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Shedding Light On Growth Forecasts For Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)

To make a proper assessment, investors seek a sound estimate of this year's and next year's earnings per share (EPS), as well as a strong sense of how much the company will earn even farther down the road. M&R Capital Mngmt Incorporated invested 0% of its portfolio in J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP). Stifel Nicolaus maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Read More »

Security experts struggle in search for WannaCry clues

We need to be less complacent about cyber protection. "The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake-up call". The average ransom across all attacks known to security software provider Symantec in 2016 was $1,007. The company believes many organizations may continue to be vulnerable to thread-level attacks that install backdoors, exfiltrate data and steal credentials. Read More »

Wannacry crisis: hits over 40000 Indian computers

One source suggests that more than 10% of all desktop PCs run Windows XP, and a significant portion of those victims will likely be small businesses. Microsoft held back from distributing a free fix for old versions of its software that could have slowed last week's devastating ransomware attack, charging some customers $US1,000 a year per device for protection against such threats. Read More »

Google VR Headsets Will Be Untethered And Fully Tracked


During their annual developer conference, Google announced the release of a new generation of their Daydream virtual reality (VR) headset. The new fully self-contained "standalone" Daydream VR headsets will use the new tech to allow for positional tracking which Google says "dramatically" improves the experience compared to prior Daydream devices (and we agree, good positional tracking is a huge benefit to immersion and comfort in VR). Read More »

Google officially launches Google Assistant for iPhone

There is a new configuration of Android - an initiative for entry-level Android devices. Locate your phone, tablet or watch . Do make a note that it is not same as Android One and Android One is still a separate thing. If you own a Nexus or Pixel device, I have good news. Instead, he said, companies are likely to focus on making "whatever screen you're looking at more personal and a lot more meaningful to you as an individual". Read More »

Android apps can now do a Netflix and hide from rooted phones

Google whittled down the 57 finalists to choose the best app or game across 12 categories - and the winners include some familiar faces. Or point the camera at the exterior of a restaurant and it will pull up reviews of the place. As part of a years-old tradition, Google will name the next Android version after a dessert or sweet-tasting snack beginning with the letter "O". Read More »

NSA warned Microsoft about vulnerability connected to 'Wanna Cry'

Such a leak was also exploited and rolled out in the form of the WannaCry ransomware attack, the consequences of which we have all seen in the news. Yet ransom payments now total only around US$82,000. The biggest question is whether businesses should pay or not. Microsoft was under no legal obligation to do this, mind you, since it no longer supports Windows XP - after having extended its product lifecycle several times in the past. Read More »

Android Go to be released around October in India

And while Google rectified the problem a year later with the second generation of Android One devices, by that time the likes of Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo and Lenovo were mimicking the positive aspects of Google's enterprise while simultaneously undercutting them on the hardware, leaving Android One to flounder. Read More »

Bitcoin Prices Rebound After WannaCry Ransomware Attack

The attack could cost the government and corporate organisations north of $4billion in bitcoin as there is still no certainty as to whether the attacks have been completely mitigated or a second wave might send some more shocks. "Unfortunately, many organizations delayed implementing the patch". Even though there are ways to install the latest updates on updates on Windows which are not genuine, Microsoft is also implementing restrictions every once in a while, so depending on the release ... Read More »

Government claims NHS followed "pretty good" procedure on cyber-attack

Security agencies are hunting for those behind a crippling "ransomware" cyberattack which has so far hit hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide, including at government agencies, factories and health services. Speaking after chairing a meeting of the crisis response committee, or COBRA, Rudd said 48 of 248 health service trusts in England had been impacted by Friday's attack, but that all except six were now functioning normally. Read More »

Why WannaCry ransomware attack is a win-win for Microsoft

Here are some of the key players in the attack and what may - or may not - be their fault. In March, Microsoft unveiled a patch to address the issue, but several users are yet to have their systems updated. Reports said that approximately 90% of healthcare facilities under UK's National Health Service still use the 16-year-old Windows XP. And just as they are unlikely to pay for an upgrade to their operating systems, they may not want to - or be able to - pay for security fixes. Read More »

Pirated Windows led to WannaCry's spread in China and Russia


The spread of WannaCry ransomware has been wreaking havoc across the world since May 12, and several Vietnamese businesses and agencies are advised to take cautions . Users who are vulnerable to attack use older versions of Windows, including Windows XP that the company no longer supports. Researchers are keen to point out that more investigation is needed before any definitive conclusions can be drawn . Read More »

Microsoft reportedly held back WannaCry patch for older Windows versions

As long as someone is not prepared, the attacks will continue. Recently, a piece of malware-the WannaCry virus-exploded on the scene with unprecedented speed and scale. No federal systems were affected. If you are a CMIT Solutions client with a Marathon Managed IT Services plan , you do not need to worry about doing this, because we take care of it for you . Read More »

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

Ransomware attacks are some of the most immediately damaging forms of cyber-attacks that affect home users, enterprises and governments equally. A spokesperson for police agency Europol said the situation in Europe "seems stable". He further added that " repeatedly, exploits in the hands of governments have leaked into the public domain and caused widespread damage ". The hack used a technique purportedly stolen from the US National Security Agency to target Microsoft's market-leading ... Read More »

Ofcom wants to make it easier for people to switch mobile operator

And it gets better. there's no waiting round either. What are the new proposals? In fact, Ofcom with ban mobile networks from charging any kind of notice period fee after you've chose to switch. The new mechanism will be called "Auto-Switch". At present, anyone who wishes to switch to a different mobile provider must contact their current supplier to tell them they are leaving. Read More »

What we know about the global cyberattack

Authorities are working to catch the extortionists behind the global cyberattack , searching for digital clues and following the money. "Everyone that we are talking to is treating this as a priority". An investigation is on-going regarding how the codes got out. The bad: This attack has demonstrated how a new automated form of malware can spread rapidly, potentially encouraging future hackers. Read More »

Twitter experiencing frequent outages worldwide


Several users are reporting that they can not access the social network this afternoon. Users worldwide began experiencing a technical glitch with tweets not loading and the timeline not refreshing. Website users have been disproportionately affected while fewer reports of issues have been submitted for the mobile application. We'll keep you updated as the situation progresses. Read More »

One killed, 25 injured as tornado hits Midwest US

The Storm Prediction Center reported that the high winds generated by a tornado can blast an unmoored mobile home right off of its foundation. More than two dozen people were injured as the tornado felled trees and tossed cars and trailers about. Read More »

Try Xbox Live and Minecraft for free this weekend


So for the next days, you'll be able to play online with your friends and check out the latest version of Minecraft. Here's what Major Nelson , Larry Hyrb, had to say as he announced the event, "Need something new to play?" For even more fun, play Minecraft: Xbox One Edition for free on Xbox One for a limited time. Read More »

Google release Android O version


Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates! The Assistant's increased potential will soon allow users to have conversations about what they are seeing. Google has also put a renewed priority on making sure that Android can run on a wide variety of devices, including on phones with basic specs and limited data access. Read More »

Hacking group offers subscription for NSA code

The announcement comes on the heels of a very virulent ransomware outbreak that has used one of the exploits previously leaked by the group. The US government said it seized 50 terabytes of confidential data from Martin's home which was stolen from the NSA and other intelligence agencies. Read More »

The Destiny 2 beta is coming this Summer

Depite keeping incredibly tight-lipped about the bold new direction for the game, there has been one slight leak for the new Bungie game in the past week. Arcstrider will be with the Hunter, and give you access to a magical staff that will let you mow through enemies like a hot knife through butter. We also learned Destiny 2 will have matchmaking, of a sort, for a wider swath of content. Read More »

Moto C and Moto C Plus are Motorola's newest Android smartphones

Locally, pricing and availability hasn't been announced , so we're not even sure if Moto will see these released here, but given the expected pricing of 99 Euros, it's possible this could be the start of a $150 phone locally, especially since the Moto E series is very hard to find. Read More »