Category Archives: security

Cybercriminals Actively Targeting Work-From-Home Employees By All Possible Means

In the wake of the COVID-19 global epidemic, organizations are forced to switch to Work From Home (WFH) strategies to keep their businesses running. And although this is not a new trend, especially in the IT industry, this time it is much different in terms of the scope and...

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New DNS Vulnerability Lets Attackers Launch Large-Scale DDoS Attacks

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Israeli cybersecurity researchers have disclosed details about a new flaw impacting DNS protocol that can be exploited to launch amplified, large-scale distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks to takedown targeted websites. Called NXNSAttack, the flaw hinges on the DNS delegation mechanism to force DNS resolvers to generate more DNS queries to authoritative...

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Microsoft Patches Gif Vulnerability in Teams

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Microsoft Patches Gif Vulnerability in Teams Microsoft is incredibly proud of its Teams application and the adoption it has seen during the past few weeks. The communication tool has become a cornerstone of Office and the company continues to invest heavily in its long-term success. So when a vulnerability is...

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  • April 15, 2020

Top 10 ways to secure Office 365 and Microsoft 365 Business plans

If you are a small or medium-size organization using one of Microsoft’s business plans and your type of organization is targeted by cyber criminals and hackers, use the guidance in this article to increase the security of your organization. This guidance helps your organization achieve the goals described in...

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  • April 9, 2020

Microsoft Teams is it secure?

With the recent explosion of Video conferencing usage due to the Covid-19 outbreak causing the sudden increase in remote workers.  Video conferencing has become a hot topic, almost as hot as the discovery of some very serious security flaws in one of the more popular video conferencing systems Zoom....

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  • April 3, 2020

Security Best Practices While Working From Home

While COVID-19 continues to aggressively spread across the globe, many employees worldwide are facing the realities of working remotely for the first time. Simultaneously, there is increasing evidence to show that malicious actors are using concerns of the virus to prey on those same individuals. Given this, it is more important...

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  • April 2, 2020

5 Common Phishing Techniques

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Most email security filters are highly effective at ensuring that spam messages never make it to the inbox. However, they’re far less effective at blocking phishing, which has proven to be a more difficult issue to solve. Today’s phishing techniques are highly sophisticated, they’re bypassing email security filters, and...

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  • April 2, 2020

Zoom security bug lets attackers steal Windows passwords

Zoom, the video conferencing software that’s skyrocketed in popularity as much of the globe sits at home due to the coronavirus outbreak, is quickly turning into a privacy and security nightmare. BleepingComputer reports about a newly found vulnerability in Zoom that allows an attacker to steal Windows login credentials...

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  • April 1, 2020

South Africa’s new data privacy laws – Update

Update: The South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) was meant to come into effect from 1 April 2020. This date has been pushed back due to the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and no new date has been set as yet.   The Act concerns the...

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  • March 27, 2020

Massive increase in South African network attacks

The sudden increase in the number of people working remotely has some security knock on effects. Kaspersky statistics show that a major spike in network attacks took place in South Africa last week. According to these statistics, affected devices increased from 20,000-30,000 to about 310,000 in the period spanning...

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