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2016 Rio Olympics

Rio Olympics 2016: The safe way to obtain tickets online

This year is the year of sporting fans. Especially over the last few months, they had the opportunity to move from one big sporting event to the next with few gaps between them.  Sports fans enjoyed a full month of football during European championship, followed by exciting and often dramatic moments of the Tour de France, now their collective attention is already shifting towards Rio, venue of th... »

Kaspersky Lab assists in Russia’s Largest Cybercriminal Arrest

Kaspersky Lab assists in Russia’s Largest Cybercriminal Arrest

Kaspersky Lab experts and Sberbank, one of Russia’s largest banks, worked closely with Russian Law Enforcement Agencies in an investigation into the Lurk gang that has now resulted in the arrest of 50 people. Those detained are suspected of involvement in the creation of infected computers networks that resulted in the theft of more than 45 million dollars (3 billion rubles) from banks, other fina... »

Olympic Games

Wi-Fi networks around Olympic venues in Rio are unsecure

In the lead-up to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Kaspersky Lab analysts and researchers mapped and assessed the security of the Wi-Fi networks visitors will encounter. More than 4,500 single unique access points were discovered in areas near Olympic Games venues. 18% of Wi-Fi networks tested were open – which means that the data sent and received through them is not encryption protecte... »


Livestreaming is changing the way we interact but beware

Is video slowly killing text? This is a question being asked following the recent announcement by Nicola Mendelsohn that in five years time Facebook “will be definitely mobile, it will be probably all video.” “The best way to tell stories in this world, where so much information is coming at us, actually is video,” added Mendelsohn, who heads up Facebook’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and... »


Cyberbullying is a threat to your child’s health

According to the study Growing Up Online – Connected Kids, conducted by Kaspersky Lab and icon Kids & Youth, cyberbullying is a far more dangerous threat to children than many parents think. The consequences for the majority of young victims of online harassment include serious problems with health and socialisation. Cyberbullying is intentional intimidation, persecution or abuse that children... »

Samsung Africa

Samsung programme empowers female technicians in South Africa

In the electronics repair industry, a field where 99% of employees are men, Samsung Electronics South Africa has begun making inroads into these numbers with its Samsung Women Technical Programme. The first 16 graduates of what will be an ongoing programme have recently begun working at Samsung’s various service centres. The Samsung Women Technical Programme is an initiative which started in Novem... »


Etisalat strengthens relationship with customers in Uyo

In a direct demonstration of its leadership as Nigeria’s most customer-friendly telecoms operator, Etisalat, recently hosted customers on its network to a Customer Forum at Eemjim Hotel Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.  The regional Customer Forum is an interactive feedback session aimed at engaging customers to serve them better and deepen relationships. Etisalat began the customer forum in 2010... »

Pokemon Go dangers

Over keen would be Pokémon trainers take heed

South Africans who don’t want to wait any longer to download Pokémon Go from their official app store may be searching for ways to get the game onto their devices. Many may have succeeded via third party sites. But, Securicom, a managed IT security services vendor, warns against it. “Pokémon Go has been released in a few territories around the world, not including South Africa, yet. But there are ... »

app development

Gauteng evolves as South Africa’s hub for enterprise app development

Gauteng is fast emerging as a centre for enterprise app development. This is according to Cassie Lessing, Managing Director of the Strato IT Group, adding that the app economy is expected to create trillions of dollars of opportunities globally over the next few years, including in Africa, where a highly mobile market is poised to leapfrog directly into the era of apps. “Many South African organis... »

IT integration

Early IT engagement is vital to keeping mergers and acquisitions on track

Within many industries, mergers and acquisitions are a common strategy to help maximise profits while spreading risk. Regardless of whether a company has acquired another, has spun off into a new entity, or is divesting interests. It is essential to effectively manage IT as a key business goal. Without effective IT integration in the case of a merger or a holistic and sustainable joint IT model fo... »

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