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Oops - HP laptops include keystroke logger that records user names and passwords

Security researchers believe that the keylogger function was installed into the laptops by developers of the audio driver . The log file itself is overwritten every time the computer is booted up but with system backups, an ongoing complete history of user keystrokes would be available.

Hulu launches Sling TV-like $40 "Live TV" service

It isn't just the new " Hulu with Live TV " app-it's the new Hulu app. It's worthy of note that unlike rivals such as Sling, AT&T DirecTV Now, YouTube and others, Hulu is under the umbrella of TV programmers, which marks the first time that TV programmers are offering a pay TV service directly to consumers.

How to protect against the global WannaCrypt ransomware attack

In a surprising move, Microsoft released security patches for unsupported versions of the Windows operating system that patch the SMB vulnerability on devices running these versions of Windows as well. The possibility ransomware can spread virally across the Internet without any form of end-user interaction is a chilling prospect. ETERNALBLUE exploits a previously unknown flaw in Microsoft's Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.

Huge hack attack hits NHS hospitals

A report in Politico said the Spanish CERT had indicated a Microsoft security update from March would fix the flaw that was being exploited by the ransomware. Companies around the world, including at least one major USA company, were hit by a sophisticated cyberattack on Friday that continues to sweep across the globe.

Major cyber attack hits sites worldwide

The revelation came as experts said they are working round-the-clock to restore the IT systems of NHS after they were hit by a large-scale cyber-hack by an global criminal gang that wreaked havoc around the world including India. Accoridng to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the computer virus has hit "thousands of organisations and individuals in dozens of countries".

United Kingdom tech startup Improbable raises $500 mn from Japan's SoftBank

Improbable Worlds Limited to give it its proper name was co-founded in 2012 by Herman Narula , 29, Rob Whitehead , 26, and Peter Lipka, 28. Improbable uses cloud-based computing to create virtual worlds for use in games as well as large-scale simulations of the real world.

GEAR UP: Xiaomi Redmi 4 to launch on May 16 in India

Such is the popularity of Xiaomi devices in India. The phone will be available in three variants in India- 2GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant, 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant, and 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant. The Xiaomi Redmi 4X comes out into the markets with a 4100mAh battery - one of its highlights. At the same time, there is another aspect of it that you should consider: Availability of Xiaomi phones.

Under Analysts Radar: Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI)

The company is expected to report EPS as high as $0.20 and as low as $0.09 per share. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Curth sold 43,830 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Friday, March 31st. Following the sale, the director now owns 68,006 shares in the company, valued at $975,206.04.

48 Hours Later — Surface Laptop

Mainly, the new additions improve the browser's integrated PDF reader, and its new features might better convince you that you don't need a separate PDF reader program at all - Edge can take care of that, and more. According to reports, more than 175 preset desktop themes are available, which the users can use as they please. If nothing else, Windows 10 S will answer the question, "Why did WinRT fail?" Other restrictions Microsoft wove into Windows 10 S signaled the company's admission ...

Next Assassin's Creed Linked To Mummies, Voyages & More!

This isn't the first time that I've found out about a game thanks to my work and in past experiences, the game is usually announced before our printer ships the cards, or shortly after. First, it was called Assassin's Creed Empire and shown off with a leaked image that suggested an Egypt setting. The leaker also stated that the game will run on a "revamped version of the Anvil Engine", an engine that the vast majority of recent Ubisoft releases have utilized.

EA strongly hints Battlefront II has microtransactions

Speaking during EA's fiscal year 2017 summary, CEO, Andrew Wilson , said the collaboration between studios made Battlefront 2 one of the year's most exciting. This a category that lumps together a number of monetized content features that are featured in online-based games such as Federation Internationale de Football Association 17, Battlefield 1 , Battlefront , and Titanfall 2 .

Unified Chelsea deserved title triumph: Conte

He was drenched in ice water by Asmir Begovic and Carlo Cudicini in the locker room. Conte, who took over a squad that finished 10th last season, was the reason behind's Chelsea dominance and rise this season. Conte has a three-year deal at Chelsea understood to pay him around £6.5 million a season. An improved contract offer is likely, especially as Inter Milan covet the former Juventus and Italy manager.

Carmaker Nissan says United Kingdom plant hit by cyber attack

Russia's interior and emergencies ministries, as well as the country's biggest bank, Sberbank, confirmed they had been targeted. Russia's interior ministry is reported as saying it had "localised the virus" following an "attack on personal computers using Windows operating system".

Microsoft Guns for Oracle Customers with Database Migration Service

Cosmos DB is the latest example of how the cloud is reshaping the database market, said Tony Baer, an analyst at Ovum. Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella, who opened the Seattle conference , also highlighted the need to build trust in technology, saying new applications must avoid the dystopian futures feared by some.

Quake Champions to let anyone play this weekend and all next week

Right now, Quake Champions is slated for the PC. It will certainly be interesting to see what the wider community thinks of the game once the beta opens up and since we're at the open beta stage, the final release likely isn't far off. May 12 also marks the end of the NDA now in place, so expect to see a lot of Quake Champions stuff popping up all over the place this weekend. He's for all those players who want to be called out for wall hacks, and now they can actually say "naw, it's part ...

United Kingdom working to restore hospital systems after cyberattack

Computers affected by the virus went into lockdown by a programme that demanded $300 for the files to be unlocked. Jakub Kroustek of the security firm Avast said in a blog post update around 2000 GMT, "We are now seeing more than 75,000 detections.in 99 countries".

Experts strive to restore NHS computers — NHS cyber-attack

Earlier , Kaspersky researcher Costin Raiu cited 45,000 attacks in 74 countries, saying that the malware, a self-replicating "worm", was spreading quickly. Friday's attack exploited vulnerabilities in some versions of Microsoft Windows. Microsoft said its engineers had added detection and protection against the ransomware attack.

Hampshire NHS Trust cyber attack statement

Russian Federation appeared to be the hardest hit, according to security experts, with the country's Interior Ministry confirming it was struck. In Spain, the attacks did not disrupt the provision of services or networks operations of the victims, the government said in a statement.

Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels Expansion now available

All the current graphical options have also received updated descriptions to explain better what each one accomplishes and the impacts upon hardware performance and resource consumption when cranked up. Launching tomorrow Australian time, the Hot Wheels expansion adds six themed islands off the coast of Horizon's in-game Australia. Finally, the list of officially supported steeling wheels has been expanded.

Blogger guilty of hate crime after playing Pokemon Go in Russian church

His lawyer said Sokolovsky was unlikely to appeal Thursday's verdict. He even implied the supposed new laws were like Jesus in his perspective, meaning that they didn't exist. You would think if someone would go to jail for playing Pokemon Go, it would be because you hacked into a server and then you posted how you can cheat your way into capturing Pokemon.

Hospitals in UK National Health Service knocked offline by massive ransomware attack

A "ransomware" cyber attack affected computer systems in various countries including India, National Health Service (NHS) England hospitals, and Spanish firms on Friday. It has been reported that up to 90% of NHS hospitals are still using the Windows XP programme, with experts suggesting that the 2001 operating system has made the NHS vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

South Africa's Zuma requests permission to appeal Gordhan order - eNCA TV

In particular, we now again strongly condemn the disturbing personal attack by a branch of the ANC Youth League and by Mr Mzwanele Manyi, on Judge Bashier Vally as a result of Judge Vally's judgment against President Zuma , in the North Gauteng High Court last week.

Newest Need For Speed Coming Soon

They add that this means you'll be able to pause the game. Being able to customize your vehicle will play a strong role in the 2017 game. We'll likely be hearing a lot more about this new Need For Speed title when EA Play and E3 2017 roll around next month.

Kehlani Reveals She's 'Still Very Much Sick' After Onstage Breakdown

She admitted that it was, "really hard to get up and do that last night, but I wanted to at least try". The Good Life singer has since addressed her latest stint in the hospital with a statement on Instagram. "We'll make this show happen again, but I need to go do something about this because I feel insane". Kehlani was hospitalized in March 2016 amid rumors she cheated on Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving .

Ransomware cyber strike 'biggest in history'

The ransomware, called "WannaCry", is spread by taking advantage of a Windows vulnerability that Microsoft released a security patch for in March. British Prime Minister Theresa May said there was no evidence that patient data had been compromised in the attack, and that it had not specifically targeted the National Health Service.

The Secret World Relaunching As Free-To-Play Game On Steam Soon

The game did have a decent player base but was never as popular as it could have been due in no small part to its business model. The core concepts and themes that made The Secret World such a huge success when it first launched are still whole and intact.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio US Pricing Announced

It also zhushes up the aesthetics with aluminum trim, gloss-black window surrounds, black roof rails, aluminum sport pedals and colored brake calipers. The standard engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque . The engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic and all-wheel drive as standard, and this combo is good for a brisk 0-60 miles per hour dash of 5.4 seconds, plus a top speed of 144 miles per hour.

Trump, South Korea's Moon agree to cooperate on North Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping extended the invitation to the Belt and Road conference in Beijing during a telephone call on Thursday with new South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Moon's spokesman, Yoon Young-chan, told a briefing on Friday. "We are well aware of China's concerns and concerns about the deployment of the THAAD", Moon said. "The South Korea-U.S. alliance is more important than at any other time given the growing uncertainties over the security situation of the Korean Peninsula", ...

Apple buys sleep tracking company Beddit

The updated privacy policy on the Beddit website also states that it has been acquired by Apple . Both its iOS and Apple Watch app connect to the monitor, so they now don't track sleep independently from Beddit's hardware. The derived sleep features within Beddit are not likely to come in the watchOS 4 or even the third generation watch. Founded back in 2007, Beddit is a platform consisting of both hardware and software to track sleep.

Microsoft officially releases Visual Studio 2017 for Mac

Both products are available now for download from the Visual Studio website, and if you're already running Visual Studio 2017 you can always upgrade to the latest version using the Visual Studio Installer utility. That's right macOS users, Visual Studio 2017 for Mac is finally here. Much like the usual functionality of the IDE, the Mac version also brings along collaboration tools - for efficient code management via access to Git repositories, Xamarin's advanced debugging and profiling ...

The Handmaid's Tale TV Adaptation Will Finally Air In The UK

Executive Producer and Cinematographer Reed Morano directed the first three episodes which were released all at once on April 26, and it's her vision that paved the way for the rest of the season. Despite that unfortunate moment, however, there is a message of solidarity woven through the episode. Take Ofglen, for example. His interest in Offred has been apparent from day one, and she knew it.

NASA's Mars Plans May Include Year-Long Mission To Moon

At the 2017 Humans to Mars conference, according to Space .com, Aldrin remarked that "We must retire the ISS as soon as possible..." We simply can not afford $3.5 billion a year of that cost. But the proposal is still up for negotiation with Congress, which means that nothing is finalized yet. "We're trying to lead this journey to Mars with a broad range of partnerships..." Over the next two days discussions will include risk management on a Mars mission as well as addressing sex and ...

Analysts Name NSA's Hacking Tool Reportedly Used in Global Cyber Strike

Sixteen National Health Service (NHS) organizations in the United Kingdom have been hit, and some of those hospitals have canceled outpatient appointments and told people to avoid emergency departments if possible. Still, only a small number of US -headquartered organizations were hit because the hackers appear to have begun the campaign by targeting organizations in Europe, said Vikram Thakur, research manager with security software maker Symantec.

Analyst Observation On 2 Stocks: Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (VSI), McKesson Corporation (MCK)

Its revenue totaled $311.79 million down -0.98% from the previous quarter. The company's quarterly revenue was down 5.9% compared to the same quarter past year. The stock's 52-week range is $9.70 - $16.08. Its down 0.1% from 4.89M shares previously. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The firm has "Buy" rating by Nomura given on Friday, October 2.

Massive ransomware infection hits computers in 99 countries

While the Shadow Brokers are believed to have Russian connections, there is no current evidence that they, or anyone in the Russian government is behind the attacks. The hospital was only allowing patients requiring immediate and emergency care to be admitted. Patrick Ward, a 47-year-old sales director, said his heart operation, scheduled for Friday, was canceled at St.