half (43%) of Internet users  in South Africa believe traditional over-the-counter banking is safer than banking online, according to a survey carried out by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. Despite these fears most people still make some payments...

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    18 percent of South Africans lost backup copies of data

    May 19, 2015 • Backup and Storage, SecurityComments Off on 18 percent of South Africans lost backup copies of data

    According to Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 18 percent of South African users who kept backup copies of their data on physical media eventually lost these copies. In the modern world, where information is highly valuable, it is important to not only...

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    How to escape from CoinVault Ransomeware

    April 14, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on How to escape from CoinVault Ransomeware

    From today, victims of CoinVault ransomware have a chance to retrieve their data without paying the criminals, thanks to a repository of decryption keys and a decryption application made available online by Kaspersky Lab and the National High Tech Crime Unit...

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    A quarter of users don’t understand the risks of Mobile Cyberthreats

    March 24, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on A quarter of users don’t understand the risks of Mobile Cyberthreats

    Mobile devices are more popular than ever, especially across the African continent, but their owners still underestimate the danger they might encounter. According to a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 28% of users globally know...

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    Cyber Espionage group attacking thousands of victims globally

    February 19, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber Espionage group attacking thousands of victims globally

    Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team have discovered Desert Falcons – a cyber espionage group targeting multiple high profile organisations and individuals from Middle East countries. Kaspersky Lab experts consider this to be the first known...

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    Kaspersky Lab identifies internal corporate IT threats

    January 16, 2015 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab identifies internal corporate IT threats

    According to the 2014 Global Corporate IT Security Risks survey, conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 27% of all businesses have lost sensitive business data due to internal IT threats in the past 12 months. However, the global data shows that...

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    Looking back at 2014’s cyber threats

    December 10, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Looking back at 2014’s cyber threats

    In 2014, Kaspersky Lab experts saw considerable growth in the number of malicious attacks on user computers and mobile devices, further development of financial malware and a change in the vectors of web attacks. According to Kaspersky Lab, based on the...

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