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A Republican senator from Ohio has criticised the US Government over taking more than three months to say who was accountable for not stopping the SolarWinds supply chain attack that first came to light in December 2020.

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Security firm Sophos says it has found Windows ransomware using a virtual machine on a victim's machine to attack that same machine, with a 49kb ransomware executable generated from an attack payload of 122MB with a 282MB virtual image inside.

Published in Security

Microsoft has warned of the likelihood of another WannaCry-like episode if a remotely exploitable vulnerability in its Remote Desktop Services, announced as part of its monthly updates for May, is not patched as soon as possible.

Published in Security

An attack group named Orangeworm is using a backdoor known as Kwampirs to target Windows machines in the healthcare sector and related industries in the US, Europe and Asia.

Published in Security
Thursday, 21 December 2017 11:12

Romanians arrested for spreading Windows ransomware

Five Romanians suspected of spreading the CTB-Locker Windows ransomware throughout Europe and the US have been arrested in Bucharest.

Published in Security

Unified communications company Polycom has appointed 25-year communications veteran Jim Cullinan to a newly created role of vice-president, Buzz and Brand.

Published in People Moves
Friday, 01 September 2017 10:10

Vault 7: Malware can run implants on XP, Windows 7

WikiLeaks has released documents from the CIA's Angelfire project, a five-component utility that can load and run custom implants on Windows XP or Windows 7.

Published in Security

Microsoft has issued patches for older versions of Windows against NSA exploits that were leaked by the Shadow Brokers back in April.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 06:57

WannaCry: Why is Kaspersky talking about XP?

Exactly why Eugene Kaspersky is continuing to talk about Windows XP when discussing the WannaCry outbreak is puzzling when his own company issued statistics showing that 98% of the infections were on machines running Windows 7.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 02 May 2016 11:08

Windows desktop share falls below 90%

The desktop share of Windows computers worldwide fell below 90 per cent for the first time since it established the mark, according to figures from the web analytics company Net Applications.

Published in Business Software

Boasting of being ‘the most compatible free office suite,’ FreeOffice 2016 says ‘no other free office suite offers such a high level of file compatibility with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.’

Published in Apps
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:57

Windows computers hit by ransomware in Mumbai

Three Indian banks and a pharmaceutical company in Mumbai are being asked to cough up millions in order to obtain a decryption key to unlock Windows computers that have been compromised through the use of ransomware.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 15:42

Royal Melbourne Hospital hit by Windows XP virus

Work at the pathology department of the Royal Melbourne Hospital has been hit for several days by a virus which has infected computers running Microsoft's Windows XP operating system.

Published in Security

The worldwide PC market in the second quarter this year suffered its biggest decline in shipments since 2013, dropping by 9.5%, due in large part to price hikes with the appreciation of the US dollar against currencies in some regions.

Published in Market
Thursday, 04 June 2015 00:31

NZ PC market down after ‘stunning’ 2014

The New Zealand PC market has cooled in the first part of this year after strong growth in computer sales in 2014.

Published in Hardware

PCs running Windows 7 or Windows Vista have a higher chance of being infected with malware than Windows XP computers, according to Microsoft's latest Security Intelligence Report.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 09:21

Still on Windows XP? Give Ubuntu Linux a go.

After April 2014 Microsoft Windows XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft. It is definitely time to consider what to transition to and how. It is time to check out Ubuntu Linux.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Friday, 06 December 2013 10:38

More critical flaws found in Windows

Microsoft may be ending support for Windows XP in a few months, but for now it's still plugging critical security flaws. And even the latest versions of Windows are getting critical patches this month.

Published in Security

As expected, Microsoft has released seven security bulletins covering issues with Windows and other software, notably Internet Explorer. There's also a policy change regarding vulnerabilities in software sold through the company's various online stores.

Published in Security

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