Security

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OpenSSL

Single line of code that broke online security

OpenSSL’s security loophole, dubbed Heartbleed, has revealed a fundamental truth about the internet: we should not take goodwill for granted

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Heartbleed

Heartbleed fix may lead to online disruption

The heartache from the Heartbleed Internet flaw is not over, and some experts say the fix may lead to online disruption and confusion

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Digital security lock encryption cryptographic keys

SA banks, networks, online shops SSL security rankings

There’s more to online security than buying an SSL certificate and uploading it to your server, a SSL rating service from Qualys shows

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Heartbleed

Heartbleed bug hits again

British parenting website Mumsnet is the latest organisation to have been hacked due to the “Heartbleed” bug

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Sanral Security

18% of Internet users had personal data stolen

Some 18 percent of US Internet users have had important personal data such as bank account information stolen and the problem appears to be getting worse

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BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)

BBM for Android, iOS lightly affected by Heartbleed bug

BlackBerry has published a patch for its BlackBerry Messenger apps on Android and iOS after a critical bug in the widely used OpenSSL security software library, dubbed “Heartbleed” was found to affect the mobile messaging applications

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Hacker spyware virus

Trojans, worms, viruses and spyware

Cyber-criminals created and distributed 20% of all malware that has ever existed, reveals the 2013 annual report of PandaLabs

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Standard Bank app

Standard Bank smartphone app security concerns raised

A Standard Bank customer has said that fraudsters used the bank’s smartphone app to steal thousands of Rands from him

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Heartbleed

NSA denies exploiting Heartbleed online security flaw

The US National Security Agency on Friday denied a report claiming it was aware of and even exploited the “Heartbleed” online security flaw to gather intelligence

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Heartbleed

Canadian tax filing website shut down by Heartbleed bug

The Canada Revenue Agency shut down access to online tax services because of a bug that has made data vulnerable to theft by hackers.

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