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Mobile Security

Africa under siege by rising mobile threat, says Check Point

Cyber-security solutions company, Check Point Software Technologies has recognised Africa as an important region for growth and investment, particularly as African countries are increasingly a choice target for cybercriminals. Even though the continent’s internet penetration was only 35.2% in December...

Hackers could use touchscreen interactions to access valuable data

A team of cybersecurity researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) has demonstrated that valuable user information can be exfiltrated by tracking smartphone touch movements to impersonate a user on compromised, third party touchscreens while sending emails, conducting...

Prioritising mobile security in the workplace

Given the number of mobile devices employees use, companies are under pressure to manage these multiple touchpoints in the organisation more effectively. But too often, security falls by the wayside in the rush to make communication easier. One of the...

Entersekt wins Best Mobile Security Technology 2018 award

For the third year in a row, South African fintech company, Entersekt has won the Best Mobile Security Technology award in the annual Banker Africa Southern Africa Banking Awards. The aim of the awards is to recognise outstanding performance and...

How to make your mobile device more resilient

If you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you’re hoping for quick tips on what to do if you suspect there’s spyware or a tracker on your phone. If that is the case, you’re likely to be disappointed; there...

4 signs your phone has been hacked

Our mobile devices have become an integral part of our lives, whether it be to stay connected across the various social media and messaging platforms or as an essential business tool, the importance of these devices has never been...

Consumers expect full banking service delivery to their smartphones

Smartphones are the new hub from which tech-savvy consumers run their financial lives. In the developed world, bank branches are closing at an accelerated rate due to a decline in the use of cash and the huge uptake of digital...

Opinion: Mobile Phones are Under Attack

Long-known but relatively obscure vulnerabilities in global mobile telecommunications systems are reaching a wider audience, including cybercriminals, who are always looking for new ways to intercept sensitive data and co-opt user authentication sessions intended to protect digital banking and...

Risky business for mobile merchants

South African financial institutions are under severe pressure to better secure their mobile services. Fraud and increasingly sophisticated phishing attacks are massive challenges for organisations providing financial services via mobile devices, whereas the demand for them from consumers is...

SA fintech business Entersekt wins banking security award

It was announced on Monday the 10th of April that for the second year running, South African fintech company, Entersekt has won Best Mobile Security Technology in the 2017 Banker Africa Southern Africa Banking Awards. Open to all banks and...
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R500 Million Investment to Enhance Broadband in SA Townships

This financial year, Vodacom Eastern Cape plans to invest R500 million as part of its larger digital inclusion strategy...
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