“What really makes the magnitude of this attack so much greater than any other is that the intent has changed from information stealing to business disruption … Researchers from a variety of security firms say they have so far failed to find a way … SAN FRANCISCO: For Kris Hagerman, chief executive of UK-based cyber security firm Sophos Group Plc, the past week could have been bad.
Link: Business News: WannaCry attack good business for cyber security firms
We can’t recall if we ever featured any Jeopardy mobile game before but Sony Pictures has recently launched ‘Jeopardy! World Tour’ as a free-to-play adventure for all those who enjoy trivia games. It’s now ready for download on the Play Store so if you want to show off your wits and tell the world that you’re a genius, get the game.
Link: ‘Jeopardy! World Tour’ hits Android with the same TV trivia gaming experience
Windows 10 S Will Not Support the Linux Subsystem Posted on May 19, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 1 Comment
I could have seen this one going either way, but Microsoft confirmed this week that Windows 10 S will not include or support the Windows Subsystem for Linux.
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Link: Windows 10 S Will Not Support the Linux Subsystem
If Windows 10 S will only allow apps that can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store, it can run the new downloadable Linux apps, right? Wrong! . Here’s why: Microsoft is actively blocking “command-line” apps that run outside the safe environment of Windows 10 Microsoft senior program manager Rich Turner wrote in a blog post on Thursday. .
Link: Linux is just too powerful for Windows 10 S, so Microsoft blocked it
The Senate Sergeant at Arms officially sanctioned the use of the end-to-end encryption app Signal for use in the U.Senate. Signal encrypts messaging on Apple and Android phones, and has been used by aides to President Donald Trump, former President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio following the revelations surrounding the involvement of Russian hackers with the 2016 presidential election.
Link: Google Play Protect looks to bolster Android app security
Whether you’re wearing an original Apple Watch or the updated Series you’re going to want to know the best apps out there for making the most of your newfangled smartwatch. However, to find them, you typically have to trawl through thousands of apps already available on the App Store. To make your life easier, we’ve gathered the best apps for the Apple Watch and broken them down into several distinct categories, including fitness, entertainment, and social media.
Link: The 38 best Apple Watch apps to download
An anonymous reader writes: Today, WikiLeaks leaked documentation about a tool called Athena. According to leaked documents, which WikiLeaks previously claimed it received from hackers and CIA insiders, Athena is an implant — a CIA technical term for “malware” — that can target and infect any Windows system, from Windows XP to Windows 10, Microsoft’s latest OS version.
Link: CIA Co-Developed ‘Athena’ Windows Malware With US Cyber-Security Company, WikiLeaks Reveals