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Attack should be wake-up call for govts

The term ransomware refers to malicious software that infects or locks a computer, preventing access to files. Attacks by WannaCry , also called WannaCrypt, WCry, and Wanna Decryptor, were reported in China, Russia, Taiwan, France, and Japan, according to an Federal Bureau of Investigation notice sent Saturday. [Full Article...]

The 8 coolest things we learnt from the Google I/O 2017 keynote

The 8 coolest things we learnt from the Google I/O 2017 keynote Assistant is also picking up support for new languages - French, German, Japanese, and Brazilian Portuguese will be added by the summer; with Italian, Spanish, and Korean available by the end of the year. It was announced that Spotify in addition to their subscription service will be adding their free music service to Google Home. These days, it's not unusual to find tech giants and their ... [Full Article...]

Ransomware hits 'hundreds of thousands' of China PCs

The indiscriminate attack began Friday and struck banks, hospitals and government agencies around the world, exploiting known vulnerabilities in older Microsoft computer operating systems. After cancelling operations for a number of days, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Chorley and Preston hospitals, is now advising patients to attend appointments as normal from toda... [Full Article...]

All You Need To Know About WannaCry Ransomware

Questions are being asked about why any weaknesses found within these operating systems were not shared with the companies that develop them. The impact of this attack is comparatively low in India. A Windows computer virus built using vulnerabilities first discovered by the NSA and stolen by hackers from the agency took the world by storm on Friday. [Full Article...]

Ransomware WannaCry to attack Indian banking system soon

Around 200,000 victims in 150 countries have been affected, according to European Union police force Europol, many of them businesses including major corporations such as Nissan, FedEx and Hitachi . The developments came on Friday, the apparent deadline for owners of some infected machines to pay the ransom or lose their files forever. The ransom demand is in Bitcoins, the cyber cryptocurrenc... [Full Article...]

Canadian critically injured in Times Square crash

Canadian critically injured in Times Square crash He ran through the street before he was tackled, The AP reported . Immediately after the crash, Rojas reportedly tried to flee on foot. They also described him as emotionally disturbed. Three people were still in critical condition with serious head injuries, and a fourth is being treated for a collapsed lung and broken pelvis, according to the complaint. [Full Article...]

A Massive Ransomware Could Hit Computers This Week

British Prime Minister Theresa May weighed in, "Europol has said that it is unprecedented in terms of the scale of the cyber-attack that has taken place". Global shipper FedEx Corp said some of its Windows computers were also breached. Microsoft said the situation was "painful" and that it was taking "all possible actions to protect our customers". [Full Article...]

"Bug" In Vine Archive Website Could Have Exposed Email Addresses, Phone Numbers

Users should also be on the lookout for suspicious text messages or emails about the service containing attachments or that request a password since Twitter will never do either of those two things and such messages likely contain malware or are being used as part of a phishing attempt. [Full Article...]

Android Pay to expand to new markets, add improved loyalty card features

The Android O OS also has a picture-in-picture feature that will surely make multi-tasking much more convenient compared to the previous operating systems. Google has said that it will continue rolling out Instant Apps to more and more countries, though exact dates and countries was not listed. The company also announced plans for indoor mapping software which will enable people to navigate, ... [Full Article...]

Facebook is going to start live-streaming esports from ESL

Facebook is going to start live-streaming esports from ESL There will be at least 30 hours of CS: Go live streaming, part of ESL's RankS competition that will see 300 gamers from North America and Europe vying for a cut of the US$40,000 prize money ESL pays out each month. All major Internet companies around including the likes of Facebook, Twitch and Twitter are attempting to capitalize upon the same by ensuring that their platforms play host to as muc... [Full Article...]

Google Home: Features that will make you want to switch from Echo

Altogether, unless you are deeply in the Google ecosystem, using Google Assistant on the iPhone is a pain compared to Siri. "Given we are at the very start of this race, it will likely come down to how long AI and machine learning hold Google's attention, more than anything else", he said. [Full Article...]

Microsoft denounces government agencies in wake of WannaCry attack

In an analysis posted today, Finnish cybersecurity firm F-Secure explains that China and Russian Federation are two of the countries most severely hit by WannaCry, and there's a reason why this happened: the big number of computers running pirated Windows. [Full Article...]

Google Targets India With Android Go, A Lighter Version Of Android

Going a bit obvious on this that Google did not go into further details regarding the Android O's other features, which are sure to surprise us given the innovation standards of the search giant! It also unveiled a second-generation computer chip it created to boost cloud-computing capabilities in data centres. [Full Article...]

Microsoft slams government secrecy after 'wake-up call'

Microsoft slams government secrecy after 'wake-up call' As for Europe, such malicious software spread last Friday and blocked computer equipment in many health centers in the United Kingdom, as well as in companies and organizations in Spain , France, Germany and Russian Federation, among other countries of the so-called old continent. [Full Article...]

Moto Z2 Force Leaked In Press Render

Moto Z2 Force Leaked In Press Render The Moto Z2 might have support for wireless charging as well. Geekbench reveals that the upcoming Moto smartphone will pack an MSM8998 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, indicating that it will be among the first smartphones to rock the powerful Snapdragon 835. [Full Article...]

NHS Cyber Attack Spreads to at least 75000 People in 100 Countries

NHS Cyber Attack Spreads to at least 75000 People in 100 Countries Experts say the attackers might get more than $1 billion from the scam, although as of Saturday, only $33,000 was deposited into several Bitcoin accounts associated with the ransomware. Wannacry encrypts the files on infected Windows system and spreads by exploiting vulnerabilities, it said. The attacks affected 150 countries and infected at least 200,000 computers worldwide, despite global ... [Full Article...]

What we learned about the Google Assistant at Google I/O 2017

Perhaps the most significant feature is that Home users will be able to make hands-free phone calls, through the device. Built on top of the Google Assistant, it allows payments to be sent by spoken or typed command. The digital assistant app will be available on Apple iPhones, Google added. The redesigned home screen for Android TV, which will arrive as part of the Android O update la... [Full Article...]

Britain relieved no 'second spike' in cyber worm attacks

Britain relieved no 'second spike' in cyber worm attacks Microsoft says now it will make the fixes free for everyone. 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. According to a communiqué issued by the office of coordination of cyber-security, attached to the aforementioned institution, the attack with the malignant program "WannaCry"... [Full Article...]

NKorea vows to strengthen nukes as USA increases pressure

NKorea vows to strengthen nukes as USA increases pressure Mr Trump wants South Korea to pay for the system, but Mr Moon has said he will reconsider the deployment, because of strong domestic opposition and also because of Chinese anger that Thaad upsets the regional strategic status quo and its suspicions that it will be used to spy on it. [Full Article...]

Android is on two billion devices

Unveiled at the recent Google I/O conference, the emojis looks fantastic. This data can then be acted upon, so it could automatically connect to a WiFi router without typing a password. The standalone headset will be available later this year in partnership with HTC - maker of the Steam-compatible Vive headset - and PC maker Lenovo. [Full Article...]


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