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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Twitter Lite Browser Based App Launched for Low Internet Speed Users

Twitter Lite Browser Based App Launched for Low Internet Speed Users

In a bid to capture more users, social media giant, Twitter has today, rolled out Twitter Lite. Twitter Lite a Progressive Web App (PWA) developed in partnership with Google minimizes data usage, loads quickly on slower connections, is resilient on unreliable mobile networks, and takes up less than 1MB on your device. According to Twitter, The lite is also optimized for speed, with up to 30% faster launch times as well as quicker navigation throughout…

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ESET & Strathmore University to set up cyber-security centre

ESET & Strathmore University to set up cyber-security centre

 Slovakian Cyber Security firm ESET East Africa and Strathmore University have announced partnership plans to jointly set up a research and cyber-security operations centre (SOC) in Kenya. Quick Read: Have You Been A Victim Of This Clever Gmail Phishing Scam? According to Teddy Njoroge, Country Manager, ESET East Africa, ESET will explore joint opportunities with like-minded partners and contribute assets in developing innovative cyber-security solutions targeting both blue chip businesses and Small and Medium Enterprises over the next…

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Have You Been A Victim Of This Clever Gmail Phishing Scam?

Have You Been A Victim Of This Clever Gmail Phishing Scam?

Email Scams happen every day but you least expect it on platforms like Google and this is why researchers are listing it among the sneakiest Google Gmail scam you are likely to fall for. Security Researchers at WordFence, identified the scam that tricks Google Gmail customers into divulging their login credentials and the it has been happening for the past few months and is reportedly hit other email provider services Quick Read: ZeroFox Study Exposes…

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Facebook Takes on Local Telcos Data Market Share with Express Wi-Fi

Facebook Takes on Local Telcos Data Market Share with Express Wi-Fi

Facebook CEO announced in 2015 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company would partner with Qualcomm, Nokia and others tech companies to connecting the parts of the globe in not connected through  Internet.org. Part of the innovation is called Express Wi-Fi which has now been launched in Nairobi. Surf, an Internet Service Provider will enable users in Kenya to subscribe and connect to affordable internet services. Users can buy bundles plans through the…

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