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Finnish firm detects new Intel security flaw

PARIS, France – A new security flaw has been found in Intel hardware which could enable hackers to access corporate laptops remotely, Finnish cybersecurity specialist F-Secure said on Friday, January 12. F-Secure said in a statement that the flaw had nothing to do with the "Spectre" and "Meltdown" vulnerabilities recently ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJan 12th, 2018

Intel promises to patch processor security flaw by end of January

A keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada had Intel promising to release patches to address the security issues in processors introduced in the last five years. CEO Brian Krzanich went up on stage and stated their company's goal to have the processors patched and secured by the end of January. "For our processors, products introduced in the past five years, Intel expects to issue updates for more than 90 percent of them within a week and the remaining by the end of January," said Krzanich Previous reports suggested the patches would slow down systems equipped with the affected processors. Krzanich also addressed these concerns, saying any i...Keep on reading: Intel promises to patch processor security flaw by end of January.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Law firms circle Intel as CEO stock sales draw scrutiny

NEW YORK, USA – Securities law firms announced Monday, January 8, US time, that they were pursuing investigations of a flaw affecting Intel chips as a prelude to class-action litigation against the company. The Rosen Law Firm is probing "allegations that Intel may have issued materially misleading business information to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Intel chief says chip flaw damage contained by industry

LAS VEGAS, USA – Intel chief Brian Krzanich said Monday the impact of a recently discovered vulnerability in computer chips has been limited due to "remarkable" collaboration by the tech industry. Krzanich took the unusual step of addressing the security issue as he delivered a keynote ahead ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

PARIS, France -- Amazon, Google and now Apple -- as the list of digital giants hit by the "Spectre" and "Meltdown" computer security flaws grows longer, the race is on to limit the damage. "All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time," Apple -- whose devices are usually regarded as secure -- said in a post on an online support page on Thursday. Almost all microprocessors produced over the past 10 years by Intel, AMD and ARM are affected. No PC or mobile device can function without the miniature components that are effectively nerve centers for executing computer programs and apps. And that is what distinguishes t...Keep on reading: Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Intel processors made in the past decade have potential security flaw – report

MANILA, Philippines – The Register reported on Tuesday, January 2, that a design flaw in all Intel processors made in the last 10 years posed a potentially major security risk. The design flaw in Intel's processor chips, The Register says, could allow "normal user programs – from database applications ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers’ crosshairs

PARIS --- The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm said in a report Friday. The revelation suggests the group often nicknamed Fancy Bear, whose hacking campaign scrambled the 2016 U.S. electoral contest, is still busy trying to gather the emails of America's political elite. "They're still very active --- in making preparations at least --- to influence public opinion again," said Feike Hacquebord, a security researcher at Trend Micro Inc. who authoered the report. "They are looking for information they might leak la...Keep on reading: Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers’ crosshairs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Embrace China Telecom, Pinoys told

Filipinos should welcome China Telecom as the third player in the Philippine telecommunications industry, instead of dwelling on the possible security risk issues its entry poses, a cybersecurity expert said on Thursday. Rey Lugtu, president of digital transformation consultancy firm Hungry Workhorse, said Filipinos should give China Telecom or other foreign telcos a chance to [...] The post Embrace China Telecom, Pinoys told appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Tech firms battle major security flaw

PARIS: Amazon, Google and now Apple—as the list of digital giants hit by the “Specter” and “Meltdown” computer security flaws grows longer, the race is on to limit the damage. “All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time,” Apple—whose devices are usually regarded as [...] The post Tech firms battle major security flaw appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 7th, 2018

Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

PARIS, France – Amazon, Google and now Apple – as the list of digital giants hit by the "Spectre" and "Meltdown" computer security flaws grows longer, the race is on to limit the damage.  "All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Tech firms rush out patches for pervasive computer flaw

WASHINGTON, DC, USA –  Amid a frantic rush to patch a computer security flaw, experts struggled Thursday, January 4, to determine the impact of a newly discovered vulnerability which could affect billions of devices worldwide. Cybersecurity researchers called for computer systems to urgently install updates a day after the release of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Labor group urges DOLE to release report on BPO firm SSI, which lost 37 workers in Davao blaze

A labor group has urged the Department of Labor and Employment to make public the labor inspection report it made on Survey Systems International before the December 23 fire that broke out at the NCCC Mall in Davao City, killing 37 employees of the data provider firm and a mall security officer......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Russian cyberfirm Kaspersky appeals ban in US court

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Embattled cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab said on Monday, December 18, that it is asking a federal court to overturn a ban on its products being used by US agencies. Allegations that Moscow-based Kaspersky, which sold more than $600 million of anti-virus software globally in 2015, knowingly or unknowingly ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

Batangas taps Chinese firm to develop airport, seaport, railway

BATANGAS, Philippines – Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chinese company Teamrise Group Company Limited for the development of projects that would promotion tourism, food security, and air and cargo transportation in the province,  The MOU, which was signed in Hongkong, covers the development of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

Michael Carter-Williams remains optimistic after uneven start to career

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The 2013-14 home opener of the Philadelphia 76ers drew a large and hyper crowd for a game against LeBron James and the Miami Heat, not necessarily because of who was playing; actually, the object of the affection was someone who wasn’t. There he stood in baggy jeans, a jacket one size too big, a do-rag defiantly wrapped around his head and showing puppy eyes that lied about his image and age. Allen Iverson was approaching his 40s and uncomfortably retired. Based on his outfit, he couldn’t let go of yesterday. Nor could nostalgic Philly fans who applauded and shouted during a ceremony to honor the iconic former Sixer, who playfully cupped his ear with his hand to encourage the love. Then, something unexpected happened: Philly honored a second Sixers point guard that same night. Much like Iverson well before him, Michael Carter-Williams buzzed around the floor, getting buckets, attacking the rim, finding the open man and cutting off Miami passing lanes. If he couldn’t upstage Iverson, he certainly outdid LeBron by scoring 22 points with 12 assists, seven rebounds and nine steals in a Sixers’ upset win. It was his first game as a pro, with his misty-eyed family in the stands, with Iverson pumping a fist, with LeBron feeling flat, and the night felt surreal, dreamy, galactic. How could he or anyone not see that this was the beginning of something special? “A great night,” Carter-Williams recalled the other day. “I always wanted to play that way, against guys like LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. After I had, like, seven points, my mom told someone that she’d be happy if the game ended right now.” That smash opening act led to the Kia Rookie of the Year award, which of course then led to a series of injuries, trades, bad fits, false starts, airballs, benchings and a failure to secure the kind of blockbuster contract that allows you to live XXL. Four years and four teams later, Carter-Williams is the backup point guard for the Charlotte Hornets with a career creeping down the path of the unknown, already sitting at the crossroads at age 26. This wasn’t a totally self-created spiral. His body betrayed him as much as his jump shot. He found himself trapped in situations that ranged from weird to woeful. He had the timing of a fake Rolex. An award-winning rookie was put through the NBA wringer and fell through the cracks and has now landed a few seats down the bench from Michael Jordan, although symbolically, he’s worlds away from the Hornets owner. Bitter? Angry? Confused? Yeah, just a bit. “It was tough, given the situations I’ve been in,” he said, “and the backlash I received wasn’t worthy or fair to what I’d been going through. I was in tough situations with injuries and being traded and it affected my performance on the floor. I got real low, with everybody asking, `What happened to him?’ It wasn’t right.” He’s on a one-year deal with the Hornets, which he hopes to leverage into security next summer in free agency, though the big-paycheck prospects are hardly encouraging so far. Still searching for durability with his body and respectability for his game, Carter-Williams is averaging 17.3 minutes in role-playing duty. And he’s once again haunted by his faulty shooting, now dragging at 27 percent, deadly for a guard. It’s a cautionary tale about fate and the curvy nature of pro sports, and about the 2013 NBA Draft, headlined by the one and only Anthony Bennett. From almost every conceivable measuring tool and metric, that class lurks as perhaps the quietest in NBA history. The only All-Star is Giannis Antetokounmpo, who went 15th, and he, Rudy Gobert and CJ McCollum are the only franchise cornerstones. Half of the top 10 are already on different teams. Another way to apply context is with money. Only Giannis, McCollum, Gobert, Otto Porter Jr. and Steven Adams received max contracts, and half of the top 10 didn’t see multi-year extensions. Several players sat on the free-agent market last summer for weeks and even months, collecting cobwebs as they nervously stared at a market that turned chilly a year after doling out millions. They begrudgingly settled for qualifying offers that amounted to pocket change: one year and $4 million for Nerlens Noel (the No. 6 pick), one year and $4.2 million for Alex Len (No. 5). The No. 9 pick and consensus college player of the year, Trey Burke, is playing for the Knicks. The Westchester Knicks of the G League. As a whole, that class was astonishingly light at the top, lacked any second-round surprises (besides Allen Crabbe) and quickly became a wash. And of course, the No. 1 pick is already out of the league. Bennett wasn’t even the consensus top choice prior to the Draft among NBA talent scouts, some of whom had Noel rated higher, even though Noel was coming off knee surgery. That said plenty about the class and also Bennett, who leveraged a decent stretch at UNLV to hear his name called first by Cleveland. That joy didn’t last long; Bennett was a hopeless ‘tweener at forward in his pitstop NBA career and instantly exposed for his lack of shooting and low-post grit. He quickly became a throw-in for the Kevin Love trade but couldn’t salvage his career in Minnesota, Toronto or Brooklyn. He currently plays for the Northern Arizona Suns in the G League. It’s a fate that the most celebrated rookie of that class hopes to avoid, and praying he isn’t running out of chances. Carter-Williams, the 11th pick, was consistent and steady that first season. A 6'6" guard who caused matchup problems and brought good vision and defensive instincts, he averaged 16.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.9 steals. He led all rookies in points, rebounds, assists and steals. Only Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson did that, although for the sake of context, Magic’s competition in his first year was fellow Hall of Famer Larry Bird, and Oscar came in with Hall of Famers Jerry West and Lenny Wilkens. Carter-Williams became the lowest-drafted player to win Rookie of the Year since Mark Jackson in 1987. But coming from that 2013 Draft, it was like winning a sack race without using a sack. After that, he was no longer blessed by the basketball gods; he still hasn’t matched the numbers or impact he had as a rookie. The Sixers were in the early stages of a crash-and-burn rebuilding philosophy managed by former GM Sam Hinkie. Rather than having the chance one day to throw lobs to Joel Embiid, who was drafted a year later but sat with a foot injury, Carter-Williams was dealt midway through his second season by Hinkie. Carter-Williams was exchanged right before the 2015 trade deadline for a package that included three picks (a first-rounder belonging to the Lakers is now property of the Celtics and unprotected for 2018). “Being traded was hard for me,” he said. “I didn’t see that coming. To this day, I still don’t understand it. I never got any answers and never went to ask for any. Of course I felt pretty bad but I was fine with it once I realized the situation I was going into — or thought I was going into.” He was in Milwaukee to be coached and tutored by Jason Kidd, one of the all-time great point guards. Carter-Williams gave Milwaukee a big backcourt with Khris Middleton and the Bucks had a long and lean starting five. He scored 30 against the Cavs and another 30 in his first game back in Philly, and in the playoffs went for 22 points and nine assists in a game against the Bulls. The next season he looked forward once again to feeding passes to Giannis, until Kidd had another idea: Giannis would take Carter-Williams’ position and do the feeding to others. Suddenly and once again, an ideal situation turned sour quickly for Carter-Williams, who couldn’t believe the sharp turn his career took. “I don’t know how to describe it,” he said about his relationship with Kidd. “We didn’t see eye to eye on different things. He was a great player but he hadn’t been coaching for that long and he was still learning. I learned from him but my expectations going there were high and it wasn’t the situation I thought I was going to be in.” On one hand, Kidd and Milwaukee put Carter-Williams out of his misery by trading him; on the other, Carter-Williams went to the struggling, chaotic Chicago Bulls, who were in the process of being stripped to the bone, at the start of the 2016-17 season. Once again, Carter-Williams was swept up by the winds of change and spit out. Not only did his teams change, so did the league, which gravitated to players and especially guards who brought shooting range and consistency. Then and now, that’s his biggest flaw. He’s a career 25-percent shooter from deep (just 40 percent overall), and in a three-point league, that’s a deal breaker. Also, injuries didn’t help. The last three years he has played only 165 out of 246 games due to shoulder, ankle and hip conditions. He needed platelet-rich injections in both knees last summer to quicken the healing process of his patella tendons. “He’s had some difficult injuries and it has clearly hampered his development,” said Jim Boeheim, his college coach at Syracuse. “Let me tell you, he knows how to play. He’s always been a good passer and defender. But the injuries, especially with the shoulder, have held him back in his shooting development. I told him to keep playing and hope the ball goes in.” Those circumstances both within and beyond his control have prevented Carter-Williams from cashing in. He was the first Rookie of the Year in NBA history to fail to have his rookie contract extended and is on a one-year deal with the Hornets for $2.7 million. “You know what? I’m in a good place now,” he said. “It took me a while to regroup and restart and resurface and get healthy, which I’m still trying to do. I’m still young and my game is still growing. I haven’t reached my potential. I still believe I’m a starter in this league. I’ll play a role right now, because that’s what my team needs to win, but I want to lead a team. “Each game I go out and play with a chip on my shoulder. I probably lost some respect from some guys in the league. But ultimately my goal is to make all the teams that gave up on me say, `We had him once.’ I’m going forward.” He’ll always have that opening night with Iverson leading the cheers, that near triple-double against LeBron, and that Rookie of the Year hardware. But that’s the thing, you see. After that launch, Michael Carter-Williams expected more. For one year, he was the king of that 2013 draft. Four years later, he’d rather not become a symbol of what that draft became. Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Palace: Entry of Chinese telco part of boosting ties with Beijing

THE Duterte administration is not opening its doors to foreign telecommunications companies unless they are from China, a Malacanang spokesman said on Tuesday. Secretary Harry Roque issued the statement as President Rodrigo Duterte has been criticized for allegedly favoring the entry of China Telecom. Lawmakers raised security concerns over the entry of a telecommunications firm [...] The post Palace: Entry of Chinese telco part of boosting ties with Beijing appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Former intel officer warns vs entry of China Telecom

A retired intelligence officer who held a delicate post at the height of China's artificial island-building in the South China Sea told the Inquirer that the entry of China Telecom into the Philippine market poses a national security threat. "It's going to be a long-term disaster for us," he said, observing that President Rodrigo Duterte "is so enamored with China." "We're dead. They [will] now have access to our telecom infrastructure," added the former officer, speaking on condition of anonymity. Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said on Sunday that acting Information and Communications Technology Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. told a recent Cabinet meeting that C...Keep on reading: Former intel officer warns vs entry of China Telecom.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

LRWC subsidiary to obtain P2.5B loan from BDO

A UNIT of Leisure and Resorts World Corp. (LRWC) will be taking out a P2.5-billion loan from BDO Unibank, Inc. to partially finance its planned resort development. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Friday, the listed firm said its wholly-owned subsidiary AB Leisure Global, Inc. has executed an omnibus loan and security agreement […] The post LRWC subsidiary to obtain P2.5B loan from BDO appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017

Brazilian firm Embraer bags DND’s P4.9-B attack aircraft project

The Department of National Defense has awarded Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer Defense and Security the P4.968-billion contract to supply six brand-new close air support aircraft......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017

High Sierra flaw lets in anyone onto a Mac as admin

MANILA, Philippines – A security flaw on the High Sierra version of Apple's Mac operating system can allow other people to gain administrative access to a computer running High Sierra. The flaw lets anyone sign into a High Sierra computer by inputting "root" as a username and not inputting a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2017

Hackers could get even nastier in 2018 – researchers

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – After a year marked by devastating cyber attacks and breaches, online attackers are expected to become even more destructive in 2018, security researchers said Wednesday, November 29. A report by the security firm McAfee said the ransomware outbreaks of 2017 offer just a taste of what's to come ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2017