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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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.

Top 10 worst passwords revealed

2016-03-29 09:11

Sports-related passwords are starting to feature prominently in a list of easy-to-hack login details.

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.


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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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.

Companies can save cash with PC recycling

2016-03-24 12:16

Firms can cut costs and help the bottom line by recycling old computer equipment that may still be useful, says an insider.

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.

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