• Global Positioning System ask patients to delay contact while cyber-attack backlog clears
Global Positioning System ask patients to delay contact while cyber-attack backlog clears

Thousands of computers and other Microsoft-based systems in Europe and Russian Federation had already fallen victim to the ransomware attack , reported ABC News . "With access to and the use of vast quantities of personal data, public bodies must have in place robust data protection plans, ensure access to expert support and not to cut cyber secu...

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  • What pushes North Korea to develop nuclear weapons?
What pushes North Korea to develop nuclear weapons?

Last month United States president Donald Trump warned a "major, major conflict" with North Korea was possible as he revealed he would be willing to meet with Kim Jong-un. Asked if North Korea's missile program was developing faster than the South had expected, he said: "Yes."The North's KCNA news agency said Sunday's launch tested its capability t...

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  • Ways To Become A Smaller Target For Ransomware Hackers
Ways To Become A Smaller Target For Ransomware Hackers

National Security Agency. There are the companies, universities, hospitals and other organizations that didn't install Microsoft's fixes and take other precautions, such as backing up data. Still, it was Microsoft that wrote the exploitable software to begin with. Seeking to head off further criticism in the wake of the WannaCry outbreak, t...

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  • Log in, look out: Cyber chaos may grow at workweek's start
Log in, look out: Cyber chaos may grow at workweek's start

A young British cybersecurity researcher discovered a so-called "kill switch" for the attack, limiting the damage. We need governments to consider the damage to civilians that comes from hoarding these vulnerabilities and the use of these exploits.

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  • Defending Yourself - and Your Computer - From WannaCry Ransomware
Defending Yourself - and Your Computer - From WannaCry Ransomware

Instead, it takes advantage of a security hole in most Windows versions to automatically execute itself on the victim's PC. Security wonks are calling it the biggest cyberattack ever. Yet in an unusual step, they released a patch for those older systems because of the magnitude of the outbreak. Those include a known and highly risky security hole...

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  • Google I/O 2017: Android Instant Apps Are Now Open to All Developers
Google I/O 2017: Android Instant Apps Are Now Open to All Developers

But several analysts noted that the emphasis on the assistant and other apps like photos and maps, which run on many types of devices, resulted in the company's Android operating system - long the cornerstone of Google's mobile strategy - getting relatively little attention during the presentation.

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  • FedEx hit by 'WannaCry' ransomware
FedEx hit by 'WannaCry' ransomware

Earlier, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed there had not been a second wave of attacks on NHS trusts and said it was "encouraging" that the level of criminal activity was at "the lower end of the range" anticipated. Businesses could face legal claims if they failed to deliver services because of the attack, said Edward McAndrew, a data privacy...

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  • Motorola Moto Z2 Play images and specs leak at TENAA
Motorola Moto Z2 Play images and specs leak at TENAA

The TENAA listing has further revealed that the Moto Z2 Play will feature a 12MP primary shooter on the back, while on the front there will be a 5MP snapper for taking selfies and video calls. The main camera bump still continues with the upcoming flagship. The side bezels are pretty slim, albeit the top and bottom bezels are still quite hefty.

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  • Attack should be wake-up call for govts
Attack should be wake-up call for govts

The people behind the WannaCry attacks are believed to have received about $43,000 so far, but there is less certainty about the return of the encrypted data. Software giant Microsoft said the technique used by cyber-criminals to distribute the virus was originally developed the NSA. "As cybercriminals become more sophisticated, there is simp...

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  • WannaCry ransomware loses its kill switch, so watch out
WannaCry ransomware loses its kill switch, so watch out

This particular ransomware program, the Telegraphreports, locks up all data on a computer's operating system except a file with instructions for the user and the malicious software. The Director-General of NITDA, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami told local media that his agency has some measures in place to stop the spread of the malware; and advised t...

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  • Justice official says he stands by critical memo on Comey
Justice official says he stands by critical memo on Comey

In the Senate meeting, Rosenstein told the senators that, in fact, Trump had made a decision to fire Comey the day before he wrote his memo. He reiterated his judgments from the May 9 memo, saying Comey mishandled the Clinton email investigation.

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  • Microsoft patches Windows XP and Server 2003 due to WannaCrypt attacks
Microsoft patches Windows XP and Server 2003 due to WannaCrypt attacks

Classic customer help desk procedures typically advise users reporting computer problems to reboot their machines, but fast-acting users who pulled the plug on their PCs or otherwise did not attempt to fix them can benefit, the researchers said.

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  • Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call - Microsoft warns
Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call - Microsoft warns

Hong Kong-based Ivezic said that the ransomware was forcing some more "mature" clients affected by the worm to abandon their usual cautious testing of patches "to do unscheduled downtime and urgent patching, which is causing some inconvenience".

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  • Man charged with murder after Times Square crash
Man charged with murder after Times Square crash

He ran through the street before he was tackled, The AP reported . The vehicle eventually came to a halt after Mr Rojas crashed into a pole on 45th street, near Broadway. restaurant. She has yet to be identified publicly by authorities. Officers have interviewed Mr Rojas' mother, with whom he lived in the Bronx , and are obtaining a search ...

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  • Twitter Warns Vine Users Of Data Exposure
Twitter Warns Vine Users Of Data Exposure

We understand that this issue would not have affected Twitter users who didn't also have Vine accounts, though. Even so, affected users should be especially cautious of emails or text messages from unknown senders, now that online miscreants may have possession of their email and/or phone number.

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  • General Election: Punters react badly to Lib Dems manifesto
General Election: Punters react badly to Lib Dems manifesto

Coming a day after the Labour manifesto, which contained few specific policies relating to waste and recycling (see letsrecycle.com story) the Lib Dems' 2017 manifesto repeats the Party's 2015 pledge to "establish a coherent tax and regulatory framework for landfill, incineration and waste collection".

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  • Facebook Will Live Stream Thousands of Hours of Video Game Tournaments
Facebook Will Live Stream Thousands of Hours of Video Game Tournaments

For instance, Twitter has deals with ESL and DreamHack. Just like that, Twitch suddenly has some major competition when it comes to live streaming eSports. "This is a huge step toward expanding the reach of eSports among mainstream audiences", said Johannes Schiefer, ESL's vice president of social media and editorial."Last year, ESL content gen...

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  • Here's Everything Google Announced at its Big I/O Conference
Here's Everything Google Announced at its Big I/O Conference

Not only are the shapes different, but users often complained the icons were so small it was hard to tell what emotion someone was trying to convey - making it hard, for example, to tell the difference between the crying emoji and the laugh/crying emoji.

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  • Destiny 2 cinematic and gameplay trailers released
Destiny 2 cinematic and gameplay trailers released

Besides the early-game showcase, the presentation was mostly concerned with detailing the same pillars that make up the Destiny experience and how they've changed (or haven't). In short, Destiny 2 is Destiny but ramped up to the extreme. Bungie, the company behind Destiny and Destiny 2 , is an American video game developer located in B...

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  • Google introduces Play Protect to keep harmful apps at bay
Google introduces Play Protect to keep harmful apps at bay

Basically, what this means is that Google will try to integrate as many services with its Assistant as it can over the coming years . That's an AI-powered visual search tool that turns your smartphone camera into a pretty powerful search box.

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  • Government claims NHS followed
Government claims NHS followed "pretty good" procedure on cyber-attack

Many of those victims will be businesses, including large corporations. The attack impacted on acute hospital sites in Lanarkshire, as well as GP surgeries, dental practices and other primary care centres around the country. The UK government has insisted that the NHS had been repeatedly warned about the cyber threat to its IT systems, with...

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  • North Korea denies role in global cyberattack
North Korea denies role in global cyberattack

DONALD Trump would have "maybe 10 minutes" to decide whether to launch a retaliatory strike against North Korea - should it ever fire a missile that's capable of reaching the U.S. The test was especially galling as Beijing had reached out to North Korea to send representatives to the forum, a move that was criticized by other participants for sen...

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  • New skins, emotes, and voice lines teased for Overwatch Anniversary event
New skins, emotes, and voice lines teased for Overwatch Anniversary event

The use of "Arena maps" is interesting, as it's not a term that's been widely used before. You can check out the skins and new Arena maps in the gallery below, while voice lines are further down the page. "For this free weekend , we're making Overwatch's full roster of 24 heroes and 14 maps available for play in a variety of modes, including...

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  • WannaCry is your fault — Microsoft to NSA
WannaCry is your fault — Microsoft to NSA

While the security experts have struggled to find the so-called "patient zero" in the attack, they have been more successful in finding the cause of the attacks and the reason why it was so successful. Microsoft declined to comment for this story. Half of all internet addresses corrupted globally by WannaCry are located in China and Russian Fe...

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  • Former National Security Adviser Has Not Responded To Subpoena
Former National Security Adviser Has Not Responded To Subpoena

Flynn was ousted in February for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with the Russian ambassador. "We'll figure out on General Flynn what the next step, if any, is". Trump kept Flynn in the administration long after the White House had been alerted to his ethics issues. Finally, the New York Times reported that Trump's admin...

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  • What Is Wannacry? What Does WannaCry Ransomware Do?
What Is Wannacry? What Does WannaCry Ransomware Do?

Microsoft's top lawyer has blamed the government's stockpiling of hacking tools as part of the reason for the WannaCry attack, the worldwide ransomware that has hit hundreds of thousands of systems in recent days. Smith is urging world leaders need to consider following the "same rules applied to weapons in the physical world" for Internet vulne...

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  • Cyber security companies boosted by hack concerns
Cyber security companies boosted by hack concerns

In England, 48 National Health Service (NHS) trusts reported problems at hospitals, doctor surgeries or pharmacies, and 13 NHS organisations in Scotland were also affected. Darien Huss, a 28-year-old research engineer who helped MalwareTech , agreed the threat was far from over. First, there was a highly risky security hole in Microsoft Windows,...

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  • Moto Unveils New C and C Plus Budget Smartphones Starting at $97
Moto Unveils New C and C Plus Budget Smartphones Starting at $97

On the outside, the Moto C and the MotoC Plus look nearly identical. On the flip side, the Moto C Plus comes with the same 5-inch screen, but the resolution has been bumped to 720 x 1280 pixels. Both the handsets feature a 2MP front camera . Under the Moto E series, which claims to offer "Unlimited Value", will include two smartphones - ...

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  • Trump Approval Numbers Dive To Lowest Levels Of His Presidency
Trump Approval Numbers Dive To Lowest Levels Of His Presidency

Popular Video SNL is not a fan of the Trump administration, and it shows with every new skit they produce. 50% said Trump wasn't "able to serve as Commander-in-Chief", and about the same percentage (52%) said they were not confident he could keep the country safe from terrorism.

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  • Amazon unveils Alexa-powered, touchscreen-equipped Echo Show home speaker
Amazon unveils Alexa-powered, touchscreen-equipped Echo Show home speaker

Thought the device was just unveiled, you'll have to wait until June 28 to get your hands on it. "Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa , and now she can show you things". The device is tuned to pick up commands and requests using eight microphones , beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation. Turn on lights, control th...

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  • Asus Brings AR and VR ZenFone to Verizon
Asus Brings AR and VR ZenFone to Verizon

In fact, as of now, only one Google Tango ready phone exists - the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro which is nearly a year old - having been released back in August 2016. This means that the ZenFone can determine how far away it is from objects, or surfaces such as a wall or the floor to enable to better movement in 3D space.

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  • US healthcare organizations spared impact of WannaCry
US healthcare organizations spared impact of WannaCry

Fortunately the situation was not as bad as previously thought, probably because networking experts at companies and government agencies around the world updated their softwares over the weekend to block the infiltration of the virus. Avast, an global security software firm that claims it has 400 million users worldwide, said the ransomware attacks...

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  • No Plans for Destiny 2 on Nintendo Switch, according to Project Leader
No Plans for Destiny 2 on Nintendo Switch, according to Project Leader

Nintendo also explained what the single player campaign will be in the video game. But last month Nintendo announced a new neon yellow finish, and it looks like the company is continuing with its neon theme since they have unveiled new Joy-Con colors themed after Splatoon 2 .

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  • Senate panel wants James Comey to testify
Senate panel wants James Comey to testify

The following day, The New York Times reported , Trump asked Vice President Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to leave a national security meeting so Trump could speak with Comey alone. "I hope you can let this go", the memo reportedly quotes Trump as saying. "The liability of others in Trump's likely obstruction of justice will depend on...

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  • Find My Device: new name and features for Google's Android Device Manager
Find My Device: new name and features for Google's Android Device Manager

If you own a top-of-the-range Android device you won't ever be using Android Go's features, but for those who can't afford dazzling phones it makes a lot of sense to bring the highlights of Android O to those on tighter budgets. This expansion comes as more developers are getting into the mobile assistant game, including Samsung with its AI-enabl...

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