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PM Modi speaks with new South Korean President, invites him to India

A week after alleging that the US and South Korea had conspired to assassinate country's supreme leader, North Korea on Thursday asked Washington to hand over would-be killers. Japan has been concerned that Moon will take a tough line on feuds stemming from the bitter legacy of its 1910-1945 colonisation of the Korean peninsula and could fray ties at a time when cooperation on North Korea was vital. Read More »

'Major Disruption' As UK Hospitals Hit By Cyber Attack

A huge extortion cyberattack hit dozens of nations Friday, holding computer data for ransom at hospitals, telecommunications firms and other companies. Spokesman Petr Lidov told CNN that it affected call centers but not the company's networks. The East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust also was "experiencing significant problems with our telephone network", it said in an online statement. Read More »

Visual Studio 2017 for Mac is now generally available

The coding tool was first released in beta preview back in November of previous year. This release is aimed at making Microsoft's developer tools easily accessible to all, without the restriction of any platform. Today, at its Build 2017 developer conference, Microsoft announced that Visual Studio for Mac is now generally available, officially emerging from preview. Read More »

EU, US to hold talks on airline laptop ban next week

DHS spokesman David Lapan said no announcement was planned for Friday on whether the US government will expand the ban and that no final decision had been made on expanding the restrictions. A congressional official said Homeland Security was likely to expand the ban soon but did not say when or to what airports. A French official who was briefed about the talks said the Americans announced they wanted to extend the current ban, and the Europeans planned to formulate a response in coming ... Read More »

Alexis Bledel speaks about her role in The Handmaid's Tale


Instead, their sex serves a more important goal: As Offred's sole source of pleasure in this world that polices her sexuality, it's an act of rebellion. Bledel's absence from the show's flashback sequences (which are all told from Offred's perspective) nearly allows audiences to think of Ofglen as a dark, taciturn future version of the bright and loquacious Rory. Read More »

NASA's Mars plans may include year-long mission to Moon


I suspect NASA will disagree with Aldrin on retiring ISS, which is now funded until 2024 and may yet get a funding extension. Aldrin said that NASA should now keep handing activities that stay in low Earth orbit (LEO) to private entities, such as SpaceX. Read More »

Massive, fast-moving cyberattack hits as many as 74 countries

It said the attack did not specifically target the NHS. A prominent computer security expert, Chris Wysopa, who is cofounder of the application security company Veracode, in Burlington, Massachusetts, said in a tweet that the WanaCrypt0r ransomware epidemic may be an indicator of how powerful some NSA hacking tools are. Read More »

ITunes to make its way to the Windows Store


Microsoft recently released the Creators Update to Windows 10, and today they will announce the Fall Creators Update to Windows 10. The Fluent system will start on Windows 10, but it'll eventually make its way to Microsoft's iOS and Android apps, too. Read More »

Time To Rake In Healthy Returns From Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (VSI)


It has underperformed by 4.66% the S&P500. In a note revealed to investors on today, Whitman Howard kept their "Hold" rating on Diageo PLC (LON:DGE)'s stock. The firm earned "Equal Weight" rating on Friday, September 23 by Barclays Capital. Depending on the earnings numbers reported, Vitamin Shoppe, Inc . Read More »

Hackers hit dozens of countries exploiting stolen NSA tool

In Britain, hospitals, wards and emergency rooms had to shut down as all operating and computer systems froze. Many canceled all routine procedures and asked patients not to come to the hospital unless it was an emergency. This is not targeted at the NHS, it's an worldwide attack and a number of countries and organisations have been affected. Telecoms firm Telefonica was one of those reporting problems, along with courier firm FedEx. Read More »

Microsoft's new Fluent Design for Windows 10 takes on Google's Material Design

Microsoft has unveiled its new design language, or rather system, which lays out the guiding principles governing the behavior and appearance of apps across PCs, smartphones and headsets. The VP of Windows Developer Platform at Microsoft told TechCrunch that the company wanted to build a system that would help developers write more "delightful" applications with layers and animation. Read More »

Google Wants To Make 360 Degree Cameras Street View Ready


You just need any mobile phone with video camera feature to vlog but specific cameras are required to share your experience through Google's street view ready programme. You can find out more details about Google's plans for Street View over at their website at the link below. The 3D scans captured through the Matterport technology will be accessible on Google Maps and in Google Search results, which will drive additional traffic to businesses' websites. Read More »

North Korea reports on South's presidential election

Moon and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping talked on the subject in a telephone conversation Thursday. In response, North Korea has voiced readiness to fight off an invasion. But while North Korea may welcome a controlled boost in economic ties and maybe a bilateral summit in its capital, its primary concern is always national security, or more precisely the assurance of regime survival. Read More »

Shares Seesawing on Volume: Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLDW)


The last session's volume of 6.79 million shares was lower than its average volume of 6.85 million shares. In other Cabot Oil & Gas Co. news, insider Todd M. If you are accessing this report on another domain, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of US and global trademark and copyright laws. The original version of this piece can be accessed at Read More »

Kid buys used copy of 'Grand Theft Auto,' discovers meth inside


McAllister apparently reported it to local police who tested the substance and discovered it was meth. McAllister and her son had purchased the game at a Tallahassee GameStop on Sunday, and she was understandably horrified and angry that her son and 3-year-old daughter could have been exposed to such a unsafe drug. Read More »

A 'kill switch' is slowing the spread of WannaCry ransomware

Security experts say the attack that holds computer data for ransom grew out of vulnerabilities purportedly identified by the National Security Agency (NSA). The malware enters large organizations' computer networks, such as those at British hospitals, when an employee clicks on an innocent-appearing attachment to open the file, and thus releases the ransomware. Read More »

Ransomware attack: What you need to know

Among the many other institutions that were affected were hospitals and telecommunications companies across Europe, Russia, Asia and beyond, according to MalwareHunterTeam, a security firm that tracks ransomware attacks. Telecoms firm Telefonica was one of those reporting problems, along with courier firm FedEx. Patrick Ward, a 47-year-old sales director, said his heart operation, scheduled for Friday, was canceled at St. Read More »

Alleged leaked NSA tool used to attack hospitals with Windows ransomware

Britain's National Health Service is a source of pride for many Britons but faces substantial budget issues and has had previous problems with its huge IT system. "It had a countdown clock ticking down, stating that all data would be deleted unless a payment was received within that timeframe", he said . "This was not targeted at the NHS, it's an worldwide attack and a number of countries and organizations have been affected", Prime Minister Theresa May said . Read More »

Russian, South Korean presidents hold telephone conversation

The experts also suggested Trump take steps to reassure South Korea on US security commitments, such as deployments of conventional USA military capabilities, efforts to enhance South Korea's self-defense capabilities and visible joint military exercises with the United States. Read More »

United Kingdom hospitals turn away patients after ransomware cyberattack


Cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails that appeared to contain invoices, job offers, security warnings and other legitimate files. In the US, the Computer Emergency Readiness Team, or CERT, says it has "received multiple reports of ransomware infections in several countries around the world". Read More »

Cyberattack pulls the plug on British hospitals

Computers affected by the virus went into lockdown by a programme that demanded $300 for the files to be unlocked. Images that were posted online of the NHS pop-up look almost identical to pop-up ransomware windows that hit Spain's Telefonica, a powerful attack that forced the large telecom to order employees to disconnect their computers from its network and to resort to an intercom system to relay messages, according to Bleeping Computer . Read More »

'Wannacry' Ransomeware Attack Hits Businesses In Dozens Of Countries

Jakub Kroustek of Avast said on Twitter the security firm had detected "36,000 detections of #WannaCry (aka #WanaCypt0r aka #WCry) #ransomware so far. The National Center for the Protection of Critical Infrastructure says Friday it was communicating with more than 100 providers of energy, transportation, telecommunications and financial services about the attack. Read More »

UK Hospitals Turn Away Patients After Massive Ransomeware Attack

Hospitals and GP surgeries in England and Scotland were among at least 16 health service organisations hit by a ransomware attack, using malware called Wanna Decryptor - with reports potentially dozens more were affected. Shortly after that disclosure, Microsoft announced that it had already issued software "patches" for those holes. "This particular ransomware contains a vulnerability, called Eternal Blue, which was developed in US intelligence circles and was then stolen". Read More »