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ZRP speaks on VPN

ZRP speaks on VPN

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Police has urged members of the public to disregard messages circulating on social media alleging that the force was investigating certain individuals for using Virtual Private Network (VPN) during the violent MDC Alliance led protests recently. In a statement, chief police spokesperson Commissioner Charity Charamba said such messages were fake. “The Zimbabwe Republic Police wishes to inform the general public that a message circulating on social media purported to have originated from the ZRP advising certain members of the public that they are being investigated by the police on unauthorized use of Virtual Private Network (VPN) is fake. “In the fake message, some members of the public are being advised to surrender their passports and any other travelling documents in their poss
Hackers Gain Access To Peter Ndlovu’s Phone

Hackers Gain Access To Peter Ndlovu’s Phone

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Peter Ndlovu’s has become the latest celebrity victim of cellphone hackers. Mamelodi Sundowns have issued yet another warning regarding their phones being hacked. The Brazilians have since confirmed that Peter Ndlovu’s is the latest victim of the scammers. “ALERT: Coach Pitso Mosimane, Peter Ndlovu & Kennedy Mweene’s phones have all been hacked. Don’t send any money to the scammers,” Sundowns said on their official Twitter account. Sundowns players have been targeted by criminals over the past year. The likes of Themba Zwane, Andile Jali and Mosa Lebusa have fallen victims to the scammers who target players and coaches.--techunzipped
Goverment Mulls Public Consultation On Cyber Crime Bill

Goverment Mulls Public Consultation On Cyber Crime Bill

Security
The Zimbabwean government said it will consult the public over the Cyber Crime and Cyber Security Bill shortly, Chronicle reported. The Information and Communication Technology Parliamentary Portfolio Committee said the bill seeks to provide for and to consolidate cyber-related offences with due regard to the Declaration of Rights under the Constitution and the public and national interests. The bill will enable investigation and collection of evidence of cyber-crime, the admissibility of electronic evidence for such offences, create a technology-driven business environment and encourage technological development and the lawful use of technology. Committee chairman Chalton Hwende said it is waiting for the bill to be submitted before Parliament by the drafters. Submissions are expect...
ZRP Says They Are Far From Ready To Fight Cyber-Crime

ZRP Says They Are Far From Ready To Fight Cyber-Crime

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2018 has been the year of card cloning. With Zimbabwe’s rapid acceleration to ‘cash-less economy’ status the amount of cyber-crime that has come with this cashless-ness has been a clear indicator of the fact that the government did not deliberately plan for a digital economy but instead stumbled upon one. “Our hands are tied” ZRP seems to be echoing these sentiments as the Superintendent of the ZRPs General Crime Division (Cyber Crime) –Amos Tavaziva- admitted that the police force’s hands are tied when it comes to cyber-crime: Use of plastic money to ease liquidity challenges has also come with its fair share of challenges as cyber-crimes have also increased in the country. advertisement We need modern equipment and expertise to help us in gathering evidence. We have to rely
Internet traffic hijack disrupts Google services

Internet traffic hijack disrupts Google services

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An internet traffic diversion rerouted data through Russia and China and disrupted Google services on Monday, including search, cloud-hosting services and its bundle of collaboration tools for businesses. Service interruptions lasted for nearly one and a half hours and ended about 5:30 p.m. EST., network service companies said. In addition to Russian and Chinese telecommunications companies, a Nigerian internet provider was also involved. The diversion “at a minimum caused a massive denial of service to G Suite (business collaboration tools) and Google Search” and “put valuable Google traffic in the hands of ISPs in (internet service providers) in countries with a long history of Internet surveillance,” the network-intelligence company ThousandEyes said in a blog post. A Google stat
India Leads The World In The Number Of Internet Shutdowns: Report

India Leads The World In The Number Of Internet Shutdowns: Report

Breaking News, News, Security
India leads the world in the number of internet shutdowns, with over 100 reported incidents in 2018 alone, according to a report by Freedom House, a U.S.-based non-profit that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights. Freedom on the Net, an annual study by Freedom House on internet and digital media freedom in 65 countries around the globe, which covers 87% of the world’s internet users, scores countries from zero (most free) to 100 (least free). This serves as the basis for an internet freedom status designation of "free" for countries that score between 0 and 30, "partly free" for countries between 31 and 60, or "not free" for those with scores of 61 or higher. The newly released report is the eighth in this series and covers developments that occ
Hackers Breach MEGA Chrome Extension To Steal Crypto Private Keys

Hackers Breach MEGA Chrome Extension To Steal Crypto Private Keys

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Modern technologies, such as the internet, smartphones, and blockchain, are often touted as world-changing innovations, and while this may be the case, there are still glaring problems with the security of digital systems. MEGA Falls Victim To Cybersecurity Breach On Tuesday morning, concerned individuals across the web took to social media to reveal that malicious code had taken the place of MEGA’s chrome extension, which has been downloaded tens of millions of times across the globe. Some claimed that the updated code allowed the extension to gather sensitive data from popular websites across the internet. At first, many believed that this hack only affected popular websites, like Google and Facebook, but upon further analysis, cybersecurity experts noted that the updated MEGA ext
Traveling The World With Crypto? Ten Tips To Keep You Safe

Traveling The World With Crypto? Ten Tips To Keep You Safe

FinTech, Security
Thanks to the internet and the subsequent rise of cryptocurrencies, we are living in an increasingly borderless world. Digital nomads bounce from country to country and some intrepid travelers have started using bitcoin or ethereum in order to have more control over their financial accounts. But as crypto becomes more mainstream there are more pitfalls, especially when it comes to protecting your digital security. Traveling with crypto like Bitcoin or Ethereum can be easy thanks to blockchain technology... but are you staying safe? Photo credit: Shutterstock. Whether you’re interested in exploring the crypto nomad lifestyle more, or just want to buy a beer with BTC, here are ten tips on staying safe and having fun while traveling with cryptocurrency. The t
Whatsapp Admin In India Spends 5 Months Behind Bars For A Message Forwarded By Someone Else

Whatsapp Admin In India Spends 5 Months Behind Bars For A Message Forwarded By Someone Else

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A 21-year-old student in India has been in prison for the last 5 months because he was the admin in a group that an offensive message had been forwarded. The message was then reported to the authorities. The person who sent the message and the admin were arrested. His family has tried to argue that he was not admin at the time the message was sent and the other admins left the group but the police said nobody mentioned this when he was arrested and any evidence is welcome. advertisement On what basis do they even do such things? Under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and IT Act, admins of groups on social media can face jail time for sharing messages that are seen to be religiously or politically offensive. So yes in India when you see the message ‘you are now admin’ you shou
Zim police arrest 4 for ‘hate speech’ on social media

Zim police arrest 4 for ‘hate speech’ on social media

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Zimbabwe police have arrested four people for publishing "falsehoods and hate speech" on social media, a newspaper reported. The suspects weren't named, and the state-run Sunday Mail did not say what law the four are being charged under. "I want to warn those that abuse social media that we have mechanisms to catch them if they commit crimes," senior police officer Erasmus Makodza told the paper. Last week Makodza said police would arrest people who used social media to spread misinformation on a controversial postal vote by police officers that began on Thursday. Right to information The opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance alleged police officers were forced to vote in front of their commanding officers, a charge denied by the police. In
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