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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: rappler rapplerNov 29th, 2017

Russian hackers used US online infrastructure against itself

A man walks past the building of the Russian military intelligence service in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday scolded the Obama administration for n.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

PSA-6 needs researchers, field workers for survey

THE Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) needs 419 Statistical Researchers or Field Personnel for the 2018 Family Income Expenditure Survey 2018 (FIES 2018). PSA-6 Senior Statistical Specialist Arleen Bagoning said 112 researchers or field workers will be assigned in Iloilo province and another 112 in Negros Occidental due to the presence of highly urbanized cities. The […] The post PSA-6 needs researchers, field workers for survey appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

PSA-6 needs researchers, field workers for survey

ILOILO CITY, June 6 (PIA6) - - The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) now needs a total of 419 Statistical Researchers or Field Personnel for the conduct of the 2018 Family Income Expenditure Surve.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

PSA-6 needs researchers, field workers for survey

ILOILO CITY, June 6 (PIA6) - - The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) now needs a total of 419 Statistical Researchers or Field Personnel for the conduct of the 2018 Family Income Expenditure Surve.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Cybersecurity roundup: May 13 to 19, 2018

Another Facebook quiz app exposed the data of 3 million users due to lax security protocols, while bugs and hackers invade cellphone tracking sites and services. Meanwhile, the US Securities and Exchange Commission is teaching people about cryptocurrency investment scams by setting up a scam of its own. This and more on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Cybersecurity roundup: April 8 to April 14, 2018

With a busy week for Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook and their related data privacy scandal, it's important to remember that it's not just the social media giant causing problems.  Russia is on its way to blocking privacy-focused messaging app Telegram, while hackers are masking their malware as fake updates for legitimate ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Growing scientific interest in the placebo effect

The March 2018 issue of Reader's Digest contains an interesting and informative piece about the role of the placebo in healing. Formerly dismissed as unworthy of scientific study or attention, the placebo effect has been getting some respectable attention from medical and other scientific researchers in recent years. The article entitled "The Healing Power of You" also talked about the role of belief in healing one's self. A placebo is defined as "any substance or treatment with no active therapeutic effect. It may be given to a person in order to deceive him into thinking it is an active treatment." In a typical medical research to determine the efficacy of a new drug or pill, ...Keep on reading: Growing scientific interest in the placebo effect.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

PH banks tougher against cybercrime, group says

Published: 3:37 p.m., April 1, 2018 | Updated: 12:04 a.m., April 2, 2018 The computer systems of the Philippines' largest banks are secure enough to deter any new attempts to use the local financial system as a transit and laundering point for illicit funds, thanks to lessons learned from the Bangladesh cyberheist two years ago. This was said by the head of the Bankers Association of the Philippines' (BAP) cybersecurity committee in the wake of last week's attempt by still unknown hackers to steal funds from the Malaysian central bank through the SWIFT bank messaging system --- the same vulnerability exploited by cyber thieves to steal $81 million from the Bangladesh Bank in 2016. ...Keep on reading: PH banks tougher against cybercrime, group says.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

Top cities for ‘quality of life’ 2018 named

For the ninth year in a row, Vienna has topped the charts of Mercer's annual Quality of Living index, cementing its reputation as an idyllic destination for general well-being. The Austrian capital managed to maintain its stronghold over 230 other cities in the ranking, thanks to strong scores in areas like security, public transportation, cultural and recreational facilities. Rounding out the top five spots are Zurich, Auckland and Munich (which tie for third spot), Vancouver and Dusseldorf in Germany. For the ranking, researchers analyzed cities across 10 overarching categories: political and social environment; economy; socio-cultural environment; health care; schools and...Keep on reading: Top cities for ‘quality of life’ 2018 named.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

‘Critical’ security flaws found in AMD chips

Washington — Security researchers said Tuesday they discovered flaws in chips made by Advanced Micro Devices that could allow hackers to take over computers and networks. Israeli-based security firm CTS Labs published its research showing “multiple critical security vulnerabilities and exploitable manufacturer backdoors” in AMD chips. CTS itemized 13 flaws, saying they “have the potential […] The post ‘Critical’ security flaws found in AMD chips appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Researchers find ‘critical’ security flaws in AMD chips

WASHINGTON, United States --- Security researchers said Tuesday they discovered flaws in chips made by Advanced Micro Devices that could allow hackers to take over computers and networks. Israeli-based security firm CTS Labs published its research showing "multiple critical security vulnerabilities and exploitable manufacturer backdoors" in AMD chips. CTS itemized 13 flaws, saying they "have the potential to put organizations at significantly increased risk of cyberattacks." The report comes weeks after Intel disclosed similar hardware-based flaws dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, sparking widespread computer security concerns and a congressional inquiry. CTS said the newly di...Keep on reading: Researchers find ‘critical’ security flaws in AMD chips.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

PRIB: Senate amends Republic Act No. 8439 to abolish cap on honoraria for science and technology personnel in government

March 12, 2018. The Senate today approved on third and final reading a measure seeking to amend Republic Act No. 8439, or the “Magna Carta for Scientists, Engineers, Researchers and other Science and Technology Personnel in the Government Act,” to expand state support for Filipino science workers, and empower… Source link link: PRIB: Senate amends Republic Act No. 8439 to abolish cap on honoraria for science and technology personnel in government.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Global cybercrime costs $600 billion annually – study

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – The annual cost of cybercrime has hit $600 billion worldwide, fueled by growing sophistication of hackers and proliferation of criminal marketplaces and cryptocurrencies, researchers said Wednesday, February 21. A report produced by the security firm McAfee with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) found ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

NASA’s first mission to the star set for 2018 – CNN News

Wearing a nearly 5-inch coat of carbon-composite solar shields, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will explore the sun's atmosphere in a mission that begins in the summer of 2018. It's not a journey that any human can make, so NASA is sending a roughly 10-foot-high probe on the historic mission that will put it closer to the sun than any spacecraft has ever reached before. The probe will have to withstand heat and radiation never before experienced by any spacecraft, but the specially designed mission will also address questions that couldn't be answered before. Understanding the sun in greater detail can also shed light on Earth and its place in the solar system, researchers said. This is NASA's first mission to the sun and its outermost atmosphere, called the corona. On Wednesday, the craft &'8212; initially called the Solar Probe Plus &'8212; was renamed the Parker Solar Probe in honor of astrophysicist Eugene Parker. &'8220;This is the first time NASA has named a spacecraft for a living individual,&'8221; said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for the agency's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. &'8220;It's a testament to the importance of his body of work, founding a new field of science that also inspired my own research and many important science questions NASA continues to study and further understand every day. I'm very excited to be personally involved honoring a great man and his unprecedented legacy.&'8221; Parker published research predicting the existence of solar wind in 1958, when he was a young professor at the University of Chicago's Enrico Fermi institute. At the time, astronomers believed that the space between planets was a vacuum. Parker's first paper was rejected, but it was saved by a colleague, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, an astrophysicist who would be awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics. Less than two years after Parker's paper was published, his theory of solar wind was confirmed by satellite observations. His work revolutionized our understanding of the sun and interplanetary space. Parker is now the S. Chandrasekhar Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago. Zurbuchen and Nicola Fox, the mission project scientist for Parker Solar Probe, also presented Parker with the first scale model of the probe and NASA's distinguished public service medal. &'8220;I'm greatly honored to be associated with such a heroic scientific space mission,&'8221; Parker said. The Parker Solar Probe will carry a chip with photos of Parker and his revolutionary paper, as well as a plate carrying whatever inscription Parker wishes to provide &'8212; his message to the sun. The probe will eventually orbit within 3.7 million miles of the sun's surface. The observations and data could provide insight about the physics of stars, change what we know about the mysterious corona, increase understanding of solar wind and help improve forecasting of major space weather events. Those events can impact satellites and astronauts as well as the Earth &'8212; including the power grid and radiation exposure on airline flights, NASA said. The mission's objectives include &'8220;tracing the flow of energy that heats and accelerates the sun's corona and solar wind, determining the structure and dynamics of the plasma and magnetic fields at the sources of the solar wind and explore mechanisms that accelerate and transport energetic particles.&'8221; &'8220;We've been inside the orbit of Mercury and done amazing things, but until you go and touch the sun, you can't answer these questions,&'8221; Fox said. &'8220;Why has it taken us 60 years? The materials didn't exist to allow us to do it. We had to make a heat shield, and we love it. Something that can withstand the extreme hot and cold temperature shifts of its 24 orbits is revolutionary.&'8221; Solar wind is the flow of charged gases from the sun that is present in most of the solar system. That wind screams past Earth at a million miles per hour, and disturbances of the solar wind cause disruptive space weather that impacts our planet. Space weather may not sound like something that concerns Earth, but surveys by the National Academy of Sciences have estimated that a solar event without warning could cause $2 trillion in damage in the United States and leave parts of the country without power for a year. In order to reach an orbit around the sun, the Parker Solar Probe will take seven flybys of Venus that will essentially give the probe a gravity assist, shrinking its orbit around the sun over the course of nearly seven years. The probe will eventually be closer to the sun than Mercury. It will be close enough to watch solar wind whip up from subsonic to supersonic. When closest to the sun, the probe's 4½-inch-thick carbon-composite solar shields will have to withstand temperatures close to 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit. Due to its design, the inside of the spacecraft and its instruments will remain at a comfortable room temperature. The probe will reach a speed of 450,000 mph around the sun. On Earth, this speed would enable someone to get from Philadelphia to Washington in one second, the agency said. The mission will also pass through the origin of the solar particles with the highest energy. The mission is scheduled to end in June 2025. &'8220;The solar probe is going to a region of space that has never been explored before,&'8221; Parker said. &'8220;It's very exciting that we'll finally get a look. One would like to have some more detailed measurements of [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2017

Researchers: Russia-linked hackers targeted Macron campaign

PARIS — Researchers with the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by R.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

Philippines active in fight against modern slavery

The Philippines has an estimated 780,000 of its population living in slavery and is among the leaders in the Asia- Pacific region in responding to the fight against modern slavery, according to the 2018 Global Slavery Index. Source link link: Philippines active in fight against modern slavery.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News24 min. ago

Beauty & The Beast – Celine Dion LIVE In Manila 2018 – Manila Video

Celine Dion Live In Manila 2018 July 19, 2018 at Mall Of Asia Arena source link: Beauty & The Beast – Celine Dion LIVE In Manila 2018 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News24 min. ago

Duterte s 3rd SONA to stick to ‘change is coming’ theme – Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte, who was elected on the campaign slogan “change is coming,” intended to stay on the same subject when he delivers his 2018 State of the Nation Address on Monday. Source link link: Duterte's 3rd SONA to stick to ‘change is coming’ theme – Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News24 min. ago

Think Twice – Celine Dion Live in Manila JULY 20, 2018 – Manila Video

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News24 min. ago

The August 2018 priority dates

Each month, the Visa Office of the State Department publishes, in the Visa Bulletin, the priority dates for that particular month, for the various family and employment based categories......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News1 hr. 11 min. ago