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S. Korea, US say N. Korea fires midrange missile

Analysts said that test showed gave North Korea critical information on developing a re-entry vehicle for nuclear warheads and showed Pyongyang had a missile capable of striking the U.S. "Our government is open to the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, but will also maintain a stance of firmly responding to provocations", the ministry said.

N. Korea test fires another missile: S

But North Korea has said its missile testing is in reaction to threats against it by the South, the US and Japan. "Our military is closely monitoring North Korea and is maintaining readiness posture", the statement said. North Korea has defied all calls to rein in its nuclear and missile programmes, even from China, its lone major ally, calling them legitimate self-defence.

US and GCC nations to counter terror financing

Ironies are best bought over with money, and in the case of Donald Trump, the case of glaring historical ironies, with the US President who only recent executed a provisional 90-day ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries to enter the US, being extended a red carpet welcome, couldn't be any starker.

Rory McIlroy pulls out of BMW PGA Championship due to injury

It is hard to gain any momentum, but he should immediately jump back on the radar when he decides to tee it up again. May. The U.S. Open starts in just under four weeks. "There is no question that Rory will be missed at the BMW PGA Championship, but his health is the most important thing and we wish him a speedy recovery", European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley said.

North Korea fires ballistic missile: Seoul

South Korea's Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff said a projectile was launched from area where previous test attempts have taken place near the capital of Pyongang. North Korea has conducted another missile test, South Korea's military says . Last Sunday, the North tested-fired an intermediate range missile that flew further and higher than those previously tested.

More cyberattacks expected in wake of WannaCry

The attack, Smith says, "represents a completely unintended but disconcerting link between the two most serious forms of cybersecurity threats in the world today - nation-state action and organized criminal action". A large cyberattack crippled computer systems at. The company is crunching data to arrive at a firmer estimate it aims to release later Thursday. However, a bug in WannaCry code means the attackers can not use unique bitcoin addresses to track payments, security researchers at ...

Nearly all WannaCry victims were running Windows 7

A week ago, hackers were able to infect more than 200,000 computers across the globe, and encrypt data stored on the affected machines. The WannaKiwi decryption tool works in Windows XP 2003 and 7 computers that have not been rebooted. The particularly nasty computer program dubbed "WannaCry" that attacked hospitals, businesses and government agencies around the world this past weekend was like a cybercrime highlight reel, a compilation of by-now familiar elements - conscience-free ...

Windows 7 is most affected by WannaCry attack, Windows XP is 'insignificant'

While the focus so far has been mostly on computers running Windows XP, a set of newly released figures by Kaspersky Lab has revealed that nearly all WannaCry victims were, in fact, running Windows 7. Now it seems that there is a tool that can recover the PCs infected by WannaCry at no cost. Actually, wanakiwi from Benjamin Delpy (@gentilkiwi) works for both Windows XP (x86 confirmed ) and Windows 7 ( x86 confirmed ).

The Crooks Behind WannaCry Ransomware Launch Monthly Data Dump Service

Sixteen NHS hospitals were forced to cancel critical surgeries and divert patients to other hospitals when they could not access medical records. Computers running older versions, such as Windows XP used in Britain's NHS health system, while individually vulnerable to attack, appear incapable of spreading infections and played a far smaller role in the global attack than initially reported .

IOS 10.3.1 jailbreak release rumours quashed by security researcher

But on that note, you have to be careful with your web browsing as Apple had listed 23 categories of exploit that were discovered, of which more than 20 are WebKit-related. Talks about the alleged tool started circulating after this group of programmers from China teased a jailbreak iPhone on the iOS 10.3. Today is the 7th day since Apple released iOS 10.3.2 to the public, and there is still no sign of the Pangu iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak that was supposed to be released within a week of that.

Uber threatens to fire key exec in self-driving auto dispute

At Waymo, Levandowski helped design the company's lidar technology, which allows cars to drive autonomously through the use of lasers. US District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco last week issued an injunction ordering Uber to keep Levandowski away from work involving the self-driving auto technology at issue in the case, to prevent him and all other employees from using the materials and to return them to Waymo by May 31.

US security agency should take some blame for ransomware attack: Chinese media

But the catch is obvious - WannaCry and its creators have no obligation to decrypt the data if the user pays up. In an analysis posted today, Finnish cybersecurity firm F-Secure explains that China and Russian Federation are two of the countries most severely hit by WannaCry , and there's a reason why this happened: the big number of computers running pirated Windows.

The era of cyber-disaster may finally be here

They are having more luck dissecting flaws that limited its spread . WannaCry's worm-like capacity to infect other computers on the same network with no human intervention appear tailored to Windows 7, said Paul Pratley, head of investigations & incident response at United Kingdom consulting firm MWR InfoSecurity.

Vietnam's open beta underway and it has been given a release date

Prior to its release on May 30, the digital deluxe version of the game is now 25% through Steam, and will also be available to buy through the service "at a 10% discount for the day". Note - the weapon skins will be available as part of Killing Floor 2's next major update which will be announced at a later date. The game aims to be an authentic recreation of the Vietnam War, allowing players to join the fight on both sides of the war: the powerful United States Military or the fearless ...

Cyber-attack may spark lawsuits but Microsoft is well-protected

The hack used a technique purportedly stolen from the US National Security Agency to target Microsoft's market-leading Windows operating system. The origins of the attack are now unknown. "This attack provides yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is such a problem", he said. Brad Smith, Microsoft's top lawyer, criticized USA intelligence agencies for "stockpiling" software code that can be used by hackers.

Nex Machina Shooter Gets Release Date

Housemarque's Nex Machina , which has been developed in collaboration with industry legend Eugene Jarvis, will land on PlayStation 4 and PC on June 20th. And to make their point, they start eradicating all human life... With previous releases like Resogun , Dead Nation and Super Stardust under their belts, Housemarque look set to continue their streak of delivering mechanically tight arcade shooter with the release of Nex Machina .

"Dual 13MP camera, 5.3" QHD display, Snapdragon 835

The specifications end shows that Nokia have nothing much more premium than other smartphone. Nokia 9 is expected to be released either in the month of July or August. Nokia 9 features a 5.3-inch QHD affair (CPU-Z reports 5.27 inches) and the reviewers have measured a 530nits maximum brightness display. It was also reported that the device could features a 6GB RAM, a 64GB/128GB internal memory (with microSD card slot), a 22MP PDAF with Zeiss optics, a 12MP front-snapper, and a 3,800mAh ...

Amazon Introduces New Echo Show With Touch Screen And Alexa Calling

The Amazon Echo show is now available to pre-order in the United States for $229.99 it will launch on the 28th of June 2017 and it comes in back and white. The company will be adding support for voice calls and messages for those speakers "soon", along with similar support for its Alexa smartphone app.

What is WannaCry ransomware?

And there are many more to come. This time it was in the form of so-called ransomware known as WannaCry or WannaCrypt that encrypts files on Windows computers and demands payment for the decryption code needed to unlock the data. Another research by conducted Quick Heal Technologies shows that about 48,000 computers were attacked by the ransomware WannaCry , with most incidents in West Bengal and in Andhra Pradesh.

No serious impact in India due to ransomware

The impact of WannaCry ransomware attack has been limited to five or six isolated instances so far in India. By Monday, the attacks continued to spread across the world, affecting major institutions like U.K.'s National Health Service , Russia's Ministry of Interior, Chinese government agencies, Germany's Deutsche Bahn rail system, automakers Nissan Motor Co.

JK Assembly will take the call on GST: Jaitley

Another 17 per cent items are in 12 per cent tax bracket, 43 per cent in 18 per cent tax slab and only 19 per cent of goods fall in the top tax bracket of 28 per cent. Out of the 1,211 items, the GST rate for all but six was decided on the first day, he said. "The government will introduce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in next 30 days in state legislature to make changes" before it is implemented in the state, Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu said.

Almost all WannaCry victims were running Windows 7

Computers that run older versions of the Windows operating system, such as Windows XP, were hit first. Victims were given three days to pay the $300 ransom before it doubled, and seven days to pay before the encrypted files were deleted. In addition to keeping Windows up-to-date with the latest security enhancements, anti-virus software can prevent malware from infecting your computer.

NSA vulnerability exposed security flaw

As of Monday morning, payments totaled just over $50,000 - tiny compared to the damage caused, but a tidy sum for the criminals. "Don't let it go too long without installing those updates because otherwise you could be vulnerable to a malware attack or a ransomware attack ", said Siewert.

Apple's New MacBook Pros Are Coming At WWDC

The MacBook Pro , meanwhile, will also receive a faster Kaby Lake processor from Intel, as the laptops were shipped with Skylake CPUs. Apple is also planning to upgrade the 12-inch MacBook with a more powerful Intel chip. Apple's laptops account for only 11 percent of the company's $ 216 billion in annual sales, with the iPhone accounting for a great majority of sales.

WannaCry virus primarily targeted Windows 7 computers

Users of older software, such as Windows XP, had to pay hefty fees for technical support, it added. "The weaknesses exploited by the virus which attacked computers all over the world and paralyzed the work of many large companies do not exist in the banking group's systems", it said in response to a request for comment.

Indians more vulnerable to WannaCry because of pirated software

While Microsoft finally did make the patch available free of charge to Windows XP machines last Friday, damage had already been done. Microsoft released security patches for the ransomware on Friday. The company is crunching data to arrive at a firmer estimate it aims to release later Thursday. EternalBlue, as the leaked NSA exploit was codenamed, had been modified in a way that made the attacks self-replicating, setting off a chain of attacks that spread from vulnerable computer to ...

Microsoft faulted over ransomware while shifting blame to NSA

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The researchers cautioned that their solution only works in certain conditions, namely if computers had not been rebooted since becoming infected and if victims applied the fix before WannaCry carried out its threat to lock their files permanently.

Seoul: President Trump Willing to Try Engagement With N. Korea, On Conditions

Any such attacks, however, would expose the North's firing sites, making them vulnerable to counterattack by the US and South Korea coalition. The test triggered a new US -backed push for a fresh round of United Nations sanctions against the North.

Cyber Security Experts Urge People To Update Anti-Virus Software

Microsoft released a patch for the vulnerability in March. It pointed out that the WannaCry ransomware , which holds users' information hostage while demanding a $300 (£232) payment, exploits a flaw identified by and stolen from USA intelligence.

Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 Themed Joy-Con Colors

It's called Arms because the characters have spring-like arms that zoom towards rivals to land punches. Programming for additional platforms requires retooling all the features in the games, especially the multiplayer functions, which is why the stretch goals showed the cumulative total.

Nearly every PC hit by WannaCry ransomware runs Windows 7

Here are some of the key players in the attack and what may - or may not - be their fault. And yes, the NSA exploit was structured in and enabled the attack to spread broadly and quickly. About two-thirds of the internet-connected computers sidelined by last week's unprecedented ransomware attack were running outdated versions of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system at the time of infection, according to a new report .

Apple denies blame for exploding headphones, report says

In the case of a woman whose Beats heaphones exploded on a plane, Apple is going to pains to point out that it's not Apple's fault. As the Australian Associated Press reports , a woman from Adelaide was on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne earlier this year when her Beats headphones exploded.

French researchers find cure to unlock files encrypted in global ransomware attack

The leaks, and the global WannaCry ransomware attack that they led to, have renewed debate over how and when intelligence agencies should disclose vulnerabilities used in cyber spying programs so that businesses and consumers can better defend themselves.

Wannacry cyber attack compromised Russian banks in isolated cases

It's hard not to engage in a bit of victim-blaming in this situation, especially because security experts say the attacks could have been prevented. National Security Agency (NSA) being used in the global attack. Instead, Barak believes that the criminals scanned millions of Internet-connected computers to remotely detect vulnerable Windows machines.

Experts find clues to ransomware worm's lingering risks

Microsoft has faced criticism since 2014 for withdrawing support for older versions of Windows software such as 16-year-old Windows XP and requiring users to pay hefty annual fees instead. But even that massive figure looks set to be dwarfed within a few years, experts said, after ransomware attacks crippled computers worldwide in the past week.