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Microsoft says NSA to blame for Wannacry

Microsoft says NSA to blame for Wannacry As the name suggests, the virus in effect holds the infected computer hostage and demands that the victim pay a ransom in order to regain access to the files on his or her computer. Many countries are racing to create more cyber weapons. Along with other cyber powers such as China and Russian Federation, it operates teams of specialists who identify security flaws that can be used for cyber spying... [Full Article...]

Microsoft issues WannaCry security patch for XP, blasts U.S. for 'stockpiling vulnerabilities'

Upon taking over, it applies encryption on those files and asks for money for a key that can restore the files. "Still, the NSA can't be very proud of this". He noted, however, the complexity that can be involved in patching a security hole. Smith's blog post did not address another factor in the ransomware's spread, one that hints at the difficulty of uniting against a hacking attack: Users of ... [Full Article...]

Intel Core i9 benchmarks: Core i7-7920X with 12C/24T

Intel Core i9 benchmarks: Core i7-7920X with 12C/24T According to the report, the most powerful option in the upcoming lineup of desktop CPUs is going to be a "beast", with a dozen cores and a power consumption of 140W. Taking it down another notch, we get the Core i9-7820K. The 8 core 7820X features the same boost clocks , with a slightly higher base clock of 3.6 GHz. [Full Article...]

Suspect a WannaCry ransomware attack? Call this Maharashtra government helpline

Chinese media are reporting that the global "ransomware" virus attacked many university networks in China. But the researcher's actions may have saved companies and governments millions of dollars and slowed the outbreak before computers in the USA were more widely affected. [Full Article...]

SAP plots more integrations with Google Cloud Platform

SAP plots more integrations with Google Cloud Platform With United VARs' and Symmetry's deep SAP expertise, customers can more effectively manage cost and complexity concerns associated with migrating legacy SAP applications to the new SAP HANA architecture and tuning both traditional SAP and SAP HANA environments for optimal performance. [Full Article...]

Volvo teams up with Google for Android-based in-car systems

Volvo teams up with Google for Android-based in-car systems Volvo believes that by putting Android at the core of its cars, it will always be able to offer its clients the latest connected vehicle technology and digital services. The Android for the auto also integrates Google Assistant, which is the artificial intelligence-powered, voice-based virtual assistant-this is already available in Android phones, and will enable much smarter voice-based controls ... [Full Article...]

Who was in Trump's meeting with the Russians?

On Monday , The Washington Post reported allegations about Trump revealing classified information to Russians. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster defended Trump, saying later Tuesday that the president hadn't known the source of the information and insisting the conversation had been "wholly appropriate". [Full Article...]

Global ransomware attack puts Winnipeg systems on alert

Global ransomware attack puts Winnipeg systems on alert Matthew Hickey, a cyber-security researcher at United Kingdom -based firm Hacker House, said that once the fee is paid, the hacker must manually activate decryption so that files are released, rather than it being an automatic process. [Full Article...]

WannaCry Ransomware Gets Upgraded and This Time There Is No Kill Switch

WannaCry Ransomware Gets Upgraded and This Time There Is No Kill Switch Whoever is found to be behind the attack, said Marin Ivezic, a cybersecurity partner at PwC in Hong Kong, the way the hackers used freely available tools so effectively may be what makes this campaign more worrying. "Our cybercrime teams are now working to retrieve lost data", Joshua said. The identity of whoever deployed the software remains unknown. Universities and other educational insti... [Full Article...]

Group linked to NSA spy leaks threatens sale of new tech secrets

Group linked to NSA spy leaks threatens sale of new tech secrets He says cyber security leaders should pay attention to what Shadow Brokers does next. What is "WannaCry" and how does the ransomware work? This EternalBlue vulnerability was actually first discovered by the United States security agency NSA , but the agency's hacking arsenal was stolen by the Shadow Brokers, and now the hacker group responsible for this theft has written a blogpost. [Full Article...]

BMW announce new M5 with M xDrive

BMW announce new M5 with M xDrive In "4WD Sport" and "2WD" modes, handling becomes even more playful and engaging in classic BMW M auto mode - though on a low-grip surface we actually preferred the car's "4WD Sport" setting, which allows for plenty of rear-driven handling fun but mixes in greater traction and only blends in the stability of four-wheel drive when you really need it. [Full Article...]

Apple to discontinue iPad mini lineup

According to the source cited by BGR , "fierce cannibalism of our own products" meant that the iPad Mini was being "sized out of its own category". The last update the iPad Mini line received was back in September 2015 with the introduction of the iPad Mini 4, and even then, it was announced without much fanfare as a footnote to a larger iPad Pro presentation. [Full Article...]

Analyst's Proposition on Mylan N.V. (MYL), American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO)

Analyst's Proposition on Mylan N.V. (MYL), American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) Taking a broader look brokerage firms' analysts on the street with an expectant view have American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) high price target of $20 and with a conservative view have low price target of $11. was downgraded to "market perform" by analysts at BlueFin Research. The Street analysts also model Target's 1Q revenues at $15.64 billion, falling short of Estimize.com's prediction of ... [Full Article...]

Amazon's streaming software powers new smart TVs

Amazon's streaming software powers new smart TVs Unlike the TCL sets we recently saw , these TVs don't support Dolby Vision or HDR . And while the $449 price point is certainly a good deal higher than just picking up one of the company's existing standalone media players (assuming, of course, you already own a TV), there are some inherent advantages here, like the ability to incorporate external inputs. [Full Article...]

Singapore shuts airport terminal after fire; flights delayed

Singapore shuts airport terminal after fire; flights delayed Changi Airport staff were seen at T2 directing and ushering people to T3's holding area, which was packed with affected passengers and their luggage. Singapore handled 58.7 million passengers in 2016, making it one of the top 20 airports in the world by traffic, according to preliminary data released by the Airports Council International. [Full Article...]

Nokia 3310 Launched In India For ₹3310,Will you buy it?

Nokia 3310 Launched In India For ₹3310,Will you buy it? This in itself reveals how popular the original feature phone - a phone that can just make calls and send texts - was in the 2000s. First and foremost, it does not support WhatsApp; well any app for that matter, as the device runs on Nokia's Series 30+ operating system, which once upon a time ruled the phone industry, but obsolete now. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Slams NSA Over Ransomware Nightmare

Microsoft Slams NSA Over Ransomware Nightmare Europol estimated Sunday that the attack had hit at least 150 countries and infected 200,000 machines. That flaw was exploited by a tool called EternalBlue and patched by Microsoft in mid-March, but those who did not apply the update were still open to attack, resulting in the mammoth attack starting Friday that infected 48 UK National Health Service trusts, FedEx , Telefonica, Renault and N... [Full Article...]

Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating

Putin also said that the global leaders needed to discuss cyber security and threat at a "serious political level", adding that the U.S. has backed away from signing a cyber security agreement with Russian Federation. The healthcare centres in many countries are particularly vulnerable. New versions of the worm are expected, the experts said, and the extent - and economic cost - of the d... [Full Article...]

World braces for more cyber attacks as work week begins

World braces for more cyber attacks as work week begins Nine out of ten NHS organizations use antiquated computer systems, specifically Windows XP, according to the software company Citrix. In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said late Sunday that his country was largely unaffected by the ransomware attack after it began preparing for such events several years ago through its new National Cyberdefence Authority. [Full Article...]

Southwestern Montana deputy killed in shootout

Southwestern Montana deputy killed in shootout The suspects began firing at law enforcement before the vehicle stopped just east of Rock Creek. Butte-Silver Bow County Sheriff Ed Lester says the suspects fired shots at officers who pursued them for over 100 miles across parts of five counties. [Full Article...]


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