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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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Ghost employees could cost you your business

Ghost employees could cost you your business

The occurrence of ghost employees on a company’s payroll system ranks as the most difficult type of payroll fraud to detect, particularly in larger companies where no proper controls exist. Over time, this can pose a serious threat to the organisation’s profitability...

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FNB users can no longer save their passwords in a browser

FNB users can no longer save their passwords in a browser

First National Bank (FNB) has announced that users will no longer be able to save their online banking passwords in their browsers. Going forward, whenever a user wants to log into their account they will have to do so manually. This forces users to keep their banking...

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JPMorgan, Barclays rigged foreign exchange market

JPMorgan, Barclays rigged foreign exchange market

By Kaye Wiggins for Bloomberg / Fin24  Barclays, Citigroup, HSBC, JPMorgan and three other banks are set to be fined by EU antitrust regulators in coming weeks for rigging the multi-trillion dollar foreign exchange market, two people familiar with the matter said....

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