Cyber security newsletter - Malware via Torrents

By now a third of the global population is on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic which caused a lot of people to be trapped in their homes for more than a month. There’s many people who are unable to work from home and even those who are able to work from home have to keep their kids busy and then there’s evening and weekends where everyone is stuck in their homes. You can clean the house, mow the lawn and play dress up (or WWE smackdown for those with boys) for so long. For many, the television turned out to be a saving grace.

Black Friday - Cyber Security Survival Guide

Black Friday is upon us and we are all looking forward to spending much more money than we ever intended to snap up those amazing, once in a lifetime deals on some of our favourite websites.

Case Study - Utilising Digital Signatures to prevent email fraud.

The topic of email fraud recently made the headlines in South Africa when a well-known investigative TV show highlighted how many people were defrauded out of hundreds of thousands of Rands by syndicates who intercepted invoices sent by email and then changed the banking details to their own. Completely unaware of the interception, the payment would then be made to the wrong bank account. Attorneys in property transfer transactions where large sums of money were transferred were particularly hard hit.

The legalities of the digital signature

Digitisation and digital transformation have seen a significant organisational shift from paper-based processes and procedures. Most organisations have adopted alternative methodologies for signing documents to ensure auditable document trails while minimising the costs associated with paper-based transactions and the risks of fraud and identity theft. However, few recognise the difference between an electronic signature and a digital signature – a critical difference that can have an impact on the legalities and security of any document trail

SSL Certificates can be used to secure malicious sites

Phishing scams are attempts by fraudsters to appear like legitimate organisations such as banks who try to trick you into giving out your personal information including passwords, credit card information and account numbers. Messages are designed to look authentic and often take you to a fake website which appears to be the real deal.

SSL/TLS Deployment Best Practises

SSL/TLS is deceptively simple. While it seems like it is easy to deploy, that’s not always the case. LAWtrust SSL Experts have thoroughly reviewed the SSL/TLS deployment process and wish to offer you our best practices so you can spend the minimum amount of time possible on deployment and maintenance while still achieving the maximum results for your organization.

Is your website ready for Chrome 68?

The release date for the launch of Chrome 68 is around the corner and set for July 2018, is your website “HTTPS Everywhere” ready?

EFAIL vulnerability and ZixEncrypt

This week, European security researchers released a warning that describes how PGP and S/MIME vulnerabilities, dubbed "EFAIL", can give attackers access to plaintext versions of encrypted emails.