Posted by & filed under General, Hot Topics.

Fight back against as much spam as possible

Fight back against as much spam as possible


If spam is one of the problems on your website either as unwanted comments or in your email inbox, here are a few ideas to help you in the fight-back. Spam is not just a nuisance, it can give virus and other undesirable attacks a key to your data.

The best help is that you can automatically dispatch comments to the spam list if they contain certain words.

There are common words that incoming spam has in common, especially if it comes from the professional spammers or comment bots who are trying to sell something through and to you or just clog you up. Read more »

Posted by & filed under General, Social.

How do we know things and tell each other?

How do you know things and tell others?

How do you know you are living now, in this actual era? Well, there are tell-tale signs.

It’s been awhile since we took a lighter view of some aspects of our lifestyles.

So, how do we know we are living in this year, what are the features of this age that defines us?

1… You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.

2… You haven’t played Solitaire with real cards in years.

3… You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three..

4… You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5… Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don’t have e-mail addresses.

6… You pull up in your own driveway and use your mobile phone, to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the shopping…

7… Every advert on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen

8… Leaving the house without your mobile phone, which you didn’t even have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic, and you turn around to go and get it

10… You get up in the morning and go on line, even before getting your coffee

11… You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12… You’re reading this and nodding, and laughing.

13… Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14… You are too busy to notice there was no 9 on this list.

15… You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn’t a 9 on this list.

Some other interesting ‘how do you know …?’ ideas:

How Do you Know You’re Balanced?  This one seems to be mainly about cooking and a balanced diet!

How do you know when you’re happy? This is about the feelings of life, particularly the ‘rose coloured life.’

How to Know If You’re Ready to Move In Together is pretty self evident.

How Do You Know If You’re Wealthy?  and How Do You Know If You’re Rich are also about the obvious – lifestyle living and investment choices.

Image: Duke Innovation Co-Lab

Posted by & filed under General, Hot Topics, Social.

MBF updates a recent technology news story or two

MBF updates recent technology news stories

In the past few months, on MBF Blogs we have featured a number of hot news stories and topics from robotics to electronic money. Here we round up some updates that take the news in a new direction and show that:

  • news can move very fast and
  • we like to be ahead of the curve in stories that matter to you.

Read more »

Posted by & filed under Hot Topics, Social.

It’s easy to think cloud security is a given

It’s easy to think cloud security is a given

Is Sky High Hope in Cloud Security Misplaced If Not Actually Dangerous?
This is Blog 3 on web security, cloud security specifically, which concludes our mini-series.

As more and more companies and savvy individuals reach for cloud technology and cross their fingers on cloud security for their IT systems and needs, the topic remains very now.

Equally, cyber-safety, hacking and all things to do with security are at the top of the worry list for governments, companies and many of us travelling on the IT journey.

Put the two topics together, and we have a real live 2015 issue to debate, complementing our recent blogs web security 1 and web security 2  on design and web security. Read more »

Posted by & filed under General, Hot Topics, Social.

Facebook trends reveal further business expansion or social welfare?

Facebook trends reveal further business expansion or social welfare?

Nowadays business is all about trends – trends in buying and selling, liking and disliking, investment and spending, tax and social values. Trends are analysed by algorithms. Trends actually dictate the future now.

One of the trends worth watching is what is happening to Facebook and their acquisitive, land grabbing tendencies as they buy up 200 acres prime acres in Silicon Valley.

They are moving from social media to social engineering. Read more »