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New ransomware outbreak hits organisations around the world

Chocolate company Cadbury’s, Danish shipping giant Maersk and Ukraine’s national bank are among those affected by a new global ransomware outbreak

14 hours ago from Newscientist

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Microsoft Confirms Windows Code Leak, but Size, Details Disputed

Microsoft suffered a significant hack and data leak over the weekend, but the size and scale of the problem may have been smaller than initially reported. The post Microsoft Confirms Windows ...

20 hours ago from Extremetech

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Windows 10 Fall Creators update brings new advanced security tools

In 2009 Microsoft introduced the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit or EMET. This freeware tool allowed administrators to enable and fine-tune Windows security features in order to give ...

6 hours ago from Techspot

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Monster Hunter: World promises “deep, meaty experience on console”

Brilliant, yet famously obtuse series hits console with far more help for newbs.

Mon 26 Jun 17 from Arstechnica

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This guy created an augmented reality version of the original 'Super Mario Bros.'

Shigeru Miyamoto designed the 2D platformer Super Mario Bros. in the mid-80s as a sequel to the 1983 game Mario Bros. The game was an instant success and now more than 30 years later, it’s ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Techspot

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Take-Two allows GTA modding tool OpenIV to return in wake of fan protests

Never underestimate the power of angry gamers. Following a dispute over Grand Theft Auto modding tool OpenIV that resulted in the program being shut down earlier this month, it seems the community’s ...

Mon 26 Jun 17 from Techspot

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WikiLeaks reveals Brutal Kangaroo program used by the CIA to infect air-gapped computers

WikiLeaks has published more documents revealing the hacking tools used by the CIA. This latest dossier dump includes details on how the agency was able to infiltrate air-gapped computers - ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Techspot

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Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Western technology companies, including Cisco , IBM and SAP , are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Reuters Technology

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Android’s in-app browser gets a security upgrade

One often-used component of Android is WebView, a micro-browser that lets you view web pages from inside apps, rather than having to use Chrome. However, pointing a slender window towards ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Engadget

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