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Proxy Server

How to Find a Reliable Public Proxy

The proxy world is diverse and full of opportunities, provided you have the means of navigating it and finding the best services to meet your needs. A simple Google search will reveal a plethora of proxy providers, and if you wait a couple of hours and perform the same search with the same keywords, you are likely to come across more proxy options.  Therefore, it is critical to select a reliable proxy provider to meet all your expectations without compromising your personal data. When it comes to making a choice, most people will go for private proxies, not knowing that...
Common Scams Online Merchants Need to Avoid

Common Scams Online Merchants Need to Avoid in 2022

Even in 2022, there are plenty of people out there who are trying to catch out countless online retailers. The big problem here is that they can often be small independent eCommerce merchants rather than big retailers who can potentially afford the loss created by these scammers. Here are some of the most common scams online merchants should watch out for in 2022. Identify Theft Obviously, one of the most common scams that you might have to face as an online retailer is that of identity theft. At some point, someone has had their identity and credit card information stolen, and...
best vpn

Everything you Need to Know about VPNs

If you’re looking for a way to protect your online privacy and security, then a Virtual Private Network (VPN) may be just the solution you need. A VPN is a powerful tool that can help you protect your data and identity from hackers, government surveillance and data collection companies. It also gives you access to geo-restricted content, allowing you to browse the web from any location. In this article, you’ll find out everything you need to know about VPNs and how they work, including their benefits, drawbacks, and how to choose the right one for your needs. So, if you’re ready...
Top Scams for Business to look out for

Top 5 Scams for Business to look out for (Payment Fraud)

The truth is, all businesses are at risk of being scammed at some point, and just one incident can cost a company millions of Rand. Ryan Mer, CEO, eftsure Africa, a Know Your Payee™ (KYP) platform provider, says that fraudsters are constantly finding new ways to exploit vulnerabilities and attack corporate payment systems and it’s critical that we all work together and share information to remain one step ahead of scammers. Accounts payable fraud is one of the most damaging and is common in companies large and small, targeting the department responsible for paying suppliers and other vendors. A report...
Best InfoSec and Cybersecurity Certifications to Uplift your Career

Top 5 Best InfoSec and Cybersecurity Certifications to Uplift your Career

More than 3 million cybersecurity jobs will go unfilled by just 2021, according to analysts. Data regarding the notorious skills gap further supports that as it shows an increase in cybersecurity employees of 145% is needed as organizations face more challenges than ever when it comes to forming and staffing their cybersecurity teams. However, even though those predictions might be feared by networks, systems, and organizations' growing attack surfaces against ever-evolving cyber-attacks, they are valuable to those seeking careers in cyber security. The current job market is booming for cybersecurity, and these are some of the most sought-after positions: Vulnerability Analyst/Penetration...
Cyber Security

What to Do if You Receive a Letter in the Mail...

There are many ways your information can be compromised. Businesses try hard to account for security vulnerabilities by using a zero trust security model, implementing endpoint detection and response, and choosing the vendors they work with wisely, but smart hackers can still gain access to their systems. If you shop or do business with one of these companies or organizations, your information can be compromised, even though you didn’t do anything wrong. Fortunately, businesses and organizations are required to tell you if your information has been compromised, but exactly what should you do when you get that letter in the mail? Determine...
eCommerce Cybersecurity Tools

eCommerce Cybersecurity Tools: 10 Must-Haves

The shift to remote work has not only increased Internet traffic. It has also caused a spike in cyberattacks. While all types of assaults upsurged in 2020, ransom attacks prevailed. They rose by 150% over the previous year. Along with this, the sum paid by victims grew by over 300%. In 2021, this trend is not decreasing but growing. Who usually becomes a victim of cyberattacks? High-profile ransom cases are making daily headlines, engaging individuals, critical infrastructure, private companies, and municipalities. And online retailers are not an exception. Hackers demand more, extending their requirements to tens of millions of dollars. They...
Growing credit card frauds

How to Tackle Credit Card Fraud as a Business Owner –...

For many African businesses, from small kiosks to large regional players, the move away from cash has been hugely beneficial. This is particularly true in a pandemic world, with societies moving further away from cash and towards digital and card-based payments as a safer, more efficient way to pay. Unfortunately, along with this shift comes a rise in fraud, putting many businesses at risk. But it can be avoided – here’s how: 1. Accept EMV Chip Cards: EMV is the global standard for credit and debit card purchases, and an important means of protecting your business from fraud. Working with a payment service provider...
Cyber Security Practices Every Business

9 Cyber Security Practices Every Business Must Follow

Did you know that an estimated 36 billion records were exposed due to data breaches in 2020 alone? Did you know that cybercrime costs organizations $2.9 million every minute? Still not taking cybersecurity seriously? Data breaches and hacks are not a joke. If you have neglected to place security measures to prevent them, you might be in big trouble. Here, we have put together a checklist of nine cybersecurity measures that your business needs to follow. Dive in to learn more. 1. Have a Cybersecurity Plan in Place If you are a small or medium-sized company having a team of cybersecurity experts can be a...
Firewalls Types

7 Types of Firewalls and Main Facts About Them

Security of network connection is one of the most important things to keep an eye on in the business. If your company’s equipment isn’t protected, it can be easily accessed from any computer in the world with just a few tools and a bit of knowledge. So, you need some kind of a guardian that will ensure that the connection is safe. That’s why firewalls exist. They are devices or programs that block harmful network packages, thus not allowing them to get into the computer. However, while there are many types of firewalls of different forms and specifics, it’s important...