Highlights and Updates

Uganda Police have parade a suspected Cyber criminal behind multiple online scams

Tuesday, 13th May 2014
Uganda Police have paraded a man said to be behind multiple internet based scams in which Ugandans have lost billions of shillings. Read more for details and watch a video of this story on the news.

Senate approves 'kill switches' for cellphones sold in California

Tuesday, 13th May 2014
California's state Senate just passed a measure that would require all mobile phones sold in the state to be equipped with kill switches that can kill a phone if it is stolen.

The kill switch is intended to be a tool to combat California's soaring mobile phone theft.

Cybercrime boss offers a Ferrari for hacker who cames up with the best online scam

Tuesday, 13th May 2014
A top cybercrime boss has offered up a Ferrari to the hacker who comes up with the best online scam. 

Bitly releases details about breach and implements two-factor authentication

Tuesday, 13th May 2014
URL-shortening service Bitly (Bit.ly) has released a blogpost giving the public more details on their database breach and have also said that they have implemented two-factor authentication for users. 

New iPhone lock screen flaw gives hackers full access to contact list data

Monday, 12th May 2014
According to the part-time hacker who discovered the flaw and recorded the steps on YouTube, the vulnerability only exists when running iOS 7.1.1, and when Siri is available from the lock-screen. 
The flaw doesn't just gain access to phone numbers, but any information that is available from a contact card.

Bitly announces account compromise and urges users to change passwords

Monday, 12th May 2014
Bitly (bit.ly) one of the Web's largest URL shortening services has announced that it's user account credentials have been compromised and has urged users to reset their API keys, OAuth tokens, and passwords on their next login.
 

Former NSA Director applauds Australia for banning Huawei

Friday, 9th May 2014
The Former NSA Director has applauded Australia for banning chinese ICT solutions provider, Huawei, from bidding to build their National Backbone Network.

Kaspersky CEO rubbishes Symantec claim that "antivirus is dead"

Thursday, 8th May 2014
Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab, says that anti-viruses are "alive and kicking", but fully agrees that single-layer signature-based virus scanning is nowhere near a sufficient degree of protection for individuals or large organizations.

Nuclear reactor admin arrested for running anti-government hacking ring

Thursday, 8th May 2014
A US Navy systems administrator has been arrested on charges of acting as the ringleader of an anti-government hacking group.

U.S House of Representatives votes to outlaw NSA's bulk collection of phone records

Thursday, 8th May 2014
The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted 32-0 to approve an amended version of the USA Freedom Act. This bill would require the NSA to get case-by-case approval from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court before collecting the telephone or business records of a U.S. resident.