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…

Microsoft To Launch Center in Kenya

American Technology giants, Microsoft Corporation, declared their master plan to put up a center in Kenya, with only 6 such centers existing across the world. The announcement was made following a lengthy closed-door meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta held at State House Nairobi on Monday. SEE ALSO: Drug-Resistant Cholera Strain in Kenya Dubbed Microsoft’s Africa Development Centre, the Kenyan government announced that upon the completion, the center will employ 100 local engineers. “Microsoft’s Africa Development Centre, which will be a premier hub of engineering for the company and its affiliates,…

Installing Composer and LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) for PHP Development

Introduction Composer Composer is a popular dependency management tool for PHP, created mainly to facilitate installation and updates for project dependencies. It will check which other packages a specific project depends on and install them for you, using the appropriate versions according to the project requirements. Apache Apache is the most widely used web server software. Developed and maintained by Apache Software Foundation, Apache is an open source software available for free. It runs on 67% of all web-servers in the world. It is fast, reliable, and secure. It can…

Why Laravel?

Choosing a right PHP development framework to develop a web application for the business can be a very difficult task because there are so many options available. From the past few years, we at ValueCoders are using Laravel framework on a regular basis. We have worked and tested other PHP development frameworks as well. However, we needed some additional features and capabilities. In our previous blog, where we discussed top PHP development frameworks. In this post, we will discuss what made us feel that Laravel is the best PHP framework…

How to File Nil Returns on iTax

Filing nil returns on Kenya Revenue Authority’s website, iTax, may at times seem hectic but with the right amount of information, you can save yourself some serious penalties including the annual fine of Ksh 20,000 that one must pay. This penalty can make one miss incredible opportunities such as advancement in a career in which most companies in this age demand a KRA clearance, a fit you cannot achieve as long as you owe the taxman a penalty. What is Nil Returns Nil income tax returns are filed by Kenyan…

Elon Musk: Any other car than a Tesla in 3 years will be like ‘owning a horse’

Elon Musk — known for making bold, and by some measures outlandish statements — threw down the gauntlet to other automakers. “The fundamental message that consumers should be taking today is that it’s financially insane to buy anything other than a Tesla, ” the CEO of the electric auto maker said after Monday’s robotaxi announcement. “It would be like owning a horse in three years. I mean, fine if you want to own a horse. But you should go into it with that expectation.” On stage at the Tesla Autonomy…

How to install FileZilla Client on Linux (Debian OS)

So far the only to install the latest Filezilla client in Ubuntu is using the Flatpak package. And following steps will tell you how: 1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, do: Run command to add the flatpak PPA: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak Input your password (no visual feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue. 2. After installed Flatpak, run following single command to install FileZilla client along with required Gnome platform. flatpak install –from https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.filezillaproject.Filezilla.flatpakref Then run commands one…

Fuliza now goes Global

Safaricom  has announced plans to take its M-Pesa overdraft service, Fuliza, to seven new African countries as the telco seeks to tap into the high demand for instant, micro-loans. The telecommunications firm wants to introduce Fuliza in six other countries outside Kenya. These include Tanzania, Lesotho, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Mozambique where Safaricom’s mobile money service M-Pesa is already available through its parent company, Vodacom. M-Pesa services are also available in India through Vodacom. SEE ALSO: How to make first-time customers keep coming back Fuliza, an…

How to Hard Reset an Android Phone

Is your Android Smartphone slow, freezing, not responsive, responding incorrectly, or you can’t remember the phones password? You’re in luck! There is still a pretty powerful option available, and that is to perform a hard reset, also known as an alternate reset, on the device. If you’re having problems accessing your factory data reset options through the settings then you can still perform a factory reset on your Android Smartphone and this article will show you how to do it. This is the perfect solution if you’re having problems with…

This Malware Can Steal Passwords, Credit Card Info in Chrome, Safari

The malware named “CookieMiner” is capable of stealing saved passwords in Chrome and iPhone text messages from iTunes backups on the tethered Mac. Global cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks has discovered a malware that is capable of stealing saved usernames and passwords in Google Chrome, saved credit card credentials in Chrome and iPhones text messages if backed up to a Mac. SEE ALSO: Billionaire Kevin O’Leary’s Favorite Savings Tip For When You Have Kids The malware named “CookieMiner” is capable of stealing browser cookies associated with mainstream cryptocurrency exchanges and wallet…