Internet Security

Internet shutdowns violate human rights

Social media has changed the way wars are fought and oppression is resisted, resulting in governments disrupting connectivity

Afrihost says security flaw solved

The internet service provider says it solved a massive security flaw. But one expert disagrees

Psychologist RATs on hackers

“We know a lot about real-world criminology. We don’t know anything about cyber juvenile delinquency.”

Inside SA’s cyber-insecurity problem

A new Bill threatens our digital rights and raises the spectre of internet censorship.

Hashish and Russia’s big HTTPS problem

Russia is trying strategies to circumvent the secure HTTPS internet protocol.

OpenSSL and the single line of code that broke online security

OpenSSL's security loophole, dubbed Heartbleed, has revealed a fundamental truth about the internet: we should not take goodwill for granted.

Kickstarter is not all good endings, sometimes it’s scams

After backing a successful Kickstarter project, but not seeing the product in development, Liron Segev believes he may have been the victim of a scam.

Moz pushes Bill to criminalise ‘insulting’ SMSs, emails

Mozambique's government intends on mooting a Bill that will criminalise "insulting" SMSs, emails, and internet posts.

South Africans still wary of online shopping

The potential audience for online shopping is growing at its fastest rate ever, but that also means more shoppers are still being scared away.

3D Secure now mandatory on e-commerce sites

The deadline for implementating 3D Secure was at the end of February, meaning that all e-commerce sites now have to offer their customers the service.

Online retail: What are the risks really?

Retailers moving into the online space for the first time face risks that don't exist in the bricks-and-mortar world.

How private are you really online?

After a few easy open-source internet searches, Alistair Fairweather found out more about his privacy-vigilant victims than he ever thought he would.

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Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it