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EMET 3.5 Anti hacker tool released by Microsoft.

July 26, 2012

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Microsoft has released a security toolkit that implements some of the code written by the winner of its Bluehat security competition. The competition which was launched at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas last year, closed in April. The Microsoft BlueHat Prize contest challenges security researchers to design a novel runtime mitigation technology designed […]

How to worship the Nigerian god

July 21, 2012

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The Nigerian god is one. It may have many different manifestations, but it is essentially different sides of the same coin. Sometimes, adherents of the different sides may fight and kill each other. But Nigerians essentially follow the Nigerian god. This article is for all those who want to become better worshippers. If you are […]

Google launches GmailSMS in Africa

July 19, 2012

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Google has launched a text message-based version of its email service targeted at users in Africa; it lets you send and receive Gmail on your phone as SMS if you have an email address ending in “gmail.com.” This service is currently available in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya. Ghana – Airtel, MTN, Tigo, and Vodafone Kenya […]

Skype goes ‘Open Source’

July 18, 2012

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Recently there was this news about leaked Source Codes of Skype, which was acquired by Microsoft for $8.5 billion, 14 months ago. These codes are now available on the internet for download. We also learnt that Microsoft had changed skype supernodes architecture to support wiretapping, though this has been denied by Microsoft, there is still […]

Internet supply into Nigeria disrupted

July 16, 2012

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Just yesterday we reported that East Africa’s high-speed internet access was disrupted when Fibre-optic cables managed by TEAMS was damaged at the weekend when a ship which was waiting to enter Mombasa ‘one of Africa’s busiest ports’ anchored in a restricted area. Customers of ipNX, an Internet Service Provider in Nigeria have also experienced a […]

East Africa’s high-speed internet access disrupted

July 15, 2012

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Fibre-optics cables off the Kenyan coast, ran by The East African Marine Systems (TEAMS), which is partly owned by the Kenyan government, and Eassy – a consortium of telecoms companies, were damaged at the weekend when a ship which was waiting to enter Mombasa ‘one of Africa’s busiest ports’ anchored in a restricted area. As a result of […]

Should i change my password?

July 14, 2012

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Two days ago over 400,000 plain text usernames and passwords were stolen from Yahoo 480,000 Gawker credentials were exposed in December 2010, and in 2011 Anonymous hacked and leaked 860,000 StratFor accounts. About a month ago LinkedIn and eHarmony were targeted and usernames and passwords were also leaked, this week social network Formspring is the […]