Tag Archives: online safety

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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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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Safer Cell Service – Samsung Parental Controls

Kids playing Samsung phones

Parents of today are raising a new breed of savvy technological kids. Toddlers use tablets to play games and teenagers enjoy texting with their friends on their mobile phones. And on top of this, most schools are using computers and tablets in their curriculum, making it tricky to keep kids …

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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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How To Keep Your Teenager Safe Online

‘What in the world were you thinking?’, ‘How could you post that?’, ‘I wasn’t expecting that from you.’ these are some of the sentences you often say to your young ones when they do something stupid or totally outrageous. When we were teens, our parents had to deal with problems …

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5 Ways To Keep Your Child Safe Online

Young Girl Playing With Pink Mobile Phone

The fast development of various online services has affected the lives of all generations. While grown-ups are aware of the pros and cons the Internet brings, children and young teenagers don’t possess that level of experience. Since children can also use the Web in many beneficiary ways, it’s important to …

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