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Is your domain name protected against email spoofing?

Over 90% of South African Companies do not have adequate anti cybercrime protection for their co.za domain names. a Quick dig @1000 co.za random company domain names result in over 90% (912) providing limited or no anti fraud, anti spoofing and anti cybercrime protection! So few South African companies are protecting their domains against email …

co.za Domain Space UPDATE

Get information about co.za domain name owner or registrant The ZACR company has made available a PROATIA Request from, FORM C, in terms PAIA, where anyone can request information about co.za domain name So, you can download the form by clicking on the link above, complete the form and if there are any fee’s due, …

ZA Domain Space Crisis

Do you even know who owns your co.za domain name? Can you verify it independently? (Answer: No) Can you check your own domain name at the central registry yourself? (Answer: No) Can you pay anyone to independently verify your domain registration? (Answer: No) But, there are laws about that though? (Answer: No) Okay, but at …

Huawei reveals new Open Source Operating system: Harmony

Huawei has revealed that they will release their own open source operating system called HARMONY. This means that the source code of Harmony will be available to anyone (no secrets) and anyone will be able to add, edit or change the operating system code. According to Huawei, they have also implimented distributed architecture and distributed …

South African Government Hacked

Multiple confirmed reports of scams and criminal activity originating from the Department of Justice has been received, verified and confirmed. More technical information below this report. Recipients received the following from the Department of Justice email SERVERS (more than one): +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Hi I wish to let you know that as you read this, I have …

Molecular neuromorphic computing device discovered

Reservoir computing devices are predicted as the next-generation artificial intelligence. Scientists developing  neuromorphic chips (silicon based chips that mimic brain structure) has, up to now, not been able to replicate the action of nerve impulses (spikes) to mimic the human brain. Under the leadership of Megumi Akai-Kasaya, a group of researchers from Kyushu Institute of Technology …

More bad news for users as yet another Intel CPU Security issue is exposed

After Spectre and the Spectre NG (Next generation Spectre), where exploits saw passwords and other data leaked from memory, one would have mistakenly thought that NG would have been the last of the related security vulnerabilities. Dr Christian Rossow published a paper detailing a new ‘inverse’ predictability attack. The security flaw relates to the return …

PC Shipments Grew For the First Time in Six Years

In US News, the research and consulting vendor, Gartner published the numbers of US PC shipments, by vendor for the second quarter of 2018. Quoted from the release: “Worldwide PC shipments totaled 62.1 million units in the second quarter of 2018, a 1.4 percent increase from the second quarter of 2017, according to preliminary results …

SDA New Specification 985MB/sec up to 128TB SD Cards possible

The SD Association has released SD Express specification, which they call “a Revolutionary Innovation for SD Memory Cards”  From the press release: “The PCle interface delivering a 985 megabytes per second (MB/s) maximum data transfer rate” and “the maximum storage capacity in SD memory cards grows from 2TB with SDXC, to 128TB with the new …

Wikipedia hosts annual conference in South Africa 18-22 of July 2018

For the first time ever, Wikipedia will host their annual conference in the Global South this year (broadly representing Africa, Asia and Latin America), as it examines how to improve knowledge equity on its sites, given that most of its editors still hail from the Global North. Bridging these knowledge gaps include expanding its non-Western …