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Microsoft President: Governments Must Treat Cyber Attack as 'Wake-Up Call'

Microsoft in March released a patch for users to remove the vulnerability, but long-standing delays in updating major systems-such as the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom -exacerbated by a lack of support from the software company, allowed the attack to spread quickly around the world. [Full Article...]

Microsoft says ransomware attack should be a 'wake-up call' for governments

The malware is a type of ransomware that seems to have spread via a computer virus known as a worm, meaning that it can move throughout a network without human interaction. National Security Agency as an offensive cyber-weapon. Updating software will take care of some vulnerability. A United Kingdom security researcher known as " MalwareTech ", who helped to limit the ransomware attack , pre... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump willing to try engagement with North Korea, on conditions: Seoul

Donald Trump willing to try engagement with North Korea, on conditions: Seoul Moon's envoy to Washington , South Korean media mogul Hong Seok-hyun, said Trump spoke of being willing to use engagement to ensure peace, Hong said in comments carried by television. mainland. An official of Hong's delegation said that Tillerson was emphasizing that there is no reason for the U.S.to demonstrate hostility if the North shows intentions to scrap its nuclear ambitions. [Full Article...]

United States hands Arctic Council gavel over to Finland

The Arctic Council - an worldwide body dedicated to sustaining the Arctic - has concluded its meeting at Fairbanks, Alaska, by signing a treaty that cites climate change in the Arctic and the importance of the Paris Agreement in slowing it. [Full Article...]

Google Assistant Is Bringing AI To Your Coffee Table And Your iPhone

Mind you, Google having AI in devices isn't anything new. "Integrating our full suite of connected appliances with the Google Assistant makes it easier for owners to control their appliances and get on with their day". Android TV's best new feature may be previews on the home page. This may seem obvious as it is a third-party program, but the process of finding the app , installing it, and pl... [Full Article...]

Installing Updates Can Stop Cyberattack — Microsoft Ransomware Patch

In Malaysia, cyber security firm LE Global Services said it identified 12 cases so far, including a large government-linked corporation, a government-linked investment firm and an insurance company. This includes Windows 8 and Windows XP, which the majority of NHS England trusts are using. If you don't want to install the update for your PC, cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has a step-by-step ... [Full Article...]

Google prepping Android Pay expansion, support for sending money to friends

Google prepping Android Pay expansion, support for sending money to friends Google I/O 2017 saw several announcements at the Google Keynote. In addition, Google has made updates to its Assistant. It also addresses apps downloaded from third-party app stores that aren't subject to Google's automated malware scanner Verify Apps, part of the Google Play app store. [Full Article...]

Google Assistant For Android TV Launching This Year

Project Treble, a framework that makes it easier for hardware manufacturers to update devices quickly, isolates bugs from core parts of the operating system. It had already announced some basics back in March, but the I/O conference is usually when we hear about the real highlights - the stuff consumers are actually going to look forward to. [Full Article...]

Google Launches Android Go for 'Next Billion' Smartphone Users

Google I/O 2017 continues rolling on today, and on day two of the event, Google has shared some news about Android Pay. The Android O public beta, also known as the Android O Developer Preview 2, is now available for download from Google. [Full Article...]

"Doomsday" Vault Flooded After Permafrost Melts Due To Climate Change

In Arctic Svalbard, there is a vault that might sound like a sci-fi plot device. The island saw temperatures seven degrees Celsius (or 12 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than normal, leading to rain and melted ice when light snow was expected. "It was supposed to [operate] without the help of humans, but now we are watching the seed vault 24 hours a day", Ms Aschim said. "But more importantly it is a c... [Full Article...]

Korea Ratchets up Online Security against WannaCry Ransomware

For nearly everyone, WannaCry looks identical to all other ransomware . The WannaCry attack is not a zero-day flaw, but rather is based on an exploit that Microsoft patched with its MS17-010 advisory on March 14 in the SMB Server. As of midafternoon Monday, a Twitter bot tracking payments to the wallets said the accounts had a total of a little over $55,000 in them. After the attack, ... [Full Article...]

U.S. government stockpiled malware codes instead of reporting them

If you're not on a work network that already has security, consider installing some form of security program on your computer. WannaCry is a type of trojan virus called ransomware . Apple's Mac computers were not targeted by this ransomware attack so are clear. It is worth noting that Windows 10 was unaffected by the ransomware as the exploit was fixed ahead of Microsoft's latest re... [Full Article...]

Former Fox News chief Roger Ailes dead at 77

Former Fox News chief Roger Ailes dead at 77 DAVID FOLKENFLIK, BYLINE: Good morning, David. The death of Roger Ailes has raised questions about what impact his passing will have on lawsuits against him and 21st Century Fox. And Ailes determined that many viewers like getting their news from attractive blondes in short skirts. Ailes is universally regarded as a brilliant political strategist. [Full Article...]

Microsoft partly blames U.S. gov't for cyberattack

Officials in Japan and South Korea said they believed security updates had helped ward off the worst of the impact. 'The growth rate of infected institutions on Monday has slowed significantly compared to the previous two days, ' said Chinese Internet security company Qihoo 360. [Full Article...]

NSA warned Microsoft about vulnerability connected to 'Wanna Cry'

It's not alone, though, with plenty of other companies falling foul here - as we observed recently, rather unbelievably, Windows XP actually remains the third most-used operating system in the world. Fernandes also elaborates on how one can take cognizance of such occurrences saying: "If you receive e-mail that tells you to open links or visit a page and you do not know the user sending you the ... [Full Article...]

Local Co-op and PS4 Launch Date Announced for Nex Machina

Local Co-op and PS4 Launch Date Announced for Nex Machina Speaking of Alienation , PS4 owners can still scoop up the Housemarque title for free this month with PlayStation Plus, in case your top-down shooter cravings haven't been sated in some time. That's right, you can now partner up with someone in the same room and take down enemies faster and more efficient. Taking hints from both Robotron and Smash TV , Nex Machina focuses on pure action, vox... [Full Article...]

Alaskan Natives Look to Arctic Council to Preserve Waters, Way of Life

Alaskan Natives Look to Arctic Council to Preserve Waters, Way of Life Russia is working to develop the Arctic as a region of peace and stability, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has told the Arctic Council in Alaska, but expressed regret at the lack of security cooperation between member states over the last few years. [Full Article...]

IBA asks govt to reconsider cess in GST rates on aerated

Undoubtedly because of the finance ministers of 32 states and Union territories who have converged in Srinagar for the two-day meet, something that has not been missed by the local papers. "Telecom industry hails GST as an iconic reform but we are disappointed with announced rate of 18 per cent", mobile industry body COAI's Director General Rajan S Mathews said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Man who plowed car into Times Square crowd was 'hearing voices'

Man who plowed car into Times Square crowd was 'hearing voices' Police do not suspect a. The injured included Elsman's 13-year-old sister, Ava, according to Michelle Karpinski of Portage Public Schools. Her 13-year-old sister was also struck by the auto, but survived, police said. Law enforcement officials say a man accused of steering his vehicle onto one of the busiest sidewalks in the USA and mowing down pedestrians for three blocks told police he was "... [Full Article...]

Ireland's PM steps down as Fine Gael leader

Minister for social protection Leo Varadkar and Minister for Housing Simon Coveney are widely considered the two frontrunners in the leadership race. "He was an extraordinary taoiseach, leader and colleague and after decades of service to the party and for bringing it back from the verge of extension, we owe him a huge debt of gratitude". [Full Article...]


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