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New Threats Fuel Fears of Another Global Cyberattack

One takeaway is sexy and edgy. A blog from Microsoft president Brad Smith was a "masterclass in pursuing Microsoft's interests while invoking a noble mission". According to a New York Times report , North Korea may be behind this recent attack. The theft and posting of the stolen data gave criminals a huge head start .


Iranians determine future of reforms in presidential election

Iranians determine future of reforms in presidential election

The official Iran Newspaper has estimated that 20 million voters by 16:00 local time (GMT+4:30) participated in the ongoing presidential election. Running for the presidency are incumbent Hassan Rouhani, hardline cleric and former Attorney-General Ebrahim Raisi, former Vice-President Mostafa Hashemitaba and conservative candidate Mostafa Mir-Salim.



Google launches new app to find your lost phone

There are also some clever context-aware editing tools: during the demo, Google showed how its new app could digitally remove the links of a chain fence to reveal a baseball player standing behind. For example, if you try to select an address/name consisting more than one word, the system would recognise and select the entire phrase. According to the Help description of the service , Play Protect "periodically scans your device" and will alert users if an app has been removed because ...


WannaCry ransomware attack: Maharashtra Govt helpline gets 282 calls on day one

WannaCry ransomware attack: Maharashtra Govt helpline gets 282 calls on day one

When Microsoft responded to the startling initial reports of ETERNALBLUE's public release by noting it had already inoculated Windows against the threat via software patch , it did not mention that XP users were not included. The tools behind the attack originated within the NSA . Kaspersky Lab says that the majority of affected systems were in Russian Federation. "However, the reused code appears to have been removed from later versions of WannaCry, which according to Kaspersky gives ...



Microsoft partly blames USA gov't for cyberattack

Those include a known and highly risky security hole in Microsoft Windows, tardy users who didn't apply Microsoft's March software fix, and malware created to spread quickly once inside university, business and government networks. Chinese media reported that more than 29,000 institutions in the country had been hit, with universities and other educational entities the hardest hit, along with railway services and retailers.



Android O beta update released by Google

Google's Product and Engineering teams are still hammering out the details of the calling feature before it's rolled out to the public, so we do not have a full understanding yet of how it works. But sooner or later, they might have to cede to Google Home's deeper and wider capabilities. And if phones running Android Go are lower priced, you can rest assured that retailers will try and push slightly more expensive options at buyers, stressing the presence of "full Android " - yes, most ...