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Microsoft offers free security fixes following global cyberattack

Following the attack, Microsoft announced that it took a very unusual step of releasing a new patch for computers operated by older operating systems such as Windows 8, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP. Redmond, Wash. - In the wake of unprecedented worldwide cyberattacks, Microsoft has issued security updates for systems that haven't been supported in years. Read More »

Obamacare a Win-Win for Poorer Adults

Roy concedes that "it may well be that Medicaid does offer a modest benefit to some people at the bottom of the income ladder". Medicaid provides health coverage to 1.2 million - or half of all OH children - and more than 30 million children nationwide. Read More »

Tillerson gets earful on climate change from Arctic governments

That's raised concerns among the global crowd gathered in Fairbanks this week. Officials will most likely approve a measure to improve scientific cooperation in the region, and Mr Tillerson will turn over the rotating chairmanship of the intergovernmental organisation, which the USA has held for two years, to Finland. Read More »

Google Assistant For Android TV Launching This Year

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This app can do a lot of tasks and can help you in many ways. Another key takeaway from I/O 2017 is that Google is reimagining all its products and services from an AI and AR/VR first perspective. To help developers fine-tune their own apps , Google has launched a "Building for Billions" Web page with technical tools and checklists for handling devices with a variety of connectivity, range, data management, and battery capabilities. Read More »

Still running Windows XP? Here's what to do about WannaCrypt ransomware

They exploited a flawless storm of factors - the Windows hole, the ability to get ransom paid in digital currency, poor security practices - but it's unclear if the payoff, at least so far, was worth the trouble. "The massive malware attack that hit multiple countries has caused chaos and has shut down vital institutions such as hospitals", U.S. Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) said Friday in a statement. Read More »

Google I/O 2017: Top 5 things Google will launch soon

While the I/O 2017 event has just begun, we have already identified the top 5 things we've seen from the search engine giant so far - and here they are. Google promises that with these two features combined, users will see significant improvements in battery life, stability, and performance. Point it at a shop sign, and using location info, can give you meaningful information about the business. Read More »

Destiny 2 Zavala Story Trailer Released, Watch Here

Bungie's sequel Destiny 2 will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 8. European Dead Zone is described as Destiny's largest destination yet. Will Trials still use the elimination game-type or will it move to something faster paced, like the new Countdown mode? OnlySP will be following all developments pertaining to Destiny 2 and single-player games. Read More »

Roger Ailes, ex-Fox News chief, dies aged 77

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Gabriel Sherman: Agree, wholeheartedly. "The exception is when you know this is a search-and- destroy mission on the part of the media and your case is very strong, you are very articulate, you know what you're trying to accomplish - and you have no alternatives". Read More »

Parsing the tech and national security concerns behind the WannaCry ransomware attacks

Meanwhile, new versions of the ransomware have reportedly surfaced, including one without the kill switch exploited by a 22-year-old computer security researcher to shut the attack down. This included the release of the patch in March and an update on Friday to Windows Defender to detect the WannaCrypt attack. Microsoft did not confirm to AFP when it made the patch free. Read More »

How Much Damages Made By Wannacry Ransomware Attack Made Throughout The World

The ACLU, meanwhile, urged Congress to pass a law requiring the government to disclose vulnerabilities to companies "in a timely manner", so that they can patch them as soon as possible. Multiple backups also help. The company had already been supporting it longer than it normally would have because so many customers still used it and the effort was proving costly. Read More »

Microsoft withheld update that could have slowed WannaCry

Earlier today, Brad Smith posted a blog looking at the broader implications of the malicious "WannaCrypt" software attack that took place over the last few days. WannaCry spreads between computers on the same network using a known vulnerability that exists in Windows operating systems. HHS issued an email alert on Monday to the Healthcare and Public Health Sector warning organizations of a reported "exploitative social engineering activity" in which an individual called a hospital claiming ... Read More »

So far, UI untouched by 'WannaCry' ransomware cyberattack

Those systems can be infected remotely from other network-attached computers that were already compromised. Shares in firms that provide cybersecurity services jumped on the prospect of companies and governments spending more money on defenses, led by Israel's Cyren Ltd and USfirm FireEye Inc. Read More »

AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) Touching Most Active List

It has by 0.00% the S&P500. Par Capital Management Inc decreased Comerica Inc (CMA) stake by 46.24% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Clean Yield Grp accumulated 28,631 shares or 0.93% of the stock. A rating of 4 or 5 would represent a Sell recommendation. AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS ) is expected to post revenue of $1.55 Billion in the current quarter, according to consensus of 7 analysts. Read More »

China's banking regulator to step up protection after cyber attack

Had the NSA notified Microsoft at the time of discovery, hospitals would have had years not weeks to patch their systems. But they could still linger as low-grade infections that flare up from time to time. The WannaCry attack shows this may not be the case with many organisations. Project Zero's established guidelines specifically state that they will sit on the information until the manufacturer comes up with a patch, lest any bad guys want to exploit it. Read More »

How to protect yourself against ransomware

Brian Krebs, an independent cybersecurity analyst who operates the Krebs on Security website, said that while e-mail is the most likely source of the infection, it may also have been spread with a "drive-by" attack. Win7 is still on "extended support", till 2020. By going online, they will open more avenues to spread the malicious software. The good news - in addition to Microsoft's prompt patching for older OSs - is that shortly after WannaCry started making trouble on Friday, a ... Read More »

EN DIRECT - Google i/o 2017 : suivez les annonces de Google à 19h

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Les applications pour téléphones intelligents recevaient la grande majorité de l'attention, mercredi, au cours de la conférence annuelle de Google à l'intention des développeurs, alors que le géant de la recherche en ligne annonçait de nouvelles fonctionnalités pour son assistant personnel numérique et sa principale application pour photos, tout en ne consacrant que peu de temps au système d'exploitation mobile Android . Read More »

Microsoft's free custom support could have stopped 'WannaCrypt'

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Malware of this sort extorts money from victims by locking away files and personal data. The locking or kidnapping process generally relies on frighteningly complex cryptography. It then published the exploit online. Remember Microsoft had stopped supporting these version of Windows, but it has issued a rare security patch to fight against the WannaCry ransomware attack. Read More »

Microsoft Denounces NSA Over WannaCry Attack

Apparently, that's a reference to one of the code names used for a group of hacking tools purportedly collected by the U.S. National Security and then subsequently leaked by a group calling itself "The Shadow Brokers". Britain's National Cyber Security Centre joined others in warning of more cases of "ransomware" attacks this week, predicting that the problem could be "at a significant scale" because some infected machines have not yet been detected and existing infections can spread ... Read More »

FBI chief's unceremonious ouster boomerangs on president

After Mr Comey was sacked, he also tweeted , "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Now our allies may very well exercise their " absolute right " to clam up on what they know, largely out of fear that Trump, on a whim, may casually spill the beans to the world. Read More »

Cry if you WannaCry, but don't blame Microsoft for it

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The WannaCry ransomware itself is promulgating as a worm through networks worldwide. The patch was automatically applied for Windows 7 systems in March, but Windows XP users must download the patch to secure their system . "You didn't, so I didn't have access to my data and couldn't run my business". You convert your dollars to bitcoins , - the crooks are happy to explain how to do that and how to pay them, - and then maybe, if there is really honor among thieves, you might just get your ... Read More »

Volvo va équiper ses voitures avec Android

L'application est dès maintenant disponible sur l'App Store , mais uniquement pour les utilisateurs situés aux États-Unis pour l'instant. Cet année-là, Android s'ouvre. Nous allons donc essayer de résumer de manière plus lisible les principales annonces orchestrées par Sundar Pichai , PDG de Google . Il vous sera également possible d'effectuer des appels téléphoniques gratuitement avec Google Home. Read More »

Man United: Jose blasts Premier League

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I need to give a little stretch to four or five of my [senior] boys and to give some stability to the kids because I do not think the kids by themselves will be in condition to play the game". Sergio Romero claims "nobody knew me" when he signed for Manchester United and credits Jose Mourinho with helping to raise his profile. United manager Jose Mourinho suggested before the 0-0 draw at Southampton that one of the big questions he has to answer is whether Jones or Chris Smalling ... Read More »

NSA Told Microsoft of Flaw Before Ransomware Attack

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Today Chinese media condemned the United States for delaying struggles to halt global cyber intimidations in the stir of the WannaCry ransomware bout. Backup your files so that in case you're attacked, you don't have to pay the ransom. New variants of the rapidly replicating worm were discovered Sunday and one did not include the so-called kill switch that allowed researchers to interrupt its spread Friday by diverting it to a dead end on the internet. Read More »

Saudi says Trump visit to bolster security, trade ties

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The US president has chosen Saudi Arabia for his first foreign visit since taking office. Ahead of the visit, Riyadh has also launched a website for a " brighter future " in several languages, that features a countdown clock . President Trump's upcoming historic visit to Saudi Arabia to participate in a GCC summit - which is unprecedented - offers our nation the opportunity to send a clear and powerful message that the United States values its allies in the Arab world. Read More »

Volvo et Audi, partenaires de Google et Android

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Par ailleurs, des nouveautés sont présentées sur le terrain des assistants personnels intelligents , notamment en ce qui concerne l'enceinte connectée Google Home. Cette réponse à l'Amazon Echo permet d'interagir avec l'Assistant Google . Google Lens est le successeur de Goggles: avec votre appareil photo, vous pourrez prendre des photos analysées par l'Assistant Google . Read More »

Vote kicks off battle over regulation of internet

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With all of the Trump scandal and insanity dominating the news, it is easy to forget that the Republican-controlled federal government remains hard at work implementing their pro-corporate agenda. "The move highlights the uphill battle for Democrats and consumer advocates, who say that weaker rules could allow Internet service providers to abuse their position as gatekeepers between customers and the rest of the Internet..." Today's action by the FCC triggers a public commenting period ... Read More »

Autopsy being conducted on body of Chris Cornell

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It's what we missed when we weren't a band", Cornell had posted on Facebook on Tuesday. Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page wrote, "RIP Chris Cornell". When the band split up after several platinum albums, Cornell worked on solo albums that reflected his love of everything from sensitive troubadour Jeff Buckley to beat master Timbaland, and joined all the non-singing Rage Against the Machine guys in Audioslave for three albums. Read More »

Lawmakers Issue Requests For Comey's Memo Regarding Flynn Investigation

After the White House put out a subdued statement on Wednesday night about former FBI Director Robert Mueller being named special counsel, Trump publicly vented on Thursday morning about the new probe. The reports were based on a memo Comey wrote in February after meeting with the president. "It was very bad of him", the smiling Putin said sarcastically during a press conference. Read More »

Paul Ryan: 'We need the facts' before rushing to judgment

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The White House said Trump wasn't briefed on the source of the intelligence and didn't know where it came from when he passed it along to the Russians . But the White House has provided differing accounts of the firing. Comey had been overseeing investigations into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russian Federation to tilt the 2016 election in his favor. Read More »

Britain's Labour Party Unveils 'Radical' Election Manifesto

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Labour has said it will not change pension tax relief in correspondence to its proposed changes to income tax , despite concerns pension contributions could be used to get around the tax increase for higher earners. "I see leadership as not dictating, but leadership is also about listening: listening to what people say, understanding the stress, the pressures and the tensions in their lives and ensuring that our party's policies, our government's approach to things, reflects the reality ... Read More »

Penguins want more shots at winning against Senators

Penguins fans, take heart. They have beaten the teams with the best- and third-best records in the league with this ragged defence corps that is dressing one of its top five defencemen from last year's playoffs, and that one is a one-legged Brian Dumoulin. Read More »