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  • 7 “harmless” habits threatening online safety

    October 31, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Everyone nowadays is connected to the Internet and has by now probably settled into some online routines: we all have such habits as checking our e-mails and social media pages first thing in the morning and consider these rituals healthy and harmless....

  • Getting feedback on new tools to protect people’s privacy

    May 2, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Getting feedback on new tools to protect people’s privacy

    The past several weeks have made clear that people want more information about how Facebook works and the controls they have over their information. And today at F8 we’re sharing some of the first steps we’re taking to better protect...

  • Unlocking the future of online security with biometrics

    Unlocking the future of online security with biometrics

    April 20, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Unlocking the future of online security with biometrics

    With smartphones increasingly using biometric authentication as a theft deterrent, the potential for such techniques – which rely on the natural, inherent features of a person like their fingerprint, voice or face to confirm their identity – to become the...

  • South Africa: TransUnion launches identity theft solution

    Keeping your ID safe in the cybersphere: 4 tips you need to know

    July 21, 2017 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Keeping your ID safe in the cybersphere: 4 tips you need to know

    Over the course of the past decade, the brick-and-mortar institutions of yesteryear have rapidly been replaced by online counterparts, with South Africans now turning to the Internet to perform banking transactions, book flights and even shop for groceries....

  • Infrastructure Management Trends in South Africa

    Discussing Data Security: On and Offline in Africa

    April 22, 2016 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Discussing Data Security: On and Offline in Africa

    To keep up with technology and improve efficiencies, companies are constantly replacing outdated IT equipment. However, this creates a challenge as large amounts of excess electronics must be managed and disposed of properly. The problem with IT asset...

  • What is the difference between whaling and phishing?

    April 11, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments (1)

    One of the largest online security threats to individuals and businesses today doesn’t come from new sophisticated malware tools, but rather from distinctly low-tech phishing and whaling campaigns. A recent survey of IT experts from the US, UK, South Africa...

  • Around 23,000 devices go missing every month, finds Kaspersky Lab

    Parents under pressure to protect both young and old online

    October 28, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Parents under pressure to protect both young and old online

    New research by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International reveals that 28% of parents in South Africa feel they have no control over what their children see or do online, with 41% concerned that their children’s Internet-dependency is becoming an addiction. Added...

  • PayPal to provide Kenya with safer online payment options

    August 25, 2015 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on PayPal to provide Kenya with safer online payment options

    PayPal is teaming up with MallforAfrica (MFA) to make online shopping from key markets outside of Kenya possible. According to research conducted by Ipsos shows that out of the approximately 26 million internet users in Kenya, 60% shop online or expect to...

  • Financial companies handle cyber threats when they happen

    August 24, 2015 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Financial companies handle cyber threats when they happen

    Kaspersky Lab, in cooperation with B2B International, has conducted a survey* among company representatives to find out their attitudes towards information security, including financial companies’ policies towards protection from online fraud. The survey...

  • Around 23,000 devices go missing every month, finds Kaspersky Lab

    Tips for safe and secure holidays in Kenya

    July 8, 2015 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Tips for safe and secure holidays in Kenya

    With school holidays around the corner in Kenya, many Kenyans may be heading off for a well-deserved break with friends and family. With that in mind, becoming infected with malware or becoming a victim of fraud or some other cyber-threat is not necessarily...

  • Do plug-in devices pose a threat to IT security?

    April 24, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Do plug-in devices pose a threat to IT security?

    Plugging in peripheral devices into work computers and other assets like printers is pretty commonplace in today’s businesses, even across Africa. Employees in a lot of companies literally have free reign to plug in whatever they want – be it a smartphone...

  • Around 23,000 devices go missing every month, finds Kaspersky Lab

    Device users think passwords are of no value to cyber criminals

    April 22, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Device users think passwords are of no value to cyber criminals

    One in five Internet users, in South Africa, assume their passwords are of no value to cyber criminals, according to a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. However, passwords are the keys to the account holders’ personal data, private...

  • Keeping the connected generation safe online

    April 8, 2015 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Keeping the connected generation safe online

    Always-on connectivity has become part and parcel of today’s society, with more and more people relying heavily on email, social media and web browsing. Children growing up in this era have unprecedented access to information, multimedia and interactive...

  • Kaspersky Lab to open office in Rwanda

    Looking back at 2014’s cyber threats

    December 10, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Looking back at 2014’s cyber threats

    In 2014, Kaspersky Lab experts saw considerable growth in the number of malicious attacks on user computers and mobile devices, further development of financial malware and a change in the vectors of web attacks. According to Kaspersky Lab, based on the...

  • 10 vicious viruses that will ruin your company

    August 8, 2014 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 vicious viruses that will ruin your company

    With Enterprise Mobility becoming a major trend, there are security precautions that need to be taken. One of the biggest precautions would be to protect your business against vicious viruses that could not only cripple your business, but potentially ruin it...

  • For a lot of football teams taking part in the 21st edition of the World Cup, cybersecurity has become a real worry for their travelling parties.

    Nigeria: Security forces nab $6 million Facebook fraudster

    July 28, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: Security forces nab $6 million Facebook fraudster

    Nigerian security forces have allegedly arrested a suspected internet fraudster. The fraudster has been accused of stealing $6 million from people who thought were paying fees to apply for government jobs. This is according to dailymail.co.uk. According to...