Windows XP was not especially vulnerable to Wannacry
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Windows 7 machines might have been the problem


Windows XP was not as vulnerable to the WannaCry ransomware as many assumed.

Microsoft splashes out on some more security
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Buys security firm for $100 million

Software king of the world, Microsoft has written a $100 million cheque for the security outfit Hexadite.

Intel’s management engine is security nightmare
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EFF warning


The Electronic Frontier Foundation is warning that Intel's largely-undocumented "Management Engine" is a security nightmare.

Microsoft Windows 10 S surfaces
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With some restrictions, it's fair to say

During a press event in New York City today, Microsoft Windows boss Terry Myerson took the stage to announce Windows 10 S, a new version of the company’s operating system designed at undermining the rise of low cost Chromebooks in American classrooms.

Google Home disrupts Android phones
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Guests get up in arms

It's only a few days since I reviewed Google Home but today it caused not only extreme embarrassment but distress to visitors here on the British May Day bank holiday.

Intel based broadband modem has security hole
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Puma 6 is a "cat has trophy"

Chipzilla’s Puma 6 Intel cable modem variants are highly susceptible to a very low-bandwidth denial-of-service attack.

Galaxy S8 eye iris unlocking in near dark
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Hands on: Snapdragon 835 version

There is no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the most widely anticipated phones that will shape the first half of 2017,  and the USA and Chinese customers are getting the Snapdragon 835 version while Europe and the rest of the world is stuck with the Exynos 8895 version.

Wikileaks exposes CIA’s weeping angel
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Don’t blink


Russian security services mouthpiece, Wikileaks, has just released something that Vladimir Putin’s finest have discovered about the CIA’s tools to hack Samsung tellies.

Trump fails to create cyber security team
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But promises to arrest Julian Assange



Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump has missed a deadline to create a cyber security team which was supposed to keep the Russians out of US networks.

Macs are an attack magnet
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460,000 malware samples uncovered


The myth that Macs were somehow more secure than other operating systems too another battering today in the latest Threat Report by McAfee Labs.