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Microsoft Edge

Beware Microsoft Edge’s InPrivate mode

Microsoft Edge’s private browsing isn’t as private as it seems, with websites visited in private mode stored in the browser’s WebCache file.

Scammer

Couple robbed of R250,000 by hackers while trying to buy a house

A Knysna couple is out a quarter of a million rand after a hacker intercepted the money intended as a down payment for their new home.

Jail Cell Door Lock Key

Two KZN card cloners jailed for 18 years

Two card cloners have been sentenced to a combined 18 years in jail by a Durban court, the NPA said on Thursday.

Password hacking

Use this tool to check how strong your password is

Kaspersky Lab has released a password strength checking tool, which tells you how long it will take someone to crack your password.

Webcam

Shodan: the search engine for sleeping babies

Ars Technica has reported that Shodan now lets users browse vulnerable webcams – yielding alarming results.

Criminal cellphone thief

Wanted SSA mastermind battled to turn himself in

The alleged mastermind behind the multi-million rand theft from the State Security Agency repeatedly tried to hand himself over to the Hawks

Information security privacy password hacking crypto

Bad passwords: 2011 to 2015

The latest Splashdata Worst Passwords report shows that poor password choices have not changed much through the years.

Privacy

Fight for more privacy for Internet users

Civil rights groups want to ensure that fixed line and mobile broadband users’ privacy is protected.

Facebook Logo

Facebook adding Tor support for Android

Facebook will offer support for Tor via the Orbot proxy app for Android devices.

Password hacking

Worst passwords in the world

Splashdata’s latest password report reveals the most commonly-used passwords in the world for 2015.

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