Is your personal information safe?

Over 30 million people’s personal records have been stolen. The ‘masterdeeds’ data breach is South Africa’s biggest ever. Troy Hunt, the web security expert who dealt with this breach, said that it listed “almost every living person” in South Africa. This happened due to incompetence by the owner of the server. Regulatory penalties should apply…

The PoPI Act and what it means for you

The era we live in is continuously referred to as the “information age.” This is because of how easy it has become to access information. At the push of a button, information that would have required multiple visits to the library can be made available in seconds. The weather forecast, navigation routes, grocery store sales…

IoT Technology breaks ground to save the Rhino

The mission to save the Rhinos is one all South Africans should get behind. These majestic beasts and symbols of African power and strength are facing extinction because of the very misguided notion that their horns can make Chinese traditional medicine more effective. Because of this myth, the Rhinos are dying in droves. They are…

Social media life after death

In the 21st century, social media is a big part of people’s lives. From sharing photos to job applications to establishing relationships and communicating personal and professional information. Platforms like Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp are big aspects of modern culture. However, how many people have considered what happens to their social media accounts when they…

A Look Back on Cybersecurity in 2017

  2017 has been quite a year for cyber-attacks, including: Equifax: A breach that led to the theft of personal information for hundreds of millions of US citizens. Shadow Brokers: A hacking group that sold Windows exploits they allegedly stole from the NSA. Google Docs: A sophisticated phishing scam that tried to compromise victims’ email…

Huawei Routers Exploited to Create New Botnet

by Check Point Research Team posted 2017/12/21 A Zero-Day vulnerability in the Huawei home router HG532 has been discovered and hundreds of thousands of attempts to exploit it have already been found in the wild. The delivered payload has been identified as OKIRU/SATORI which is an updated variant of Mirai. The suspected threat actor behind the…

What Is the difference between a Managed Application Server and Managed File Server?

Depending on the type of business you have, there are different types of servers to cater to your business requirements. There are different types of servers to consider including a managed application server, catering for web applications; as well as a managed file server, offering shared storage of computer files, like documents, images, databases and…