ARTICLES RELATING TO ONLINE SECURITY

Is biometrics the answer to secure and easy online payment?

2015-08-30 18:51

According to the SA Fraud Prevention Service, identity theft is costing the country at least R1bn per year and has increased by more than 200% in the last six years.

Sexy hackers steal Syria rebel plans

2015-02-02 22:33

Hackers targeted Syrian opposition members with online 'honey traps,' posing as female supporters to steal battle plans and the identity of defectors.

UK to keep tabs on phone calls

2014-07-10 21:06

Britain will rush through emergency legislation to force telecoms firms to retain customer data for a year.

China to probe tech suppliers for security

2014-05-22 17:40

China will investigate providers of important IT products and services to protect "national security" and "economic and social development".

Cops smash international cybercrime network

2014-05-21 11:09

Police say they have smashed an international cybercrime network operating out of Pretoria and made several arrests in a joint operation with the US.

Microsoft fixes XP, IE bug

2014-05-01 20:25

Microsoft is helping the estimated hundreds of millions of customers still running Windows XP, which it stopped supporting earlier this month, by providing an emergency update.

Facebook prohibits illegal gun sales

2014-03-06 12:54

Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook has agreed to delete posts from users selling illegal guns or offering weapons for sale without background checks.

China's president heads cybersecurity body

2014-02-28 07:55

Chinese President Xi Jinping has put himself in charge of a new body to co-ordinate cybersecurity, in a sign of Beijing's concern over its vulnerability to online attacks.

UK beefs up cyber defences after banks attacked

2014-02-05 17:03

Britain's financial, transport and energy industries said they will strengthen their defences against cyber attacks, building on a war-game simulation where banks came under assault from "a hostile nation state".

German e-mail logins stolen

2014-01-21 19:34

The login details of 16 million e-mail users in Germany have been stolen, the Federal Office for Information Security says.

 

Clinton got Benghazi info on private email

2015-05-22 21:15

Former Secretary of State Clinton was sent now-classified Benghazi info on her private email server.

Israel's Iron Dome makers hit by China hackers

2014-07-30 05:00

Three Israeli defence contractors behind the Iron Dome missile shield and related systems were themselves robbed of hundreds of documents by hackers linked to the Chinese government starting in 2011.

China accused of disrupting Google services

2014-06-02 13:50

Google is being disrupted in China ahead of the 25th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators near Tiananmen Square, a censorship watchdog says.

eBay hacked - change your password

2014-05-21 18:52

Online auction house eBay has asked millions of users to change their passwords after a cyber-attack exposed its database to hackers.

BlackShades takes a hit

2014-05-19 19:00

Police have arrested around 100 people in global raids against notorious malware being sold complete with "ransom notes" to extort money after taking control of computers.

Many in US believe they were hit by Heartbleed

2014-05-01 08:34

Many Americans scrambled to protect their personal information online after learning of the Heartbleed Internet flaw, and some believe their data was stolen.

Frenchman convicted for 'cyberjihad' site

2014-03-05 14:20

A Paris court has sentenced a Frenchman to a year in prison for operating what prosecutors described as an al-Qaeda propaganda website, the first conviction under a law outlawing "cyberjihad".

Teen girl in child porn charges for nude selfies

2014-02-07 13:05

16-year-old US girl faces controversial child porn charges over nude selfies.

'Password' no longer worst password

2014-01-22 05:30

The number sequence "123456" has overtaken "password" as the most common worst password among internet users.

Snapchat to update app in wake of hack

2014-01-03 11:07

Snapchat says it would be releasing an updated version of its hit app after hackers accessed the phone numbers and usernames of 4.6 million accounts.

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