Matrics: Don’t Delay Your Higher Education Applications

With about 30 days left before the start of the 2020 Matric exams, the focus of Grade 12s is now firmly on the final preparation for this important milestone. But they should also take some time to finalise their Higher Education plans for next year, as the clock is ticking on closing dates for applications.

“Matrics cannot wait until they receive their results – currently scheduled for release on February 23 next year – before applying, as this will most likely mean they miss out on a space at their institution and for their qualification of choice as deadlines at many institutions are still in place,” says Peter Kriel, General Manager at The Independent Institute of Education, SA’s largest and most accredited private higher education institution.

“Beyond a later start to the higher education academic year it is still not clear what else higher education will need to do in

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Microsoft Downed 18 Azure Cloud applications Used By low-Budget Chinese Gadolinium Hacking Group

You probably didn’t hear it here first but the incredibly impressive thing about modern hacking groups is how darned cheap they are – in every sense of that word.

Why pay for cloud services when you can borrow free ones from large providers? Or, for that matter, make your own malware when you can re-purpose well-engineered tools made by other, more talented people?

It’s the low-budget MO that seems to get the people behind the allegedly Chinese Gadolinium hacking group out of bed in the morning, at least according to a new Microsoft report on the group’s recent activities.

In its detecting empires in the cloud report, the company details how in mid-April the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) spotted and suspended 18 Azure Active Directory applications that were being used by the threat

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