All posts by Dwight Nelson (MBA, PG Dip MIS, BSc)

http://www.dwight-nelson.com

MIT Has Started Issuing Diplomas Using Blockchain Technology

“It uses blockchain technology to give graduates easy access to verifiable, tamper-proof version of their diploma that they can share with potential employers”.

https://futurism-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/futurism.com/mit-has-started-issuing-diplomas-using-blockchain-technology/amp/

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Tech Giants, Once Seen as Saviors, Are Now Viewed as Threats

Are they really threats, or just being used in an innovative way the developers didn’t conceive?
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/10/12/technology/tech-giants-threats.html?mc=adintl&mcid=facebook&mccr=edit&ad-keywords=GlobalTruth&referer=http://m.facebook.com/

Why Smartphones Will Become Extinct by 2025

As more and more areas gain internet access and with an exponential growth of IoT (Internet of Things) devices this is not a far fetched reality.

Read more as INC.com Contributing writer John Brandon explains why he is, “predicting that, by 2025, voicebots will become so prevalent, so powerful, and so useful in all areas of business and our personal lives that we won’t need smartphones anymore.”

https://www.inc.com/john-brandon/why-smartphones-will-become-extinct-by-2025.html

Another industry leader files for bankruptcy  – Toys ‘R’ Us

Toys ‘R’ Us joins a list of one time industry leaders who tried to hold on to their bricks and mortar dominance which is no longer relevant.

‘…like many other big-box chains, including Borders, Circuit City and Sports Authority, Toys ‘R’ Us struggled with the rise of discounters like Wal-Mart StoresInc. and Target Corp. , and more recently,Amazon.com Inc. It was late to develop and expand its e-commerce business and placed big bets on licensed toys for “Star Wars” and Lego movies that missed expectations.’

https://www.wsj.com/articles/toys-r-us-once-a-category-killer-is-forced-into-bankruptcy-1505792620?mod=e2fb

How is cross-platform malware carried in Word docs?

Have you ever thought you have a Mac and can’t get malware from a Windows file, like a Word document, or vice versa?

According to an article by Nick Lewis, Researchers at Fortinet Inc. recently discovered a sample of cross-platform malware, a type of malware designed to infect either Windows systems or macOS systems depending on which operating system the victim is using. The malware is being spread through Microsoft Word documents. How does cross-platform malware execute on different operating systems?

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