December 5, 2012

Kenya Mobile Phones to Be Assigned IPs

Mobile devices will soon be assigned unique public IP (Internet Protocol) addresses as part of the government's efforts to crack down on cyber crime, reports AllAfrica.

quotemarksright.jpg The government, through the Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK), is pushing mobile operators to give each device - including cell phones and tablets - unique IP addresses to ease identification of users.

He said this would help track and monitor user activity on the mobile devices and supplement the ongoing registration of mobile phone SIM cards.

... In the first quarter of the year, 8,903 cyber security incidents were reported in Africa and of those, 4,501 were related to fraud, which included 2,304 phishing attacks that targeted banks.

"In Africa, financial crimes are increasing," said Cyber Security Africa Alliance Manager Sammy Kioko.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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