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First ever 1Tbps DDoS attack

A massive DDoS attack, which involved over 150,000 Internet connected devices, has hit the hosting provider OVH.


Biggest DDoS attack in history: 620Gbps

KrebsOnSecurity was the target of the largest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack ever seen by Akamai.

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ADSL usernames and passwords leaked online

The ADSL usernames and passwords of a prominent South African ISP have been leaked online.

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Better crime fighting in South Africa with GIS

GIS can play a vital role in understanding the risk factors for crime, and how crime can be tackled.

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The FBI can read all your email, and you’ll never know

Court cases going on right now are revealing that federal officials can read all your email without your knowledge.

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SACP leadership’s phones are being bugged — Nzimande

Blade Nzimande says the SACP party leadership is under siege.


iPhone hack attack and the trade in spyware

Zero-day exploits – a hacker’s wild card.

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Hackers steal personal data from 500 million Yahoo accounts

Computer hackers swiped personal information from at least 500m Yahoo accounts in what is believed to be the biggest ever digital break-in at an email provider.

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Advanced ATM skimmers can steal your fingerprints

A Kaspersky Lab investigation reveals there are at least 12 sellers offering ATM skimmers capable of stealing victims’ fingerprints.


The world’s most secure home computer

The makers of the ORWL state that not enough thought goes into making PCs secure, a problem which can lead to undetected tampering and data theft.

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