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  • Pokemon Go safety

    Rogue Pokémon App discovered

    September 15, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a malicious app on the Google Play store: “Guide for Pokémon Go”, capable of seizing root access rights on Android smartphones and using that to install/uninstall apps and display unsolicited ads. The app has been...

  • Kaspersky Lab experts discovered a new version of the RAA ransomware(image: Charlie Fripp)

    New version of RAA Ransomware updated to attack business targets

    September 13, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a new version of the RAA ransomware, a malware written entirely on JScript. A new trojan delivers victims with a zip archive that contains a malicious .js file. The updated version can also perform offline encryption...

  • Kaspersky Lab

    Trojan outsmarts Android security

    September 7, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Trojan outsmarts Android security

    Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a modification of the Gugi banking trojan that can bypass new Android 6 security features designed to block phishing and ransomware attacks. The modified trojan forces users into giving it the right to overlay genuine...

  • Mobile banking

    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....

  • Eugene Kaspersky

    Adwind malware hits over 400000 users

    February 9, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Adwind malware hits over 400000 users

    Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team has published extensive research on the Adwind Remote Access Tool (RAT), a cross-platform, multifunctional malware programme also known as AlienSpy, Frutas, Unrecom, Sockrat, JSocket and jRat, and which is...

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    Parents under pressure to protect both young and old online

    October 28, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Parents under pressure to protect both young and old online

    New research by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International reveals that 28% of parents in South Africa feel they have no control over what their children see or do online, with 41% concerned that their children’s Internet-dependency is becoming an addiction. Added...

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

    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...

  • 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...

  • David Holmes_World Wide Security Evangelist_F5 Networks

    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...

  • Kaspersky Lab

    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,...

  • Kaspersky Lab

    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...

  • IT News Africa

    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...