Friday, January 30, 2009

Catch Telspace Systems on Classic fM TONIGHT

Catch Dino on Reuben Goldberg's ''The Internet Economy' tonight at 7pm where he will discuss security trends for 2009 as well as social networking threats.

This is the second time Dino has been asked to be on Classic fM and we hope it will become a regular thing.

Have an awesome weekend, guys!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Telspace Systems training dates for 2009

Hey security peeps!

If any of you are interested in expanding your already vast intellectual scope, you can sign up to one of our training courses this year. Whether you can use it in your business, or simply want something to brag to your pals about, have a look at our dates and let me know if you would like to learn some practical, hands-on hacking lore.

Bluetooth & Wireless Hacking 101 (Jhb) dates:
Feb 25 & 26
June 24 & 25
Sep 16 & 17

Web Application Hacking 101 (Jhb) dates:
Mar 11 & 12
July 22 & 23
Oct 14 & 15

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, you can email me at It's gonna rock!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy New Year – but watch your back

Happy New Year all! Hope everyone had a well-rested holiday, and not too upset at the notion of another year of full-scale grind.

Hackers had a field day while the rest of us rested - last week saw Twitter accounts, specifically those belonging to celebrities, being compromised by a hacker. This happened after the weekend’s spate of phishing scams that tried to harvest login and password details from users.

Britney Spears had a certain part of her anatomy insulted, while Barack Obama, Facebook’s Twitter account and Fox News’ also got compromised. This was the first time that Twitter was assaulted, and the fact that it was not only compromised by a hacker, but our fiendish phishers as well, shows that it has officially come under the radar.

Furthermore, this year saw Nokia rendered speechless due to an obscure SMS bug that halted all incoming SMSes arriving after a specially formulated and very malicious text message. Many Nokia users simply felt they had been forgotten over the festive season…

A recent study conducted by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) showed that 35 million data records were exposed last year in the US, in 656 incidents, which is a 47% increase from 2007.

The increase in hacker activity and data breaches remains a growing concern all over the world. Those of your who subjected yourselves to the news in the December, The Saturday Star and IOL Online both ran stories about the local government’s loss to cybercrime – as much as R400 million was reported as stolen as a a result of keyloggers and other dubious means.

This year, make it your priority to be as secure as you can be. Cliché or no, the proof is in the numbers.

Have a good one.