September 6, 2017

MALWARE: What it is, Why Dangerous? -Success Kafoi

Malware is an umbrella term used to refer to a variety of forms of hostile or intrusive software. It is a shortened combination of the words malicious and software. It is a term for any sort of software designed with malicious intent. That malicious intent is often theft of your private information or the creation of a back-door to your computer so someone can gain access to it without your permission. However,

Biometrics-based Security, Not as Secured as it seems -Success Kafoi

Biometrics are automated methods of recognizing a person based on a physiological or behavioral characteristic. It measures features such as face, fingerprints, hand geometry, handwriting, iris, retinal, vein, and voice. With the aid of Biometric authentication, the unique biological characteristics of individuals used to verify identity for secure access to electronic systems. With the power of Biometrics technology today, fingerprint, which is a unique physical attribute of human body, is

Simple Exploit Allows Attackers to Modify Email Content Even After It's Sent

Security researchers are warning of a new, easy-to-exploit email trick that could allow an attacker to turn a seemingly benign email into a malicious one after it has already been delivered to your email inbox. Dubbed Ropemaker (stands for Remotely Originated Post-delivery Email Manipulation Attacks Keeping Email Risky), the trick was uncovered by Francisco Ribeiro, the researcher at email and cloud security firm Mimecast. A successful exploitation of the Ropemaker attack could allow an

Nigeria Ranks Third in Global Internet Crimes Behind UK, U.S. -NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says Nigeria currently ranks third globally in cyber crimes behind the UK and the U.S. NCC’s Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Umar Danbatta, disclosed this on Tuesday at the ongoing 2017 Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the conference’ theme is: “African Business: Penetrating through Institution Building”. Danbatta, at a breakout session with