Tag Archives: cyber security

With 1 Billion Registered Mobile Money Accounts, Kaspersky Stresses The Importance Of Keeping Your Mobile Wallet Safe

Mobile Wallet

With more than $1.9 billion processed daily and over one billion registered accounts globally, mobile money is a massive industry. With strong growth coming from Africa, many analysts consider the region to be the epicentre of the global market. PayPal’s recent announcement that it will expand its Xoom money transfer service to more countries on the …

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One In Ten Gamers Have Had Their ID Stolen

Boy Gaming

Over a tenth of gamers globally (12%, or 179 million1 globally) have had their ID stolen – which could be worth as much as $347bn2 globally. In South Africa, 9.6% of gamers have had their ID stolen. This is according to global research by Kaspersky, which has also provided simple tips to help gamers avoid …

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More Privacy Control For All With TinyCheck Tool

more privacy control

To increase privacy control over users’ data, two Kaspersky experts have combined the results of their research and upgraded the openly available TinyCheck tool. Initially developed as a stalkerware detection tool for service organisations working with victims of domestic violence, TinyCheck now also offers help to uncover all types of geo-tracking apps. …

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For 12% of SA consumers, social ratings come at a cost

Social Media

Kaspersky’s latest report, Social credits and security: embracing the world of ratings, has uncovered that 12% of South African consumers surveyed have experienced issues accessing financial services because of an assessment of their social media information by scoring systems. While such social scoring systems have become more widespread and are already implemented in …

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Attackers have found a new way to steal online shoppers’ payment details using a popular web analytics service

Google analytics

Kaspersky researchers have uncovered a new technique for stealing users’ payment information on online shopping websites – a type of attack known as web skimming. By registering for Google Analytics accounts and injecting these accounts’ tracking code into the websites’ source code, attackers can collect users’ credit card details. About …

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Stem the leak: 87% of South Africans think up their own passwords and more than half don’t know how to check if they have been compromised

Computer password

The latest Kaspersky report, ‘Defending digital privacy: Taking personal protection to the next level’, has found that 87% of South African users are thinking up their own passwords, while 72% say they are unaware about how to check if any of their credentials have already been leaked. This highlights the …

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Coalition Against Stalkerware: New members and territories join fight against digital violence

Domestic abuse

Worldwide lockdowns reconfirm the need for strengthened international working group to domestic violence and stalkerware. The fight to protect consumers against stalkerware continues as eleven new organisations – AEquitas with its Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC), Anonyome Labs, AppEsteem Corporation, bff Bundesverband Frauenberatungsstellen und Frauennotrufe, Centre Hubertine Auclert, …

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For Your Eyes Only: Near Four-in-five South African Consumers Have Tried To Remove Private Information From Websites Or Social Media

Personal Information Online

New Kaspersky research has found that consumers around the world want to take more action to protect and maintain control over their personal privacy. As revealed in the company’s latest report, Defending digital privacy: taking personal protection to the next level, consumers are becoming more aware of where their personal data …

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Kaspersky Shares 10 Tips For Zoom Security And Privacy

Online meeting

With social distancing and quarantine measures implemented around the globe, people quickly started searching for effective means of communicating with each other. With its reported ease of use and attractive pricing, Zoom quickly rose in popularity. With so much use, Zoom’s flaws came rapidly to light. The company handled the …

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5 Top Cyber Safety Concerns and How NetNation Can Protect Your Family

Father daughter online

Irrespective if you’re using the internet for school, work or entertainment, it’s vital to keep yourself, your family as well as your personal information safe.  Netnation understands the importance of online safety and strives to create a safer cyber experience for families. ***Disclosure – This post is sponsored by NetNation.co.za***  …

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6 Tips for Safe Online Shopping

Woman spending online credit card

Online shopping has made buying clothes, gadgets, and even consumer goods easier for most people. However, accompanying this significant benefit are forms of cyber attacks such as credit card fraud, stolen identities, malware, and ransomware. These alarming issues may raise some concerns, but you can keep your personal and financial …

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