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NHS cyber attack: Sheffield professor's advice on how to protect yourself

The U.K. National Health Service (NHS ) was among the worst hit organisations, forcing hospitals to cancel appointments and delay operations as they could not access their patients' medical records. Microsoft released security updates last month to address the vulnerability, with another patch released on Friday. Problems with cyber security in the NHS was highlighted past year by Dame Fiona Caldicott, the national data guardian, who warned issues were given insufficient priority and ... Read More »

Destiny 2 Will Launch On Blizzard App On PC

What's up with the story? Titan , one of Saturn's moons, IO, and Nessus are the others that will be openly explorable when Destiny launches this September. Guided Games is another big addition for co-op gameplay . The new title will be the sequel to the internationally acclaimed Destiny , a first-person action game that takes the player on an epic journey to defend humanity from annihilation. Read More »

Saudis not concerned about sharing intelligence with United States

Like President Donald Trump , the trip overseas will be her first since her husband's inauguration in January. Trump - who will also visit Israel, Belgium and Italy during the trip - will join a short list of presidents who chose not to visit a USA neighbor before traveling further afield. Read More »

Video messages, bot payments, and more


Soon you'll be able to order pizza, shop for clothes, or maybe pay your utility bills using Telegram bots. The feature now also works with voice messages. The Russian app is working with Stripe to enable payments, and will make payments available through localised options prevalent in developing countries, such as RazorPay, FlutterWave, PaymentWall and Yandex.Money. Read More »

WhatsApp is bringing its desktop app to the Windows Store very soon


Additionally, you will be able to integrate everything from Microsoft's Windows app into Android and iOS. " Story Remix brings your memories, or even your friends' photos and videos together to create stories with a soundtrack, theme and cinematic transitions", Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Windows and Devices Group, wrote yesterday on the Windows blog. Read More »

Polls open in first Iran presidential vote since atomic deal

This suggests a higher voter turnout compared to the previous presidential polls four years ago . The president does have considerable leeway to enact policy at home and overseas, by appointing thousands of officials in the country and building a significant power base. Read More »

Ford Offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto Update to 2016 Owners


Keep in mind that while the getting Android Auto would be as simple as downloading the update, enabling CarPlay would require an upgrade of the vehicle's USB hub, something that requires a dealership visit and extra costs. The OTA update option is also a big step for Ford - it's the company's first for software, and it's one of the major reasons that Ford recently hired around 400 new mobile smartphone engineers, the company tells me. Read More »

Microsoft blames US stockpiled vulnerability for ransomware attack

Ransomware known as " WannaCry " was unleashed on Friday and exploited vulnerabilities in outdated versions of Microsoft Windows. Meanwhile, new versions of the ransomware have reportedly surfaced, including one without the kill switch exploited by a 22-year-old computer security researcher to shut the attack down. Read More »

Everything you need to know about the 'WannaCrypt' ransomware attack

Sean Pike, program VP in the security products group at IDC, a tech industry research provider, pointed that everyone has been a bit numb to attacks because it is something they hear so much about now and Microsoft benefits from that. "Yet, when a serious vulnerability is discovered in software, many companies respond slowly or say it's not their problem". The first victims who did not pay the $300 ransom are now facing a demand of $600. Read More »

China, ASEAN agree on framework for South China Sea code of conduct

The South China Sea dispute involves islands and maritime claims in the region among several sovereign states besides China , like Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei and Vietnam. A code of conduct is the key objective of a 2002 Declaration on Conduct, large parts of which China has ignored, particularly a commitment not to occupy or reclaim uninhabited features. Read More »

Special Envoy Moon Meets with Japanese Leader


No doubt the U.S. would like to talk about verification of the dismantling of the North's nuclear and missile program. "If you are a country that is supplying or supporting North Korea, we will call you out on it", she said. BEIJING (AP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday he's willing to help ties with South Korea return to a "normal track" amid a rift over Seoul's deployment of a high-tech USA missile-defense system to guard against North Korean threats. Read More »

Frontman for Iconic Rock Band Kills Himself

The band broke up in 1997 and Cornell in 2001 joined members of Rage Against The Machine to form Audioslave, which earned acclaim with its self-titled album. He said in a statement to the Press Association that he could not process news of his death. Cornell is considered one of the founding fathers of the Seattle grunge scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s, along with bands like Nirvana , Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam . Read More »

President calls appointment of special counsel a 'witch hunt'

As special counsel , Mueller will direct an FBI counterintelligence investigation examining whether Russian Federation coordinated with Trump campaign associates to influence the election in his behalf. Stocks fell sharply on Wall Street Wednesday as investors anxious the latest turmoil in Washington could hinder Mr Trump's pro-business agenda. During a commencement address Wednesday at the Coast Guard Academy, he complained bitterly about criticism he's faced. Read More »

Maharashtra ATS denies cyber attack on its website

Payment in crypto-currency bitcoin helps hackers cover their tracks. There has been increasing fear that Android devices might also be affected by the WannaCry ransomware which is spreading like wildfire but luckily, for now, the malware is only hitting systems on a server and are targeted towards organisations which are more likely to pay than individuals. Read More »

The Yeti lives on as the 2018 Skoda Karoq


We expect Skoda to bring the Karoq to India next year wherein it will compete with the likes of Hyundai Tucson, Volkswagen Tiguan and Isuzu MU-X. Technology will feature heavily in the vehicle, with the Karoq the first Skoda to offer a digital instrument panel pioneered by Audi with its Virtual Cockpit - its settings will be able to be personalised for up to three different drivers. Read More »

Ransomware attack puts renewed focus on cybersecurity

Microsoft is pointing the finger at the USA government, while some experts say the software giant is accountable too . For some enterprises, by the time they transition from legacy tech to modern systems, the "new" tech is already outdated. Read More »

Microsoft's Surface Pro update leaks, expected launch on 23 May


Microsoft is holding an event in China on May 23 where they might release the Surface Pro 4 a.k.a the Surface Pro 4 refresh. Although the Surface Laptop proves to be a worthy competitor to Google's Chromebook lineup, there's no doubt that uses were hoping to catch a glimpse of the company's next-generation Surface Pro. Read More »

Antarctica to be `much greener place´ due to climate change, scientists find


The polar regions are warming more rapidly than the rest of the Earth, as greenhouse gasses from fossil fuel burning build up in the atmosphere and trap heat. "The moss banks grow upwards over time". Every site showed a significant increase in moss growth, Amesbury said, especially from 1950-80. "Imagine that was a tree and it was growing four times as fast". Read More »

Global computer virus likely to wreak more havoc


The attackers then demand a ransom between US$300 and US$600 worth of bitcoins, threatening to delete files if payment isn't received within a week. Kaspersky Lab said its security software has "detected and successfully blocked a large number of ransomware attacks around the world", including "more than 45,000 attacks of the WannaCry ransomware in 74 countries around the world, mostly in Russian Federation". Read More »

Zomato reports theft of 17 m users' data


The company was also careful to say that the data was not hacked or stolen but compromised. According to information shared on, a user by the name of "nclay" claimed to have hacked Zomato. Zomato has assured its users that their payment related information on Zomato is stored separately from this stolen data in a highly secure data security standard (DSS) compliant vault, and no payment information or credit card data has been stolen by the hackers. Read More »

At fan meet, Rajinikanth hints at political plunge


Rajinikanth, speaking at the second day of his Fan Meet event, said, "I lived in Karnataka for 23 years and Tamil Nadu for 43 years, Although I am from Karnataka, you welcomed me, made me true Tamilian". On May 15, he had said that he had made a mistake by supporting a political alliance 21 years ago. Having had his run-ins with the powers that be in the past, the actor has come a long way from his first outburst in 1996 when he said "even God can't save Tamil Nadu" if AIADMK was elected ... Read More »

Instagram 'worst for young mental health'


Participants were asked to score each platform on 14 health and well-being issues. Follow CNBC International on Twitter and Facebook . Both Snapchat and Instagram were considered to have the most negative impact on their health and well-being, according to Royal Society for Public Health's (RSPH) study. Read More »

WhatsApp pinned chats now available for Android users


Note: The feature is available on the latest version of WhatsApp. WhatsApp has not yet talked about rolling it out for iOS users. WhatsApp's " pinned chat" feature lets you pin their favourite chats on the top of the app. "With pinned chats, you never have to worry about scrolling through the long list of conversations to text your family members or your best friend". Read More »

Companies Stockpiling Bitcoin in Anticipation of Ransomware Attacks


The coins are created by users who "mine" them by lending computing power to verify other users' transactions. "In the initial days of bitcoin, people...didn't realize they were recording for posterity on the blockchain every financial transaction that ever took place", said Emin Gun Sirer, a computer science professor at Cornell University. Read More »

'Adylkuzz' malware: Another deadly cyber attack to wreak havoc globally


From governments to individuals, there's plenty of finger-pointing going on following the latest global cyberattack . Click it and all hell breaks loose: your files (documents, spreadsheets, photos etc) get encrypted and locked. But they could all be drawing conclusions from a very small set of clues. It comes as China prepares to enforce a wide-reaching cyber security law that US business groups say will threaten the operations of foreign firms in China with strict local data storage laws ... Read More »