Author Archives: Tayla Samuel

Critical – Apple Safari bug leaks user information and browsing activity

Researchers from FingerprintJS discovered a flaw in Safari 15 that may be used to track users’ online activity and possibly reveal their identities. The weakness is related to Safari 15’s implementation of the IndexedDB, a web application programming interface, according to the security research and browser fingerprinting company. Essentially, any site has access to the […]

The most dangerous and prominent types of Cybercrime to look out for this year.

Interpol’s African Cyberthreat Assessment Report 2021, which breaks down the most prominent dangers on the continent so that businesses and consumers can better plan and protect themselves, has brought cybercrime back into the spotlight. According to the Interpol Report, the top five threats in Africa are: online scams; digital extortion; business email compromise; ransomware; and […]

Amazon Prime Video get South African Currency support — new prices for South Africa

Amazon has started informing its Prime Video subscribers in South Africa that they will now be billed in rand instead of euro, at R79 per month. “This change happens automatically this month… and there’s nothing you need to do,” the company stated. Curiously, South Africans were not initially quoted in euro, but in dollar. When […]

What is the difference between an ISP and an FNO?

In order to get Fibre connectivity to your home and business, the fastest form of internet connectivity, you need two types of service providers to help you out – a Fibre Network Owner (FNO) and an Internet Service Provider (ISP). Here are the key differences between an FNO and an ISP.  What is an FNO?  FNO stands for Fibre Network Owner, […]

Infraplex Partners with Openserve to expand coverage.

Infraplex is excited to announce our partnership with Openserve. Openserve has vast and extensive coverage all over South Africa, especially in Gauteng, where Infraplex focuses its connectivity reach. As more employees are starting to work from home during the height of the COVID-19-induced national lockdown, there was increased uptake of fibre services to meet their […]

WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram back online after 6 hours of downtime

Facebook Inc. suffered a devastating outage that shut out many of its 2.7 billion global users, idled some of the company’s employees and prompted a public apology from the chief technology officer. “Our engineering teams have learned that configuration changes on the backbone routers that coordinate network traffic between our data centres caused issues that […]

The rapid rise of security breaches in South Africa

In August alone, 38 organisations suffered security breaches that they self-reported to the Information Regulator. “As the Regulator, we are concerned about the high number of security breaches in South Africa,” said chairperson Pansy Tlakula. Tlakula revealed the figure in the wake of the ransomware attack on the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJ&CD), […]