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How Cloud Plays a Huge Role in the Always-On Economy

20 May

always on economy

Instant gratification, 24-hour service, exceptional customer care… Call it what you want, but in today’s modern economy, it is essential to be “always-on” and immediately ready and available to serve the needs of your customers. If you aren’t, you are going to miss out on a share of your market. The business technology and software […]

Modern work trend of remote workers is a threat to IT security

13 May

Are remote workers bringing your business down? Are they putting your IT security at risk? Recent surveys have proven that a large number of IT security incidents are caused by the negligent actions of remote workers. How do remote workers threaten IT security? They do this by: Using potentially malware-infected devices to connect to the […]

Securing yourself and the family against home automation hacks

6 May

Home automation

Home automation hacking is a dream come true for opportunistic criminals the world over. It’s a criminal’s lucky day when they can view CCTV footage of your home, lock and unlock your doors, deactivate the alarm, and even take a leisurely browse through your private information on your connected devices. A scary thought isn’t it! […]

Data encryption is so much more than a buzzword

29 Apr

data encryption

Data encryption is something that can be easily overlooked as just another industry buzzword, without any real bearing on our lives. But therein lies the problem. Data encryption is essential to protecting private/vulnerable information from falling into the wrong hands. It’s also used to verify that data comes from the promised source and provides details […]

Identity theft? Your personal information is like gold – it needs to be well secured

22 Apr

Don't get caught out by identity theft

Gold is a lot of things, but it’s not the most valuable thing you can own. What could be more valuable than gold, you ask – palladium perhaps? True, but the most valuable thing to you, after your family, is your personal information, that’s what! When criminals start mining your data they are not hunting […]

App junkie? All you need to know before installing a new app!

15 Apr

App junkie

The well-known phrase “there’s an app for that” has only become popular because it is so true and because we are a world of ‘app junkies’! There seems to be an app for absolutely everything, and while the majority of apps do exactly what they claim to do, and so pose no real threat to […]

Embracing AI in e-commerce – Solution or revolution?

8 Apr

embracing artificial intelligence

For some, AI (artificial intelligence) is exciting, but for others it’s downright scary. What people fear most about AI is that machines and programs can take over previously “human” tasks and the more they interact with humans, the more they learn and seemingly smarter they get. For those who understand AI, using it for e-commerce […]

Facebook accuses 2 Ukrainians of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

1 Apr

Facebook fraud

Two Ukrainian quiz makers using malware plugins to steal user data via Facebook and insert advertising into newsfeeds have recently been sued by Facebook! Gleb Sluchevsky and Andrey Gorbachov, the two accused, have apparently been running their hacking setup for more than just a few years. In fact, between 2017 and 2018, they successfully targeted […]

Beware when synching your phone in a car – particularly a rental car!

25 Mar

synching your phone

Imagine finding out that your house has been burgled and that the burglar used your alarm pin code. Imagine learning that your sensitive credit card details have been intercepted by a third party and used for fraudulent online purchases, or even worse – the personal information of your family. These are just a few ways […]

Can South Africa become a cashless, cardless community?

18 Mar

cashless and cardless

South Africa (and the rest of the world) has a considerable plastic problem. Straws have been outlawed, plastic bags are no longer free, and we’re all encouraged to re-use and recycle. Yes, the plastic problem is being addressed, but there is one that’s being overlooked. The use of plastic cards in the form of credit […]