Monthly Archives: June 2017

Windows is trying to escape the PC, again

Windows 10S and Windows on ARM see Microsoft looking beyond the standard PC again. Can it succeed this time?   By Steve Ranger | June 26+, 2017       The PC is Windows' stronghold, and, despite predictions of its demise, the PC seems to be holding its own, thanks in part to some nice…
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SamSam ransomware now demands $33,000 from victims

Attacks have increased, and so has the blackmail.   By Charlie OsborneJune 26, 2017           SamSam ransomware attacks are on the rise and operators are demanding more than ever from their victims, researchers have warned. Ransomware, a kind of malware which locks infected systems, encrypts files and demands a payment in…
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Foxconn set to discontinue Brazil manufacturing operations

The firm appears to be giving up on the country following promises of $12bn investment.     By Angelica MariJune 22, 2017   Foxconn is set to cease its manufacturing activities in Brazil, according to sources close to the Taiwanese company. The company's staff have been working on shutting down the facility located in Jundiaí,…
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Beware this Android banking malware posing as a software update

Latest version of the mobile malware can steal login credentials from at least 40 banking, retail and social media apps.     By Danny Palmer | June 23, 2017   The malware provides a step by step guide to disabling security features so it can do its nefarious bidding. Image: ZScaler        …
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Microsoft claims Fireball malware enterprise threat ‘overblown’

Microsoft has cast doubt on Check Point's claims that Fireball has a hold in one in five corporate networks.   By Charlie OsborneJune 22, 2017 File Photo     Microsoft has cast doubt on the Fireball campaign, believed to be a serious threat to consumers and the enterprise alike. According to Windows Defender researcher Hamish…
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NSA’s use of ‘traffic shaping’ allows unrestrained spying on Americans

By using a "traffic shaping" technique, the National Security Agency sidestep legal restrictions imposed by lawmakers and the surveillance courts.     By Zack WhittakerJune 22, 2017   (Image: file photo)         A new analysis of documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden details a highly-classified technique that allows the National Security Agency…
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​Samsung launches Galaxy Folder 2 Android flip phone

Samsung has launched the 'retro' Galaxy Folder 2 flip phone that sports a touchscreen and a feature phone-like design.   By Cho Mu-Hyun | June 22, 2017 (Image: Samsung)     Samsung Electronics has launched the Galaxy Folder 2 flip phone in South Korea, with the Android-running smartphone the successor to its Galaxy Folder series…
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Google cracks down on Ztorg Trojans plaguing the Play app store

The malware sends premium rate messages through Android devices to plunder your bank account.     By Charlie OsborneJune 21, 2017   Google has been forced to step in and remove malicious apps potentially capable of rooting devices and sending expensive SMS messages from the Google Play Store. When you download a mobile application from…
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