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Cyber Security

Microsoft Teams Users Under Attack in ‘FakeUpdates’ Malware Campaign

Attackers are using ads for fake Microsoft Teams updates to deploy backdoors, which use Cobalt Strike to infect companies’ networks with malware. Microsoft is warning its customers about the so-called “FakeUpdates” campaigns in a non-public security advisory, according to a report in Bleeping Computer. The campaign is targeting various types of companies, with recent targets in the K-12 […]

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Health

Kenya Airways rolls out mass production of protective masks//KBC

The airline is targeting to produce over 1000 masks with a team of four, each working six hours shifts and producing 80 masks per day. This initiative is in support of the Governments efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the country. KQ Group Managing Director and CEO, Allan Kilavuka through a statement said […]

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Major tech platforms say they’re ‘jointly combating fraud and misinformation’ about COVID-19 1//The Verge

A group of the biggest technology companies in the US say they have banded together in a commitment to fight coronavirus-related fraud and misinformation. The group includes Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube. All seven companies sent out a joint statement Monday evening announcing the effort. “We are working closely together on COVID-19 […]

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Health

M-Pesa mobile-money to stem the spread of COVID-19 in Kenya

Kenya’s  largest teleco, Safaricom,  will implement a fee-waiver on East Africa’s leading mobile-money product, M-Pesa, to reduce the physical exchange of currency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The company announced that all person-to-person (P2P) transactions under 1,000 Kenyan Schillings (≈ $10) would be free starting Tuesday for the next 90 days. The move came after Safaricom met with […]

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Health

Kenya raids shop selling ‘fake’ coronavirus testing kits

The Standard newspaper reported that police detained 10 people and locked the facility in the capital, Nairobi in Monday’s raid. The suspects advertised the testing kits online claiming they sold 600, according to officials. “They say that they are left with 400. We want to know who the 600 were sold to,” Daniel Yumbwa, Kenya Medical […]

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News

Court denies Sonko passports for travel to UN conference

The Anti-Corruption Court has denied Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko permission to travel to the United Arabs Emirates for a UN-Habitat conference on the city’s sustainable development. Milimani Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti explained that it was not clear how Sonko got the invitation from office, since he was barred last December over a Sh357 million corruption […]

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Technology

Switching from Windows 7 to Ubuntu Linux is very easy, so why is Canonical making it seem so hard?

I am a huge proponent of using Linux-based desktop operating systems, and I try to convert people from Windows whenever it makes sense. Why do I do this? Well, Linux distributions, believe it or not, are often easier to use than Microsoft’s operating system. With so many people living in the web browser these days, […]

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Cyber Security

Update This WordPress Plugin to Prevent a Site Takeover

Security researchers discovered a severe vulnerability present in older versions of the popular WordPress plugin Code Snippets that could allow attackers to take over a person’s website remotely. The plugin’s developers have issued a patch to fix the bug, but there are still over 200,000 websites at risk. Code Snippets allows WordPress sites to run […]

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Cyber Security

TrickBot Switches to a New Windows 10 UAC Bypass to Evade Detection | Threatpost

The TrickBot trojan has evolved again to bolster its ability to elude detection, this time adding a feature that can bypass Windows 10 User Account Control (UAC) to deliver malware across multiple workstations and endpoints on a network, researchers have discovered. Researchers at Morphisec Labs team said they discovered code last March that uses the […]

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Technology

Microsoft Edge has a new ‘unwanted apps’ download-blocker — here’s how to enable it

Microsoft has introduced a new feature to its Edge browser that blocks “potentially unwanted apps” from being downloaded.At the moment, the security feature is available in the beta version of Microsoft Edge, but it will also be making its way to the stable version of Chromium-based Edge later this month. Strangely, Microsoft has chosen not […]