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How small business should tackle cybersecurity

How small business should tackle cybersecurity

Large-scale cyberattacks with eye-watering statistics, like the breach of a billion Yahoo accounts in 2016, grab most of the headlines. But what often gets lost in the noise is how often small and medium-sized organisations

SA should copy Brazil and impeach Zuma

SA should copy Brazil and impeach Zuma

The news that South Africa’s sovereign rating has been downgraded caught many by surprise. But it was long coming. The main reason for the rating agency’s decision is clearly concerns about political leadership

Public purse now in Zuma’s hands

Public purse now in Zuma’s hands

South Africa has entered a new political chapter that promises catastrophic outcomes after President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his cabinet last night, firing the finance minister, Pravin Gordhan

Next cyberattack could come from soundwaves

Next cyberattack could come from soundwaves

You might think your smartphone or laptop is relatively safe from cyberattacks thanks to antivirus and encryption software. But your devices are increasingly at risk from “side-channel” attacks, where an intruder

Why a WhatsApp backdoor is a dreadful idea

Why a WhatsApp backdoor is a dreadful idea

A battle between national security and privacy is brewing. Governments and secret services are asking encrypted messaging services such as WhatsApp to allow them access to users’ data. Most recently, in the wake

The tiny chip that changed music forever

The tiny chip that changed music forever

It can be hard to write about the music of videogames while we are bathed in the projected glory of today’s high-definition, 4K, 60-frames-per-second photorealistic graphics. And given that in the roots of videogaming we find

View of Nigeria as epicentre of cybercrime misplaced

View of Nigeria as epicentre of cybercrime misplaced

The contemptuous label of “cybercriminals” is the figurative sword with which the Nigerian image is generally being hacked and left for dead. According to Prof Biko Agozino of Virginia Tech university

Why we should not know our own passwords

Why we should not know our own passwords

Since 2009, US customs and border protection agents have been allowed to search electronic devices carried by citizens or non-citizens as they cross the border into America from other countries

South Africa is at a crossroads

South Africa is at a crossroads

South Africa is fast approaching a crossroads at which it must choose between structural reform and a lurch to populist nationalism. So, too, is its governing ANC, which later this year must elect a successor to its president, Jacob Zuma. With

What firing Gordhan would cost SA

What firing Gordhan would cost SA

Many see the decision by the ANC to send the disgraced former CEO of the power utility Eskom to parliament as the precursor to another attack on the national treasury and to remove finance minister Pravin Gordhan. The decision to give Brian Molefe

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