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Only 36% of users in South Africa have unique passwords for each account, Kaspersky study shows

By Staff Writer 22 September 2020

Internet users across the globe are yet to master how to use passwords effectively to protect themselves online, according to a new report from Kaspersky. FULL STORY >

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Kaspersky provides info on South Africans' password habits

By Staff Writer 9 June 2020

The latest Kaspersky report has found that 87% of South African users are thinking up their own passwords. FULL STORY >

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Industry Insight - How to have strong cyber hygiene

By Industry Contributor 27 May 2020

yber threats do not rest and they continue to evolve and bad actors develop new attack techniques. Good cyber security hygiene requires more than a strong password to avoid compromise. Doros Hadjizenonos, regional sales director at Fortinet... FULL STORY >

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Protects much more than passwords – New Kaspersky Password Manager now available

By Press Release 3 May 2018

Kaspersky Lab has introduced the new generation of its freemium solution Kaspersky Password Manager. FULL STORY >

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Game over: Poor password protection leaves online gamers exposed to hack attacks

By Press Release 19 January 2018

According to research from Kaspersky Lab, almost half (42%) of South Africans regularly game online, a figure which rises to 50% for 25-34-year olds and 57% for those aged 16-24. It’s also potentially lucrative... FULL STORY >

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macOS High Sierra security flaw grants access without a password

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 29 November 2017

A vulnerability has been discovered in Apple's latest desktop operating system, with a solution or fix yet to be released. FULL STORY >

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The password is king: IoT devices evolve but still prove vulnerable

By Opinion 28 November 2017

In 2015 Kaspersky Lab researchers decided to examine how real the threat behind the Internet of Things (IoT) was. The results were concerning, so two years later they conducted more research into the area. FULL STORY >

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Upcoming security update will address iOS 10's backup flaw says Apple

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 28 September 2016

After confirming that its backup system on iOS 10 is vulnerable, Apple says a security update to address the issue is on the way. FULL STORY >

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iOS 10 found to have weakened iPhone and iPad security

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 26 September 2016

In a recent report by a software security company, Apple's new iOS 10 operating system may have inadvertently weakened the security of devices by allowing unauthorised access to localised backups. FULL STORY >

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Yahoo says 2014 state-sponsored hack breached 500 million accounts

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 23 September 2016

Possibly including names, email addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth, Yahoo confirms it suffered a state-sponsored data breach in late 2014, affecting an estimated 500 million users. FULL STORY >

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Following a password leak, Twitter has blocked millions of compromised accounts

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 10 June 2016

An estimated 32 million Twitter account passwords were leaked recently, prompting the company to block several million user accounts. FULL STORY >

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The majority of people do not realise that their online passwords are not secure

By Staff Writer 16 March 2016

According to Candice Sutherland, business development consultant at SHA Specialist Underwriters, many people are relatively misinformed regarding the potential dangers that weak online passwords pose. FULL STORY >

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Logging out of passwords

By Staff Writer 5 August 2015

Our mobile numbers are unique. And our phones are always at hand. So could mobile provide a secure alternative to the password? Jean-Francois Ouillet, vice president of mobile security at Gemalto, outlines the potential of mobile ID. FULL STORY >

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Why your Password is a fail

By Staff Writer 2 June 2015

The IT security industry has been warning about the fallibility of passwords for years, yet the situation hasn’t changed. FULL STORY >

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Time to dump passwords for good

By Thomas McKinnon 24 February 2015

It’s conceivable that one day biometrics may replace passwords completely, across many different services says Martin Walshaw, senior engineer at F5 Networks. FULL STORY >

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