ADVISORIES

CERT-GH advisories & alerts inform current reported cybersecurity vulnerabilities and threats identified. The advisories provide a summary of the threat analysed. Descriptions of threats reported as well as procedures to mitigate the threats and minimise their impact are provided as part of advisories

Windows 7 End of Life

Windows 7 entered its End of Life on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 which means that Microsoft will no longer be offering updates of security fixes for the old operating system. That means any bugs or problems still found in Windows 7 will never get fixed. Likewise...

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Smartphone or Tablet Hacked

If you use public Wi-Fi or USB power charging stations at airports, hotels, and other locations, make sure to use a VPN when using public Wi-Fi, and always make sure to use a USB data blocker...

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How to identify malware on your phone

When a smartphone is infected with malware, it can cause several problems, including allowing hackers to steal private information from the victim.

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Mobile Money Fraud

Mobile money agents and telecom workers are not to ask you for your PIN to initiate any transaction on your behalf. Your PIN is your secret number.

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Avoid Phishing Scams

Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information. They may try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers.

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Romance Scam

Romance scammers are smooth operators and can take their time to set their trap. Scammers take advantage of people looking for romantic partners...

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Website Defacement

CWebsite defacement is an attack on a website that changes the visual appearance of the site or webpage. It is similar to drawing graffiti on a wall, only it happens virtually as a kind of electronic graffiti and is a form of vandalism.

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Sextortion

This is a form of blackmail in which sexual information or images are used to extort sexual favors or cash from the victim. Social media and text messages are often the source of the sexual material and the threatened means of sharing it with others.

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WhatsApp Scam #1

Whatsapp Gold!! This is nothing but a trick used by scammers to install malware and viruses onto our phone or device. It’s an old trick, claiming that there is a secret update to WhatsApp that gave users enhanced features that could be shared around.

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