A simple file naming bug can crash Windows 8.1 and earlier

In a blast from the past, a Russian researcher has uncovered a simple bug in the NTFS file system that consistently crashed Windows Vista to 8.1 PCs. More security news Amazon’s app store puts millions of Android devices at risk This is how much your share price falls when you get hacked What are “national … Read more

How to defend yourself against the WannaCrypt global ransomware attack

Friday’s ransomware outbreak is ongoing and while researchers work to stem the tide of infection, businesses, governments, and individuals can help the cause by making sure they have protected themselves. The attack is due to a kind of ransomware called Wanna Decryptor, also known as WannaCrypt, WanaCrypt0r and WannaCry. Read full story on ZDNet  

How to protect your computer against the ransomware attack

Friday’s ransomware outbreak, which used recently revealed weaknesses in Microsoft’s Windows operating system to spread further and faster than any before, has prompted the Redmond-based developer to break its own rules on software maintenance in an effort to keep users safe. The ransomware, also known as “WanaCryt0r”, “WeCry”, “WanaCrypt” or “WeCrypt0r”, used a vulnerability in … Read more

How to defend your computer against the ransomware attack

Friday’s ransomware outbreak, which used recently revealed weaknesses in Microsoft’s Windows operating system to spread further and faster than any before, has prompted the Redmond-based developer to break its own rules on software maintenance in an effort to keep users safe. The ransomware, also known as “WanaCryt0r”, “WeCry”, “WanaCrypt” or “WeCrypt0r”, used a vulnerability in … Read more

Microsoft Issues WanaCrypt Patch for Windows 8, XP

Microsoft Corp. today took the unusual step of issuing security updates to address flaws in older, unsupported versions of Windows — including Windows XP and Windows 8. The move is a bid to slow the spread of the WanaCrypt ransomware strain that infected tens of thousands of Windows computers virtually overnight this week. On Friday, May … Read more

WannaCrypt ransomware: Microsoft issues emergency patch for Windows XP

Microsoft has taken the unprecedented step of issuing patches for unsupported operating systems – like Windows XP – in the wake of the massive WannaCrypt ransomware attacks against organisations across the globe. Businesses, governments and individuals in 74 countries across the globe have been victims of more than 45,000 attacks by this one strain of … Read more