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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

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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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BDO ATM withdrawal limit back to P50,000

Yes, I’m surprised as well. Earlier this 2018 they reduced the maximum withdrawal limit per day to P25,000 only. Just recently, they increase it again to P50,000. Surprise surprise! Thank you BDO!!!

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PayPal to GCASH Philippine Peso cash-in disabled


If you wonder why the PHP currency in your PayPal account is not appearing anymore if you attempt to cash-in using the GCASH app via PayPal, then you’re not alone. I wondered too and found out that they disabled the PHP option. So if you have Philippine Pesos in your PayPal account, you cannot withdraw it instantly as of May 2018. You need to convert it to USD or any other foreign currency, except PHP! Yep, such. a. hassle. Globe is. Creating. Wonderful. Wonderful indeed.

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BPI international debit cards no longer let’s you withdraw cash without…

Without activating it first in the Philippines or without calling them in their international toll-free number or hotline. I didn’t know when this restriction started, but a few years ago you can instantly withdraw funds in your savings account without calling BPI to activate your card for international withdrawal when you’re in a foreign country (outside the Philippines). That’s why there’s this “international” text in the your BPI debit card right below the BPI Express Teller logo and a Cirrus logo to show that you can withdraw in any international ATM with Cirrus logo.

But now, they made it more INCONVENIENT. Before leaving the Philippines you should call their hotline or visit your branch to activate your card for international withdrawal. Yay! Thank you BPI for the inconvenience!

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Is Animoji an innovation?


Yes it is. It is awesome and it’s fun. Even if Devin Coldewey of Techcrunch said that it’s dumb and he detest it, it’s not. It’s actually one of the best innovations this 2017, according to me a whole lot of my friends in Seattle and Singapore.

And $1000 for a phone is not that expensive. It’s actually pretty cheap if you sum up the years of innovation and the long sleepless nights of the hardware & software nerds, and those geniuses who have a lot of prefixes and suffixes in their names, who made it possible to be put in your pocket. That small, but powerful device with that so-called neural engine that comes with your phone, for $1000.00, it’s a steal.

You cannot make a phone that sophisticated for $1000 all by yourself, can you? So please stop bashing iPhone haters. It’s the best iPhone yet.

Anyway, Animojis are awesome and I love animoji and I’m excited to pre-order it this October and receive it by November this year! And oh, the girl animoji model (pictured above) in the iPhone X page at Apple.com is pretty, I love you girl, whoever you are!

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The INTCoin Scam


Be careful of INTcoin, as it’s an absolute scam. People who invested in INTcoin’s ICO a few months ago lost all their money. It’s a brilliantly orchestrated scam that lured newbie and some veteran investors. It was featured in CoinTelegraph, The Bitcoin News, Cryptocoin News, News BTC, The Bitcoin Wire, and Bitcoin Wiki. All of these news sites are reputable cryptocurrency news sources, but they do accept sponsored post, and scam artists behind INTcoin sponsored a post on these sites to lure investors to their ICO.

It’s also mentioned in CNBC!!! Hahahaha! A known investor Timothy Enneking was also scammed, because according to him (as what I’ve read in CNBC), he invested during the INTcoin ICO. Be very careful as it’s also related to Intellicoin, another scam coin that is listed in some exchanges like Bittrex.

INTcoin discussion: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1919454.0
INTellicion discussion: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=720292.0

Just be very careful everyone. A lot of ICO and cryptocurrency scams are popping up out everywhere in this very very dangerous world.

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Brand New iPad Mini 2 32GB at Lazada with passcode

If you bought a “brand new” iPad at Lazada.com.ph, specifically the “Apple Ipad Mini 2 Retina 32GB Wifi (White)/Silver” on sale for 11,499.00 and after you open it, it has a pass code, return it immediately. It isn’t brand new. It’s just resealed and it has a previous owner. Brand new iPads will never ever have a pass code by default.

Don’t attempt to unlock it or reset it via iTunes Recovery Mode, because you won’t be able to. It’s blocked and it will be locked forever, unless the previous owner unlocked it. Just return it to Lazada within 7 days after you purchased the item.

If you’re unlucky and 7 days have passed, then you’ll be stuck with that unusable iPad. You can’t resell it because it won’t be used by anyone, anymore.

Lucky for me I was able to return the iPad with passcode. It’s best to open it immediately while the Lazada delivery guy is at your doorstep, then return it on the same day if it has a passcode by default.