What’s Coming to WhatsApp – New Features and Updates

19 Jan

coming to whats app

What’s coming to WhatsApp in 2021? In October 2020 we gave you a sneak preview of the WhatsApp features and updates planned for users this year. It would seem that many of these updates have since been enabled, and a few more have been added. Let’s take a look. Users can expect a deeper integration […]

South Africans see an increase in online shopping scams

12 Jan

online shopping

So, while scrolling through your social media news feed you happen to ‘stumble’ across a coveted item on your must-have list – at a considerably discounted price. The discount persuades you and you take all the necessary steps to visit the supplier website, make the purchase and sit back to await it’s arrival…except the delivery […]

Spotify Users Taken for a Song by Credential Stuffing Op

4 Jan

credential stuffing op on spotify

If you’re a Spotify user and have experienced some disruption with your account access, you may have been taken for a song by credential stuffing op that was recently in full swing. Not too long ago, a research team stumbled across an open Elasticsearch database jam-packed with more than 72GB of data containing over 380 […]

Operation Falcon Cracks Major Phishing Ring – How Phishers Phish

23 Dec

How Phishers phish

A year-long investigation dubbed, Operation Falcon, jointly run by INTERPOL and Group-IB working closely with the Nigeria Police Force, was tasked with identifying and locating cybercrime threats. The task force spent a considerable amount of time trying to deactivate a massive phishing ring that has targeted over 50 000 victims in a major global scam. […]

Changing Bad Habits – 2021 Employee Security Behaviour Changes Needed

7 Dec

employee seurity behaviour changes

Merely having a security policy that outlines acceptable and expected employee behaviour doesn’t seem to be enough to inspire employee security behaviour changes, regardless of how big or small the enterprise is. Over time, it has been proven that a human-centred system and approach is needed where staff members are kept accountable for their security […]

The Trends and Risks of QR Code Hackers

30 Nov

QR Codes

It was somewhere in the mid 90’s that QR codes, short for “quick response”, became really popular in the automotive industry in Japan. Mobile phones came with QR code readers and the average citizen soon got used to scanning a printed QR code to get more information on products, scanning electronic tickets, and even tracking […]

PayPal Plans for 2021 to Include Global Crypto Currency

23 Nov

PayPal Plans 2021

With 2021 just around the corner, people are beginning to look to the big names in the digital world for their intended updates to their business model. PayPal is one big name that’s not planning to disappoint. In fact, the company has great plans for its digital wallet platform as well as its various apps. […]

More Ransomware and Data Breaches Expected in 2021

16 Nov

2021 ransomware and data breaches

Covid-19 wasn’t the only pandemic to take the world by storm this year. As it turns out, hackers unleashed a pandemic of their own, mostly in the form of the ransomware and data breaches that swept the world. It would seem that when there’s more scope for remote work to be done, there’s more risk […]

Still ‘Zooming’ in From Home? Here’s How to Enable Encryption

9 Nov

When the world retreated and people started working from home at the beginning of 2020, data encryption and security were not yet top of mind for everyone. As face-to-face meetings migrated to remote meetings and new remote working software applications became a necessity, ‘Zoom’ was suddenly one of the new buzz words. This still relatively […]

The Evolution of Cloud-Based Software Among Digital Transformation

27 Oct

evolution of cloud-based software

According to statistics, cloud computing annual subscriptions will reach a whopping $1.7 billion by 2024 in South Africa alone. That’s saying a lot considering that the annual subscriptions in 2018 only reached a value of $370 million. The forecasts show an annual increase in subscriptions of 29% thanks to the evolution of cloud-based software. Aside […]