Fast-Moving Cyberattacks

  Unlike physical attacks that begin and escalate over a period of time, cyberattacks take mere seconds. Recent global cyberattacks came as both a shock and a wake-up call when up to 99 countries, including South Africa, were held ransom to these computer-generated assaults. The world of technology and computers is changing and expanding every…

Cryptocurrency: what you need to know

Nowadays, all we’re hearing is bitcoin this and bitcoin that. But what actually is bitcoin and what’s so special about it? This article will enlighten you about cryptocurrency and how it all works. What is crypto-currency? Cryptocurrency is a virtual currency that is created from an encrypted code and a unique hash algorithm. It is…

South Africa and Disruptive Tech

“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity” – Albert Einstein Maybe Einstein was onto something, maybe he was not. However, we do live in the digital age whether you agree or not; and you will find that what Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen talk about in The New Digital Age…

ICT is Key to SA Growth and Development

To adapt and compete in the current global economic conditions, South Africa will need an arsenal of skills to equip itself against the aggressive global competition. Information Communications Technology (ICT) is one those skills that are fundamental in growing, developing and equipping a country to compete with the economy giants. The ICT sector is one…

4 Common IT Mistakes That Small Companies Make

A vast majority of small companies rely on the latest technology to run efficiently. For these companies, making smart IT decisions can affect daily operations, as well as long-term success. Here are 4 common IT mistakes that small companies should avoid:   1. Failing to Plan for Growth Many small companies fail to properly account…

Fake Dropbox Email Phishing Scam Alert – May 2017

These fake Dropbox emails look legitimate, but they’re both phishing scams that work differently. One tries to steal your Dropbox password with an order request that looks like it’s from an actual company. The other tries to steal your email password with a fake file sharing request. Help coworkers recognize phishing attacks and get tips…

Ransomware Attack – Windows Patch (WannaCry)

Users of Windows need to be notified ASAP of a new ransomware strain and take immediate measures to patch. Specifically, on May 12, 2017 a new strain of the Ransom.CryptXXX (WannaCry) strain of ransomware began spreading widely impacting a large number of organizations, particularly in Europe. Wcry is demanding a ransom of $300 to $600…