Monthly Archives: May 2017

Windows 10 Creators Update rollout on track, says Microsoft

It's been six weeks since the Windows 10 Creators Update started rolling out and things are going just fine, according to Microsoft.  By Liam Tung | May 25, 2017   The Creators Update is now on 18 percent of Windows 10 machines, matching the Anniversary Update's rollout rate, according to AdDuplex. Image: AdDuplex   Microsoft…
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Windows 10 tip: Create direct shortcuts to shared network folders

Why waste time browsing through File Explorer folders to find shared resources on your local network? Use these two tricks to create mapped shortcuts, with or without drive letters.  By Ed BottMay 24, 2017 Browsing for shared network resources can be a tedious process. It can also be frustrating if an available network resource isn't…
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Now tech support scams are exploiting WannaCry ransomware fears

Police issue warning over fake support scams using WannaCry to scare PC users into paying up.  By Danny Palmer | May 24, 2017   WannaCry impacted thousands of organisations around the world. Image: Cisco Talos     Cybercriminals are attempting to exploit the notoriety of WannaCry for their own ends, with scams designed to prey…
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Apple refuses refund as batteries blamed for airborne headphone explosion

An Australian victim whose headphones caught fire on an international flight was told her choice of AAA batteries was at fault.  By Chris Duckett | May 23, 2017   An Australian woman whose face, hands, and hair were burned when her headphones exploded on a plane won't be compensated by manufacturer Apple because third-party batteries…
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386 WannaCry ransomware samples discovered in the wild

The destructive ransomware has caused chaos and it may be that cyberattackers want to continue capitalizing on the malware.  By Charlie OsborneMay 23, 2017 File Photo     Researchers have identified hundreds of WannaCry ransomware samples in the wild, malware responsible for debilitating attacks on health services and companies last week. According to Trustlook, a…
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Eugene Kaspersky shrugs his shoulders at use of Windows XP

Amid the WannaCry deluge and security vendors offering their own postmortem, ​Eugene Kaspersky seems more concerned over why people are still running Windows XP.  By Asha McLean | May 23, 2017       In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware that claimed hundreds of thousands of victims across 150 countries, Eugene Kaspersky has thrown…
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Facebook’s secret guide on sex, violence, and hate speech leaked

The internal documents lay out the social media giant's stance on moral and ethical decisions related to user content.  By Charlie OsborneMay 22, 2017 File Photo     Facebook's secret rules and guidelines which lay out how moderators should tackle everything from self-harm to violence and hate-speech reveal the daily struggle the firm shoulders to…
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CIA’s Windows XP to Windows 10 malware: WikiLeaks reveals Athena

WikiLeaks says the CIA's Athena malware can be used to spy on Windows XP through to Windows 10 computers.  By Liam Tung | May 22, 2017   Documents on WikiLeaks purport to show how Athena and Hera malware work. Image: WikiLeaks     The latest file revealed in WikiLeaks' Vault 7 catalog of CIA hacking…
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