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Safeguarding your customers against the threat of identity theft

A recent data breach exposed the personal information of 30-million South Africans, including emails, ID numbers, addresses and contact numbers, and, in some cases, even passwords...

By Wynand Smit 17 Nov 2017

MTN introduces biometric system to reduce consumer fraud

MTN has introduced a fingerprint biometric solution in order to strengthen its security and reduce consumer fraud and identity theft...

16 Nov 2017

Deep packet sniffing, penetration testing and vulnerabilities: A guide to modern IT security

Yes, I know what you're thinking...this sounds like some kind of twisted geek version of Fifty Shades of Grey. And while I hope our message can instil the same kind of reader and media frenzy as that soft porn novel and film, it is admittedly a far more sombre (and arguably far more important) topic for discussion: IT security and mobility...

By Colin Thornton 16 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: Day three highlights

The last day of AfricaCom 2017 saw speakers and exhibitors building on the first two days of the conference, sharing knowledge, forming new partnerships, and talking about the vision for the continent of Africa...

11 Nov 2017

NEC/XON Summit 2017: Making Africa smarter and safer

The NEC/XON ICT Summit 2017 kicked off on Monday, 6 November 2017. Keynote speakers included the likes of Carel Coetzee, CEO of XON and Hironobu Kurosaki, president and CEO of NEC Europe...

By Ilse van den Berg 7 Nov 2017

Tips for shopping online safely this festive season

Online retail is a huge business today, with an increasing number of consumers across the world turning to the internet to buy products and services...

3 Nov 2017

Autonomous vessels and crewless ships could be coming soon

With human error behind 75% of marine liability losses, there are hopes that autonomous vessels and crewless ships can improve shipping safety...

1 Nov 2017

New iPhone brings face recognition (and fears) to the masses

Apple will let you unlock the iPhone X with your face - a move likely to bring facial recognition to the masses, along with concerns over how the technology may be used for nefarious purposes...

30 Oct 2017

Chrome Cleanup alerts Google Chrome users of potential threats

A new scanner and cleaner for Google Chrome, designed to help users browse the web safely and without interruption, has been launched by cybersecurity company, ESET...

26 Oct 2017

Ansys debuts Solid webKey for online passwords

Developed and designed in South Africa at digital technology solutions provider, Ansys' design and manufacturing facility, Solid webKey helps internet users to follow global best practices for protecting online accounts...

24 Oct 2017

Women in Technology Conference addresses challenges in ICT industry

Women comprise 55% of the country's entire workforce, yet only 20% of ICT professionals are women. To address these challenges, Standard Bank and Liberty hosted the Women in Technology Conference...

23 Oct 2017

Privacy groups warn of perils in smartwatches for kids

Smartwatches designed to help parents keep tabs on children could create privacy and security risks, activist and consumer groups said this week as they called for probes by regulators... [Please note, this article has been UPDATED]

19 Oct 2017

Database of 30 million+ South Africans leaked online, property group is culprit

NEWSWATCH: After a database of more than 30 million South Africans had been leaked online, including estimated incomes‚ addresses, and cellphone numbers, one of the country's top real estate companies has admitted to being the unwitting source...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Oct 2017

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International

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit from London to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy.

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Can a tech company build a city? Ask Google

Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation startup owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, has announced a partnership with the City of Toronto to develop a new waterfront precinct. Time to ask Google: can you build a city?

By Sarah Barns 2 days ago

Hisense acquires Toshiba television business

Hisense Electric, the publicly listed subsidiary of Hisense Group, has agreed to purchase 95% of the shares of Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation (TVS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, for 12.9 billion Japanese Yen (R1,6 billion). Toshiba holds its 5% stock rights.

14 Nov 2017

Saudi 'giga projects': tall ambitions, high risks

From a holographic lion to talking robots and flying taxis, Saudi Arabia has dazzled investors with plans for hi-tech "giga projects" - but sceptics question their viability in an era of cheap oil.

30 Oct 2017

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