100 countries taking stock day after ransomware hit

Security researchers said they observed some victims paying via the digital currency bitcoin, though they did not know what percent had given in to the extortionists. Guillaume Poupard, head of France's national cyber security agency, told Reuters he is concerned infections could surge again on Monday, when workers return to the office and turn on computers. [Full Article...]

ITunes is coming to the Windows App Store

ITunes is coming to the Windows App Store The Fall Creators Update includes impressive features including a new design system, new tools for developers , iTunes app for the Windows Store and the world's first Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers . Moreover, the software giant announced new tools for Windows developers. Finally, there is also a new " Clipboard " feature, which will also be viewable on Windows and Android/iOS. [Full Article...]

Windows Store getting Ubuntu, Fedora, and SUSE Linux

Windows Store getting Ubuntu, Fedora, and SUSE Linux Developers might like to know that Fluent Design , codenamed Project Neon, will also be part of the Fall Creators Update. Microsoft is employing Microsoft Graph to make moving between different devices easier. Microsoft executives used demonstrations to provide a glimpse into a near future in which artificial intelligence hosted online works with internet linked devices such as construct... [Full Article...]

CasaTunes Now Talking to Amazon Alexa Voice Service

CasaTunes Now Talking to Amazon Alexa Voice Service It has the same exact features as any other tablet and even has the same functionalities. The email stated that " Amazon is out for blood - the Echo Show is proof". Home Hub was initially supposed to be a Cortana-powered speaker ideal to battle the Amazon Echo . According to eMarketer , heaviest users of digital assistants are between the ages of 25 and 34, which represent 26.3% of virt... [Full Article...]

Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack, including US

Individuals and companies still have to decide if they want to pay the ransom or part with their data. Pictures posted on social media showed screens of NHS computers with images demanding payment of $300 worth of the online currency Bitcoin, saying: "Ooops, your files have been encrypted!" It demands payment in three days or the price is doubled, and if none is received in seven days, the fil... [Full Article...]

World reels from cyberattack that hit nearly 100 countries

The ransomware was created to repeatedly contact an unregistered domain in its code. Microsoft swiftly released software " patches " to fix those holes, but many users still haven't installed updates or still use older versions of Windows. In the wake of the attack, Microsoft said it had taken the "highly unusual step" of releasing a patch for computers running older operating systems including Wi... [Full Article...]

UK Labour launches defence policy with Trump blast

Corbyn, a longtime anti-war activist who opposed the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, used a speech at the worldwide affairs think tank Chatham House to outline his vision for defense and foreign policy. But Mrs May will say his programme represents a return to "the disastrous socialist policies of the 1970s". "Corbyn is simply too weak and shambolic to stand up to terrorists and tyrants who w... [Full Article...]

Microsoft shifts policy, now makes fixes free

Microsoft shifts policy, now makes fixes free The worldwide cyberextortion attack has prompted Microsoft to take the unusual step of making security fixes available for older Windows system. A malware tracking map showed "WannaCry" infections popping up around the world. In Russia, government agencies insisted that all attacks had been resolved. "But there's clearly some culpability on the part of the USA intelligence services". [Full Article...]

Old Windows PCs can stop WannaCry ransomware with new Microsoft patch

Old Windows PCs can stop WannaCry ransomware with new Microsoft patch But U.K. hospitals, Chinese universities and global firms like Fedex also reported they had come under assault. The radio report says the Revoz factory in the southeastern town of Novo Mesto stopped working on Friday evening to stop the malware from spreading. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Demos Windows 10 on ARM Hardware Running Existing Win32 Apps

Microsoft has published details about Fluent Design's Acrylic transparency effect and related tools, which Microsoft recommends for in-app navigation and commanding elements. While there will be quite a number of new improvements noticed on the back-end, Windows is expected to look a little more different than users would be used to. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Windows Story Remix headlines Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft Windows Story Remix headlines Windows 10 Fall Creators Update There are nearly 700,000 apps in the Windows Store, but this would be Apple's first addition. The system, formerly known as Project Neon, includes features such as light, depth, motion, material and scale that developers can use to make applications more engaging. [Full Article...]

WannaCry ransomware attack: How to protect yourself

WannaCry ransomware attack: How to protect yourself The malicious software behind the onslaught appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was supposedly identified by the National Security Agency for its own intelligence-gathering purposes and was later leaked to the internet. [Full Article...]

Mother's Day Nightmare: Child Beat Up Over Handmade Card

Mother's Day Nightmare: Child Beat Up Over Handmade Card Spartanburg Police Department officers say they saw a handwritten card torn to pieces at the scene where the grandmother was there with the two children. Shontrell told police she did not believe she was acting violently. The child and his sister, however, told police that their mother hits them all the time and that they are afraid of her, according to WBRC. [Full Article...]

Antonio Conte believes Chelsea have room to 'improve' ahead of next season

Antonio Conte believes Chelsea have room to 'improve' ahead of next season Conte's focus has already moved on to the next target. Aware that the unhappiness of players like Diego Costa , Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas had sowed the seeds of discontent at Chelsea, Conte hatched a plan to win over his collection of multi-millionaire millennials. [Full Article...]

Trump's Premium on Loyalty Poses Hurdle in Search for FBI Chief

The job description for Federal Bureau of Investigation director under President Donald Trump includes an unusual requirement: personal loyalty to him. "The Republicans are still behind the president", Dickerson said. In July, Comey said in a press conference that he would not recommend criminal charges against Clinton. [Full Article...]

US says Trump 'can't imagine Russia pleased' with North Korea missile

This missile may have been the new mobile missile seen in North Korea's April 15 parade (Fig. 2). The missile is not believed to be an intercontinental ballistic missile but the type of missile is still being determined, U.S. The North attempted but failed to test-launch ballistic missiles four consecutive times in the past two months but has conducted a variety of missile tests since the beginn... [Full Article...]

Nvidia announced a plan to go up against Amazon, Google and Microsoft

Nvidia announced a plan to go up against Amazon, Google and Microsoft On the other side of the equation, Microsoft has enhanced its support for popular database software like MySQL and PostgreSQL , so the Azure cloud is better suited for their databases when they get there. It's now in early preview, with pricing to be determined. All of these are potential Azure Cosmos DB customers as well: entities that need a robust and reliable way to handle and proce... [Full Article...]

Where the global cyberattack has hit hardest

Its cybercrime center "is working closely with affected countries' cybercrime units and key industry partners to mitigate the threat and assist victims", it added. The malware spread quickly on Friday, with medical staff in the United Kingdom reportedly seeing computers go down "one by one". On Friday, at least 75,000 computer systems in 99 countries across the globe were targeted in a data encr... [Full Article...]

Eagles boost McGirt at golf championship

Eagles boost McGirt at golf championship Coverage for the final two rounds shifts from Golf Channel to NBC, beginning with the third round at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday. PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla . Phil Mickelson started making putts and moved up the leaderboard, only to begin a slow slide. Of the 82 players in the field, 49 made a double bogey or worse. [Full Article...]

Halep outlasts determined Mladenovic to retain Madrid title

Mladenovic leads the career head-to-head with Halep 3-1. Though Halep won't quiet the skeptics on changing for good until she gets back to truly and consistently contending for majors like she did in 2014, she's already amassing an impressive trophy cabinet. [Full Article...]

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