Russian firm warns of IT security threats in Nigeria, others

Kaspersky says that the human cyber-threat remains widespread in Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya. The cybersecurity firm, in a statement, said the three African countries were being targeted by Advanced persistent threat groups that were exploiting the current uncertainty around COVID-19 to steal sensitive information. The statement titled ‘Kaspersky warns of top IT security threats […]

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NIGCOMSAT warns Nigerians of malicious websites

As Nigeria marks international cybersecurity awareness month this October, the Nigeria Communication Satellite Limited has warned Internet users to be cautious of malicious and dangerous websites. The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, NIGCOMSAT, Dr Abimbola Alale, stated this in a press release signed by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Adamu Idris, in commemoration of […]

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Facebook to open Africa office in Lagos, Nigeria in 2021

In 2016, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg visited Nigeria in what was his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa. While the attraction to the budding tech ecosystem which was already producing some of Africa’s best known startups was obvious, there was also the underlying influence of Facebook’s pool of high-ranking Nigerian-American executives. Four years later, that influence may be yielding […]

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World’s highest-operating weather stations installed on Mount Everest

Expedition team celebrates setting up the world’s highest operating automated weather station The world’s highest-operating weather stations have been installed on Mount Everest, according to the National Geographic Society. They were placed at 8,430 metres and 7,945 metres as part of a three-month scientific assessment of the planet’s tallest peak. The expedition team set out […]

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Trump reversed course on Huawei. What happens now?

New York (CNN Business)Six weeks after Huawei was blacklisted by the US government, President Donald Trump had what the Chinese telecom firm described as a “U-turn.”Trump said Saturday that “US companies can sell their equipment to Huawei,” allowing the transactions won’t present a “great, national emergency problem.”Trump’s comments at the G20 in Japan came after a widely anticipated meeting with Chinese […]

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