Tag Archives: cybercriminals

Best Password Advice | Passwords

14 Sep

best password advice

Passwords – Then and Now In the ‘good’ old days before the internet became our backyard, ‘passwords’ applied to secret dens at the bottom of the garden. Password advice was only given out to those granted secret access to these dens as part of the gang. Of course, not all passwords in those days related […]

Your Guide to the Best Email Security Practices

13 Jul

best email security practices

Every time you send and receive an email, you’re taking a risk. There’s ransomware, phishing, viruses, and compliance violations to be wary of. From CEOs of big corporations to secretaries who manage client emails all day every day, everyone needs to be aware of the best email security practices to follow to ensure that your emailing […]

Virgin Active, Latest Victim of a Cyberattack in South Africa

20 May

May brought with it an unhealthy surprise for Virgin Active South Africa, the country’s largest gym chain. A cyberattack on the fitness group carried out by what the company refers to as “sophisticated cybercriminals”, is the most recent attack in South Africa by modern-day hackers. If you were struggling to access your Virgin Active account […]

Is the latest iPhone iOS update worth your time?

13 May

With iOS 14.5 now available, the question begs to be asked; is the new update really worth your time, and if it is, what exactly has changed or improved? Digital giants are constantly releasing software updates for their devices, some small and relatively insignificant while other updates have a significant impact on the performance of […]

Mobile Health Apps Need Better Health to Reduce Cybersecurity Attacks

15 Apr

mobile health apps

Mobile health apps are becoming more and more popular in modern medicine enabling hospitals to collect and share patient information on an anywhere-anytime basis. Health apps also help to deliver a streamlined and beneficial process allowing hospitals and doctors to track and manage patient health and giving patients access to their medical data at the […]

Just how much is your personal data worth on the dark web?

16 Mar

personal data

To many, the “dark web” only really exists in chilling movies. The reality, however, is that the dark web exists in our lives, and it can have a dire impact on you and your loved ones if you’re not careful. The thing about falling victim to criminals who lurk on the dark web is that […]

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 […]

Pillow Talk – The Side-Channel Attack

14 Jul

side-channel attacks

It’s an accepted fact that no one would hand over their sensitive information and data to a stranger or criminal knowingly. But what if you’re doing just that each time you use your computer and are simply unaware of what information it’s spewing out, behind your back (or behind the scenes!)? Let’s talk about what […]

COVID-19 Tracing Apps Disguised as Ransomware

7 Jul

ransomware tracing apps

As COVID-19 tracing apps roll out across the world chances are good that one will be coming to a phone near you, soon. Whether these apps slow the rate of infections by identifying people potentially exposed to the virus, who then need to self-isolate to reduce further exposure – is still unproven, yet varying apps […]

Top 5 Cybercrime Trends during the COVID-19 Era

17 Jun

cybercrime trends

When Coronavirus stole the limelight and drew the attention of literally every human on earth, it seemed the perfect opportunity for cybercriminals lying in wait to strike. And they have been striking hard ever since! What Cybercriminals Have Been Doing While You’ve Been Fixated on COVID-19 A flurry of cybercriminal activity has been going on […]