Author: Lynn Wandia

Kenya worst hit in East Africa by cyber crime

Kenya worst hit in East Africa by cyber crime

Cyber Security
Cyber crime has been dubbed “burglary for the 21st Century”  around the globe. But the scale of the crimes which can now be committed means millions of finances can now be stolen at the touch of a button. In East Africa, Kenya recorded the highest losses, $171 million, to cyber criminals. Banks have become the leading target of cybercrime as people increasingly adopt the use of financial technology. According to Serianu’s Cybersecurity Report 2016, African countries lost at least $2 billion in cyberattacks in 2016. Tanzania lost $85 million while Ugandan companies lost $35 million. Over one-third of organisations that experienced a breach in 2016 reported substantial customer, opportunity and revenue loss of more than 20 percent, this according to Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report.
LinkedIn Gains 100 million Users In 18 Months

LinkedIn Gains 100 million Users In 18 Months

social media, Technology
LinkedIn is one of the older social media platforms surving changes in technology, a tough demographic and a number of challenges along the way. They stand today as a public company going stronger than ever with a firm grip business proffesional social networking market. On October of 2015, they announced that they had surpassed the 400 million active user mark and after that, the company went silent about its active user mark, until now. The Microsoft owned company has now revealed that they have ‘crossed an important and exciting milestone’ which is they have finally crossed the 500 million active users mark. It has taken them 18 months to reach this crucial milestone unlike other apps like Messenger which gain hundreds of millions of users in like 4 months. According to the com
Wireless Headphones Could Be Spying on You

Wireless Headphones Could Be Spying on You

Cyber Security
Malicious cybercriminals aren’t the only ones who want access to your company data. There’s another threat lurking right around the corner: companies. Some of the tech devices from different companies you own could be spying on you and tracking every move you make. Audio giant Bose has been spying on customers who use its wireless headphones by using an app that tracks the music, podcasts and other audio they listen to, a lawsuit charged. Bose, in turn, has been violating customers’ privacy rights by selling their info without permission, according to the federal suit filed Tuesday in Chicago. The complaint filed by Kyle Zak seeks an injunction to stop Bose’s “wholesale disregard” for the privacy of customers who download its free Bose Connect app from Apple or Google Play stores to the
Global telecommunications company Gains New Ground to Create New Routes for Internet Traffic

Global telecommunications company Gains New Ground to Create New Routes for Internet Traffic

Internet
The Angola Cables, has announced the finalization of a marine survey for the South Atlantic Cable System  as one of their mandate in creating new routes for the global telecommunication sector. The company has announced that cable loading is underway. SACS’s internet infrastructure is based on 40 Tbps cable that stretches in the ocean on a total length of 6165 km. The cable has four fibre pairs that connects Africa and America through Angola and Brazil. Each of the four fibres can transmit 100 wavelengths with a maximum bandwidth of 100Gbit/s. WACS, which is responsible for the provision of carrier-level services to operators in Angola and other Sub-Saharan countries is primarily managed by Angola Cables and other 11 members. Its cable system covers a distance of 14,530 km from Yzerfont
Cloud Hosting is gaining popularity in most companies

Cloud Hosting is gaining popularity in most companies

Technology
Cloud  technology is here to stay and it is the future technology.For most firms, web hosting is the core of the business. The wrong kind of hosting or an unreliable host will mean less people will be able to see the firm's site. With so many different requirements from different types of sites, you would think that different types of hosting would be appropriate in different cases. The advent of cloud Hosting has meant that in almost all situations, regardless of a site’s complexity, traffic or scale, cloud computing is the best and also most cost effective option. Some reports claim that nearly 90% of organizations have moved their data to the cloud and many are willing to invest in the solution. There are a lot more benefits of cloud solution for enterprises. Here is why. Runs on exi