Public Wifi Project Underway in Brong Ahafo

The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) has embarked on a massive drive to extend Information and Communication Technology (ICT) projects to rural communities as they seek to using their Smart Communities Project to bridge the internet gap between peri-urban and urban areas to position Ghana as an IT-driven country. The Smart Communities project, which is being piloted in Brong Ahafo and the Western regions, is providing Wi-Fi in public establishments such as schools, hospitals, banks, police stations and market places among others with a plan of covering four communities in the Smart Community initiative – Asumura, Berekum, Goaso and Asankragua in the Brong Ahafo and Western regions respectively. The…

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Krack Attack: What you need to know

Mathy Vanhoef of imec-DistriNet discovered a serious weaknesses in WPA2, a protocol that secures almost all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. With Krack Attack, an attacker within range of a victim can exploit the discovered weaknesses using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs). Concretely, attackers can use this novel attack technique to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted. This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and many others. The attack works against all WPA2 modern protected Wi-Fi networks. Depending on the network configuration, it is also possible to inject and manipulate data. For example, an attacker might be able to…

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How to Secure a Wi-Fi Network from Hackers

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 simple techniques you can use to make sure that your wireless network is as secure as it possible can be. Protect your Wireless Internet Network 1) Encrypt your Wi-Fi Network: When you use a Wi-Fi network…

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Is Text Messaging Really Not Secure?

Why do we hear that Text Messaging (SMS) is not acceptable in health care? What aspects of it aren’t good for medicine? Is there some technical flaw? Do we really understand all the issues? I decided to look into the matter, and would like to summarize this mainly for doctors and clinical people. I’ll avoid using terms like protocol payloads and PDUs of GSM networks. 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…

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