Job Vacancy

We are hiring! Join the OPQ team as 1st Line Support Technician. Eligible candidates will; have a technical equivalency level to Comp TIA A + have excellent communication skills be able to work in a team environment be able to work under pressure Candidates should submit their CVs to hr@nullopq.co.bw

How Employees Unwittingly Sabotage Security

It’s a sad fact that criminal activity on today’s Internet has become the major factor for any business. It is also a sad fact that whilst many companies invest heavily in security products and policies these efforts are largely ineffectual. Why? Because all the fancy gadgets and security protocols are often implemented by the least…

Spyware Posed As A Legit IOS App

Researchers from the mobile security firm Lookout will present findings on the iOS version of the spyware known as Exodus. The nonprofit Security Without Borders published details of the Android version in conjunction with Motherboard at the end of March. The fact that Exodus has an iOS version, though, shows the impressive reach of the…

Hackers Could Read Your Hotmail, MSN, and Outlook Emails

Microsoft admits Outlook.com hackers were able to access emails. This made the news during last week but it’s worth bringing to your attention again, if only to remind you to change your passwords frequently.   Further reading and information: Microsoft admits to Outlook hacking. What’s Wrong With Your Pa$$word?

Maru-a-Pula Golf Day

OPQ was pleased to sponsor the Maru-a-Pula Secondary Schools Golf Day Fundraiser for co-curricular activities, hosted at Gaborone Golf Club. The event, which was  held on the 7th of April this past week, saw tremendous amount of support from companies in Gaborone, despite the threat of rain. On behalf of the school we would like…

Gmail Blocks 100 Million Spam Messages With Its A.I., Google Says

Google uses AI to help tackle SPAM. From a Google Cloud blog post published in February, Google announced that it has been experimenting with an A.I. platform to enhance its spam-blocking efforts with encouraging results. The platform, called TensorFlow, was developed by Google and is “an open-source machine learning (ML) framework.” (ML is a form of…

SPAM – Part 4

How To Be Proactive Against SPAM In this, the final part of the series, we are going to look at ways to fight back, develop good habits and gain better control of our inboxes. Never Respond To SPAM If  you’re certain an email is spam before you open it, don’t open it. If you open…

8-Character Windows NTLM Passwords Can Be Cracked In Under 2.5 Hours

“The eight character password is dead.” tl;dr : Still using NTLM? It’s out of date, upgrade and stay safe. “..It’s dead at least in the context of hacking attacks on organisations that rely on Windows and Active Directory. NTLM is an old Microsoft authentication protocol that has since been replaced with Kerberos.”