The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has released a second set of stamps on Covid-19 prevention to raise awareness, spirit and responsibility of each individual and community in prevention, combat and readiness to cope with epidemics. The stamp set titled "Living safely with the Covid-19 epidemic" was designed by painter To Minh Trang. It has 2 samples, 32 x 43mm, with face price of VND4,000 plus VND2,000 and VND6,000 surcharge. The surcharge of VND2,000 from each stamp will be donated to the Government's Disease Control Fund. The stamps are provided at 63 provincial post offices throughout the country and widely circulated in 192 countries and territories under the World Postal Union (UPU). The stamps will be circulated on the public postal network from now until December 31, 2022. In addition to issuing stamps, Vietnam Post also offers many products on the same theme, including: FDC envelopes, postcards, personal stamps... The MIC last March issued the first … [Read more...] about Ministry of Information and Communications issues 2nd set of postage stamps on Covid-19 prevention
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Affirming that there has been no sign of massive cyberattacks on many newspapers, the Authority of Information Security said it would soon issue a procedure for quickly responding to cyberattacks on press agencies. Some online newspapers, including VOV, Phap Luat Thanh Pho HCM, Saigon Giai Phong and Thanh Nien, some days ago incurred DDoS attacks, which caused access interruption. There was speculation that a campaign of cyberattacks was targeting press agencies. AIS on June 16 confirmed with VietNamNet that since June 12, the agency had been cooperating with network operators to help VOV at their website vov.vn and Phap Luat Thanh Pho HCM at plo.vn to troubleshoot the attacks. AIS said only these two press agencies incurred attacks, on June 12 and June 15. Appropriate agencies are continuing the investigations and tracing to find the sources, subjects and methods used in the attacks. The websites returned to normal shortly after with early support from the agency in charge … [Read more...] about E-newspapers receive emergency rescue if cyber-attacked
In recent days, Internet users in Vietnam have encountered problems using international services such as downloading content and images on Facebook, sending gmail or watching YouTube. APG and AAE-1 are two of the five undersea cable routes that account for most of the Internet connection capacity from Vietnam to the world, along with three other undersea cables, namely AAG, IA and SMW3. (illustrative image) Internet service providers (ISPs) in Vietnam told VietNamNet that two of five undersea cable routes that account for most of the Internet connection capacity from Vietnam to the world have been interrupted. Specifically, the Asia Africa Europe 1 (AAE-1) undersea fiber optic cable had a problem on the morning of May 26. The operator detected a voltage drop on the S1H branch of the AAE-1 route. According to the initial assessment, there was an error causing a partial break of the fiber on the S1H.1 segment of the cable route. ISPs in Vietnam have not … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s Internet affected by broken undersea cable route
The data on electronic health declaration and entries and exits at public points taken via QR Code scanning have been put under control by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC). The Covid-19 fighting strategy in the new period has been defined by the Government and PM with three ‘directions of attack’: active testing, mandatory technology use, and vaccinations. Closing the meeting on May 26, PM Pham Minh Chinh asked MIC to immediately implement the regulation on mandatory technology application in Bac Ninh and Bac Giang provinces before implementing it nationwide. According to MIC Deputy Minister Nguyen Huy Dung, technologically, ‘attack’ means compulsorily using some key technologies and processing data in a concentrated way. MIC has said that workers in IZs and factories must use Bluezone to make health declarations. Meanwhile, people using smartphones have to install Bluezone and run the app that detects close contacts … [Read more...] about Health declarations, check-in data now under ministries’ control
Edge computing is an important key to enterprises’ IT infrastructure strategies and the digital economy. A recent survey by TRA found that 51 percent of IT experts in Asia Pacific have begun applying hybrid IT solutions, combining edge computing, public cloud computing and on-premises infrastructure. Edge computing was chosen by more than 1,100 CTOs as the priority task for the next 12 months. The deployment of edge computing has been going strongly in neighboring markets, according to the report. 79 percent of surveyed institutions in Indonesia have applied edge computing, or have understanding about edge computing. Many of them have been applying edge solutions for advanced projects as well. Meanwhile, Thai businesses plan to step up the use of edge computing in the next 24 months for customers’ experience-oriented projects. TRA’s report confirmed the superiority of the positive effects of these solutions. As much as 72 percent surveyed subjects recognized the benfits of … [Read more...] about How can businesses use edge computing effectively?