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Ransomware WannaCry attack: Banks cautious, shut down ATMs operating on old software

WannaCry is a type of trojan virus called ransomware . Microsoft and the NSA have each been blaming the other for the ability of WannaCrypt to utilize a vulnerability in SMBv1 to spread. Those who hadn't installed those patches before the "WannaCry" outbreak now have another reminder of how crucial it is to stay up-to-date. Apple's Mac computers were not targeted by this ransomware attack so are clear.



South China Sea code of conduct draft approved

China and all 10 members of Asean had been hoping to agree this year on the framework, 15 years after committing to draft it. China claims nearly all of the resource-rich South China Sea , including islands more than 800 miles from the Chinese mainland, despite objections from neighbours such as the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Vietnam.


Google's Tango Visual Positioning Service is like an indoor GPS

Google's Tango Visual Positioning Service is like an indoor GPS

In addition, he announced an AR mode for an upcoming educational tool called Google Expeditions. The first consumer Tango-enabled phone launched late past year from Lenovo, but it was a rather large clunker of a device. In the future, VPS combined with an audio interface could transform the way visually-impaired people move around the world. It will also be "one of the core capabilities of Google Lens"-a new image recognition initiative also announced today".


USA would consider talks with North Korea under certain conditions

USA would consider talks with North Korea under certain conditions

They were believed to have held talks on prospects for containing North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons activities as well as the economic fallout over the deployment in South Korea of the USA missile defense system called THAAD. On Wednesday a pro-Pyongyang newspaper based in Japan urged Moon to forsake the security alliance with the United States. The missile launch was detected by new THAAD anti-missile system installed in South Korea, which is equipped radar that Raytheon claims can ...



Chris Cornell found dead in Detroit with 'band around his neck'

He added that more details would be released in a statement later Thursday. It's great to still be having new experiences with the same group of guys - because we invented a band together, and kind of co-invented a genre of music. Cornell performed and produced solo albums throughout his career. Also, a poll by Rolling Stone magazine, placed him in the number 9 position of the best singers in history.