Etisalat implements Do-Not-Disturb across its networks

Telecom giant Etisalat has implemented facility that enables customers on its network to opt-out completely or partially from receiving unsolicited marketing text messages and calls. The service implementation is part of the oversight function of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The DND service is now available on the Etisalat network, using a uniform shortcode, 2442, […]

Telegram: Next Big Thing

With WhatsApp being bought out by Facebook for $19 billion, it has become a household name overnight. However, there is another instant messaging app hot on WhatsApp’s heels and rocketing up the App Store and Play Store charts. Telegram Messenger picked up 5 million new users in a single day in February and leapt to […]

Telecom companies to switch-off fake phones from networks -SON

The Federal Government will soon order telecom companies in the country to effect a nationwide switch-off of over 12.6 million counterfeit phones from networks by using the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number. This was disclosed by Dr. Joseph Odumodu, Director General Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON). Speaking during an interactive forum with Phone Brand […]

USB’s:Alleged means of hacking

German security researchers have discovered that USB-connected devices have a fatal flaw. Anything that connects viaUSBcan be reprogrammed to pose as another device. That means a stranger’sUSBstick could dupe your computer into thinking it’s a keyboard, then type in certain commands and quietly take control of your laptop.Or it could pose as a network card, […]