How to protect your privacy like a hacker

Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, ruled that a man’s house is his castle. This was the official declaration that a homeowner could protect himself and his privacy from the king’s agents. That…

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Nigerian students arrested for cyber crimes in Benin Republic

Authorities in the Benin Republic have released 7 of the 12 students from Nigeria who are alleged to have committed cyber crimes in the country. This comes after Nigeria's Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, announced their release and explained that initially it…

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Central Bank of Nigeria's guidelines on cyber security risks

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has issued a letter and a draft document outlining how financial institutions in the West Afrikan country should deal with cyber security related risks. The main reason it has issued the draft "risk-based cyber-security framework", CBN explains, is because of the recent inrease in…

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The human factor of cyber crime

Cyber crime is rampant in South Africa. In a 2017 report, Gartner predicted that cybercrime might become the greatest threat to every person, place, and thing in the world within the next five years. The recent data breach at Liberty is testament to this. Last week, the company had reported…

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Preventing cyber-attacks in 2018

Cyber security was a massive concern for most organisations in 2017 and looks to continue to be a headache for CIOs in 2018. Symantec recently released their cyber security predictions for 2018, listing the many concerns that CIOs and InfoSec specialists may have in store for them this year. The…

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