NotPetya is not a Ransomware; its a Wiper, say security researchers now!

Petya…NotPetya… now Not a Ransomware! Reports from leading security researchers suggest NotPetya, an infection that invaded computers worldwide is a Wiper (since it overwrites parts that a disk needs to run) and not a Ransomware. An analysis of the encryption […]

Email Provider shuts down the Inbox of NotPetya Ransomware developers

Yesterday a major NotPetya ransomware attack caused panic across the globe. The attackers asked for a ransom from their victims in the form of Bitcoins. While it isn’t as easy to track the cyber-criminals in person, the email ID associated […]

Biggest Ransomware attack causes Global Turmoil

Not long after the horror of the Wannacrypt ransomware episode, another similar attack has caused panic throughout the globe. Major companies and government organizations have reported being affected by a new Wannacrypt ransomware episode, another similar attack has caused panic […]

Microsoft Build Tour 2017 India

Microsoft Build Tour 2017 India Highlights and News Roundup

The Microsoft Build Tour is a World Tour where in developers building applications for Microsoft hear about the latest Microsoft updates firsthand from Microsoft experts at the Microsoft Build conference. After the keynote, Microsoft hosts practical sessions covering recently released […]

Scam

Microsoft reveals how it employs AI to track down Tech Support Scams

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has many applications. It is poised to make our life simple and secure. Companies like Microsoft are trying to adapt to this modern technology as quickly as possible to use it to their advantage. For instance, AI techniques […]

gmail

Gmail to stop reading your emails

The long-standing practice of scanning users’ email contents inside Gmail to deliver targeted ads has been stopped by Google. Yes, this activity will no more be pursued by Google, owing to privacy concerns. Privacy advocates have been pressing for this […]

Ready for Windows

Ready for Windows site now features enterprise software solutions

Microsoft’s Ready for Windows website is the perfect place to find out which software solutions are supported on Windows 10. This is a great service for the IT professionals who are considering Windows 10 for their organization. Now the Ready […]

Outlook

Microsoft lists Outlook problems caused by recent updates & Workarounds

Users of Microsoft Outlook are facing several problems after applying the recent June 2017 updates. Users of Outlook 2016/2013/2010/2007 have been affected by these issues. Microsoft has acknowledged the problems and suggested that users make use of these workarounds till […]

Google for Jobs

Google For Jobs starts rolling out

Job hunting has always been one tedious job for job seekers, but Google is here to make this easy. With a new feature called as Google for Jobs, Google is trying to turn its search engine into an employment engine too. Google […]

Windows Defender

Security Is A Priority says Microsoft, and details its Security process

Without even taking the name of the Russian antivirus company in a blog post, Microsoft has indirectly responded to Kaspersky, detailing its security process. The company posted a defense of their Windows Defender practices which has been a cause of […]

Microsoft stream

Microsoft Stream launched; Successor to Office 365 Video?

More than a decade ago, Microsoft had launched Soapbox (video streaming service) which failed drastically and was discontinued.  Then they launched Office 365 Video in April 2015; this one targeted business users who needed to upload and share content. It […]

Internet Of Things

Kaspersky creates IoT Honeytraps to study the activities of IoT botnets

Kaspersky recently conducted an experiment where it highlighted inherent risks associated with the large-scale integration of digital devices with our physical world. it suggested that integrating more and more devices with the Internet makes the susceptible to trojans and malware […]

SOREBRECT

Fileless, Code-injecting Ransomware starts making the rounds

As if WannaCrypt was not bad enough! We now have another Ransomware threat to deal with in the form of SOREBRECT. Security software company, Trend Micro, discovered SOREBRECT couple of months ago where it was found to have infected systems […]

Windows Server Semi-annual Channel

Windows Server Semi-annual Channel Preview arriving soon

With the introduction of Windows 10, Windows Server will get more frequent feature updates. Due to this new model, users will be able to take advantage of the new features without any delay. This is highly useful for the users […]

Chrome browser

Chrome browser might be secretly recording you

It isn’t a secret anymore that browsers (or any application for that matter) record users’ information and even use it. Unfortunately, it seems Chrome browser too has joined this ‘league’. The latest privacy issues found in HTML 5 video and […]

Vivaldi powers up the Start Page and adds docked Developer Tools

Vivaldi keeps working on the new features and functionality of the browser. This time the team has come up with a personalized Start page with increased functionality. The improved Start page in the latest version of Vivaldi 1.10 acts more […]

Banking Trojan

Now simply hovering over the link will install this Banking Trojan

Malware embedded within malicious links are very common. In such malware, the user is prompted to click the link for the malware to do its job. But, researchers at Trend Micro have recently exposed a malware which only needs you […]

Xbox One X

Microsoft introduces Xbox One X, World’s most powerful gaming console

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Microsoft introduced its latest games console, the Gen-next and powerful version of the Xbox One, named as Xbox One X. The release comes after many months of speculation, and the company honored its promise of […]

Microsoft is shutting down Docs.com by December 15, 2017

Microsoft has announced its plan to shut down Docs.com by December 15, 2017. The file sharing service Docs.com was initially was a collaboration between Microsoft and Facebook wherein the Facebook users were allowed to create, edit and share the Office […]

malware

Zusy PowerPoint Malware does not need Macros to spread

Malware often comes in a package that looks harmless. As soon as the victim clicks on it, malware starts spreading like an open can of worms and takes control of the victim’s PC. Typically, in such attacks, when the user […]

Chrome 59

Chrome 59 released with Material Design as default

le has released Chrome 59 for Windows, Linux and macOS. The latest version includes a number of important security fixes and features. The most notable among them is the arrival of Material Design on the desktop. Chrome 59.0.3071.86 is being […]