Companies are being urged to beef up their web security as the numbers of web application vulnerabilities are rapidly increasing, as reported in a study by its global partner Imperva Incapsula that shows an overview of web application vulnerabilities in 2017. According to the study, 2017 saw a whopping 212 percent increase in new vulnerabilities with 14,082 recorded,...

Newly released data that analyzed more than 7.3 trillion bot requests per month found a sharp increase in the threat of credential abuse, with more than 40 percent of login attempts being malicious, according to the Fourth Quarter, 2017 State of the Internet / Security Report released by Akamai Technologies, Inc.  According to the Ponemon Institute, credential stuffing...

In the face of the increasing number and frequency of data breaches, online privacy is an issue that every Internet user today should be concerned about. Take for example the recent Equifax data breach which announced the leaking of data from 143 million US consumers, or closer to the region where large scale data compromises in Philippines, Malaysia and India affected...

Close to 4,000 gaming enthusiasts attended the recently concluded GameCon, which was supported by PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications. The attendance increased by about 30 percent from last year’s event, said GameCon project head Elaine Cedillo, showing the growing industry of gaming in the Philippines. Now on its second year, GameCon featured exhibitions...

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) encourages government and private organizations that are becoming dependent on technology to comply with the provisions of the Data Privacy Act (DPA) of 2012, reminding them that there are laws and parameters that govern the protection of information privacy of individuals. As the country’s privacy watchdog, NPC has been promoting...

In January 2018, a new international standard on “Security capabilities supporting safety of the Internet of Things” officially came into play. The standard, referred to as Recommendation ITU-T Y.4806, was developed by Study Group 20 “Internet of things (IoT) and smart cities and communities” of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T). This...

For a totally gratifying travel experience, Senator Grace Poe wants free internet and clean sanitary facilities for passengers in land transportation terminals, pit stops, stations and rest areas all over the country. “An efficient and functional inter-province transport system is essential to ensuring that Filipinos travel safety…This bill seeks to further...

Fixed broadband internet speeds in the country have improved markedly as Philippine telecom operators led by PLDT Inc. step up deployment of fiber-powered facilities. In its latest Speedtest Global Index report, Ookla, a leading global Internet testing and analysis firm, said that the country’s download speeds increased 50 percent from 10.16 Mbps to 15.67 Mbps,...

IDC Philippines announced today its top 10 predictions for the Philippine ICT industry for 2018 and beyond. This year’s predictions highlighted the maturity and growth of the Philippines’ digital economy as many local organizations are accustomed to leveraging strong digital innovation platforms.  The Philippines has made significant developments in its...

Globe Telecom is enabling its network to support emerging Internet of Things (IoT) services, making full use of all the 700-megahertz spectrum and other existing LTE spectrum assets the company is currently assigned with.  Globe is now piloting Narrow Band- Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology due to its inherent advantage of long reach and range, while enhancing...