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Posts Tagged ‘online security’

  • Richard Stand

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

    April 24, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

    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 (0)

    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, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

    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...

  • Kaspersky Lab

    Looking back at 2014’s cyber threats

    December 10, 2014 • SecurityComments (0)

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 1 in 5 phishing attacks target banks

    July 10, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on 1 in 5 phishing attacks target banks

    Every fifth phishing attack registered between May 2012 and late April 2013 targeted users of banks and other financial organisations. That figure emerged from research into the evolution of phishing threats carried out by Kaspersky Lab specialists using...

  • Kaspersky Lab identifies increase in Apple phishing scams

    July 9, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab identifies increase in Apple phishing scams

    Kaspersky Lab has published a phishing report that analysed the dramatic increase of cybercriminal campaigns designed to steal users’ Apple IDs and account information by creating fraudulent phishing sites that try to imitate the official apple.com site....

  • Phishers use New Fake Social Media Apps

    May 30, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Phishers use New Fake Social Media Apps

    Phishers are trying everything they can to improve their chances of harvesting user credentials. They are known for experimenting with different fake social media applications in a desperate move to lure users. Recently, we found a few examples of some new...

  • Kaspersky Lab bundles Internet Security 2013 with World of Warcraft

    April 30, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Kaspersky Lab bundles Internet Security 2013 with World of Warcraft

    As of today, gamers can take advantage of a special arrangement between Kaspersky Lab and Blizzard Entertainment. The two companies are working together to offer a software bundle that includes Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 (KIS) and World of Warcraft, the...

  • Spam in mail traffic continues to fall

    August 16, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Spam in mail traffic continues to fall

    The proportion of spam in mail traffic continued to fall in Q2 2012, averaging 74.3%. This was a decrease of 2.3 percentage points compared to the previous quarter. In addition to seasonal factors this trend may also be related to the difficult economic...

  • 30% of users store their passwords on smartphones

    August 15, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on 30% of users store their passwords on smartphones

    More and more people are storing their most valuable data on mobile devices. According to a survey conducted by О+К Research in May 2012 for Kaspersky Lab, 30% of users store confidential information – including passwords to social network accounts and...