Category archives for: IT Security

Ghana: Lack of Competencies Stifles  Cybercrime Fight

Mrs Owusu-Ekufu addressing the participants

Accra, August 17, 2017//-Ghana’s Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has pointed out that the unavailability of the critical competencies to deal with cybersecurity issues, is a primary cause of increased global challenges in the fight against cyber security.

How Attackers Hide Backdoor in Software Used by 100s of Big Companies

Cybercrime

Lagos, Nigeria, August 16, 2017/ — Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a backdoor planted in a server management software product used by hundreds of large businesses around the world.

Connecting the Dots for Sustainable Development

UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi

August 14, 2017//-With a few swipes on a smartphone or clicks on a computer, these days many of us choose and purchase a wealth of goods and services without giving it a second thought. This is how the best technology works – so simple and easy to use that not so long ago it would […]

Self-Service Takes Centre-Stage on GOtv Revamped Website

Kingsley Afful, GM for GOtv

Accra, July 31, 2017//-GOtv has simplified its website so customers can find everything they need to know about the paid-TV channel in one place.

Uber Introduces Real-Time ID Check in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya

Uber

Lagos, Nigeria, July 21, 2017 – Uber Technologies Inc,  a global transportation network company  operating in 240 cities worldwide , on Friday announced the introduction of an intelligent new safety feature, Real-Time ID Check in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya.

New Chip Technologies and IoT Devices Lead to New Hacking Threats

Hacking threats

June 29, 2017//-As more connected devices link up to the ever-expanding universe known as the Internet of Things (IoT), the wide array of new products envisioned to support the IoT is sure to provide people with tremendous flexibility to control everyday aspects of life, such as picking up the kids with the autonomous vehicle; or […]

Multimillion Dollar Investment Initiative Devoted to Start-ups Out

Orange Money

Paris, France, June 14, 2017/ — Orange, a world’s leading telecom operator says it is strengthening its corporate venture strategy by creating a new Africa section in its flagship programme for investment in start-ups, Orange Digital Ventures.

Android Pay Offers Mobile-to-mobile Transfers to the World’s Unbanked

WorldRemit Mobile Money

London, UK, June 13, 2017/ — WorldRemit, the leading digital money transfer service has added Android Pay to its service, offering a new way for WorldRemit’s Android Pay users to send money internationally and reach millions using mobile money accounts.

MTN Vehicle and Asset Tracker Helps Police to Car Thieves

MTN logo

Accra, June 10, 2017//- Police in Chereponi in the Northern Region with support from information provided by an MTN Vehicle and Asset Tracking device, have arrested two men for stealing an MTN Nissan hardbody pick-up from Tamale.

UN Report Urges Bridging Digital Investment Divide Gap

Mobile phones

June, 8 2017 – Even though digital multinational enterprises (MNEs) – Internet and e-commerce platforms such as Uber, Instagram and Facebook – witnessed “dramatic” growth over the past few years, more than 60 of the top 100 such ventures were concentrated in three countries (the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany), leaving much room […]

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