Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Intel shutdown RP operations, and "Conficker" or "Downadup"

I don't want to dwell on the bad news now given the powering and optimistic atmosphere yesterday - the OBAMA inauguration.It was, indeed, history in the making. For me, it is no longer far fetched to say that soon, in the future, a Pinoy American could be a US President.


More pain is starting to come in: Intel has announced the shut down of its more than two-decade-old test-and-assembly facility in the Philippines. Intel's manufacturing facility has around 1,800 workers.

That's 1,800 people out of work. A few days ago, Nortel, then Accenture cutting hundreds of jobs.

I am sure many people working in the private sector are now worried.


"Conficker" or "Downadup"

This one is another bad thing.

A nasty worm has wriggled into millions of computers and continues to spread, US software protection firm F-Secure says a computer worm known as "Conficker" or "Downadup" had infected more than nine million computers by Tuesday and was spreading at a rate of one million machines daily.