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Cybercrime tools have become democratised reveals study

Cybercrime tools have become democratised reveals study

February 15, 2019 • SecurityComments (0)

The second instalment of the 2019 Security Report by Check Point highlights how tools and services used to commit cyber-crime have become democratised, with advanced attack methods now available to anyone willing to pay for them, as part of the growing ‘malware-as-a-service’ industry. The second instalment of the 2019 Security Report reveals the...

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34 percent of South African organisations are ready to comply with POPI Act

34 percent of South African organisations are ready to comply with POPI Act

February 14, 2019 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Sophos, a network and endpoint security company, has revealed the findings of a new study that was commissioned to determine the state of POPI compliance within South African organisations. The POPI Act (Protection of Personal Information) promotes the...

How to protect your heart and money from Romantic Phishing

February 14, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab experts have detected a sharp increase in phishing activities from criminals offering users various romantic goods on the eve of St. Valentine’s Day. The total number of user attempts to visit fraudulent websites with a romantic theme that...

Uganda strengthens security with Automated Biometric Identification System

February 11, 2019 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Digital security company, Gemalto is supplying its Cogent Automated Biometric Identification System (CABIS) and LiveScan technology to the Ugandan Police. These biometric solutions enable the police force to better solve crimes through the electronic...

Apple rails against secret screen recordings

February 10, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a recent article from TechCrunch, it was revealed that Apple is calling for the removal of code that lets developers record how a user interacts with their iPhone apps or face having their apps removed from the App Store entirely. Apple issued this warning...

Google launches Web Rangers in partnership with Kenyan scouts

February 8, 2019 • East Africa, SecurityComments (0)

Google has supported the Kenya Scouts Association to hold the 2019 edition of Web Rangers, a youth programme for online safety, to mark Safer Internet Day. The scheme has been run in over fifteen countries and was launched in Kenya in 2015. This year,...

More organisations to adopt mobile-centric biometric authentication by 2022

February 8, 2019 • SecurityComments (0)

Gartner has predicted that by 2022, 70 per cent of organisations using biometric authentication for workforce access will implement it via smartphone apps, regardless of the endpoint device being used. In 2018, this figure was fewer than 5 per cent. Lower...

WhatsApp bans 2 millon fake accounts per month

February 7, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Social media platform, WhatsApp bans about two million accounts per month from its messaging platform. According to the company, three-quarters of problematic accounts are identified without user report or human intervention, 20 percent of them at the time of...

Google now ties your identity to your collected data

Google now ties your identity to your collected data

February 6, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Up until recently, Google collected your data but never directly tied your identity to it. It has since lifted the ban on personally identifiable web tracking and can now use all of the information collected from your searches, your email, Youtube, Maps, and...

LG South Africa unveils new WhatsApp service

WhatsApp introduces new privacy settings for iPhone

February 6, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Popular Facebook-owned chat service WhatsApp has updated its iOS app, on Tuesday, 05 February with support for biometric authentication, allowing users to ‘lock’ the app with Face ID or Touch ID. To activate the new feature, you’ll need to head to the...

South Africans still neglecting online safety

South Africans still neglecting online safety

February 5, 2019 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In light of Safer Internet Day which is observed around the globe today, 05 February, YouGov has released the results of a study which shows that many internet users in South Africa are still not doing enough to safeguard themselves online. Commissioned by...

Digital commerce has changed the way consumers interact with businesses

February 4, 2019 • SecurityComments (0)

Difficult to achieve and earned over time, trusted online relationships are based on businesses providing a secure environment and a great customer experience. Recently released Experian’s Global Identity and Fraud Report found that 74 percent of...

NCC to introduce plans to curb cybercrime in Nigeria

NCC plans to curb cybercrime in Nigeria

February 4, 2019 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced plans to introduce a code of practice for internet service providers (ISPs) in a bid to curb cyber-crimes in Nigeria. The new code will help to secure the country’s cyberspace against imminent...

A bug in Apple's FaceTime video-calling application allows a caller to hear audio on the receiving end before the call is actually answered.

Callers can hear you over FaceTime before you answer

January 29, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Callers can hear you over FaceTime before you answer

A bug in Apple’s FaceTime video-calling application allows a caller to hear audio on the receiving end before the call is actually answered. Considered a major privacy issue, many users fear that this could be used for malicious intent because you can...

Why understanding cyber risk is important

January 27, 2019 • Features, SecurityComments Off on Why understanding cyber risk is important

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2019 ranks data fraud/theft and cyber attack as two of the top five global risks in terms of likelihood. The big question now is how will organizations respond? Reading the World Economic Forum’s...

What is the cyber security recipe for SMEs?

What is the cyber security recipe for SMEs?

January 24, 2019 • Security, StartupsComments Off on What is the cyber security recipe for SMEs?

Small and medium-sized businesses are becoming more and more attractive targets for cybercriminals – both direct and also as a starting point for larger attacks across a supply chain. Unfortunately, these companies often lack the experts, systems and...