Facts about TLS 1.0 and SSL

Wifi routers are the starting point for IT Managers in Zambia who seek to ready for work from home

Transport Layer Security (TLS), the successor of the now-deprecated Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), is a cryptographic protocol designed to provide communications security over a computer network. It’s Dangerous to Use Outdated TLS Security Protocols TLS 1.0 was first defined in RFC 2246 in January 1999 as an upgrade of SSL Version 3.0, and written by Christopher Allen and Tim Dierks of Consensus Development.…

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Recent data breaches you could have been pawned in

Data breaches occur everyday and likely there are Recent data breaches you could have been pawned in

A data “breach” is an incident where private and secured data has been intentionally or unintentionally exposed, leaked, or spilled to the public or untrusted environment. Data breaches are very common even in Zambia where database owners have failed to secure or intentionally leak users’ information. There are several websites that keep a record of…

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Cyber Issues Affecting Africa

Zambian keyboard warriors are aggressive

Just last week an African Union cybersecurity group listed serious cyber issues affecting Africa and on top of the list was the vital role of mobile technology, software issues, signaling, and the users themselves. This was in a Zoom Webinar organized by the African Union Commission “Webinar on Cybersecurity in Africa: Rising for the new…

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What are the 12 networking truths RFC1925

12 networking truths

The 12 Networking Truths sometimes referred to as RFC1925 RFC or Request for Comments is a set of truths that apply to real-world situations not only in the TCP/IP networking and security world. A first read of the twelve networking truths makes for fun reading but any ‘graduated’ tech guy would concur they are more…

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Microsoft Basic Authentication Retirement

Lensesview will give you updates on Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft will be retiring Basic Authentication for EWS, EAS, IMAP, POP and RPS. This means anyone using any application that doesn’t use ‘OAuth 2.0’ protocol for authorization will have access issues to Office 365 and Exchange Online. However, Exchange Admins should note that this change does not impact SMTP AUTH. Also, these changes will effect…

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Zamtel Biometrics data capturing will improve online safety- says Kamanga

iPhone x with face id enhance security of the mobile phone

LUSAKA, 3rd February 2020 – State-owned telecommunications company Zamtel says capturing facial biometrics of all mobile phone customers is an important step towards the prevention of mobile fraud. Giving an update on the ongoing sim card verification exercise, Zamtel Head of Corporate Affairs and Government Relations Reuben Kamanga stressed that with growing reports of online…

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