Source: Kaspersky |

Kaspersky Lab helps uncover vulnerabilities that make gas stations easy prey for hackers

Kaspersky Lab experts found the controller during unrelated research into devices with open connections to the internet

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) researchers have helped uncover a number of unknown vulnerabilities that have left gas stations around the world exposed to remote takeover, often for years. The vulnerabilities were found in an embedded gas station controller of which there are currently over 1,000 installed and online. The manufacturer was…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

South Africa: Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams to Launch a Cyberlab at Dominican School for the Deaf in Hammanskraal, Pretoria

The Cyberlab is installed by mobile operator, MTN

Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will, on Tuesday, 6 February 2018, launch a Cyberlab at the Dominican School for the Deaf in Hammanskraal, Pretoria. With the 2018 school year well underway, the Cyberlab launch will see the Deputy Minister engaging with learners about subject choice…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

Ethiopia: U.S. Embassy Announces Solve IT! - A Nationwide Innovation Competition

Solve IT! will involve nine city hubs in seven regional states and two city administrations

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is sponsoring a nationwide innovation competition, “Solve IT!” for Ethiopian youth. “Solve IT!” promotes STEM, entrepreneurship and encourages a new generation of young Ethiopians to solve problems in their communities using technology, software and hardware. The competition is implemented by the U.S. Embassy in collaboration with…

Source: APO Group - Video Production |

B-Roll: Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas: First Africa dedicated event at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas - Free Broadcast quality B-Roll footage

Copyright free broadcast-quality footage is available for media to download here: http://APO.af/LavhrJ

The Consumer Electronics Show (www.CES.tech) is the world’s biggest tech show focusing on innovation with over 170,000 expected visitors held each year in Las Vegas, USA. Africa Tech Now, the first Africa dedicated event at CES, aims to showcase the African innovation ecosystem, positioning Africa as a major actor in…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

First Ever Google Developers Group (GDG) Festival- DevFest Kicks off in Addis

The event covered multiple product areas such as Android, Firebase, Google Cloud Platform, Design Sprint, Machine Learning, Mobile Web, and Artificial intelligence

Google Developers Group (GDG), held the first ever Developers’ Festival, dubbed DevFest-Addis, on January 6, 2018 in Addis Ababa at the U.S. Embassy American Center. Developers’ Festivals (DevFests) are large, community-run developer events that take place around the globe focused on community building and learning about Google's technologies. The event…

Source: Sage |

Payroll compliance high on the agenda for East African tax authorities

Without improving tax collection, East African countries will not be able to effectively finance the building of infrastructure and the provision of public services

The Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax year-end is looming in most East African territories, and governments are clamping down on non-compliance among businesses and individual taxpayers as they strive to raise more funding for public spending. That means businesses must ensure that their payrolls are fully compliant with the…

Source: Kaspersky |

Kaspersky Lab detects 360,000 new malicious files daily – up 11.5% from 2016

The number of daily detected malicious files reflects the average activity of cybercriminals involved in the creation and distribution of malware

The number of new malicious files processed by Kaspersky Lab’s in-lab detection technologies (www.Kaspersky.co.za) reached 360,000 a day in 2017, which is 11.5% more than the previous year. After a slight decrease in 2015, the number of malicious files detected every day is growing for the second year in the…

Source: MainOne |

MainOne and Tizeti partner with Facebook to improve internet connectivity in Lagos

Internet services will be more accessible across Lagos Mainland including Ajao Estate, Surulere, Ikeja, Omole, Magodo, Gbagada, Oworonshoki, Bariga, Anthony Village, Ogudu, Ojota, Ketu and Alapere

MainOne (www.MainOne.net) and Tizeti (www.Tizeti.com) today announced the completion of a joint development project with Facebook (www.Facebook.com) to enable the expansion of internet services in Lagos. This partnership will leverage MainOne’s fiber connectivity, Tizeti’s twenty brand-new solar-powered towers, and Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi. As a result of this project, internet services…

Source: Modex |

Microsoft strategist Adrian Clarke, the latest tech advisor to join Modex ahead of ICO

Adrian Clarke, former Microsoft Principal Technology Strategist joins Modex to launch first global blockchain marketplace

Former innovation director and principal technical strategy advisor at Microsoft, Adrian Clarke, is the latest tech star to join forces with Modex (www.Modex.tech), the UK based blockchain firm developing a global first smart contract marketplace. In the wave of tech executives leveraging experience and know-how as advisors to promising start-ups…