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Established in 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) aims to accelerate the economic and social growth in the region through joint initiatives and partnerships between member nations. We look at key ICT developments in these countries, with strong focus on IT developments in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.

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One cyber attack can cost major APAC ports $110B

One cyber attack can cost major APAC ports $110B

In an "extreme" scenario, a single software virus infecting 15 ports across five Asian markets including Singapore, Japan, and China, can result in losses totalling $110 billion, estimates a new study, which notes 92% of such costs remain uninsured.

October 29, 2019 by

Huawei: Easier to bribe telco staff than build backdoors

Huawei: Easier to bribe telco staff than build backdoors

It requires so much effort to build backdoors into networking equipment that work across different global communications networks and system configurations that it likely is easier and more effective to bribe a telco executive, says Huawei's chief cybersecurity officer.

October 23, 2019 by

AWS servers 'secure' following Malindo Air data breach

AWS servers 'secure' following Malindo Air data breach

Amazon Web Services servers containing customer information belonging to the Malaysian airline are secured, according to a Malindo Air statement released after a breach that compromised personal data of 21 million passengers, including that of Malindo's sister company, Thai Lion Air.

September 20, 2019 by

The tech of Computex 2015

The tech of Computex 2015

Computex never fails to surprise its attendees with what can be done with technology, some items though, should never have left the drawing board.

June 4, 2015 by

Hack In The Box 2012 Malaysia: Like No Other

Hack In The Box 2012 Malaysia: Like No Other

Controversial Global hacking conference Hack In The Box just celebrated its ten-year mark in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event attracted hackers from all over the world and company participants that included Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, Amazon, sponsor 'friends' such as Megaupload, and many more.

October 16, 2012 by

A visit to Low Yat Plaza, Kuala Lumpur's shady electronics mall

A visit to Low Yat Plaza, Kuala Lumpur's shady electronics mall

Low Yat Plaza is a seven-story, 500+ retailer electronics mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is regarded as "IT heaven" and a place for outstanding bargains where haggling is the norm. Low Yat is also a buyer-beware marketplace. It's not out of the ordinary to walk out with defective goods and in 2006 the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs raided Low Yat Plaza, confiscating more than 27,000 copies of pirated computer software and movies. While in town for the Hack in The Box Security Conference, we paid a visit to this amazing electronics bazaar.

October 10, 2012 by

Hack In The Box SecConf Kuala Lumpur 2012: Setup

Hack In The Box SecConf Kuala Lumpur 2012: Setup

Notorious security conference Hack In The Box is about to celebrate its ten year mark in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Doors open to conference participants tomorrow, and we caught a few moments of setup in its calm before the storm.

October 9, 2012 by

Google opens first developer hub in Singapore

Internet giant unveils a physical space, occupying 7,200 square feet within its Singapore office, that it says offers various resources for developers from Southeast Asia, including hands-on mentorship, networking opportunities, and access to Google technologies.

February 28, 2019

Grab opens Malaysian research facility

The new research lab will be the mobile app developer's seventh worldwide and will focus on using machine learning to improve driver safety and developing real-time communications functions, such as VoIP calls over its GrabChat messaging platform.

December 13, 2018

APAC unlicensed software rate drops

Rate of unlicensed software in Asia-Pacific dipped to 57 percent last year from 61 percent in 2015, but the region remains home to the highest percentage of such software worldwide. Read more: https://zd.net/2Jd2GK7

June 6, 2018

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