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What is Wireshark?

Wireshark is an open-source network packet analyzer. It is the world’s leading network packet analyzer, and an essential tool for security professionals or systems administrators, and also for teaching purposes. Network traffic is analyzed in real-time and is one of the best tools for troubleshooting issues on your network. Wireshark is written in C, C# programming …

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World Password Day

Observed every first Thursday of May each year. Security expert Mark Burnett in his book, Perfect Passwords first recommended World Password Day. In 2013, Intel Security officially recommended that every first Thursday in May be designated as World Password Day. It is a day that’s set aside to remind us that we need to do …

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NCC lifts ban on SIM registration

The suspension of SIM registrations began in December 2020 when the NCC said that all telcos should link National Identification Numbers (NIN) to every mobile subscriber. After four months of suspending the registration of new SIM cards, Nigeria’s Communications Commission (NCC) has lifted the ban, and sales of new sim begin today. Dr. Isa Pantami, …

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Toshiba CEO steps down after company received CVC buy-out offer

Nobuaki Kurumatani, chief executive officer of Toshiba is said to step down, after a controversial buy-out bid from his former employers CVC Capital Partners. According to Nikkei’s report, CVC reportedly supplied a 30% premium by placing around $20 billion on the desk to purchase out the Japanese company. Nobuaki Kurumatani’s resignation follows shareholders passing a …

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Mark Zuckerberg Found using Signal secure chat app

The recent Facebook data leaks have revealed that the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg uses the secure messaging app Signal, one of the main competitors of Facebook-owned WhatsApp. Reports suggest that the leaked data includes Zuckerberg’s phone number, Facebook user ID, personal details that include; location, marriage details, and birth date. What is shocking for many …

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MTN users lament as mobile App and USSD channel becomes unavailable

MTN Nigeria subscribers are having difficulty recharging their lines through the unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) channel and mobile banking applications. The telecommunications operator has blocked its subscribers from recharging their mobile phones or buying data using the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) codes. This means that subscribers cannot recharge their lines or buy data …

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CBN agrees on new charges for USSD services

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) have announced the introduction of new charges of N6.98 per transaction every time you use the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) services. The new charges will take effect immediately was part of the agreement reached when banks and telecommunication operators met on Monday …

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JUST IN: You will No Longer be Able to Use USSD Bank Transaction From Mobile

Telecommunications operators have withdrawn the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) shortcode service banks and other financial service operators leverage on their platforms to service the banking community. The operators under the aegis of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) claimed that the banks owed them over N42 billion in debts for the …

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