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Group linked to NSA spy leaks threatens sale of new tech secrets

The hacking tools used in the " WannaCry " malware serve an even more malevolent goal than any ransomware: illegal spying on the population of the whole world as part of a systematic practice of subversion and cyber aggression. The ongoing WannaCry ransomware attack , including WannaCrypt, WanCryptOr and WannaDecryptor has been targeting organizations running the Windows OS since last week. Read More »

India pips US on renewable energy investment, but trails China

As momentum for solar gathers in large countries like India and the United States of America, it has been predicted that these nations will a make massive leap forward on the global stage. As Europe's leading country for renewables, Germany boasts almost 30 significant PV generation plants, which each generate at least 20MW annually. The project is located at the proposed 1.8GW Benban solar complexes in the Aswan province. Read More »

This 18-year-old designed the world's lightest satellite

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The device build by Rifath is of 64 gram . Once positioned in microgravity, its main objective will be to test the durability of its extremely light , 3D-printed casing. The up-and-coming scientist told the Times of India that the satellite's main goal is to "demonstrate the performance of 3D printed carbon" and see if the material can withstand the launch. Read More »

South Korea's new president questions Japan 'comfort women' deal

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Even so, North Korea's relations with Moon's conservative predecessor, Park Geun-hye, were extremely bad, so it is nearly certain to be cautious about any Moon proposals for increased engagement. Despite this, Moon and Abe also reportedly agreed to cooperate on measures to curb North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The system has angered China, which says its powerful radars allow the U.S.to spy on its own military operations. Read More »

Microsoft Criticizes Government Creation of Hacking Tools

Microsoft had released in March a patch to fix the flaw exploited this week, but many computers, particularly older systems or devices that hadn't been updated, remained vulnerable. That amount is expected to increase. According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), it has activated a "preparedness and response mechanism" by instructing CERT-IN (Computer Emergency Response Team) to gather "all the information of the reported ransomware". Read More »

Russian Federation ready to play constructive role in resolving North Korea's nuclear threat

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Putin's remarks came during a call to his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in, who came into office earlier in the week following his election in a rare presidential by-election held Tuesday. The talks involve both South and North Korea, Russia, the United States, Japan and China. Tension on the Korean peninsula has been high for months over North Korea's nuclear and missile development and fears it will conduct a sixth nuclear test or another ballistic missile test in defiance of UN ... Read More »

WannaCry Ransomware Spreads Across 74 Countries; UK Hospitals Worst Hit

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More than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries have so far been infected, according to the European Union's law enforcement agency. In Russia, government agencies insisted that all attacks had been resolved. In Spain, major companies including telecommunications firm Telefonica have been infected. The list of institutions affected is expected to grow as more become aware of hacks or if more variants spread infections. Read More »

New Xbox One Update Adds Arena Tournaments, Party Overlay Updates

Coming today are Arena on Xbox Live Tournaments for Killer Instinct , a new Party Chat overlay, Looking for Group notifications as well as a new Beam integration for Xbox Live Clubs. Select a post from a game or club in your activity feed, then move up and select Options Hide all from this game (or club). Party overlay: See who's chatting in your party while you're playing. Read More »

Here's Resident Evil: Revelations running on Xbox One, PS4

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Apart from more fluid graphics and sharper textures, the game is exactly as you remember it, with the same controls and mechanics of the previous versions. Capcom has yet to confirm release details in the West, but Amazon lists Resident Evil Revelations for $19.99 United States dollars and dates it for September 30. Read More »

South Korea's new president: High possibility of military clashes with North Korea

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North Korea has called on South Korea to honour previous inter-Korean agreements on co-operation and reconciliation, which Seoul's unification ministry described as "not logical" given Pyongyang was testing weapons. mainland. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017. Read More »

Apple officially starts manufacturing iPhones in India

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Production is beginning at the company's plant in Bangalore, and Apple plans to start selling the smartphones in India within the next two weeks, the company said in a statement emailed to CNNMoney. 20,000, respectively. Today in the Wall Street Journal , Apple has confirmed it will start production with some iPhone SE units. According to data released by IDC this week , Samsung leads in the market with a 28.1 percent share, followed by Chinese smartphone makers Xiaomi, Vivo, Lenovo and ... Read More »

Ex-NSA Official Confirms Ransomware Based on Flaw Swiped from NSA

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There's a lot of blame to go around for the WannaCry fiasco. "We have been in touch with Microsoft and others.even they have not got any reports ", Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) director general Sanjay Bahl told PTI. As cybercriminals become more sophisticated, there is simply no way for customers to protect themselves against threats unless they update their systems. Read More »

Comey crisis could bedevil Trump on health care, tax reform

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One day after firing Comey, Trump welcomed Russia's Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, to the White House. They also commented only on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. "I would note that NY is a one-party consent state, and President Trump has always abided by the law", said Sam Nunberg, a former campaign aide. "The Fake Media is working overtime today!" he added. Read More »

Voters cast ballots in school board races around Chester County

Woods clinched 214 Democratic and 254 Republican votes, and Heckathorn received 165 Democratic and 179 Republican votes. The same can't be said for the other judge races in the county. Three Patton Township supervisor positions are up for election this year - one a full six-year term and the other a four-year interim term. UPDATED: Two incumbents and two newcomers will appear on the November 7 ballot for four-year seats on the Crestwood School Board, according to unofficial returns ... Read More »

Samsung approves You.i Engine as Tizen TV app development solution

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Apart from announcing Tizen 4.0, Samsung also showed off new products for the platform including ARTIK 053 Module, a lightweight IoT chipset, and Samsung Z4 Tizen smartphone. Samsung will also cooperate with Microsoft to offer developers development tools and languages to make Tizen apps. However it seems that Samsung has bigger plans for Tizen in the future, like maybe using it to power smart home appliances and connected devices. Read More »

States of Jersey 'remain unaffected' by global cyber attack

And that's for a simple reason: Individuals and organizations alike are fundamentally awful about keeping their computers up-to-date with security fixes. In most cases, the only way to regain control of data is to buy the decryption keys from the attackers-unless you have backups, of course. It said the ransomware called "WannaCry" or "WannaCrypt" encrypts the computer's hard disk drive and then spreads laterally between computers on the same local area network (LAN). Read More »

Intel Will Introduce The i9 Series Later This Year

Almost a decade ago, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) introduced a new branding scheme for its personal computer processors - a standard "good, better, best" scheme. The four-core Core i7-7640K comes with 6Mb of cache. Perhaps the most interesting thought is that while Intel appears to be rolling out Skylake-X on schedule, the change of name to Core i9 and the preparation for Core i9-7920X suggests they it is responding to AMD Ryzen. Read More »

200000+ Systems Affected By WannaCry Ransom Attack

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Here are some of the key players in the attack and what may - or may not - be their fault. But Theresa May rejected claims the Government ignored warnings the NHS was vulnerable to a possible cyber attack, saying warnings had been given to hospital trusts. Read More »

Google I/O 17: What to Expect from Google this Year

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Although this doesn't sound much in terms of consumer technology, there is more that is expected at Google I/O 2017. You can check out all the new features over here. Chrome OS has not seen a lot of noise of late. Why is Google Assistant moving to iOS? After improving Doze a year ago, Google seems to have included an advanced version of Background limits which will aggressively manage apps running in the background and hence, saving some juice for users. Read More »

Talk to Your GE Appliances Via Google Home

Google's voice-assisted software service, Google Assistant, has been steadily adding new features as it looks to compete with Amazon's rival software, which is known as Alexa. That's the reason why your commands will have to start with the phrase "Ok Google, ask Geneva Home". You can ask Geneva "to set [the oven's] cook timer for 20 minutes", "to set the water heater to 110 degrees" or "to turn the air conditioner to 72". Read More »

NASA solves flashing light mystery

The homeward-facing instrument, attached to NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory, has spotted hundreds of flashes of light radiating from hundreds of different locations on our planet. But the glint is pretty big, so it wasn't that". The scientists put their thinking cap on and focused on water elsewhere in the planet: ice particles situated high up in the atmosphere. Read More »

Suspect a WannaCry ransomware attack? Call this Maharashtra government helpline

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Despite initial reports, India is still extremely vulnerable to WannaCry. Meanwhile, as Microsoft argued , the government's practice of stockpiling exploits and keeping them secret makes it all the more unsafe when they're leaked. The new hacking tool also exploits weaknesses in older versions of Microsoft Windows software and was stolen from the US National Security Agency, like the stolen tool that formed the basis of last week's WannaCry attack. Read More »