Read time 3:00

ACSA, Tshimologong partner in IT security challenge

The organisations will hold a security access management hackathon to find an appropriate access management solution.

Skygofree steals messages, eavesdrops on conversations

Yesterday

The spyware contains functionality not seen in the wild before, including location-based audio recording through infected devices, says Kaspersky Lab.

Using cyber intelligence to find the bad guys faster

IndigoCube uses i2, which helps you find the crooks when they're still trying to access your systems, the company says.

SA at higher risk of phishing scams: report

Tuesday

The number of local organisations dealing with regular security incidents originating from deceptive e-mails is on the rise, says a PhishMe report.

Local businesses lag on cyber insurance

South African view cyber incidents as a top threat, but are failing to implement feasible cyber insurance, says a report.

Crypto-currency miners found in pirated software

Although mining software is not considered strictly malicious, it degrades the device's system performance, says Kaspersky Lab.

Half a million users affected by malicious Chrome extensions

While extensions can improve the user's overall experience, they also put them at risk, says ICEBRG.

Watchdog fines Carphone Warehouse £400 000

The ICO found that Carphone Warehouse had failed to take adequate steps to protect personal information.

BlackBerry unveils security software for self-driving cars

Tuesday

The Canadian software maker's new Jarvis software identifies vulnerabilities in programs used in self-driving cars.

Cybercrime-as-a-service

Black Friday had specials on malware for beginners. You can't make this stuff up!

Intel CEO promises speedy patches for security flaw

Monday

By today, Intel will have issued updates for 90% of CPUs introduced in the past five years, with updates for the remainder available by the end of January.

Google removes gaming apps with pop-up porn malware

Monday

The search engine giant took down 60 gaming applications aimed at children that showed porn ad malware.

Vivotek, Trend Micro form cyber security partnership

Friday

The two companies will offer cyber-defence surveillance solutions to companies across the globe.