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Hackers used Android Malware to spy on Israeli Military Personnel


A group of sophisticated hackers have targeted the Android phones of Israeli Defense personnel by developing a malware named ViperRAT that has spying functions exposing the vital and sensitive whereabouts of the soldiers to the sly enemies. This malware has been specifically created to hijack Israeli soldiers’ Android devices and remotely siphon off valuable data…

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What uncapped, unshaped ADSL really means


Broadband services in South Africa normally come as either a capped or uncapped product. Many ADSL and fibre Internet service providers offer “uncapped, unshaped” accounts, promising unfettered connectivity any time of the day. However, not all uncapped, unshaped accounts are equal. Unshaped means there is no prioritisation on any of the traffic on that account. The…

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5 ways to make your Wi-Fi perform better


Here’s how you can improve your Wi-Fi setup at your home or office. Moving your Wi-Fi router around your home or office with the aim of maximizing signal coverage can be a challenge for the uninitiated. Wi-Fi signals emitted from a router can be blocked or weakened by a variety of factors – which can…

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How to spot a SCAM e-mail


Below we show you an example of a SCAM e-mail and tell you how to spot one. 1. Always check the sender’s e-mail address – this might sometimes seem legitimate, however the forgery of an e-mail header so that the message appears to have originated from somewhere or someone other than the actual source is…

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EFF launches Chrome and Firefox extension to protect your privacy


The EFF has released its Privacy Badger extension for Chrome and Firefox which automatically blocks hidden trackers that would otherwise spy on your browsing habits. EFF is excited to announce that we are releasing version 1.0 of Privacy Badger for Chrome and Firefox. Privacy Badger is a browser extension that automatically blocks hidden trackers that…

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Slow ADSL speeds: what you can do about it


If your ADSL link is synchronising at lower speeds than it should or dropping intermittently, this is what you should look at. Connectivity problems on ADSL services can be caused by many different factors, often making it difficult to pinpoint where the fault lies. When your line is synchronising at lower speeds than it should, or…

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Switch to a Security Solution that offers REAL PROTECTION


With eScan’s 99.5% File Detection rate and clear leadership in Malware Removal, maybe it’s time you switched to real protection. Big names don’t block viruses – eScan does ! Switch to a Security Solution that offers REAL PROTECTION. If you’re looking to switch to a security solution that has a proven track record and is…

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Pirates will get free Windows 10 upgrade


Microsoft has confirmed that people with non-genuine copies of Windows are able to use the free upgrade to Windows 10 Users who have pirate copies of Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free when it launches later this year, Microsoft has confirmed. Microsoft’s plan to offer the…

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Why South Africans really pirate


If you think South African Internet users only pirate content to save money, you are making a big mistake South African Internet users mainly pirate because it is convenient, and because the content which they are pirating is not available in South Africa. These findings come from MyBroadband’s latest Online Piracy survey, which was completed…

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ADSL problems caused by new Telkom system: ISPs


Internet service providers say that a new management system for Telkom’s ADSL network could be causing issues for users. Telkom has rolled out a new dynamic spectrum management system (DSMS) that is designed to automatically administer ADSL services – ensuring they run at their maximum possible speed while remaining stable. The system was developed by…

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