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WhatsApp bans 2 millon fake accounts per month

February 7, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on WhatsApp bans 2 millon fake accounts per month

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 registration. At a recent press briefing in New Delhi, company executives said they have built a...

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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 Off on Google now ties your identity to your collected data

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 Off on WhatsApp introduces new privacy settings for iPhone

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 Off on South Africans still neglecting online safety

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 Off on Digital commerce has changed the way consumers interact with businesses

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 Off on NCC plans to curb cybercrime in Nigeria

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...

Preparing for the inevitable – what 2018 taught businesses about data protection

January 22, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Preparing for the inevitable – what 2018 taught businesses about data protection

Around this time last year, commentators across the industry predicted that 2018 was going to be the ‘year of data protection’, and it was. Even halfway through the year, we had seen a number of high profile data breaches and the public’s...

2019 cybercrime and financial trends

2019 cybercrime and financial trends

January 22, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 2019 cybercrime and financial trends

The same concept holds true for cybercrime and the Financial Services industry. At the end of the day, regardless of who the ultimate victim of a cyberattack is, the end goal of most cyber events continues to be financial gain. Cybercriminals increasingly...

CES: Smart cities and the challenge of securing the neighborhood

CES: Smart cities and the challenge of securing the neighborhood

January 21, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on CES: Smart cities and the challenge of securing the neighborhood

  This year at CES there was an entire section devoted to smart city initiatives municipalities are rolling out in many cities around the world, or planning to. As we noted in our look at automotive security and IoT security previously, the technologies...

Hosting company warns against domain hijacking

Online basics for small businesses

January 20, 2019 • Security, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Online basics for small businesses

In a time when most people make purchasing decisions while browsing their smartphones, business owners cannot afford to not be online. Whether a small family-run restaurant or a start-up with big ambitions, all small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) stand to...

Fortnite vulnerability put millions of players at risk

Fortnite vulnerability put millions of players at risk

January 18, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Fortnite vulnerability put millions of players at risk

Researchers at Check Point Software Technologies, a provider of cyber security solutions globally, shared details of vulnerabilities that could have affected any player of the hugely popular online battle game, Fortnite. Fortnite has nearly 80 million players...

Networks Unlimited Africa and Cofense stand against phishing

Networks Unlimited Africa and Cofense stand against phishing

January 18, 2019 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Networks Unlimited Africa and Cofense stand against phishing

  Cofense, a provider of human-focused phishing defence solutions which enable people to identify, report, and mitigate such threats as spear phishing and malware, is keenly aware that small businesses are significant targets for cyber attackers. This is...

NETSCOUT report highlights rapid changes in DDoS threat landscape

NETSCOUT report highlights rapid changes in DDoS threat landscape

January 17, 2019 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on NETSCOUT report highlights rapid changes in DDoS threat landscape

The findings of a new report from NETSCOUT have highlighted some key points around distributed denial of service (DDoS) activity worldwide during 2018. NETSCOUT’s Arbor Active Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS) has actively monitored the global internet...