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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Mobile Malware, Ransomware Threats Spiked in 2016 -Kaspersky Lab

Mobile Malware, Ransomware Threats Spiked in 2016 -Kaspersky Lab

The 2015-2016 saw mobile malware attacks increase  threefold, according to the latest report from Kaspersky Lab. The Mobile Malware Evolution 2016 [PDF] report, details that in 2016, 153,258 unique users from 167 countries were targeted by mobile ransomware, this translates to 1.6 times as many as in 2015. 2016 also saw over260,000 detections of installation packages for mobile ransomware Trojans, almost 8.5 times more than in 2015. See also: Chinese Hummer Trojan installs Porn Apps…

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Interswitch ‘VERVE’ payment network connects more Banks in Kenya

Interswitch ‘VERVE’ payment network connects more Banks in Kenya

12 more Kenyan banks have joined the with Verve International, Africa’s leading payment solutions partnership pool to allow customers to use Verve across the lenders’ network to transact. Verve, is best known as a card issuer with more than 32 million Verve cards and virtual/digital tokens issued across Africa. The Inter-connectivity of Bank ATM’s and POS services will enable infrastructure sharing among banks and to expand the network of services for their customers bringing more…

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Welcome ‘Status’, WhatsApp’s clone of Snapchat Stories

Welcome ‘Status’, WhatsApp’s clone of Snapchat Stories

Viber recently introduced Snapchat like messages which are simply ephemeral, self destructing or disappearing messages. Extra Read: WhatsApp video calling feature bites on Skype and Apple’s Facetime WhatsApp Vibers biggest competitor has not been left behind,  it is also reportedly testing a new Status feature that lets users share mood-setting pictures and videos overlaid with other custom elements such as emoji. The content will also disappear in 24 hours after it’s shared just like of Snapchat Stories….

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Google websites take down requests hit the 1 million milestone

Google websites take down requests hit the 1 million milestone

The annual Google transparency report has revealed a new milestone after Google received its millionth website takedown request in the the six years that Google has been tabulating. Such requests usually ask the biggest search engine online to take down content that may infringe copyright. In January 2015 Google highlights in a graph that it was getting on average below 10 million per day, however in this day the company receives over 20 million take…

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Viber Finally Adds Snapchat-like self-destructing Secret Messages,

Viber Finally Adds Snapchat-like self-destructing Secret Messages,

Though it my be slightly late in the day, Viber is finally joining other messaging platforms like Snapchat to introduce ephemeral, self destructing or disappearing messages. Users who like to send multimedia whether it’s a photo, or a video,  that needs to be seen just once instead of digitally immortalized on your smartphone, then Secret Message will be your new best friend. Take a photo or video or choose an existing one from your gallery….

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Firefox, Chrome will now warn users if they visit websites with insecure HTTP logins

Firefox, Chrome will now warn users if they visit websites with insecure HTTP logins

Last year proved to be the year of the biggest threat to the internet as it exits, when  in November 2016, a malware program named Mirai over took 100,000 connected devices, including webcams and baby monitors, in a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDOS) that briefly took down several websites including Twitter. Quick Read: Stop Clicking!!! 3 Ways To Risk Your Online Privacy on Facebook 2017 is also predicted to face more of such worldwide DDoS attacks…

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Samsung explains why Galaxy Note 7 was prone to exploding

Samsung explains why Galaxy Note 7 was prone to exploding

Last year, Samsung unveiled New Galaxy Note 7 smartphones  which was expected to be a huge market rival to Apple (AAPL, Tech30). The note malfunctioned due to frequent exploding devices reported globally necessitating a massive recall. This was a low moment for the phone maker which halted sales. Samsung has now explained the very reasons behind the exploding Galaxy Note 7 cases. Speaking at a widely shared press briefing on Monday, Samsung gave a detailed…

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