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New Surface Note concept more practical PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 26 October 2017 21:44
surface noteDepending on who you ask, we are either further or closer to the mythical Surface Phone, with some saying killing of Windows Mobile is just part of the incubation of a proper Andromeda-powered Windows 10 mobile PC. In June we posted a concept design by Ryan Smalley of what such a device may look like, based on numerous patents by Microsoft.  Since then we have seen an actual dual-screened smartphone, the ZTE Axon M, come to market by an OEM who did not wait for foldable screens to become practical, and instead simply went for the best design possible with current technology. Reportedly Huawei will be following in their footsteps with their own dual-screen folding design in 2018. Acknowledging the issues with flexible foldable screens, Smalley has now updated his concept in a device which seems similar to two Galaxy Notes joined with a hinge, with bezel-less screens making the fold as unobtrusive as possible...More on this possible Surface Phone is posted on our FORUM.
 
Bad Rabbit Ransomeware PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 21:31
bad rabbitIt's the third major outbreak of the year - here's what we know so far. A new ransomware campaign has hit a number of high profile targets in Russia and Eastern Europe. Dubbed Bad Rabbit, the ransomware first started infecting systems on Tuesday 24 October, and the way in which organizations appear to have been hit simultaneously immediately drew comparisons to this year's WannaCry and Petya epidemics. Following the initial outbreak, there was some confusion about what exactly Bad Rabbit is. Now the initial panic has died down, however, it's possible to dig down into what exactly is going on. Organisations across Russian and Ukraine -- as well as a small number in Germany, and Turkey -- have fallen victim to the ransomware. Researchers at Avast say they've also detected the malware in Poland and South Korea. Russian cybersecurity company Group-IB confirmed at least three media organizations in the country have been hit by file-encrypting malware, while at the same time Russian news agency Interfax said its systems have been affected by a "hacker attack" -- and were seemingly knocked offline by the incident...Complete details are posted on our FORUM.
 
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for Mobile rolling out PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 18:45
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update MobileAlong with the release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for PCs, Microsoft started the roll-out of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for mobile devices last week. They first started the roll-out with devices in Finland. This week, they will expand the rollout to more open market Windows 10 Mobile devices. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will include several new features for the enterprise including the ones listed below. Two-factor Authentication With two factor unlock, an enterprise can enforce an additional security layer to their sensitive data via an MDM policy. Once two factor unlock is enabled, a phone user will have to enter a numeric pin followed by an enterprise-defined factor to unlock the phone. VPN Improvements In the modern corporate workplace, mobility is mainstream and secure access to corporate data via VPN has become the norm. We are bringing a range of improvements and features that enhance the reliability of VPN on Windows 10 Mobile...There substantial new features to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Mobile, for more please visit our FORUM.
 
Huawei may be next with with a folding smartphone PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 22 October 2017 00:22
Huawei folding phoneAfter a wait of many years, it appears we are finally entering the age of the folding smartphone. ZTE was the first with the ZTE Axon M and showed that the concept can result in a practical and useful device. Now Huawei, the 2nd largest phone OEM in the world, has suggested that they may be next. Speaking to CNET, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, said they are working on such a device. “We already have a working sample,” Yu said. Since practical folding screens are still not available, Huawei’s version is similar to the ZTE Axon M. “We have two screens,” Yu said. “But we still have a small gap [between the screens]. That’s not good, and we should get rid of that gap.”..We have more posted on our FORUM.
 
New botnet could take down the internet PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 20 October 2017 20:22
worldwide botnetUp to a million organizations around the world have already been infected by a new computer bot network that has the potential to "take down the internet", researchers warn. According to cybersecurity company Check Point, a new botnet has been spotted which is enslaving internet-of-things (IoT) devices – mainly internet routers and remote cameras. "The next cyber-hurricane is about to come," the firm claimed in a report this week (19 October). Research suggested that the new botnet is evolving at a rapid pace, and could soon be weaponized to launch cyber attacks in the same fashion as "Mirai" last year. Check Point said: "While some technical aspects lead us to suspect a possible connection to Mirai, this is an entirely new and far more sophisticated campaign that is rapidly spreading worldwide."Get up-to-date on this latest attack on the internet at our FORUM
 
New Adobe Flash zero day vulnerability PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 October 2017 23:48
zero day exploitIt’s a good thing can surf the web these days without needing to use Adobe’s Flash Player as the player has become a source of infection according to Kaspersky Labs, the firm that recently identified a new zero-day attack for the technology. BlackOasis used an Adobe Flash zero day exploit in an attack on October 10 which was identified by the Kaspersky Lab advanced exploit prevention system. The vulnerability was reported to Adobe and an advisory was issued. Researchers from Kaspersky Lab advised government organizations and businesses to update all installations of Adobe immediately. The group behind this attack might be the same one that was responsible for CVE-2017-8759, another zero day from September. The group uses documents to lure users into opening and playing the infected content. The experts from Kaspersky labs advise organizations to take actions immediately...we have the actions that should be taken posted on our FORUM.
 
Here’s the complete Windows 10 Fall Creators Update changelog PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 23:42
what's newFolks, the big day has arrived. Microsoft will roll out the awaited Windows 10 Fall Creators Update today, reportedly starting at 6 PM (PDT). The Redmond giant will push the update in waves. If you’re wondering what are the exact changes, improvements, and new features that this major update brings to the table, you’re in the right place. One resourceful Reddit user, who goes by the name Jaskys, took the time to list what’s new in the Fall Creators Update so that you know what to expect in terms of new features. Changes include the Start Menu, Cortana & Search, File Explorer, Taskbar & Action Center just to mention a few...However, you can see the complete changelog on our FORUM.
 
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update starts rolling out PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 21:58
windows 10 fall creators updateRight on schedule, Microsoft is starting to roll out the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update today. That means the update is probably coming soon to your Windows 10 computer, and if you buy a new PC there’s a good chance it’ll have the update pre-loaded (and if not, it’ll probably download and install it pretty soon after you start using the computer). Among other things, the update brings some design tweaks, new Edge web browser features, design and user interface tweaks, better integration with mobile devices, and improved inking. The Fall Creators Update also includes support for the new Windows Mixed Reality platform, and the first Mixed Reality headsets are now available for purchase for $399 and up (when bundled with a set of motion controllers)...Details are posted on our FORUM.
 
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