ATM PIN Alerts – Fact or Fiction?

18 Oct

Typing Your PIN Backwards When Held Up At An ATM Will Alert The Police We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this is most certainly fiction. If you think, or have heard, that by typing your PIN code backwards if you are held up at an ATM help will be on its […]

Can South Africans bank on biometrics?

9 Oct

In an article earlier this year we looked at Mastercard’s trial run of the biometric card in South Africa and this particular topic is one that is close to our hearts. The new Mastercard requires the consumer to use their fingerprint as a digital form of identification in order to authorise a purchase on their […]

Why South African’s Love to Hate Online Banking Apps

2 Oct

There’s always an element of risk involved when making use of any online services and applications. It is this risk that’s holding South African’s back from truly capitalising on the benefits of digital advancements, particularly in the banking and finance industry. No one can really be blamed for the hesitance to make use of online […]

When Will Ransomware Give us a Break?

25 Sep

Ransomware certainly isn’t new to us. It seems to be continuously wreaking havoc on the devices of private individuals and companies, and online users are learning the perils of irresponsible online behaviour. With so much attention given to Ransomware in recent months, one would think that it would be under control by now, but the […]

Will my browsing history affect my computer security?

18 Sep

A question that IT security experts are often asked is the one about deleting browsing history on a computer. What people want to know, is if the browsing history on a computer can actually affect its security. The answer to this question is two-part. On the one hand, deleting your browsing history cannot protect you […]

Are Emails Your Weak Link?

11 Sep

Email is easily the best used online tool in organisations today. Quite literally, trillions of emails are sent on an annual basis and yet it still remains the weakest link in many company’s online security systems. Industry professionals, such as Dr Aleksandar Valjarevic (head of professional services at LAWtrust) believe that email will always be […]

It’s a new era of retail in South Africa thanks to these latest tech advancements

7 Sep

While the South African retail market has embraced technological advancements with open arms, industry experts say that there are more to be expected in the foreseeable future. The type of innovations anticipated are some that many of us could only once imagine and that means exciting times ahead for retail in SA. Take Menlyn Park, […]

Which Tech Trends Are SA Companies Most Focused On Right Now?

29 Aug

SA companies are currently developing and working with some of the world’s latest tech trends, but what are they? In a recent survey held by Dimension Data, large companies with 1 000 employees or more were asked to answer questions pertaining to the technologies most used by the business. The feedback was interesting to say […]

SA Citizens Should Be Careful Of Fake Government Websites

22 Aug

Online fraudsters in South Africa have been at it again! On the 27th of July 2017, the ZA Central Registry issued a warning regarding fake SA government websites and email addresses. These fake sites are being set up and used to try and trick the public into divulging personal and sensitive information. The aim of this […]

An Ethical Hacker – Made in SA

15 Aug

Most of us attach a negative connotation to the concept of hacking, but is it all really bad? It doesn’t have to be. One particular professional hacker right here in SA, Rudi Dicks, is proof that hacking can be used for good. In fact, he uses it for good every single day! When hacking is […]