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North Korean hackers ‘highly likely’ behind WannaCry attack

WannaCry Ransomware Windows Virus Origin

North Korean hackers responsible for the Sony hack in late 2014 may be behind the mid-May WannaCry ransomware attack that infected more than 300,000 computer systems around the world. This is the second time in a matter of days that a security company links the infamous Lazarus Group to the cyber attack. The hackers, believed to be working for the North Korean government, took advantage of a Windows vulnerability first discovered by the NSA and then shared with the world by a different hackers organization that reportedly works for the Russians, to create WannaCry.

However, the WannaCry attack may not be orchestrated by the North Korean government, the report says. Instead, hackers may have acted on their own for financial gains.

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Chris Smith

May 23rd

Windows

Today’s Massive Ransomware Attack Was Mostly Preventable—Here’s How To Avoid It

Ransomware may be mostly thought of as a (sometimes costly) nuisance, but when it hinders the ability of doctors and nurses to provide aid to those in need of emergency medical care, then it qualifies as armed robbery.

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Dell Cameron

May 12th

Windows

You’ll be able to upgrade any Windows 10 S device to Windows 10 Pro

 Microsoft just unveiled a new operating system — Windows 10 S. This secured and streamlined operating system is perfect for the education market. But Microsoft is also going to ship Windows 10 S on its perfectly capable Surface Laptop. During the press conference, the company has compared the new $999 laptop with various MacBooks, making it even more puzzling that it opted for a… Read More

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Romain Dillet

May 2nd

Gadgets

Windows

Stop what you’re doing and download Blizzard’s StarCraft for free

StarCraft Download for Windows and Mac

We knew it was coming, but we had no idea when Blizzard will release the absolutely free version its StarCraft version of the game. That time has come, so drop what you’re doing and get your free copy of StarCraft right now.

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Chris Smith

April 19th

Mac

Windows

Microsoft is having a hardware event May 2nd in NYC, but don’t expect new Surfaces

Microsoft event May 2nd

This morning, Microsoft started sending out invites for a hardware and software launch event, to be held in NYC on May 2nd. According to The Verge, the event will see some new hardware and software unveiled, but that won't include any new Surface devices or any kind of smartphone.

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Chris Mills

April 12th

Windows

Rest in hell, Windows Vista

Windows Vista dead, discontinued

Ten years after the half-baked software dumpster fire known as Windows Vista was unleashed on an unsuspecting public, the nightmare is finally over. Microsoft is discontinuing support today, meaning that no new updates or security fixes will be issued for Vista, and users will have to change operating systems, or be left with a buggy, insecure pile of crap.

Come to think of it, maybe nothing's actually changing.

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Chris Mills

April 11th

Windows

Android has finally beaten Windows to be the internet’s biggest OS

Android vs. Windows Internet Use

It finally happened: Android is the most popular operating system in the world when it comes to browsing the web. It’s hardly a surprise considering that smartphones are practically the go-to computer for going online, and most of these smartphones run Android.

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Chris Smith

April 3rd

Windows

Lofree’s mechanical keyboard is the perfect blend of modern tech and retro sytle

Lofree Keyboard Price

If the phrase "mechanical keyboard" conjures up images of diehard gamers stuffing Cheetos into their faces and then pounding synthetic cheese dust into the keys of a multi-colored backlit keyboard, you haven't met lofree. This keyboard flies in the face of everything you think you know about mechanical keyboards, offering a fantastic typing experience and cutting-edge keyboard technology hiding beneath a wonderfully retro design. You may have seen this keyboard pop up on a gadget blog or two over the course of the past few months, but now the company behind it is finally ready to begin taking orders.

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Zach Epstein

March 7th

Mac

Windows

Even Microsoft is giving up on Windows Phone

minecraft windows phone

The hit sandbox game Minecraft is a pretty big deal on mobile devices, and it's long been a top-selling title on Android and iOS. The game is developed by Mojang which is owned by Microsoft, making it a natural fit for Windows Phone devices, or at least that's what you'd probably think. Apparently that's not the case, as Windows Central is reporting that the Windows Phone version of Minecraft Pocket Edition is now essentially dead in the water, and will no longer receive updates or patches. Why? Because nobody plays it.

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Mike Wehner

January 20th

Windows

Windows might start losing its lifelong battle against Apple this year

Windows vs macOS

Windows vs Mac is just about the oldest battle in computer fanboy history. Right-click sheeple against computers that just barely work is a flame war for the ages. But in the history of the rivalry, it's always been accepted that Windows will be sole on more devices. Quality vs quantity is a defining feature of the disagreement.

But starting in 2017, it looks like things might change as Apple steals one of Windows's most important stats.

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Chris Mills

January 10th

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