The heavy floods in Thailand have led to the computer hardware prices increasing continuously. The computer market in the year-end sale season is gloomy because the price has become double. Hardware price up, computer gets more expensive The prices of computer hardware have increased dramatically recently, because of the interrupted supply from Thailand, which provides 45 percent of the total number of hardware worldwide, according to IDC. Western Digital alone has 60 percent of computer hardware made at the factories in Thailand. The short supply of hardware has affected the Vietnamese computer market. According to Lai Van Van, Business Director of Infoland, which specializes in trading computer accessories, said that the hardware price has increased by 30-40 percent just within a short time. Especially, at some moments, the price jumped by 100 percent. Meanwhile, Thegioididong.com, Vien Thong A, Phong Vu or Bach Khoa Computer have reported the price increases of 200,000-500,000 … [Read more...] about IT product year-end market: hardware get more expensive, computers unsold
As the story about applying cloud computing in Vietnam is getting hot, policy makers have been urged to set up a legal framework to "drive the clouds to the orbit".Should Vietnam ride on a long rein? Opinions still vary about whether to set up the policy specifically designed for the applications of cloud computing. Tran Viet Huan, a senior executive of IBM Vietnam, said that developed countries all pursue the policy on encouraging cloud computing. The subjects joining cloud computing all have to bear the regulations stipulated in relating laws already. For example, the EU and Malaysia have the law on protecting the privacy of personal data, which means that the data on the clouds will also be covered by the law. Therefore, the existence of specific policies for cloud computing may hinder the development of the new technology. Nguyen Manh Quyen, Deputy Director of the E-Commerce and Information Technology Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, also thinks that … [Read more...] about What policy for cloud computing in Vietnam?
WHAT IS MELTDOWN? AND SPECTRE?These are the names given to two flaws which have been detected in most of the micro processors in use today, be it on computers, tablets, smartphones or game consoles. They are among the first flaws ever found to affect the running of every IT system in the world.Meltdown appears for now to affect mostly chips built by US giant Intel, according to sector specialists Kaspersky Labs and Symantec.The flaw could allow attackers to break down the barrier between user apps and the heart of the operating system, according to Kaspersky Labs, "enabling them to potentially steal data from the memory of running apps".Anybody exploiting the flaw would get access to a complete cartography of all the files present in the device's memory at the time of the attack, by hijacking a process that was originally designed to optimise processor performance.The Spectre threat is potentially even bigger because it concerns all chip makers: AMD and AMR as well as Intel.WHAT IS A … [Read more...] about Flawed computer chips and how to fix them
FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO: Security researchers on Wednesday disclosed a set of security flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly every modern computing device containing chips from Intel Corp , Advanced Micro Devices Inc and ARM Holdings.One of the bugs is specific to Intel but another affects laptops, desktop computers, smartphones, tablets and internet servers alike. Intel and ARM insisted that the issue was not a design flaw, but it will require users to download a patch and update their operating system to fix.“Phones, PCs, everything are going to have some impact, but it’ll vary from product to product,” Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said in an interview with CNBC Wednesday afternoon.Researchers with Alphabet Inc's Google Project Zero, in conjunction with academic and industry researchers from several countries, discovered two flaws.The first, called Meltdown, affects Intel chips and lets hackers bypass the hardware barrier between … [Read more...] about Security flaws put virtually all phones, computers at risk
Amid a frantic rush to patch a computer security flaw, experts struggled Thursday to determine the impact of a newly discovered vulnerability which could affect billions of devices worldwide. Cybersecurity researchers called for computer systems to urgently install updates a day after the release of details of the so-called Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities affecting the chips powering most modern PCs and many mobile devices. Researchers on Wednesday published details of the flaw, which unlike many other vulnerabilities stems from the chip itself and how it safeguards private data stored on computers and networks. The researchers at Google showed how a hacker could exploit the flaw to get passwords, encryption codes and more, even though there have been no reports of any attacks using the vulnerability. "The full extent of this class of attack is still under investigation and we are working with security researchers and other browser vendors to fully understand the threat and … [Read more...] about Tech firms rush out patches for ‘pervasive’ computer flaw