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Samsung to Launch a Software that will Kill existing Galaxy Note7 Devices

Samsung to Launch a Software that will Kill existing Galaxy Note7 Devices

Internet, Mobile, Technology
Samsung has announced a release of a software update that will kill all the U.S Note7 phones to increase the refund and exchange program. This step is aimed at eliminating all the Galaxy Note7 smartphones in the market. In a statement, Samsung noted that Consumer safety remained their highest priority and they’ve had overwhelming participation in the U.S. Note 7 Refund and Exchange Program so far, with more than 93 percent of all recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices returned. According to an image of an alert obtained by The Verge, a Note 7 user was told: 'As of December 15th, Samsung will modify the software to prevent the Galaxy Note 7 from charging. The phone will no longer work'. Samsung stated, “As part of our absolute focus on customer safety, we are rolling out a new battery
Yahoo Discloses New Breach of 1 Billion User Accounts

Yahoo Discloses New Breach of 1 Billion User Accounts

Cyber Security, Internet, Technology
Yahoo Inc warned that it had uncovered yet another massive cyber-attack, saying data from more than 1 billion user accounts was compromised in August 2013, making it the largest breach in history. According to New York Times, the newly disclosed 2013 attack involved sensitive user information, including names, telephone numbers, dates of birth, encrypted passwords and unencrypted security questions that could be used to reset a password. Reuters reports that the number of affected accounts was double the number implicated in a 2014 breach that the internet company disclosed in September and blamed on hackers working on behalf of a government. News of that attack, which affected at least 500 million accounts, prompted Verizon Communication Inc to say in October that it might wi...
Users to Secure routers from Internet of Things (IoT) takedowns

Users to Secure routers from Internet of Things (IoT) takedowns

Cyber Security, Internet, Technology
Many people have little to no understanding of how many devices in their house are now interconnected. This leaves us surrounded by things that are effectively web-enabled computers, which most people don’t even know need to be secured. The Internet of Things is rapidly becoming a reality, thanks to the machine-to-machine communication (M2M) technology, as the number of connected devices is forecast to reach 50 billion units worldwide by 2020. The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) fourth quarter report for 2015-2016, notes that Kenya has about 10.8 million broadband internet subscriptions.  As technology advances, Kenyans are now adopting and buying vastly interconnected devices for the home, enticed by the prospects of IoT. This calls for internet security measures to
Digital Technology: Cooperative Bank Kenya Opens the door to CoopVisaCard

Digital Technology: Cooperative Bank Kenya Opens the door to CoopVisaCard

Business, Technology
As technology develops, financial institutions as well improve their services to well cater for the ever-increasing customer demands. The Corporate Visa Card assists management of costs and cash flow more efficiently in anorganization. The new technology card can be given to Senior Management staff to carter for allowances, corporate travel expenses, entertainment, etc. It simplifies book-keeping procedures and reducing dependency on petty cash. The Visa technology facilitates electronic funds transfers throughout the world, most commonly through Visa-branded credit cards and debit cards. It makes work easier for human as transaction work is reduced. Additionally, much has already been said about the opportunity for technology to disrupt the traditional banking system. The next ge
Holiday Festivities come with an Extra Coin for Uber Users

Holiday Festivities come with an Extra Coin for Uber Users

Internet, Mobile, Technology
The holiday season is one the most enjoyable times of the year. From parties with family and friends to shopping some of the best sales, there is so much to celebrate and so much places to go. However, Uber users will pay an extra coin for each ride they get during this holiday season.  In a statement released by Uber, the ride sharing App wrote that the increase in fares prices is to encourage more drivers to come onto the platform to cater for the high demand in the festive season.. The statement wrote that, Over festive periods, there is often a fear that there won’t be enough drivers to go around. As an ever-growing and evolving platform, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Uber runs a successful model called dynamic pricing, which allows users to get a ride when they ne