VietNamNet Bridge - The Bach Khoa Anti-virus Center (BKAV) and mobile network operators disagree on the number of spam messages sent every day. A report of BKAV, the most prestigious Vietnamese network security group, showed that 13.9 million spam messages were sent daily in the last six months of 2015, an increase of 0.4 million messages compared with the same period of the year before. The number of spam messages increased sharply on holidays, when phone use demand was higher. Meanwhile, mobile network operators could only block 3.3 million spam messages, a modest figure. The report pointed out that spam messages came from three major sources – ‘rubbish simcards’, free messages on OTT (over the top) and digital content services. ‘ BKAV said that 13.9 million spam messages were sent daily in the last six months of 2015, an increase of 0.4 million messages compared with the same period of the year before. Rubbish simcards’ are simcards which … [Read more...] about How many spam messages are sent every day?
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Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers about their preference about shopping online and at malls. Here are some of the comments Andrew Burden, Canadian, Ha Noi My age and lifestyle can be described as ‘old school' so I don't order online. I prefer to look and touch products and check them out in a store. About the only thing I would order is a pizza from my trusted corner shop. As times change and smartphone technology is everywhere, I think I'm ready to try online orders. You can get everything from Amazon.com. There is a real danger though, with identity theft, viruses and corporate and government spying. Your Google searches are kept and sold to marketers. My Times City private student mother buys expensive fruit by delivery and makes sure to complain and threaten to stop buying if the quality is not consistently high. I hate the no-sticker-price haggling over price as a foreigner. I always get charged too much. Then everyone smiles and laughs. It really is a caveat … [Read more...] about Customers turn to their phones as online market place gets busy
About 29 people in Vietnam get HIV every day Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who is also chairman of the Vietnam National Committee for HIV/AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution Prevention and Control, said that Viet Nam faced a challenge due to reduced international financial support, which heightened the risk of infection for previously low-risk individuals. He encouraged social organisations to continue contributing to the fight against HIV/AIDS. Viet Nam has successfully kept the ratio of people infected with HIV below 0.3 per cent. The country now has over 213,000 people living with HIV. New infections declined for three consecutive years after the introduction of methadone treatment for drug addicts. Storm death toll in central Vietnam rises to 22 The 8th tropical storm which brought torrential rains to the central coastal provinces late last week has killed at least 22 people and injured six others. Seven other people are reported missing, … [Read more...] about About 29 people in Vietnam get HIV every day
Worried about colds, flu and other germs? Go ahead and touch those doorknobs and elevator buttons, but watch out for the telephone, fresh laundry and sinks, a top expert advises. And while you should always wash your hands before making a meal, many people do not realize that they should do so afterwards also, says Charles Gerba, a microbiologist and clean water expert at the University of Arizona. A man is seen talking on the phone … [Read more...] about Fear the phone, not the doorknob, US germ expert says
Workers' income up 19.6 percent in 2011 A survey by the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs shows that Vietnamese workers' average monthly salary reached 3.84 million VND last year, an increase of 19.6 percent against the previous year. Workers in wholly State-owned companies enjoyed the highest average salary of 4.4 million VND. They were followed by those working in FDI businesses with 3.88 million VND. Workers in private enterprises earned the least with 3.3 million VND. According to the survey, the finance, banking and insurance sectors took the lead with an average salary of 5.6 million VND while the lowest average salaries were seen in agroforestry, seafood, mining and manufacturing sectors. Workers who work in mines and pits had the highest income of over 10 million VND per month./. No avian flu reported in Hanoi since VAHIP No cases of avian flu have been reported in Hanoi since 2007 when the city began implementing the Vietnam Avian & Human … [Read more...] about SOCIETY IN BRIEF 22/1