Highlights and Updates

Joomla! AJAX Shoutbox Component "jal_lastID" SQL Injection Vulnerability

Friday, 28th March 2014
A vulnerability has been reported in the AJAX Shoutbox component for Joomla!, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct SQL injection attacks.


The Secure Domain Foundation: New not-for-profit organization that aims to tag and track bad actors in the domain space

Friday, 28th March 2014
The Secure Domain Foundation (SDF) has just been launched. It is a non profit organisation that aims to provide free information and services to domain registries and hosting providers to help them detect fraudulent and malicious domains at the point of domain registration.

'Cyber Black Market' more profitable than illegal drug trade

Thursday, 27th March 2014
RAND Corporation's newest report says that the black market for cybercrime has now become a burgeoning powerhouse of highly organized groups, often connected with traditional crime groups and motivated by profit.

Cyber Security risk of using Windows XP after April 8th

Thursday, 27th March 2014
Cyber threats associated with using Windows XP after the cut off date of April 8th.

VIRUS ALERT: Windows Ransomware that infects PC via Email

Thursday, 27th March 2014
There is a trojan currently doing the rounds targeting Microsoft Windows PCs via Email.
This trojan once on your computer, downloads and installs Ransomware.

Ethiopian Government is Performing Hi-tech Surveillance on its Civillians, says New Report

Wednesday, 26th March 2014
According to a new report released by Human Rights Watch, the Ethiopian Government is performing hi-tech surveillance on Ethiopian opposition activists and journalists in the country and among the diaspora.

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.