It's really easy to get hacked in South Africa, tech expert demonstrates

Are you safe online?

Probably not.

Tech guru Jan Vermeulen says that it doesn't take much for your personal information to be hacked online because of poor identity verification policies.

An attacker in South Africa is able to obtain your online profiles using only a small amount of data, he explains.

Vermeulen retells the story of how an information security expert was able to obtain access to someone else's insurance policies, medical records, dependents and more.

This was done using the personal details of a coworker obtained through the recent data leak.

Read: SA's massive data breach was not intentional - security expert

One might even argue that just about all South African have had a piece of their private information leaked through a breach or someone being careless with personal information.

Jan Vermeulen, Technology Editor at MyBroadband

Take a listen:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : It's really easy to get hacked in South Africa, tech expert demonstrates


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