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US coding site hit by DDOS cyber attack

GitHub is deflecting traffic from a cyber attack that caused intermittent outages for the social coding site.


Calling all hackers

An online hacking competition invites South Africans to enter to win a trip to Hackfu in the UK.


WatchGuard Firebox M500 tackles encryption challenge

The Firebox M500 pairs advanced processing power with advanced heuristics to decrypt traffic and examine it for problems. [Local rep: Robinson Distribution]


Cyber IPO pipeline grows

Three companies join a growing list of cyber security firms planning to go public in 2015.


Document exchange poses threats

Companies need stronger defences to protect against infected documents, says Check Point.


NetXactics teams up with Rapid7

The company will distribute Rapid7's real-time security vulnerability management and analytics solutions across sub-Saharan Africa.


New approaches needed to secure networks

The barrier to entry for attackers has come down significantly over the years, says Palo Alto Networks.


Time to take mobile security seriously

Mobile devices allow hackers to target the devices and gain access to confidential information, says Check Point.


Panda detects own software as malware

The Spanish antivirus maker scrambled to release a fix, after a malware update crippled users' PCs.

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