Tekkie Tekkie Muna (Look straight into the computer, and titigang maigi ang premyo nila), have you heard of the BlackBerry Jam Hackathon – a 40-hour Blackberry app development competition where participants battle it out for top prizes like a Trip to Bangkok, Thailand for 4, 1 BlackBerry 10 DevAlpha, 4 BlackBerry 7 devices, 4 BlackBerry Playbook tablets plus consultancy from RIM.
What do they have to do? Just hack their way to a potential money-making BlackBerry app idea and present it to a board of judges from the BlackBerry community composed of Dave Patterson, Christian Besler, Cameron Vernest and William Yu.
Mga tanong ng isang simpleng estudyante ng Information Technology (The questions of a simple IT college student)
If Senator Tito Sotto knows how to alternatively “Tagalize” after he was found out to have been plagiarizing bloggers (though he was still caught with that very naughty act aside from his other evil attempts to silence his noisy detractors), I decided to “Englify” a Facebook post which I found rather amusing.
This person listed down his questions about the implementations of the Philippine Cybercrime Law, or also known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, and from it I can detect a knowledge I can assume he got for having a background on IT, or must be the teens nowadays are really technically-inclined and proficient already in the IT lingo.
So I’ll just translate it from Tagalog to English and add some of my own comments along the posts. Thank you.
Pinoy Tekkie is a blog that tries to bring you technology in layman’s term so that current, trending or significant technologies would be more user-friendly and understandable even to the beginner (noob + rookie = noobie) or passerby (just decided to do some tech-tripping one fine day). But creatively adding some sort of spice and spunk so the posts wont be boring for the pro (tech master or guru).
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Rio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas: Hackers at Def Con 20 gathering on Sunday were shown how to easily slip into computer networks through some routers made by Chinese electronics colossus Huawei Technologies.
“For the 20th anniversary of Def Con the gift hits China,” Recurity Labs chief Felix “FX” Lindner said as he opened his presentation.
“Nobody needs a back door; this is plausible deniability,” he quipped as he detailed weaknesses in three small Huawei routers that could be exploited using basic hacking techniques. “You get what you pay for. Sorry.”
Hacking experts showed off their prowess at the Black Hat hacking conference in Las Vegas, where some 6,500 corporate and government security technology workers gathered to learn about emerging threats to their networks. They demonstrated ways to attack Android smartphones using methods they said work on virtually all such devices in use today.
Despite recent efforts by search engine giant Google to boost protection Sean Schulte of Trustwave’s SpiderLabs says “Google is making progress, but the authors of malicious software are moving forward.”