WhatsApp Discovers ‘Targeted’ Surveillance Attack

WhatsApp discovers targeted surveillance attack. Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed. WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said the attack targeted a “select number” of users, and was orchestrated by “an advanced cyber actor”. SEE ALSO: Microsoft To Launch Center in Kenya A fix was rolled out on Friday. The attack was developed by Israeli security firm NSO Group, according to a report in the Financial Times. On Monday WhatsApp urged all of…

Chewing miraa bad for mental health, KEMRI

Scientists at Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) now say miraa is bad for mental health. In 2017, KEMRI, while citing a study carried out in Embu and Meru counties, had declared that miraa does not cause oral, sexual or mental health problems. The researchers said they found miraa to be a possible cause of mental health problems. “Psychotic symptoms were significantly elevated in khat users in the study population,” said the report. This is the first time since the data was collected in 2015 and presented at a scientific conference…

Bus Overturns At Muthaiga Causing Traffic Snarl up On Thika Road

Motorists using the Thika Superhighway were on Monday evening frustrated by an accident that happened along the road at around 6 PM where a bus overturns at Muthaiga causing traffic snarl up. The accident involved a Kenya Mpya bus and another one belonging to Kaka Travelers along the service lane. According to eyewitnesses, the 33 seater Kaka Travelers bus flipped on its side, blocking the main road after the Kenya Mpya bus rammed into it. SEE ALSO: Dealing with Acne, Naturally Police from Muthaiga police station were reportedly quick in their…