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[VIDEO]Mozilla’s Lightbeam tool shows who’s tracking your online movements

Browser firm says its new browser add-on will be ‘a step forward in the fight for greater openness across the internet’ Mozilla has released a free tool called Lightbeam that… Read more »

Hackers hit Kenya, Burundi google sites

Kenya and Burundi’s Google websites were on Saturday hacked. For several hours, a visit to www.google.co.ke and www.google.bi produced music, red and green text against a black background, instead of… Read more »

Strathmore University partners with an Egyptian company to offer information and security training

Strathmore University has partnered with an Egyptian company to offer information and security studies to curb cyber crimes. The Sh2.6 billion programme will be offered at iLab Africa Centre, an… Read more »

The New York Times Web site was taken down by DNS hijacking. Here’s how they did it.

Just weeks after The Washington Post had our own run-in with the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), the New York Times is down, and the SEA is claiming responsibility. Other sites,… Read more »

Want to take down a Web site? This service will do it for just $10.

For years, systems administrators have had to deal with “denial of service” attacks, which effectively knock a computer off the Internet by flooding it with traffic. Recently, launching DOS attacks… Read more »

‘Boyfriend Tracker’ App Allows ‘NSA-Level’ Spying On Suspected Cheaters

The newly launched “Boyfriend Tracker” app is generating plenty of buzz as it’s been downloaded tens of thousands of times in Brazil in only two months. While there has been… Read more »

How NSA Collects Nearly Everything You Do On The Internet

Further leaks have revealed an NSA project called XKeyscore that, with a few keystrokes, can give a data analyst access to nearly everything a user does on the Internet –… Read more »

[VIDEO] Teenager plans ‘hacker school’ to help Africa build next Google

Martha Chumo, a 19-year-old self-taught programmer, was supposed to be in New York right now, honing her coding skills and mastering cutting-edge technologies in the company of fellow software enthusiasts…. Read more »

Kenyan Hacker with a mission to correct costly omissions

Had Fredrick Wahome been driven by greed, he would be raking in more than Sh2 million hacking into companies’ and banks’ systems, not the Sh1 million that he and his… Read more »

Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don’t want the DHS spying on you (and they include ‘pork’, ‘cloud’ and ‘Mexico’)

The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist… Read more »

Hire DDoS attack service ‘legal’ and connected to FBI

A website that can be described as “DDoS for hire” is perfectly legitimate, according to the owner. Considering the FBI is secretly monitoring the site’s customers through a backdoor, is… Read more »

Google Kenya domain defaced by TiGER-M@TE

Internet users trying to access Google’s search engine on Monday morning quickly discovered the company’s local domain was compromised. A hacker, who identified himself as Bangladeshi, defaced the company’s Google.co.ke… Read more »

Obama BANS U.S. government from buying Chinese-made computer technology over cyber-attack fears

President Obama has hit back at alleged piracy Beijing campaign against U.S. companies by prohibiting government buying Chinese computer technology. The new rule, which was buried in a spending bill… Read more »

Report ties cyberattacks on U.S. computers to Chinese military

A U.S. security firm has linked China’s military to cyberattacks on more than 140 U.S. and other foreign corporations and entities, according to a report released Tuesday. The 60-page study… Read more »