SECURITY

Biometrics in retail expected to boom

Biometrics in retail expected to boom

The use of biometrics in retail is expected to increase dramatically, says Ideco. Read More

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Kaspersky Lab: Koler ‘police’ mobile ransomware now targets PCs, AndroidKaspersky Lab: Koler ‘police’ mobile ransomware now targets PCs, Android Kaspersky Lab has issued a warning of ransomware that displays customised messages to victims in over ...
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NCS: deploy CCTV to tackle insecurityNCS: deploy CCTV to tackle insecurity The President of the Nigerian Computer Society, Prof. David Adewumi, has urged the Federal Government to ...
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Small businesses take big IT security risks: Kaspersky LabSmall businesses take big IT security risks: Kaspersky Lab A new report concludes that a lack of budget remains the biggest barrier preventing small businesses ...
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Tuesday 22 Jul

Fake apps invade Google Play

Trend Micro has released a new report indicating that Google Play has become infested with trojanised versions of apps.»
Monday 21 Jul

Kenya Defence Forces Twitter account hacked

KENYA
The Twitter account of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) has been infiltrated by hacking group dubbed #Anonymous.»
Sunday 20 Jul

Stanbic advises holiday makers

BOTSWANA
As Botswana enters two days of holidays, Stanbic has urged people not to let their guard down on financial security.»
Friday 18 Jul

13,500 new phishing wildcards every month

Kaspersky Lab has released data on how many new phishing wildcards it adds to the company’s anti-phishing database every month. »
Tuesday 8 Jul

Is Ghana's cybercrime out of control?

GHANA
Barely two weeks after Ghana’s Vice-President  called on young people not to get involved in illegal internet activities, police arrested a 26-year-old undergraduate student for allegedly defrauding people through a bogus online organisation.»
Monday 7 Jul

Increase in targeted attacks against business

Kaspersky Lab has found that targeted attacks are on the rise year-over-year, and also identified the business sectors most likely to be targeted.»
Friday 4 Jul

IT security: what’s in it for business?

IT security spend is too often seen as a grudge purchase by business management. But the fact is – effectively securing enterprise networks is a business imperative, says Networks Unlimited.»
Thursday 3 Jul

Egypt’s ISPs positioned to deliver DDoS protection

EGYPT
ISPs in Egypt are uniquely positioned to offer DDoS protection services, says Arbor Networks.»
Tuesday 1 Jul

Special report released on the security of Ghana’s online banking platforms

GHANA
A local Ghanaian IT firm, Elcuto Consult, has released a vulnerability report on the security of online banking platforms in the Ghana. »
Thursday 26 Jun

Nigeria steps up ICT expenditure for public safety

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s Federal Government has stepped up its ICT spending on tools to improve public safety and security.»
Monday 23 Jun

Ten years since the first mobile malware

This week marks ten years since Kaspersky Lab reported the discovery of Cabir – the first ever worm designed to attack mobile phones.»
Friday 20 Jun

IT must advance to match advanced threat capability

In the next round of the cyber war game, multi-layered targeted offences are being mounted against selected victims, and few enterprises have the security in place to withstand these attacks, says Networks Unlimited.»
Friday 20 Jun

CBN: Nigerian banks lost N40b to cyber crooks

NIGERIA
The Regulator of Nigeria’s financial sector says the banking sector lost a whopping N40 billion to cyber-assisted crimes last year.»
Wednesday 18 Jun

Kaspersky Lab: Facebook users most likely targets of account theft

Facebook remains the preferred target for cybercriminals who specialize in stealing social network accounts, according to Kaspersky Lab’s statistics.»
Thursday 12 Jun

Cyber insecurity grows in Kenya

KENYA
Cyber insecurity is on an upward trend in Kenya and a lobby group now wants government to work with the private sector more to tackle the menace.»
Tuesday 10 Jun

Renaldo likely the biggest cyber lure

A new McAfee study has found the names and apps most likely to present a risk to users ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.»

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Kenya rolls out e-extension to improve agricultureKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture

In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.