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NCC warns Nigerians on two new ways hackers steal information through phone charging, Facebook

NCC warns Nigerians on two new ways hackers steal information through phone charging, Facebook

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Cyber Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has independently identified two cyber vulnerabilities and advised Nigerian telecom consumers on the measures to be taken to get protected from the cyber-attacks. The CSIRT, in its first-ever security advisories less than three months after its creation, has solely identified the two cyber-attacks targeting the consumers and proffer solutions that can help telecom consumers from falling victims to the two cyber vulnerabilities. The first is described as Juice Jacking, which can gain access into consumers’ devices when charging mobile phones at public charging stations and it applies to all mobile…
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Glo missing as NCC qualifies MTN, Airtel, new firm for 5G auction

Glo missing as NCC qualifies MTN, Airtel, new firm for 5G auction

Globacom and Emerging Markets Telecommunication Service Limited are set to miss out on the deployment of the Fifth Generation network for at least two years as the Nigerian Communications Commission qualifies MTN Nigeria Plc, Airtel Networks Limited, and one new player for its 5G auction. The NCC announced on Thursday only three qualified bidders met its criteria for the licensing process for the 3.5 gigahertz spectrum which is required for 5G deployment. These three companies paid at least $19.74m each in order to qualify, it was learnt. In a statement, the commission said, “The qualified bidders that have met the…
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NCC Assures National Assembly That 5G Deployment Won’t Affect Nigerians’ Health

NCC Assures National Assembly That 5G Deployment Won’t Affect Nigerians’ Health

The Executive Vice Chairman of the National Communication Commission, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta has again assured Nigerians of the safety of their health with the proposed 5G network. Danbatta gave the assurance when he appeared before the National Assembly joint committee on Communications to defend his commission’s 2022 budget proposal. The NCC’s response was sequel to the fear raised by some members of the joint committee about the fears being expressed by Nigerians over the deployment of the new technology. Danbatta said the agency proposed to generate N632.39bn in 2022 from the sale of 5G spectrum to telecommunications firms, among…
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