October 2004 Entries

BNS to Webcast ICA 2004 Homecoming

Immaculate Conception Academy will be holding its alumni homecoming this Nov 20, 2004. This year's event is dubbed “ Mano Po- Ica” and will be webcasted by Bitstop Network Services. Click here to view the preview, and on the date of the event, the same link will provide the webcast.

Café DuMarc celebrates it's 4th anniversary

Congratulations to Café DuMarc on it's 4th anniversary! Watch the live webcast of the celebration later this evening (8:00pm GMT+8). Use the link below to view the live event (requires Windows Media Player 9 or higher):Click here to view the edited archive.

SQLInjection and XSS Vulnerability

From our friend abroad: Christian Wendell Gueco: ...We all know that SQL Injection and XSS have now become some security buzzwords on website attacks. But these are only icing on the cake. You can easily search for website for howto's on these. But remember, only perform these test on your own jurisdiction and most importantly with permission. Meaning if you plan to perform this test on your website ensure proper authorization are complied unlesss you're prepared to take the chances (but then again who would know, just kidding) here is a good site to begin with that i find very easy to...

Search is On for the SME-IT Excellence Awards

In connection with the 3rd National E-Commerce Congress and Exhibit next month, PICS is searching for recipients of the prestigious SME-IT Excellence Awards. (Please view this ad in INQ7.NET to learn more about the 2nd SME-IT EXCELLENCE Awards: http://ruby.inq7.net/adv/pics/) The awards are for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that have adopted the best practices in IT, especially in using the Internet and other new communication and information systems and technologies, to achieve various operating efficiencies, improve productivity and profitability. SMEs are companies with assets ranging from 1.5 million pesos to 100 million pesos.

Oct T-shirt Design Winner

Our congratulations to Mr. Noel Paseteng, for his T-shirt design entry, which was adjudged by the Bitstop crew as the best among the really good designs submitted. We are still looking out for more design entries for November and December! (please do keep on sending them in).

Bitstop Host SITMP Tour

Bitstop is proud to host the SITMP (Society of IT Management Professionals) on Nov 12, 2004. The list of confirmed attendees belong to the country's top organizations like: Ruel Agustin - IT Manager, McDonalds Philippines, Bobby Gantuangco - VP Technology, INQ7.NET, Olive Garcia - IT Head, ISUZU Philippines Amante Carreon, IT Manager PENN Phil Export, Oscar Destreza, IT Manager, Dusit Hotel , among others.Upon arrival in Dagupan, Bitstop will host a live, open discussion (video conference) with interested students, instructors, members of the academe and even industry professionals on what it takes to make it in the "real world." Interested...

First Nitro e-Load Dealer

Congratulations to Mr. Jimmy La Torre of Alaminos for being the first ever Nitro e-Load dealer in Pangasinan! Our Nitro prepaid internet card can now be loaded electronically via SMS in addition to our 100-peso and 50-peso cards.

CityHall Organizes CallCenter Forum

The Dagupan City Administration is organizing a round table discussion/forum for Call Center Operators and stakeholders. Confirmed participants include Mr Jojo Uligan, Managing Director, Call Center Association of the Philippines, Mr Ariel Roda and Ms Nerrise Ramos, PLDT, Atty William Pamintuan, Digitel, and the heads of universities in Pangasinan. Avaya, the worlwide leader in Call center equipment provisioning has also signified their participation in the event. Interested parties are urged to contact Mr Raffy Baraan for more details.

John Jr is here!

The junior of John has arrived!

Who's Vulnerable?? Log in to Phackers!

In most parts of the world, hacker culture is thriving. I read about Brazilian hackers, Moroccan hackers, Romanian Hackers, etc. etc. but no Philippine Hackers!? That's funny because I know a number of Filipino hackers yet there is not a single community online where programmers, script kiddies, system/network admins, security specialists/consultants, PNP/NBI, ph-cert, etc. etc. can share ideas/works/exploits just for fun and also to protect our homeland online security. Good thing PI Flashbulb and the contributors of ISAW have somewhat filled this void. To me this blog is an excellent breeding ground to start the first hacker community in the Philippines....

Bitstop Now Offers Live Conferencing Service

Mozcom's LRN was tapped by Bitstop to provide the live video conferencing service. This service will allow as many as five live video sessions to be hooked up in a conference. For voice conference, the system allows as much as 300 live particpants. This system is ideal not only for video and voice conference, but is also suitable for live demos, product launches, online training and just plain get-togethers (specially with the christmas season fast approaching).

Online Learning Platform Hosting @ Bitstop

If you are thinking about expanding your training operations without making a significant investment in capital expenditures, why not consider offering these online! Open up your online university and tap into the wider worldwide market of people connected online. Bitstop is a Microsoft SPLA licensee and is able to offer access to Microsoft Class Server v3.0 on a lower license fee based on per user per month basis. Call or email spg@bitstop.ph for more details or demo.

Bitstop to add 30 more lines this week

Bitstop is expecting Digitel to activate our 7th E1/R2 lines this week. With these added lines, we are expecting to alleviate the busy lines condition during peak usage hours of 7pm to 9pm. Total dialup lines will now be 330 for Pangasinan. We have also applied for an additional E1/R2 lines from PLDT as well. Update: 30 additional lines are now Installed!

Partners in Learning Initiative Awards

Article from INQ7.net : Microsoft, through its Partners in Learning initiative, recently launched the 1st Philippine Innovative Teachers Leadership Awards, which aims to recognize Filipino educators who have been using technology as teaching tools. The competition is open to secondary public school teachers from the Department of Education's 176 divisions representing 17 regions. One of the primary criteria, says Microsoft Philippines marketing director Raymund Acedera, is the teacher's use of technology in the classroom. It does not have to be Microsoft technology, he says. Any form of technology used as a teaching tool is acceptable.

Microsoft .NET Training @ UB

PSITE, Microsoft, and the University of Baguio will be conducting a Microsoft .NET Curriculum Workshop on Oct 24 and Oct 25 , 2004.  Speakers for the event include: Ed Quek (Regional Academic Developer Evangelist) Stanley Tan (Regional Academic Technical Advisor) and Tyson Dowd (Regional Academic Programs Manager)

Scheduled Webcasts for the week

On Oct 5, 2004 from the Grand Ballroon of Hotel Intercontinental, Makati, Bitstop and Innove will be webcasting the “Down To Earth Costume Party“ from 7:00pm onwards. Please visit www.missearth.tv for more details. Click here to view it! On Oct 6, 7 and 8, Bitstop and Infocom will be bringing the live events for the Finex Week , 36th year celebrations. This year's theme will be: “ Responding to the Challenges of Good Governance“ The event will be aired from the Grand Ballroom of Hotel Internc

Free Khan CDs @ Bitstop

Bitstop is giving away 2,000 pieces of Khan installer CDs. These CDs are courtesy of NetGames's Axel Kornerup. We are also bundling 1 free CD for every 5 NITRO Card purchased. We also have a lmitied amount of super cool Khan posters. Present 20 used Nitros to get one.

Finex Contest Live from Lyceum

Bitstop is proud to have been tapped to provide the technology to webcast the live FINEX (Finance Executives of the Philippines) 6th Inter-Collegiate Finance Competition from Lyceum of the Philippines. Click on the link to view the archive event

Internet Subscribers Promo

To provide a better internet experience for our subscribers, Bitstop Network Services, Inc. is ecstatic in announcing our Sophos 'Stay Secure' Antivirus promo. This 1-year license base price is offered to our subscribers for only 1,199.00 pesos. Plus, you can claim additional discounts on top of the low price as follows: For Nitro users: You can claim discounts on your used nitro cards, equivalent per card is 10.00 pesos, for up to 50 cards per Sophos license. For Post-Paid accounts: You can claim a 10% discount for every month of subscription up to a maximum of 50% for each license you avail of. Please be...

Service interruption

We will be switching to the new uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system tomorrow early morning (10/3/2004) at around 1:00am until 2:00am. The following services are affected (i) dialup access, (ii) leased line connections, and (iii) web hosting services. For inquiries, please e-mail noc@bitstop.ph or use the Contact link found at the top of this page.Update: We have successfully switched to the new UPS this morning. All services should be available by now.

Hackable Computer to be retired

Bitstop is ending the access to acme.bitstop.ph by noon of Saturday. The temporary license is set to expire on that date. We shall be saving the logs and the screen shots for compilation into a case study for our staff use. Partial logs are already shared with the DLSU MIS department.

Newest Internet Radio in the Country!

  Our congratulations to the group of Mr Ron Titular for being the newest Internet Radio station in the Philippines! Bitstop is currently providing the facilities to webcast “The Edge”. Visit eRadioportal.com and click on the links for “The Edge”

Current R&D @ Bitstop

 Our thanks to Intradecorp.biz and MEC Philippines for letting us play around with SuperMicro X5DPR-TG2+ Dual Xeon 1U Rack Mount Server and Sonicwall Firewall and HP Procurve 2824. The SuperMicro rack mounted server will allow us to test virtual machine hosting capacity, while the SONICWall and HP Procurve allows us to test gigabit layer3 switching performance for our future expansion plans.

Acme.bitstop.ph New Edition

We have installed a new edition of acme.bitstop.ph. Like the older acme.bitstop.ph, it is a hackable server. However, unlike the old one, this new one is more realistic and comes with a lot of running applications. It has dynamic asp applications, mail services, sql backend database and a CRM application running on top of it. It is also a domain controller running active directory. This configuration is harder to defend than the old acme.bitstop.ph so to even the odds, we have enabled the builtin firewall and put in antivirus protection.

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