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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

Elite North Korean hacker group tied to bank attacks

WASHINGTON, USA – An elite group of North Korean hackers has been identified as the source of a wave of cyberattacks on global banks that has netted "hundreds of millions" of dollars, security researchers said Wednesday, October 3. A report by the cybersecurity firm FireEye said the newly identified group dubbed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Trio wins Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (UPDATED) – Three researchers on Tuesday, October 2, shared the 2018 Nobel Physics Prize for inventions in the field of laser physics which have paved the way for advanced precision instruments used in corrective eye surgery and industry, the jury said. Arthur Ashkin of the United States won one ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

PCIJ Accepting Applications for Training Seminar on Election Coverage

THE PHILIPPINE Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) is accepting applications for its training-seminar on covering elections this November 26-29, 2018 in Quezon City. Researchers, writers, re.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

Palawan to host Philippines 2018 science summit

Palawan will host a science summit of selected young Filipino researchers on Sept. 28-30......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Is proximity to green spaces in childhood linked to fewer respiratory issues in adulthood?

New research presented on Wednesday at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2018 has found that growing up near green spaces may be connected to a reduced number of respiratory problems as an adult. Carried out by researchers at the Department of Occupational Medicine at Haukeland University Hospital, Norway, the new findings come from RHINESSA, a large international study that has been investigating lung health in children and adults in seven European countries. The researchers gathered data from 5,415 participants aged between 18 and 52 years who were taking part in the RHINESSA study in Norway, Iceland, Sweden and Estonia, and analyzed their exposure to re...Keep on reading: Is proximity to green spaces in childhood linked to fewer respiratory issues in adulthood?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

More or less than 6 to 8 hours sleep a night could be bad for health — new research

New research presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2018 has suggested that around six to eight hours sleep a night could be ideal for maintaining good health, with more or less shut-eye appearing to have a negative effect on well-being. In the first of three studies presented at the event, researchers at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre, Greece, carried out a meta-analysis to investigate the relationship between sleep duration and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), looking at 11 studies with a total of 1,000,541 adults without CVD. They found that compared to those who slept six to eight hours a night, short sleepers who slept less than six hours p...Keep on reading: More or less than 6 to 8 hours sleep a night could be bad for health — new research.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Researchers find flaw in WhatsApp

PARIS, France – Researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm CheckPoint said on Wednesday, August 8, they had found a flaw in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to modify and send fake messages in the popular social messaging app. CheckPoint said the vulnerability gives a hacker a possibility "to intercept and manipulate messages sent by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

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