The newest thing is not always the best thing | Money

The newest thing is not always the best thing |  Money

‘A dog’s New Year’s resolution: I will not chase that stick unless I actually see it leave his hand!’ So what does that have to do with computers? Honestly, nothing; but I thought it was kind of funny. Actually, it does have a lot to do with technology and computers. Too often we get tricked … Read more

How Malware Hides in Images and What You Can Do About It

How Malware Hides in Images and What You Can Do About It

Malware could be hiding in the most innocuous seeming imagesImage: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI There are plenty of dangers to watch out for when it comes to keeping your devices and your data safe, including viruses, phishing attemptscompromised wifi networks, and rogue USB sticks. Here, we’re going to talk about one of the lesser-known threats: … Read more

Do you need antivirus software?

Do you need antivirus software?

Anti-malware programs are designed to protect against viruses, among other things. They are denoted by a more modern term that covers all types of malware, including viruses. Anti-malware programs can prevent viruses from entering a computer or removing infected files. At the same time, anti-malware software may not have the functionality to restore files modified … Read more

Cyber-mercenary group targets Android users with fake Trojan VPN apps

Cyber-mercenary group targets Android users with fake Trojan VPN apps

Home Technology Tech Cyber-mercenary group targets Android users with fake Trojan VPN apps The Bahamut spyware misuses accessibility services to actively spy on information about calls and chat messages. (Image: Thinkstock, Getty) Android users beware! A malicious spyware campaign has been discovered by security software firm ESET where trojanised VPN apps are used to steal … Read more

Twelve social media threats to watch for in 2023

Twelve social media threats to watch for in 2023

From TikTok and Instagram to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and everything in between, there are so many social media platforms for us to choose from— and the same is true for cybercriminals looking to deploy their next attack. That’s why the time is now to familiarize yourself with the most common social media threats, including: 1.Social … Read more

Isn’t it time we put cyber security in the spotlight in SA?

Isn't it time we put cyber security in the spotlight in SA?

Across Europe and the USA, October is regarded as cyber security month. Every year, during this month, hundreds of activities like conferences, webinars and presentations take place to promote digital security and cyber hygiene. In South Africa, however, we have no set month for promoting cyber security, despite the fact that the number of ransomware … Read more

India’s Initiatives To Fight The Threat Of Cyber ​​Attacks

India's Initiatives To Fight The Threat Of Cyber ​​Attacks

The Indian healthcare industry faced the second highest cyberattacks in the world in 2021, reports cyber security intelligence firm CloudSEK, which also provides cyber threat intelligence to Indian cyber security watchdog CERTin. Unsplash/Representational Image According to the CloudSEK report on ‘Increased cyberattacks on the global healthcare sector, the Indian healthcare industry faced 7.7 per cent … Read more

Can you fully protect your phone, data from spyware, malware?

Can you fully protect your phone, data from spyware, malware?

Spyware. Stalkerware. malware. A while back, we simply used to club everything into the category of “virus”. Not anymore. A tryst with malicious software, often hiding in plain sight on your phone or computer, isn’t something you’d want. Yet, you’re one click away from it. You’ve seen it in movies. A baddie gains access into … Read more