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  • This WPA2 KRACK attack means your WiFi is not secure – even though everyone thought it was

    Credit card numbers, passwords, emails and photos could be seen by any attacker.

    A bombshell new report says it doesn't matter how good your password is, or what other security settings you have – if you're using WiFi, it's possible for someone to spy on every single thing you do.

    And it affects essentially every WiFi network being used, from your private home set-up to the one at your local coffee shop.

    The discovery of this serious new issue comes from Mathy Vanhoef, a Belgian computer security researcher. Vanhoef published the findings Monday on a dedicated website, KRACKattacks.com.

    The flaw lets people "read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted," Vanhoef wrote. "This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on." 

    And the scope is potentially huge: "The attack works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks," he said.

    How it works

    We're going to keep this part brief, because it gets very technical very quick.

    It concerns the use of "WPA2," a proven method of protecting data on a network. (You've probably seen it when setting up WiFi at a new house or apartment.) WPA2 has been used to make WiFi connections secure for a decade now – it's the "modern standard," Consumerist explains, because it was thought to be well-protected.

    The flaw Vanhoef discovered is in the core function of WPA2, during what's referred to as a "4-way handshake." The WiFi access point and the device that's connecting to it talk to each other to make sure credentials match. The device gets issued a new, fresh encryption key, which secures any data that gets sent over that connection (so web browsing, streaming, etc.).

     

    But there's a way for an attacker to have the WiFi access point and your device redo part of that "handshake" process. It forces the device to take an already-used encryption key – not a fresh new one. That gives the attacker an opening to spy on any data that goes over the connection.

    Here's a short demo video from Vanhoef (but heads-up, it's pretty technical):

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  • List of Ethiopian Television Channels

    The mass media in Ethiopia consist of radio, television and the Internet, which remain under the control of the Ethiopian government, as well as private newspapers and magazines. In comparison to the length of Ethiopia's over-2,000-year history as a sovereign nation, the media is a very recent phenomenon.

     

    List of Television Channels

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  • ውቢት ኢትዮጵያ!

     

    የኢትዮጵያ ቱሪዝም ኮሚሽን “የ13 ወር ፀጋ” በሚል ርዕስ ከሚያሳትማቸው ፖስተሮች የዝነኛዋ “ውቢት ኢትዮጵያ” አስደናቂ ተፈጥሮአዊ ውበትና ግርማ ሞገስ የታየበት ፖስተርዋ ሁሌ ከማይረሱን መሃል አንዳቸው ነው።

    የ4 ልጆች እናት የነበረችው ውቢት አመንሲሳ በወለጋ ክፍለ ሀገር ተወልዳ አድጋ ወደ አዲስ አበባ ተጉዛ እቴጌ መነን ትምህርት ቤት ተምራ ቦኋላ ለኢትዮጵያ ቱሪዝም ኮሚሽን ተቀጥራ ለመስራት አበቃች። ከልጆችዋና ለኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ ተቀጥረው ይሰሩ ከነበረው ባለቤቷ ጋር አዲስ አበባ ትኖር ነበር። ከዚህ ቀደም የውቢት አመንሲሳ እውነተኛ ስሟ አልማዝ አመንሲሳ ነው ብለን ተናግረን ነበር፡ የተሳሳተ መረጃ በመልቀቃችን ይቅርታችሁን እንጠይቃለን። በቅርቡ እንደተረዳነው ግን አልማዝ አመንሲሳ በወቅቱ ለኢትዮጵያ ቴሌቪዥን ተቀጥረው ይሰሩ የነበሩና ዛሬ ነዋሪነታቸው አሜሪካ የሆነው የውቢት ኢትዮጵያ እህት ናቸው። ከአልማዝ ጋር አብረው ይሰሩ የነበሩት የስራ ባልደረባቸው ልንረዳው እንደቻልነው ምስሉ ላይ ያለችው የአልማዝ እህት ውቢት አመንሲሳ ከቱሪዝም ስራዋ ውጭ ሞዴል ወይ የፊልም ተዋናይት አልነበረችም። 1970ዎቹ የብሄራዊ ቱሪዝም ኮሚሽን ለገቢ ማሰባሰብያ የሚሆኑ ድንቅ ድንቅ ፎቶዎችን አንስቶ ለመልቀቅ የፈለገበት ወቅት ነበር። ውቢት በቱሪዝም ኮሚሽን ፎቶ የመነሳት እድል አጋጥሟት ነው ለ <<ውቢት ኢትዮጵያ>>ነቷ ልታበቃ የቻለችው። ኩባዊ ኢትዮጵያዊው የታሪክ ምሁር ኤድዋርዶ ባይሮኖ እንዳስረዳን ውቢት አመንሲሳ ለፎቶዉ 5 ሳንቲም ሳትቀበል ፎቶዉ ያስገኘና እስከ ዛሬ እያመነጨ ያለው ገቢ ሙሉ ለሙሉ ለኮሚሽኑ እንዲረከብና የሃገራችን ቱሪዝምን እንዲያገለግል ፍላጎቷ ነበር።

    በ2000 ዓም ለህክምና ወደ አሜሪካ አምርታ ህዳር ወር 2001 ዓም ውቢት ኢትዮጵያ በሞት ተለየችን።

    መልከ መልካሟ ውቢት ኢትዮጵያ ሀገርዋን ላገለገለችበትና ስማችን ላስጠራችበት ምስጋናችን ይገባታል።

    ነፍስሽን በገነት ያኑረው <3 

    This is the famous image of "Woubit Ethiopia" as she was dubbed. This image was taken sometime in the late seventies by Ethiopia's tourist commission board. Not much is known about the woman subject of the photo.

    Her name is Woubit Amensisa. Hailing from Ethiopia's Wollega region, she later moved to Addis Ababa and was a student at Etege Menen School, before finishing her studies and getting a job with Ethiopia's tourism commission. She lived in Addis Ababa with her husband, who worked at Ethiopian Airlines, and her four children. A while ago we released this picture saying that her real name was Almaz Amensisa. We'd like to apologize for the error. The truth is, the beautiful woman in the picture is really named Woubit Amensisa, while Almaz Amensisa is her sister who worked for Ethiopian Television and now resides in the USA. Unlike what is widely believed, outside of her job at the national tourism commission, Woubit was neither a model nor an actress. Her colleagues at the national tourism office managed to convince her to take up a photo shoot opportunity at a time when the national tourism commission was collecting images to serve for promotional purposes. But her image became an international sensation. According to Cuban Ethiopian historian Eduardo Byrono, Woubit never asked for compensation for the photo and only wished that the income serve Ethiopia's tourism industry.

    In 2007, Woubit came to the USA to get treatment for an undisclosed illness. Sadly, in November of 2008, Woubit Ethiopia's health had declined and she passed away in the USA.

    Although every Ethiopian is familiar with the class, elegance and natural beauty she exhibits in this image, she didn't get the recognition she deserved in her lifetime.

    <3 Woubit Amensisa aka Woubit Ethiopia <3 , rest in eternal peace!

    To enlighten your fellow Ethiopian or anyone for that matter, like and share this pic!

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  • Ancient city uncovered in Ethiopia | BBC News

    Ancient city uncovered in Ethiopia

    Farmers in the eastern Ethiopian city of Harlaa have long found strange objects on their land, including Chinese coins, prompting a local myth that the area was once home to giants.

    A team of archaeologists has now uncovered what they believe was an ancient city and trading hub dating as far back as the 10th Century, with artefacts from Egypt, India and China.

    Prof Timothy Insoll is one of the archaeologists who made the stunning discovery.

    Photo: An archaeologist at work at the site, Credit: Timothy Insoll

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  • The King Is Back: Nokia Reveals Their First Android Phone: The Nokia 6 | Technology

    If you’ve been waiting for the king to make a comeback, it’s your lucky day – HMD Global, the company that own the global licensing rights for Nokia’s brand name has officially announced the Nokia 6, their first ever Android-powered smartphone.

    Nokia 6 specs

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor
    • Adreno 505 GPU
    • 5.5-inch full HD display, 2.5D glass, 1920 x 1080 resolution
    • 4GB RAM
    • 64GB internal storage expandable storage up to 128GB via microSD
    • 16-megapixel rear camera, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, Laser AF, flash
    • 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.0 aperture
    • Dual SIM
    • 3G, LTE
    • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint scanner
    • 3000mAh battery with fast charging
    • Android 7.0 Nougat

    Curiously the phone is of the mid-range variety, packing a Snapdragon 430 chipset along with a 5.5-inch, full HD, 2.5D display. There’s 4GB of RAM on board, along with 64GB of storage. The 3000mAh battery is quickly replenished by QuickCharge 3.0. The rear camera is a 16-megapixel unit with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF and laser AF while the front camera is a 8-megapixel unit with an f/2.0 aperture.

     

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