71155_124007544326713_777200_nAnother biggest blogger event happening in Mindanao on December 11, 2010 dubbed Sox Blogfest 2010! SOCCSKSARGEN's biggest event for bloggers and new media enthusiasts!

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For online event registration visit: http://soxbloggers.com/blogfest-2010-registration-page/
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Just a basic write-up base on my experience and what I've learned from doing research secure your computer from different treats using opensource software and some freeware software. Based on the toolkit produce by Tactical Technology Collective, Security in a Box.  Now a days, we are having a problem how to secure our computer from different treats namely viruses, malware, spyware and off-course hackers.  For antivirus software ,i would recommend using a freeware software name AVAST for windows, which is easy to use, regularly updated and well-respected by anti-virus experts. It requires that you register once every 14 months, but registration, updates and the program itself are all free-of-charge. Or if you want a FOSS Alternative you can use CLAM WIN. the various well-known commercial anti-virus programs. Although it lacks certain features that are important for a primary anti-virus program, CLAM WIN has the advantage that it can be run from a USB memory stick in order to scan a computer on which you are not allowed to install software. This is extremely helpful when you have no choice but to use public computers or Internet cafes for sensitive work.

Now the next step question in our mind is that, I've already install anti-virus software on my unit, am i already secure? well the answer is yes for viruses only. there is still a lot of treats like malware and adware. If looking for a tools for anti-spyware i'll recommend using spybot is one such program, and it does a very good job of identifying and removing certain types of malware that anti-virus programs simply ignore. Just like with anti-virus software, though, it is extremely important that you update Spybot's malware definitions and run regular scans. Now you have two application installed on your unit, lastly you will need a firewall to monitor incoming and outgoing activity from your unit.

We all know that the recent versions of Microsoft Windows include a built-in firewall, which is now turned on automatically. Unfortunately, the Windows firewall is limited in many ways. In particular, it does not examine outgoing connections, and it can be somewhat difficult to use. For alternative application there is a freeware program called COMODO FIREWALL, which you can keep your computer more secure.

Note:

  • Not recommend to install two anti-virus on your unit, it will crash your unit.

  • Always keep up-to-date your software since all application is freeware and open source.

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It's been a week doing an experiment on security issues on web like hacking account on a browser using some software. Wondering how to make your browser Firefox more secure? Well here are some firefox extension that can make your browsing more secure and prevent others to hack your account. Using public wifi is not secure.


HTTPS Everywhere
- a project of EFF and the Tor Project. This Firefox extension was inspired by the launch of Google's encrypted search option. That they wanted a way to ensure that every search our browsers sent was encrypted. At the same time, they were also able to encrypt most or all of the browser's communications with some other sites.

NoScript - an extension for Firefox pre-emptively blocks malicious scripts and allows JavaScript, Java and other potentially dangerous content only from sites you trust.
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The event dubbed 3rd Provincial Congress of Campus Journalist organized and hosted by Clarion Publication partnership with PECOJON (The Peace and Conflict Journalism Network) at Claret College of Isabela last November 17-19, 2010 is a success. More than 108 participant's- Campus Journalist around Basilan attend the said event.


Lecturer invited where Mr. Jamju Rivera the PCCJ Adivser talk about Feature Writing and Online Media, Mr. Rj Ian S. Sevilla talk about Layouting for publication, Mr. Darwin Wally Wee from Business World/NUJP talk about Investigative Journalism, Ms. Len Madriguez from PECOJON Philippines talk about Conflict Sensitive Journalism, Mr. Karlon Rama from Sun Star Cebu talk about News Writing,and Mr. Charlie Salceda from Philippine Star lecture about Photojournalism.


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Just a short write-up about the upcoming event dubbed 3rd Provincial Congress of Campus Journalist (PCCJ)  in Basilan that aims to promote campus journalist on November 17-19,2010 at Claret College of Isabela, headed by the Clarion Publication with their theme "Campus Journalism  urging peace and ecology for all of humanity". They actually invited me to become one of their lecturer, my 1st time to gave a lecture on a bunch of journalist...  Ill be posting some picture after the event..
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I'll be organizing a party for an Ono Tour in Zamboanga City and Basilan starting December 2010. For those who are interested to have a  Ono party on their school/universities you can email me at rjian [at] minoss [dot].org so that  we will include you on our tour schedule.

ONO is the hero of Survival in the Digital Age, an animation series about digital security, online privacy and access to information. Trailers below:



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If you are using a head phone on a Netbook  Ubuntu Remix 10.04, you will notice that you have a two way sounds wherein you cannot configure it just going to your head phone.  To enable it you have to upgrade your  Alsa (Advance Linux Sound Architecture) version 1.0.21 to version 1.0.23 .

To do this, we must begin by determining our version of alsa as follows :

1. Open terminal

2. Type cat /proc/asound/version

Then the display will show the current version of your ALSA.

To avoid problems during the upgrade of Alsa-utils, we need to stop it with the following command  in a terminal:

3. sudo /sbin/alsa-utils stop

We must then install the necessary tools to compile along with the kernel headers  require for alsa:

4. sudo apt-get -y install build-essential ncurses-dev gettext xmlto libasound2-dev

5. sudo apt-get -y install linux-headers-`uname -r` libncursesw5-dev

Then, we go in our personal folder and download alsa-driver, alsa-lib and alsa-utils  using the terminal:

6. cd ~
rm -rf ~/alsa* ~/.pulse*
wget ftp://ftp.alsa-project.org/pub/driver/alsa-driver-1.0.23.tar.bz2
wget ftp://ftp.alsa-project.org/pub/lib/alsa-lib-1.0.23.tar.bz2
wget ftp://ftp.alsa-project.org/pub/utils/alsa-utils-1.0.23.tar.bz2

After that, we create a new folder for the compilation and installation of the 3 files. Then, we move the 3 tar files that we just downloaded in this folder :

7. sudo rm -rf /usr/src/alsa
sudo mkdir -p /usr/src/alsa
cd /usr/src/alsa
sudo cp ~/alsa

Unpack the 3 tar files :

8. sudo tar xjf alsa-driver*
sudo tar xjf alsa-lib*
sudo tar xjf alsa-utils*

We compile and install alsa-driver, alsa-lib and alsa-utils :

9. cd alsa-driver*
sudo ./configure
sudo make
sudo make install

10. cd ../alsa-lib*
sudo ./configure
sudo make
sudo make install

11. cd ../alsa-utils*
sudo ./configure
sudo make
sudo make install

Then, we remove the 3 tar files in our personal folder that are not anymore necessary using the terminal :

12. rm -f ~/alsa-driver*
rm -f ~/alsa-lib*
rm -f ~/alsa-utils*

Then, just restart your computer and your alsa version should be 1.0.23!

You can verify that you have now indeed have this version of alsa using the terminal:

cat /proc/asound/version

Just to be sure everything is well configured, execute this command

sudo alsaconf
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If you want to use the Globe Tatoo Broadband on Ubuntu you just need to install the usb mode switch .

Follow the simple steps:

1. Open Terminal

2. type # sudo apt-get update

3. After the update type # sudo apt-get install usb-modeswitch

4. After installation you can now set-up the globe tatoo broadband and use the settings.
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