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    Discussing Data Security: On and Offline in Africa

    April 22, 2016 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

    To keep up with technology and improve efficiencies, companies are constantly replacing outdated IT equipment. However, this creates a challenge as large amounts of excess electronics must be managed and disposed of properly. The problem with IT asset...

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    What is the difference between whaling and phishing?

    April 11, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on What is the difference between whaling and phishing?

    One of the largest online security threats to individuals and businesses today doesn’t come from new sophisticated malware tools, but rather from distinctly low-tech phishing and whaling campaigns. A recent survey of IT experts from the US, UK, South Africa...

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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...

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    PayPal to provide Kenya with safer online payment options

    August 25, 2015 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on PayPal to provide Kenya with safer online payment options

    PayPal is teaming up with MallforAfrica (MFA) to make online shopping from key markets outside of Kenya possible. According to research conducted by Ipsos shows that out of the approximately 26 million internet users in Kenya, 60% shop online or expect to...

  • By Gad Elkin, Security Sales Director, EMEA, F5 Networks.

    Financial companies handle cyber threats when they happen

    August 24, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Financial companies handle cyber threats when they happen

    Kaspersky Lab, in cooperation with B2B International, has conducted a survey* among company representatives to find out their attitudes towards information security, including financial companies’ policies towards protection from online fraud. The survey...

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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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    Do plug-in devices pose a threat to IT security?

    April 24, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Do plug-in devices pose a threat to IT security?

    Plugging in peripheral devices into work computers and other assets like printers is pretty commonplace in today’s businesses, even across Africa. Employees in a lot of companies literally have free reign to plug in whatever they want – be it a smartphone...

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    Device users think passwords are of no value to cyber criminals

    April 22, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Device users think passwords are of no value to cyber criminals

    One in five Internet users, in South Africa, assume their passwords are of no value to cyber criminals, according to a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. However, passwords are the keys to the account holders’ personal data, private...

  • Simeon Tassev, Director and QSA at Galix

    Keeping the connected generation safe online

    April 8, 2015 • Online & Social, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Keeping the connected generation safe online

    Always-on connectivity has become part and parcel of today’s society, with more and more people relying heavily on email, social media and web browsing. Children growing up in this era have unprecedented access to information, multimedia and interactive...

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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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    10 vicious viruses that will ruin your company

    August 8, 2014 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 vicious viruses that will ruin your company

    With Enterprise Mobility becoming a major trend, there are security precautions that need to be taken. One of the biggest precautions would be to protect your business against vicious viruses that could not only cripple your business, but potentially ruin it...

  • the firm found that two thirds of Nigeria’s Internet users are less concerned about Cyber threats. (image: Shutterstock)

    Nigeria: Security forces nab $6 million Facebook fraudster

    July 28, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: Security forces nab $6 million Facebook fraudster

    Nigerian security forces have allegedly arrested a suspected internet fraudster. The fraudster has been accused of stealing $6 million from people who thought were paying fees to apply for government jobs. This is according to dailymail.co.uk. According to...

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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...

  • Despite the increased share of phishing attacks on online stores, the most frequently attacked category of organisation was still social networking sites (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Kaspersky gains patent for cloud protection

    April 4, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky gains patent for cloud protection

    Kaspersky Lab has announced that it has obtained a patent for a method of protecting cloud services used by antivirus solution developers to more effectively combat cyber-threats and prevent the illegitimate use of cloud services by cybercriminals. Patent no....

  • 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....

  • The average cost incurred by large companies in the wake of a cyber-attack can be as high as $649,000 (image: Kaspersky)

    The high cost of a security breach

    August 5, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on The high cost of a security breach

    The average cost incurred by large companies in the wake of a cyber-attack can be as high as $649,000, according to the 2013 Global Corporate IT Security Risks survey conducted by B2B International, in conjunction with Kaspersky Lab. Any cyber-attack can...

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