Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia plans to buy bigger vessels to allow its coast guards to travel across the ocean, notably the Natuna Sea off Riau Islands, and expand their patrol reach, local media reported. The plan was announced after Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto had reportedly bought frigates for the Indonesian Navy from Denmark. Maritime Affairs and Investment Coordinating Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said that the Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla), which soon becomes the country’s coast guard, will need ships with the size of those Danish vessels. The Ministry of Defence has bought ocean-going vessels for the Navy from Denmark, Luhut said, adding that they are between 138 and 150 meters in length and those frigates can sail across the ocean. The appointment of Bakamla as coast guard is mentioned in a bill being deliberated by the Indonesian House of Representatives. The bill seeks to settle overlapping roles in domestic maritime securities. There … [Read more...] about Indonesia plans to buy bigger ships for coast guard
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Rice paddies have a history of thousands of years in Vietnam. Rice has fed Vietnamese people for untold generations, helped us stay strong through war after war defending and protecting our nation. People have even compared the "S" shape of Vietnam with a yoke that has two baskets of rice on either end, one the Red River Delta in the north, and the other the Mekong Delta in the south. … [Read more...] about On fertile agricultural land, Vietnam’s shooting itself in the foot
Bkav experts said there was a large-scale campaign of foreign hackers attacking server computers with weak passwords in Vietnam. Hackers focused on detecting servers with weak passwords, thereby getting remote access to manually install data encryption malware. This type of attack disabled the anti-virus software because hackers gained full control of the server computers. Bkav recommended users, especially administrators, to review and set strong passwords for server computers. Strong passwords must be nine or more characters long, containing both uppercase and lowercase letters, with numbers and special characters. The Department of Cybersecurity and High-technology Crime Prevention under the Ministry of Public Security had a working session with head of the Economic Commission of the Party Central Committee Nguyen Van Binh on January 16. The department reported that it had coordinated and transferred to investigation agencies at all levels 15 criminal cases … [Read more...] about Computer viruses cause 902 million USD in damage to Vietnamese users
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