Lexicon

Spyware

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EN Nasty bastards. It's like a detective or a stalker following your every move and tracking your behaviour (with bad intentions) without you knowing it. One of the reasons why people use Tor (see Dark Web). It can follow you, but also actively intervene and take over, which can be extremely dangerous depending on who is being spied on. It's like cockroaches really, kill one, 20 come popping up out of the sewer. A variation is ransomware, when someone hacks into your accounts and changes all the credentials and then makes you pay to get access back. Sheer evil I tell you.


NL Kleine rotzakjes. Spyware is als een detective of een stalker die zonder dat jij het weet al jouw bewegingen volgt en je gedrag in het oog houdt (met slechte bedoelingen). Spyware is ook een van de redenen waarom mensen Tor (zie Dark Web) gebruiken. Het kan je namelijk volgen, maar dus ook actief tussenkomen en overnemen. Dat kan extreem gevaarlijk worden afhankelijk van wie er juist bespioneerd wordt. Net kakkerlakken, dood er één en voor je het weet, kruipen er nog eens 20 tevoorschijn. Een bekende variatie is ransomware, waarbij iemand in een van je accounts hackt, er de logingegevens van veranderd en dan om losgeld vraagt als je de toegang terug wilt. Schurken zijn het.

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Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Robots takings our jobs, ... my GOD what a scary time we live in! Right? No, not really. We live in a very exciting time of endless possibilities, of genius new answers to questions we haven’t even been able to formulate... Some people just want to make good money by starting a fire and then being hired to put it out. We don’t like that at Bagaar. No apocalyptic vibes for us, we’re too zen for that.

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Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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