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  • Beware of fraud related to the Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery!

    The Embassy of the United States of America in Addis Abeba told DV applicants to be aware and take care of the fraud activities by individuals.
    The only way to find out if you have been selected for the 2018 DV Lottery is to check the status of your application starting May 2 at 7pm local time.

    The Embassy wishes all applicants success in the process, and urge everyone to protect themselves from fraud.

    If ANYONE contacts you claiming you have been selected, IT’ S FRAUD.

    If anyone asks you for money to apply for the DV Lottery, IT’S FRAUD.

    The DV Lottery is a random selection, if anyone claims they can help you get selected for money, IT’S FRAUD.

    If some says you have been selected for the DV Lottery, but you did not apply, IT’S FRAUD.

    https://www.dvlottery.state.gov

    Beware of fraud related to the Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery!

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  • Missile Defense of South Korea Hacked by China

    The Chinese state-backed hackers have targeted South Korean entities recently and got involved in deploying a U.S. missile-defense system, according to an American cybersecurity firm. Despite the Beijing’s denial of retaliation against the Seoul over the above issue.

    In the recent weeks, two cyber espionage groups which the firm linked to the Beijing’s military and the intelligence agencies which have launched a variety of attacks against the South Korea’s military, government, defense companies and also a big conglomerate, John Hultquist the director of cyber espionage analysis at FireEye Inc said in an interview.

    This California-based firm counts South Korean agencies as the clients, including one which oversees the internet security, would not name targets.

    While the FireEye and other cybersecurity experts say that the Chinese hackers have long targeted the South Korea, they note a growth in the number and also the intensity of attacks in the recent weeks since South Korea said they would deploy Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense( Thaad) aimed at defending South Korea from North Korean missile threat.

    China opposes the Thaad, saying that its radar system can reach deep into their own territory and compromise their security. South Korea and the U.S. say that the Thaad is purely defensive. The first components of this system arrived in South Korea in the last month and have been an important issue in the current presidential campaign

    One of the two hacker groups, which the FireEye dubbed as Tonto Team, is tied to China’s military and is based out of northeastern Chinese city of the Shenyang, where the North Korean hackers are known to be active, said Mr Hultquist who is a former senior U.S. intelligence analyst. The FireEye believes the other, known as the APT10 which may be linked to other Chinese military or their intelligence units.

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  • How Many Lines Of Code Are There In Google, Facebook, And Windows OS

    Apps and services, which are a vital part of our digital life, are written in various programming languages. For example, the iOS apps are written using Swift and for Android, the developers can either use Java or the simpler Lua using Corona. Microsoft Windows is developed using C and C++. Linux Kernel which is the heart of all Linux Distros is written in C. Internet websites are made using JavaScript, HTML, CSS for the front-end and Python, Go, C++, ASP.NET, etc for the back-end.

    Google (includes all of Google’s internet services) clearly stands out with its 2 billion lines, leaving behind Facebook with 61,000,000 lines of code

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    • Google: 2 billion lines of codes
    • Facebook: 61 million lines of codes
    • Andorid OS: 12 millions lines of codes
    • Windows xp and Windows 7: 39 millions lines of codes
    • Chrome: 5 million
    • Firefox: 10 million 

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  • Ethiopia Set to Launch Its own Satellite Television Transmission Platform

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    The Information Network Security Agency of Ethiopia (INSA) has launched a National Integrated Satellite Television Transmission Platform that would serve public and community media in Ethiopia, reports ENA.

    INSA Director-General, Major General Teklebirhan Wolde-Aregay said the platform named “Ethiosat” will contribute to the effort underway to ensure equality and fairness of media usage as well as to create informed community.

    Currently, there are 15 to 20 television channels that rent satellites individually to transmit their programs, the director-general stated, adding that the platform would create opportunities to all television stations to transmit from one platform.

    Furthermore, he noted that it will also drastically cut the foreign currency fee that is currently paid to satellite service providers, beyond ensuring their security as well as expanding access.

    Ethiosat will enable Ethiopia to have its own satellite television transmission platform which would be based on the digitalization of TV transmission, he added.

    According to Major General Teklebirhan, the agency is also striving to transfer TV transmission technology from analogue to digital.

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  • Four million mobile phones will be out of service in Ethiopia

    Four million mobile phones will be out of service as Ethiopia is on the way to implement Equipment Identity Registration System (EIRS), according to the Reporter. Phones, whose International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number is not identified by the System, will be obsolete, according to new directive by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT).

    Four million mobile phones will be out of service as Ethiopia is on the way to implement Equipment Identity Registration System (EIRS), according to the Reporter. Phones, whose International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number is not identified by the System, will be obsolete, according to new directive by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT).

    The new system, which was said to enter into implementation last month, was delayed as EthioTelecom and local mobile assemblers are yet to agree on how to replace the four million phones.

    According to industry sources, the government and local assemblers will share the cost where users of unregistered mobile phones will be given the chance to exchange the unregistered mobile phones with the registered ones.

    “We are yet to agree on the terms,” an industry source said. For instance, as one option, Ethio Telecom would share 55 percent of the cost while the assemblers will take the rest.

    But this will be difficult for the local assemblers as most of them are not operational at the moment because of shortage of hard currency, said the same source.

    “This was one of the reasons behind the delay on the approval of the directive,” the same source told The Reporter.

    Currently, there are around 14 local mobile assemblers registered.

    According to studies conducted by local assemblers association, close to 65 percent of Ethiopian mobile market is filled by contraband mobile phones smuggled from neighboring countries. The remaining 31 percent of the market is commanded by 14 assemblers working in the mobile industry. Out of the 65 percent, the IMEI of some four million mobile phones could not be identified by the new System. (Reporter)

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