by | May 20, 2017 | 22:32

The malware behind WannaCry (also called WannaCrypt, Wana Decryptor or WCry) was reported to have been stolen from the NSA in April. Smith also noted that Microsoft had issued a patch for the vulnerability in the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol exploited by WannaCry on March 14.

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:01

When you tap through to the new food ordering icon on Facebook, you'll see a list of restaurants in your area that use the service. The new "Order Food" option has just been rolled out in the States, and though Zuckerberg won't physically be rustling you up a mushroom risotto anytime soon, the app does find local restaurants near your abode, then allows you to order takeaway.

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:35

WannaCry , the software that crippled hospital systems, factories, banks, government agencies and transportation systems in 150 countries, is ransomware. Also enjoying strong protection from liability over the cyber attack is the U.S. National Security Agency, whose stolen hacking tool is believed to be the basis for WannaCry .

by | May 20, 2017 | 23:19

Affected users have been notified via email, which will be personalized for the user depending on what information was exposed. However, the social media company did not specify how the bug was discovered, how it may have been viewed by third parties or how many users have been affected.

by | May 20, 2017 | 21:15

That's because once a threat is identified, companies that make operating system and application software often apply "patches" or fixes. WannaCry's worm-like capacity to infect other computers on the same network with no human intervention appear tailored to Windows 7, said Paul Pratley, head of investigations & incident response at United Kingdom consulting firm MWR InfoSecurity.

by | May 20, 2017 | 20:48

The researchers said the tools are not ideal and only work if the infected computers have not been rebooted after being hit by the programme. Guinet, a security researcher at Paris-based Quarks Lab, published the theoretical technique for decrypting WannaCry files late Wednesday and Thursday, which Delpy, also in Paris, figured out how to turn into a practical tool to salvage files.

by | May 20, 2017 | 21:04

The app is now given a new name so don't be surprised if you can't find the Android Device Manager because it is now called as " Find My Device ". Google is unveiling a lot of new things at the Google I/O 2017 , to which the latest addition is the Android Go .

by | May 20, 2017 | 19:50

The world No 2 pulled out of this week's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Friday, citing a recurrence of the rib injury that sidelined him for two months at the beginning of the campaign. He tied for 35th last week at the Players Championship, where he disclosed that he had some discomfort. Rory McIlroy is taking a conservative approach with his recovery.

by | May 20, 2017 | 19:29

The software tools to create the attack were revealed in April among a trove of NSA spy tools that were either leaked or stolen. Shadow Brokers's identity still remains a mystery, albeit security experts think the group could be tied to the Russian government.

by | May 20, 2017 | 20:11

When it infects a computer, it encrypts files, making them unusable, and demands a ransom to unlock the files. Governments can act to enforce cybersecurity protective measures on companies, especially those that provide critical services or infrastructure.

by | May 20, 2017 | 19:05

So far, this year's Google I/O has been more about incremental updates than big new products and projects. The conference started off with Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealing that an estimated 2 billion people are now using an active Android device.

by | May 20, 2017 | 20:12

NHS bosses are confident that south Essex experienced only minor issues, and that patient care was largely unaffected. 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.

by | May 20, 2017 | 18:40

The hackers released the ransomware online. The company's top lawyer said the government should report weaknesses they discover to software companies rather than seek to exploit them. and French carmaker Renault all reported disruptions. “The latest count is over 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries. Experts think it unlikely to have been one person, with criminally minded cyber crime syndicates nowadays going underground and using ever more sophisticated encryption to hide their ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 19:25

Commander Iden Versio, as part of the Imperial special-ops team, is trained as a deadly starfighter pilot and elite commando, "deeply committed to the rule of law". EA was interested in this pitch because you see through the eyes of an Imperial soldier. She truly believes in "the good of the empire". Rather than the Clones in the prequel films, the Stormtroopers aren't bred for war; they are non-conscripted soldiers who are all fighting for their own reasons and goals.

by | May 20, 2017 | 18:14

WannaCrypt (also known as Wanna, Wannacry , or Wcry) uses NSA-derived exploits and has hit tens of thousands of systems worldwide. The tools were made public by a hacking group called the Shadow Brokers. May 15, 2017. Security experts said the attack appeared to be caused by a self-replicating piece of software that enters companies and organizations when employees click on email attachments, then spreads quickly internally from computer to computer when employees share documents and ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 18:36

Google has just introduced a service called Google Play App Signing that allows you to store your app signing keys on Google's servers. There's been no announcement of when exactly Lens will be available, though it's expected to arrive in the coming months.

by | May 20, 2017 | 17:38

A message will appear onscreen with a ransom demand, countdown timer, and bitcoin wallet to pay funds into. It is advisable to upgrade to the latest patch of the Windows operating system to be safe against the attack. It's better to fix a problem as critical as this one than to chide everyone for using old versions of Windows, even if they're only doing so because critical legacy software doesn't support Windows 10.

by | May 20, 2017 | 18:50

That may be because schools tend to have old computers and be slow about updates of operating systems and security, said Fang Xingdong, founder of ChinaLabs, an internet strategy think tank. "Or we could potentially see copycats mimic the delivery or exploit method they used", he said. Of course, another way this could have been avoided is if the US Government chose to protect the US people by informing Microsoft , as opposed to keeping the vulnerability secret to infiltrate the computers ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 18:40

The Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center, a nonprofit group providing support in computer attacks, said 2,000 computers at 600 locations in Japan were reported affected. Different versions are coming related to ransomware virus attack effect in India. You can change the locks but what has happened cannot be undone. For example, the hackers could have lowered the ransom price to $10, making it cheap for anyone to pay.

by | May 20, 2017 | 19:06

The researchers - Adrien Guinet, Matthieu Suiche and Benjamin Delpy - worked separately. Even if your situation ticks all the required boxes, his solution "might not work in every case!", according to the researcher. His blog post links to a Delpy's "wanakiwi" decryption tool which is based on Guinet's original concept. The WannaCry's encryption scheme works by generating a pair of keys on the victim's computer that rely on prime numbers, a "public" key and a "private" key for encrypting and ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 17:59

Don't click on links that you don't recognize, nor download files from people you don't know personally. "The CIA and NSA have been breached on a massive scale, and now the effects are being felt", Hallam-Baker said. Microsoft ended up distributing the free patch for the older versions on Friday - the day the ransomware was detected. However, because of new software developed by French researcher Adrien Guinet , Windows XP users whose computers were compromised by WannaCry can now remove ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 17:40

White House officials believe impeachment is all but out of the question, citing the president's backing from congressional Republicans, CNN reported. Trump may not have to worry about impeachment today, but if Democrats get control of Congress, the President better get ready because if a real investigation finds impeachable offenses, impeachment won't just be in the cards, it will be voted on in the House.

by | May 20, 2017 | 16:29

It's not clear if results can be displayed on your phone or TV screen following the recent update to Google Home, announced at Google I/O. For example, you can point a smartphone at a flower and be told exactly what it is. Google is trying again with a version of Android for cheaper devices. Android Go will ship sometime in 2018 for all devices that have a RAM size thats 1GB or less.

by | May 20, 2017 | 17:51

As investigators were working to track down those responsible for the ransomware attack, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith said the governments should treat this attack as a "wake-up call". That dump included a vulnerability codenamed EternalBlue, which preys on a flaw in Microsoft Word to transmit malicious software from one Windows Computer to another.

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:49

Russia's relationship to cyber crime is under intense scrutiny after USA intelligence officials alleged that Russian hackers had tried to help Republican Donald Trump win the US presidency by hacking Democratic Party servers. WannaCry scrambles about 30 types of files on infected computers, . Likewise, Bossert emphasized that the only computers that can be compromised by WannaCry are those that do not have the latest security patches available from Microsoft .

by | May 20, 2017 | 16:35

Admiral Harry Harris warns that North Korea is a world threat, not just a regional threat. The United States, which has 28,500 troops in South Korea to guard against the North Korean threat, has called on China to do more to rein in its ally and neighbour.

by | May 20, 2017 | 16:17

Arms is the first Nintendo game with new IP for the Nintendo Switch console and it's going to release soon. Last night, Nintendo of Japan dropped the video below as a preview of games that would be shown off for the Nintendo Switch during BitSummit, an indie game gathering in Japan.

by | May 20, 2017 | 16:10

On Friday, May 12, 2017, a damaging ransomware attack swept across more than one hundred countries and infected tens of thousands of computers. More than 200 000 victims in 150 countries and regions were afflicted by the attacks with Russian Federation and the United Kingdom the worst hit.

by | May 20, 2017 | 15:57

Kim In Ryong also dismisses allegations that North Korea was behind the recent global cyberattacks as "ridiculous", saying "whenever something odd happens it is the stereotype way of the United States and the hostile forces" to launch a campaign deliberately linking it to Pyongyang.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:47

Because numerous computers impacted run older Windows systems like XP, Microsoft issued a rare patch for XP, which it had stopped updating more than three years ago. The ransom demand from the attack is between $300 to $600, and the post noted that there is code to "delete files" in the ransomware. In the past, Beijing has criticized the amount of fake news on American news sites, which it claims is only one more reason to clamp down on cyber security.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:06

During the keynote yesterday, Google has shared some great news regarding Android O: When compared to Nougat, the new version of the operating system will allow devices to reboot twice as fast. So it comes as little surprise that Google spent more than a year redesigning every one of the hundreds of emoji it offers in an attempt to make more of its users happy.

by | May 20, 2017 | 13:55

But Motorola seems to put more emphasis on how thin the device should be with the Moto Z2 play slimming down to 5.99mm from 7mm on the current gen Moto Z. Also, give little glimpses of both right and left edges of the device as well. Based on that render, the Moto Z2 may share a number of similarities with the upcoming Moto Z2 Play, including the sensor positions, side button location and front-mounted fingerprint scanner.

by | May 20, 2017 | 14:36

The attack, which is still unfolding, is now a fight between whitehat hackers, companies like Microsoft and the criminals attempting to run the world's biggest extortion scheme. "Whether or not you think the USA government should be spending a fortune developing such cyber-weapons, surely it is obvious that the weapons they develop should be properly secured", said Phillip Hallam-Baker, principal scientist for New Jersey-based cybersecurity firm Comodo, in an emailed statement.

by | May 20, 2017 | 13:52

Rosenstein told members of Congress he knew that Trump planned to fire Comey before he wrote his memo. The day after that seminar, on October 28, Comey disclosed to Congress that the bureau was continuing its investigation of Clinton's emails in light of new evidence.

by | May 20, 2017 | 13:40

The ransomware mixes copycat software loaded with amateur coding mistakes and recently leaked spy tools widely believed to have been stolen from the U.S. David Edelman, who advised President Barack Obama on technology. "For nearly two decades, HIPAA has been ineffective at protecting patient privacy, and instead has created a system of confusion, fear, and busy work that has cost the industry billions".