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WannaCry Ransomware Update: Windows 7 Hit Hardest - ESToday - 23/05 8:05 am

More than a week after the massive WannaCry ransomware attack hobbled computer systems around the world, security experts continue to assess the damage and keep watch for new outbreaks.

WannaCry Hackers Still Trying To Revive Attack, Says Accidental Hero - ESToday - 23/05 8:05 am

The "accidental hero" who registered a web address that became the so-called kill switch for WannaCry says hackers are trying to overwhelm the site to resurrect the ransomware.

Experts Question North Korea Role in WannaCry Cyberattack - ESToday - 20/05 8:20 am

A couple of things about the WannaCry attack are certain. It was the biggest in history and it's a scary preview of things to come. But one thing is less clear: whether North Korea was involved.

Sweden Drops Rape Case Against Julian Assange - ESToday - 20/05 8:20 am

Swedish prosecutors have dropped their investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange, five years after the WikiLeaks founder sought refuge inside Ecuador's London embassy.

Shadow Brokers Threaten To Unleash More Hacking Tools - ESToday - 19/05 8:09 am

The hacking group that says it facilitated the WannaCry ransomware attack has threatened to leak a new wave of hacking tools it claims to have stolen from the National Security Agency.

Intel Sharing at Heart of U.S., Europe Talks on Laptop Ban - ESToday - 18/05 8:02 am

The intelligence behind plans to broaden a U.S. ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from Europe took center stage as officials met to discuss the looming decision.

The Blame Game, Ransomware Edition: Who's at Fault? - ESToday - 17/05 10:18 pm

From governments to individuals, there's plenty of finger-pointing going on following the latest global cyberattack, with blame being spread to Microsoft, the U.S. government, and the culprits.

Surfer Worked from Bedroom To Beat Cyberattack - ESToday - 17/05 10:18 pm

As a vast "ransomware" attack raced from computer to computer, infecting tens of thousands around the world, a young tech expert worked from his bedroom in England to bring the rampage to a halt.

Security Patch Alert: Time To Update Your Apple Devices - ESToday - 17/05 7:11 am

Tech giant Apple has released multiple security upgrades for its iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS systems, addressing dozens of security bugs across its devices. The iOS update fixes 41 security flaws.

5 Ways To Become a Smaller Target for Ransomware Hackers - ESToday - 17/05 7:11 am

The global online extortion attack in the news reinforces the need for businesses and other organizations to update their computer operating systems and security software, cybersecurity experts say.

Microsoft Criticizes Government Creation of Hacking Tools - ESToday - 17/05 7:11 am

Government hoarding of hacking tools is partly to blame for the cyberattacks that crippled global computer systems, Microsoft says. The company is calling for cyberwarfare protections.

What Are Cell Site Simulators? And How Do They Work? - ESToday - 17/05 7:11 am

The formidable surveillance power of cell site simulators has been found to be sending threatening text messages to the soldiers fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. How does this work?

Experts See Possible North Korea Links to Global Cyberattack - ESToday - 17/05 7:11 am

Cybersecurity experts are pointing to circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global "ransomware" attack, citing the way hackers took hostage computers and servers.

Beware: Worldwide Ransomware Attack May Be Far from Over - ESToday - 16/05 7:12 am

The massive ransomware attack that hit computers around the world should send a "wake-up call" to governments that have kept vulnerabilities secret to exploit them, said Microsoft President Brad Smith.

Huge, Unprecedented Ransomware Attack Hits Around the Globe - ESToday - 14/05 8:17 am

A lucky find by a security researcher seems to be slowing the huge ransomware attack that hit hospitals, schools, government agencies, and other organizations around the globe May 12.

What Will Fall's Windows 10 Update Bring? - ESToday - 13/05 8:30 am

The upcoming Fall Creators Update of Microsoft's Windows 10 will come with Timeline, a feature designed to let you jump back into files you were using a few hours or days ago as if you'd never left.

Microsoft: Windows 10 Is Running on 500 Million Devices - ESToday - 11/05 7:23 am

Tech giant Microsoft says that 500 million devices are currently using Windows 10, bringing the operating system halfway to the goal the company set before its release nearly two years ago.

U.S. Watched Russia Hack French Systems During Election - ESToday - 10/05 9:26 am

The United States watched Russians hack France's computer networks during the election and tipped off French officials before it became public, a U.S. cyber official revealed to the Senate.

Developers' Heads Will Be in the Cloud at Microsoft's Build Show - ESToday - 10/05 9:26 am

The most important tech show on Microsoft's calendar, the Build developer expo, will draw an expected 5,500 techies to Seattle. It's the first time the event will be held here since 2012.

Google Prepares for Release of Android O Beta 'Soon' - ESToday - 9/05 7:45 am

Nine months after releasing the first version of Android 7.0 Nougat, Google has wrapped up the beta program for that mobile operating system in anticipation of the arrival of Android O.

Macron Hackers Linked to U.S. Cyberattack - ESToday - 9/05 7:45 am

The hackers behind an attack on the campaign of France's president-elect have been linked to the same Russian-affiliated group blamed for attacking the Democratic party before the U.S. election.

How Burger King Revealed the Hackability of Voice Assistants - ESToday - 8/05 9:39 pm

Burger King pulled a juicy marketing stunt last month that drew plenty of attention -- not just to the Whopper, but also to the intrinsic vulnerabilities of a new type of voice-activated gadget.

Old Tech, Passwords Galore Hurt U.S. Tracking of Visa Holders - ESToday - 8/05 7:41 am

U.S. immigration agents waste their time logging in and out of archaic computer systems while trying to track down foreigners suspected of overstaying their visas, a new report says.

Senator Spills What FBI Paid for San Bernardino iPhone Hack - ESToday - 6/05 10:50 pm

Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein surprisingly revealed that the U.S. paid $900,000 to break into the locked iPhone of the San Bernardino gunman, even though the FBI considers the figure to be classified info.

Facebook, Twitter, Google Sued Over San Bernardino Attack - ESToday - 6/05 8:06 am

Family members of San Bernardino terror attack victims sued Facebook, Google and Twitter, accusing the companies of providing platforms that help the Islamic State recruit and raise money.

Microsoft Is Replacing the Password: What's Taking Its Place? - ESToday - 5/05 7:14 am

Bill Gates declared passwords pass way back in 2004, but it was only very recently that the company he founded finally introduced a replacement for the outmoded authentication system.

Ways To Protect Passwords from Hackers - ESToday - 5/05 7:14 am

It's easy to be casual about passwords. For example, using the same one repeatedly or never changing them. But, keep in mind what bad guys could get into if they figure out just one password.

Huge Scam Alert: Don't Open that Google Doc - ESToday - 5/05 7:14 am

Google appears to have shut down a phishing scam that tricked numerous Gmail users into accepting bogus invitations to share a Google Doc with people they know. But victims could be targeted again.

Microsoft Unveils Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S for Education - ESToday - 4/05 7:05 am

Eyeing an education market that's been dominated by Apple and Google, Microsoft has debuted a new Surface Laptop aimed at college students, and a new OS that runs only apps from the Windows Store.

Google Patches 6 Critical Security Vulnerabilities in Android - ESToday - 4/05 7:05 am

Technology giant Google has released new security patches to address some critical bugs in the Android operating system, including one that could allow an attacker to gain remote execution privileges.

Kaspersky: How Financial Institutions Can Fight Cyberattacks - ESToday - 4/05 7:05 am

The cost of a cybersecurity incident to a financial institution can be as much as $1,165,000, according to new data from Kaspersky Lab Financial Institutions Security Risks 2016.

Ransomware Attacks Are Increasing, Verizon Reports - ESToday - 3/05 8:15 am

Cyberattacks involving ransomware -- in which criminals use malicious software to encrypt a users' data and then extort money to unencrypt it -- increased 50 percent in 2016, Verizon says.

Microsoft Hires Former FTC Member To Lead Data Privacy Efforts - ESToday - 3/05 8:15 am

Tech giant Microsoft tapped a former FTC member to lead policy efforts on privacy and data protection. Microsoft has been one of the more vocal companies on internet-age policy issues.

Intel Identifies Critical Firmware Bug That's Lurked Nearly 10 Years - ESToday - 3/05 8:15 am

A researcher with an Internet of Things security startup has identified a critical vulnerability in Intel firmware that could allow an attacker to access enterprise systems using some of Intel's technology.

Microsoft Boosts Safety with Windows Defender Security Center - ESToday - 2/05 8:26 am

The latest update to the Windows 10 OS features a number of changes to its built-in security protection. The Creators Update intros dynamic locking capabilities and offers new privacy controls.

Dell Survey Finds Unsafe Data Security Practices Put Businesses at Risk - ESToday - 2/05 8:26 am

A Dell survey has found that not only are many employees willing to share confidential information, they often take sensitive information with them when they leave their organizations.

Facebook Gearing Up To Fight Political Propaganda - ESToday - 2/05 8:26 am

Social media giant Facebook is saying that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence political sentiment in ways that could affect national elections.

Hacker Claims Release of Stolen Copies of Netflix Series - ESToday - 2/05 8:26 am

A hacker claims to have followed through on a threat to release several episodes from the upcoming season of hit series Orange Is The New Black. The hacker goes by the name The Dark Overlord.

Google and Facebook Victims of $100 Million Phishing Scam - ESToday - 29/04 7:47 am

More than a month after the Justice Department charged a Lithuanian man in a $100 million phishing scam against two Internet companies, the victims have been identified as Google and Facebook.

As Dubai Focuses on Future, Cybersecurity a Growing Concern - ESToday - 28/04 8:38 am

As Dubai races toward a future of self-driving cars and drones filling up its high-rise-studded skyline, cybersecurity is becoming a growing concern in a region replete with examples of cyberattacks.

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Freeing Anwar equal to freeing the people, says Azmin .. - FMT
Free Malaysia Today Freeing Anwar equal to freeing the people, says Azmin Free Malaysia Today PETALING JAYA: Mohamed Azmin Ali last night defended PKR's push to free Anwar Ibrahim from jail and make him prime minister, claiming this is something the party has always championed. The PKR deputy ..
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Here's why an opposition grand coalition can defeat .. - FMT
Free Malaysia Today Here's why an opposition grand coalition can defeat the BN Free Malaysia Today Barisan Nasional sponsored analysts, who dominate the official media, have been saying that the BN has more than the required number of votes to win the next election by a comfortable margin. In ..

British prime minister raises nation's threat level, .. - Washingtonpost
Washington Post British prime minister raises nation's threat level, saying another attack 'may be imminent' Washington Post MANCHESTER, England British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday night raised the nation's threat level and deployed the military to guard concerts, sports matches ..

Recent global stock upturn fizzles after China rating .. - Reuters
Reuters Recent global stock upturn fizzles after China rating downgrade Reuters People walk through the lobby of the London Stock Exchange in London, Britain August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/File photo. 1/3. left. right. FILE PHOTO - Investors look at an electronic board showing ..

Samsung investigating Galaxy S8 'iris hack' - Channel .. - CNA
Channel NewsAsia Samsung investigating Galaxy S8 'iris hack' Channel NewsAsia Samsung says it is investigating claims by a German hacking group that it has been able to fool the iris recognition technology on the flagship Galaxy S8 handset. (Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-Je). 24 May 2017 09:57AM ..
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Zomato explains how hack happened - Times of India - Indiatimes
Times of India Zomato explains how hack happened Times of India The developer used the same username and password combination on Github, a portal that is popular among software developers for sharing code. It was here that the hacker got to a part of the code that this developer had access to. ..
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Google Play Protect Scans Android Mobile App for .. - Eweek
eWeek Google Play Protect Scans Android Mobile App for Malicious Behavior eWeek Today's topics include how Google Play Protect bolsters Android app security; AT&T launches its nationwide LTE-M Network for the industrial internet of things, Microsoft opens its first cloud data centers in South ..
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Microsoft's Whiteboard Is a Collaborative Inking App .. - Ndtv
NDTV Microsoft's Whiteboard Is a Collaborative Inking App for Windows 10 NDTV Microsoft on Tuesday at its Shanghai event unveiled the all-new Surface Pro device which will start shipping June 15. The Redmond giant also made some major announcements including a collaborative inking app, ..
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Reporter's notebook: Be warned: $25 oil is coming, and .. - Cnbc
CNBC Reporter's notebook: Be warned: $25 oil is coming, and along with it, a new world order CNBC China wants to get electric, plug-in hybrids and fuel cell cars to account for 20 per cent of all auto sales by 2025, while India aims to electrify all vehicles in the country by 2032. But as ..