Password hacks as simple as 1-2-3-4-5-6

2016-01-20 09:54

Even after tens of millions of people had online accounts hacked, many internet users still rely on easily guessed passwords.

Apple criticises proposed new UK spying law

2015-12-22 10:25

Apple has criticised draft British legislation designed to stiffen surveillance powers.

New Facebook feature for your child's privacy

2015-11-18 15:09

An automatic warning feature for parents.

Privacy is dead on social media - legal expert

2015-10-16 08:50

Your musings on Facebook or Twitter are not private and you could be held accountable for inflammatory comments, says an attorney.

Jail threat for company bosses over Popi

2015-10-06 13:27

Company executives who fail to secure data in South Africa may face jail time, the Protection of Personal Information Act, known as Popi says.

10 tips to stay anonymous online

2015-09-22 07:22

Hack attacks, international espionage and corporate marketing have thrust open the danger of your online identity being compromised.

Ashley Madison hack 'a lesson' for SA firms

2015-08-24 13:39

The data dump by the Ashley Madison hackers is a warning to South African firms on the importance of securing client information, says a local expert.

Google balks at global 'right to be forgotten' order

2015-07-31 08:42

Google is refusing to bow to an order from the French privacy watchdog to scrub search results worldwide when users invoke their "right to be forgotten" online.

Here's how easy it is for crooks to steal your ID

2015-07-22 08:22

Cyber crooks don't need to hack your computer or cellphone to steal an identity; they can simply trawl cemeteries for a target ID, says a security expert.

BlackBerry blasts snooping proposals

2015-07-09 08:46

The Canadian phone maker has rejected political moves to ban strong encryption, saying that it's a short-sighted policy that would not serve companies or governments.


BlackBerry rejects hacked phone claim

2016-01-15 08:56

The smartphone maker has rejected reports that its device security has been compromised.

How to check your password strength

2015-12-17 10:05

A simple password is broken in less than a second but a more complicated one with upper and lower case letters, digits and symbols could take over 10 000 centuries.

SA ID theft jumps as crooks eye bosses

2015-10-28 11:08

Identity theft in South Africa is on the rise as cyber crooks eye stealing from company executives, a survey has found.

US official defends surveillance

2015-10-07 17:00

US intelligence does not conduct mass, indiscriminate harvesting of foreigners' private data, a senior US official has said on the eve of a landmark EU court ruling.

Young people more 'naive' on cyber security

2015-10-06 09:02

Young people who appear lax about their online identity and security are likely more naive than an indicator of a new openness of the internet, says a researcher.

Child safety app helps protect kids

2015-08-25 14:19

Parents now have the option of additional protection for children who use smartphones or tablets.

SA government leaves Twitter alone

2015-08-13 09:25

Governments around the world are increasing their efforts to compel Twitter to provide user information, except for SA.

Fin24 users angry, frustrated over ID theft

2015-07-29 08:51

South Africans who have been victims of identity fraud have shared their stories.

Nedbank takes the fight to cyber scammers

2015-07-17 14:38

Nedbank's new big data security tool will help the bank's clients avoid being victims of fraud.

Samsung ups security with BlackBerry partnership

2015-07-07 14:27

Samsung and BlackBerry have announced the first results of a partnership designed to provide secure Android smartphones for enterprise users.

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