Tag Archives: data security

WhatsApp Apps | App Security and Updates

8 Sep

WhatsApp apps

The Low Down on WhatsAppening to WhatsApp Apps Mobile apps have transformed the way we live our lives. From ordering online to keeping tabs on our health, from banking to gaming there’s an app for everything, and communication apps are a big part of the conversation. In fact, can you even remember how you conversed […]

What is Data Management?

10 Aug

data management and storage

Data management is the new buzzword on the block for business owners who haven’t realised the importance of it – until now, that is. Organisations are responsible for the data they collect. They need to have valid reasons for collecting it and have the necessary measures to protect themselves from data breaches. To understand data […]

QR Codes – An Influence or a Catastrophe Waiting to Happen?

3 Jun

QR Codes

It’s midway through 2021, and the world has changed exponentially over the past year and a half. We’re bumping elbows, heading off on staycations, and we’ve all stepped up a level or two when it comes to digital technology. In fact, industry pros estimate that global digital transformation has sped up a whopping seven years. […]

The Serious Consequences of Bad Data Security Practices

9 Mar

Online shopping and digital payment systems were already on an upward trend before COVID-19. The pandemic only served to catapult businesses into embracing digital business formats ahead of schedule and now, more than a year in, retailers and small business owners are reaching a broader audience through their online services. As we begin to settle […]

Identifying and Detecting Fraud, Step by Step

26 Jan

online fraud detection

It is an undeniable fact that when it comes to detecting, preventing and investigating fraud and other security incidents, data and evidence are vitally important if accuracy is to be ensured. Something that cannot be denied is that a thorough investigation is required when fraud is suspected. This seems an obvious statement, doesn’t it? But […]

Data encryption is so much more than a buzzword

29 Apr

data encryption

Data encryption is something that can be easily overlooked as just another industry buzzword, without any real bearing on our lives. But therein lies the problem. Data encryption is essential to protecting private/vulnerable information from falling into the wrong hands. It’s also used to verify that data comes from the promised source and provides details […]

Facebook accuses 2 Ukrainians of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

1 Apr

Facebook fraud

Two Ukrainian quiz makers using malware plugins to steal user data via Facebook and insert advertising into newsfeeds have recently been sued by Facebook! Gleb Sluchevsky and Andrey Gorbachov, the two accused, have apparently been running their hacking setup for more than just a few years. In fact, between 2017 and 2018, they successfully targeted […]

Digital banking fraud is on the rise! What’s the solution?

4 Mar

Mobile digital banking

Absa has recently warned the public that digital banking fraud is on the rise – and they are right! To come up with a viable solution to the problem, we need to fully understand how the fraud is being committed. Simply put, social engineering is to blame. Social engineering and data security “Social engineering” in […]

Is the heart of democracy really data security? You decide!

4 Feb

is data security at the heart of democracy?

When experts in the field of data security start saying things that imply military systems can be easily hacked, one starts to realise just how vulnerable we are to cyber criminals. Unfortunately, the opportunity for cyber criminals abounds as their skills seem to surpass the expertise and efforts of the world’s cybersecurity pros. It’s not […]