Here's how cyber crooks get in the door

2016-06-27 10:58

Corruption is the open door that leads to organisations being hacked in South Africa, a cyber security firm has warned.

Google pays out thousands for Android security

2016-06-17 11:59

Google has paid out more than $500 000 to improve security in the Android mobile operating system.

Here's how cyber crooks target old and young

2016-06-03 11:08

Young and older people display different behaviours that make them targets for cyber criminals who are intent on stealing money from their bank accounts, says an expert.

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Bank ATMS are vulnerable to hacking because of outdated software, a security firm has found.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


Huge spike in ransomware infections

2016-06-26 09:43

Malicious software designed to extort money from computer and mobile phone users has risen five-fold, new research shows.

SA business 'unprepared' for cybercrime

2016-06-09 16:46

South African businesses are ill-equipped to deal with emerging cyber security threats and relay on outdated protection strategies, says a security expert.

Thousands of dangerous app downloads in SA

2016-06-02 11:42

South Africans are unwittingly downloading thousands of malicious programs designed to steal financial information, a security company has warned.

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.

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