22-Year-Old Charged With Hacking Water System and Endangering Lives – Tempemail

A 22-year-old man from the U.S. state of Kansas has been indicted on charges that he unauthorizedly accessed a public water facility’s computer system, jeopardizing the residents’ safety and health in the local community. Wyatt A. Travnichek, 22, of Ellsworth County, Kansas, has been charged with one count of tampering Continue Reading

Watch Out! That Android System Update May Contain A Powerful Spyware – Tempemail

Researchers have discovered a new information-stealing trojan, which targets Android devices with an onslaught of data-exfiltration capabilities — from collecting browser searches to recording audio and phone calls. While malware on Android has previously taken the guise of copycat apps, which go under names similar to legitimate pieces of software, Continue Reading

SoundCloud announces overhaul of royalties model to ‘fan-powered’ system | Soundcloud

SoundCloud announced on Tuesday it would become the first streaming service to start directing subscribers’ fees only to the artists they listen to, a move welcomed by musicians campaigning for fairer pay. Current practice for streaming services including Spotify, Deezer and Apple is to pool royalty payments and dish them Continue Reading

Twitter targets Covid vaccine misinformation with labels and ‘strike’ system | Twitter

Twitter is expanding its use of warning labels on tweets that contain misleading details about coronavirus vaccines. The move, announced in a blogpost on Monday, is designed to strengthen the social network’s existing Covid-19 guidance, which has led to the removal of more than 8,400 tweets and challenged 11.5m accounts Continue Reading

Twitter could Ban Users with COVID-19 Misinformation Strike System – Tempemail

Image sourced from Mission Statement Academy Twitter will start labelling tweets that violate its COVID-19 guidance policy – this essentially includes content containing misinformation about the virus as well as vaccines. Since introducing its COVID-19 guidance, Twitter has removed more than 8,400 Tweets and challenged 11.5 million accounts worldwide.  The new Continue Reading

Hacker Tried Poisoning Water Supply After Breaking Into Florida’s Treatment System – Tempemail

Hackers successfully infiltrated the computer system controlling a water treatment facility in the U.S. state of Florida and remotely changed a setting that drastically altered the levels of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) in the water. During a press conference held yesterday, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said an operator managed to Continue Reading

Lesotho and Zimbabwe Implement Telco Traffic Monitoring System – Tempemail

The Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA) and the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) have begun the implementation of a system to monitor national and international telecommunications traffic. The system is expected to help increase revenue assurance, combat network fraud and enforce billing integrity across all communication networks available Continue Reading

It’s a sign of a broken system when only credit card firms can force Pornhub to change | Rape and sexual assault- Tempemail

On 4 December, the New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof published a column entitled The Children of Pornhub. Pornhub attracts 3.5bn visitors a month, rakes in money from 3bn advertisting impressions a day and, says Kristof, “prides itself on being the cheery, winking face of naughty, the website that buys Continue Reading

Cyber Hygiene for System Health and Online Security – Tempemail

Stefan van de Giessen, General Manager: Cybersecurity at Networks Unlimited Africa Organisations in the COVID-19 pandemic era have been forced to look at their security hygiene best practices in order to minimise risk, data leakage and non-compliance, while still allowing for operational flexibility and efficiency.  Employees have increasingly been both Continue Reading

First passengers travel in Virgin’s levitating hyperloop pod system | Technology

Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop has completed the world’s first passenger ride on a high-speed levitating pod system, a key safety test for technology it hopes will transform human and cargo transportation. The Virgin Hyperloop executives, Josh Giegel, its chief technology officer, and Sara Luchian, the director of passenger experience, reached Continue Reading