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For CarPlay, users will still also need to upgrade their vehicle's USB hub to make this work (which will also incur a dealer visit and a cost), but for those on Android, all that's required is a simple software installation. Obviously, it took a little longer than planned for Ford to get its 2016 auto fleet ready for the update, but it is now finally here. Customers with Wi-Fi-enabled vehicles and a Wi-Fi network can set up their vehicle to receive the update automatically.
  • How to Shield Your System Against WannaCry Ransomware Attack

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    With data decryption usually priced in the hundreds of dollars, many organizations find it easier to pay and move on; the leading cybersecurity firm Trend Micro recently researched United Kingdom organizations who have received ransomware in the past two years and found that almost two-thirds of those it surveyed paid the ransom.
  • Microsoft says NSA to blame for Wannacry

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    As we've seen with WannaCry, ransomware (and other malicious software) can spread virally, without user interaction. Although the US appears to have dodged a bullet, at least for now, going forward Riggi asserts that overall the healthcare industry is particularly vulnerable to ransomware and is a high-priority target for cybercriminals because of the high value of health data.
  • Instagram ranked worst social media site for young people's mental health

    Instagram ranked worst social media site for young people's mental health

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    A new study by The Royal Society for Public Health has found that the photo filtering app is the most negative in terms of people's body image, FOMO and sleep, and that it can trigger feelings of depression, anxiety and loneliness. The report from the RSPH says that "social media may be fuelling a mental health crisis" among young people, however it can also be used as a tool for good.
  • Microsoft's next Surface Pro revealed in newly-leaked images

    Microsoft's next Surface Pro revealed in newly-leaked images

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    The tech world was very optimistic regarding the announcement of the next-gen Surface Pro during Microsoft's recently held "education-themed" hardware event . While the Surface Book was refreshed back in 2016 with new specs, the Pro line-up is yet to receive an overhaul. He said that the company did not want to launch a product with just upgraded specifications and label it as the next generation Surface Pro.
  • Mario Kart Update Removes Offensive Gesture

    Mario Kart Update Removes Offensive Gesture

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    Today Nintendo has released a new update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe that brings the title to version 1.1. In fact, in many countries this gesture can be interpreted as "Up yours". Opponents' names are also now displayed in the rear view mirror view in online matches, and up to two players can now spectate a friend group as they wait to join.
  • Another Global Cyber-Attack Likely On Monday: UK Experts

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    He said the main challenge was the fast-spreading capabilities of the malware, but added that, so far, not many people have paid the ransoms that the virus demands. The ransomware exploits older versions of Microsoft's operating system software, such as Windows XP. "As cybercriminals become more sophisticated, there is simply no way for customers to protect themselves against threats unless they update their systems", the company said.
  • Google Assistant keyboard input support is live

    Google Assistant keyboard input support is live

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    There are also some cool UI updates , such as Notification Dots (similar to iOS), improved copy and paste, shared Photo libraries, and picture-in-picture mode. More details about Android O and Android Go are expected to emerge today during the second day of Google I/O. But wait it gets even better - users can point Google Lens to a router sticker and have it automatically connect to a network.
  • How to Protect Yourself from 'Ransomware'

    How to Protect Yourself from 'Ransomware'

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    Analysts at BBC said three accounts linked to the ransom demands suggested only about $38,000 had been paid by Monday morning. The real numbers and statistics related to the outcome of attack will only come after an assessment next week. Software updates often contain lots of patches that fix bugs and close security loopholes; regularly using Windows Update or the Software Update feature on a Mac will help insulate you from problems.
  • No second cyber attack made on NHS

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    Patients are no longer being diverted away from accident and emergency units following the cyber attack , NHS England says. Because it's possible for the perpetrators to alter the code to use a different domain, MalwareTech and others warned the ransomware could continue spreading.