Why banking fraud is here to stay

2016-05-18 09:05

Internet users are contributing to banking and financial fraud by falling victims to cyber scams designed to steal cash, says a cyber security expert.

ATMs 'vulnerable' to cyber hacking

2016-05-03 09:05

Bank ATMS are vulnerable to hacking because of outdated software, a security firm has found.

SA hides deep secrets on smartphones - survey

2016-04-25 09:54

Almost a third of South Africans store information on their smartphones that they wouldn’t want anyone else to see, a national survey has found.

How ransomware has cost some Fin24 users thousands

2016-04-15 09:06

South Africans have expressed their anger at cyber criminals who exploit them with ransomware, according to responses from Fin24.

WhatsApp on collision course with governments - experts

2016-04-08 10:52

WhatsApp’s move to encrypt its messages shows it’s serious about privacy, but it may run into problems with governments, say experts.

Advertising gobbles 20% of your mobile data

2016-04-04 10:10

At least a fifth of your mobile data is consumed by advertising, international research has revealed.

SIM-swap fraud: MTN launches prevention drive

2016-03-30 15:45

Mobile operator MTN is driving a new SIM-swap strategy to try limit incidents of fraudulent swaps that have seen people lose thousands of rands.

Advertising malware targets SA smartphones

2016-03-23 12:34

Cyber criminals are targeting SA mobile phones with malicious software designed to push unwanted advertising as its means of monetisation, says a security company.

'Dangerous' banking malware targets Android

2016-02-23 09:36

Android mobile banking customers have to be wary of new malicious software capable of attacking online financial services, warns a security company.

Beefed-up banking malware stalks smartphones

2016-01-25 12:35

Cyber criminals have updated mobile malicious software to steal financial information, according to an internet security company.


Ransomware spikes as crooks eye easy cash

2016-05-10 10:33

Malicious software able to hold computers to ransom has climbed in the first three months on 2016, a security company has found.

Data encryption now urgent - expert

2016-04-29 13:21

The threat of cyber criminals makes encryption a necessity rather than optional, says a security expert.

How online sharing could wreck your relationship, career

2016-04-20 13:41

A significant percentage of South Africans are sharing information online that could lead to the destruction of relationships and careers, a survey has found.

Here's how ransomware hits SA

2016-04-14 10:21

Ransomware is increasingly becoming a problem in SA and local companies are not reporting incidents for fear of reputational damage, says a security company.

Here's why you're not to blame for cybercrime

2016-04-08 07:45

Consumers are not exclusively to blame for banking fraud, says an international organisation.

Banking security a top priority for SA business - survey

2016-03-31 11:55

South African businesses have overwhelmingly demonstrated their desire for financial security, a national survey shows.

8 top tips for hacker proof passwords

2016-03-23 18:03

Complex passwords are key to your digital security, yet few people take them seriously.

New malware 'takes over' Android smartphones

2016-03-04 09:41

Android smartphones running older versions of the operating system are at risk from a family of Trojan malware that could take over the functioning of a phone.

Data breaches spook SA's online buyers

2016-02-18 13:52

The majority of South Africans are turned off by security breaches on online shopping websites, a survey has found.

Zuma, other leaders easy target for hackers in Davos

2016-01-20 12:19

As world leaders gather in Davos for the World Economic Forum, they should ensure that their mobile phones are secure as cyber criminals stalk them, says a security company.

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