Thursday, 22 August 2019

Tech

French researchers find way to unlock WannaCry without ransom

LONDON: If you’ve had your files encrypted by the WannaCry ransomware, and you happen to be running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, you may be in luck. A newly released tool reverses the WannaCry encryption and frees up the files – but only sometimes. The caveat is that ...

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Stephen Hawking: Future of humanity no longer lies on earth

LONDON: Scientist Stephen Hawking claimed that the next generation must inhibit another planet within a century since the future of humanity no longer lies on earth. Hawking, a leading theoretical physicist, said that the growing advancement of computer systems and machines could take over the human race. “I don’t think ...

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Massive phishing attack targets millions of Gmail, Google docs users

LONDON: An unusually sophisticated identity phishing campaign appeared to target Google’s roughly 1 billion Gmail users worldwide, seeking to gain control of their entire email histories and spread itself to all of their contacts, Google confirmed Wednesday. The worm – which arrived in users’ inboxes posing as an email from ...

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Robots could replace up to 30 per cent of UK jobs by 2030

LONDON: As many as a third of all jobs in the UK are at risk of being lost to machines within the next 15 years, fresh research reveals. However, it’s likely that technologies related to artificial intelligence will create new jobs, according to the research, and automation will boost productivity ...

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Android gets a new flavour

New version of Android is coming as Google has rolled out its next Android named Android O. Android O Released for Developers. The new software is coming with a variety of new features. The new developer tool is available  for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X ...

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WikiLeaks reveals how CIA hacks iPhones, MacBooks

WASHINGTON: The Central Intelligence Agency is able to permanently infect an Apple Mac computer so that even reinstalling the operating system will not erase the bug, according to documents published Thursday by WikiLeaks. In its second release allegedly from the CIA’s arsenal of hacking tools, WikiLeaks also said that it appears ...

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Malicious uploads allowed hijacking of WhatsApp and Telegram accounts

LONDON: A vulnerability patched in the web-based versions of encrypted communications services WhatsApp and Telegram would have allowed attackers to take over accounts by sending users malicious files masquerading as images or videos. The vulnerability was discovered last week by researchers from Check Point Software Technologies and was patched by ...

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Facebook and Instagram ban developers from using data for surveillance

LONDON: Facebook and Instagram have banned developers from using their data for surveillance with a new privacy policy that civil rights activists have long sought to curb spying by law enforcement. Following revelations last year that police departments had gained special access to the social networks to track protesters, Facebook, ...

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People are hating WhatsApp’s new update

LONDON: Popular mobile messaging service WhatsApp’s new “Status” feature is now available to all users across the globe on iPhone, Android and Windows devices. The “Status” feature lets users share photos, GIFs or videos overlaid with drawings, emojis and a caption that will be visible to selected friends for 24 ...

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Millions of XBox and PSP gamers details stolen by hackers

More than 2.5 million Xbox and PSP gamers have had their details stolen in a massive cyber breach of two games forums, it has been claimed. The XBOX360 ISO and PlayStation’s PSP ISO forum, both unofficial sites where players share links to download free and pirated versions of games, were reportedly ...

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