NITA Uganda Moves to Integrate Information Systems in Government Agencies

The National Information Technology Authority of Uganda (NITA-U) has received funding to integrate all Ministries, Departments and Agencies’ systems so that data can seamlessly be shared across Government systems. The development was...

Facebook Updates Policy to Prevent Use of its Data for Surveillance

Facebook is prohibiting developers from using the massive amount of data it collects on users for surveillance. This includes using such data to monitor activists and protesters. The company said Monday that...

Kenya: Former Police Officer, American Citizens Arrested in Cyber Theft

Police in Kenya is holding 16 individuals suspected to be involved in a cyber theft syndicate that took off with hundreds of millions of money from Kenya Revenue Authority, several blue-chip...
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Yahoo Confirms Hacking of 32 Million Accounts

Looks like we can't separate Yahoo and bad news! An investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has confirmed more than 32 million accounts were breached in a cookie-forging attack...
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Mobile Advertising Trojans Exploiting Super-User Rights Became the Top Mobile Malware Threat in 2016

Kaspersky Lab’s annual Mobile Virusology report has revealed that 2016 saw a near-threefold rise in mobile malware detections compared to 2015 – with a total of 8.5 million malicious installations identified.Kaspersky LabKaspersky...

Uganda, Malawi Partner to Boost e-Government, Cyber Security Capacity

The Government of Uganda has Friday morning signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Malawi aimed at boosting cyber security capacity and electronic government of the two nations. The function...

You can now lock down your Facebook page using NFC

This week, Facebook announced support for security keys, giving users the chance secure their logins with a physical device. The social network giant also built support for a more experimental NFC login...

New Report Pokes Holes in Uganda’s Cyber Security Capacity

A new report by the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) has exposed loopholes in Uganda’s cyber security capacity; indicating that it’s at an embryonic state and that no concrete action...
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Study shows ‘123456’ as the Most Commonly-Used Password in 2016

Numeric combination of '123456', followed by '123456789' and 'qwerty' were the most common password used in 2016, this was according to researchers who reviewed over 10 million security codes that became public following...
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Top Security Predictions of 2017

It’s a new year, and that means there’s a different crop of security threats with which to contend. Some of these threats are from years gone by, while others are fairly...
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The 2nd Annual MTN Uganda Innovation App Challenge is Here, registration...

MTN Uganda, in partnership with tech and incubation hub; Outbox Hub and Garage48 launched the MTN App Challenge in 2015 - an event that...