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Ubuntu, SUSE, and Fedora Linux comes to Windows Store

It is the new design language from the Microsoft . Fluent has been developed to modernise the design of Windows apps and improve their ability to scale to different device families. Microsoft has also added automatic clipboard syncing , letting you copy text on one device and paste it into an app open on another. Clipboard allows those using compatible apps to copy and paste across devices. Read More »

Microsoft shifts policy, now makes fixes free


Goezelt/dpa via AP). In this May 12, 2017 photo, a display panel with an error can be seen at the main railway station in Chemnitz, Germany. An exterior view shows the main entrance of St Bartholomew's Hospital, in London, one of the hospitals whose computer systems were affected by a cyberattack, Friday, May 12, 2017. Read More »

Microsoft to make security fixes available for older Windows systems


Microsoft says now it will make the fixes free for everyone. The ransomware encrypted data on the computers, demanding payments of $300 to $600 to restore access. Other impacts in the USA were not readily apparent on Saturday. The researcher behind "Malware Tech" sent the virus down a "sinkhole", preventing it from spreading more widely. Read More »

Hope for better China-South Korea relations after election

Ms Park's term ended early when she was impeached for corruption and abuse of power, and KCNA said: "The election took place before the expiry of the previous regime as traitor Park Geun Hye was dismissed from office under the unanimous demand of the South Koreans for committing the unprecedented crimes in the history of politics of South Korea". Read More »

Conditions behind cyberattack may be hard to mimic


Still, the news prompted security teams at large financial services firms and businesses around the world to review their plans for defending against ransomware attacks, according to executives with private cyber security firms. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in a statement late Friday, encouraged people to update their operating systems. Britain's National Cyber Security Center said it could have been much worse if not for a young cybersecurity researcher who helped to halt ... Read More »

NEW Major Cyberattack Infects Computers in 99 Countries


Unfortunately, the malware, known as WannaCrypt, appears to have affected computers that have not applied the patch for these vulnerabilities. "Later we found out that the domain was supposed to be unregistered and the malware was counting on this, thus by registering it we inadvertently stopped any subsequent infections", @ MalwareTechBlog told CNNTech. Read More »

Linux is coming to the Windows Store

Microsoft just announced Story Remix-a new app that lets you create videos with mixed reality content, among other things-this morning at its Build developer conference. The only bad news is that " Pick Up Where You Left Off " requires developers to build that capability into their apps - so while it seems likely that Microsoft's own Office apps will get it very quickly, it may be a while (if ever) until other popular apps work with the feature. Read More »

Donald Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

President Donald Trump had not expected such a strong reaction over his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, he told Fox News' Jeanine Pirro in an interview that aired Saturday. Asked if the pick would be announced before his trip overseas, Mr. Trump said, "Even that is possible". What exactly would Comey tell us and the Sentate Intelligence Committee? "I was thinking about it then", Trump said. Read More »

BC on alert after global hack hits British hospitals, Russian government


Tens of thousands of ransomware attacks targeted organizations around the world on Friday. Across the UK Friday, doctors reported chaotic situations, with one tweeting that patients would die as a result of the attack. A wave of crippling ransomware hit dozens of hospitals across the country Friday, prompting the NHS to declare a "major incident". "The Prime Minister's Cyber Security Special Adviser is working with the Australian Cyber Security Centre and health agencies in Australia to ... Read More »

How to protect against the global WannaCrypt ransomware attack

Britain's home secretary says about one in five National Health Service trusts have been hit by the worldwide ransomware cyberattack, and that all but six are now back to normal. The malware on Friday took down thousands of computers running old versions of the Windows operating system. But computers and networks that didn't update their systems remained at risk. Read More »

UK: 1 in 5 health trusts affected by cyberattack

Lawrence Abrams of in NY says many organizations don't install security upgrades because they're anxious about triggering bugs, or they can't afford the downtime. But those attacks - blamed on Russian Federation, which has repeatedly denied them - followed a different modus operandi involving penetrating the accounts of individuals and political organizations and then releasing hacked material online. Read More »

ITunes To Be Released On Windows Store

Meanwhile, there are hardly any details associated with what kind of agreement Microsoft and Apple arrived at to reach this point. Mobile developers building apps for iOS and Android have some new tools from Microsoft created to make their lives easier. Read More »

Hero blogger 'discovers loophole that stops global cyber attack'


In Russia, where a wide array of systems came under attack, officials said services had been restored or the virus contained. This is already believed to be the biggest online extortion attack ever recorded, disrupting services in nations as diverse as the U.S., Russia, Ukraine, Spain and India. Read More »

China's Xi Discusses Nuclear Issue With New S. Korean President

President Moon said "South Korea wants to pursue the goal to denuclearize the Korean peninsula together with China, including resuming the six-party talks as soon as possible and other methods". A high-ranking Japanese official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Moon's willingness to meet Abe marks "a clear difference" from the attitude of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Read More »

World licks cyber wounds from ransomware attack

The worldwide effort to extort cash from computer users is so unprecedented that Microsoft quickly changed its policy, announcing security fixes available for free for the older Windows systems still used by millions of individuals and smaller businesses. Read More »

Hackers exploit stolen United States spy agency tool to launch global cyberattack

Prime Minister Theresa May said the attack was "not targeted" at the NHS but was part of a wider assault on organisations across a number of countries. Russia's central bank said Saturday that no incidents were "compromising the data resources" of Russian banks. "We are on a downward slope, the infections are extremely few, because the malware is not able to connect to the registered domain", said Vikram Thakur, principal research manager at the cyber security firm Symantec. Read More »

Turkey among countries hit in cyberattack

Researchers with Czech Republic-based security software maker Avast said they had observed more than 126,000 ransomware infections, with 60% of infected computers located in Russian Federation, followed by Ukraine and Taiwan. In China, the internet security company Qihoo360 issued a "red alert" saying that a large number of colleges and students in the country had been affected by the ransomware, which is also referred to as WannaCrypt. Read More »

Microsoft announces its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update plans


Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president of the Operating Systems Group at Microsoft , speaking at the firm's Build developers conference today, said: "For the first time, Windows PCs will love all your devices". While iTunes is already present on the Windows platform, yet coming on the Windows Store app is a big news. Then, rather than sideload a virtual machine and Linux on top of that, users just have to head over to the Windows Store and download the distro with a single click, Engadget ... Read More »

1 in 5 UK health trusts affected by cyberattack

Not to mention the fact that those responsible were able to borrow weaponized software code apparently created by the U.S. National Security Agency to launch the attack in the first place. Pictures posted on social media showed screens of NHS computers with images demanding payment of Dollars 300 (275 euros) in Bitcoin, saying: "Ooops, your files have been encrypted!" Mikko Hypponen, its chief research officer, calls it "the biggest ransomware outbreak in history". Read More »

Carmaker Nissan says United Kingdom plant hit by ransomware attack

Two security firms - Kaspersky Lab and Avast - said they had identified the malware behind the attack in upward of 70 countries, although both said the attack has hit Russian Federation hardest. Spain, meanwhile, activated a special protocol to protect critical infrastructure in response to the "massive infection" of personal and corporate computers in ransomware attacks. Read More »

Microsoft needs your iPhone as part of its new mobile strategy

The team is also working on XAML Standard, a version of the interface markup language that's created to span iOS, Android, and the Universal Windows Platform. It will be displayed in all of a user's connected devices, including Apple iOS and Google Android, not just Windows 10. In the past, Microsoft has been using Xbox controllers for navigation in Windows Mixed Reality but the new motion controllers makes the input mechanism a lot more natural. Read More »