Month: June 2017

How to stop NotPetya from encrypting your files

After being praised for not having a kill switch, it appears the NotPetya ransomware has a weakness after all. When it starts running, the malware checks for its own filename. If found, it then stops encrypting. Researchers are not totally sure they have found the real filename, but so far they found one that works

Petya variant ransomware spreads fast across Europe

Hot on the heels of WannaCry is a variant Petya Ransomware and it’s spreading across the world. The ransomware first attacked in Ukraine, and reports are now coming in from other countries. The Petya/GoldenEye malware encrypts both the drive and files then demands a $300 ransom in Bitcoin. Cyber security companies have identified the ransomware

Google slapped with a record 2.42 Billion Euro fine by the EU

European Union antitrust regulators have slapped Alphabet Inc.’s Google with a 2.42-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine for favouring its own shopping service. The action concludes a 7-year investigation into the company. The EU Commission concluded Google systematically gave prominent placement its own comparison shopping service and demoted those of rivals in search results. In a statement, European Competition

NetOne OneFusion bundles and allowances

NetOne OneFusion is the company’s flagship package, and it has turned around fortunes for them. The bundles, as that is what they really are, offer voice calls, texts, mobile data and social media bundles in one package. It’s a good deal and customers like it. NetOne was the only mobile operator to increase the number

Apply for Techcrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa

TechCrunch is launching a sort of disrupt for Africans this year, and they want you to participate. They partnered with Facebook to present the Startup Battlefield for Africa. The competition will be held in October this year. TechCrunch will host Startup Battlefield Nairobi, Kenya in front of a live audience and the judges. TechCrunch and Facebook

DStv Compact Channels and Pricing

The DStv Compact package offers a few premium DStv channels for a relatively lower price, making it a great option for those on a budget. The compact bouquet offers up to a total of 159 channels. DStv Compact Bouquet Price As the compact package is meant to be in the midrange, you get it for

Firefox enables Multi Process for all

Mozilla has published Firefox 54, enabling multi process for all. Unlike Chrome, Firefox maintains a lower memory usage among the top browsers. Multi-Process splits tab process into multiple process. Chrome has used multi-process since 2008, and you can see the benefits in speed. For Firefox, the e10s project has been in development for a while

PLATINUM hackers bypass Windows Firewall using Intel’s AMT

Microsoft has discovered a new version of PLATINUM’s file transfer tool. The new tool uses Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT) Serial-over-LAN (SOL) channel for communication. The tool bypasses the operating system. Thus, it renders the firewall useless. However, Windows Defender can apparently detect suspicious uses of the protocol. This is possible through machine learning. It then displays