Tag Archives: online safety

Sticking Point: 34% Of Adults In South Africa Argue With Family Members About Updating Devices

Updating devices

A global survey conducted by Kaspersky, exploring users’ attitudes to updating devices, has found that the activity has become a family affair. According to the research, more than half of respondents locally who have family (65%), agree that children and elderly relatives need help with updating devices. Additionally, updates can affect relationships at home, …

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The era of targeted ransomware: South Africa ranked 3rd in highest number of users encountering targeted ransomware attacks

Ransomware

From 2019 to 2020, the number of Kaspersky users encountering targeted ransomware – malware used to extort money from high-profile targets, such as corporations, government agencies, and municipal organisations – increased by 767%. This increase in targeted ransomware occurred alongside a 29% decrease in the overall number of users affected …

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8 March Scams: Spoil The Women, Not The Scammers

Woman Searching Online

Kaspersky researchers are reporting on phishing pages dedicated to the International Women’s Day gifts purchase. The fraudsters exploit users who wish to buy presents for women on International Women’s Day. In 2021 some of them are even offering such gifts for free. Fraudsters create phishing webpages to scam users by …

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84% of South African parents use their gadgets to entertain their child when they travel: Kaspersky on tendencies of parenting in a digital age

Kids travel tablet

While many countries slowly ease the lockdown measures that were implemented because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the interest to domestic and international travel starts to increase. Kaspersky throws a light on some travel patterns of parents and their children on the go. According to the “Responsible Digital Parenting” survey1, 84% …

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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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Under suspicion: 41% of South African parents find something in their child’s social media account potentially dangerous

Kids online

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has forced families to spend their free time mostly at home. Staying at home usually also means spending much time using different Internet connected devices. For clear reasons, children’s growing online activity can cause lots of worries to their parents. Thus, according to a Kaspersky survey1, …

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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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