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Saturday, 30 March 2019

AHUKUMIWA MIAKA MIWILI JELA KWA KOSA LA KUHARIBU TAARIFA ZA ALIYEKUA MUAJIRI WAKE



KWA UFUPI: Steffan Needham, Amabae alihudumu kama mshauri wa maswala ya tehama (IT Cosultant) katika kampuni ya Voova ya nchini Uingereza amehukumiwa kifungo cha miaka 2 Jela kwa kosa la kuharibu taarifa za muajiri wake wa wa zamani.
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Kwa mujibu wa Thames Valley Police ya Nchini Uingereza, Mtuhumiwa alifukuzwa kazi na mwaajiri wake na baadae kuharibu taarifa zote muhimu za kampuni hiyo kwa kile kilicho tafsiriwa kama kulipiza kisasi kutokana na kufukuzwa kwake.
Uharibifu wa taarifa umekadiriwa kuigharimu kampuni hiyo kiasi cha Dola laki sita na elsfu Hamsini (US$650,000) ikiwa ni pamoja na kupelekea wafanyakazi kadhaa kupoteza kazi zao.

Mtuhumiwa amehukumiwa chini ya sheria ya nchini Uingereza ya mitandao (Computer Misuse Act)


Thursday, 21 March 2019

KNOW AND PICK YOUR ANDROID SECURITY APP WISELY



IN BRIEF: In recent year, we have seen a tremendous increase of mobile applications across many countries – It is like everyone want to come with a mobile application for many reasons. On the other hand, the rate of fake and malicious mobile applications is rapidly growing posing major security risk to mobile users.
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 Mobile application developers are now facing threats to customers and application data as automated and sophisticated attacks increasingly target the owners, users and data of mobile applications.

Apart from jeopardizing our privacy from unprotected Application from various application developers, Criminals are also developing mobile applications with malicious intentions putting thousands of users who download them to fall victims of cybercrimes.

Saturday, 22 December 2018

SHUTMA ZA UJASUSI MTANDANO DHIDI YA UCHINA



KWA UFUPI: Australia, Marekani na Uingereza zimeitupia lawana nchi ya Uchina kuhusika na ujasusi mtandao katika mataifa yao na mataifa Rafiki – Shutma ambazo zime eleza uchina kuhusika na wizi wa taarifa za siri za kibiashara za serikali na makampuni ya Teknologia.
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Niliwahi kueleza mara kadhaa mwelekeo mpya na hatari wa Uhalifu mtandao ambapo nilitahadharisha kuhusiana na vita mtandao (Cyber Warfare) pamoja na Ujasusi Mtandao (Cyber Espionage) ambavyo kwa sasa mataifa makubwa yanawekeza zaidi kwenye matumizi ya teknolojia kudhuru na kuingilia mataifa mengine kimtandao.

Kundi la APT-10 la uchina limeshutumiwa na Uingereza na Marekani kuingilia makampuni takriban 45 ya Teknolojia, Taarifa za wafanyakazi takriban laki moja za wanajeshi wa majini wa marekani pamoja na computer mbali mbali za shirika la NASA.



Zhu Hua pamoja na Zhang Shilong, ambao ni raia wa Uchina wameshtakiwa na Marekani kuhusika na kufanya mashambulizi mtandao kwaniaba ya wizara ya ulinzi ya uchina (Chinese Ministry of State Security) – Naibu Mwanashria mkuu wa Marekani , Bwana  Rod Rosenstein alielezea shutma hizo.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

U.S SENATORS URGE FTC TO INVESTIGATE SMART TV PRIVACY CONCERNS



IN BRIEF: Two US senators Edward Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requesting the agency to investigate smart TV makers amid fears and evidence that companies might be using devices to collect data and track users without their knowledge.

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The open letter comes while smart TV advancements have "ushered in a new era of innovation and interactivity," they must not come at the expense of consumer privacy. "Televisions have entered a new era, but that does not mean that users' sensitive information no longer deserves protection," the senators said. "The content consumers watch is private, and it should not be assumed that customers want companies to track and use information on their viewing habits."

They said that, any company that collects this type of information should have to "comprehensively and concisely detail who will have access to that data, how that data will be used and what steps will be taken to protect that information," and added that consumers should have the opportunity to consent to that sort of data collection.

Senators Edward Markey  and Richard Blumenthal
TO JUSTIFY THEIR ALARMING LETTER.

The two senators cited a recent New York Times report about Samba TV, a vendor of smart TVs. According to the report, while


Sunday, 3 June 2018

NAMNA BORA YA KULINDA VIFAA VYA TEHAMA VYA WATOTO



KWA UFUPI: Kutokana na ukuaji wa teknolojia pamoja na muunganiko wa vitu vingi katika mtandao (IoT) vifaa vingi vya watoto vimekua mhanga mkubwa wa uhalifu mtandao – Hii imepelekea kuchukuliwa kwa hutua mbali mbali za kulinda watoto mitandaoni. Andiko hili lina angazia namna bora ya kulinda vifaa vya watoto vya TEHAMA.
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Kumekua na matukio kadhaa yaliyo husisha kuingiliwa kimtandao (kudukuliwa) kwa vifaa vinavyo tumiwa na watoto huku wahalifu mtandao wakiunda program tumishi zenye nia ovu ya kukusanya picha na sauti za watoto.

Mfano, kampuni ya V-Tech ambayo inatengeneza vifaa vya TEHAMA vya watoto Ilipata kudukuliwa na wahalifu mtandao ambapo taarifa nyingi za watoto zilijikuta mikononi mwa wahalifu mtandao.

Shirika la umoja wa mataifa linalo husiana na TEHAMA (ITU) limekua na kampeni maarufu ya Kuwalinda watoto mtandaoni – Child online protection (COP) ambayo imeongezewa nguvu na Kampeni nyingine ya wanausalama mtandao ijulikanayo kama siku ya usalama mtandao “Safer internet day” ambazo kwa pamoja zinatoa msaada ingawa kuna kila sababu kwaa wazazi nao kuchukua hatua kuwalinda watoto wao kimtandao.

Monday, 21 May 2018

RISING SHIELD AGAINST RANSOMWARE ATTACKS



IN BRIEF: Both Atlanta’s network and Roseburg schools suffered with Ransomware attacks recently. These are two examples among many ransomware attacks facing organisations across the globe. This writing will provide three basics advise on how individual and organisations can fight against ransomware attacks.
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Early this year 2018, Secureworks published a report titled “SamSam Ransomware Campaigns,” which noted that the recent attacks involving SamSam have been opportunistic, lucrative and impacted a wide range of organizations.

On March 22 this year (2018), The city of Atlanta (GA) employees were ordered to turn off their computers to stop a virus from spreading through the network and encrypting data. A cybercriminal group demanded that the city pay it about $51,000 in bitcoins — a crypto currency that allows for anonymous transactions online.

Federal agents advise the city not to pay ransomware because paying will not be an assurance of the solution to the city’s problem – The city then refuses to pay ransom to cybercriminals.