Recent worldwide ransomware attack leads to high criticism of the NSA

Specialists are concerned that computer systems that have not had security patches applied could be infected by the ransomware called WannaCry. He noted, however, the complexity that can be involved in patching a security hole. Underfunded universi... More..

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Blast kills 3 bomb disposal experts in Somalia's capital
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Blast kills 3 bomb disposal experts in Somalia's capital

The militant group Al-Shabab immediately claimed the attack through its affiliated radio Andalus. The police and witnesses said the huge explosion occurred at Wadajir district and the deafening sound could be...More..

AAA: More than 1.2M from Michigan to travel for Memorial Day
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

AAA: More than 1.2M from Michigan to travel for Memorial Day

Kicking off the summer driving season, over 1 million travelers will be driving to their destinations while more than 60,000 people will travel by air. They are likely to see gas prices slightly higher than pas...More..

'Iconic' penguin breed facing extinction by 2060 unless urgent action taken
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

'Iconic' penguin breed facing extinction by 2060 unless urgent action taken

According to models from a team of researchers at the University of Otago , increasingly warm waters will decrease the penguins' chances of producing more offspring each summer. In the study, researchers analy...More..

F1 2017 Will Deliver Classic Cars And Exciting New Modes This Year
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

F1 2017 Will Deliver Classic Cars And Exciting New Modes This Year

A trailer has been released, which can be viewed below, showing some of the cars that will be useable in the game: the 1988 McLaren MP4/4, the 1992 Williams FW14B and the Ferrari F2002. The new game will be rel...More..

Worldwide cyber-attack
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Worldwide cyber-attack "Wannacry"

It asked for a ransom payment of $300 in bitcoin to unlock the computer. The virus has so far infected almost 200,000 computers world-wide. WannaCry affected institutions such as hospitals and telecommunicati...More..

School in Kenilworth has its own Relay for Life
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

School in Kenilworth has its own Relay for Life

There also will be music, games and food throughout the event. Tarana Cruice, captain of the Ipswich Relay For Life team, organised a high tea last week to raise money for Cancer Council. St. Theresa School...More..

High level of banned drugs found in Senator Adeleke's body - Pathologist
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

High level of banned drugs found in Senator Adeleke's body - Pathologist

Mr. Olufemi said the pathological examination carried out on Mr. Adeleke's corpse revealed that the deceased consumed excessive alcohol and was given an overdose of sedative and analgesics. "Analgin is also an ...More..

Spicer Calls Sally Yates a 'Political Opponent' of Trump
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Spicer Calls Sally Yates a 'Political Opponent' of Trump

The question that did not get answered during more than three hours of testimony Monday afternoon is why the White House waited 18 days to fire Flynn after learning he had lied. "To state the obvious, you...More..

Oklahoma Budget Plan to increase Taxes on Gas and Cigarettes
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Oklahoma Budget Plan to increase Taxes on Gas and Cigarettes

Dannel P. Malloy says he doubts that additional labor savings can be achieved beyond the $700 million he is now seeking from state workers. With fewer than two weeks to go, there's still doubt whether the res...More..

Korea defends latest missile launch, seeks support
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Korea defends latest missile launch, seeks support

North Korea's long-term bid to develop a credible nuclear attack threat to the U.S. mainland saw it launch Sunday what appeared to be its longest-range missile yet. "We are willing to talk but not until we se...More..

Texas Senate approves ban on straight-ticket voting
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Texas Senate approves ban on straight-ticket voting

Patrick on Wednesday said the Senate had less than 48 hours to pass its version of the legislation and avoid the need for a special session. Other legislation Patrick mentioned as key issues he wants lawmaker...More..

Cyber-attack targets 12 Aussie businesses
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cyber-attack targets 12 Aussie businesses

Dr Dreyfus said Windows computers that don't have the latest security patches were vulnerable to the bug, urging Australians to ensure their antivirus software was up to date. Earlier, Health Secretary Jeremy H...More..

Zuma opens Travel Indaba 2017, urges Africa to live up to potential
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Zuma opens Travel Indaba 2017, urges Africa to live up to potential

Officially opening the Tourism Indaba attended by more than 7 000 delegates in Durban, Zuma said the radical transformation programme sought to correct the mistakes of apartheid. EThekwini Municipality said t...More..

Security Experts Are Ready For Second Wave Of Ransomware Attack
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Security Experts Are Ready For Second Wave Of Ransomware Attack

Ransomware is a computer malware that has spread across 150 countries and India is reportedly among the affected countries. Officials said the infected computers were standalone systems, not connected to th...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

American teen dies of caffeine overdose

Davis Allen Cripe, from SC in the United States, collapsed during class after drinking a cafe latte, a large Diet Mountain Dew and an energy drink within a two-hour period. Health experts have expressed concern...More..

Plant chemicals give hope for 'alternative contraceptives'
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Plant chemicals give hope for 'alternative contraceptives'

Chinese herbal medicine has used the vine frequently. Pristimerin is a bit less common and comes from a vine that is technically known as Tripterygium wilfordii but it's more often called "thunder god vine". ...More..

FDA, CDC warn some lead poisoning tests may not be accurate
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

FDA, CDC warn some lead poisoning tests may not be accurate

The agency says the company's tests shouldn't be used for blood samples from a vein. Lead exposure can lead to serious health problems, and is particularly risky to infants and young children. "While less tha...More..

How lack of sleep could be making you ugly
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

How lack of sleep could be making you ugly

As Gayle Brewer, Ph.D., a psychology expert not associated with the study explained it to BBC , "Judgment of attractiveness is often unconscious, but we all do it, and we are able to pick up on even small cu...More..

Teen dies of caffeine overdose
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Teen dies of caffeine overdose

Cripe's cause of death was unknown until May 15, when the Richland County coroner released the results of the investigation into his death. According to a review of the medical literature , there were only 4...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

China to hold second 'Silk Road' summit in two years time

India would have joined "very happily" in the One Belt and One Road (OBOR) initiative of China, said Sarath Amanugama, Sri Lanka's Minister on Special Assignment. We always want India to participate in the Be...More..

Air Canada plane diverted after passenger allegedly tries to open door
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Air Canada plane diverted after passenger allegedly tries to open door

Thompson said he helped flight attendants restrain the man by putting zip ties on his feet while others used restraints on the man's wrists. Crew members contacted authorities prior to landing in Orlando, whe...More..

Fidget spinner sends Texas girl to emergency room
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Fidget spinner sends Texas girl to emergency room

After her 10-year-old nearly choked on a fidget spinner, a woman from Texas wants to make sure everyone, especially parents, is aware of its potential choking hazard. Learning Express Toys, which carries the ga...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Ransomware attack should be wake-up call for governements

An global manhunt was under way for the plotters behind the world's biggest-ever computer ransom assault, which has hit more than 200,000 victims and has affected more than 150 countries. Brad Smith, Microsoft...More..

Dangerous parasite showing up in sushi and raw fish
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Dangerous parasite showing up in sushi and raw fish

Sushi lovers, beware: a risky parasite could be lurking in your favorite food. The worm attaches itself to the stomach lining, and can cause fever, vomiting, digestive bleeding, and severe pain. However, the ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Ransomware Attack: Some ATMs Remained Shut Across India to Escape Attack

Because of its success infiltrating systems, the software - also known as WannaCrypt, Wana Decryptor or WCry - is already inspiring imitators . He likened the situation to what would happen - hypothetically ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Why isn't the United States getting hit harder by the global ransomware attack?

The state cyber police said no cases of ransomware have been reported either from government agencies or IT industries. You can attempt to pay the roughly $300 ransom using Bitcoin, but there's no guarantee you...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Teen Dies of an Overdose From Things We Drink Every Day

The death of a teenager in SC has doctors across the country warning people to be careful with how much caffeine they consume. Start with just one and decide from there whether you can handle more. Also in 2015...More..

Palestinian President arrives in India to strengthen ties
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Palestinian President arrives in India to strengthen ties

During his trip to India, Abbas will visit C-DAC (the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) in Noida on Monday to forge cooperation between Palestine-India Techno Park, being built by India in Palestine...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Timberwolves' bad lottery luck continues; they'll have No. 7 National Basketball Association draft pick

Instead, the Magic will receive the Lakers' second-round pick this year (33rd overall) and the Lakers' second-round pick next year. Ball has openly expressed a desire to play for the Lakers, though he hasn't be...More..