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?
According to the Infographic from Securitybaron.com Microsoft and Google are the big players collecting massive data about their users. Have you ever wondered just how much data Google has on you? The results are quite disturbing.
While Facebook collects data with demographic path Amazon is more interested in the ability to track your government ID that may give insights into purchasing eligibility. But Microsoft and Google are really full culprits at the front. Perhaps because of the nature of their services.
If you are interested here is the complete infographic
Along the recent Apple September releases of iOS12, tvOS and watchOS 5 their was also a standout change in the Apple terms and conditions. Despite my failure to update my iPhone 6 and iPad 5th generation to iOS 12 due to constant “update error” i however had an opportunity to look down the Apple updated terms.… Continue reading Apple iTunes To Assign Your Device Trust Score From Calls and Emails
Some highlights of Security top news from last week in the computer security world
- On data privacy – In Zambia Road Traffic and Safety Agency secretly installed cameras to monitor traffic and motorists catch overspeeding and road law breakers
Security threats you need to be aware about
- Last week, news broke that an Australian teenager had repeatedly hacked into Apple’s servers, stealing 90GB worth of ‘secure files.’ The unnamed high school student has pleaded guilty and will be sentenced next month. Apple finally caught him by tracking the serial numbers of the Macs he used. Apple followed up by confirming that no personal data from users was accessed by the hacker. ADVICE: Be vigilant about your Apple ID and security awareness by often changing passwords.
- Bad guys are hijacking Instagram accounts. ADVICE: Change your Instagram password to something strong and unique, enable two-factor authentication
- Microsoft and Adobe sent out updates to strengthen their systems. Update Windows and check to see your Adobe Flash Player is secured. Here is where to get Flash Player Update
RTSA’s hidden cameras in Lusaka reveal the institution had mounted and spied on the motorists without their consent and awareness. ‘Speed cameras and speed sign posters on roadsides are important warning features for road safety. They must be visible and talk to drivers loudly. Surprisingly here in Lusaka, speed cameras seem to be hidden. Motorists… Continue reading RTSA Reveals Hidden Security and Speed Cameras Mounted In Lusaka
Reddit has announced that their forum hosting platform was hacked. Reddit is the foremost community forum for social news aggregation, web content rating and discussion website. For most Zambians who don’t know Reddit you can check it and if you are power news hungry and content seeker that will be your platform. Reddit is similar to… Continue reading Reddit Hacked Through 2FA – Two Factor Authentication Using SMS
Banks in Zambia seem to give no guarantee to its client about the data they hold on them and this is seen from simple practises like log book
Watching Netflix in Zambia. Andrew Niccol’s latest catch “Anon,” available on Netflix and accessible in Zambia, takes a spin on the idea of “the mind’s eye,”. The movie envisions a not-too-distant future in which our first-person perspective is always on record. What’s more interesting is that Anon says our brains are truly like computers and… Continue reading Best Sci-fi movie to watch now on Netflix in Zambia
The information technology security woke up to year 2018 with the discovery of Meltdown and Spectre. Meltdown and Spectre is a vulnerability that was discovered in the PC Intel and Qualcomm powered processors and Spectre on billions of devices running on ARM, AMD and Qualcomm processors. In the wake of the festive holidays… Continue reading Protect your machine from Meltdown and Spectre
After locking down the computers the cyber criminals behind Bad Rabbit are demanding 0.05 Bitcoin ($285 =2,835.58ZK) from victims. Bad Rabbit is a new strain of ransomware spreading and infecting computers. What you need to know about Bad Rabbit Ransomware attacks are not subtle. You will receive a notification immediately It spreads via a… Continue reading How ransomware bad rabbit spread