China bans VPNs
Since March 31, China has officially banned non-state sanctioned VPNs, while businesses and Internet users are waiting anxiously for the ban to take effect. However, there is not much information yet from the Chinese authorities about how and when exactly the ban will be implemented.
Swarms are attacking
The most recent Global Threat Landscape Report from Fortinet says that automated and sophisticated swarm attacks are accelerating, making it increasingly difficult for organisations to protect users, applications and devices.
Hybrid radio station airs
Massiv Metro, a new South African radio station, has taken a fresh approach to digital radio. Conceptualised by DJ Sbu (Sibusiso Leope), it has been created in partnership with Massiv Media to reach the vast taxi commuter market.
Smartphone sales climb in South Africa
Smartphone unit sales in South Africa climbed by around 21% in 2017, even as South Africans reduced their spending in most categories of the consumer technology market, according to point of sale data from market research firm, GfK South Africa.
Smartphone sales decline in Africa
Africa's smartphone market experienced a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) decline of 6.4% during Q4 2017, according to the latest insights announced today by International Data Corporation (IDC).
Hackers move into mining
According to Kaspersky, cybercriminals have started using sophisticated infection methods and techniques borrowed from targeted attacks in order to install mining software on attacked PCs within organisations. The most successful group observed by Kaspersky Lab earned at least $7 million by exploiting their victims in just six months during 2017.
How Uber boosts women
Ride-hailing apps boost women’s income and ease their entry into the transportation industry—from which they have traditionally been shut out, according to a report by IFC.
PCs keep falling
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computing devices (PCD) market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, declined 6.2% year on year in Q4 2017, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC).
Digital transformation can save billions
Presenting the 2018 SONA Cyril Ramaphosa made a commitment to establish a Digital Industrial Revolution Commission to ensure that all sectors of the country are able to seize the opportunities and manage the challenges presented by rapid advances in information and communication technology.
DDoS threats rise
F5 Labs has released new figures highlighting how distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks continue to grow and evolve in EMEA.