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Third Windows zero day exploit uncovered

December 26, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Third Windows zero day exploit uncovered

Kaspersky Lab technologies have automatically detected a new exploited vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows OS kernel, the third consecutive zero-day exploit to be discovered in three months. The latest exploited vulnerability (CVE-2018-8611) was found in malware targeting a small number of victims in the Middle East and Asia. Because the vulnerability...

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South Africa ranks as fourth most spammed country in the world

South Africa is most spammed country in Africa

December 25, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa is most spammed country in Africa

Truecaller has released findings from its Truecaller Insights report, a look into the top 20 countries affected by spam calls in 2018. Nuisance and unsolicited calls are on the rise around the globe, with Truecaller Insights report revealing that within large...

Human element is the biggest threat to your cyber security

5 cybersecurity trends to look out for in 2019

December 25, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on 5 cybersecurity trends to look out for in 2019

Conversations around the strength of a company’s cybersecurity have never been more pertinent. We’re generating more data than we know how to deal with and our digital footprints are rapidly expanding. As the opportunities for cybercriminals proliferate,...

Don't let fraud naivety sink your digital business

Don’t let fraud naivety sink your digital business

December 22, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Don’t let fraud naivety sink your digital business

The success of the recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend is testament to the opportunity offered by digital commerce. But local entrepreneurs should not underestimate the threat of online fraud, which has the potential to ruin an unsuspecting business....

How to tell if you've been hacked

How to tell if you’ve been hacked

December 22, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on How to tell if you’ve been hacked

In the first half of 2018, global data breaches compromised an estimated 4.5 billion data records worldwide. These attacks have seen millions of people’s personal and financial information put at risk, and demonstrate the need for security across all...

Beware of cybercriminals who prey on holiday shoppers

Beware of cybercriminals who prey on holiday shoppers

December 21, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Beware of cybercriminals who prey on holiday shoppers

While e-commerce sites are the primary target because hackers can scrape data from millions of cards, consumers have a job to do when it comes to protecting what’s in their wallet, warns Jeremy Samide, CEO of Stealthcare. Samide tells consumers,...

Cybersecurity predictions for 2019 according to Panda Security Annual Report

Cybersecurity predictions for 2019 according to Panda Security Annual Report

December 18, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cybersecurity predictions for 2019 according to Panda Security Annual Report

If 2017 was the year of ransomware then 2018 has been the year of the hack. The increasingly sophisticated threats coupled with the implementation of data protection regulations made this 2018 a challenging year in cybersecurity. The introduction of the...

Tips on how to avoid Christmas scams

December 16, 2018 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Tips on how to avoid Christmas scams

This holiday season should be a joyous one — for criminals. Holiday spending always makes it easier for fraudsters to steal your money, for two reasons. First, you may be so busy with shopping and parties that you don’t take that extra minute to...

Trends and technologies that will impact in 2019

Are we making ourselves more vulnerable to cyber-attacks in the workplace?

December 14, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Are we making ourselves more vulnerable to cyber-attacks in the workplace?

Although some organisations still feel that by digitising their businesses, they will be exposing themselves to cyber threats, on the contrary, one of the biggest benefits that forward-thinking organisations are reaping from their digital transformation...

Marriott’s data breach points to cybersecurity complacency

Marriott’s data breach points to cybersecurity complacency

December 12, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Marriott’s data breach points to cybersecurity complacency

The recent Marriott data breach risked the privacy and creditworthiness of a half-billion guests who have stayed at the hotel chain since 2014, including those who booked through the Starwood reservation system that includes St. Regis, Westin, Sheraton and W...

What makes a WAF ‘advanced’?

F5 releases first annual Application Protection Report

December 12, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on F5 releases first annual Application Protection Report

A recently released report by F5 Networks has shed light on the frequency and nature of web application attacks. The first annual Application Protection Report from F5 surveyed 3,135 IT and security practitioners across the globe, while additional research...

BT to deliver the latest SD-WAN and Cyber Security services for IXOM

December 11, 2018 • Company News, SecurityComments Off on BT to deliver the latest SD-WAN and Cyber Security services for IXOM

BT has announced that it has signed a contract to deploy a new generation of network technology for IXOM, a market leader in chemicals manufacturing and distribution in Australia and New Zealand. It will see IXOM benefit from BT’s latest software-defined...

Google CEO defends privacy laws

December 11, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Google CEO defends privacy laws

Google’s chief executive has defended the integrity of the company’s products a day ahead of a congressional hearing where he is expected to face tough questions from US lawmakers. In written testimony to the House Judiciary Committee made public on...

Collaboration is key to protecting critical infrastructure from cyber threats

December 10, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Collaboration is key to protecting critical infrastructure from cyber threats

National power grids are increasingly becoming a target of hackers and attacks. Several hacks have been reported across the globe in recent years, drawing the world’s attention to the vulnerability of national power supply systems, and bringing into...

Data security sits at the heart of democracy

What’s causing today’s IT security gap?

December 10, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on What’s causing today’s IT security gap?

What’s stopping global businesses from protecting their assets despite significant investments in cybersecurity programmes? That’s the question we asked ourselves when trying to determine what the reasons are behind the dangerous gap in modern IT...

The terabit era: get ready for bigger DDoS attacks

The terabit era: get ready for bigger DDoS attacks

December 9, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on The terabit era: get ready for bigger DDoS attacks

When it comes to mitigating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, security professionals have long been concerned about the growing volume and frequency of such incidents. NETSCOUT Arbor, which specialises in advanced DDoS protection solutions, says...