Ransomware Illustrates Danger of Government 'Exploits'

Companies were slow to realise they needed to protect themselves since "the return on investment is impossible to determine", Saiz said, "and we can not know which attacks we survived and how much they cost". Microsoft declined to comment for this story. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said in a statement on Friday that it was "aware of reports of ransomware affecting global entit... [Full Article...]

No second cyber attack made on NHS

The minister also confirmed the attack wasn't on a government organisation. The NHS has been declared "open for business" after a crippling ransomware attack left large swathes of its services paralysed over the weekend. In Thailand, the junta's National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) saw huge opportunity to advance cyber and other network control - and not just of the internet. [Full Article...]

Microsoft's president blames NSA for WannaCry attack

However staff beginning the working week have been told to be careful. Hundreds of thousands of computers have been affected so far. Carmaker Renault said one of its French plants, which employs 3,500 people, wasn't reopening Monday as a "preventative step" while technicians deal with the aftermath of the attack. [Full Article...]

Android O Developer Preview 2: Notification Dots, Smart Text Selection Introduced

This certainly isn't the end-all, be-all test of capability, but it's definitely something worth considering, especially if you don't speak bare-bones American. Still, a potentially more useful (and scary) feature coming to all Homes is "proactive assistance", which will see the Home nudge you with contextual info. [Full Article...]

Ransomware WannaCry attack: Banks cautious, shut down ATMs operating on old software

There are a total of 2.2 lakh ATMs in India, of which few may be running on old Windows XP. Weidman said that the best way to protect industrial systems that can't be updated is to place them on isolated network segments that don't have direct access to the Internet. [Full Article...]

What Do Analysts Suggest For Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

IA ADV's holdings in Microsoft were worth $406,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Pacific Center for Financial Services bought a new position in Microsoft during the fourth quarter valued at $155,000. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 16th. If you are reading this piece of content on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of USA & worldwide copyright and ... [Full Article...]

Instagram 'worst for young mental health'

Instagram 'worst for young mental health' The survey asked them to score how each of the social media platforms they use impacts upon 14 health and wellbeing-related issues which were identified by experts as the most significant such as anxiety, loneliness and depression. The app otherwise scored well for enabling self-expression and self-identity when assessed against 14 statements relating to health and well-being. [Full Article...]

Microsoft's Surface Pro update leaks, expected launch on 23 May

Microsoft's Surface Pro update leaks, expected launch on 23 May However, mere days before the reveal, leaked images of the new system have hit the internet, along with its official name: "Surface Pro". Meanwhile, the Surface Pro 4 refresh is expected to be announced on Monday, May 23 at an event in Shanghai, China, so stay tuned to TrustedReviews for the latest. [Full Article...]

Edwards Lifesciences Corp (EW) Stake Boosted by Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A.

The institutional investor owned 1,796 shares of the medical research company's stock at the end of the first quarter. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. If you are viewing this piece of content on another website, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of global copyright laws. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more tha... [Full Article...]

Nintendo unveils first official Switch bundle with Splatoon 2

There's also a "Global Testpunch" demo coming at the end of May. Nintendo dug into its Switch-exclusive fighting game ARMS in a Nintendo Direct video last night, revealing a ton of ways players can customize their fighters with different boxing gloves, unique game modes, and three new fighters. [Full Article...]

Nintendo Patch Out Potentially Offensive Mario Kart 8 Gesture

Nintendo Patch Out Potentially Offensive Mario Kart 8 Gesture Comparison screenshots of the before and after animations can be found on this NeoGAF thread . There's a new patch out this week to bring Nintendo's Switch game Mario Kart 8 Deluxe up to version 1.1, and one of the changes appears to be the removal of an in-game gesture that may be rude or obscene to some players. [Full Article...]

Cyber ransomware attack continues to spread; 2 lakh hit across 150 countries

But how much do individuals need to worry about their personal computers being targeted? "Although ransomware on a public sector system isn't even newsworthy, systems being hit simultaneously across the country is (contrary to popular belief, most NHS employees don't open phishing emails which suggested that something to be this widespread it would have to be propagated using another method)",... [Full Article...]

Senate committee wants Comey to testify

Chaffetz is not the only one who has reached out to Comey - the Senate Intelligence Committee invited Comey to testify in both closed and open sessions on Wednesday as well - so those "networks" should be pretty easy to find. Any investigation would pay close attention to the timeline. Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, said simply, "It would be helpful to have less drama em... [Full Article...]

What's the deal with Android's new security suite 'Google Play Protect'?

What's the deal with Android's new security suite 'Google Play Protect'? In continuation of the strategy, Google on May 17 unveiled a scaled-down version of its popular Android OS, which with its nifty optimisations promises to bring better functioning smartphones at an affordable price to millions of users in India. [Full Article...]

NSA Told Microsoft of Flaw Before Ransomware Attack

NSA Told Microsoft of Flaw Before Ransomware Attack It would seem the malware exploits security gaps within various Windows platforms including Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003. An attack is typically distributed by relying on social engineering to impregnate the victim's computer with the malicious software, often described as a virus . [Full Article...]

Google Android OS installed on 2 bn active devices

Furthermore, there's something new that Google is calling Vitals. Lastly, Play store will promote a better user experience by highlighting apps that are specifically designed for these devices - such as apps that use less memory, storage space, and mobile data - while still giving users access to the entire app catalogue. [Full Article...]

Global Positioning System ask patients to delay contact while cyber-attack backlog clears

One did not include the so-called kill switch that allowed researchers to interrupt the malware's spread Friday by diverting it to a dead end on the internet. As cybercriminals become more sophisticated, there is simply no way for customers to protect themselves against threats unless they update their systems". [Full Article...]

Banks reinforce cyber defenses after global attack

This would change, Gazeley said, as Europe and USA computers are turned on, but it indicated the scale of the problem there. At the hospital on Friday, patient Patrick Ward had been shaved and had his catheter fitted ready for a long-awaited heart operation when the attack happened. [Full Article...]

Xi Jinping, Moon Jae-In agree over plan to denuclearise North korea

Both the USA and South Korea are keen on dismantling the nuclear program of Kim Jong Un and hence, are open to maintaining the sanctions on North Korea already laid in place by Trump's administration. go back to the 1950-53 Korean War, which ended in an armistice, not a peace treaty. Theresa May and South Korea's new president have agreed the need for a "robust response" to aggression from Kim J... [Full Article...]

Google has an indoor positioning tech in the works, called VPS

In the future, Bavor imagines one scenario in which VPS works along with an audio interface to help those with visual impairments navigate the world more effectively. We'll see more about VPS when Google begins a broader rollout of the technology later in the year. Meanwhile, what has been confirmed, is the fact that VPS tech will become an essential part of Google Lens, which was announced by Goo... [Full Article...]

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