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What to do if you become the victim of a ransomware attack

If you’re reading this, you’ve either already become the victim of a ransomware attack or you’re interested in finding out what your options are should it happen to you. So, in this article we’re going to discuss what a ransomware attack does and how best to react to one. What does a ransomware attack look[…]

Apple will require HTTPS connections for iOS apps by the end of 2016

  During a security presentation at Apple’s Worldwide Developers’ Conference, the company revealed the deadline for all apps in its App Store to switch on an important security feature called App Transport Security — January 1, 2017. “Today, I’m proud to say that at the end of 2016, App Transport Security is becoming a requirement for[…]

How to remove all old posts from your Facebook Timeline

Facebook is notoriously bad for reminding you of the things you’ve posted in the past. If you’re like me, you probably have quite a few posts lurking in the dark history of your Timeline that you completely forgot about. It’s time to delete those from once and for all, and I’m going to show you[…]

Yahoo admits employees discovered hack in 2014

  Yahoo admitted today that some of its employees were aware of the theft of 500 million users’ data as early as 2014 — years before Yahoo publicly acknowledged the hack. The hack, which Yahoo has attributed to an unnamed “state-sponsored actor,” occurred in late 2014, and according to today’s filing with the Securities and Exchange[…]

Microsoft will make Windows 10 updates 35 percent smaller

  Updating Windows takes forever, and it seems like Windows 10 gets one every other day. But now Microsoft is going to make the update process much less painful with the new ‘Unified Update Platform‘ (UUP), starting by making downloads a lot smaller. Basically, Windows will now only download the portion the updates you need[…]

Vodacom Tanzania offers free online services to subscribers

  VODACOM has partnered with Facebook to provide free access to online services to its customers. The cellular telephone company said in a statement that its subscribers with smartphones will be able to access Facebook and a variety of key websites free of charge. “The Facebook for free service is for all Vodacom customers, including[…]

Twitter Is Shutting Down Its Vine Video App

Vine, the 3-year-old app that rose to popularity for its six-second video clips, is being shuttered. Twitter, which acquired Vine in 2012 before the app had even launched, announced Thursday morning that it would be discontinuing the app in the coming months. Over the years, Vine became especially popular with a growing creative community and[…]

Car thieves stopped in their tracks

By Louis Kolumbia In Summary Captain Dallu of the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces, went through an ordeal that lasted 12 hours and when it was over, he thanked God and testified his appreciation of the power of the social made in playing a crucial part in fighting crime. Dar es Salaam. Social media has once[…]

Is Zuckerberg onto something? Why you should tape your webcam

William Watterson via @thenextweb In the past I’ve tried to emulate Mark Zuckerberg. Become a billionaire, celebrity, philanthropist, wear a sweatshirt or t-shirt everyday, drop out of college and don’t have to go to class anymore, what’s not to like? Sadly, for the most part, it hasn’t worked out so well for me. For example,[…]

Hackers used internet of things connected devices, to attack popular websites on Friday

Hackers used internet-connected home devices, such as CCTV cameras and printers, to attack popular websites on Friday, security analysts say. Twitter, Spotify, and Reddit were among the sites taken offline on Friday. Each uses a company called Dyn, which was the target of the attack, to direct users to its website. Security analysts now believe[…]

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