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Microsoft Corp. President Brad Smith, in a blog post Sunday, said the attack is a "wake-up call" for governments in the USA and elsewhere to stop stockpiling tools to exploit digital vulnerabilities. He said the same thing could be done to crucial infrastructure, like nuclear power plants, dams or railway systems. Despite finding this "loophole" @ MalwareTechBlog advised people to update their computers in order to avoid a new attack.
  • Cooperation helped stem cyber-attack spread

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    In Russia, government agencies insisted that all attacks had been resolved. MalwareTech published a blog post early Saturday morning detailing how they stopped the spread of this ransomware . "Thus we initially unintentionally prevented the spread and and further ransoming of computers infected with this malware", he writes. What they didn't realize was that the domain - a random assortment of letters - was actually a kill switch, a way for someone to take control of the ransomware.
  • Microsoft warns ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call

    Microsoft warns ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call

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    The attack crippled more than 200,000 computers around the world. "The numbers are still going up", he said. But this is something we haven't seen before. The NSA tools were stolen by hackers and dumped on the internet. " More action is needed, and it's needed now", he said. Microsoft reportedly released a security update for current operating systems in March that protected against the malware.
  • Intel's new i9 CPUs

    Intel's new i9 CPUs

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    While a new Core-i9 chip built on the Skylake-X platform will likely be Intel's contender for the hot seat, AMD too is believed to be readying the new Whitehaven platform that might include Ryzen 9 range of chips. According to a leaked images, there are four Intel Core i9 processors, based on the SkyLake-X architecture, in the making. But criticisms over the quality of the leak aside, it looks like Intel is readying a potent lineup.
  • Computer Safety Tips as Cyber Attacks Continue

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    Britain's National Health Services first sounded the ransomware alarm Friday. State media reported that digital payment systems at PetroChina gas stations were offline, forcing customers to pay cash. The kill switch also couldn't help those already infected. Tens of thousands of ransomware attacks are targeting organizations around the world on Friday.
  • United VARs Selects Symmetry to Provide Global Cloud Platform for SAP HANA(R)

    United VARs Selects Symmetry to Provide Global Cloud Platform for SAP HANA(R)

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    In other Sapphire Now news, SAP unveiled two new initiatives: The SAP Cloud Trust Center , a public website that provides real-time information on the current operations and security of SAP cloud systems; and the SAP Transformation Navigator, a self-service tool that customers can use to align their business and IT strategies and provides guidance for utilizing SAP software in light of those strategies.
  • Volvo partners with Google for Android infotainment system

    Volvo partners with Google for Android infotainment system

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    The Android system, says Volvo, provides the best platform to fast-track improvements in the connected auto experience. As the automotive and tech world's continue to converge, Volvo has agreed a deal with Google to develop the next generation of in-car systems on the Silicon Valley firm's Android platform.
  • Consternation on Capitol Hill over Trump's Russian Federation meeting

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    Another European diplomat told CNN that Europeans are expecting cooperative exchanges with the USA on this matter and to avoid United States unilateral measures. "We're not helpless in Congress, and we shouldn't act as if we are", Swalwell said. We'll update this story if news warrants . "We don't give intelligence supplied by one ally's service to another, unless everything has been made very clear".
  • Microsoft Comes out Swinging at NSA Over WannaCry Hack Attack

    Microsoft Comes out Swinging at NSA Over WannaCry Hack Attack

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    The attack is unique, according to Europol, because it combines ransomware with a worm function, meaning once one machine is infected, the entire internal network is scanned and other vulnerable machines are infected. Microsoft did release an update to prevent the attack from being successful, but if you didn't install the update, you are out of luck. "But if a vulnerability exists, it exposes systems to attacks".
  • Group linked to NSA spy leaks threatens sale of new tech secrets

    Group linked to NSA spy leaks threatens sale of new tech secrets

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    They claim to own exploits for Windows 10, web browsers, network routers and also phones and even the SWIFT global money transfer system. It said it was set to sell access to previously undisclosed vulnerabilities, known as zero-days, that could be used to attack Microsoft Corp's latest software system, Windows 10.
  • BMW M5 Shows its Face in New Spy Photos

    BMW M5 Shows its Face in New Spy Photos

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    It is also selectable, with the dynamic stability control (DSC) and M xDrive modes configured in a way to let the driver choose from five different drive modes, ranging from pure rear-drive to full AWD to suit road and environmental conditions.
  • Apple is reportedly phasing out the iPad Mini

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    The company is apparently taking this step due to cannibalism of its own products as the boundaries between small tablets and large smartphones blur. There are some mixed previous reports that indicate that the upcoming 10.5-inch iPad Pro will have a 9.7-inch iPad model's footprint.