Yahoo hack hits 500mn users, likely 'state sponsored'
Yahoo hack hits 500mn users, likely 'state sponsored'

SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo said Thursday a massive attack on its network in 2014 allowed hackers to steal data from half a billion users and may have been "state sponsored". Yahoo, which confirmed details of the breach months after reports of a major hack, said its investigation concluded that "certain user account information was stolen" and that the attack came from "what it believes is a state-sponsored actor".

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Employees download new malware every four seconds: report
Employees download new malware every four seconds: report

Check Point Software Technologies recently published findings from two research projects, the Check Point 2016 Security Report and Exploits at the Endpoint: SANS 2016 Threat Landscape Study, revealing critical challenges and key recommendations for IT leaders, as businesses continue to build-up protections against evolving cyber threats.

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Digital transformation: the CIO experience
Digital transformation: the CIO experience

With technology constantly evolving, your next disrupter or partner could be right around the corner. CIOs need to perceive opportunities and threats that others can't to succeed. It's all about seeing the full picture, anticipating the unexpected and seizing opportunities that others miss.

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Mobile will be the TV of the future
Mobile will be the TV of the future

According to Discover Digital, a digital entertainment and video on demand (VOD) services company, traditional broadcasting is changing as more consumers turn to mobile.

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Technology solutions help to boost citizen empowerment
Technology solutions help to boost citizen empowerment

Information and communications technology (ICT) remains the key contributor to the development of advanced economies, and the Government Technology Conference (GovTech) 2016 - which is a platform for public and private sector leaders, professionals and practitioners to discuss, deliberate and explore the role that ICT plays in improving the quality of life of citizens - lays a solid foundation on which SA is able to accelerate its digital drive.

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PriceCheck Tech & E-Commerce Awards winners announced

South African comparison website PriceCheck hosted its inaugural Tech & E-Commerce Awards on Thursday, 23 September 2016 at The Westin Cape Town. Along with celebrating the company's 10th birthday, the Awards aimed to recognise and reward stellar tech and e-commerce businesses in South Africa - those that have stood the test of time and newcomers to the industry.

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Registration for GovTech 2016 ICT awards is now open
Registration for GovTech 2016 ICT awards is now open

Throughout the world, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) innovation has been credited as one of the key contributors to the development of the most advanced economies.

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Spectrum crunch blamed for data costs
Spectrum crunch blamed for data costs

A "spectrum crunch" is behind SA's high cost of data, a Vodacom official has told Parliament. Parliament's telecoms and postal service committee is holding public hearings on the high cost of mobile and data services in SA.

By Bekezela Phakati 2 days ago

A practical guide to advanced threat detection
A practical guide to advanced threat detection

It's a message that has been beaten to death: as security technology evolves so do attacks become more sophisticated. It's a vicious, somewhat symbiotic, lifecycle that seems to have no end in sight. And by golly is business doing its best to stay one step ahead of threats that are more diverse, more refined, more numerous and more targeted than ever before. To fight these onslaughts companies are adopting security technology to proactively safeguard their operations.

By Fred Mitchell 2 days ago

Tesla fixes security in Model S after Chinese hack
Tesla fixes security in Model S after Chinese hack

WASHINGTON: A Chinese security team has hacked a Tesla Model S and revealed several vulnerabilities in the luxury electric car, US media reported.

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Global technology trends shaping the modern workplace
Global technology trends shaping the modern workplace

The European and South African findings from the Dell and Intel Future Workforce Study have been revealed, which identifies the global technology trends shaping the modern workplace. The results show that almost half of employees in these regions believe their current employer is not effectively making use of the latest technology advances.

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Google's bid for smarter messaging hits market

SAN FRANCISCO: US internet giant Google launched Wednesday a smart messaging app aimed at muscling into a busy market with popular rivals such as WhatsApp and Facebook's messenger.

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British carmaker McLaren denies talks with Apple
British carmaker McLaren denies talks with Apple

LONDON: British supercar maker McLaren said on Wednesday it was not in talks with Apple about a possible acquisition by the US tech giant, denying a report in the Financial Times. "We can confirm that McLaren is not in discussion with Apple in respect of any potential investment," a spokesman for the company said.

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