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October 15, 2014

When will your Smartphone Receive Android 5.0 Lollipop (UPDATE)


Alongside the new Nexus 6, Motorola has revealed the first information on its plans to update its existing devices to the new Android 5.0 Lollipop.

In a blog post, Moto confirms that the following devices are in line for an Android 5.0 update —

Moto X (1st and 2nd Gen) Moto G (1st and 2nd Gen) Moto G with 4G LTE Moto E Droid Ultra Droid Maxx Droid Mini

Moto notes that updates for other devices may depend on its partners, and that it’ll continue to keep folks updated through its update status page.


The operating system is the most drastic change to Android since the release of Ice [...]

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September 26, 2014

Three Things Banks Can Learn From Cybercriminals

Editor’s Note: Guest post by William Lawrence, Regional Practice Lead: Fraud and Financial Crimes at SAS

Cybercrime costs the South African economy R5.8 billion a year and 19% of online banking users have fallen victim to online fraud, up from 10% a year ago.

Understanding how cybercriminals operate and the techniques they use is key to preventing attacks. But how do we do that when cybercrime evolves seemingly by the minute and new threats emerge daily?

Cybercriminals are smart and well-connected. They do a few things particularly well that ensure their success – and banks should take note.

1. They share information

Most criminal syndicate [...]

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August 22, 2014

Google Scans Everyone’s Email for Child Porn, and it just got a man Arrested

John Henry Skillern was arrested last Thursday for the possession of child pornography. The 41-year-old restaurant worker was allegedly sending indecent images of children to a friend, but while it was police in Houston, Texas that obtained a search warrant for Skillern’s tablet and computer and placed him in custody, it was Google that tipped them off to his illegal activities.

That’s because Google actively scans the images that pass through Gmail accounts to see if they match up with known child pornography. Most seem to agree that this is a good thing, but as cyber security consultant John Hawes, of Virus [...]

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August 9, 2014

What I Learnt From ICTAU Local Area Networking – Importance of Networking

After attending my first networking event, I realized that networking is one of the most valuable uses of my time in terms of return—and not just in monetary terms. Networking is free, most of the time. It’s full of like-minded individuals, and if you go to the right events, it’s full of people that you can work with or learn from in some way.

Last week, on Wednesday 6th, I attended the ICT Association of Uganda “Local Area Network” (ICTAU LAN) meet-up/ networking event at Gatto Matto Restaurant and Bar, Kampala. Again, you do get the odd events where people just end up trying to sell something to you, but this wasn’t one of them.

The ICTAU LAN provided a laid back [...]

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