Highlights and Updates

The Value of a Hacked PC

Tuesday, 8th April 2014
The many reasons why a cyber criminal may want to have access to your PC.

CRITICAL Flaw discovered in OpenSSL

Tuesday, 8th April 2014
Researchers have discovered an extremely critical defect in Open SSL. It has been named the 'Heartbleed bug'. A patch has been released, so if you are running OpenSSL please apply this patch ASAP.

Kaspersky Lab Launches Worldwide Interactive Cyberthreat Map

Monday, 7th April 2014
Kaspersky Lab has launched an interactive cyberthreat map that visualizes cyber security incidents occurring worldwide in real time. 

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.