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WannaCry could spark lawsuits, but Microsoft not to blame

The Microsoft President also added: "The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake-up call". "Clearly having the vulnerability be in Microsoft software was one of the key elements", said Steve Grobman, chief technology officer of McAfee, a security company in Santa Clara, California. Read More »

Nearly every PC hit by WannaCry ransomware runs Windows 7

That said, Guinet and his colleagues recently managed to tweak its software fix to work on Windows 7 machines as well. About 1.5 percent of infections hit 2008 R2 Server clients, while Windows XP infections were "insignificant", Costin Raiu, director of research for Kaspersky Lab, said in a tweet . Read More »

Google renames Android Device Manager as 'Find My Device'

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For example, Sony and Qualcomm contributed dozens of features and hundreds of bugfixes to Android O so they no longer need to rework these patches with each new release of Android ". Via Emojipedia we know that on Android O, Google will add more recognizable and universal characters with color gradients and a wider range of colors. Read More »

WannaCry attack a wake-up call

But WannaCry demonstrates the danger in stockpiling vulnerability - if those vulnerabilities are stolen and released to the general public, anybody with a computer can create ransomware that takes advantage of the vulnerabilities. Shares in the Purefunds ISE Cyber Security ETF, an exchange-traded fund that tracks cybersecurity companies, closed the day up 3.2 percent. Whoever is behind the attack could update the ransomware and remove the kill switch . Read More »

As 1st WannaCry deadline nears, French researchers claim cure

Guinet, a security researcher at Paris-based Quarks Lab, published the basic technique for decrypting WannaCry files on Thursday, which Delpy then figured out how to turn into a practical tool to salvage files. The ransomware is very infectious, with more than 300,000 computers worldwide in 150 countries believed to have been hit - about half of which are in Russian Federation or China. Read More »

Tillerson: Curbing Iran a focus of Trump trip

Tillerson clarified that nearly a third of the total figure is military-related. Al-Jubeir said that Iran and Syria are the only states that did not attend the summit. But we hope that if Rouhani wanted to change Iran's relationship with the rest of the world those are the things that he could do". Even though the landmark nuclear deal signed with other nations by Rouhani to dismantle its nuclear program, Tillerson is still suggesting that Iran leads what he called a network of terrorism. Read More »

Donald Trump 'belongs in an institution — Federal Bureau of Investigation director's father

Jason Chaffetz said he wanted to determine whether Mr Trump had tried to impede the FBI's investigation. Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in an open session. "There is no reason he can't testify before both the Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, particularly given that the Judiciary Committee is the FBI's primary oversight committee with broad jurisdiction over federal law enforcement, FISA and the nomination of the next FBI ... Read More »

Australian companies warned about global cyber attack

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Lesley Watts, chief executive of Chelsea and Westminster trust, said: "People causing disruption to NHS IT systems should look in the mirror and feel shame". Experts were urging organisations and companies to immediately update older Microsoft operating systems, such as Windows XP, with a patch released by Microsoft to limit vulnerability to a more powerful version of the malware - or to future versions that can not be stopped. Read More »

New Nokia devices with Snapdragon 835, 660 and 630 leaks via Geekbench

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It also reportedly has two 13-megapixel cameras. Nokia 9 is yet to be revealed by HMD global which is in the works of releasing the Nokia branded android smartphones. The device may also be accompanied by the rather high price tag of $700 United States dollars, especially considering the current quality of the camera software. Read More »

Hackers have second U.S. weapon primed for attack, warn analysts

The market staged a dramatic rally on Wednesday, with prices climbing 4.2% to $1,789.78 at 7:43 a.m. ET, according to CoinDesk BPI. At the time of writing, WannaCry ransomware has been linked to over 75,000 attacks in 99 countries1. The NHS alone continues to run 70,000 devices using Windows XP, leaving an open goal for hackers to propagate their Wanna Decryptor ransomware across the hospital network. Read More »

Facebook to show Major League Baseball games live

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And Facebook isn't the only one trying to build out live sports streams. The games will be shown on the MLB Facebook page with a live feed coming from one of the participating team's local broadcaster. "By distributing a live game per week on Facebook , Major League Baseball can re-imagine this social experience on a national scale", he said. Facebook says it has some 182 million daily active users in the United States and Canada. Read More »

Ransomware cyber attack spread from NSA: Iranian commander

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A spokesperson for NHS Digital said: "At this stage we do not have any evidence that patient data has been accessed". The so-called WannaCry ransomware locks access to user files and demands money - in the form of the virtual currency Bitcoin - in order to decrypt them. Read More »

N. Korea fires missile in latest test, US and S. Korea say

North Korea recently made the headlines for testing its ballistic missile launch, leading many to believe that this might be a new strategy towards future dominance in the nation's awide. It was also a quick reaction compared to the last administration, when the North waited about three months to slam the Park Blue House in what appeared to be an effort to influence her North Korea policy. Read More »

Google, Lenovo and HTC are making a new breed of VR headsets

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This new standardised Daydream VR headset will be made available some time in the second half of this year. The VR headset will come with WorldSense technology for positional tracking as well . WordSense is based on Google's Tango technology, which allows devices to track motion, understand distances, and establish their position in the real world. Read More »

French IT experts release fix for WannaCry ransomware

According to data from Kapersky Labs , nearly 98 percent of computers affected by the ransomware ran a version of Windows 7. It became clear quite early on that the ransomware was hitting older Windows systems hard (Windows 10 wasn't affected), with a lot of talk focusing on the number of at-risk Windows XP systems still in service. Read More »

North Korea fires another ballistic missile, Seoul says

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Security Council warned could bring new sanctions on Pyongyang. She explained that the weapon had been launched at a high trajectory (meaning it was aimed high), which limited the distance it traveled - a total of 787 kilometers. "The risky behaviour by North Korea is not just a threat to the Korean peninsula.it's a threat to China, it's a threat to Russia", Harris told a an academic forum in Tokyo. Read More »

'No Plans' for Destiny 2 on Nintendo Switch

BUNGIE treated gamers around the world to a first-look at Destiny 2 last night and finally lifted the lid on some of its most-wanted features. These 5 Destiny 2 features could prove worth updating to get your hands on when that release date arrives. Read More »

Korea fires missile in latest test, US and S. Korea say

The reclusive state has been working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the USA mainland. Under the watch of third-generation dictator Kim Jong Un, North Korea has been aggressively pursuing a decades-long goal of putting a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the USA mainland. Read More »

Trump meeting with Arab Gulf nation leaders

Early on in his presidency, Trump signed an eventually unsuccessful travel ban that barred citizens from a handful of Muslim-majority countries, although not Saudi Arabia. Moreover, Trump has also participated in an all-male ceremonial dance with the Saudi royal family, much to criticism from feminists at home. Trump was also overheard complimenting el-Sissi's shoes. Read More »

Mumbai Indians Chose to Bat

Pune, who ended seventh in last year's tournament, have beaten Mumbai on each of the three occasions the teams have met in IPL 10, including the first Qualifier earlier this week. His third prediction on Twitter was that Rising Pune Supergiant will be lifting the IPL 2017 trophy. I would, however, still back Pune to win today's encounter. Read More »

After WannaCry, the Shadow Brokers promise to unleash more NSA exploits soon

The WannaCry attack [also known as WannaCrypt] stoked fears that the spy agency's powerful cyber weapons could now be turned to criminal use, ratcheting up cyber security threats to a new level. Five weeks later, Microsoft abruptly canceled February's scheduled patch release, citing an undisclosed last-minute issue. Although experts advise speedy patching, organizations often delay until quality checks are completed to ensure other applications aren't hampered by the software changes. Read More »

North Korea fires ballistic missile

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Update: This article was amended at 1920 KST to include a statement from PACOM North Korea launched a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) from the country's northwest on Sunday afternoon local time , U.S. North Korea conducted two nuclear tests previous year alone, possibly improving its knowledge on making nuclear weapons small enough to fit on long-range missiles. Read More »

Overarching security crucial against ransomware attack: Mojo

While the focus so far has been mostly on computers running Windows XP, a set of newly released figures by Kaspersky Lab has revealed that nearly all WannaCry victims were, in fact, running Windows 7. Called "wanakiwi" the software tool is now available for free. "Earlier today, our products detected and successfully blocked a large number of ransomware attacks around the world", the security firm said in its Securelist publication. Read More »

Destiny 2 gameplay revealed in new trailer

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As you'll be losing all your gear and powers from the first game, everybody playing Destiny 2 - newbies and old hands alike - will be starting from the same page. Guided Games is essentially a built in system for players both solo or in groups to find other groups of players to team up with and enjoy the game's content. Read More »