Category «Opinion»

Opinion

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 …

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 …

noreply@

Have you noticed how some companies think that they are simply too big to care? Some companies call “communication” the one way rubbish they “Blast” out from noreply@ and text messages from long non existent numbers. So, not communicating but attacking some randomly submitted email address and/or phone number. But, that is not where the …

Sweat Shops

History teaches us that during the Industrial revolution workers were treated very poorly.  As the 4th Industrial Revolution becomes mainstream (and crawls further into it’s decline), history is repeating itself. In a recent news article, the 4th Industrial revolution sweat shops are featured. Where workers work for pennies per hour, just to be happy to …

4th Industrial Revolution

The 4th Industrial revolution is the Internet. If you understand that, then you know that the fourth industrial revolution started in the late 1960s. And, if you understand that, then you know that the fourth industrial revolution reached it’s heights around 2008. From 2009 onwards, the disruption started on a downwards spiral as disruption itself, …

Should I buy an SSD or HDD

I recently heard a very cool IT joke. It goes like this: Question: What is the difference between a used car salesperson and a computer/IT sales person? Answer: The used car salesperson knows that they are lying. You need to make a decision between HDD and SDD, but you are not sure about all the …

Understanding Major Digital Disruption

Understanding major digital disruption and managing the changes caused by digital transformation starts by “following the money”. This guide is a series of posts to assist businesses to understand and make sense of technological changes. There are hundreds of experts using terminology like “AI” and “IoT” and “Cloud” and how the world will be shaped …

Cybertools

Does your cybertools control you or do you control your cybertools? It is an interesting question and you will probably be surprised at the answer. The answer is that the average person is being controlled by their cybertools. The impact of social influence is completely underestimated, both by the average person as well as in …

Your Data is gone

So, it turns out that Facebook has a lot more data than you thought it did. But that is not the worst. As an example of how bad this is, when you connect to Facebook Messenger all your phone contacts are uploaded to Facebook. Facebook NEVER deletes any data and also tracks whom you ‘unfriend’, …