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Liam Payne hints he's married Cheryl as she keeps mum


Liam Payne, who welcomed his first child with his girlfriend Cheryl Cole in March, has revealed that his baby boy Bear was nearly given the same name as a legendary king. I think those two have a deal" with the stroking chin emoji. He praised his partner for not wanting to hire a nanny and said she had a "super power" as a woman wanting to take on all of the youngster's night feeds. Read More »

WannaCry malware has hit 2 lakh victims, 150 countries


Cybersecurity experts have said the majority of the attacks targeted Russia , Ukraine and Taiwan. "Global internet security has reached a moment of emergency", Qihoo360 warned. NHS Digital said that 4.7 per cent of devices within the NHS use Windows XP , with the figure continuing to decrease. Microsoft was quick to change its policy, announcing free security patches to fix this vulnerability in the older Windows systems still used by millions of individuals and smaller businesses. Read More »

9 hurt, 2 arrested in altercation at Turkish Embassy in DC

Arthur said that supporters of the Turkish president broke police lines and attacked protestors at least thrice. Ayten Necmi, 49, of Woodside, New York, was charged with aggravated assault, and Jalal Kheirabaoi, 42, of Fairfax, Virginia, was charged with assault on a police officer. Read More »

Ransomware Attacks 2017: 4 Things to Know About the WannaCry Cyber Attacks


Special adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security Alastair MacGibbon said the first thing Australians should do when they get in to work on Monday is update their Microsoft software. The extortion attack, also called ransomware , used " WannaCry " malware that encrypts users' files until users pay a ransom. Microsoft released patches last month and on Friday to fix a vulnerability that allowed the worm to spread across networks. Read More »

Google Assistant is now on the iPhone

The keynote for the Google I/O developer conference just wrapped up, but the company has already made it clear that artificial intelligence and machine learning are two of the main themes of this year's event. In 2016, Google announced the Google Assistant, the start of a project that would encompass what it had learned from previous attempts. Google is releasing its voice-controlled assistant on a free app designed for iPhone's operating system - basically competing with Apple's assistant ... Read More »

North Korea Could Be Linked To The WannaCry Cyberattack

A security researcher for Google appears to be the first to have noticed the link. Washington , she said, would consider talks with Pyongyang only if the country halted all nuclear and ballistic missile tests. In addition to past alleged cyberattacks, North Korea had also been accused of counterfeiting $100 bills which were known as "superdollars" or "supernotes" because the fakes were almost flawless. Read More »

Google gets you info by pointing camera at it

For instance, the version of Chrome that ships with Android Go will have data and bandwidth saving features enabled out of the box. And, in order to help as many researchers as possible, Google is also making 1,000 Cloud TPUs available at no cost to machine learning researchers via the new TensorFlow Research Cloud . Read More »

Amazon's Latest Alexa-Enabled Device Has a Screen

The difference is that the Echo Show features a screen, which allows users to make and receive video calls. The images will then pop up directly on the screen, giving users perhaps the friendliest way ever to monitor their security cams. Read More »

Microsoft Faulted Over Ransomware While Shifting Blame to NSA


You can attempt to pay the roughly $300 ransom using Bitcoin , but there's no guarantee you'll get your files back. IT experts were working on these systems. A ransomware, Ransom.WannaCry, last week paralyzed hospitals and organizations in Europe and has now infected over 100 countries , including Singapore, hostaging more than 200,000 computers. Read More »

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


Europe's police agency Europol said Sunday the attack had already affected more than 100,000 organizations with so-called ransomware, which locks computer files unless the user pays money. "We haven't fully dodged this bullet at all until we're patched against the vulnerability itself". The malware is a type of ransomware that seems to have spread via a computer virus known as a worm, meaning that it can move throughout a network without human interaction. Read More »

Google makes Kotlin a first-class language for writing Android apps


You can download the Kotlin plugin today for Android Studio. Additionally, Studio 3.0 now has the ability to "debug an arbitrary APK", something which Google states would be "especially helpful for those who develop [their] Android C++ code in another development environment, but want to debug and analyze the APK in the context of Android Studio". Read More »

Stormy start to UP session; paper balls hurled at podium


Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was present when the governor read the address despite the bedlam. The marshals had to step in to stop the paper balls from hitting the Governor. The newly elected 17th legislative assembly had convened this session for passage of the UP GST bill amongst others. "After the new tax regime is implemented, revenue of the state is likely to increase", UP minister Suresh Kumar Khanna said. Read More »

HTC Vive reveals standalone VR headset

Standalone headsets that are independent of additional components and free of wires are the next evolution of VR hardware, as they're more fit for a mass-market audience. A mockup of the VIVE standalone headset with Daydream. Samsung are one of the world's most popular smartphone manufacturers, especially in the west and are the creators of one of the Google Daydream's main competitors with the Samsung Gear VR. Read More »

PA ANALYSIS: How WannaCry makes cyber security a vital investment


While the effect on Asian entities on Monday was less severe than anticipated, industry professionals flagged potential risks in the future. "We have been holding such meetings regularly since 2013 to assess interim results of the large-scale army and navy reboot program, to identify problems in its implementation and, naturally, to outline measures to accomplish our tasks in due time", Putin said, adding that now work is being done to implement the state arms program for 2011-2020. Read More »

Group linked to NSA spy leaks threatens sale of new tech secrets


The only mitigating factor in this is that the NSA appears to have been informing companies about different exploits and so allowing them to fix their products and issue updates to affected software and systems. The WannaCry attack that took place over the weekend didn't involve any zero-day exploits - Microsoft had patched the SMB exploit used by EternalBlue in March, and the WannaCry ransomware was known to many antivirus vendors. Read More »

Google announces Android Go optimized for entry-level hardware


Google has been experimenting with the feature for the previous year and says developers who have had early access have had a lot of success with the feature. Google has said that all devices with 1GB of RAM or less will get the Android Go configuration, starting with Android O. It also said that moving forward, every Android release will have an Android Go configuration. Read More »

Europe warns of more attacks, WannaCry spreads to Asia


According to media reports, teams were working round the clock in response to the attack, which resulted in operations being cancelled, ambulances being diverted and documents such as patient records made unavailable in England and Scotland. Read More »

Google Lens is a powerful, AI-driven visual search app

When calling with Google Home, you'll be able to keep your phone number private or pair your cell number to your Home. Google Assistant is coming to Apple's iPhone and will be accessible inside Google's mail iOS app. Prices haven't been announced . Google is live streaming this year's I/O. Lastly, a special, Android Go-exclusive Play Store was also announced, designed specifically to highlight apps built with Google's so-called " Building for Billions " best practices for app ... Read More »

Google rolling out arsenal of services, gadgets

Using this initiative, manufacturers were able to create cheap smartphones that received Android updates as quickly as Nexus or Pixel devices would. More broadly, Google now measures just about all of its products in billions. Lens will be rolling out in Google Photos later this year. Google says new tools will encourage sharing of photos that you might have meant to share, but maybe forgot. Read More »

Senate Russia investigators ask Comey to testify, seek documents

And he plans to have Comey testify , though he apparently still needs to get in touch with him. "I used to be able to text and call him on it". The committee also asked the White House to provide any recordings, if they exist, detailing interactions with Comey that relate to the FBI's investigation into Russia's role in the election - or Clinton email scandal. Read More »

A 'second wave' of ransomware could broaden global cyberattack


Wainwright described the cyberattack as an "escalating threat". The numbers are going up; I am anxious about how the numbers will continue to grow when people go to work and turn [on] their machines on Monday morning'. According to Microsoft, computers affected by the so-called " ransomware " did not have security patches for various Windows versions installed or were running Windows XP, which the company no longer supports. Read More »

Watch New Middle-Earth Shadow of War Open World Trailer


It'll supposedly include more worlds to explore and an expanded Nemesis system, although all I'm really crossing my fingers for is a lot less brown than Mordor's opening levels. Monolith is promising a unique world for each player thanks to the Nemesis System. Want to know more about Middle-earth: Shadow of War? Shadow of War will be released on August 22 for PC (Steam and Windows 10), Xbox One, Project Scorpio, PS4, and PS4 Pro. Read More »

Google brings 45 teraflops tensor flow processors to its compute cloud

This new chip, delivering an impressive 180 teraflops of computing power, both trains and runs such models. To that end, the company developed a way to rig 64 TPUs together into what it calls TPU Pods, effectively turning a Google server rack into a supercomputer with 11.5 petaflops of computational power. Read More »

Iran's top leader urges high turnout in presidential vote


Speaking in a meeting with a large gathering of people from all walks of life in Tehran on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei said the vote would draw the close attention of two groups in the world. The conservative-dominated Guardian Council selected six candidates to stand in the election but two have dropped out, effectively creating a two-horse race between Raisi and Rouhani. Read More »

Microsoft slams the government for stockpiling software exploits

MediaNama has reached out to a significant cross-section of government organisations and financial institutions to find out whether they were affected. "Who's culpable are the criminals that distributed it and the criminals that weaponized it", Bossert said. If you don't pay up within a week, you lose everything. Read More »

Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Walt Disney (DIS)

F&V Capital Management LLC's holdings in Walt Disney were worth $306,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Outstanding shares refer to a company's stock now held by all its shareholders, including share blocks held by institutional investors and restricted shares owned by the company's officers and insiders. Read More »

S Korea's Moon warns high chance of clashes with North


North Korea launched Sunday what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet, saying it was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead" in a test aimed at bringing the U.S. and imposes nuclear threats and makes blackmail". The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and the North's threats are expected to be high on the agenda when Moon meets US President Donald Trump in June. Read More »

Korea on US missile defense system


The statement follows Pyongyang's new missile test , which has been strongly condemned by the UN. North Korea launched Sunday what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet, saying it was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead" in a test aimed at bringing the U.S. Read More »

WannaCry 2.0: Get Ready For a New Round of Ransomware Attacks


But others familiar with government cyber practices defended the agency's broader practice of keeping vulnerabilities, and not just because analysts believe the agency keeps only dozens, not hundreds, secret. Among the first to be infected was the National Health Service of the UK. A massive cyberattack on computers around the world on Friday could - and should - have been prevented. Read More »

Another large-scale cyber attack under way


Interestingly, machines infected with Adylkuzz may have been protected from WannaCry. Kafeine, a well-known researcher at security firm Proofpoint , said the attack started no later than May 2 and may have begun as early as April 24. Proofpoint said it has detected infected machines that have transferred several thousand dollars worth of Monero to the creators of the virus. Proof Point analysis indicated the hackers are switching Adylkuzz addresses (a form of digital wallet system) to ... Read More »