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WhatsApp – New Update (Sharing data with Facebook)

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  The updates to WhatsApp terms and privacy policy come on the heels of Facebook’s “privacy-focused vision” to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger together and provide a more coherent experience to users across its services. Users failing to agree to the revised terms by the cut-off date will have their accounts rendered inaccessible, the company […]

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CyberStars Tanzania 2020 – 2021

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Cybersecurity competitions have proven to be an effective way of finding new cybersecurity talents and fostering the development of the required cybersecurity competencies. In this regard, the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has partnered with Silensec in organizing a national cyber-security competition called the CyberStars of Tanzania. This competition shall provide a virtual space for […]

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Microsoft Windows XP Source Code Reportedly Leaked Online

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Microsoft’s long-lived operating system Windows XP—that still powers over 1% of all laptops and desktop computers worldwide—has had its source code leaked online, allegedly, along with Windows Server 2003. Yes, you heard that right. The source code for Microsoft’s 19-year-old operating system was published as a torrent file on notorious bulletin board website 4chan, and […]

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Google Researcher Reported 3 Flaws in Apache Web Server Software

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If your web-server runs on Apache, you should immediately install the latest available version of the server application to prevent hackers from taking unauthorized control over it. Apache recently fixed multiple vulnerabilities in its web server software that could have potentially led to the execution of arbitrary code and, in specific scenarios, even could allow […]

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Chrome 83 adds DNS-over-HTTPS support and privacy tweaks

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After delays to Chrome version 81 in March, and the scrapping of version 82 a month later, this week sees the early arrival of Chrome 83 with a longer list of new security features than originally planned. As browser updates go, it’s a lot to take in although some of them are more tweaks to existing features than […]