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Hacked in translation

-May 25th, 2017

Check Point researchers have discovered a new attack vector that could allow hackers to create malicious subtitles to target users of popular media platforms to gain complete control of users’ PCs, mobiles, and smart TVs.

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Companies want to run applications in the cloud

-May 24th, 2017

New research from F5 Networks shows most companies are already using a hybrid cloud infrastructure, and are about to use it more operationally.

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Half of SA corporates vulnerable to ransomware

-May 21st, 2017

There is a perception amongst businesses that their company’s security is good enough to stand up to the numerous threats like the WannaCry ransomware that hit businesses globally this past week, however this is not the case.

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Wannacry hits 83 SA sites

-May 19th, 2017

Check Point Software Technologies has revealed the extent of the widespread outbreak of the “WannaCry” ransomware, with a new Check Point WannaCry Ransomware Infection Map showing at least 83 infections in South Africa.

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WannaCry curtain-raiser revealed

-May 17th, 2017

The WannaCry ransomware campaign wasn’t the first to use the EternalBlue and DoublePulsar exploits. ESET has revealed that they were first used at the end of April when hackers Monero cryptocurrency mining software.

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Ransomware defence must go beyond just files

-May 17th, 2017

Ransomware is on the increase, and while most threats request money in return for encrypted files, hackers are using other ways to extract payment from their victims, explains DOROS HADJIZENONOS, country manager, Check Point South Africa.

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Vox pumps R550m into fibre

-May 15th, 2017

Vox Telecom is to invest R550m in three key areas of the business, namely extending the Vox fibre rollout through its wholly owned subsidiary Frogfoot Networks, bolstering job creation and improving efficiencies through enhanced automation.

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Follow these 5 rules to stay safe on Wi-Fi

-May 11th, 2017

Free Wi-Fi spots are convenient and save users a lot of money. However, they are also perfect for hackers to pick up your personal information. NordVPN offers these rules to safe online.

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Government now top target of cyber attackers

-May 9th, 2017

Research has revealed that cyberattacks on the government has sector doubled in 2016, hiking to 14% from 7% of all cyber security attacks in 2015. 

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dotAfrica issues warning

-May 5th, 2017

Trademark owners who don't register dotAfrica (.africa) domain names matching their brand names during the sunrise phase, which commenced on 4 April and will run until 2 June, could find themselves incurring significant legal costs later on.

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