SECURITY

Don’t get hacked this holiday

Don’t get hacked this holiday

Public Wi-Fi isn’t as safe as you might think, warns Eset. Read More

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Regin: a malicious platform capable of spying on GSM networksRegin: a malicious platform capable of spying on GSM networks Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team has published its research on Regin – the first ...
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Security a top priority as Africa moves to LTESecurity a top priority as Africa moves to LTE Securing the network is a top priority for telcos and carriers as LTE becomes increasingly mainstream ...
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Barclays ropes in ICT taskforce in anti-fraud warBarclays ropes in ICT taskforce in anti-fraud war Barclays Bank of Botswana (BBB) has roped in experts in the field of Information Technology and ...
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MORE SECURITY NEWS

Monday 10 Nov

Botswana streets to come under surveillance

BOTSWANA
Selected streets in both big and small cities as well as villages will be under the permanent glare of video surveillance according to recent reports. »
Friday 7 Nov

Kaspersky Lab: Most businesses use third-party services to manage virtualisation

Less than one-third of businesses keep their virtualisation servers on-premises and managed entirely by their own internal IT staff, according to a Kaspersky Lab survey of 3,900 IT professionals worldwide. »
Tuesday 4 Nov

Cisco: Employee complacency increases risk

SOUTH AFRICA
Research released by Cisco shows that critical company data is at risk in South Africa as a result of organisations focusing IT security policies and resources more on external threats and not enough on the threat from within.   »
Tuesday 28 Oct

Senegal moves to protect citizens’ personal data

SENEGAL
Senegal has launched a major public consultation exercise to seek practical and operational solutions to protect its citizens’ personal information, and promote the development of the digital economy.»
Monday 27 Oct

Cyber security workshop set for Wednesday

BOTSWANA
The African Cyber Risk institute (ACRI) will host a cyber security conference in Gaborone on the 29th of October. »
Friday 24 Oct

Kaspersky Lab: Ebola hook in “Nigerian” spam

NIGERIA
In September spammers produced topical new versions of the old “Nigerian Letter” scam, this time based on the Ebola virus. »
Thursday 23 Oct

Cisco warns of unprecedented growth of malicious traffic

KENYA
Threats designed to take advantage of users’ trust in systems, applications and personal networks have reached startling levels, a new report by Cisco reveals.»
Monday 20 Oct

Users cover webcams due to spying fears

Kaspersky Lab research has found a large proportion of computer users cover up their webcams for fear of being spied on.»
Thursday 16 Oct

Malawi’s online job search engine acquires SSL Certificate

MALAWI
Malawi’s first ever online job search engine, has joined the elite in the business by acquiring an Extended Validated SSL Certificate.»
Wednesday 15 Oct

Growing African focus on data security

MAURITIUS
Beachhead Solutions’ new SA and Mauritius country manager explains the challenges and solutions around securing customer data and compliance with new personal information legislation.»
Tuesday 14 Oct

Costly kids: families lose money or data due to children on the net

According to joint research by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 18% of users in South Africa have lost either money or important information as a result of their children’s online activity. »
Tuesday 14 Oct

No silver bullet for security

For too many businesses, the idea of a security ‘quick fix’ is tempting, and they learn the hard way that there is no such thing, says Intact Security.»
Monday 6 Oct

Every fifth Android user faces cyber attacks

According to the results of the “Mobile cyber-threats” survey carried out by Kaspersky Lab and INTERPOL between August 2013 and July 2014, every fifth Android-based device protected by Kaspersky Lab security solutions was a target of malware at least once during the reporting period. »
Friday 26 Sep

Risks of cyber attacks hard to define

It is extremely hard to apply to the risks caused by the myriad cyber threats out there, as they are hard to define, harder to prevent, and it is almost impossible to accurately assess the cost and damage of a breach once it has taken place, says Intact Software Distribution.»
Tuesday 23 Sep

Cyber Security Africa set for Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA
The 2nd Annual Ethiopia Banking & ICT Summit will take place in November 21st, 2014 at Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.»
Thursday 18 Sep

EFCC searches for $38m bank e-fraudster

NIGERIA
Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  has started a manhunt for a 38-year-old bank worker over the alleged theft of $38 million from his employers by hacking into computer systems.»

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