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  • 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)

    Phishing attacks on e-Stores surging

    April 30, 2014 • SecurityComments Off

    Despite the increased share of phishing attacks on online stores, the most frequently attacked category is still social networking sites (23.5%). In March, users of LinkedIn risked giving away their personal data as a result of phishing scams. There were...

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    Facebook’s Big, Bright Redesign = More News Feed Junk

    March 8, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off

    Social networks like Facebook and Google+ are suddenly more image-happy than ever. And that’s awesome, in theory. But images ≠ photos. And that’s an important distinction. (See also Facebook Updates News Feed With Dedicated Feeds, Bigger Photos...

  • IT News Africa’s 10 Most popular stories of 2012

    December 7, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off

    2012 has been an active year for the industry, with continuous technology releases and several game-changing announcements made by various companies.  Many stories sparked debate and deliberation, and we have compiled a list of the most popular and most...

  • Africa clicks together as Madiba dominates social networks

    July 18, 2012 • OnlineComments Off

    Social networks and online media sites have been inundated with messages of best wishes and goodwill to former South African President, Nelson Mandela, on his 94th birthday. Messages were sent from all over the world from celebrities, institutions,...

  • How to use social media as a business tool

    June 8, 2012 • OnlineComments Off

    There is no denying the influence that social networks and social media have on business. These resources are considered strategic business development tools that can –and should, be used to inform markets about services and company news, as well as build...

  • Be aware of scams and spam on social networks

    May 22, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    Whilst there is no denying the power of social networks as a channel of communication (Facebook has in the region of 900 million registered accounts), security experts say users need to be aware of the ever-present threat from malware authors and scammers....

  • Facebook app connects customers to telecom operators

    October 18, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Nokia Siemens Networks has launched a Facebook app that operators can use to allow people to personally manage their fixed and mobile telecom services. The new app enables customers to check their balance, browse and buy special offers and subscribe to...

  • Get ready for Mobile VAS Africa 2012

    October 10, 2011 • EventsComments Off

    Mobile VAS Africa is the one event destined to bring together every market participant of the Mobile VAS community across Africa to explore the future Mobile VAS technologies that will match the African market trends but also to identify ways in which profit...

  • Cellphone – from a chatter box to a banking service

    June 9, 2011 • OpinionComments Off

    “Cellphones will change our lives as much or more than television did” -Alan Knott-Craig, Vodacom Managing Director. In the early 90s it hit our shores – one minute we were talking with it, the next we were sending each other messages with it. Once you...

  • Pervasive, powerful and popular – the rise of mobility

    October 15, 2010 • OpinionComments Off

    The mobile and wireless technology industry is on the move and, fortunately for all channel operators, the consumer seems to be keeping up with the pace. Against a backdrop of increasingly popular social networking and the undeniable influence of corporate...

  • Why I stopped using Twitter… and what I changed since I came back to it

    August 24, 2010 • OpinionComments (2)

    I was a fairly early adopter of Twitter. I think I opened my original account in 2006, or 2007 at the latest. At the time, it was just considered a geeky tool for a few addicts. After a year or so, it quickly turned into a great way to exchange thoughts and...

  • Social network apps used to aid housebreaking

    July 8, 2010 • SecurityComments Off

    With the boom in social networks and the numerous applications now available for sharing information across the Internet, global IT vendor Panda Security advises users to take extra precautions in order to prevent falling victim to computer fraud. “This...

  • Website sells bots used for attacking social network sites

    June 3, 2010 • SecurityComments (1)

    IT security vendor Panda Security has exposed a network selling bots which specialise in targeting social networks and webmail systems. The publicly available website contains an extensive catalogue of programs aimed at social networks and webmail services,...