Author: 0 Microsoft Faulted Over Ransomware While Shifting Blame to NSA

More than 200,000 computers have been affected so far. The NSA obviously can not secure its own networks, and so any such weapon is one misstep away from falling into the hands of foreign governments, gangsters, or terrorists. Microsoft is criticizing government agencies for hoarding software flaws and keeping them secret, calling a massive, new ransomware attack a "wake-up call" to this problem.

Electronics Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 heading to Switch this Fall
Author: 0 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 heading to Switch this Fall

Dragon ball Xenoverse 2 on Nintendo Switch is now set to offer ad-hoc play, motion controls, and two player combat on a single console with each player using a Joycon. It is one of the best fighting games that is available in many platforms and has been available for a while now. Most of the new fighters come from the new Dragon Ball Super TV series.

Author: 0 "Dual 13MP camera, 5.3" QHD display, Snapdragon 835

A look at some benchmark apps and settings reveals much of the innards of the phone. The handset, a couple of days ago, was also leaked in an alleged promotional video by Evan Blass (@evleaks). It is seamlessly integrated 8 megapixel wide aperture cameras (front and back). For the software, Nokia will be bundling Android 7.1.1 with minimal strings attached and a blue-themed launcher inspired from the one you get on the Google Pixel series.

Electronics Another GOP governor bans 'conversion' therapy for gay or gender-confused children
Author: 0 Another GOP governor bans 'conversion' therapy for gay or gender-confused children

Nevada has joined the ranks of seven other states which ban "conversion" therapies otherwise known as ex-gay ministries and restorative therapies. "Nevada has a long record of passing progressive legislation to protect the LGBTQ community with bipartisan support, and I want to thank Governor Sandoval for signing this critical legislation to protect LGBTQ youth", Sen.

Electronics IPhone 8 and iPhone 7S moulds leak alongside each other
Author: 0 IPhone 8 and iPhone 7S moulds leak alongside each other

The quote is allegedly $18-22 United States dollars, 150% higher than the cost of manufacturing the 3D Touch solution for current generation devices, reports the Economic Daily News via DigiTimes . Importantly, the image depicts three different models in descending size order, each captioned with "7S Plus", "8", and "7S" respectively. Fortunately, recent reports have emerged stating that no delays would happen with regards to the iPhone 8's release date .

Author: 0 WannaCry Victims Were Mostly Running Windows 7

As of Friday, the three accounts known to collect ransom payments had received less than $100,000 worth of the cybercurrency bitcoin, an amount that security researchers say is small compared with how widely WannaCry spread. The attack targeted systems all around the world and demanded a ransom of 300$ from over 300,000 computers in 150 different countries. As of Wednesday, half of all internet addresses corrupted globally by WannaCry were located in China and Russian Federation, with 30 ...

Electronics WWE Rumors 2017: Will Titles Change Hands at 'Backlash'?
Author: 0 WWE Rumors 2017: Will Titles Change Hands at 'Backlash'?

Dillinger then hit his Tye Breaker finisher to get the pin. Aiden losing will only cause the former Vaudevillain to fall further into madness and The Perfect 10 could always use a win. Luckily, that more than likely won't be the case. Smackdown Tag Team Championship - The Usos (c) vs. Breezango: This is an odd match. Raise your hand if you've enjoyed the Fashion Files segments.

Author: 0 ITunes will soon be an official Windows Store app

Though old and increasingly creaky, the desktop version of Apple's iTunes remains a popular method for Windows users to organize their music and backup their mobile Apple devices. This is available on Windows 10, Android, iOS and the new Cortana-powered Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, however, the Cortana Skills kit is only available in the USA right now.

Author: 0 WannaCry Is the Ransomware Attack We Should Have Been Ready For

The Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT), under the Ministry of Information and Communications, has issued warnings as well as offered protection measures to all users to guard against the ransomware and its variations, which target Microsoft Windows - an operating system that is widely used in Vietnam, especially the outdated Windows XP.

Author: 0 Trump accuses Syria's Bashar Assad of 'unspeakable crimes' backed by Iran

Tillerson stated that this was just the first component of a total $350 billion defense and economic investment over the next ten years between the two countries. "What we hope... is that Rouhani now has a new term and that he will use that term to begin a process of dismantling of Iran's network of terrorism, dismantling its financing of that terrorist network..." US President Trump arrived in Riyadh on Saturday morning.

Electronics Manfred hopes for regular-season MLB games in Europe in 2019
Author: 0 Manfred hopes for regular-season MLB games in Europe in 2019

Feeds will come from the home team's televised broadcast as "The Facebook" tries to gain ground on Twitter, who is already on its second season of broadcasting Major League Baseball contests. The NBA could still be up for grabs because Twitter only streams a live show, not games. In December, MLB and its players union announced a new collective bargaining agreement that caps the amount of money teams can use to sign under-25 talent from overseas.

Electronics Global cyber attack to wreak more havoc
Author: 0 Global cyber attack to wreak more havoc

He said that Russian Federation and India were hit particularly hard, in large part because the older Windows XP operating software is still widely used in the countries. Hospitals in areas across Britain found themselves without access to their computers or phone systems. The attack affected acute hospitals in Lanarkshire, as well as GP surgeries, dental practices and other primary care centres around the country.

Electronics Seoul says North Korea fires an unidentified projectile
Author: 0 Seoul says North Korea fires an unidentified projectile

The president extended the olive branch during an interview with Bloomberg News . He added, "I must assume Kim Jong-Un's claims are the truth, because I know his aspirations certainly are..." As about Haley's comments, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China would work hard at reducing tensions on the Korean peninsula and finding a peaceful resolution.

Author: 0 Things to Know About the 'WannaCry' Ransomware Attack

Wu Yunkun, president of 360 Business Security Group, told chinadaily.com.cn to curb the virus's spread, the company had provided eight versions of warning notices, seven fix guides and six fix tools to their government and enterprises customers as of Monday morning.

Electronics HTC, Lenovo Make VR Headset That Won't Need PC or Mobile
Author: 0 HTC, Lenovo Make VR Headset That Won't Need PC or Mobile

These devices will all be built around Google's Daydream VR platform that it has developed previous year in collaboration with Qualcomm. Along with the plethora of exciting new products and services, Google, on Wednesday teased a new standalone virtual reality headset that does not need to be paired with a smartphone or any other device.

Electronics Spider-Man: Homecoming- Friendly Neighborhood Theme Song Revealed
Author: 0 Spider-Man: Homecoming- Friendly Neighborhood Theme Song Revealed

Spider-Man: Homecoming composer Michael Giacchino has treated fans to a sneak peek at his orchestral take on the theme tune from the 1960s Spidey cartoon. With "Spider-Man: Homecoming " releasing in July, this short clip posted on Twitter honoring the popular classic animated series has certainly increased the excitement among the fans for the movie.

Author: 0 Features I Want to See in Destiny 2

Unfortunately, it appears that PC players may need to wait a bit longer than their console brethren to get their hands on the game as Bungie has not confirmed whether or not Destiny 2 will be launching on the PC at the same time as the PS4 and Xbox One versions.

Author: 0 French researchers find way to unlock WannaCry without ransom

The program scours a computer's memory for prime numbers, the foundation of encryption, and then uses those to generate unlock keys for the encrypted files. The fact that Guinet has open sourced the tool might help other researchers to come up with a solution for other Windows versions. His blog post links to a Delpy's " wanakiwi " decryption tool which is based on Guinet's original concept.

Electronics North Korea's second missile launch in a week provokes global outcry
Author: 0 North Korea's second missile launch in a week provokes global outcry

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the country's military "is closely monitoring the North Korean military for any further provocation and maintaining readiness to respond". It was not immediately clear what type of missile was launched Sunday, but it did not have the range of the Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missile fired on May 14.

Electronics Moto Z2 Play spotted on TENAA: Key specs revealed
Author: 0 Moto Z2 Play spotted on TENAA: Key specs revealed

Earlier leaks indicated that the Moto Z2 would also sport a dual rear camera setup, but trusted tipster Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) refuted the claims. The device is expected to be priced at 4000 CNY, now lets wait for Motorola to officially come up with the details. A performance score which at least according to the test seems to be on par with the most powerful premium smartphones at the moment such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium.

Author: 0 Saudis welcome Trump with gold medal, receive arms package

Mostly, however, Trump's sudden embrace of a regime he once excoriated reflects the success of an assiduous Saudi lobbying campaign. The kingdom backs efforts to topple the Syrian government, which counts Iran and Russian Federation as its closest allies.

Author: 0 Trump's wife keeps her head bare during Saudi Arabia visit

In the deal, Saudi Arabia agrees to buy military equipment from the United States and to hire American companies to build them in Saudi Arabia, the White House said. Riyadh is seeking more USA aid for the conflict, but humanitarian officials are deeply concerned about a pending Saudi assault on the port of Hodeida, through which the bulk of Yemen's food supplies now flow.

Electronics Wannacry cyber attack compromised some Russian banks: central bank
Author: 0 Wannacry cyber attack compromised some Russian banks: central bank

In the United Kingdom, 48 of 248 National Health Service trust hospital networks were reportedly disrupted by this ransomware attack, resulting in staff being unable to access their systems and patients not being able to seek treatment, James Scott, senior fellow at the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology in Washington, said in an email.

Author: 0 Destiny 2 gameplay debut: 60 minutes of space shootin'

Our adventures will take us across four new moons this time before, I'd guess, bringing us back to Earth to finish the fight (on that note: call me insane, but a lot of Destiny 2's Earth-under-attack general storyline reminds me of Bungie's own Halo 2).

Author: 0 Google Brings In New Recents Menu UI In Android Go

For example, opening an e-mail with a dinner invitation might trigger a prompt to reply: "I'm in". Google is also working on a new loyalty scheme through the Card Linked Offers API . Android Instant Apps, is an option which allows users to utilise functions of an app without the need to fully install it on your device and it was certainly a surprising yet welcome feature - when it finally rolled out.

Author: 0 Ransomware outbreak prompts Microsoft to update old software

The Reserve Bank of India has not reported any major cyber attack in the Indian financial system. Like any malware, ransomware can be spread in a myriad of ways, and often makes the rounds via dodgy email attachments. Known as WannaCry, the ransomware did not just hit individuals; many enterprises were victimized, including a host of computers associated with the health system in the United Kingdom-a circumstance that created myriad issues for medical staff and patients.

Electronics How to protect yourself from the massive worldwide cyberattack
Author: 0 How to protect yourself from the massive worldwide cyberattack

The agency's senior spokesman Jan Op Gen Oorth said it was still "a bit early too say who is behind it, but we are working on a decrypting tool". The attack that began Friday is believed to be the biggest online extortion attack ever recorded, spreading chaos by locking computers that run Britain's hospital network, Germany's national railway and scores of other companies, factories and government agencies worldwide.

Electronics China urges S.Korea to 'remove obstacles' to good ties
Author: 0 China urges S.Korea to 'remove obstacles' to good ties

Xi told Moon's representative Lee Hae-chan on Friday that his visit showed the importance the new South Korean leader attached to relations with Beijing. Moon had demanded that the new government be allowed to make the decision on THAAD, but the Park government rushed the deployment in before the election.

Author: 0 Ambulances diverted to North Mid Hospital following crippling cyber attack

On Monday NHS Digital said it had posted a patch to prevent such an attack on 25 April and that the WannaCry incident would have been prevented if all NHS organizations had installed the patch on their systems. It is believed that ransomware known as Wanna Decryptor is responsible for the attacks. The healthcare centres in many countries are particularly vulnerable.

Author: 0 Security experts find clues to ransomware worm's lingering risks

Once compromised, those vulnerable computers provided WannaCry's perpetrators with a gateway into an unknown number of Windows systems the world over as the virus wormed its way from machine to machine by exploiting a Microsoft vulnerability affecting multiple operating systems.

Author: 0 Microsoft Criticizes Government Creation of Hacking Tools

Now computers in an estimated 150 countries have been infected. One month earlier, Microsoft had released a patch targeting the vulnerability. "We are expecting it and have informed the banks, since most of our ATMs run on the windows operating system which is the operating system effected by WannaCry ", Subhamangala added.

Electronics Biggest cyber attack yet: 150 countries hit with NHS in chaos
Author: 0 Biggest cyber attack yet: 150 countries hit with NHS in chaos

He warned governments against stockpiling such vulnerabilities and said instead they should report them to manufacturers - not sell, store or exploit them, lest they fall into the wrong hands. Other countries and companies affected in a major way include FedEx, Russia's interior ministry, Japanese companies Hitachi and Nissan and Renault, the French automobile manufacture.

Electronics White House-issued map of Israel draws Tel Aviv's anger
Author: 0 White House-issued map of Israel draws Tel Aviv's anger

H.R. McMaster, Trumps national security adviser, said the president is hopeful for the emergence of a peaceful vision of Islam. However, Trump is expected to travel mostly by helicopter, the Times of Israel reported , adding that " organizers are hoping to avoid a repeat of a mishap during Obama's visit ", when the United States presidential limo reportedly broke down due to having the wrong type of fuel.

Author: 0 5 ways to become a smaller target for ransomware hackers

Security Update KB401258 protects vulnerable Windows and Windows Server editions, including Windows 8, Vista, XP and Windows Server 2003 and 2008. Most automated teller machines (ATMs) were running fine, there could be some which may not have updated Microsoft's Windows operating system, sources said .

Electronics Rejoice Gluttons, Facebook Now Lets You Order Food
Author: 0 Rejoice Gluttons, Facebook Now Lets You Order Food

Once you've decided how you're going to satisfy your appetite, a confirmation screen appears showing when your order is likely to be ready. From sources, it is known that recently the social media has tied up with online ordering business Delivery.com and Slice .

Author: 0 China's banking regulator to step up protection after cyber attack

Once files are encrypted, the ransomware pops up on the screen and asks for a ransom, payable in an untraceable currency (usually bitcoins). They allege that last week's WannaCry attack exploited a flaw that the U.S. Wellsmore and other cybersecurity experts said the identity of the perpetrators is still unknown. "But the fact is that many or most of those affected by WannaCrypt had the chance to secure their systems and failed to do so".

Electronics Some Vine Users' Email Addresses, Phone Numbers Exposed
Author: 0 Some Vine Users' Email Addresses, Phone Numbers Exposed

The company also posted about the bug on Medium , the online publishing platform developed by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams. However, that is because they wouldn't have had to; any third party with the technical means could have viewed the user information during the almost 24-hour window the information was exposed.

Author: 0 Is Your Firm Vulnerable To The Recent Ransomware Attack?

Two security researchers who investigated the attack told Reuters that rival lender VTB was attacked, but they said it was unclear if any damage to the bank's system resulted, or what the extent of any damage had been. In the case of this ransomware attack, Microsoft released a patch weeks before the attack hit, which would have protected systems by not permitting the ransomware to take hold.

Electronics Foot Locker Stock Plunges on Sales Miss Amid Retail Headwinds
Author: 0 Foot Locker Stock Plunges on Sales Miss Amid Retail Headwinds

Great West Life Assurance Co. FMR LLC increased its stake in Foot Locker by 7.6% in the fourth quarter. The fund owned 138,739 shares of the textile maker's stock after buying an additional 8,617 shares during the period. Even with dividends reinvested, that only amounts to an average annual total return of about 1.6%; so by comparison collecting a yield above 2% would appear considerably attractive if that yield is sustainable.

Author: 0 Microsoft was hoarding patches for WannaCry exploit

The WannaCry ransomware attack is said to be the biggest cyber attack of its kind in history. Although, Microsoft updates have caused problems, too. Is there a way to ensure that your system is protected? The EternalBlue exploit in Windows is believed to originate from the National Security Agency, as it became available when Shadow Brokers revealed a huge set of hacking tools the NSA allegedly used to access devices.

Author: 0 Saudi Arabia destroys Houthi rebel missile fired towards Riyadh

Houthi-affiliated media had announced that the group fired a rocket targeting the Saudi capital on Friday. Residents in the Houthi-held capital Sanaa reported several air strikes by Saudi-led warplanes on the Missiles Brigades in Sanaa following Houthi declaration of firing the ballistic missile.

Author: 0 Microsoft Blames Spy Agencies for Ransomware Disaster

The easiest way in which a ransomware ends up in someone's computer is through e-mail. The hackers remain anonymous for now, but it appears that they are amateurs. He said: "They do it for altruism and for the kudos of working with us". "You shouldn't have been shooting into a crowd in the first place". As widespread as the attack was, it could have been even worse if a pair of young security researchers hadn't accidentally discovered a way to issue a "kill switch" stopping the ...

Author: 0 Star Wars Battlefront 2's story will show "the people inside the Empire"

DICE appears to be doing this with the Battlefront 2 story characters, hoping to make us sympathize with them despite being soldiers of the tyrannical Empire. Star wars Battlefront II follows Iden Versio (Janina Gavankar), the commander of a group of Imperial special forces known as the Inferno Squad. "She is the ideal candidate to believe in the good of the Empire", EA Motive game director Mark Thompson said.

Author: 0 Security experts struggle in search for WannaCry clues

Security experts warn that while computers at more than 300,000 internet addresses were hit by the ransomware strain, further attacks that fix weaknesses in WannaCry will follow that hit larger numbers of users, with more devastating consequences.

Author: 0 French researchers claim cure for WannaCry-infected computers

When WannaCry hits computers, it generates an unlock key, which stays hidden in the memory until the PC's been rebooted. Although this tool is expected to work only in specific scenarios, there is no harm in giving it a shot as the tool is available for free download.

Electronics North Korea Links Nuclear Advances to Hostile US Policy
Author: 0 North Korea Links Nuclear Advances to Hostile US Policy

Its ambassador to China said in Beijing on Monday it would continue such test launches "any time, any place".Trump and new South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Washington next month, with North Korea expected to be high on the agenda, the South's presidential Blue House said.

Electronics Destiny 2 Project Leader Says They Have
Author: 0 Destiny 2 Project Leader Says They Have "No Plans" For Nintendo Switch

The reason the game now displays in 720p docked and undocked was due to technical issues encountered shifting from one resolution to the other during development, according to what Microsoft said previously. Two local players can also jump online with up to 10 total systems, bringing a max of 20 players per multiplayer lobby. The Nintendo Pro Controller will work just as well, as mentioned here.