Category «Opinion»

Ultrasonic laws required to protect humans

As experimentation with smartphones and other devices are reaching maturity and are being used in production, South Africa needs new laws with regards ultrasonic sound (all human inaudible sound). It is advisable to structure the law in the same way in which a firewall is structured. An outright ban all all devices functioning outside the …

Cloud strategies for small business in South Africa

Small business in South Africa has little benefit in adopting a total cloud strategy. Many small businesses also end up signing recurring billing contracts for cloud based services without considering all the costs. In many cases remote backup services and other cloud based offerings are not fully utilised or even understood by small business owners. …

DNS over TLS

DNS over TLS in a nutshell: The intention of DNS over TLS is to encrypt traffic between the user and the DNS server in order for the ISP (or others) not to know what domains the user is requesting. The intention therefore is to enhance privacy for users. In reality however, using or offering DNS …

Trusting your anti virus software

The top South African Anti Virus Software used in South Africa are (in no particular order) Norton, AVG, AVAST, Kaspersky, Bitdefender, McAfee and ESSET. With the latest revelations that Kaspersky anti virus is 0wned by Russia and that the US NSA also has its own ‘assets’,  South Africans (and all Africans) are fairly much stuck. …