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Apps on Smartphone

How to stop your smartphone from being hacked

Unsecured mobile phones are among the top seven major causes of security breaches and your mobile number is all a hacker needs to start the attack.

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Watch out for this new Windows ransomware

An alert from Microsoft warns Windows users about a new ransomware called Ransom:Win32/ZCryptor.A.

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Delete bank statements from your inbox immediately: Sabric

The South African Banking Risk Information Centre has shared information on how individuals can protect themselves against cyber criminals.

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Microsoft banning weak passwords

Microsoft helps users protect against weak passwords by dynamically banning commonly-used combinations.

Email

Hillary Clinton fails with private email use

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton did not comply with the state department’s policies in her use of private email for work while secretary of state, an official audit has found.

Facebook Notifications

You are sharing too much information on Facebook, and fraudsters love it

Sabric has said that fraudsters are resorting to more subtle ways of stealing the personal information of South Africans, which can lead to their bank accounts being compromised.

Scam

Watch out for this new email scam doing the rounds in South Africa

The Southern African Fraud Prevention Services has warned of a new email scam doing the rounds in South Africa.

Mall of Africa

Mall of Africa crime concerns

Reports of crime at the Mall of Africa calls the safety of one of the largest shopping malls on the continent into question.

Drupal

Drupal websites hacked using SQL injection flaw

Hackers have attacked hundreds of Drupal websites, installing ransomware that hijacks the website’s main page.

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Why you should be using encryption in 2016

All breaches aren’t created equally. Encryption, not breach prevention, separates damaging hacks from annoying intrusions.

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