Trump budget slashes safety-net programs Trump budget slashes safety-net programs
- May 23, 2017

Presidential budgets are often ignored by the U.S. Congress , which controls federal purse strings. The Republican agenda to cut business tax rate from 35% to 15%, and also reduce personal tax brackets from seven to three has struggled since President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. (more...)
Microsoft's Next Generation Surface Pro Is Here Microsoft's Next Generation Surface Pro Is Here
- May 23, 2017

Moving on, the new Surface Pro looks almost identical to the previous Surface Pro 4 . The Surface Pen could contain a small rechargeable battery which is topped up whenever the stylus is sitting on the edge of the Surface Pro 5 , held in place by a magnetic connector. (more...)
Security experts find clues to ransomware worm's lingering risks
- May 20, 2017

People running older software will often claim that they're clinging to it because they can't afford to buy newer computers, or because now supported operating systems conflict with another piece of software that they're using. "Customers have to take at least a little responsibility for their own security", said Olds. "Keeping critical updates automatic ensures you get the patches as soon as they're available", Staats said. (more...)
Ransomware WannaCry to attack Indian banking system soon: Cyber expert
- May 20, 2017

As a result, numerous organizations such as the U.K.'s National Health Service have found themselves unable to access vital data because their files were encrypted by the cyberattack, which demanded ransom payments in the Bitcoin digital currency to unlock information. (more...)
What caused the global 'WannaCry' ransomware attack?
- May 19, 2017

But reports soon came in from all over the world. "While it would be satisfying to hold accountable those responsible for this hack - something that we are working on quite seriously - the worm is in the wild, so to speak, at this point, and patching is the most important message as a result", said Bossert. (more...)
WannaCry: How To Defend Against The Ransomware Attack WannaCry: How To Defend Against The Ransomware Attack
- May 16, 2017

Enable the "Show file extensions" option in the Windows settings on your computer. In each case, a pop-up window demanded payments of $300, or about 2,000 yuan, in order to free the files. Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who exposed the broad scope of NSA surveillance in 2013, tweeted, "If @NSAGov had privately disclosed the flaw used to attack hospitals when they *found* it, not when they lost it, this may not have happened". (more...)