Highlights and Updates

Blind man convicted for Airtel Zambia hacking

Monday, 7th April 2014
A Zambian court has convicted a blind man after finding him guilty of hacking Airtel Zambia's database and siphoning mobile airtime worth thousands of dollars.

Yahoo unveils encryption measures to protect users' data

Monday, 7th April 2014
Yahoo has announced it has fully encrypted traffic moving between its data centers, as well as mail between servers and other mail providers in order to protect private users from mass surveillance. 

18 million email addresses and passwords stolen in Germany

Monday, 7th April 2014
Germany has confirmed its biggest Data theft in the country's history with usernames and passwords of some 18 million email accounts stolen and compromised by hackers.

Apple Fixes More Than 25 Flaws in Safari

Wednesday, 2nd April 2014
The new version is Safari 7.0.3 or Safari 6.1.3 for those running older OS X versions and is freely downloadable from the Mac App Store or through Software Update.

Microsoft Removes Fake Google Apps from Windows Phone Store

Wednesday, 2nd April 2014
Microsoft today pulled six fake Google apps from the Windows Phone Store.
The apps in question were: "Hangouts," "Google Voice," "Google Search," "Google+," "Google Maps," and "Gmail – email from Google."

Uganda to host Banking Fraud and ICT Security Conference 2014, on April 25th

Wednesday, 2nd April 2014
The 3rd Annual East Africa Banking and ICT Security Summit themed 'Strengthening Banking and ICT Development in East Africa' will be held on April 25 in Kampala, Uganda.

UK government launches its first national Computer Emergency Response Team, CERT-UK, to counter cyber threats.

Tuesday, 1st April 2014
The UK government finally launched its first national computer emergency response team, CERT-UK, in London today.

New Transatlantic cables will bypass USA to avoid NSA spying, says EU and Brazil

Tuesday, 1st April 2014
There are new plans to lay a modern high capacity fibre-optic cable from Lisbon, Portugal to Fortaleza, Brazil.
The jointly funded, €135 million project will enable Brazil and the EU to bypass US-owned transatlantic cables.

Rival hackers fighting proxy war over Crimea

Monday, 31st March 2014
Hackers have been busy causing service interruptions, breaching databases, and defacing hundreds of Ukrainian and Russian websites, as the crisis between the two countries plays out in cyberwarfare.

Network Admins: Cisco patches six security flaws that posed DoS cyber attack risk

Friday, 28th March 2014
Cisco has released patches for six flaws in its Internetwork Operating System (IOS). The company said that the vulnerabilities are serious as they could be used to mount DoS attacks on its customers.