Cyber Security

WLAN

IEEE 802.11 WLAN Standard

Wireless Local Area Networks have gained immense popularity over the past decade and are now found in several homes, educational institutions, companies, government institutions and public areas. Enterprises and consumers have been eager to harness the flexibility provided by wireless networks. The IEEE 802.11 standard outlines a wireless local area network that consists of a medium access control protocol as well as three substitute physical medium implementations. The 802.11 IEEE WLAN standard is aimed for use as a physical layer…

Sullivan

Former Uber chief security officer accused of covering up Hack attack.

Former chief of security at Uber Mr. Joseph Sullivan is facing chargers for allegedly covering hack attack amounting to what prosecutor’s term obstruction of justice. The cover up is said to have happened in 2016 exposing confidential information of approximately 57 million drivers and passengers. Joseph was terminated from Uber in November of 2017 when the company found out about the data breach. The company also admitted to paying $100,000 as ransomware to a group of hackers so they could…

TikTok

TikTok could soon be Banned in the United States of America

President Donald Trump on Friday disclosed his plans to Ban TikTok in America. Trump also disclose his plans to order the Chinese based technology company ByteDance to Divest its ownership of TiKTok. In a rejoinder, ByteDance has also responded that its willing to oblige to Trumps calls, as reported by Reuters. Banning of TikTok will simply escalate the trade wars between Beijing and Washington, with politicians around the US fearing that China could exploit the application to spy on US…

Twitter

A teenager living on the UK South Coast has been charged among two others over a twitter hack.

Authorities in California USA have filed felony charges against 19-years aged Mason Sheppard. In conjunction with British Authorities, the Bognor Regis property was searched by police on Friday 31st. Two others Nima Fazal 22 from Orlando and a teenager living in Tampa Hillsborough were also charged over the major twitter hack targeting celebrity accounts. The perpetrators are accused of being behind the hijacking of major high-profile twitter accounts in a major Bitcoin Scam. Some of the personalities include President Barack…

Gadgets

MacBook Screenshots: Six ways to capture screenshots in Mac Book

A number of MacBook users have often found themselves in a dilemma on the shortcuts to sue to capture screenshots. Some tasks require image aids to drive points home for instance when creating user guides requiring you to occasionally capture snapshots of your screen and paste into your document or image editor. Based on what section of the screen you want to capture, there are a number of ways to achieve just that. This guide provides six practical ways to…

Apple

Apple removes 30,000 applications from Apple China Store

American Technology Giant Apple has removed over 30,000 applications from its China store on Saturday 2nd, with game applications making close to 90% of the removed apps. The purge happened at 4:15 am local time on Saturday and began with 2000 apps, before a bulk of removals followed. The store remains with approximately 200,000 game applications as of Saturday evening of which 160,000 are freeware. Apple had sent a reminder to game developers on July 8 regarding its plans to…

Tabloidization

Tabloidization

Over the past few years, there have been tremendous reforms and developments in the media industry. In particular there has been exponential growth in the number of media houses and media personnel. Besides, the advent of the internet has revolutionized the kind of news that gets wider viewing from the global audience. Among these changes is the rise in tabloid news featuring celebrities from Hollywood. Definition Tabloidization is now a common term used equally by employed journalists, academicians, and media…

Effects of Smartphones

Technology can be our best friend, yet it can also be the biggest party harm to our lives. This is true for smart phones. The most trendy gadget in the technological scene, that constantly interrupts our own life story, meddling with our ability to have thought or daydream, or striking friends with fellow close humans, because we are caught up in this limbo constantly bridging the walk from cafeteria back to the office on phone, awakened by the sirens and…

Technology

Triller

TikTok Queen Joins Triller a rival App

TikTok number one Creator known by many as the queen of TikTok Charli D’Amelio and who currently has 87 million followers, is set to extend her social media influence by Joining TikTok rival App Triller. Although the influencer has not signed any formal exclusive deal with Triller, she is certainly going to carry a number of the content she has been creating for TikTok, Instagram and YouTube to Triller in a bid to earn more from her dealings with major…

Huawei Sanctions

US increases restrictions on Beijing Telecommunications company Huawei.

Donald Trump’s administration has placed additional constraints on Huawei technologies in a clear move of restricting the company access to US technology. The focus of these restrictions is to prevent Huawei from purchasing computer chips manufactured using US technology, or that were not particularly developed for Huawei. The US commerce department had in May of 2020 issued a demand for global chipmakers US technologies to first acquire licenses from the US government before working on the designs for their technologies…

Alex and Alan Stokes

Twins charged over a bank robbery prank

YouTubers and TikTok sensation Alex and Alan Stokes have been arrested after staging two prank robberies for a video. In one of the incidents, an Uber driver was arrested by police on gunpoint. The twins who have a collective following of 30 million subscribers, were charged with false imprisonment as well as falsely reporting an emergency. If prosecution succeeds, they each face a jail term of up to 4 years. Though a prank, the two have been accused of presenting…

Levandowski

Former Google Engineer sentenced for theft

Anthony Levandowski a former engineer at Google has been sentenced to 18 months jail term for what was termed as trade secret theft, prior to joining Uber. Levandowski was part of the team working on Google’s self-driving car Waymo. Judge William Alsup while giving his ruling in San Francisco said Anthony Levandowski had carried out what he termed “the biggest trade secret crime I have ever seen”. Before quitting Google for Uber, Levandowski loaded approximately 14,000 sensitive files into his…

Cloud Computing

Airtel partners AWS

Airtel India teams up with Amazon cloud (AWS) for digital transformations across India.

Major Indian telecoms service provider has announced a strategic partnership with cloud services provider Amazon Web Services in delivering cloud solutions to its customers across India. The partnership will mainly feature Airtel Cloud features, the telecommunications company multi-cloud products and business solutions. Airtel Cloud will base on AWS cloud to come up with Airtel cloud products and services taking advantage of AWS services. Artel cloud will now provide its customers a number of AWS cloud services as part of the…

Ethical considerations in Cloud Computing

The invention of cloud computing has given rise to several ethical issues. In essence, the cloud computing amounts to three considerations; Transfer of control from technology users to third parties servicing the cloud due to outsourcing and offshoring of ICT functionality to the cloud. Data storage in multiple physical locations across several servers across the world owned, managed, and administered by different organizations. The multiple service interconnection across the cloud. At the different levels, functionality and service are provided by…

Cloud Computing options

Cloud computing Cloud computing encompasses different computing technologies that enable users to access and use advanced computing capabilities at small charges. Actually it is the state of the art utility computing.  Includes virtual servers, platform-as-a-service, software-as-a-service, and hardware as a service.  Cloud computing can be understood better when we focus on daily computing or information technology requirements. An example of such service is ensuring adequate computing capability without purchasing new information technology infrastructures such as hardware, software, or servers.  Most…

Cloud storage options

Dropbox This a nice cloud file storage option due to its reliability, ease of use, and a breeze to configure. Files reside within the cloud and can be retrieved any time from the Dropbox website and support all operating system platforms. Provides 2GB free storage. Pros The cloud file storage service is quite simple and designed elegantly making it so easy to use. Dropbox is operated similarly across all operating system platforms. Its desktop applications are compatible with most computer…