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Internet companies petrified after hackers release code behind one of the most powerful online attacks

Google Internet companies are bracing for more trouble after hackers released the code behind one of the most powerful online attacks ever, which harnessed as many as one million internet-connected devices to knock a blogger offline. The malicious software takes advantage of weak security on video...

Cybersecurity firms greenlit to decrypt Viber, WhatsApp traffic

Russian cybersecurity companies have a greenlight to decrypt traffic of such popular communication tools as Viber, WhatsApp, Skype and Facebook Messenger, a popular business daily reports. The measure is connected to a recently-adopted anti-terrorism law. “We are going to look into the main messengers —...

Uber and Little Cab’s duel for Nairobi’s Taxi Market

Dar es Salaam Uber is in the middle of a bruising battle for dominance in east Africa’s largest economy: Kenya. The ride-hailing company started operating in the cities of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Thika last year. It has already outlasted the online cab operator Easy Taxi, which opted...

Samsung recalls the Galaxy Note 7 due to battery problem

The massive recall of one of Samsung’s flagship devices is an embarrassing setback for the world’s biggest selling smartphone maker. The Note 7 was unveiled just a month ago, and big rival Apple (AAPL, Tech30) is expected to show off its new smartphone next week....

Dropbox hack leaks 68m user passwords on the internet

Online cloud storage firm Dropbox has been hacked, with over 68m users’ email addresses and passwords leaked on to the internet. The attack occured in 2012. At the time Dropbox reported a collection of user’s email addresses had been stolen. It did not report that...

Cybersecurity expert warn ‘Pokemon Go’ fans of cybercriminals

The release of “Pokemon Go” has sparked a frenzy among players and prompted a raft of warnings from lawmakers eager to prevent fans from putting their lives in danger. But the fevered anticipation of the game has also created opportunities for attackers, a cybersecurity software...

MIT Global Startup Lab Program Applications Are Now Open

MIT The MIT Global Startup Labs Program is headed to South Africa and  tech entrepreneurs, both new and established have until the end of May to submit their new and innovative tech ideas. The joint initiative by MIT, WITS University and the Johannesburg Center for Software...

Increased Potential For Cyber-Crime Attacks In Africa

Cyber-Crime There is potential for increased cyber-crime attacks in Africa as cyber-criminals target mobile devices, Techmoran reports. This deduction comes from the quarterly analysis of the global Threat Index by Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd which also revealed deep disparities in the threat environments in Africa. African countries that...

New ICANN CEO Göran Marby Will Take Over This Month

Fadi Chehadé’s replacement Göran Marby, will begin his job as the new ICANN CEO and President from May 23, next Monday. He takes over form Fadi Chehadé who was at the helm of ICANN since 2012. Mr. Marby, before his appointment served as CEO and founder of...

Vodacom Will Discontinue M-Pesa South Africa From 30th June

Vodacom   Earlier in the year, Vodacom said that it was reviewing M-Pesa South Africa. The service that was launched in 2010 and re-launched four years later, was expected to have millions of users but it only garnered 76,000 active users. Shameel Joosub, CEO, said in...