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Hackers pounce on ANC alliance partner

July 23, 2009 • SecurityComments (3)

Johannesburg (IT News Africa) THE Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) says it had been a victim of cyber criminals...

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Trojans 70% of new malware detected

July 15, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on Trojans 70% of new malware detected

Trojans accounted for 70% of all new malware between April and June 2009, according to data compiled in the latest PandaLabs Quarterly Report...

Panda’s new cloud-based 2010 products “ultra-light”

July 8, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on Panda’s new cloud-based 2010 products “ultra-light”

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 ...

Mobile phones at the mercy of hackers and viruses

July 6, 2009 • SecurityComments (1)

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...

Africa deserves secure banks – Oracle VP

June 26, 2009 • SecurityComments (1)

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...

New version of Panda GateDefender Integra launched

June 25, 2009 • SecurityComments (3)

Panda Security has launched a new version of its UTM (Unified Threat Management) appliance, Panda GateDefender Integra...

Instant Messaging – communication revolution or security disaster?

June 24, 2009 • SecurityComments (1)

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...

Integration – the foundation of an effective security system

June 24, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on Integration – the foundation of an effective security system

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...

Instant Messaging – communication revolution or security disaster?

June 23, 2009 • SecurityComments (2)

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,...

Web Security 101 – familiarise yourself today

June 12, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on Web Security 101 – familiarise yourself today

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...

Cyber attacks may increase leading up to the 2010 Soccer World Cup

June 2, 2009 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber attacks may increase leading up to the 2010 Soccer World Cup

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...

Don’t sit on the sidelines when it comes to data security

June 2, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on Don’t sit on the sidelines when it comes to data security

Little is expected to escape the weighty security blanket being pulled over every aspect of the FIFA World Cup ...

Out-of-the-box security isn’t enough today

May 28, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on Out-of-the-box security isn’t enough today

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...

Panda warns of malware in YouTube comments

May 27, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on Panda warns of malware in YouTube comments

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...

COSATU web site hit by virus

May 25, 2009 • SecurityComments (1)

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...

Bitdefender introduces latest security offering

May 20, 2009 • SecurityComments (1)

Security software and antivirus provider, BItdefender, has announced the availability of its newest security offering, BitDefender Total Security 2010, for testing...