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Is your smartphone helping marketers target you? Take the test
Is your smartphone helping marketers target you? Take the testArticle

The best way to see if your phone is helping marketers target you is by setting up a trap. Here's how to do it...

19 Apr 2021

Many faces of malware: Are you protected?
Many faces of malware: Are you protected?Article

Malware remains the biggest threat to corporate networks, more costly than any other threat including ransomware and trojans...

John Mc Loughlin 2 Mar 2021

Be vigilant against email scams
Be vigilant against email scamsArticle

With the lockdown leading to business being run almost exclusively on email, fraudsters are increasingly using email-based scams to catch unsuspecting businesses off-guard...

13 Oct 2020

Digital democracy is still a long way off in Africa: it takes more than technology
Digital democracy is still a long way off in Africa: it takes more than technologyArticle

From the mid-2000s onwards, the digital revolution raised hopes of democratic transformation and strengthening in Africa. But it hasn't quite turned out like that...

Nic Cheeseman and Lisa Garbe 2 Oct 2020

Data protection isn't just an IT issue, says BIL Logistics
Data protection isn't just an IT issue, says BIL LogisticsArticle

Ransomware attacks, which encrypt data and block access to systems until a ransom is paid, have become the most common and costly form of cyberattacks in the supply chain industry...

1 Sep 2020

Now is the time for a full-service cyber security solution
Now is the time for a full-service cyber security solutionArticle

Apart from the obvious risk of contracting coronavirus and getting seriously ill during this worldwide pandemic, there is also a greater risk for companies' ICT systems to get infected by viruses...

6 Jul 2020

IDG reveals digital modernisation trends in SA
IDG reveals digital modernisation trends in SAArticle

Dell Technologies recently announced new survey results looking at digital modernisation trends among South Africa's medium-size organisations...

21 Apr 2020

Employees must be educated about mobile cyber threats
Employees must be educated about mobile cyber threatsArticle

Nearly 9 in 10 companies not only allow but actually rely on their employees to access critical business apps using their personal devices...

Doros Hadjizenonos 11 Feb 2020

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Media: How to protect your phone from spywareArticle

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Safety Advisory: Journalists have become targets of Pegasus spyware...

11 Nov 2019

23.5% of smart building infection attempts are web-born
23.5% of smart building infection attempts are web-bornArticle

According to a recent study of smart building threats conducted by Kaspersky, almost two in ten (26.5%) computers used to control smart building automation systems were subject to some kind of malicious attack in the first half of 2019...

1 Oct 2019

The dark side of mobile apps
The dark side of mobile appsArticle

Mobile device security threats are on the rise and it's not hard to see why...

21 Aug 2019

This year's SA Cannes Lions' judges...
#CannesLions2019: Accuracy of SA judges' predictions, revealed!Article

Before the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for 2019 kicked off last week, I caught up with six of this year's 7 SA judges for their predictions of the creative work that would roar as winners. Let's see who best saw into the future...

Leigh Andrews 26 Jun 2019

Grand Prix-winning work from the final night of Cannes LIons 2019...
#CannesLions2019: Film, Good and Titanium Lions winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity concluded on 21 June, with the 2019 Film Lions, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Lions, Glass Lions, Titanium Lions as well as the associated Young Lions winners announced during the final Cannes Lions award ceremony...

21 Jun 2019

#CannesLions2019 Entertainment Grands Prix winners: Top row is Final Cut and Droga5 New York's New York Times journalism's Resolve (Myanmar), Rigor (Taxes), Courage (Mexican Spyware), Perseverance (Immigration) and Fearlessness (Isis) campaign. Bottom left is Digital Craft Grand Prix winner Virtue's work for Carlings' Digital Collection, 'Address the Future'. Bottom right is Industry Craft Grand Prix work for Momentum New York and Canada's Nike 'Just Do It: HQ at the Church'.
#CannesLions2019: Craft winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 18 June, with the 2019 Cannes Film Craft, Digital Craft and Industry Craft Lions announced during the Craft award track ceremony...

18 Jun 2019

Cannes Lions Grands Prix awards.
#CannesLions2019: All the Grand Prix winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity came to an end on 21 June 2019, rounding out a full week of award shows that celebrated creativity across various categories. Here's a quick overview of the week's biggest winners...

18 Jun 2019

Lessons learned from the latest WhatsApp hack
Lessons learned from the latest WhatsApp hackArticle

We were once again reminded that mobile devices, the one thing most of us never leave home without, are vulnerable to attacks...

16 May 2019

Cyber attacks target Operational Technology
Cyber attacks target Operational TechnologyArticle

Environments running Operational technology (OT) are stepping up their focus on cybersecurity amid a growing number of attacks...

7 May 2019

#OneShow2019: Fran Luckin's judging pick of the day
#OneShow2019: Fran Luckin's judging pick of the dayArticle

"Terse, spare storytelling, very economical but very powerful" is how Fran Luckin, CCO of Grey Johannesburg and ADC 98th Annual Awards Advertising judge describes "The Truth Is Worth it", making it her ADC Awards pick of the day...

22 Mar 2019

Become more cyber smart in 2019
Become more cyber smart in 2019Article

As we enter 2019, why not also add 'improving cyber skills' to your list of goals?

29 Jan 2019

Are we prepared for 2019's cyber security challenges?
Are we prepared for 2019's cyber security challenges?Article

2018 saw significant security trends developing, which show how the cyber landscape is evolving...

Grant Hamilton 10 Jan 2019

This is how to avoid cyberattacks during the Fifa World Cup in Russia
This is how to avoid cyberattacks during the Fifa World Cup in RussiaArticle

Huge international sporting events are becoming significant cyberattack targets, ordinary individual attendees included...

11 Jun 2018

A cybercriminal's tricks and trades to get into your phone
A cybercriminal's tricks and trades to get into your phoneArticle

While analysts figure out new methodologies for analysing malware and users begin to understand how all this works, cybercriminals are seeking new ways to hide in phones and compromise devices, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO of ESET Southern Africa...

Carey van Vlaanderen 23 Mar 2018

Why release of two journalists in Ethiopia does not signal end to press crackdown
Why release of two journalists in Ethiopia does not signal end to press crackdownArticle

Ethiopia's use of imprisonment, harassment, and surveillance means that the country continues to be a hostile environment for journalists...

Muthoki Mumo and Jonathan Rozen 26 Jan 2018

Keeping cyber criminals at bay with F-Secure Radar
Keeping cyber criminals at bay with F-Secure RadarArticle

There are many ways in which cyber criminals manage to breach corporate defences, but web applications are by far the most vulnerable part of any computer network...

Issued by Maximizer Software 22 Aug 2017

Colin Thornton
Cyber attacks moving to mobileArticle

With individuals and businesses becoming increasingly dependent on mobile devices for everything from email to banking, cyber criminals have turned their attention to mobile platforms...

Colin Thornton 7 Jul 2017

Protecting yourself from identity theft
Protecting yourself from identity theftArticle

A current court case, dealing with a house that was sold fraudulently, has highlighted the risks of identity theft. Here's what you need to know...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 16 Mar 2017

F-Secure wins AV-TEST Best Protection Award for fifth time
F-Secure wins AV-TEST Best Protection Award for fifth timeArticle

F-Secure is now a five-time winner of the Best Protection award from the AV-TEST Institute, and is the only company in the history of AV-TEST to achieve such a distinction...

Issued by Maximizer Software 16 Feb 2017

Data is the ‘new oil' and everyone needs to know what they're leaking
Data is the ‘new oil' and everyone needs to know what they're leakingArticle

F-Secure's Chief Research Officer, Mikko Hypponen, warns about the growing intrusiveness of social media and internet-connected devices...

Issued by Maximizer Software 16 Feb 2017

Dangerous new app masquerading as Flash Player update
Dangerous new app masquerading as Flash Player updateArticle

ESET researchers discovered a dangerous new app targeting Android devices is capable of downloading and executing additional malware...

15 Feb 2017

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

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.

Fred Mitchell 21 Sep 2016

Travel industry particularly vulnerable to fraud, cybercrime
Travel industry particularly vulnerable to fraud, cybercrimeArticle

According to the Department of Tourism's annual report, both international arrivals and domestic tourism numbers are up. This rise in tourism has, unfortunately, also lead to an increase in instances of fraud...

13 Sep 2016

Are we safeguarding our online lives? An online survey suggests our bad habits may be leaving us vulnerable
Are we safeguarding our online lives? An online survey suggests our bad habits may be leaving us vulnerableArticle

A recent online survey has shown that while our online lives grow in leaps and bounds, Africans are largely oblivious to the dangers lurking on the web...

Issued by nudge 25 Feb 2016

Monetisation a driving force behind development of malware
Monetisation a driving force behind development of malwareArticle

The PandaLabs Report for 2015 indicates that it detected and neutralised more than 84 million new malware samples during 2015 - nine million more than the previous year...

27 Jan 2016

Nine tips on protecting yourself from digital disasters
Nine tips on protecting yourself from digital disastersArticle

When a system crashes, a hard drive fails or a hacker gets in through the door and we lose precious information, it can feel like we are losing parts of our lives...

25 Nov 2015

Research shows women face higher risk of cybercrime
Research shows women face higher risk of cybercrimeArticle

Statistics from research recently conducted by Karpersky Lab in conjunction with B2B International, show that cybercriminals are increasingly targeting women...

10 Nov 2015

How IT infrastructure can help banks enable compliance
How IT infrastructure can help banks enable complianceArticle

Banks and financial institutions must comply with a variety of legislation and frameworks, both locally and globally. A large part of this compliance hinges on...

Anurag Aren 15 Oct 2015

Trend Micro provides advanced threat protection
Trend Micro provides advanced threat protectionArticle

Trend Micro Incorporated, a leader in security software, has announced Trend Micro Security 10 - a security and privacy solution fully compatible with Microsoft Windows 10...

29 Jul 2015

Kalawe quits after settling for R2.7m payout deal from SAA
Kalawe quits after settling for R2.7m payout deal from SAAArticle

Suspended SAA CEO Monwabisi Kalawe has settled for a payout of nearly R2.7m to resign from his position and as a director of the national carrier...

30 Apr 2015

Talks could end SAA's court battle with CEO
Talks could end SAA's court battle with CEOArticle

Suspended South African Airways (SAA) CEO Monwabisi Kalawe and the airline have been in talks to agree on a settlement that could see him depart rather than continue with litigation, a source close to the matter said on Wednesday, 22 April...

24 Apr 2015

SAA head withdraws legal bid against inquiry
SAA head withdraws legal bid against inquiryArticle

Suspended South African Airways (SAA) CEO Monwabisi Kalawe on Thursday, 9 April, agreed to withdraw an urgent application in the Labour Court to have a disciplinary hearing against him set aside, a source close to the case said last night...

Andiswa Maqutu 13 Apr 2015

The need to protect yourself from evil domain name system (DNS) servers
The need to protect yourself from evil domain name system (DNS) serversArticle

DNS servers are integral to the operation of the internet in that they make it possible for computers and other devices to find each other. The attackers use these evil DNS servers to make money by setting up rogue servers...

Issued by Maximizer Software 31 Mar 2015

Rise in mobile malware calls for savvier behaviour, better monitoring
Rise in mobile malware calls for savvier behaviour, better monitoringArticle

South African smartphone users must be savvier about the sites they visit, what they download, and the apps they use on their devices...

17 Mar 2015

More companies are favouring managed IT security services
More companies are favouring managed IT security servicesArticle

More South African companies are beginning to favour managed IT security services...

Richard Broeke 13 Mar 2015

Privacy and security for smartphones with F-Secure's "Freedome"
Privacy and security for smartphones with F-Secure's "Freedome"Article

Intelligence agencies and criminals aren't the only people who may be tracking your online behaviour. It turns out there's a lot more to your browsing session than meets the eye...

Issued by Maximizer Software 24 Feb 2015

Don't allow email spoofers to diminish your customers' trust
Don't allow email spoofers to diminish your customers' trustArticle

Attacks on global brands such as eBay, PayPal and Amazon get a lot of news coverage, and each time this happens the brand suffers. Often, the source of corruption, unbeknownst to the organisation, is an email that appears to have come from the company, but instead was sent by a criminal source aimed at illegally soliciting sensitive information.

Premlan Padayachi 30 Sep 2014

Survey finds that unlicensed software is still a threat
Survey finds that unlicensed software is still a threatArticle

Fewer South African companies are using unlicensed software, opting to avoid the numerous security threats associated with counterfeit software, but one in three copies of software installed on local PCs during 2013 was still not properly licensed. The estimated commercial value (locally) of the unlicensed software is R4.11 billion.

18 Aug 2014

Benefits of online shopping
Benefits of online shoppingArticle

More and more South Africans are discovering the benefits of shopping online as they realise it not only saves time, but money too.

Martin Janse van Rensburg 31 Jul 2014

Protecting your personal information online
Protecting your personal information onlineArticle

Identity theft and credit card fraud have reached epidemic proportions. You can scarcely go a day without reading a newspaper story about a major company losing thousands of customers' records. Hackers use a variety of methods in order to compromise and steal your information.

Roberto Caprio 11 Jul 2014

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