Highlights and Updates

Malware through advertising is the top threat to mobile users, study finds

Wednesday, 26th March 2014
The most prevalent threat vector that drives mobile device users to malware are web ads, according to a recent study.

Researchers demonstrate Drone that intercepts Smartphone data

Wednesday, 26th March 2014
Researchers have developed a flying drone that secretly siphons smartphone data.

The iHub Brings CryptoParty to Nairobi

Tuesday, 25th March 2014
iHub Nairobi will be holding a CryptoParty on the 15th of April. The CryptoParty is a world wide event that has been labelled as the most important civil project in cryptography today. 

China demands explanation of NSA spying on Huawei

Tuesday, 25th March 2014
China has demanded a clear explanation from the US after reports that the National Security Agency (NSA) infiltrated the networks of Chinese telecoms firm, Huawei.

White House wants to overhaul NSA phone data collection

Tuesday, 25th March 2014
The White House is set to call for major changes to the National Security Agency (NSA) phone metadata surveillance programme.

VIRUS ALERT: Microsoft Word Zero-Day Vulnerability is currently being exploited

Tuesday, 25th March 2014
Microsoft has warned about a Zero-Day vulnerability in Microsoft Word that is currently being actively exploited in the wild

Cisco Patches AsyncOS Code Execution Vulnerability

Monday, 24th March 2014
Cisco has fixed a serious vulnerability in the AsyncOS Software that runs in both its Email Security Appliance (ESA) and its Content Security Management Appliance (SMA) products. This vulnerability lets an attacker execute code with the privileges of the root user.

SIEMENS patches Security Vulnerabilities in ICS Equipment

Monday, 24th March 2014
Industrial control systems manufacturer, Siemens, has released new versions of its SIMATIC S7-1200 CPU family and its SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC, resolving a total of eight security vulnerabilities.

Cisco launches Advanced Malware Protection solution for Africa

Monday, 24th March 2014
Cisco has also launched its Advanced Malware Protection solution for Africa aimed at protecting businesses from falling into cyber attacks.

Enormous Child Pornography Ring Uncovered

Monday, 24th March 2014
An enormous child pornography ring, trafficking in the indecent photos mostly of boys, aged three to 17 years of age has been uncovered.