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Kaspersky notices increase in Apple specific Phishing

Published by on Jul 11th, 2013, 1 Comment

email-targets-apple-phishingKaspersky Lab has published a phishing report that analysed the dramatic increase of cybercriminal campaigns designed to steal users’ Apple IDs and account information by creating fraudulent phishing sites that try to imitate the official apple.com site. Cybercriminals are using the fake Apple sites to try and trick users into submitting their Apple ID credentials, which would enable the criminals to steal the account login and access the victim’s personal data, information and credit card numbers stored on their iCloud and iTunes accounts.

From January 2012 through May 2013, Kaspersky Lab’s cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) detected an average of 200,000 attempts per day of users trying to access the phishing sites, which were triggered each time a user running Kaspersky Lab’s products was directed to one of the fraudulent sites.

The increase in average detections is a marked increase compared to 2011, which averaged only 1000 detections per day. Kaspersky Lab’s web antivirus module successfully detected and prevented its users from accessing the sites; however, the increase in detections shows how these scams are becoming more commonly used by cybercriminals for phishing campaigns. (more…)

Net Prophet 2013: Interview with Stephen Lund

Published by on Jul 10th, 2013, No Comments


Stephen Lund, President and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc. was interviewed at this year’s Net Prophet conference in Cape Town.

Alongside one of his colleagues, Lund explains the company’s goal of growing the economy in Nova Scotia, in the Eastern part of Canada by working with local startups and providing them with the finances needed to reach out to the rest of the world. The company also works to attract other companies into the province that have included major players in various sectors.

Find out more in the full interview below:


Match making co-founders site launches in Africa

Published by on Jul 10th, 2013, No Comments


According to Tech Crunch, Founder2be, a company that matches entrepreneurs looking for c0-founders for their startups, has now launched in Africa.

Already available in Europe, Asia and the United States, the Finland-based startup that is already attracting investor interest,  now allows aspiring co-founders living on the continent to be accepted.  Having also recently launched in Australia, this brings the site’s country count count to over 100.

Once signing up and completing a profile, Founder2be connects users to their perfect co-founder in marketing, development, design, engineering and more.


Watch the first gameplay footage from GTA 5

Published by on Jul 10th, 2013, No Comments


Grand Theft Auto 5 is one of the most anticipated games in recent years as it has a massive following. There has also been the promise from GTA developer Rockstar Games that this iteration of the massively popular game will be more spectacular and massive than ever before.

The game will be released on the 17th of September of Xbox 360 and PS3. Unfortunately there is no release date for PC gamers as of yet, but recent developments at least seem to confirm that it wil reach PC eventually. A job listing from Rockstar suggests that the studio could be prepping a PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5 after all. A listing from Rockstar Leeds (since removed but captured by Rockstar Watch) was seeking “a talented graphics programmer to help bring our latest titles to the PC platform.”

“Working together with the other Rockstar studios, you will be responsible for maintaining the studio’s uncompromising quality bar, delivering the highest quality PC experience possible,” the listing continued. It also referred to “working with skilled developers on Next Generation games.”


Sources reveal details of upcoming Kindle Fire lineup

Published by on Jul 10th, 2013, No Comments


In a BGR exclusive, the site has obtained and published some new details about Amazon’s upcoming Kindle Fire tablets, expected to make their debut in the next few months, of which the company is supposedly planning a complete revamp.

Just in time for the feverish Christmas shopping period, Amazon is looking to bring three new tablets to consumers, sources reveal.  The lineup includes a new 7-inch Kindle Fire featuring a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels,  a new version of the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD with a 1,920 x 1,200 pixel resolution and an upgraded version of 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD increasing the current pixel count to 2,560 x 1,600.


Tech Bootcamp, JoziHub (prior to the Jhb Startup Weekend)

Published by on Jul 9th, 2013, No Comments

jozi-hubFor this Johannesburg Startup Weekend event Google, Microsoft and BlackBerry are running technology bootcamps at the JoziHub prior to the Startup Weekend Event that takes place from the 16th August.

The Startup Weekend tickets (R500) includes entrance for the Tech Bootcamp.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers.

Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.

The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.


Net Prophet 2013: Bob Skinstad on a Presentation (without a) Title

Published by on Jul 9th, 2013, No Comments


Bob Skinstad, Director and shareholder at office automation and communications company Itec Innovate spoke at the this year’s Net Prophet conference lead by the title ‘Presentation (without a) Title!’. What started off as a poor joke, remained as a poor joke.

Well known for his former rugby playing years, Skinstad, chats to the audience about his innate curiousity and personal experiences that lead him on his journey from sportsman to businessman.

Watch the full presentation below:


Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Published by on Jul 9th, 2013, 5 Comments


It seems like we’re saying this too much lately, but we have another member of the Galaxy family. We actually have another member of the Galaxy Note family. Unfortunately, it’s not necessarily the one most people are waiting for. No, it’s not the Galaxy Note 3, but the Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet – the smaller derivative of the Galaxy Note 10.1 we tested at the end of last year.

When it was announced at MWC back in February it took a lot of flack because of the fact that it can make phone calls. To be honest, we agree in this regard. No one would be caught dead with this behemoth on their ear. But in fact, it won’t be predominantly used as a smartphone, but as a stylus enabled tablet easier to handle than its larger sibling.

Here are some of the key features: (more…)