The Hanoitimes - Bkav recommended that in addition to the overall malware solution, agencies and businesses should be equipped with security policy control solutions. Malware affects 71% of computers and mobile devices in Vietnam Experts call malware attack on eBay’s firewall “ominous” Chinese hackers to install more malware and spyware More than 1.6 million computers in Vietnam lost data in 2018, according to statistics released by Vietnam's cyber security firm Bkav Technology Group. Notably, more than 46% of users participating in Bkav’s network security assessment also said that they have had problems related to data loss in the past year. Illustrative photo Ngo Tuan Anh, Bkav vice chairman for cyber security, noted two lines of malicious code common in Vietnam causing users to lose data are ransomware extortion and USB data deleting virus. Malicious code spammers mainly by email, but 74% of users in Vietnam still keep the habit of … [Read more...] about Some 1.6 million computers in Vietnam lose data in 2018
Driving in vietnam
In any country, driving culture and etiquette, or a lack thereof, is a window into that society. Vietnam is no exception. Here's my take on being an active participant-observer of transportation in Vietnam on a part-time basis since 1996 and full-time since 2005. I ride a bike but not in the city. Yes, I wear a helmet because I value brain function over vanity. I've never owned a motorbike. I am a frequent pedestrian who has had too many death-defying experiences in city traffic to recount in a single article. My main mode of transportation is a car. What is it like driving in Vietnam? Much like the country itself, never boring, always an adventure. What to expect? The unexpected – virtually every minute of every day that you’re on the road. Drive defensively and, when need to be, offensively. Protect yourself, your passengers, and everyone else on the road. A tall order? Welcome to the crazy world of driving in … [Read more...] about When in Vietnam, drive as the Vietnamese do
A traffic police officer in Ho Chi Minh City has been told to adjust his attitude after he was filmed telling a German driver his international driving permit (IDP) was not valid in Vietnam. A foreign national was pulled over on Sunday for speeding after failing to show a Germany-issued driver’s license when he presented his IDP to a traffic police officer, a requirement under Vietnamese law. According to Ho Chi Minh City Traffic Police, the incident occurred in the afternoon on Mai Chi Tho Street in District 2, where nine officers had set up a speed trap as part of their assigned duties. At around 1:00 pm, officers pulled over 40-year-old Vo Thanh Tung for traveling 13 kilometers per hour above the speed limit. Tung, a German national living in Binh Thanh District, presented his IDP but failed to present a Germany-issued driver’s license upon being asked, a police chief told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper. According to Vietnamese law, IDP holders from countries and territories … [Read more...] about Officer scolded for telling driver int’l driving permit ‘not valid’ in Vietnam
A number of tourists and expats in Vietnam have shared their thoughts on traffic safety in the country following a request made by Tuoi Tre News in the wake of hundreds of driving-related causalities recorded during the Lunar New Year holiday. Anything can happen when driving in Vietnam It appears that the Vietnamese attitude towards driving is completely different than my impression on the Vietnamese attitude towards beauty, friendliness and strong family ties. In traffic it seems as if the prevailing attitude is, “me, me, me” or “ I'll do whatever I want, and you should be responsible for not hitting me, no matter what stupid, dangerous and selfish thing I do.” I feel that it is much more dangerous to drive in Vietnam than the USA and other countries in the developed world. The reason for this is that Vietnamese drivers often ignore traffic regulations and do whatever they want. This includes driving against traffic, not stopping at red lights and not … [Read more...] about How safe is it to drive in Vietnam?
Toshiba today announced its first hybrid drive in Vietnam. Distributed by AMC, the 2.5 inch hybrid drive provides fast SSD-like performance with the high capacity of a hard disk drive (HDD), offering the best of both worlds. The new MQ01ABD-H Series will be available in 1TB and 750GB. This combined with 8GB of NAND flash make it ideal for high performance gaming notebooks and personal computers. Its lightweight design makes it ideal for ultra-portable computing devices. With the rise in data intensive games and media, users don’t want to compromise on performance or capacity. Besides its hybrid drive, Toshiba also announces four new large capacity nearline hard disk drives (HDDs), including the first self-encrypting models in the company’s enterprise capacity-optimised storage lineup. The 3.5-inch MG Series includes both SATA models and SAS models and all deliver 4TB of storage, the company’s largest capacity to date. As businesses work to keep up with the explosion … [Read more...] about Toshiba launches first hybrid drive in Vietnam