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Microsoft to make security fixes available for older Windows systems

Microsoft to make security fixes available for older Windows systems

The National Cyber Security Centre, part of the GCHQ electronic intelligence agency, said it was working with police and the health system to investigate the attack. In the United States, FedEx acknowledged it had been hit by malware and was "implementing remediation steps as quickly as possible". A massive ransomware attack appeared to be spreading across the globe today (May 12), with reports of computer systems being locked up in Russia, Western Europe, east Asia and possibly Canada.


Entrant from Portugal wins Eurovision 2017

Entrant from Portugal wins Eurovision 2017

Twenty-six countries will be competing for your votes, in a bid to win the competition. Russian Federation boycotted this year's competition after Ukraine barred its contestant from entering the country - a symptom of the countries' toxic relations since Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014.


Microsoft Windows Now Patched Against WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Microsoft Windows Now Patched Against WannaCry Ransomware Attack

It combined a known and highly unsafe security hole in Microsoft Windows, tardy users who didnt apply Microsofts March software fix, and a software design that allowed the malware to spread quickly once inside university, business and government networks.



Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2017 for Mac following preview

Microsoft says developers can use Visual Studio for Mac to create "Android, macOS, iOS, tvOS, watchOS, web, and cloud" apps. We first learned of Microsoft's plans to bring Visual Studio to the Mac previous year in November, but it is not until Build 2017 that the software giant announced the general availability of the much-awaited version of its IDE.


Experts calling attack biggest in history

Experts calling attack biggest in history

The ransomware exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was purportedly identified by the U.S. National Security Agency for its own intelligence-gathering purposes. "We see all the finger-pointing at the usual suspects, saying it's probably people in Russian Federation or China, but, to quote Sherlock Holmes, it's not really a good idea to guess without the evidence", Gazeley said.



Windows 10 updates will include Snapchat style video app

In another order of things, the news will be focused on a better multi-device experience. Fluent Design also makes it easier to make apps for other platforms such as HoloLens and Windows mixed reality. The drawing feature is also capable of motion tracking. The Windows Story Remix app will have an ability to switch up the automatically created videos based on data.