Yahoo and Microsoft are teaming up in an effort to stop lottery email scams. The two companies have signed on with Western Union and the African Development Bank to head a new effort to aid victims of the attacks and help catch the perpetrators.Lottery scams often reach users in...
The dedicated McAfee division at Workgroup has announced the immediate availability of McAfee Anti-Theft File Protection, a security software solution that provides privacy and theft protection for valuable files stored on a PC.By enabling PC users to lock their important files, such as bank statements, tax returns, business documents...
Panda Security, a global leader in IT security, has presented Panda Managed Office Protection to the Channel. This Web-based subscription service for professionals (SOHO), SMBs and companies with branch offices will help drive Channel sales, as it is a complete security service – and not just an antivirus. “This...
STANDARD Bank and MTN Swaziland will soon be launching mobile banking in the Kingdom, The Observer said.Meanwhile, the two companies have partnered to offer a mobile top-up service, where customers can now load airtime from the ATM. Speaking during the service’s launch yesterday morning, Standard Bank Managing Director Tineyi...
According to Panda Security, the global software vendor, a new wave of fake antivirus programmes has infected more than 30 million users, earning cyber-crooks hundreds of millions in the process.“The information we have at present suggests that some 3% of these users have provided their personal details1 in the...
As security laboratories predicted at the beginning of the year, the use of web pages to distribute malware is becoming a popular trend.This method has many advantages for cyber-crooks. First, if they manage to infect web pages that have a large number of visitors, they do not need to...
Networks Unlimited and IronPort Systems Inc., a leading provider of solutions that protect businesses against spam, viruses and malware, and now part of Cisco, today announced hardware platforms for its enterprise- and carrier-grade e-mail security appliances that dramatically extend IronPort's performance advantage over its competition. Read full article
Fortinet, a provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions, has signed a global agreement with Dimension Data to integrate, install and provide consultancy services for Fortinet’s network security solutions to enterprises worldwide. The new partnership combines an innovative and proven security platform with Dimension Data’s robust and trusted integration...
Workgroup's dedicated CA (formerly known as Computer Associates) division has announced that it has signed an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with CA to further accelerate the adoption of CA security products in South Africa.Through the agreement, Workgroup will take on the responsibility of manufacture, support and distribution of...
The government of Southern Sudan has urged international investors to consider opportunities the country’s ICT sector. IDG News reported today that Sudan is reaching out to Commonwealth nations to convince investors to tap into opportunities in the ICT sector, in the wake of a peace in the war-torn country brokered...
Kenyans have not been spared by cyber crooks, an increase in fraud has been witnessed and the victims have lost heavily.The East Africans have seen a surging e-mail and computer fraud in the financial services sector, seeing their bank balances emptied and savings wiped out in electronic scams.Business Daily...
Riverbed Technology , the technology and market leader in wide-area data services (WDS), today announced the company will release third quarter fiscal year 2008 financial results after the close of the market on Thursday, October 23, 2008. Read full story
A Trojan purporting to be a video of the iPhone is at the centre of a new pharming attackThe malicious payload of the Trojan can result in users being redirected to fraudulent web pages when they try to access their online bank. The aim is to steal confidential user...
Networks Unlimited together with Websense, Inc. , a global leader in integrated Web, email and data protection technologies, today announced that the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) awarded Websense with a 2008 Best of Show award for "Best Software Product" at the annual CompTIA Breakaway conference.Read full story
The Connect Africa Summit ended yesterday in Rwanda with World Bank, European Commission and African Development Bank (AfDB) announcing investment commitments amounting to over $55 billion, with the information and communication technology (ICT) sector taking the lead.The summit decided to bring forward ICT connectivity goals to 2012 to enable...
Presiding over the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell today, Websense, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Gene Hodges will introduce the industry's most unified and effective Web and data security offerings,Read more