Hammerton’s Newsletter 02-03-2020


Africans, including Kenyans, fall victim to cyber criminals through fake dating apps. The cyber criminals are taking advantage of people’s urge of finding love. Read more

Private WhatsApp chats were visible through Google search. Read more

Raccoon malware is a success story of a Malware as a Service (MaaS). Read more
Samsung admit that some its users’ data were leaked due to a technical error. They also claim that the mysterious notification from the Find My Mobile app had nothing to do with it. Read more

Agency that handles U.S. president’s, Donald Trump, secure communication suffered a data breach. Read more

Information of 10.6 million guests of the MGM Resort got leaked. The leaked information did not contain any financial, credit card or password data. Read more

Iran arrests 24 people for spreading false information about the spread of the coronavirus in the country. Read more

What you need to know about the Slickwraps data breach. Read more

Facebook bans false coronavirus related content on their platforms. Hackers and malicious business people are using the outbreak of COVID-19 to make profits selling masks and “snake oil” cures. Read more


Your missed call could be a potential fraud attempt. Read more

Safaricom are now partnering with Amazon Web Services as a reseller. It has also attained Advanced Consulting Partner status in the AWS Partner Network (APN), making it the first APN member from the East Africa region. Read more

The DigiFarm platform has won the Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets in this year’s Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards. Read more

How to report cyber bullying in Kenya. Read more


LibreOffice based Collabora Office is now available on iOS and Android. Read more


Sweden has launched a year long pilot for its digital currency, e-krona. Read more


A situational report on COVID-19 by World Health Organization (WHO). Read more

A religious sect in South Korea is actively spreading the corovonavirus (COVID-19). A Twitter thread expounded on this religious group know as Shincheonji Church of Jesus. Read more    Tweet


Learn how to monitor processes on Linux systems. Read more

Make your vim editor show numbers by default. Read more

Share files securely online with Firefox send. Read more


Consequences of cyber bullying. Read more

Learn about Server Side Request Forgery(SSRF) and how to mitigate it. Read more

Free online data science courses. Read more

Brave is your best option if you are looking for a privacy focused browser. Read more

Why do data breaches keep occurring? Read more

Luck plays a bigger part than we’d all care to admit, so don’t be too hard on yourself when you lose and don’t go overboard with patting yourself on the back when you win.

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