Tech Guru Aki Anastasiou weighs in on how we could be vulnerable to hackers in light of what happened to Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.
A video of sexual nature involving the minister was leaked on social over the weekend. in his response, Gigaba says his phone was hacked and sensitive information was taken from his device.
Anastasiou says phones are very vulnerable depending on where you charge your phone and which wireless networks we connect to.
He adds that people often assume that an open WiFi hotspot is to be trusted not realising what they are connecting to.
I have seen this in real life where somebody sitting in a business lounge set up a false hotspot and people connect to it and they have an instant connection to their devices. That's scary!— Aki Anastasiou, Tech Guru
In other news, Aki Anastasiou reviewed the Huawei’s latest flagship device, the Mate20 Pro, He says it is an exceptional phone that is packed with features and takes Samsung and Apple’s flagship devices head-on.
The Mate20 Pro has been beautifully designed. It features 6.39 inch OLED display and has some unique features that you won’t find on other brands. Its camera is probably the best out there, it has three rear cameras, a 40MP, which has wide-angle features, a 20MP that offers an Ultra-Wide feature an 8MP telephoto lens designed by Leica. Combined with some smart AI, the Mate20Pro takes amazing photographs.
It also features a reverse charge feature that allows you to charge another phone that is wireless charge capable. It has a massive 4200 mAh battery that will give you almost two days usage. Aki Anastasiou says the Mate20 Pro, without doubt, is in the top 3 of best phones of 2018.
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Aki Anastasiou was in Milan last week attending SAS’s Analytics Experience Conference. SAS are market leaders when it comes to predictive analytics. What you do every day with data shapes everything around us. In a turbo-charged world, you can’t sit by idly. The innovators and curious – like yourself – will lead the way into the new era of analytics. Anastasiou had an opportunity to chat to SAS’s CTO Oliver Schabenberger about AI and where we’re heading.
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