Google launches new Titan security key with passkey support, allowing users to store up to 250 unique passkeys. This new key features a USB-C connection and NFC capability. It aims at providing enhanced security for online accounts. Priced at $35, this new offering is designed to work with newer computers equipped with USB-C port. It can also work well with most Android and iOS devices that support USB or NFC. The key can be used with passwordless technologies from Apple, Microsoft, Google and other brands. The Titan security key is a phishing-resistant two-factor authentication device that works with an increasing number of applications.
X platform which was formerly a twitter social media giant has announced a new law that is requiring its new and unverified users to henceforth pay a dollar annual subscription to sign up the app. This was contained in a statement shared on the support account of the social media giant today October 18, 2023 informing its users.
According to the statement, the new law is currently being tested in countries like, new Zealand and Philippines,. The new law if successful will allow the X users interact with other platform users.
Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has hinted the federal government plan to invest in the harmonisation of the Nigerian citizen data through the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC. Tunji-Ojo disclosed that the era of multiple ID registration in Nigeria will soon be over as the agency plan to merge all data of Nigerian captured in all licensing offices. The Minister made this known when he received the MTN management team led by the CEO, Karl Toriola for a courtesy call today in his office in Abuja today.
Following the directive by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) directing all electricity customers nationwide to update their metering devices before the year runs out or faces challenges with recharging by next year 2024. The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency, NEMSA, has assured electricity consumers that they have nothing to fear as their already purchased unit will not be affected in any way while their meters are upgraded.
Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), has threatened to drag Nigerian banks to court over the unpaid Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), which has accumulated over the years and has reached N130 billion as of September this year. The chairman of ALTON, Gbenga Adebayo, revealed this during an interview at the weekend, saying the telecoms operators decided to take the option of a legal battle as the last resort, after several failed attempts to resolve the issue.
A new report has revealed the discovery of a malicious Signal and Telegram Android apps distributed via Google Play Store and Samsung Galaxy Store designed to deliver a China-linked “BadBazaar” spyware. According to cybersecurity researchers at ESET, persons behind the malicious tool are the China-aligned Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group known as GREF, who used fake versions of popular messaging apps Signal and Telegram called ‘Signal Plus Messenger’ and “FlyGram’ to infect users’ devices.
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), through its Computer Emergency Readiness and Response Team, said it has detected activities of a hacktivist group targeting our vital digital infrastructure. NITDA said the hacktivist group, known for its politically and religiously motivated cyber campaigns, poses a significant risk to the country’s critical information infrastructure.