Tag Archives: IDA

INFOCOMM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY CEO REPLACED BY FOREIGN TALENT

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has appointed former EMC executive Steve Leonard as its executive deputy chairman, with civil servant Jacqueline Poh as its managing director. They will replace outgoing CEO Ronnie Tay when he steps down in June. In a statement Thursday, the local ICT regulator said current CEO Ronnie Tay, who has been at the helm of the organization since November 2007, will return to administrative service and await a new posting once he steps down on June 10, 2013.

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1560 SingPass accounts hacked

IDA said that investigations so far show there is no evidence to suggest the SingPass system has been compromised. But if that is the case, then how did someone managed to trigger password reset for 419 accounts? Hopefully IDA and Crimson Logic can finish their investigation soon and stop this from happening again. By the way, usually when there is a hack, I would recommend everyone to change their password. But for this case, I don’t know if changing your password will help or not. It seems like someone managed to change the registered mobile number in the system for 2FA and used that to reset the password. Changing your SingPass password does not do anything unless your account has been compromised.

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I WAS UNABLE TO LOGIN TO SINGPASS SINCE END OF MAY 2014

Thinking that something is wrong somewhere, I logged in. Again. And again. What the h*ll? Why do I need to login multiple times without being able to do something simple like change my appointment date?! If that’s the case, then, something is very wrong somewhere. I know there is this Heartbleed issue going on. I use Chrome to do it and using the government internet to login to the government website. I’m in the same sector and I get rejected. Bloody barnacles!

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SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT SINGPASS SYSTEM HACKED – OVER 1500 ACCOUNTS COMPROMISED?

Over 1,500 SingPass users may have had their IDs and passwords accessed without their permission. The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) was notified on Monday (June 2) by the SingPass operator that a number of users had received a SingPass password reset notification letter, even though they did not request for a password change. IDA's preliminary investigations show that 1,560 users' IDs and passwords were potentially accessed, of which 419 passwords were reset. Password reset notification letters were sent to the registered address of SingPass account holders.

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StarHub’s bid to charge for 4G blocked

In a statement yesterday, the IDA said its investigations found that there was still “significant” confusion among consumers about the plans they signed up for. This is despite the three telcos — M1, SingTel and StarHub — positioning 4G services as value-added services in their promotional materials and service terms and conditions. Although “all the necessary notifications are captured in writing in one form or another” by the three telcos, there is room for improvement at the point of sale, noted Mr Leong. “We’ll be working on improving and tightening those procedures at the point of sale to ensure consumers are fully aware and we’ll make it a regulatory requirement,” he said on the programme. Noting that the Telecoms Competition Code requires telcos to communicate key terms and conditions to customers prior to service sign-up, the IDA said in its statement: “Telecoms operators should not change prices mid-way that affect customers with minimum term contracts, if they were not clear to customers upfront what those price changes might be.

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SingTel makes a clear stand on the topic of Whatsapp being chargable for Post-Paid Subscribers.

SingTel have made a clear statement on their Facebook post to clarify about the whole charging for Whatsapp usage saga. My post is in no-sense to attack SingTel or its services, but to seek clarifications and the truth behind this. The ‘Whatsapp Pass’ is a value-added service aimed at providing a manageable data usage plan for heavy Whatsapp users on SingTel’s Post-paying subscription with limited or no-data plans at all.

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IDA to study mobile data experience in Singapore

The bugbear of many consumers - unreliable and slow mobile data access on their smartphones - may be a thing of the past sooner than expected. The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) recently launched a tender to collect information on consumers' experience of mobile networks here.

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Anonymous Hacker Threatens to Attack Singapore Government Social Media Profiles

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has advised the public not to be alarmed if they notice “any unusual activity on Government social media channels”, in response to a cyber threat issued by a person claiming to be from the hacktivist collective Anonymous. The person had published a “press release” on Pastebin last Thursday, demanding the release of the five men who were arrested for vandalising a wall in Singapore.

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