Johannesburg (IT News Africa) THE Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) says it had been a victim of cyber criminals. The organization’s spokesperson, Patrick Craven said an email was doing rounds that COSATU will soon embark on a nationwide strike. He distanced COSATU from the email, which carries has the...
Trojans accounted for 70% of all new malware between April and June 2009, according to data compiled in the latest PandaLabs Quarterly Report. Trojans were also responsible for more infections than any other type of malware over this period. This type of malware was behind 34.37% of all infections detected...
Panda Security has launched its new, ultra-light 2010 consumer solutions, which include Panda Antiivrus for Netbooks, Panda Antivirus Pro 2010, Panda Internet Security 2010, and Panda Global Protection 2010. The new consumer products are designed specifically to offer maximum protection with a minimum impact. Thanks to Collective Intelligence cloud...
Increased access to the internet via mobile phones has increased the risk of being targeted by the viruses and hackers that prowl the internet. Security experts today all concur that mobile phones are the least protected devices in the entire computing arena leaving them at the mercy of internet...
As African banks layer more security into their banking procedures, software manufacturer Oracle has unveiled solutions which it says makes transactions easier and more secure. Speaking to IT News Africa in Durban this week at the Oracle User Group Conference in Durban, Nazif Mohammed, Vice President Financial Services, said, “We...
Panda Security has launched a new version of its UTM (Unified Threat Management) appliance, Panda GateDefender Integra. “Some 99% of threats affecting corporate networks are transmitted across the Internet,” says Jeremy Matthews, head of Panda’s sub-Saharan operations. “These threats are increasingly varied and complex, heightening the risk for SMBs. This...
Instant Messaging, known as IM, has changed the communications landscape dramatically over the last decade or so. Since the evolution of IM as we knew it in the mid 1990’s, this social communication tool has grown phenomenally, and is now being incorporated into the day to day business operations...
Integrating disparate security systems has become a critical part of creating a safe and functional organisational environment. And whilst standalone systems do provide critical functionality it also needs to form part of a cohesive security system, enhancing as opposed to hindering efficiency. The key is to integrate a...
Instant Messaging, known as IM, has changed the communications landscape dramatically over the last decade or so. Since the evolution of IM as we knew it in the mid 1990’s, this social communication tool has grown phenomenally, and is now being incorporated into the day to day business operations...
The proliferation of the Internet is one of those developments that will undoubtedly be remembered for generations to come. Unfortunately, it has also become inherently complex and vulnerable; a single page can today contain a myriad of security vulnerabilities. A recent white paper by Symantec: Web Based Attacks,...
Symantec Corp. is warning South Africans to take care to protect themselves against a plethora of attacks over the Internet and likely to hit around the 2010 FIFA World Cup Tournament, all focused on monetary gain. “Attackers on the Internet either try to compromise legitimate websites and so gain sensitive...
Little is expected to escape the weighty security blanket being pulled over every aspect of the FIFA World Cup 2010. Everything from electricity to transport, the public and stadiums will receive protection in some form or another as the world arrives to revel in the finest soccer spectacle on...
Computer crime is not going away. It will continue to evolve and advance, alongside our continued use of the Internet. Many - if not most - businesses deploy web-based technologies under the assumption that gateway security measures such as firewalls and intrusion detection and prevention systems are sufficient to...
According to security software provider Panda Security, as many as 4900 videos on YouTube have associated comments that contain links to a webpage designed to download malware. In yet another example of how cyber crime is being perpetrated through Web 2.0 sites, this continues atrend previously scene on...
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has issued a statement saying that a ‘malicious’ code had been added to its website, and that it was putting computers visiting its website at risk of infection. It said that problem was reported on Saturday. Says COSATU spokesperson Patrick Craven:...
Security software and antivirus provider, BItdefender, has announced the availability of its newest security offering, BitDefender Total Security 2010, for testing. Says Carmen Maierean, BitDefender's senior desktop product manager: "BitDefender uses beta testing as the last in a series of steps to ensure our customers receive the...
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