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An OpenSSL vulnerability allows attackers to steal data from server memory.

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Sanral reviews its security controls after several security flaws.

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Samsung and Apple devices have been cracked by using a false finger on their new biometrics technology.
Samsung and Apple devices have been cracked by using a false finger on their new biometrics technology.
Mobile biometrics still in infancy

The Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner is easily bypassed with a spoof fingerprint.

Matthews quits as BT Africa GM

Keith MatthewsExecutive leaves position after eight years at the company.



Liron Segev
Ten tips to protect your mobile phone

We all have anti-virus solutions on our computers, so why not on our cellphones and tablets?

by Liron Segev

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SASSA ordered to reopen tender process

Net1's R10 billion contract with the SA Social Security Agency comes under threat as Constitutional Court orders the tender process to be reopened, the Sunday Times reports.

Storage survey 2014

Altech builds second training centre

The new multimedia training centre, in Alexandra, will focus on maths, science and IT education for school pupils and community members.

Cell C cancels flat-rated data

As of next month, Cell C customers will pay 99c per MB out-of-bundle, up 560% from the current rate of 15c.

MTN, Hawks hunt cellphone thieves

The operator enlists the help of SA's specialist crime-fighting unit in light of an ongoing spate of robberies at its outlets.

Onerous liabilities loom for .africa

Registering a new portal on the top-level domain will require a lot of homework to avoid an intellectual property challenge.

Net 1 wraps up empowerment deal

The company issues 4.4 million shares to two new black partners.

BB's woes spark Canadian start-up boom

Former BlackBerry employees drive a start-up boom in Canada's Silicon Valley, even as troubles continue for the smartphone maker.

Cape Town boosts broadband

The city says its fibre optic network has reached the point where it is robust and extensive enough to be leveraged off by the private sector.

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Car hacking in the spotlight at Security Summit
Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek will show how it is possible to manipulate the systems to control a vehicle, at the ITWeb Security Summit 2014.



Heaven can wait South African enterprises are holding back from heading to the cloud or outsourcing their data centres because they’re trying to extract return on their investments in existing infrastructure.


The future is syndicated, integrated, volatile The CIO stands at the junction of consumer-driven demand and enterprise capability, and what seems revolutionary today becomes best practice tomorrow.


The creative CIO Today’s CIOs face the challenge of ’keeping the lights on flawlessly’ while adding innovation to the business.

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Congratulations to Mark Harrison for the winning caption competition and walking away with an annual subscription to Brainstorm magazine, as well as an entry into a lucky draw for an Apple iPad Mini 16GB Tablet With Wi-Fi & 4G


Green IT

BCX gears up for African demand
The group's international unit reports a loss in the first half, but the situation has been remedied.
Google buys drone-maker
The Web search giant acquires solar-powered drone-maker Titan to further its efforts to deliver Internet access to remote regions.
Schneider Electric SA appoints Bernhard Klöss to lead its Industry Business in southern Africa
Bernhard Klöss has joined the company as director of Industry Business in southern Africa.

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