Password stealers rise by 60% in 1st half of 2019




By Rose de la Cruz


Global cybersecurity company, Kaspersky, founded in 1997 has noted a 60 percent surge in password stealers during the first half of 2019, compared to the same period last year.


The use of malware designed to harvest consumers’ digital data – known as password stealers – has seen a significant rise in 2019. According to Kaspersky’s data, the number of users, targeted by the stealers, peaked from less than 600,000 in the first half of 2018 to over 940,000 during the same period in 2019. 



Password Stealing Ware…

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Innovations to meet SDG deadline of 2030



By  Marlo Asis (DOST-STI) 

As the Philippines fetes the achievements of Filipino scientists and science experts in this year’s National Science and Technology Week, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has lined up activities that highlight how technological innovations can help achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) mandated by the United Nations.


Science Secretary Fortunato “Boy” de la Peña said the DOST decided to focus on the sustainable development goals because the 2030 deadline for achieving the SDGs is not too far from now.


“Looking at the 17 SDGs, it is very easy to see…

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Pushing interest in Science thru celebs



By Rose de la Cruz


The Department of Science and Technology is now using celebrities like ex-PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) star Chris Tiu as its first ambassador at the opening of the 2019 National Science and Technology Week Celebration.


Retired professional basketball player Christopher John Alandy-Dy Tiu, widely known as Chris Tiu, is now the DOST’s official envoy with an accompanying video presentation of him saying “Let’s make it happen! Join us here in the Department of Science and Technology as we deliver science to communities and to all Filipinos. Make a better future, make science…

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NEDA Okays hike costs in Mindanao Railway and MM bridges


The National Economic and Development Authority Board’s Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-CabCom) on July 10, 2019 approved the increased cost in two ongoing projects namely the Mindanao Railway Project Phase 1-Tagum-Davao-Digos Segment (MRP-TDD) and the implementation extension of the Metro Manila Priority Bridges Seismic Improvement Project.

For the MRP-TDD, the project cost increase amounting to P82.9 billion—from its previously approved cost of P35.9 billion in 2017—will cover changes in cost of structural and construction works, among others. 

In terms of scope, the ICC-CabCom also approved the additional Davao Satellite Depot of the MRP-TDD. 

For the…

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Advanced technologies key to unlock manufacturing competitiveness


By Yeo Siang Tiong,

GM Kaspersky Southeast Asia


In business, growth is achieved either by buying or building. These are the traditional approaches. 


In the 21st century, another option has emerged: leveraging growth. This happens when a company ties up with trusted third-party resource to create new value and mutual synergies. The goal is for companies to drive innovation, accelerate advancement and capture the maximum economic benefits.  


The concept Industry 4.0, otherwise known as smart manufacturing, is the global trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. We’re now talking about machines, materials…

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