A Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) shows report covering October-December 2018 shows a dramatic spike in malware attacks, targeting mobile devices and which has seen unsuspecting Kenyans defrauded in online platforms. A proliferation of mobile applications on popular online stores is thus exposing Kenyans to increased cyberattacks and fraud, the latest sector statistics. ‘‘In particular, there was a rise in cases of malware and the sale of stolen data and credentials including personal data and credit card information,’’notes the report in part. Additionally, the report notes that cyber criminals are targeting their attacks on end-users who have limited cyber security skills. In the three months, the National Kenya Computer Incident Response Team –Coordination
Truecaller is introducing its own Chat, an instant messaging (IM) service to chat with your Truecaller friends and help avoid the spreading of viral fake news. With the aim to make communication safer and to preventing fake news from circulating, the IM platform will allow people to report spam messages and links, ensuring that fake news is not circulated unchecked by our community. Truecaller has helped erode spam faced by users as phone calls through the Caller ID and has also smoothened the SMS experience by filtering unwanted messages. As a step towards decreasing the spread of fake information, we’re looking to our community to help report fake articles, misinformed blogs, and any type of websites that could pose threats or even cause viruses. Additionally, Truecaller Chat is bu
As part of efforts to address food shortages as well as make agriculture attractive and beneficial to Nigerians, agricultural technological firm, Farmcrowdy, has unveiled a digital application called Farmcrowdy. The organisation stated that it's also currently empowering more than 2000 Nigerian farmers across the country. The Chief Executive Officer of Farmcrowdy, Onyeka Akumah, disclosed that the application is an agricultural platform which connects small scale farmers and sponsors investors' who are ready to produce more food for the country, while also focusing on assisting them with the latest farming techniques and funds to make their lives more meaningful. Akumah who spoke at Farmcrowdy first year anniversary and the recent launch of the application in IOS, windows and And...
Google is bringing their virtual Google assistant, An artificial intelligence (AI)-powered helping hand , to more Android phones this week. Already offered on Google’s Pixel phones, Home personal assistant, Allo messaging app, and Android wear devices, Google Assistant will be available on all smartphones running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow starting this week, the company has announced. This marks yet another expansion into the mobile environment for Google, which is predicting that Assistant could reach “hundreds of millions” of devices. However, just under 31 per cent and slightly over one per cent of Android devices are currently using Marshmallow and Nougat respectively, the company says. Whether a user needs to know how to say “nice to meet you” in Korean
The mobile apps industry is growing tremendously with social apps reigning supreme. Additionally, Consumers are spending more time on their apps than ever before. Over the past half-decade, the proliferation of mobile devices has transformed us into an app-driven society, presenting marketers with new opportunities to connect with consumers by creating more interesting and sophisticated apps to command their attention. Yahoo’s mobile analytics wing Flurry released a new study, State of Mobile report for 2016, that reports that Thousands of mobile apps appear every day and with the pace at which they are growing, in the next couple of years, these apps will cannibalize one another. However, the study mentioned that time spent in social media and messaging apps grew by an ast