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South African WhatsApp scam warning

South African WhatsApp scam warning

Source: MyBroadband The National Stokvel Association of South Africa (Nasasa) is warning South Africans about WhatsApp stokvel scams which are targeting victims through social media. These WhatsApp stokvels catch unsuspecting victims by promising them a large return...

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Apple users targeted by 1bn malicious ads

Apple users targeted by 1bn malicious ads

By Mohit Kumar for The Hacker News The infamous eGobbler hacking group that surfaced online earlier this year with massive malvertising campaigns has now been caught running a new campaign exploiting two browser vulnerabilities to show intrusive pop-up ads and...

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Cool Ideas hit by a DDoS attack again

Cool Ideas hit by a DDoS attack again

Internet service provider (ISP) Cool Ideas was hit by a second distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in as many weeks on Saturday. The first attack took place on 11 September and knocked the provider out for more than eight hours. Cool Ideas then put a number of...

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SAPS launches free app to fight crime

SAPS launches free app to fight crime

Published by Kirsten Jacobs for Cape Town Etc An app for citizens to use in the fight against crime has been launched by the South African Police Service (SAPS). Called My SAPS, the app was developed by Vodacom and will be available on both Apple and Android devices....

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ISP Cool Ideas hit in DDoS attack

ISP Cool Ideas hit in DDoS attack

Internet service provider Cool Ideas yesterday suffered a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which affected all customers on their network. The attack lasted almost four hours. Customers experienced intermittent connectivity loss and degraded performance...

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SA govt has been conducting mass surveillance on citizens

SA govt has been conducting mass surveillance on citizens

By Arnold Zafra for Reclaim The Net Affidavits and other documents of former State Security Agency Director-General Arthur Fraser reveal that the South African government has been conducting mass surveillance on all communications in the country. This was filed in...

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Hacker discovers DSTV user credentials online

Hacker discovers DSTV user credentials online

By Roger Bambino for Tech JaJa Dr. Bright Gameli Mawudor heads the Cyber Security Service Team at Internet Solutions. He recently bumped into some MultiChoice credentials on the open Internet as he was giving a live demo at a conference. Dr Gameli is also the...

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Google Chrome extension will warn you of compromised logins

Google Chrome extension will warn you of compromised logins

Source: Mapletronics In a time when billions of login credentials are floating around the internet, Google’s new Chrome extension aims to help. Google’s new extension (currently only available for Chrome) will alert you if one of your username/password...

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FNB backtracks on password decision

FNB backtracks on password decision

FNB recently announced a new online banking policy which prevented users from saving their passwords to their browsers. However, the bank received a backlash from techsavvy users, who pointed out that using software to bypass this feature would create more...

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IT managers inundated with cyberattacks

IT managers inundated with cyberattacks

A recent Sophos survey has found that IT managers are struggling to cope with the volume and magnitude of cyberattacks. The following key findings relate to South Africa: Cybercriminal tactics have evolved into using multiple attack methods and often multiple payloads...

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