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Lucky break slows cyberattack; what's coming could be worse

A security update was released by Microsoft in March to protect against the virus. An executive at a cybersecurity firm that helped block a global ransomware attack says new variations of the malicious worm are circulating and researchers expect one to develop that can't be stopped.

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Google Play Protect Bolsters Android Mobile App Security

With an increasing number of Android Pay users relying on the technology for quicker checkouts and over 40% of Weebly online store transactions taking place over mobile phones or tablets, Android users can now enjoy hassle-free mobile checkouts at select Weebly eCommerce sites.

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What we currently know about the global cyberattack

National Security Agency as an offensive cyber-weapon. "I hope that if another attack occurs, the damage will be a lot less". James Lewis, a cybersecurity expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington , said US investigators are collecting forensic information — such as internet addresses, samples of malware or information the culprits might have inadvertently left on computers — that could be matched with the handiwork of known hackers.

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Doomsday Arctic seed vault suffers breach

Meltwater has apparently gushed into the tunnel entrance of the vault, which is buried deep in a mountain on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen. The Seed Vault opened in 2008, funded by the Norwegian government and managed by the nonprofit Crop Trust .

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Google Android Oreo: There Is More To It

Under the hood, Android O aims to make your phone startup quicker and your apps faster, with added optimizations for developers to help prevent your battery from draining. One of the most outstanding data among them is the one which says that there are now 2,000 million devices with Android . According to the details offered by the company, Android Go will start from the base of Android O , but will have a series of optimizations and a less demanding layer with the hardware to make the ...

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With Trump en route, Yemen rebel missile shot down near Saudi capital

It Riyadh but gave no further detail. Huthi-run Al-Masirah television said on its Twitter account that the rebels' "rocket forces launched a Volcano-2 (Borkan) ballistic missile on the capital of Saudi Arabia". Well over 12,000 people have been killed since the war was launched by Saudi royals in 2015, according to recent reports, while millions of people have been displaced and millions others lack access to clean water, food, or medical assistance.

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Vice President Mike Pence delivers commencement speech in Grove City

The decision appears to confirm the expressed plans of assorted students upon hearing that Pence would be delivering the graduation speech. "We welcome anyone who wants to walk out with us", said organizer Bryan Ricketts, a 2017 graduate.

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HTC U11 Outranks Google Pixel; Receives Highest Camera Rating Score

We've got support for Hi-Res Audio recording, as well as 3D audio recording via four microphones. A 16-megapixeled camera is present on the front side along with BSI sensor, live make-up, voice selfie and Panorama. It also sports IP67 water and dust resistance. One of the interesting new inclusions from the company in the HTC U11 is the pressure-sensitive or squeezable frame of the device that is meant to perform certain actions upon putting some pressure.

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Trump willing to use engagement on N.Korea crisis -S.Korea envoy

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley put the American position in forceful terms on Tuesday: "We have to turn around and tell the entire global community: You either support North Korea or you support us". Haley noted that this weekend's missile came within 60 miles of Russia's border and said Russian Federation is "all wrong". The Chinese have begun squeezing the South Koreans through boycotts of their exports since the United States began installing in South Korea a ...

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Tillerson gives nod to Paris Agreement at Arctic Council meeting

High-level officials from th. Freeland had no comment on Tillerson's public remarks after Thursday's meeting - the USA will not rush to decide its climate change policies. Tillerson said that the United States is reviewing several important policies on global warming. Tillerson spoke Thursday in Fairbanks, Alaska, at a meeting of the Arctic Council, an advisory group made up of the eight Arctic nations and indigenous groups.

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NSA warned Microsoft about vulnerability connected to 'Wanna Cry'

The Dutch police therefore advise all Dutch computer users to make sure that they are protected against ransomware by installing all updates instantly, using an anti-virus program and regularly backing up the data on their computers. A worrying addition is that if one pc in a network is infected , the virus spreads to all computers on that network. (NASDAQ: MSFT ) issued a security patch in March that resolved the problem for machines running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, ...

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GST Council meet to fix rates on goods, services begins today

The GST that is all set to be rolled out from July 1, a meeting of the GST council is in progress in Srinagar . China implemented GST in 1994 while Russian Federation did it in 1991. Kerala favours fitment of tax rates in such a way that they are revenue neutral, which means it does not lead to either drop or rise in tax revenues of the government.

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Korean Envoy Agree to Resume Diplomatic Relations

THAAD is aimed at guarding against threats from nuclear-armed North Korea, but China fears it will upset the regional security balance. U.S. President Donald Trump has sought the help of China, South Korea and Japan in pressuring North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to halt testing of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

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Alisher Usmanov launches £1billion bid to buy Arsenal

He first acquired shares in Arsenal in 2007, when he teamed up with Farhad Moshiri to purchase a 14.6 per cent stake for £75m. They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the club's financial matters. Although there has been no formal response from Kroenke, as yet, the expectation from sources close to Usmanov, who has grown increasingly frustrated as he has been denied any say in the running of Arsenal , is that the bid will fail.

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Xiaomi confirms Xiaomi Mi Max 2 presentation next week

Xiaomi is all set for the launch of the Mi Max 2 with its huge 6.4 inch display. However, it seems that at the time of the presentation of Xiaomi Mi Max 2 we may discover the smartphone being displayed with an updated battery of 5,000 mAh, a difference of 150 mAh compared to last year's model.

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Say Hello To The New VW Up GTI

For VW is giving the GTI treatment to the diminutive up! city auto to create something which, the company says, will have agility akin to a go-kart. Although the new Up GTI is officially a concept, Volkswagen makes no secret that this is a "near-production concept", and says a production version will go on sale early in 2018.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stake Lowered by I.G. Investment Management LTD.

FBR Capital maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, February 12 report. The stock has "Buy" rating by Guggenheim on Tuesday, February 28. The Company also delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App StoreSM, iBookstoreSM, and Mac App Store. Shares of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) traded up 0.6062% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $153.4647.

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Turkish ties hit rough patch after rough Erdogan visit

Top congressional Republicans are demanding the Trump administration take swift and severe action against the Turkish government in response to violence involving members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security detail, with one saying the U.S.

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Aust firms back to work after cyber attack

Ransomware is normally targeted at businesses and important individuals who are generally perceived to have more to lose if they don't pay the ransom. After concerns were reported about three hospitals, cyber security analysts said an older virus had been found. Microsoft released patches last month and on Friday to fix a vulnerability that allowed the worm to spread across networks.

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Antarctica to be 'much greener place' due to climate change, scientists find

Image credit: Matt Amesbury ."People think of Antarctica quite rightly as a very icy place, but our work shows that parts of it are green, and are likely to be getting greener", said Matthew Amesbury, a scientist with the University of Exeter, and lead author of the new study , according to The Washington Post .

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

There is no information on the pricing of the four new Overwatch Anniversary skins. Reports are speculating that the anniversary might be just like other game events which include giveaways like new character skins, emotes, victory poses and much more.

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Scientists Reveal Just How Powerful The Tyrannosaurus Rex Bite Really Was

Human bites come in at a paltry 200 pounds or so. This allowed T. rex to drive open cracks in bone during repetitive, mammal-like biting and produce high-pressure fracture arcades, leading to a catastrophic explosion of some bones. To see more, visit http://www. npr .org/. You'd end up with something odd, although not that far from a Tyrannosaurus rex . You might remember those imposing teeth.

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'WannaCry': Contrary to Centre's assurance, ransomware to spread rapidly, warn IT experts

In a statement, VNCERT urged leaders of the central government, ministerial organizations, as well as companies nationwide to prevent and stop spreading of attacks by WannaCry ransomware, reported local Bao Dau Tu (Vietnam Investment Review) online newspaper on Tuesday.

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Tim Cook spotted testing Apple's glucose monitor

There's no doubt that Apple is focused on bringing health tech to the masses via the Watch - Cook said as much in February. The existing diagnostic port on the Apple Watch could come in handy for establishing a proper communication path between the watch and the smart band.

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World braces for more cyber attacks as work week begins

The malware locked computers and blocked access to patient files in England's public hospitals. An official of a lead bank in Thiruvananthapuram said , "We had got direction to down the server of computers in banks and restart system on Monday morning to keep away the threat from ransomware and we did so".

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Lexi Thompson shoots 65 day after sky diving with Navy Seals

Defending champion: Ariya Jutanugarn. It also includes 21 of the 37 2017 LPGA Tour rookies, the most to tee it up at a tournament this season. Thompson's challenge continues through Veterans Day, during which time she will wear a commemorative pin during tournament play.

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New Surface Pro Leaked: Here's Your First Look

While the Surface Book was refreshed back in 2016 with new specs, the Pro line-up is yet to receive an overhaul. Although rumors pointed to a May 23rd release for the next Surface Pro tablet, Microsoft was pretty clear on the matter and said less than two weeks ago that it would not launch the Surface Pro 5 until " it can bring meaningful changes".

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Olympic Steel, Inc. (ZEUS) Trading Up 17.3% After Strong Earnings

The stock of AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) has "Neutral" rating given on Tuesday, November 29 by Macquarie Research. If you look at the company's income statement over the past years, you will see that the company is constantly posting gross profit: In 2014, X earned gross profit of 2.05 Billion, in 2015 433 Million gross profit, while in 2016 United States Steel Corp.

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Olympiakos Owner Evangelos Marinakis Close To Nottingham Forest Takeover

Marinakis, a Greek shipping magnate and owner of Olympiakos, is facing accusations of match-fixing in Greece but has passed the EFL's owners' and directors' test. "The EFL conducted an owners' and directors' test and concluded that none of the persons who would be relevant persons are liable to be disqualified under the test".

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Retaliation on Korean brands phases out in Beijing after Xi comment

In the past week or so, there are growing indications that the missile and nuclear capabilities of the gleefully belligerent North Korean regime are moving forward at a faster clip than Western analysts previously predicted. From that point on, it is unclear what would likely be the next step - but if President Trump did decide to fire back, Dr Schiller and Dr Wright said he could have land-based ICBMs in the air within five minutes, and submarine-based missiles in 15.

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Uber appeals ruling against arbitration in Waymo dispute

Mr. Levandowski, a former Alphabet engineer who joined Uber a year ago to run its driverless-car program, has repeatedly invoked his Fifth Amendment rights in the case, declining to comment and refusing to turn over documents. Attorneys representing Mr. Levandowski didn't respond to a request for comment. Alsup blocked Uber's efforts to have the lawsuit heard in a private forum, ruling that it should continue to be litigated in San Francisco federal court.

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Cold War-era nuclear tests spurred space weather events

Upon explosion, a first impact wave ousted an extending fireball of plasma, a hot gas of electrically charged particles. Around the same time, the Apia Observatory in Western Samoa watched a profoundly uncommon aurora, which is regularly just seen in at the shafts.

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Ransomware: Guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre

However, the Financial Times report points out that Windows XP users are still expected to pay extra if they want security and it now stands at $1,000 per device. By now everyone knows that the world is reeling under a Ransomware virus attack threat called WannaCry . A 22-year old British security researcher who goes by the Twitter name MalwareTech is credited with slowing the spread of the ransomware by discovering a " kill switch " in the software that could disable the ...

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Hard to swallow: 17m user details stolen in Zomato security breach

Affected users have been logged out of the website and the app. He/she has also taken down the Dark Web marketplace link but gave a copy of leaked data to Zomato. "Salting" is the addition of a string of characters to the passwords when stored on such a database, which adds another layer of difficulty in cracking them.

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Oppo Lists A77 On Its Website

The phone is powered by an octa-core 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750T SoC. We're not expecting this one because the OPPO F3 was recently announced but the Chinese OEM has just introduced another smartphone. For mobile photography enthusiasts, the new phone by the selfie expert brand boasts of a 13MP f/2.2 rear camera (with dual LED flash and phase detect autofocus), and 16MP f/2.0 selfie shooter.


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