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Large scale hacks on Twitter haven’t happened in a while until Wednesday 15 July when various verified personal Twitter accounts like Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Kanye West, and Barack Obama were hacked including businesses like Apple and Uber. Before the scope of the incident became clear, the hack initially appeared to target cryptocurrency-focused accounts. In […]
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Since Windows 8 introduced a few years back, Microsoft made it easy for users by introducing Windows Defender as a pre-installed security feature which previously a separate app called Windows Security essentials from Windows 7 and below. The first good thing about Defender is that it doesn’t slow down your system, and mostly stays out […]
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The latest report from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky shows that malicious attacks in the South African banking sector have been on the rise in 2020. While the frequency of attacks is one element to be concerned about, Kaspersky estimates that a third of South Africans remain vulnerable. 34 percent to be more precise, with the firm noting that […]
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“The region is seeing an increase in attempts to break into the organization’s systems to establish control over them, sabotage their work, or access sensitive information,” said Maher Yamout, Senior Security Researcher for the Global Research and Analysis Team at Kaspersky. Yamout highlighted that the peak coincided with an increase in remote working in South […]
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Working at home can leave you open to hackers, even in normal times, and these aren’t normal times. With millions of people in the US under orders to stay home to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, many more people are now working in their personal space, sometimes on their personal computers or phones. That makes […]
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17 of these vulnerabilities are related to browsers and scripting engines – making these updates particularly important for those using Edge or Internet Explorer. All of the critical bugs are related to remote code execution (RCE) flaws. These include: A vulnerability in Microsoft Word that allowed attackers to craft a file that, if opened by the user, […]
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New warnings claim that pretty much every Intel processor released in the last five years has a security flaw baked into the silicon which can’t actually be fixed as such, although the chipmaker has already implemented mitigations. Security firm Positive Technologies found that Intel’s mitigations (enacted since the initial bug was first discovered in May 2019) […]
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A university of Chinhoyi Student has allegedly been arrested after hacking into the University’s results portal and altering grades for himself and other students. For altering the results of 7 other students, it’s claimed he received varying amounts of US$ payments and then proceeded to use a technique called SQL Map which is an SQL […]
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Facebook Inc.’s corporate account on Twitter appeared to have been hacked yesterday. The official account @Facebook on Friday sent out a tweet saying, “Hi, we are O u r M i n e. Well, even Facebook is hackable but at least their security better than Twitter.” Facebook didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment, and […]

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Usually, the election results are announced on the election day as soon as counting is done and that’s not the case in 2020’s elections but that’s actually normal because there is no rule in the constitution that makes it mandatory for the results to be announced on election day. Looking at the CNN Election Map, […]

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Usually, the election results are announced on the election day as soon as counting is done and that’s not the case in 2020’s elections but that’s actually normal because there is no rule in the constitution that makes it mandatory for the results to be announced on election day. Looking at the CNN Election Map, […]
South Africa has tabled a proposal meant to fight Piracy also known as copyright infringement online by placing the responsibility on Internet Service Providers (ISPs). According to a draft white paper published on the 9th of October 2020 by Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams on 9 October in the Government Gazette, the […]

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Vodacom has lost its operating Licence in Lesotho after the Communications Authority wrote to the Telecoms company that it had revoked its, “unified license”. According to the Lesotho Communications Authority, the decision to invoke Vodacom’s license was taken because Vodacom failed to pay a fine equivalent to R134 million for allegedly breaching legislation governing companies […]
When Money Destroys Nations is a book authored by a guy named Philip Haslam who believes Zimbabwe urgently needs a decentralized currency system to solve the severe problems in its money and banking system. ZIMBOCASH is free to join Zimbabwean cryptocurrency and only available to Zimbabwean residents and Zimbabweans in the diaspora who have a […]

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