association elects Bernardo as representative
of the College of Education Dr. Allan Bernardo was elected
as member of the Executive Committee of the Asian Association
of Social Psychology (AASP) during the group’s general assembly
on July 11. The assembly was held at the University of Melborne,
Australia. The Executive Committee is the highest governing
body of the AASP and is composed of 10 elected officers.
was elected as the South East Asian Regional Representative
to the Executive Committee. He also presented two papers during
ASSP’s biennial conference in Melbourne last July 10-13. The
papers he presented were The Structure of Pedagogical Beliefs
of Filipino Mathematics Teachers and Motivation, Learning
Strategy, and Academic Achievement Among Filipino College
Students. The president of the AASP is Dr. Susumu Yamaguchi
of the Tokyo University.
its fourth volume of publication, the AASP publishes the Asian
Journal of Social Psychology. It is edited by Kwok Leung of
the City University of Hong Kong. The AASP also publishes
the book series Progress in Asian Social Psychology.
The next biennial conference of the AASP will be held in Manila
in July 2003. It will be co-hosted by DLSU-M, University of
the Philippines, and Ateneo de Manila University.
of the Worm Virus
been hit. The Information Technology Center last week received
reports on the University’s e-mail system getting attacked
by a virus called Sircam, also known in aliases such as I-Worm.Sircam,
W32.Sircam, and W32/SirCam.
Sircam is a mass mailing e-mail worm with the ability to spread
through Windows Network shares. The worm’s body is 137216
bytes long but when it comes as an e-mail attachment, it becomes
larger in size due to a document that is attached to its body.
When a Sircam-infected e-mail attachment is opened, it shows
the document it picked up from the sender’s machines. The
file is displayed with the appropriate program according to
its extension: ‘.DOC’: WinWord.exe or WordPad.exe; ‘.XLS’:
Excel.exe; ‘.ZIP’: winzip.exe
This effectively disguises the worm’s activity. While the
user is checking the document the system gets infected. The
attached file has the name of a picked document file with
a double extension like ‘.DOC.EXE’, ‘.XLS.PIF’. The ‘.COM’,
‘.BAT’, ‘.PIF’ and ‘.LNK’ are used as second (executable)
extensions. Since the worm can pick any of the user’s personal
document, it can send out confidential information.
The next time you receive an email with an attachment like
.exe .gif .jpg .scr .txt .vbs .bat from an unknown source,
please do not open it or, if you think it is unimportant,
delete it. If you need to open these attachments, please ask
assistance from the IT Security Group. Forward or send your
email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To remove Sircam virus, please download sirc_dis.reg at ftp://scribes.dlsu.edu.ph
then double click the sirc_dis.reg icon. This cure will remove
the files and registry keys created by the Sircam worm or
virus. After running the sirc_dis.reg, restart your PC. Please
call ITC to request for an updated F-Secure Anti-virus.
Department lines up lectures
History Department, together with the International Studies
Department and the European Documentation and Research Center,
will sponsor a lecture on the Philippine Revolution as it
was seen from the viewpoint of the French. The lecturer will
be Dr. Maria Luisa Camagay, director of the University of
the Philippines Press and professor of History from the University
of the Philippines. The lecture will take place at the EDRC
Library on August 8.
History Department Chair Dr. Cornelio Bascara will deliver
a lecture at the Instituto Cervantes de Manila on August 25.
Bascara will talk on the Philippine Revolution from the perspective
of the Spanish.
Meanwhile, Dr. Luis Dery and Dr. Rene Escalante will participate
in the round table conference on the issues involving the
specific data and site of the First Cry of the Philippine
Revolution of 1896. Dery will be one of the principal panelists,
while Escalante will act as one of the neutral panelists.
The National Historical Institute sponsors the conference.
It will be held at the AV Room of the NHI on August 27-29.