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THANK YOU FOR VISITING THIS SITE. I HAVE BEEN USING BOTH SWAHILI AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE TO EXPRESS ISSUES - I HAVE ATTACHED ENGLISH VERSION TO SOME OF THE SWAHILI NEWS/STORY AT THE END.

Friday, 5 January 2018

APPLE YAKIRI KUATHIRIWA NA “MELTDOWN" PAMOJA NA "SPECTRE”

Ugunduzi wa mapungufu makubwa mawili yaliyopewa jina la “Meltdown na Spectre” yaliyoathiri Kifaa cha Kopyuta kinachojulikana kwa jina la“Chip”  ambapo athari zake ni kupelekea wizi wa taarifa kwa watumiaji mtandao umeendelea kuchukua sura mpya baada ya kampuni ya Apple kukiri kua bidhaa zake ikiwemo Komputa za Mac, iPhone na iPads kuathiriwa pia.

Hadi wakati huu ma bilioni ya kompyuta, Simu za mkononi “smartphones” na Tabiti “Tablets” zimeathirika na mapungufu haya ambapo kuna hatari ya taarifa za mabilioni ya watu kuweza kuishia mikononi mwa wahalifu mtandao endapo hatua stahiki kutochukuliwa kwa wakati.



Tayari hatua mbali mbali zimeweza kuchukuliwa kuzuia maafa makubwa kujitokeza kutokana na mapungufu yaliyo gunduliwa ikiwa ni pamoja na kusambaza viraka “Patches” ili kuziba mianya ya mapungufu yaliyo gundulika.


Sunday, 17 December 2017

DEMANDS ON ETHICAL HACKERS ARE RAPIDLY GROWING

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Interior and Defence (Mindef) will be inviting about 300 international and local hackers to hunt for vulnerabilities in its Internet-connected systems next year (2018), in a bid to guard against ever-evolving cyber threats.

From Jan 15 to Feb 4, these selected experts will try to penetrate eight of Mindef's Internet-facing systems, such as the Mindef website, the NS Portal and LearNet 2 Portal, a learning resource portal for trainees.

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These registered hackers can earn cash rewards - or bounties - between $150 and $20,000, based on how critical the flaws discovered are. Called the Mindef Bug Bounty Programme, it will be the Government's first crowdsourced hacking programme.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

KUELEKEA MWISHO WA MWAKA TUNATEGEMEA MASHAMBULIZI MTANDAO ZAIDI

Nikizungumza na kundi maalum katika vikao vinavyoendelea nimewasilisha ujumbe wa Tahadhari ambapo Uma umetahadharishwa juu ya mashambulizi takriban Milioni hamsini (50 Milioni) duniani kote katika kipindi cha sikukuu yatakayo gharimu kati ya Dola 50 – Dola 5’000 kwa kila shambulizi.

Matarajio hayo ni kutokana na matumizi makubwa ya mtandao katika kufanya miamala mbali mbali ya manunuzi ya bidhaa katika kipindi hiki cha sikukuu ambapo watu wengi duniani kote wamekua wakinunua vitu mbali mbali kwa wingi kwa njia ya mitandao.

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Kwa mujibu wa ripoti ya kitelijensia ya matishio mtandao, iliyo wasilishwa na NTT Security – Imeeleza uwepo wa takriban utengenezwaji wa tovutiMilioni moja na nusu zenye mlengo wa kurubuni  kila mwezi ambazo baadhi yao zinadumu kati ya masaa ma nne had inane na kutoweka. Hili niongezeko la asilimia 74 (74%) kulinganisha na takwimu za miezi sita iliyopita.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

UK: NHS TO LAUNCH £20M CYBER SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTER

In the recent years, most developed countries are investing significantly in cyber defence & attack capabilities. The NHS is now spending £20m to set up a security operations centre that will oversee the health service's digital defences.

Among others, NHS will employ "ethical hackers" to look for weaknesses in health computer networks, not just react to breaches – Such hackers use the same tactics seen in cyber-attacks to help organisations spot weak points.

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UPDATES: The UK's Information Commissioner's Office states that organisations must take "appropriate" security measures to protect personal data and consider notifying the individuals concerned if there is a breach.
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In May, one-third of UK health trusts were hit by the WannaCry worm, which demanded cash to unlock infected PCs.

In a statement, Dan Taylor, head of the data security centre at NHS Digital, said the centre would create and run a "near-real-time monitoring and alerting service that covers the whole health and care system".

Monday, 13 November 2017

UKUAJI WA MATUMIZI YA TEHAMA WAONGEZA UHALIFU MTANDAO

Mataifa mengi yameendelea kuwekeza katika sekta ya TEHAMA ili kurahisisha huduma mbali mbali kwa jamii za mataifa husika – Ikiwa ni pamoja na mawasiliano, huduma za Afya, kifedha na hata usafirishaji ambapo TEHAMA imekua ikitumika kwa kiwango cha juu zaidi tofauti na miaka iliyopita.

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UPDATE: Apple has addressed a glitch that caused some iPhones to unexpectedly start auto-correcting the letter "i" to a capital "A" and a question mark.
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Kuwepo na Kinacho tambulika kama “Internet of things (IoT)” ambapo kimsingi ni kila kitu kitakua kimeunganishwa kwenye mtandao kunapelekea kuendelea kukua kwa uhalifu mtandao ambapo madhara yake yanategemewa kua makubwa zaidi ya ilivyo zoeleka.

Katika kipindi cha mwaka 2016/2017 Tumeshuhudia matukio kadhaa ya kihalifu mtandao ambapo mataifa mengi yamejikuta katika hasara kubwa kutokana na mashambulizi mtandao.

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NEWS UPDATE: A group of researchers and private industry experts, along with DHS officials, remotely hacked a Boeing 757 airplane owned by the DHS that was parked at the airport in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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Saturday, 4 November 2017

ESTONIA: CYBER THREAT FORCES ONLINE GOVERNMENT SERVICES LOCK-DOWN

Estonia's Prime Minister Juri Ratas.
Estonian Government plans to block citizens from accessing online government services from Saturday (04 – Nov – 2017) while it works to fix a security flaw.

A problem with the country's national identity cards was identified earlier this year, affecting 760,000 people.

The flaw could let attackers decrypt private data or impersonate citizens.

Those who have not had their cards updated with new security certificates will no longer be able to use them to access some services from midnight.

Estonia's digital ID system lets citizens access government and some private services such as medical records, voting and banking.

But security researchers found the encryption used in the ID cards was easily cracked which could, if exploited, let attackers impersonate people.