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Employees connect nuclear plant to the internet so they can mine cryptocurrency

Employees connect nuclear plant to the internet so they can mine cryptocurrency

Security
Ukrainian authorities are investigating a potential security breach at a local nuclear power plant after employees connected parts of its internal network to the internet so they could mine cryptocurrency. The investigation is being led by the Ukrainian Secret Service (SBU), who is looking at the incident as a potential breach of state secrets due to the classification of nuclear power plants as critical infrastructure. Investigators are examining if attackers might have used the mining rigs as a pivot point to enter the nuclear power plant's network and retrieve information from its systems, such as data about the plant's physical defenses and protections. MINING RIG SEIZED IN JULY According to authorities, the incident took place in July at the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant...

New SIM Card Flaw Lets Hackers Hijack Any Phone Just By Sending SMS, 1 Billion Phones At Risk

Security, Telecomms
It seems as though we can’t escape a single day without hearing about a new widespread security exploit that puts us all at risk. Today, the new attack taking center stage is called Simjacker, and it was revealed by the folks at AdaptiveMobile Security. Simjacker is a potential cyber threat to all mobile operators and subscribers across the globe What exactly is Simjacker? It is a kind of software exploit which helps track down the mobile location of users of mobile networks through malicious SMS messages. This vulnerability is said to be found in 30 countries (unnamed), whose total population exceeds one billion. Here’s how the Simjacker works: Although Simjacker is quite an intricately-executed exploit, I’ll try to give you a simple overview of how it claims its victims. First of

17 Year Old Zimbabwean Film Maker In Jozi Film Festival Final, Vote For Her

Entertainment, Media
The Jozi Film Festival began in 2012 as a strictly for South African participation festival. The festival began accepting film entries from around the world in 2014. Unlike most other festivals and cinemas, the Jozi Film Festival is mostly focused on independent films that would otherwise not get much light of day in cinemas. This year the festival runs from the 3rd to the 6th of October. One of the films that are in the running for an award was made by a 17 year old Zimbabwean young lady, Tapiwa Gambura. Her film is called ‘Redefining the road.’ Real story told by real person Tapiwa’s film is competing for the ‘Discover Real Time’ Award. It’s for real stories told by real people. This is what Tapiwa’s 3 minute film is and I loved it. She captured the unique story of a female bus co
Finally NetOne Allows You To Save Data By Switching Off Out Of Bundle Browsing

Finally NetOne Allows You To Save Data By Switching Off Out Of Bundle Browsing

Telecomms
Almost 4 years ago, Econet introduced an option for subscribers to switch off and on permission to use regular airtime (non data bundle airtime) to access the internet. This was Econet’s effort to protect subscribers from ‘disappearing data.’ The biggest reason subscribers get surprised by the disappearance of their airtime is that their mobile device operating system and applications can update in the background thus accessing the internet without the subscriber knowing. This solution would at least solve this problem. By switching off ‘Out of Bundle Browsing,’ Econet subscribers can keep their regular airtime safe by blocking access to the internet by any background apps or any other apps. So if someone has a WhatsApp bundle only for example and other airtime lying idle, they will ac

Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission Findings Justifies Setting Up Of Recruitment Portal For Nurses

Jobs
The recently established (or annointed) Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) discovered gross corruption in the recruitment and selection process of trainee nurses. The corruption was unearthed after ZACC conducted sort of an audit at six major hospital in the country. ZACC’S spokesperson, John Makamure said: We carried out Systems Review exercises in five of the six central hospitals in Zimbabwe on the recruitment and selection of trainee registered nurses. Our findings were quite alarming; there was rampant bribery for one to enrol as a trainee nurse. advertisement Some authorities made brisk business on unsuspecting poor candidates. One hospital has internal policies that benefit staff dependents while the public is cheated to apply and attend interviews. Minister
RBZ Has A Strategy For Fintechs And Cryptos: Bureaucracy

RBZ Has A Strategy For Fintechs And Cryptos: Bureaucracy

FinTech
The central bank continues to have quite an amount of fear and skepticism regarding fintechs. Here is one of the introductory paragraphs: Notwithstanding the benefits, the new technological innovations bring to the fore additional risks that should be mitigated in a manner that balances innovation and financial stability. This underscores the significance of constantly reflecting on the emerging fin-tech trends and broader changes affecting the financial services industry. There is a lot of fintech interest in Zim We have always known that due to the unique levels of cashlessness in Zimbabwe, there is quite an interest from around the world to offer solutions to this market. Some global startups see Zimbabwe as a potential test ground for their innovations. The RBZ acknowledged this l...
The iPhone 11 Pro Max is another in a long line of confusing tech names

The iPhone 11 Pro Max is another in a long line of confusing tech names

Gizmos
Hey tech industry, we need to sit down and have a talk. There are dozens of tech products that come out that can do genuinely amazing things, but the name is so obfuscated that a lot of everyday users have no idea what's going on. Whether its the iPhone 11 Pro Max or Intel's confusing simultaneous launch of Ice Lake and Comet Lake Ultrabook processors, keeping up with the latest in tech is getting harder by the minute. Hell, it's literally my job to keep up with the latest in this industry, and I still get migraines whenever Intel puts out a processor with a name like "Intel Core i7-1068G7". Product names in the tech industry are so messed up these days, in so many different ways, that I felt like it was time I got some complaints out of my system. Surface Pro 2017 So what's the ...

Bangladesh bans mobile phone access in Rohingya camps

Security, Telecomms
Bangladesh ordered telecommunications companies to stop selling SIM cards and shut down mobile phone services to almost one million Rohingya refugees living in sprawling refugee camps. The order resonated across the camps on Monday, where it threatened to disconnect Rohingya from several settlements that stretch for kilometres in the border district of Cox's Bazar. The communication blackout will also isolate Rohingya from family still in Myanmar from where they fled a brutal military crackdown. Telecommunications operators have seven days to submit reports to the government on the actions they took to shut down networks in the camps, said Zakir Hossain Khan, spokesman for the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission. "Many refugees are using mobile phones in the camps. ...
Government Wants US$300 Million For NetOne & TelOne

Government Wants US$300 Million For NetOne & TelOne

News, Telecomms
The government has wanted to get TelOne and NetOne off its hands -partially- for a while now. New reports suggest that US$300 million will be enough to get the two telecommunications companieswhich recently posted much improved financial results. NetOne posted a $10 million profit and whilst TelOne is still in the red, they too have improved significantly. Whether these improvements alone are enough to encourage action from investors who would be getting the second-largest mobile network operator and the largest home internet provider if they pulled the trigger on a deal is yet to be seen. The government expects a deal to be done by the end of the year and a Telecom Analyst who spoke to ITWeb Africa feels that any such move would increase competitiveness in the telecom
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