Third of SA uses illegal software

2016-05-27 09:30

A large percentage of South Africans are using illegal software, a new survey has found.

5 top tips to spot Facebook scams

2016-05-17 14:12

With the growing adoption of social media, here are five ways you can be sure to spot crooks looking to exploit you.

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.

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Bank ATMS are vulnerable to hacking because of outdated software, a security firm has found.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 shows support for hacktivism - survey

2016-04-25 13:52

South Africans agree with a global poll that found support for hacktivist groups, according to a worldwide survey.

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.

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.

Website hacks drive government cyber security re-think

2016-04-13 19:54

Hacking of government websites has prompted the State Information Technology Agency to move them to secure web servers.

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.

The top 3 online passwords in 2015 weren't very original...

Candice Sutherland from SHA Underwriters explains why people are relatively misinformed about the potential dangers that weak online passwords pose, and some of the trends (read bad habits) that surface when it comes to choosing a password. Watch.

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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.

Post Office warns of big new money scam

2016-05-17 12:25

The South African Post Office has warned customers of a scam doing the rounds where people are duped into depositing money into fraudulently opened Postbank accounts.

Cyber crooks, terrorists use 'similar' online strategies

2016-05-06 14:40

Cyber criminals and terrorists share similar internet abusive behaviour, 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.

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.

10 tips to help you beat ransomware

2016-04-18 09:16

Ransomware is an easy way for cyber crooks to target people. Here are 10 tips to beat the threat.

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.

4 scams that cyber crooks use to steal your cash

2016-04-13 12:01

Cyber criminals employ simple strategies to steal personal and financial information, warns a cyber security expert.

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.

WATCH: How hackers crack your online passwords

A recent survey has revealed that only 56% of respondents are confident of their online password strength. Candice Sutherland from SHA Specialist Underwriters explains why people are relatively misinformed about the dangers of weak passwords. Watch.

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