Archive for October 12, 2008

Innovista Technologies Inc. was appointed strategic partner by Dell Philippines to sell the latest Vostro notebooks to the SMB market.

Innovista is engaged in the distribution of computer, hardware and peripherals. It provides highly efficient products at affordable costs to the Filipino consumers. At present, Innovista caters to more than 600 dealers throughout the country.

Photo: Dell Philippines Country Manager Barry Bunyi and Innovista President Alex Chan

Aside from the Vostro line, the product portfolio of the partnership will also include Latitude laptops, Precision mobile workstations, Vostro and Optiplex Desktops, PowerEdge Saver, Powervault Storage, Equal Logic PS5000 Series, Dell SAN switches, Dell/EMC Fibre Away, PowerConnect switch, Dell Branded printer, Projectors and Monitors, and Pro Dual Warranty.

Dell will also extend its support to Innovista in strengthening and expanding its distribution network and having Dell’ standardized after sales service.

Jino Alvarez steps down as Neo VP

Posted: October 12, 2008 in Tech

I.T. veteran Jino Alvarez has quit his post as Vice President – Sales and Marketing of Neo Manufacturing and Services, Inc. Alvarez was with the company for less than six months.

In a mobile phone interview, Alvarez said that his stint with Neo provided him a broader perspective of the I.T. industry. When asked why he left the company, Alvarez said “the interest of the company should always come first.” He did not elaborate.

Prior to Neo, Alvarez served as GM – IT at Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation and GM – Sales and Marketing at Epson Philippines Corporation.

Apple said some of its more recent MacBook Pro models may contain faulty Nvidia graphics chips that produce distorted video or fail completely.

Among the models affected are those that were manufactured between approximately May 2007 and September 2008. They include the MacBook Pro (15-Inch, 2.4/2.2GHz), MacBook Pro (17-Inch, 2.4GHz), and MacBook Pro (Early 2008).

“If your MacBook Pro is exhibiting any of the symptoms listed above, please take it to an Apple Retail Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) for evaluation, or call your local Apple Contact Center,” Apple said.

YouTube pages use to send Viruses

Posted: October 12, 2008 in Tech

Hackers have managed to lure Internet users with fake YouTube web sites, which contain a virus.

The phony YouTube pages look so much like the real ones that even sophisticated Internet users might fall victim to attack, mistakenly believing they are downloading software from a trusted source.

To make matters worse, once the computer is infected, the hacker can simply and silently redirect victims to the real YouTube video they originally wanted to see.

Adobe warns users with Clickjacking

Posted: October 12, 2008 in Tech

Adobe has issued a security alert about its Flash software that is vulnerable to a practice known as ‘clickjacking’.

Adobe is working to address the issue in an upcoming Flash Player update, scheduled for release before the end of October.

Adobe issued the following statement:

“We have just posted a Security Advisory for Flash Player in response to recently published reports of a ‘Clickjacking’ issue in multiple web browsers that could allow an attacker to lure a web browser user into unknowingly clicking on a link or dialog. This potential ‘Clickjacking’ browser issue affects Adobe Flash Player’s microphone and camera access dialog. A Flash Player update to mitigate the issue will be available before the end of October. In the meantime, users can apply the workaround described in the Advisory.

Thank you again to Robert Hansen and Jeremiah Grossman for their help with this issue. Adobe will continue to work with Jeremiah, Robert, and browser vendors on a comprehensive Clickjacking solution.

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