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Share with care this February
Ensure that the person you're connecting with online is not trying to trick you into sharing personal or financial information.
Latest file sharing phishing attempt - Feb 2021
The UCT Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) is investigating a new phishing attempt that asks you to open a shared file. The email contains a PDF attachment as well as a link to a shared document. By clicking on either you’re redirected...
Video conferencing safety recommendations
Recommendations to remember when setting up or participating in web conferences.
Remote working safety
You need to be extra cautious of cyber-attacks while working remotely. Our safety guide will help you ensure your home network is secure.
Manage your privacy
It's important that you're aware of how your data is used and who has access to it.
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Saturday, 27 February 2021
Social media scams

Cybercriminals can be anyone they want when communicating on social media. All they need to know is who your contacts are, how you know each other and then they embark on their attack. While you think that you are talking to Jade Pops, you’re actually talking to a person you have never met before. Jade’s profile is just being used as a front to get close to you.

Publication Date:
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 - 08:15
Wise up about who has access to your data

Our lives revolve around technology. We send instant messages via WhatsApp. Our thoughts and carefully composed photographs are shared via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We ask Siri to find the best route home and Alexa to remind us to get milk, bread and speckled eggs.

Publication Date:
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 - 07:15
Cybersecurity Month 2019 takes place this October

Welcome to Cybersecurity Month 2019. Every year, we dedicate the month of October to raising awareness about information and cybersecurity-related matters, by providing you with guidance on how to avoid becoming a cybercriminal’s next target.

Publication Date:
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 - 14:30
UCT making strides in cybersecurity

Cybercrime is on the rise and higher education institutions continue to be at high risk of being attacked not only for their data, but also for their IT infrastructure, which if accessed, can aid cybercriminals with their illegal activities.

Publication Date:
Fri, 24 May 2019 - 08:15

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