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It was patched by Microsoft at the time , but older versions of Windows or those without Windows Update were left open to attacks . A group of hackers known as the Shadow Brokers said earlier this year that the NSA had tools for breaching the global system that allows for the transfer of money between banks.
  • Amazon refreshes lineup of low-cost tablets, new kids model

    Amazon refreshes lineup of low-cost tablets, new kids model

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    Amazon quietly released two new Fire Tablets today and they are both available for pre-order. And the other one is that Amazon keeps on putting out extremely compelling tablets that cost about the same as a meal out. Internally, it features a quad-core MediaTek CPU, 1GB of memory, and either 8GB or 16GB of storage . Not a lot. The new tablet is 1mm thinner and 18g lighter and has a 7in display with higher contrast than before thanks to a new polarising filter.
  • Microsoft re-releases security update after cyberattacks

    Microsoft re-releases security update after cyberattacks

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    It encrypted users' computer files and displayed a message demanding $300 to $600 worth of the digital currency bitcoin to release them; failure to pay would leave the data scrambled and likely beyond fix. But just as companies like Microsoft are far ahead of the government in figuring out how to protect users from malware, private energy firms began looking at ways to improve the nation's power grid long before Trump's order was issued.
  • FedEx confirms it hit by malware attack

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    Teams of technicians worked "round the clock" Saturday to restore hospital computer systems in Britain and check bank or transport services in other nations after a global cyberattack hit dozens of countries and crippled the U.K.'s health system.
  • Malware affecting NHS England now spreading across Europe, Asia

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    In the initial reports, at least 25 NHS organisations and some GP practices were reported affected by the attack as hospitals could not access patients' data. The attack has also hit facilities in Scotland, where Health Secretary Shona Robison says officials are "taking immediate steps to minimize the impact of the attack across NHS Scotland and restrict any disruption".
  • Honor aims for the offline market with the Honor 8 Lite

    Honor aims for the offline market with the Honor 8 Lite

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    The device comes with 2.5D glass in the front and back to give a premium look and feel. Under the hood is Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin 655 octa-core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM . The new Honor lite version has been priced at Rs 17,999 and will be available across all Honor partner mobile stores near you starting 12th May. Huawei Honor 8 Lite sports a 5.2 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass Display.
  • McDonald's order trips up Facebook slaying suspect

    McDonald's order trips up Facebook slaying suspect

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    The murder was later posted to the social media site by the killer, who was said to be distraught over a break-up with his girlfriend. Police warned Stephens's death might make it harder to prevent similar crimes. State Police Maj. William Teper Jr. would say only that the tip came from a "concerned citizen". "He was a little nerved up, a little agitated and didn't want to wait, said he had to go".
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switches up Battle Mode

    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switches up Battle Mode

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    Originally launched for the Wii U, the most recent addition to the Mario Kart series is finally coming to the Switch. This is probably a good time to mention the Joy-Con Wheel that Nintendo is also releasing on the same day as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
  • Facebook fights fake news, state meddling

    Facebook fights fake news, state meddling

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    The social-media giant said it has a responsibility to keep its community safe for authentic civic engagement, free from the influences of what it calls "information operations". Other false personas pushed stories that expanded on that material. It said its data "does not contradict" the U.S. director of national intelligence's conclusion that Russian Federation was behind efforts to interfere with the USA election.
  • Google Maps Now Remembers Where You Parked Your Car

    Google Maps Now Remembers Where You Parked Your Car

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    The company already has an automatic parking location detection built into its Android operating system, but this latest feature adds manual controls for improved reliability and accuracy. In case there are no available spots, you will be able to search for a parking place nearby your destination. Swipe up on the newly added "Parking location" tab.
  • Trump denies changing position on border wall: 'It will get built'

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    Trump got elected to disrupt the status quo, not to get caught up by it. Backing away from the wall, even as a tactical retreat, will not build confidence in his ability to contend with the Washington establishment - and it's hard to see how these calculations change in September when it comes time to get the funds in the FY2018 budget.
  • Chobani yogurt company sues right-wing radio host Alex Jones

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    The company filed the lawsuit in Idaho District Court in Twin Falls, where it operates the largest yogurt plant in the world. The Washington Post reported that Jones published criticisms about Chobani's hiring practices , claiming that the practice of hiring refugees attracted crime and disease to the small Idaho town.