Cybersecurity Expert Outlines Measures To Secure Ghana’s Digital Journey

Cybersecurity Adviser, Ministry of Communications, Albert Antwi-Boasiako, has outlined five key broad objectives towards improving Ghana’s cybersecurity readiness.Speaking at the opening of the National Cybersecurity Week 2017 Celebration in Accra, Mr. Antwi-Boasiako said these objectives were the drivers to secure Ghana’s digital journey.He cited the development of an independent, sustainable multi-stakeholder institutional framework for Ghana’s […]

Why Zimbabwe Has A ‘Minister Of Whatsapp’

A spoof government notice hit social media as soon as President Robert Mugabe announced he had set up a new ministry responsible for Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation.Zimbabweans reacted with customary humour to the letter, which faked the signature and letterhead of the newly appointed cyber minister – Patrick Chinamasa – and instructed all […]

Facebook’s News Feed Experiment Panics Publishers

It used to be a tweak in the Google search algorithm that sent a shudder through newsrooms trying to adapt to the online era. Now it is any change in the design of Facebook.So, an experiment under way in a few countries, where the social media giant appears to be making it harder for users […]

New Ransomware Strikes Ukraine And Russia

A new strain of ransomware nicknamed “Bad Rabbit” has been found spreading in Russia, Ukraine and elsewhere.The malware has affected systems at three Russian websites, an airport in Ukraine and an underground railway in the capital city, Kiev.The cyber-police chief in Ukraine confirmed to the Reuters news agency that Bad Rabbit was the ransomware in […]

How To ‘Deep Clean’ Your Online Activity

Jared O’Mara is not the first person to have old comments he posted online come back to haunt him.The Labour MP resigned from the Women and Equalities Committee after misogynistic remarks and degrading jokes he posted more than 10 years ago resurfaced.The scandal raises the question: what steps can you take to avoid old online […]

New Ransomware Holds Russia Hostage And Spreads Around The Globe

Now more than ever people and institutions have become vulnerable to cyber threats such as fishing scam, password hacking and all sorts of malware that can place your sacred information at stake. The latest form of this online assault is ransomware. Once installed on your computer, tablet or smart phone, it launches an instant extortion […]

How to Stop iOS 11 From Draining Your iPhone Battery

The launch of Apple’s latest operating system iOS11 in September brought with it a lot of good things–like Wi-Fi sharing and payments through iMessage–and some bad things too, like giving people the tools they need to record private messages without the user knowing.But the most annoying feature to come out of the upgraded operating system […]

3 People Arrested For Fraud

Three members of a money laundering syndicate have been busted in a special operation led by the Economic and Organized Crime Unit, EOCO, Narcotic Control Board, Police, BNI in collaboration with international agents. Two of the suspects, Moro Musah and Sabina Adzre were picked up in Ghana and their accomplice, Opoku Agyemang was arrested in […]

Defaulting TV Stations Will Not Be Migrated Unto Digital Platform- Communications Minister

The Minister of Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu Ekuful, has hinted that television stations that do not live-up to their obligations under the law will not be migrated unto the digital platform.According to her, the National Communication Authority (NCA) is currently undertaking frequency audit of all television stations in the country, saying “this is to send […]

Mobile App Aimed At Combating Crime Launched In Nigeria

According to a report by Nigerian Communications Week, a new mobile app has been launched in Nigeria and Ghana that will allegedly help combat crime in West African countries.The app, which was developed in the United Kingdom, is called Code9Help and is designed to guarantee personal help and safety in times of crime or emergency.According […]

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