Nigeria Ranked Third In Mobile Malware Attacks In 2018

The world has become more of a global environment, the role of smartphones in business and day to day life is growing rapidly. In response, cybercriminals are paying more attention to how they are distributing malware and the attack vectors used. Four African countries were listed in terms of top 10 countries by share of users attacked by mobile malware; with Nigeria climbing from fifth place in 2017 to third in 2018.

FG Refute Claims To Shut Down Internet Access

In a swift reaction to the alleged shutdown of Internet access aimed at facilitating rigging during the elections as claimed by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, the Federal Government through the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) has denied the assertion.

2019: Nigeria's To Hold First WhatsApp Election

Facebook's WhatsApp in recent times has been used globally as a platform for political campaigns and sharing of fake news. This was witnessed in Brazil's elections in October 2018.

Google has banned twenty-nine beauty editing apps form the Google Play Store for maliciously stealing photos, promoting pornography and other nefarious activities. According to TechRadar, a cybersecurity firm, Trend Micro revealed the photo-centric apps which contained malware were inappropriately scheming its users by showing fraudulent full-screen ads when users unlock their phones, steal photos and upload them to an external server.

Bugs Found iPhone FaceTime Threatens User Privacy

Apple's video calling app, FaceTime has been discovered to have bugs issues, one of which allows users to briefly eavesdrop on others via video without them accepting the call.

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