Cyber threats do not rest and they continue to evolve as bad actors develop new attack techniques. Good cybersecurity hygiene requires more than a strong password to avoid compromise. The most important thing is to know how exactly cybercriminals may attempt to gain access to your data. Here are seven techniques they might try: Password […]

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7 Techniques Cybercriminals Could Use to Steal Your Private Data

One of the most common forms of cyberthreats designed to collect personal information from a user’s device is mobile adware. This is because roughly 4 billion people are connected to the Internet via their smartphone. Despite the adoption of mobile devices, companies rarely prioritize mobile security. Check Point’s Cyber Security Report 2020 shows that in […]

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5 Ways to Protect Your Business from Mobile Adware

While Microsoft Office is still the vastly popular and ubiquitous choice for word processing, slideshow presentations, spreadsheet calculations and a bounty of many more digital tasks, steep subscription costs can lead to some users turning instead to ad-riddled freeware or ‘free’ apps that lock most of their features behind hidden paywalls. If this sounds like […]

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The 6 Best Free Microsoft Office Alternatives

As businesses across South Africa start returning to work, the safety of employees and customers is of paramount importance. This means that employers will have to make extra changes to their regular operations in order to open and stay safe. Technology can play a critical role in helping businesses implement these back-to-work protocols through the […]

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3 Digital Solutions from Vodacom to Get South Africans Back to Work Safely

Now more than ever, video call apps have become a cornerstone of society. But as apps gain popularity more and more should users expect security issues as the developers struggle to keep their security and privacy policies updated – we saw it with Zoom, and we will continue to see it with other platforms. Security […]

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The 5 Least Secure Video-Calling Apps, Reports Researcher

For the last few weeks, much has changed in our lives. People have been urged to only leave home if it is absolutely necessary, such as to shop for essential items or to seek medical care. However, there are plenty of technologies available to help us maintain the usual rhythm of our daily lives. For […]

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6 Simple Ways to Help the Elderly Safely Connect Online during Lockdown

To cater to the demands of the future – like smart homes, traffic safety, critical infrastructure, advanced industry processes and very-high-speed media delivery – we need stronger, more reliable networks for mobile connectivity. That’s where 5G comes in. 5G offers wireless speeds comparable to today’s wired broadband while delivering better energy efficiency than modern 4G […]

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3 Simple Reasons Why 5G is Better than 4G

The novel coronavirus has forced millions of people around the globe to work from home due to serious health concerns. Managers are conducting employee training online. Teachers are setting up virtual classrooms for their students. Everyone is searching for the right tools to continue their operations online and make this challenging time just a little […]

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8 Virtual Classroom Platforms to Use during the Pandemic

With the onset of the COVID-19 remote work exodus that has seen billions stuck at home, video conferencing apps have exploded in popularity. At the forefront is the service Zoom. However, with Zoom’s explosive popularity came a series of highly publicized and controversial issues that don’t seem to have an endpoint in sight. This has […]

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7 Video Conferencing Alternatives to Zoom

As data breaches continue to make their way into the public news cycle, individuals and organizations alike are looking for ways to protect their financial and personal information. When it comes to this type of threat, two things are known to be true – the cost of a data breach is very high and so […]

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7 Steps to Deal with a Data Breach

In the economic devastation following COVID-19, most organisations find themselves in an unprecedented and extremely difficult situation that has allowed for little to no time for consultation or preparation. Overnight, South Africans were forced into work-from-home situations, leaving CTOs and business owners scrambling to equip employees with the tools and connectivity to survive the lockdown. […]

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Top 10 Tech Careers in Greater Demand Post-Pandemic

A few days after South Africa began its nationwide lockdown, the health minister, Dr. Zweli Mkhize tweeted a warning to the citizens of the republic to beware fake news. He would go on to say that during this time we must tell the truth to prevent the spread. Since then, the spread of false information […]

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8 Most Common COVID-19 Myths Debunked

With millions of people forced to stay-at-home amid coronavirus lockdown, last month witnessed a huge growth in revenue of the leading iPhone apps in the world. According to data gathered by GoldenCasinoNews, the five leading iPhone apps globally hit $142.6 million in March, and gaming apps generated almost 75% of that amount. Jedi Survival, King […]

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Top 5 Most Profitable Apple iPhone Apps during Pandemic

With social distancing and quarantine measures implemented around the globe, people quickly started searching for effective means of communicating with each other. With its reported ease of use and attractive pricing, Zoom quickly rose in popularity. With so much use, Zoom’s flaws came rapidly to light. The company handled the tremendous increase in workload seamlessly […]

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10 Ways to Use Zoom Privately and Securely

When it comes to phishing attacks, cybercriminals often try to imitate the official website of a well-known brand – they do this by using a similar domain name or URL and web-page design to the genuine site. The link to the fake website can be sent to targeted individuals by email or text message, a […]

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Top 10 Most Imitated Brands by Cybercriminals

While there is a lot of uncertainty during this lockdown period, one factor remains consistent – business cannot come to a complete stop. Therefore, it is imperative that procedures – including that of recruitment – evolve to adapt to the new global reality. COVID-19 has, unfortunately, had an effect on employment worldwide and an influx […]

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5 Tech Tips for Recruiters in the age of Coronavirus

Over the weekend, the United Kingdom was host to a series of attacks on phone towers with at least 20 phone tower masts vandalized, and at least 3 of those towers set alight in a storm of ignorance and fear fueled by the spreading of fake news and misinformation, namely the 5G-Coronavirus conspiracy claim. This […]

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5 Reasons Why 5G Has Nothing to do with COVID-19

The novel coronavirus has now reached nearly every corner of the globe, with billions under lockdown conditions, a million infected and thousands dead. Keeping informed in these unprecedented times can be difficult with all that’s ongoing in the world today. Different news sources can tell of different topics, different angles and sometimes it’s not to […]

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The 3 Best Ways to Track the Coronavirus Pandemic

In South Africa, 75% of CEOs stated that the increasing complexity of cyber threats is shaping their businesses. This is according to the PwC 23rd Annual CEO Survey 2020 which also highlights the growing public concern over data privacy and vulnerabilities in supply chains and business partners. However, with most businesses working from home to […]

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5 Cybersecurity Tips for SMEs during Lockdown

Smartphone users will often see the prompts about allowing a certain app to access location services. Often times these apps will request location access when a user is attempting to view a map or when a user wants to send a location pin. However, there are times when an attempt will randomly ask for location […]

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4 Reasons Why You Should Understand Your Location Settings

Spreading faster than any virus, all misinformation needs to reach us is one click, one-touch – reaching us in our homes as we survive lockdowns. Governments all over the world are desperately trying to curb fake news and its spread, they try to veer the information-seeking towards legitimate and trusted sources of news. Even with […]

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3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Fake News

The global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted world economies, international travel relations and even forced entire countries into lockdown in order to curb the spread. This means that people from all over have been looking for ways to keep themselves connected and entertained despite living in lawful isolation. To ensure you’re prepared, here is a list of […]

Continue Reading COVID-19 Lockdown Survival Guide: 9 Tech Tools You’ll Need

COVID-19 Lockdown Survival Guide: 9 Tech Tools You’ll Need

The current work from home measures to curb the spread of the Coronavirus is a blessing in disguise for those who prefer having a mix of working from home and in the office. Employers will be able to confirm that indeed this concept is practical and doable and probably more productive than anyone had imagined […]

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3 ICT Solutions That are Critical for Remote Working

Spanning 54 countries, Africa is a powerhouse in the world of natural resources and innovation. And despite the social and political issues the continent faces, there’s no doubt that it’s on track to see an abundance of opportunities to grow in the coming years. Here is a quick look at the richest countries in Africa […]

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Africa’s Top 10 wealthiest countries ranked by GDP

The global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted world economies and international travel relations, leaving thousands of people practising self-isolation and social distancing. Amidst all the uncertainty, a number of industries have turned the worldwide disaster into a time of unprecedented growth. Here’s a quick look at three industries benefiting from the coronavirus outbreak: 1. Robots and […]

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3 Industries that will Thrive Amidst the Coronavirus Chaos

We’re living in uncertain times. In the span of a few months, huge events have been cancelled, businesses have had to re-plan to survive, there are masks in the streets and panic in the shops. Perhaps a reminder on what a fragile precipice society somehow stands. It is also a reminder to keep your friends […]

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5 Free Ways to Socialize during the COVID-19 Lockdown

The #coronapocalypse is happening as we speak. That’s why, as citizens of the global community, we should all do our part to keep COVID-19 away from each other and ourselves. And that means staying indoors if we can help it and keeping away from any sort of large gatherings. Now, if you simply have nothing […]

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6 Games To Help You Forget About the #Coronapocalypse

As this week comes to a close we take a look at the articles that resonated most with our readers. From the #DataMustFall backlash involving the likes of Vodacom and MTN to a set of new details of the Nedbank data hack. The world of tech keeps turning while seemingly everything else is in the […]

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Top 5 Most Trending Stories – Week in Review

Automated customer support features are no longer subjects of future speculation. Rather, a huge number of businesses already employ tools like chatbots to assist their customer service teams. And there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that consumers value chatbots themselves. Indeed, 62% of consumers like interacting with new companies via chatbot. Yet, as with any […]

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The Pros and Cons of Utilizing Automated Customer Support

The question of online privacy remains one of the Internets most controversial. Harkening back between crusades to stamp out user control in favour of super-corp power, to initiatives in making the internet safer for users and their children, we can see that as many people want their online privacy, many also fear what that privacy […]

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5 Ways to Ensure Complete Privacy When Browsing Online

According to Counterpoint Research’s Market Pulse report, which details 2019’s top 10 best-selling smartphone devices in the world, Apple dominated the top 10 list, with six iPhone models featuring. It was followed by Samsung, with three Galaxy A smartphones. The top 10 best selling smartphones of 2019 in the world are as follows: 10. Apple […]

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Top 10 Best Selling Smartphones of 2019

South Africa is the continent’s telecom powerhouse as it is home to Africa’s largest and most valuable operators – Telkom, MTN, Vodacom. MTN is the largest mobile operator in the entire continent, while Vodacom dominates the market in South Africa specifically. In terms of fixed-line, Telkom and Liquid Telekom are still the biggest and badest […]

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South Africa’s 9 Most Valuable Telecoms

The Kenyan App market is unique as most of the very popular Kenyan apps are diverted to banking and financing, with a lean towards money loaning apps. There is one interesting surprise within the list, which is possibly one of the most unique apps in Kenya. Here are the Top 10 most popular free Kenyan […]

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Top 10 Most Popular Kenyan Apps on iOS

Apps made in South Africa, used by South Africans every day match up quite well against international standards such as WhatsApp and Instagram – these Apps also show what South Africans need and want the most out of their smartphones experiences. The Top 10 South African free IOS Apps downloaded by South Africans are as […]

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Top 10 Most Popular South African Apps on iOS

Samsung has unveiled its next-generation wireless earbuds – The Samsung Galaxy Buds+. The introduction of these new earbuds will throw a massive blow to Apple’s stranglehold on the truly wireless earbud market, reveals Business Insider. The Galaxy Buds+ have serious competitive advantages over Apple’s AirPods, namely: 1. Enormous Battery Life The Galaxy Buds+ last more […]

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3 Reasons Why Samsung’s Galaxy Buds+ Will Make You Completely Forget About Apple’s AirPods

One of the most common misconceptions about digital transformation is that it’s about the implementation of cutting-edge technologies and IT systems that optimise operational processes. While technology plays an important part, it doesn’t give us the full picture. Many companies implement new digital tools and platforms only to find that they remain unused or unable […]

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The 5 stages of digital maturity

As Apple stores in China close their doors and Uber Mexico bans passengers suspected of being contaminated, other companies are effectively locking down in response to the spread of the much-feared Wuhan Coronavirus. Here’s a closer look at three ways the virus is affecting the tech industry: 1. Apple China Shuts its Doors Apple has [&hellip

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3 Ways the Coronavirus Impacting Tech Around the World

2019 was a significant year for the technology sector. It brought rise to numerous technological innovations and new business models that have changed the face of global economies. 2020 promises even better technology. We’re on the edge of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), where the speed of technology and the way it impacts business is [&hellip

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8 tech developments to look for in 2020

There is a good chance that you have already heard about 5G. Ian Fogg, mobile data analytic from OpenSignal, puts it simply: ”Whatever we do now with our smartphones we’ll be able to do faster and better.” But what 5G can bring for our daily lives? Here are 5 things you could consider: 1. Health […]

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5 things 5G can do in 2020

With data breaches hitting headlines daily, security professionals are constantly concerned about the next big threat. Whether it’s ransomware, phishing or endpoint attacks, there’s always something on the horizon waiting for its turn in the spotlight. Here’s a list of the top 10 cybersecurity predictions for 2020 with topics ranging from upcoming government legislation to […]

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10 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2020