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270m user records leaked in latest hack

270m user records leaked in latest hack

By Bradley Prior for MyBroadband HaveIBeenPwned has added a large data breach – involving popular writing website Wattpad – to its database of data breaches. In June 2020, Wattpad – a website that allows users to publish their own literary content and critique the...

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How to test your password strength

How to test your password strength

By Devon Delfino for Business Insider US Creating and maintaining secure passwords may seem like a hassle, but it’s a modern necessity if you want to keep your information safe. To help you understand what makes a secure password, and how to validate the...

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New push notification scam hits SA

New push notification scam hits SA

Source: Business Insider SA Push notifications allow websites to send alerts to your phone. These kind of notifications are popular for breaking news, with many media news sites sending alerts to subscribers. You must subscribe to receive push notifications online....

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Inquiry into Covid-19 corruption

Inquiry into Covid-19 corruption

By Samantha Riddle for Briefly  The Special Investigating Unit has confirmed that it will be heading an inquiry into allegations of fraud and corruption relating to Covid-19 relief. Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa had announced the establishment...

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Dis-Chem fined R1.2m for hiking prices

Dis-Chem fined R1.2m for hiking prices

By Sifiso Zulu for EWN  The Competition Tribunal has found Dis-Chem pharmacies guilty of contravening the Competition Act by selling surgical face masks at excessive prices during the Covid-19 pandemic. The retail group has been ordered to pay an administrative...

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75% of SA’s top websites not POPI-compliant

75% of SA’s top websites not POPI-compliant

Source: IOL Research by digitally-led marketing agency, Rogerwilco, indicates that only 25 percent of South Africa’s most popular websites have pop-ups that explicitly ask visitors for consent to collect data about their browsing activity. With the Protection of...

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Whatsapp Stokvels are back

Whatsapp Stokvels are back

By Bombi Mavundza for Business Insider SA Despite the name change, the ‘stokvel’ still has the same modus operandi. Members deposit R200 – and hope to make huge profits. The National Stokvel Association of SA (Nasasa) has previously warned South...

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Keep your money safe with these tips

Keep your money safe with these tips

Be your money’s best protection by following these SABRIC tips: Tips to prevent card not present (CNP) fraud Personal information includes identity documents, driver’s licenses, passports, addresses and contact details amongst others. Always protect your personal...

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Postbank forced to replace 12m bank cards

Postbank forced to replace 12m bank cards

Source: MyBroadband Postbank needs to replace 12-million bank cards at a cost of R1-billion after its “master key” was compromised, the Sunday Times reported. Citing several internal Postbank reports, the Times found that the bank’s master key was stored in plaintext...

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Ransomware attackers threaten to leak Telkom client database

Ransomware attackers threaten to leak Telkom client database

According to a recent MyBroadband article,  Telkom has fallen victim to the group behind the Sodinokibi ransomware, also known as REvil. The group has claimed responsibility for the attack and has threatened to leak the Telkom client database on its the Dark Web blog....

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High Court declares lockdown unconstitutional 

High Court declares lockdown unconstitutional 

Source: eNCA The COVID-19 lockdown alert Levels 3 and 4 have been declared invalid and unconstitutional. The High Court in Pretoria has handed down this judgment. The court, however, suspended the declaration of invalidity for a period of 14 days. Government has noted...

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