A new ransomware variant offers its victims a free decryption key if they infect two or more other internet users with the malware that pay the ransom. The malware is called Popcorn Time and like all other ransomware it encrypts files and demands a ransom.
Nintendo’s latest mobile game Super Mario Run will only be playable with a working internet connection to protect the game against piracy, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto told Mashable in an interview.
Hollywood is planning to offer movies for online rental, two weeks after their cinema debut, according to a rumor posted by Bloomberg. Movie fans would have to pay between $25 and $50 to view the movie at home.
Microsoft has revealed a Windows 10 version that is able to run on ARM CPUs and which can run x86 applications through emulation. The ARM version of Windows 10 will run on an upcoming Qualcomm SnapDragon chip.
Users around the world are reporting that they are no longer able to connect to the internet after applying a Windows Update. They receive the error ‘Wi-Fi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration’. Several ISPs around the world report about the issue and they report Microsoft is aware of the issue too. Fortunately there is a simple solution available.
WD today announced a 12TB HDD and has stated to be working on a 14TB drive as well. Together with the new HDDs, the storage giant also announced several enterprise SSDs.
The German AV-Test has tested which special malware cleanup tools and security suites are best in removing malware from Windows computers after an infection. They tested 15 applications and only 3 applications achieved a perfect score.
Also this year are Adobe Flash Player and Microsoft Internet Explorer the favorite target of cybercriminals, according to security company Recorded Future based on analysis of several exploit kits.
Cyberlink has received the required certification from the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) to allow Ultra HD Blu-ray playback. PowerDVD is the world’s first software player to be certified and Ultra HD Blu-ray playback should become available in 2017.
Microsoft has started to offer Windows 10 updates using a new method call the Unified Update Platform (UUP). This platform should make updating the OS more efficient because it only downloads the components that are required for a specific computer.
Amazon has revealed a new service to transfer hundreds of petabytes of data as soon as possible to the cloud. The transfer is far from regular, the data doesn’t go over the usual DSL, cable or fiber connection, neither is it wirelessly transmitted.
Video website Youtube has made it possible to stream both regular as 360 degrees live streams in the 4K resolution with a framerate of 60 seconds per second. Watching ‘regular videos’ in 4K was already possible.
Market research company DRAMeXchange today announced that SSD prices will continue to increase in the fourth quarter of this year due to a shortage of NAND memory. Compared to the previous quarter, prices of mainstream SSD with either MLC or TLC NAND for PC OEMs are estimated to increase with 6-10% and 6-9% respectively.
Microsoft has made it possible to download free apps from the Windows Store without using a Microsoft account. Other requirements to download apps without an account is that the app doesn’t have specific age restrictions and that Windows 10 update KB 3200970 is installed.
Security firm Check Point warns for a new mobile malware variant that it has called Gooligan. The malware infects devices through legitimate looking apps that are offered outside the Play Store and through phising campaigns. At its peak the malware infected more than 13,000 Android devices a day.
Microsoft today announced that Word Viewer will no longer be available from November next year. The free application can be used to view Word documents and is especially useful for users who want to view the contents of Word documents without installing and/or purchasing Office.
The Microsoft scam now also has a variant where ransomware is used to force users to pay. Where the alleged authority of Microsoft employees was previously abused to call people at home, fake Microsoft employees are now used to convince victims to pay for ransomware.
Mozilla today released an emergency patch for Firefox that fixes a critical security vulnerability. Critical vulnerabilities allow an attacker to execute malcious code on the victim’s computer without requiring user interaction.
In case you missed it, DVDFab launched version 10 of its software last week which is a free upgrade for existing customers. This new version brings a completely redesigned user interface, cloud decryption for DVDs, a new conversion engine and many more new features.
One of Germany’s largest internet providers, Deutsche Telekom, yesterday became the target of a possible cyberattack that took 900,000 routers and customers offline. The attack also took down TV and fixed-line telephone services provided by the ISP.
Earlier this week Microsoft announced that Netflix content could be watched on a Windows 10 PCs in the 4K. Together with the announcement also system requirements were revealed, a 7th generation Intel CPU and Microsoft’s Edge browser. German website Heise tested several hardware configurations for 4K streaming and found that modern graphics cards such as the GeForce GTX 1000 and Radeon RX 400 series can’t display Netflix’s 4K content.
Philips customers who will lose their smart TV functionality by the end of this year will be compensated with a free Amazon Fire TV Stick. Previously the company’s customer service stated affected users wouldn’t receive any compensation because the reason was beyond control of Philips.
Microsoft warns internet users for Amazon emails that try to infect computers with ransomware. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, cybercriminals hope more users are susceptible for opening an attachment coming from a popular online retailer.
Security company FireEye recently closed a deal with Microsoft to integrate its iSIGHT security service into Windows Defender. Wit the deal, the company gets access to the collected telemetry data of all Windows 10 devices.
The SD Association has announced a new specification called ‘Application Performance Class’ that should make clear that labeled micro SD cards can smoothly run Android apps.
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