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The dark web and future IT blogs

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Warbie, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Warbie


    Joined: Sep 30, 2003

    Posts: 5,871

    Hey guys. I've been given the job of producing an IT related blog or two per month as part of a marketing push and this is my first. It's on the dark web and best practices. Hopefully it's OK to post this here!

    I'm mostly after constructive criticism and am trying to make these as relevant and interesting as possible - if only to feel good about doing this rather than simply pushing our services.


    I'd also be very appreciative of any suggestions for future blogs. Blockchain will likely be one, but tbh i'm struggling with ideas.
  2. android-fan


    Joined: Nov 23, 2011

    Posts: 178

    Who are these aimed at? If the audience is non-technical, the more basic information around things like 2FA might have been useful. But otherwise reads well.
  3. The_Abyss


    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 11,073

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Why is this in Speaker's Corner?
  4. Tony Edwards

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 4, 2018

    Posts: 2,169

    Because Warble probably wants adult constructive criticism and not something that will turn into another race/religion bashing fest Id expect. But yeah I guess it would get more responses in GD but good luck with that @Warble.
  5. arknor


    Joined: Nov 22, 2005

    Posts: 35,569

    Location: Newcastle/Zurich

    is this an advert for your company disguised as a blog
  6. Semple


    Joined: Mar 5, 2010

    Posts: 5,058

    That last section makes it look like they're touting for business.

    This could be a bit hit or miss with the forum rules.
  7. dowie


    Joined: Jan 29, 2008

    Posts: 38,528

    Sounds like a BS task tbh...

    I remember when a new grad started at a previous company I worked at, he was a smart chap, had come from a prestigious university etc.. he was tasked with writing a "white paper" on Islamic finance.

    The things that did amuse me slight about it were that:

    a) he was a Hindu - I think they assumed he was Muslim when they gave him the task
    b) the company, though finance related, had absolutely nothing to do with Islamic finance and offered no relevant products/solutions...

    It was just a fluff piece for the company to stick on their website, send out an e-mail to clients saying "hey, look at our latest white paper on this subject".

    Why not focus on things your company actually does? What does your company have to do with blockchain? It looks like you provide IT support?
  8. Maccy


    Joined: Nov 23, 2004

    Posts: 34,886

    Location: Back in Blighty

    This is not SC worthy, GD.
  9. jpod

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 16, 2011

    Posts: 1,627

    Location: Cheshire

    I read half of it and scanned the last bitty. I liked it. I read it out loud to my GF. It is interesting. GF wants to watch a YTUB on darkweb so you piqued her interest.

    Suggestions in the spirit of what you asked forum bud:

    Could do with a snappier title.

    Bigger font for the script - it is a bit small IMO.

    Read your draft aloud over and over and make it flow effortlessly.

    Didn't see any typos - bravo!

    Find someone who is a master wordsmith (someone who writes for a newspaper ideally) and get them to edit it.

    Get lots of people to read it. Print it off double spaced A4 size 12 font and give it to folk to read and mark up.

    Smaller snappier paragraphs making a point and then start a new one.

    "Databases and password protected pages." Is not a complete sentence.

    Why do IT people make such insecure crappy software?
    Why don't people who make websites never watch the general public use their creation (and struggle)
    How to make secure passwords which you can remember
    Best way to secure your PC online
    Cool keyboard shortcuts
    Best way to back up your data

    Best pod
  10. Django x2


    Joined: Sep 28, 2008

    Posts: 12,214

    Location: Britain

    Please don't use the phrase 2FA. That's a not a thing and should be outlawed. It's MFA
  11. D3K


    Joined: Nov 13, 2014

    Posts: 2,872

    I knew exactly what he meant. No idea what you're talking about though, can only assume the M is for multi.

    Feel sorry for you op, I went through this with my last company. I hated being forced to write blogs even when I had ideas. The ideas were there initially, but soon dried up. Sounds like you're drying up after the first couple.

    If you want out, make them bad. They'll soon stop asking.
  12. Django x2


    Joined: Sep 28, 2008

    Posts: 12,214

    Location: Britain

    And this is why the IT world is doomed. 2FA implies vulnerability (only one other option to access with no true breakglass). MFA gives you options.

    I've seen companies use their own O365 Sykpe instance to provide 2FA to authenticate against Azure and O365.... FAIL