March 29, 2020

Category: Hardware and Software

Beware: Data-Hungry Stalkerware Reads Messaging Apps, Unlocks Devices

Media Release: KASPERSKY researchers have found a new sample of stalkerware — commercial software that is usually used to secretly monitor users’ partners or colleagues — which has functionality that supersedes all previously found software. Named MonitorMinor, this software enables stalkers to covertly access any data and track activity on devices they are surveying, as […]

UST Joins Huawei ICT Academy

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — HUAWEI Technology and University of Santo Tomas (UST) are now partners. This came after the Philippines’ oldest university, which dates back to the Spanish conquistador’s colonizing of Luzon and the Visayas, and the Chinese technology giant agreed to further […]

PHL World’s 4th Most Number of Online Threats — Kaspersky

​Media Release: FROM its 11th ranking last 2018, the Philippines climbed to fourth place in Kaspersky’s worldwide ranking of countries with the highest web threat detections from January to December 2019. Data from the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) for the past year showed the cybersecurity company’s technologies monitored and prevented nearly 28 million internet-borne attacks […]

Kaspersky Reveals Cyberspying Groups Targeting Philippines, SEA

Media Release: KASPERSKY has unmasked the cybercriminal groups who operated and are still operating in the Philippines and other countries in Southeast Asia (SEA). Findings of the global cybersecurity company reveal a major trend in the SEA’s threat landscape — increased activity of major Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups waging sophisticated cyberespionage. Hungry for intelligence […]

Epson Introduces New Dye-Sublimation Printers with Enhanced Usability

Media Release: THERE’s a new 64-inch, dye-sublimation printers in the Philippines, and it’s from Epson. This is the SureColor SC-F9430 and SC-F9430H digital textile printers. The printers have been developed to deliver outstanding quality and high-volume printing, for sports apparels, fashion apparel, home decorations, outdoor signage as well as other printed merchandise. A first for […]

Cybercriminals Unleash Malware on Top Grammy Music Award Nominees

Media Release: CYBERCRIMINALS have actively exploited the names of artists and songs nominated for Grammy 2020 awards, to spread malware. Kaspersky protection technologies detected a 39% rise in attacks (attempts to download or run malicious files) under the guise of nominees’ works in 2019, compared to 2018. Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and Post Malone were […]

3rd Party Policies Boon for Post-Attack Compensation

​Media Release: NEARLY three-quarters (71%) of enterprises which have specific data usage guidelines for partners and subcontractors received compensation after an incident that affected suppliers they share information with. In comparison, only 22% of organizations of the same size which do not have regulations in place reported this to be the case. These are the […]

For Productivity of SMEs, Lenovo Offers New ThinkVision Monitors

Media Release: CONSIDERING how much time workers spend in front of a screen, selecting the right monitor significantly impacts user productivity and improves efficiency. Recognizing this, global technology and innovation leader Lenovo is introducing the newest members of its ThinkVision line of displays geared towards bolstering productivity in the workplace, particularly for small and medium […]

DICT Clarifies Issue on Disbursement of Php300-M Confidential Fund

Media Release: FORMER military General Eliseo M. Rio, Jr.’s resignation from the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has created a controversy. I can be recalled that Rio was an undersecretary at the DICT, who then served as acting secretary; then as full time undersecretary again after President Rodrigo R. Duterte appointed former senator […]

OPPO Opens Grandest Super Experience Store at Ayala Malls

​Media Release: ​ CHINESE smartphone maker OPPO has opened its biggest and grandest Super Experience Store at Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Paranaque City, Metro Manila. OPPO Philippines CEO Damon Huang led the opening and inauguration of the store on January 18. The Super Experience Store boasts of an area encompassing 286 square meters, which the […]