Monthly Archives: September 2014

Using Nedbank to get your Information

I found below email in my inbox, Once again, please do not click on any of the links in the emails. It is an attempt to gather your information. I have disabled the link on the post, it is in bold This is an automated email, please don’t reply.   Dear customer, Your NedBank Security Update We…
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Biggest porn watchers in SA revealed

Biggest porn watchers in SA revealed WhyFive’s BrandMapp survey reveals which smartphone brand and mobile network are the most popular among adult entertainment consumers Sony Ericsson, HTC, and Apple iPhone users exhibit the highest percentage of adult entertainment consumption, according to WhyFive’s BrandMapp survey. Pornography took centre stage in South Africa last week during a court battle…
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What South Africans do on the Internet

What South Africans do on the Internet The latest Effective Measure statistics reveal what South Africans do on the Internet, and what they buy online The August 2014 Effective Measure statistics show that most South Africans use the Internet for e-mail, online banking, visiting websites, reading news, and social networking. Effective Measure is the official…
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Millions of Gmail Users Victims of Latest Password Heist

The epidemic of username and password thefts could be curtailed if service providers were willing to impose the inconvenience of tighter security requirements on their customers. People "need to rise up and stop the perfect storm from recurring, and demand that their cloud providers, by default, incorporate security technology that's readily available today," urged Stealthbits'…
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Web-Surfing Adults More Infection-Prone Than Teens

The more time you're online, the more likely you're going to be hit with a malware attack, right? Not necessarily. It turns out age may be more of a clue to vulnerability than Net exposure. Even though 50-to-64 year olds spend a lot less time connected than teens, they're way more likely to get hit.…
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Secret NSA online spying node in South Africa: report

South Africa is among the countries which hosts servers for a United States National Security Agency (NSA) project called “PackagedGoods”, according to new documents released from Edward Snowden’s archive. Reports published simultaneously on The Intercept and Der Spiegel detail an NSA project known as Treasure Map, which lets the agency build a near real-time, interactive…
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Google tells SA government to stuff off

Google recently updated its Transparency Report for the tenth time, detailing the number of government demands it received for user information in criminal investigations during the first half of 2014. The update also covers demands for user information under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and through National Security Letters (NSLs). “Worldwide, the numbers continue…
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Another Scam

Another Scam in your email box. Do not click the "Activate Here" link from email add: Standard Bank Dear Customer We received a Debit Order alert on your account this morning from MiWay insurance to deduct the sum of R3,642.00 from your account. If you don't want this Debit Order to be authorized you can…
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Mythbusting:

Mythbusting: The 10 most common wrong ideas about Wi-Fi for carriers Sep  2014 I’ve talked to many mobile carriers about Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi offload over the past couple of years. Every time I come across nearly the same set of objections. But are they real or imagined? I guess I don’t have to tell you…
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