Wireless network technologies have opened doors to remote attacks that can harm users without them realizing it. The hardware for wireless connection of the devices are extremely complex, so it is not uncommon for failures to be found and quickly corrected by manufacturers. A Belgian security researcher details the security flaws of the Wi-Fi standard he found on routers and other devices on his blog. According to him, the bugs leave smartphones, notebooks and other devices equipped with technology susceptible to...

Spying Fears prepping WhatsApp Security Update

Facebook has been known for their security issues along these few years. Now, it’s WhatsApp turn to have a security issue. Users have been told to update to the latest version of the app due to hackers accessing people’s messages. The hackers are able to get to people’s messages because of sharing an MP4 file across the platform. The messaging app had the issue fixed but anyone who hasn’t downloaded the latest update is vulnerable...

Bluetooth encryption broken

Researchers have broken Bluetooth’s encryption key negotiation protocol using an attack they’ve called KNOB – Key Negotiation Of Bluetooth. The vulnerability affects almost all devices that support Bluetooth, but Google has already announced patches for Android devices. The vulnerability was reported in a paper given at this year’s USENIX Security Symposium in California. The researchers, Kasper B. Rasmussen from Oxford University, Daniele Antonioli of Singapore University of Technology, and Nils Ole Tippenhauer of the CISPA...

Dixons Carphone hacked

Britain’s largest electricals retailer, Dixons Carphone, has been hit by one of the UK’s biggest cyber attack. In a press release, the company has confirmed of an unauthorized access to one of the processing systems of Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores, compromising user data held by them. Preliminary investigation indicates that personal and financial data of nearly 6 Million users were compromised, according to the company. Dixons Carphone data hack Dixons Carphone Warehouse, on Wednesday,...

Ghana begins National Cyber Security week

The Ministry of Communications has announce the National Cyber Security Week 2017. to take place from 23rd – 27th October 2017. The event is slated to take place from the 23rd of October, 2017 to the 27rh of October, 2017 under the theme Securing Ghana’s Digital Journey will feature an informative and engaging programme of activities including thought leadership sessions, panel discussions, lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions and training sessions. National Cyber Security Week is a unique...

How to Secure a Wi-Fi Network from Hackers

With the world going wireless in every sphere of technology, the question of security has often been raised. The same is true for wireless internet networks with hackers and Wi-Fi intruders always looking for ways to gain access to unsecured networks. Security aside, there are several reasons why you might want to protect your Wi-Fi network. A secured wireless network will not only mean reduced bills but also faster internet speeds. This post contains few...

Is Text Messaging Really Not Secure?

SMS is the industry term for Simple Messaging Service, a technology designed about 30 years ago and designed to operate internationally by phone providers. The familiar 140-character limit that still exists on Twitter even to this day traces back to this standard. Today, most of us refer to SMS and Text Messaging as the same thing.

Ghana: Cyber-Security Policy

Ghana now has a Cyber-Security Policy and Strategy that seeks to protect the country from attacks on its cyberspace. The policy, which was approved by cabinet in 2016, is a road map on what should be done to ensure that the country’s cyberspace is secure. The policy also talks about issues within the Cyber-Crime law enforcement area which currently is difficult for the law enforcement to implement because of the lack of capacity and necessary...