64% of South Africans have faced online theft


Almost two thirds of people in South Africa have faced online threats involving attempted money theft, according to a survey by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. According to the survey, 64% of users locally faced financial cyber-attacks during 2014, with 10% of respondents reportedly losing money as a result. When explaining how they lost the…

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DSL router hijacking vulnerability discovered


A ZynOS vulnerability exposes D-Link, TP-Link, and ZTE routers to a DNS hijacking attack. A vulnerability in Zyxeltech’s ZynOS firmware, which is used in numerous DSL routers globally, is exposing many of the devices to a DNS hijacking attack. Todor Donev, a member of the Bulgarian security research group Ethical Hacker, revealed the vulnerability which allows…

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ADSL data use: Cape Town versus Gauteng


There is a difference in how people in Gauteng, Cape Town, and Durban use the Internet – here are some stats Capetonians use more ADSL data than their counterparts in Gauteng, while people in Gauteng start using data earlier, and stop later. It is found that subscribers in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal use 6% more…

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Project Spartan: new Microsoft web browser announced


Microsoft has made its new cross-device web browser, code named “Project Spartan”, official Microsoft has officially unveiled “Project Spartan”, a web browser that was rumoured to be in development to replace Internet Explorer. “We think it’s the right time to build a new browser for the modern web,” Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president for the…

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WhatsApp from your PC


WhatsApp has launched a web client for Chrome and Android WhatsApp is coming to the desktop in the form of a web client for Chrome and Android, the company announced on its website on 21 January 2015. The web app connects to the WhatsApp client running on your phone, and requires that your phone be…

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Windows 10 upgrade will be free for a year


Microsoft has announced that it will offer free upgrades to Windows 10 for its desktop and mobile platforms Microsoft will offer free upgrades to Windows 10 for the first year after the operating system launches, Microsoft’s executive vice president of Operating Systems Terry Myerson said on 21 January 2015. Addressing journalists at a press event…

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Why VDSL upload speeds are so slow


Even for those who don’t need to upload large amounts of content to the Internet, upload speeds are important Digital subscriber line (DSL) users in South Africa have long complained about the slow upload speeds available on services such as asymmetric DSL (ADSL). Although the downstream capability of a DSL connection is what South Africans…

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South Africa Telecommunications Report


Investment in fibre optic network infrastructure will enable South Africa’s telecoms service providers to diversify their product offerings for corporate and residential customers, and create new revenue streams to offset the disruptive impact of regulatory interventions and competition dynamics on traditional service revenues. In addition to enterprise solutions, residential services such as I PTV and…

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