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  • Kaspersky Lab’s heuristic detection protection subsystem has successfully blocked attacks via a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Kaspersky reveals security guide to keep data safe

    October 13, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky reveals security guide to keep data safe

    Security experts from Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team share the security measures they use to protect their own communications via email, instant messaging tools, smartphones, and while browsing over computer networks and interacting with...

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    Do users expose themselves to cybercriminals?

    September 23, 2014 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Do users expose themselves to cybercriminals?

    According to the results of a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, only a small number of respondents understand the risks associated with active use of social networks. At greatest risk are those who use mobile devices to access social...

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    Kaspersky Lab unveils Fake ID Scanner for Android

    August 15, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab unveils Fake ID Scanner for Android

    Kaspersky Lab has released a free mobile application for device running the Android operating system. According to the company, Kaspersky Fake ID Scanner scans smartphones and tablets for vulnerabilities that place users’ valuable data, privacy and even...

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    Does SSL enable surveillance?

    August 14, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Does SSL enable surveillance?

    Millennials grew up with the internet and expect the internet to be there all the time. In addition to this, they expect all of their activity online to be secured and private and they commonly use encryption protocols like secure socket layers (SSL) to ward...

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    Kaspersky Lab: Beware of email attachments

    July 22, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab: Beware of email attachments

    Email is a vital tool to not only businesses, but also when it comes to an individual’s personal content and messages. We often receive a multitude of emails each day; however, not all of them are as safe as we would like them to be. In June 2014,...

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    Kaspersky Lab: financial institutions tolerate cybercrime loss

    July 16, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab: financial institutions tolerate cybercrime loss

    According to a recently conducted survey by Kaspersky Lab, together with B2B International in 2014, 52% of financial companies reimburse customer losses caused by Internet fraud without actually investigating the circumstances. Almost a third of companies...

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    Kaspersky Lab: Cybercriminals can take advantage of cloud services

    July 11, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab: Cybercriminals can take advantage of cloud services

    Although cloud-based file storage services have long been popular among Internet users, the indisputable convenience of such services is to some extent offset by a number of risks. For example, many users often follow the advice of gurus and store scans of...

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    Kaspersky Lab warns of rise in malware capable of stealing money

    July 3, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab warns of rise in malware capable of stealing money

    Users in Brazil, Russia and Italy were most frequently attacked by financial malware, however, users in the African continent showed lower statistics than those of the aforementioned countries. This is according to Kaspersky Lab’s latest monthly report on...

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    Kaspersky Lab & Orange Business Service Sponsor Innovation Dinner

    June 20, 2014 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab & Orange Business Service Sponsor Innovation Dinner

    Africa’s foremost ICT publication ITNewsAfrica.com, today announced that Kaspersky Lab, providers of premium protection against viruses, malware, spam & other threats for your home or business, together with Orange Business Service are partnering up...

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    14% of companies in SA plan to restrict personal devices at work

    January 13, 2014 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on 14% of companies in SA plan to restrict personal devices at work

    Most companies see the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend, where employees use their personal mobile devices for work purposes, as a growing threat to business. Yet, the percentage of companies taking measures to minimise this threat is relatively small,...

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    2013 sees alarming growth in data threats

    November 21, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on 2013 sees alarming growth in data threats

    Kaspersky Lab has presented its review of the landscape of cyber threats. The third quarter of 2013 was a turning point for malware writers specialising in mobile platforms. * In June experts discovered the new Svpeng Trojan, capable of gaining access to a...

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    Financial, healthcare services under threat claims Kaspersky Lab

    November 15, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Financial, healthcare services under threat claims Kaspersky Lab

    Millions of very small businesses with fewer than 20 employees, ranging from dentist offices, financial advisors, independent legal counsellors, IT consulting firms, and other companies are focused on their core competency and win by that. At the same time...

  • Vyacheslav Zakorzhevsky, Head of the Vulnerability Research Group at Kaspersky Lab (image: Kaspersky)

    Java exploit attacks surge to 14.1 million in a year

    November 1, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Java exploit attacks surge to 14.1 million in a year

    The number of attacks using Java exploits from September 2012 to August 2013 amounted to 14.1 million – one third more than in the same period in 2011-2012, according to the Kaspersky Lab study Java under attack – the evolution of exploits in 2012-2013....

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    IT Security is critically underfinanced by business

    September 30, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on IT Security is critically underfinanced by business

    53% of South African based IT decision makers feel that not enough time or money is available to develop IT security policies. As a result, barely half of the companies feel that they have highly-organised, systematic processes to deal with threats. These...

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    Obad.a Trojan adopts new technique to spread

    September 20, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Obad.a Trojan adopts new technique to spread

    Over the last three months Kaspersky analysts have been investigating how the Obad.a Trojan, a malicious app for Android, is distributed. It transpires that the criminals behind the Trojan have adopted a new technique to spread their malware. For the first...

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    Companies view BYOD as a growing threat

    September 16, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Companies view BYOD as a growing threat

    Only about 17% of companies in South Africa have a fully developed mobile device security policy for their corporate networks. Meanwhile, the number of IT security incidents involving cell phones and tablets is on the rise, and most companies have no plans to...