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These are the South African companies most at risk of being hacked

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in News & Media | 0 comments

These are the South African companies most at risk of being hacked

South African companies are some of the most vulnerable in the world when it comes to potential cyber attacks, according to the latest Cyber Exposure Index, released by Cyber Intelligence Research Group and Kinkayo. The index is based on data collected from publicly available sources in the dark web, deep web and data breaches. A company’s risk is then calculated using different variables including identified clear text passwords, hashed passwords, phishing target lists, hacker group target lists, source code, email messages and internal...

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How much medical aid holders will be losing to the NHI next year

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How much medical aid holders will be losing to the NHI next year

On Friday, Dr Mark Blecher, chief director for Health and Social Development at the National Treasury confirmed that medical aid tax credits would be phased out within the coming months, to fund the National Health Insurance (NHI) plan. While it is not known exactly when these changes will be implemented, Blecher warned that it would be low and middle-income earners who would be the hardest hit. According to SARS’ official documentation on medical aid tax credit, this phasing out could equate to medical aid members forfeiting anything between...

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How much you should have invested in Bitcoin

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in News & Media | 0 comments

As bitcoin approaches yet another record, Union Square Ventures LLC’s Fred Wilson says investors should be careful how much of their portfolios are allocated to digital currencies. Wilson, who first invested in the sector in 2013, wants to set the record straight on exactly what percentage of someone’s investments should be tied to things like bitcoin. “I have about five percent of our net worth in crypto assets, across a number of vehicles; direct holdings, Union Square funds, token funds, etc.,” Wilson said in a blog post. “I think that’s...

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No Google Pixel 2 for South Africa

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No Google Pixel 2 for South Africa

South Africa’s mobile network operators still have no plans to offer new Android devices from Google. Google unveiled the Pixel 2 smartphone on 4 October, revealing that the device will start shipping from 19 October. However, like its predecessors, it does not look like the smartphone will arrive in South Africa through official channels. Of the devices manufactured for Google, only the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was available on contract in South Africa. This was because Samsung brought it into the country – at a premium when compared to flagship...

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Rain LTE-A SIMs to stop working in smartphones

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in News & Media | 0 comments

Rain LTE-A SIMs to stop working in smartphones

Rain has told MyBroadband it plans to end support for smartphones on its fixed-LTE-A network from 1 November. The news comes after Webafrica launched Rain SIM-only LTE-A packages, which customers can use in a supported device. The supported devices listed by Webafrica are: Huawei B315 Huawei B618 Huawei B2338 (Outdoor) ZTE MF253 ZTE MF283+ ZTE MF286 Testing in recent weeks by MyBroadband showed that Rain’s LTE-A network performed well in speed tests using Samsung Galaxy S7 and Motorola Moto Z smartphones. Customer using, or planning to use,...

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Intel and AMD have made buying a CPU unbelievably confusing

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Intel and AMD have made buying a CPU unbelievably confusing

AMD and Intel compete for desktop processor market share, with the companies both recently releasing new chips that offer great performance and value. However, a series of architecture design and naming convention decisions by both parties have resulted in PC owners needing a PhD in computer science to figure out which motherboard works with which CPU, and how powerful their new processor really is. If you feel overwhelmed, read below – you are not alone. Processors The first change that caught me off guard was the naming of Intel’s low-power...

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KRACK Wi-Fi hack “devastating” to Android and Linux

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KRACK Wi-Fi hack “devastating” to Android and Linux

A new vulnerability in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) protocol has been detailed. Discovered by Mathy Vanhoef of imec-DistriNet, the vulnerability is concerning, and if your device supports Wi-Fi, it may be affected. “The weaknesses are in the Wi-Fi standard, and not in individual products or implementations. Therefore, any correct implementation of WPA2 is likely affected,” said Vanhoef. “Users must update affected products as soon as security updates become available. We discovered that Android, Linux, Apple, Windows, OpenBSD,...

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Fight against cellphone towers in Johannesburg

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Fight against cellphone towers in Johannesburg

Residents in Johannesburg neighbourhoods are fighting against the erection of cellphone towers and “4G street poles” which were installed without their approval. A recent Carte Blanche expose showed unhappy residents in Craighall Park fighting the installation of a 30m cellphone tower on the property of the Old Apostolic Church. According to the residents, the tower was built too close to their properties and they were not consulted. They feel the tower is unsightly, lowers the value of their properties, and may have adverse health effects. A...

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Webafrica launches SIM-only Rain LTE-A deals

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Webafrica launches SIM-only Rain LTE-A deals

Webafrica has launched SIM-only deals for the Rain LTE-A network. The packages follow the launch of a “free router” deal from Webafrica, which gives users an LTE-A router to use on the Rain network. The SIM-only packages include a cash credit to your account if taken out – R250 for the 50GB package, and R500 for the 110GB packages and up. The SIM-only prices are detailed below: Webafrica SIM-Only LTE-A Data Package Price p/m 50GB R299 110GB R549 170GB R799 240GB R999 440GB R1,349 660GB R1,599 Top-ups at R10 per GB are also available from the...

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Afrihost launches Rain LTE-A SIM-only deals

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Afrihost launches Rain LTE-A SIM-only deals

Afrihost launches Rain LTE-A SIM-only deals Staff Writer16 October 201742 Comments Afrihost has launched SIM-only LTE-A packages which run on the Rain network. It is also offering customers the choice between two routers when they take out a Rain package. Customer can now choose from one of three LTE-A deals from Afrihost: LTE-A package + Huawei B618 router (R999 once off). LTE-A package + free Huawei B315 router. LTE-A package SIM-only. The LTE-A package prices are detailed below: Afrihost LTE-A Data Package Price p/m 25GB+25GB R299...

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