Xerox helps secure copier secrets

Copiers can retain sensitive data on their built-in hard drives. The security risks associated with this are great. Copier Secrets, one of the topics covered on Carte Blanche on 30 August, caused a stir on social media platforms as people expressed alarm at the idea of their data and secrets being stolen and used for nefarious purposes.

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It’s tax season – and that means the cybercriminals are hard at work to scam South African taxpayers.
Among the many scams doing the rounds are e-mail pretending to come from South African Revenue Services (SARS), that lead you to infected Web sites or that try and lure them into opening infected attachments? Or scammers offer to complete tax returns and then hold on to any refunds.

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The danger of data leaks

As many companies and institutions have discovered, data breaches are costly – not only in terms of financial losses, but also in terms of reputational damage. A data breach is defined as the intentional or unintentional release of secure information to an environment that is untrusted, such as the Internet.

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