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Tips to avoid becoming a victim of cyber fraud this festive season

With millions of South Africans preparing to log on to do their shopping this festive season, gangs of cyber criminals are lying in wait to spoil the party by infiltrating networks and stealing money and identities. But you need not become one of the victims if you employ a pre-emptive practical strategy to mitigate the risks...

7 Dec 2015

Be vigilant over Christmas, RBS executive warns shoppers

As the year draws to a close, shopping malls begin to experience a significant rise in foot traffic as many South Africans and international tourists rush to complete their Christmas shopping...

25 Nov 2015

Card skimming fraud: who is liable?

With a 23% year-on-year increase in card skimming fraud from R366 million to R453 million recorded last year, according to the Hawks, it is becoming increasingly important for both consumers and establishments to be vigilant about this type of fraud, especially during the busy festive season...

20 Nov 2015

Four tips on how retailers can protect themselves from data breaches

MasterCard addressed various issues impacting retailers across Africa...

13 Nov 2015

Apple sees off bag-search US lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple has defeated a class action lawsuit from its California store employees seeking back pay for the time taken to undergo checks of their bags when leaving for the day...

9 Nov 2015

SA online escrow service to exhibit at Web Summit in Ireland

TradeSafe, a South African online escrow payment startup, has been invited to exhibit at Web Summit in Ireland from 3 to 5 November...

4 Nov 2015

Apple pulls data snooping apps from online shop

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple rid its App Store of some applications that it said could snoop on people's data and posed a security threat...

12 Oct 2015

Security, electricity costs hit Shoprite bottom line

CAPE TOWN - Armed robberies and Eskom's load shedding have cost SA's largest supermarket group Shoprite Holdings an additional R3bn in operating costs this year...

19 Aug 2015

Retail safety in a world of malls

South Africa has an ever-increasing number of shopping malls. While they offer consumers convenience and retailers good volumes of foot traffic, safety risks are a significant concern that need to be carefully managed and can be mitigated by using the right tools...

By Grant Dunnington 17 Aug 2015

Realmdigital explains how 3D Secure is affecting SA online stores

Despite showing significant growth in 2014 and into 2015, the South African e-commerce market has had another challenge threatening its progress...

6 Aug 2015

Mobile fraud: it's on the rise and what you can do about it

Think that you are safe? Believe that your mobile device is secure and your transactions completely protected? You'd be wrong...

By Chad Fichardt 23 Jul 2015

South African start-up life hacks: the second hand goods act

Buying or selling means a certain amount of risk and you'd only have to speak to a friend to hear of an incident where a criminal has deployed their scam via a classified ad...

6 Jul 2015

Retail companies take 200 days to identify advanced cyber threats, survey reveals

The most serious security challenge retail organisations face are advanced cyber threats. According to a new Ponemon Institute Survey...

1 Jul 2015

[Source Africa 2015] Wearing your heart on your sleeve

Whether shopping for something as simple as a pair of jeans or that must-have fashion item, the average consumer doesn't give much thought to...

By Nicci Botha 10 Jun 2015

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