Whose Zambian phone number is on the Pegasus spyware list?

With over 50, 000 mobile numbers claimed all over the world to be on NSO spyware software whose Zambian phone number is on the Pegasus Project Data? The quick answer is – Is Pegasus spyware even here in Zambia? This information technology content is localized and part of Lensesview simple review updates about world technology… Continue reading Whose Zambian phone number is on the Pegasus spyware list?

Recent data breaches you could have been pawned in

A data “breach” is an incident where private and secured data has been intentionally or unintentionally exposed, leaked, or spilled to the public or untrusted environment. Data breaches are very common even in Zambia where database owners have failed to secure or intentionally leak users’ information. There are several websites that keep a record of… Continue reading Recent data breaches you could have been pawned in

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Cyber Issues Affecting Africa

Just last week an African Union cybersecurity group listed serious cyber issues affecting Africa and on top of the list was the vital role of mobile technology, software issues, signaling, and the users themselves. This was in a Zoom Webinar organized by the African Union Commission “Webinar on Cybersecurity in Africa: Rising for the new… Continue reading Cyber Issues Affecting Africa

Google improves 2-Step verification with phone sign-in prompts

Securely signing in to Google just got easier as Google is improving 2-Step Verification so everyone can use Google prompts to sign-in securely and better protect their accounts. Instead of using a 2-Step Verification code to sign in, you can tap a prompt that Google sends to your phone. The prompt will ask if you’re trying to… Continue reading Google improves 2-Step verification with phone sign-in prompts

What are the 12 networking truths RFC1925

The 12 Networking Truths sometimes referred to as RFC1925 RFC or Request for Comments is a set of truths that apply to real-world situations not only in the TCP/IP networking and security world. A first read of the twelve networking truths makes for fun reading but any ‘graduated’ tech guy would concur they are more… Continue reading What are the 12 networking truths RFC1925

Are IT Managers in Zambia ready for work from home

Are IT Managers in Zambia ready for work from homes as coronavirus finally take shape in Zambia with two cases reported yesterday and is yet to cause real panic? Yes, companies must start asking now if their IT Managers and the resources running the company telecommunication are ready to shape up to the task. In… Continue reading Are IT Managers in Zambia ready for work from home

Microsoft Basic Authentication Retirement

Microsoft will be retiring Basic Authentication for EWS, EAS, IMAP, POP and RPS. This means anyone using any application that doesn’t use ‘OAuth 2.0’ protocol for authorization will have access issues to Office 365 and Exchange Online. However, Exchange Admins should note that this change does not impact SMTP AUTH. Also, these changes will effect… Continue reading Microsoft Basic Authentication Retirement

Zamtel Biometrics data capturing will improve online safety- says Kamanga

LUSAKA, 3rd February 2020 – State-owned telecommunications company Zamtel says capturing facial biometrics of all mobile phone customers is an important step towards the prevention of mobile fraud. Giving an update on the ongoing sim card verification exercise, Zamtel Head of Corporate Affairs and Government Relations Reuben Kamanga stressed that with growing reports of online… Continue reading Zamtel Biometrics data capturing will improve online safety- says Kamanga

Apple two-factor authentication finally available for Zambia

Apple’s two-factor authentication for Apple ID and cloud services has finally been made available for Zambia. Since its implementation in October 2015, Apple’s two-factor authentication has failed to work for Zambia as the country’s telephone code +260 was not available as a selection in the prebuilt form that required to be filled. Two-factor authentication is… Continue reading Apple two-factor authentication finally available for Zambia

Hackers turned on my camera and recorded me

Hackers are really the scam of the earth and will try to do anything to get a bit of your money through phishing and spam tools. In recent years email threats have increased checking the number of overwhelming reports from Zambian internet users. We have become crucial targets from hackers who want to symphony every… Continue reading Hackers turned on my camera and recorded me