Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) were on Saturday ‘busted’ by a hawk-eyed traveler who noticed a glitch on their flight information display system (FIDS).
The traveler, who was using the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), noticed that FIDS had displayed a warning that they were using a counterfeit Microsoft software.
After a screen shot of the message was shared online, KAA acknowledged and said that the issue had been solved.
“Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The issue has been resolved,” KAA tweeted back.
Good morning @_COATE, thank you for bringing this to our attention. The issue has been resolved.
Wishing you safe travels and a great weekend ahead.
— Kenya Airports (@KenyaAirports) November 16, 2019
Kenyans, on the other hand, had a field day trolling KAA.
Don’t resolve. Stop using counterfeit software. Big shame!
— Dickson Kemboi (@Kemboidickson) November 16, 2019
Forget about the embarrassment, there are already known vulnerabilities in the OS which the updates fix. I bet someone will will start altering the flight schedules. In short KAA hackers, will be coming for you today if you don’t validate the OS and apply updates. @davekul
— Gabriel Oduori (@GabrielOduori) November 16, 2019
And I am very sure the procurement of this particular software is quoted in millions if not billions in KAA’s books..
— charles kihoro (@kihorock) November 16, 2019
ghai aibu kila mahali Ata hatuwezi ficha!
— Joash Ruto (@BandLifePirate) November 16, 2019
Before they even found closure on the stowaway debacle, now this!!!!!!
— virtuoso_vanso (@VansoJ) November 16, 2019
@Microsoft here are the crooked users who pirate or not pay license fee. Come and do what you do best in situations like this.
— Mr McCall (@MrMcCall7) November 16, 2019