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Should you trust your antivirus software?

In all the recent bombshell reports about the Kaspersky anti-virus software, it’s easy to focus on the Russian threat and miss the general context: every government that employs hackers tries to weaponise antivirus software. Government

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Microsoft, Kaspersky end antitrust dispute

Microsoft and Kaspersky Lab have settled a dispute that led to antitrust complaints in Europe and an investigation in Russia. As part of the agreement, Microsoft will make changes to the next update of Windows this

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How cyberattack tripped up businesses worldwide

The global cyberattack that has been wending its way across continents since Tuesday started creating real consequences at some businesses even as the virus’s spread seemed to be abating. FedEx said it could suffer a “material” financial

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How the Petya ransomware threat spread

Microsoft, cybersecurity analysts, and Ukrainian police say the global hack that has disrupted companies across the globe can be traced to a Ukrainian accounting software producer called M.E.Doc. The cybercrime unit of the

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New cyberattack goes global

A new cyberattack similar to WannaCry is spreading across Europe, hitting major companies from Rosneft in Moscow to AP Moller-Maersk in Copenhagen while disrupting government systems in Kiev. More than 80 companies in Russia and Ukraine

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Thousands fall prey to Pokémon malware

A malicious Android app, available until recently in the Google Play store and capable of seizing root access rights on users’ phones, has been downloaded more than half a million times, according to security

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How cyber crooks profile their targets

Young and older people display different behaviours that make them targets for cyber criminals who are intent on stealing money from their bank accounts, says an expert. While banks have increased security for online platforms, cyber

Aleks Gostev
E-mail is what really needs full encryption

There is and always has been an inherent tension between an individual’s right to data privacy and wider security concerns. This is unlikely to change, although the priority may shift depending on the geopolitical or security context. The important thing

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Huge jump in cyber attacks on SA

Hackers have doubled the number of cyber attacks against South Africans as the expansion of Internet access brings more people online. This is according to cybersecurity firm Kaspersky

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