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Hacks, phishing and fake news: Russia-proofing a Baltic election

By Bloomberg A nondescript office in Riga’s communist-era Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science may be Latvia’s last line of defense against threats to next month’s general election. There, the nation’s 29-strong CERT cyber-security group, is bracing for its biggest test to date: repelling attempts by Russia to sway the voting process. Having studied meddling in […] The post Hacks, phishing and fake news: Russia-proofing a Baltic election appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsSep 21st, 2018Related News

Bacolod’s water crisis, a set-up?

A FRIEND says his turn to wait for tap water from Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) is from one to two in the morning on odd days. His wife does the same on even days. To keep himself awake while water (oftentimes murky) drops into the bucket, he does his work on the computer. He […] The post Bacolod’s water crisis, a set-up? appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsSep 20th, 2018Related News

New Thai political party charged under draconian old law

BANGKOK, Thailand – Thai police on Monday, September 17, charged members of a new progressive party led by a maverick 39-year-old tycoon with spreading "false" information about the ruling junta in a Facebook live broadcast. Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit was charged under the Computer Crime Act alongside two other members of the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 17th, 2018Related News

What happens to psoriasis before and after Dove DermaSeries

With reddening and scaling of the skin on his hands, arms and legs, computer programmer Edgardo Paulo Cunanan has seen looks of apprehension, or worse disgust, from strangers and people he’s not close or related to......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 17th, 2018Related News

Gatchalian wants software coding taught in kinder, elementary

  Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is calling on the Department of Education (DepEd) to include computer coding in the country's basic education curriculum, saying that digital literacy should be taught to students at a young age.   "In order to produce digital-savvy graduates who will be equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in the modern world, we must start training our students in coding and other computer skills at an early age," he said in a statement on Monday.   The senator, vice chair of the Senate committee on education, said that adding coding in the curriculum would allow students to learn modern skills that could be used in their future ca...Keep on reading: Gatchalian wants software coding taught in kinder, elementary.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 17th, 2018Related News

British council launches IELTS on computer

British council launches IELTS on computer.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechSep 15th, 2018Related News

Honesty, a better backup than memory

After nine years of service, my 11-inch MacBook Air laptop crashed! It happened just after I had finished writing my piece last week and started to e-mail it, on deadline night, as I'm wont to do. A tiny rainbow-colored ball popped up on my screen, whirling. I had seen that pinwheel. If it hung there too long, I would just turn off the computer, turn it on again after some moments, and all was fine. Not this time. When I turned the computer back on, the whole screen took on the pallor of death and, upon randomly tapping the keys in desperation for some sign of life, the shadow of a folder appeared blinking a big question mark. Funny, I thought it was I who needed some answers...Keep on reading: Honesty, a better backup than memory.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 25th, 2018Related News

Helper gunned down inside computer shop

A 37-year-old helper suspected of being a drug user was shot dead inside a computer shop on Friday night in Malabon City. Malabon police homicide investigators PO3 Randy Billedo and PO2 Richard Andrew Calaycay said Raul Juan Ang of 219 Hernandez St., Bgy. Catmon died on the spot from bullet….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 25th, 2018Related News

It s almost impossible to escape Google s tracking, new study shows

Google's sweeping capability to collect data makes it nearly impossible to escape the tech giant in the course of normal online activity, according to a new study published Tuesday. The 55-page study, led by Vanderbilt University computer science professor Douglas Schmidt, said that an idle smartphone running Google's ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 23rd, 2018Related News

Hackers target smartphones to mine cryptocurrencies

PARIS, France – Has your smartphone suddenly slowed down, warmed up and the battery drained down for no apparent reason? If so, it may have been hijacked to mine cryptocurrencies. This new type of cyberattack is called "cryptojacking" by security experts. It "consists of entrapping an internet server, a personal computer ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2018Related News

PCSO scandal: Congressman Tambunting, kulang sa bangis!

Hala bira! MAHIRAP tanggapin ang paliwanag/palusot ni PCSO Chair Alexander Balutan na malulugi ng P2.7 bilyon ang ahensiya kung hindi mapapalawig ang kontrata ng Pacific Online System Corporation (POSC) at ang Philippine Gaming Management Corporation o PGMC. Ang Pacific ay kompanya ng business developing at managing online computer systems, terminals….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 10th, 2018Related News

Germany lifts ban on Nazi symbols in computer, video games

BERLIN, Germany – Computer and video games can include swastikas and other Nazi symbols, a German industry body said on Thursday, August 9, after a heated debate over the Wolfenstein franchise in which gamers battle Third Reich forces. The game was previously deemed to have fallen foul of the German criminal ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 10th, 2018Related News

Thai monk who flew in high style gets prison for fraud

BANGKOK --- A former Buddhist monk who became infamous for a jet-set lifestyle has been sentenced to more than 100 years in prison in connection with funds he raised from followers. Wirapol Sukphol appeared in 2013 on a YouTube video in his monk's robe aboard a private jet with a Louis Vuitton carry-on and wearing aviator sunglasses. He was also accused of sexual peccadilloes, and fled to the United States, from where he was extradited last year. The Ratchada Criminal Court in Bangkok sentenced him Thursday to 114 years in prison for fraud, money laundering and violation of the computer crime act for spending money he solicited for building Buddhist statuary and temple improvem...Keep on reading: Thai monk who flew in high style gets prison for fraud.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 9th, 2018Related News

Chip giant TSMC says WannaCry behind production halt

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Chipmaker giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) said on Monday, August 6, the computer virus that brought its production to a halt for two days was a variant of the WannaCry ransomware that hit users all around the world. WannaCry infected more than 200,000 users in more ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 6th, 2018Related News

Cops nab Marikina City’s sixth most wanted criminal

Marikina City's sixth most wanted individual, who has standing warrants for robbing different computer shops, has been arrested in Barangay Sto. Nio, Marikina City on Monday afternoon. According to a report from the Eastern Police District, suspect Rey Gonzales, 42, a construction worker from Sheff Street in Barangay Sto. Nio, was caught based on a warrant of arrest from the Marikina Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 273. The arrest order stemmed from an incident where Gonzales robbed a computer shop at Concepcion Dos in Marikina last July 2013. When an agent spotted him near his residence, operatives from the Station Intel Branch prepared to arrest him. The suspect was casuall...Keep on reading: Cops nab Marikina City’s sixth most wanted criminal.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 6th, 2018Related News

How to know if your Reddit account was hacked

Reddit  announced on Wednesday  that a hacker broke into its computer systems in June, gaining access to the email addresses of some of its users and a database of user names from 2007. The company did not say how many users may have been affected. But those affected will soon receive a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 2nd, 2018Related News

Qualcomm drops $43 billion bid for Dutch chip rival NXP

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – US computer chip giant Qualcomm dropped a $43 billion bid to acquire Dutch rival NXP on Thursday, July 26, after failing to win approval from antitrust authorities in China. "Qualcomm River Holdings has terminated its previously announced cash tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 26th, 2018Related News

Thousands of Philippine poor nabbed in Duterte’s latest war — on loitering

MANILA — Each night, police in teams of about a dozen fan out across the most rundown areas of the Philippine capital, rounding up slum-dwellers who linger in the streets, or teenagers who play in makeshift computer gaming shops. Children scavenging on mountains of trash are ordered home, their parents warned of jail if minors […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopJul 25th, 2018Related News

3 people shot dead at computer shop - Manila Bulletin

3 people shot dead at computer shop - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2018Related News

Landbank to restore ATM access by Sunday, says outage was ‘not a hack’

Over three million depositors and clients of Land Bank of the Philippines will be able to access their funds via automated teller machines and electronic banking facilities "by Sunday morning" after a computer system breakdown that began Thursday evening forced the state-owned firm to revert to manual transactions at its branches. Long lines formed outside the branches of Landbank -- the country's fourth largest financial institution -- after it announced that withdrawals would be processed over-the-counter even during the weekend. One social media post on Saturday showed hundreds of people lined up in a long snaking queue outside Landbank's Davao City branch on C.M. Recto Avenue -...Keep on reading: Landbank to restore ATM access by Sunday, says outage was ‘not a hack’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 21st, 2018Related News