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NCC Discloses 2 Cyber Vulnerabilities To Telecom Users

NCC Discloses 2 Cyber Vulnerabilities To Telecom Users

To avert loss of valuables and critical information, the Nigerian Communications Commission’s Cyber Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has independently identified two cyber vulnerabilities. THE WILL reports.

The NCC-CSIRT was established in October, 2021 to provide guidance and direction for the constituents in dealing with issues relating to the security of critical infrastructure in their possession, and periodically assess, review and collate the threat landscape, risks, and opportunities affecting the communications sector, in order to provide advice to relevant stakeholders in those regards. Information Guide Nigeria

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In less than three months since inauguration, the CSIRT, in its first-ever security advisories, 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 phones. The other is a Facebook for Android Friend Acceptance Vulnerability, which targets only Android Operating System. jamb results

According to CSIRT security Advisory 0001 released on January 26, 2022, with Juice Jacking, attackers have found a new way to gain unauthorised entry into unsuspecting mobile phone users’ devices when they charge their mobile phones at public charging stations.


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