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How New Technology Can Affect Your Cyber Security Education

The digital world is brimming with opportunities for new careers every day. Whether you’re interested in becoming a digital analyst, an IT engineer, or a forensic computer scientist, the career options for your degree in cyber security are nearly limitless. However, new technology is constantly on the rise, and it has the potential to change your digital workplace in countless ways. If you’re interested in becoming a cyber security specialist, here are a few examples of how evolving technology could impact your career.

It Can Make Your Job Easier…

For almost every instance of a cyber security breach, the digital world has the opportunity to learn from the experience and strengthen its security measures. Firewalls are stronger, encrypted data is harder to crack, and VPNs are constantly being enhanced to keep sensitive information locked up tight. Better defensive measures also give way for better offensive measures, meaning new technology can make it easier to track down and stop cyber attacks before information is compromised. With the innovation of smartphones and other ultra-portable computers, it’s easy to stay on top of cyber security from almost anywhere in the world.

…And More Challenging

Cyber security experts are not the only ones learning from past experiences. For any new technology that ends up in the right hands, it may end up in the wrong ones as well — hackers are constantly looking for new ways to breach security, efficiently decrypt private information, and market hacked data for profit on private networks. Another issue with the growing digital world is the widespread presence of the Dark Web, a platform with non-indexed web pages that are heavily used for illegal activity. While countermeasures have made it harder for people to get on the Dark Web, this platform still serves as a major hub for all manner of digital criminal activity.

It Opens Up New Pathways

Your cyber career guide may already be diverse, but the evolution of technology can help you open doors to careers you may not have even considered. Software and web developers are always in high demand, as are network architects and system administrators. The development of artificial intelligence, machine learning and the cloud have all opened up countless jobs across the world, many of which can even be done remotely. The great part about a diversifying digital world is the chance for you to enhance your portfolio with work from every field, making you a highly sought-after employee for potential jobs.

The Internet has become ingrained in everyday life, and the digital world has given way to countless in-demand career paths. Your education in cyber security can lead you to a long and fulfilling career, and advances in security and programming will likely make an impact on the kind of work you’ll be doing and how well you can get it done. The important thing to remember for any cyber career is that you need to be adaptable; today’s innovation could be obsolete by tomorrow, so it’s important to stay on top of new technology as it arrives.

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Personal

No confirmation email from DFA after payment for Passport Renewal Schedule

If you’re like me who didn’t receive any confirmation e-mail from DFA after paying your appointment online via PayMaya, then fret not. You will receive the e-mail eventually, or you can just download the PDF file from the payment result page at https://www.passport.gov.ph/appointment/payment/result?token=YOURTOKENHERE.

Just make sure that you don’t close the page after you’re being redirected to a blank page or a page with error. It will eventually load after a few days. Just bookmark your payment result page or save it somewhere else.

Mine showed something like this after a week, even though it’s an error page on the day I made the payment. Just be patient and refresh the same page with your correct token.

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Internet Software

Why I switched to NANO for my preferred payment method?

The answer is simple. It’s fast, it’s fee-less and it’s very convenient to use. Since 3 years ago, I’ve been accepting only ETH for custom development work. When Cardano was announced, I also accept ADA together with ETH. ETH is super slow compared to ADA but still useful as a lot of my clients prefer to pay ethers instead of other cryptocurrency.

But now, there’s NANO. This is actually an old cryptocurrency but I just found out about it because more and more users prefer to get paid via NANO. I was very curious and tried the Natrium wallet (check out natrium.io) to send and receive NANOs.

To my surprise, what I read in twitter, reddit, and everything is actually true. It’s insanely fast and miraculously free! Yep, almost all cryptocurrencies charge a certain amount of fee for your funds transfer to be processed (Except IOTA and NANO). With NANO, you don’t need to pay any fee at all. Like how the hell is this not used by everyone else. I tried sending from wallet to exchange and from wallet to wallet and it’s absolutely freakin’ fast! It blew my mind! This is what a decentralized crypto should be. Fast, free, and easy to use.

In fact it’s the world’s fastest cryptocurrency in existing. If you don’t believe me, Google it!

So from now on, I’ll be accept NANO and only NANO.

Thank you Colin LeMahieu for creating NANO! You just realized the vision of Satoshi Nakamoto!

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Geekery

Xcode 11.5 update and the Exposure Notification API

I just updated my Xcode to version 11.5. This version now support the Exposure Notification API. This API is used for contact tracing. So if you’re developing an app for contact tracing, this must be pretty useful. I haven’t read details about the Exposure Notification API, but I’m pretty sure it will speed up development of such apps.

So how this it work? It’s already explained extensively by MacRumors. Check out this article here.

If you want to know more about the ExposureNotification framework, head to Apple Developer’s official documentation. There are topics linked there that explains each class of the framework.

Are you excited to try the API? I’m not as I don’t have any clue about iOS development. Why am I writing about this? I don’t know, just love to write something because this is my blog.

Why are you reading this? I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22.

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Personal

FoodPanda order disappeared. What to do?

If your Food Panda order disappeared just like mine, don’t panic. If you already paid for your order, then Food Panda won’t be able to help you with the refund. It’s best to contact your bank or PayPal if you paid via PayPal.

FoodPanda doesn’t care if it’s a system bug or glitch. They will just tell you that you need to wait for 14 days as the automatic refund is automatically triggered. They didn’t know that if it’s automatically triggered, it should be refunded via PayPal immediately, and to your bank in 3-4 days, if you charged the amount to your credit or debit card that was linked to PayPal.

If you paid via card directly, you won’t notice that you received a refund. You’ll only notice it after a month that you didn’t receive any refund because it wasn’t really triggered automatically.

Orders disappear if you placed an order, then placed an additional order in the SAME restaurant. This bug exists since 2017, but until now it wasn’t fixed.

An order number will be generated after placing an order, but it won’t show up in your order history and you will not receive any email from FoodPanda. However, you’ll receive a confirmation email from PayPal if you paid via PayPal.

It’s best to always pay via PayPal so that you can easily file a dispute if the glitch occured on your end. Or just use COD, so that if no order arrived, you won’t pay a thing.

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Breaking News Personal Random

Generate SSS PRN (Payment Reference Number) this May 2020


For voluntary members, self employed, OFWs, and others that are not employed, you cannot generate your PRN anymore in the SSS website. According to sss.gov.ph (I mean, www.sss.gov.ph, because without www, their website won’t work, which is AWESOME!), the My.SSS system shall now only be open for employers who have been emailed by the SSS to correct invalid bank account and mobile numbers of their employees whose payouts for the Small Business Wage Subsidy (SBWS) were unsuccessful. So if you’re not an employer, you won’t be able to access your SSS account online anymore.

Their mobile apps are also down, so you cannot check your contributions, file for a loan, and do anything that you usually do in their amazing high-end website that works in IE. And also, the portal.sss.gov.ph website is not accessible anymore.

SSS is really innovating their online presence by eliminating what’s useful. Now there’s no way to pay our SSS contributions anymore.

And…. there’s NO official announcement form SSS that this will happen.

Anyway, if you’re an employer, you can still login here: https://www.sss.gov.ph/sss/appmanager/portal/home?emp

Enjoy!

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Couch Potato

My Theory: Flight 828 found. Then who returned after 5 years?

So I’ve been watching NBC’s Manifest on Hulu. I just started to watch Season 1 last week, and finished watching season 2 this week. Here’s a short summary of the entire 2 seasons. Flight 828 disappeared for five-and-a-half years. Then the plane’s air wing was found by Fisherman in Cuba. Basically, the plane that returned is a duplicate plane. Maybe from the future or from the past of from somewhere. But I think they all died, and 828 passengers are clones from another dimension.

My theory is it’s a Fringe-like universe (You know the Fringe TV series starring Anna Torv). Another dimension opened, an 828 plane crashed to another 828 plane. In the main earth (or universe), the plane that went to the ocean is from another dimension, that’s what the Cuban fisherman found. The plane that went back after 5.5 years was the original plane, but somehow the souls from the other dimension died. Oh wait, now I’m confused what’s happening. I mean the flight that went back is the same plane with the same passengers, and the plane that sank in the ocean is from another universe!

Here’s another theory. They are all in a virtual reality world, like a simulation or perhaps the Matrix and the people from the real world are playing with them. 😀

To be honest, I really don’t have a concrete theory. I just need to watch Season 3! Can’t wait for the next season. >_<

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Geekery

ETH to Bitfinex using Smart Contracts

Do not send ETH to Bitfinex via Smart Contacts, if you’re unsure that your deposit will not be sent as part of an Ethereum contract execution, please find out for sure before sending your deposit. Most online wallets now use Smart Contacts, like Coins.ph. You can send to another local wallet first if you know how, then send it to your Bitfinex address.

But to be very sure, just use Bitcoin or other cryptos with no issues like Ethereum has.

I just found out about this after sending a few ETH from Coins.ph to Bitfinex. So be careful before sending any amount. Read, and re-read the latest instructions from Bitfinex. If you’re unsure about what you have read, then just don’t send anything.

Cryptocurrency is old, but it’s still cryptic to many, just like me.

UPDATE: I just contacted Bitfinex support and they said that they can manually process the transaction but it will take days to weeks. But hey! My ETH is not gone for good!