2nd Africa Security Summit slated for 15-16 June 2017, Nairobi

2nd Africa Security Summit slated for 15-16 June 2017, Nairobi

The second edition of the Africa Security Summit has been set for 15-16 June 2017 in  Nairobi, Kenya. The Africa Security Summit will help C-level executives on the continent better understand the true threats, what is required to address them and how effective, efficient solutions deliver competitive advantages. Through a unique blend of focused Executive Visions panel discussions, analyst sessions, visionary Keynote presentations and networking breaks, technology executives will share insight and gain critical takeaways…

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Yahoo Updates Terms of Service Before Verizon Acquisition

Yahoo Updates Terms of Service Before Verizon Acquisition

The deal by to Yahoo plans to sell its operating business to Verizon is almost coming to fruition thus ending its 21-year history as an independent company. Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N)  is acquiring Yahoo’s core internet properties for $4.83 billion in cash. The deal will  expand Verizon’s digital advertising and media business. Following this, Yahoo has sent an email update below to all its users; “We anticipate the close to occur in June 2017. At…

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Hackers Hit England’s NHS Hospital System; Demand Ransom in Bitcoins

Hackers Hit England’s NHS Hospital System; Demand Ransom in Bitcoins

Hackers have upped their information stealing antics and the attacks are increasingly being targeted and financial and heath institutions. As early as yesterday, the Chief Technology Risk Officer at Kaiser Permanente, George DeCesare while giving a talk at the  HIMSS and Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum in San Francisco on Thursday May 11, announced that “Seventy-five percent of the healthcare industry is below the cybersecurity poverty line,” In the case of the England’s…

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Linksys Wi-Fi Routers Vulnerable to DDoS Attacks

Linksys Wi-Fi Routers Vulnerable to DDoS Attacks

Flaws in the Linksys routers firmware could allow hackers access configuration settings and execute remote commands that could activate denial of service. Linksys has confirmed it’s working on a patch.   The vulnerabilities, were discovered by IOActive security researchers in January and affect more than two dozen models of Linksys wireless routers in the WRT and EAxxx series. Quick Read: Forget Mirai DDoS, BrickerBot PDoS permanently kills your poorly secured IoT devices IOActive discovered no less than…

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Uber sued by former Lyft driver for $5M over ‘Hell’ tracking program

Uber sued by former Lyft driver for $5M over ‘Hell’ tracking program

It seems Uber has found a new way of sparking controversy over controversy. This is barely months into a costly #DeleteUber campaign and a high profile resignation Uber’s President Jeff Jones. Quick Read: Uber App Downloads Take Huge Hit after #DeleteUber Campaign, Lyft Benefits In January, Ubers troubles started after the taxi hailing app company suspended surge pricing during a taxi strike at New York City’s JFK airport on Saturday night in support of protests against President…

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Kenya’s Draft Computer & Cybercrimes Bill targets stiffer penalties

Kenya’s Draft Computer & Cybercrimes Bill targets stiffer penalties

“We have the Computer and Cybercrimes Bill, 2016 which is headed to parliament. We want to introduce stiffer penalties for cybercrime and online corporate espionage,” said the ICT Ministry Cabinet Sectretary Mr. Joe Mucheru when he presided over a funds drive to improve the infrastructure of Lenana School. Extra Read: #KillTheICTBill: Kenyans Rally against the ICT Practitioners Bill 2016 The Kenyan government is in the final stages of improving the Computer and Cybercrimes Bill to…

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Skype most popular messenger for cyber criminals

Skype most popular messenger for cyber criminals

Last year researchers at F-Secure discovered that cybercriminals were utilizing a malicious Qarallax RAT or QRAT and Skype to distribute this malware. These criminals targeted travelers applying for a US Visa in Switzerland. In a new wave of cyber criminal attacks, business risk intelligence firm Flashpoint has reported that Skype is the most popular communication messaging platform for hackers, and appears in the top five for the seven language groups. Flashpoint studied the use of communications…

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Tech-savvy people more likely to fall prey to identity theft

Tech-savvy people more likely to fall prey to identity theft

Do you consider yourself tech-savvy?, do you feel confident you wouldn’t fall prey to hackers and identity theft?  Well think again, a CBT Nuggets study thinks otherwise. The study revealed that self-identified “tech-savvy” people are actually 18% more likely to fall prey to identity theft. Not only that, but it seems more highly educated people are just as likely as those without an advanced degree to be hacked, so formal education does little to impress…

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Kenya has the fastest Internet in Africa

Kenya has the fastest Internet in Africa

The Akamai’s State of the Internet Connectivity Report has ranked Kenya’s internet fastest in Africa. It is not only fat but also cheaper as compared to many countries around the globe, Akamai a leading Content Delivery Network that out of the 108 countries surveyed in the world, Kenya ranked 23rd, and thus the top ranked African country, with the fastest internet connectivity speed. Kenya overtook third-quarter leader Israel to gain the top spot for average…

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Forget Mirai DDoS, BrickerBot PDoS permanently kills your poorly secured IoT devices

Forget Mirai DDoS, BrickerBot PDoS permanently kills your poorly secured IoT devices

If you follow internet security matters closely, you might recall a major malicious attack in Novermber last year on the internet provider Dyn, a company that provides core Internet services for Twitter, SoundCloud, Spotify, Reddit and a host of other sites, causing outages and slowness for many of Dyn’s customers. Quick Read: Stop Clicking!!! 3 Ways To Risk Your Online Privacy on Facebook The malware program named Mirai over took 100,000 connected devices, including webcams…

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