The Action Fraud centre of the UK is now warning people about tech support scams saying their machine is infected by WannaCry, and then demanding a hefty amount of money as payment.
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As part of an effort to combat technical support scams, the Federal Trade Commission in the US has announced a crackdown on the practice, highlighting 16 new actions with international partners.
A newly-discovered ransomware variant was seen using old techniques of victimizing users. However, it demands a steep amount to unlock files, exploiting the rapid rise of the value of Bitcoin today.
A GitHub user has devised a method to re-activate updates on Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs on new generation processors. He modified two functions that determine if a processor is still supported.
A web application developer found that Chrome and Firefox are vulnerable to homograph attacks, where a party deceives another by using legitimate-looking URLs, which can lead to phishing scams.
According to insiders, it seems that Apple is developing sensors that can help monitor blood sugar levels on the Apple Watch. If implemented, it can help towards better treatment of diabetes.
A new study has found that sensors found on smartphones can be exploited to reveal people's PIN and passwords. While some sensors ask users' permission, others don't, which can be used for snooping.
Today, Microsoft cuts off support for Windows Vista, unveiled roughly 10 years ago. We take a look back during its release, and give you a nostalgia-filled unboxing video of the operating system.
Security researchers over at McAfee have found that attackers are exploiting an unpatched vulnerability within Microsoft Office, which allows for full control to be taken of the victim's PC.
It's been revealed that Google has offered at least $880m to LG Display to ensure a stable supply of OLED displays, for use on its upcoming Pixel smartphones, expected to be released this year.
Google has expanded its Fact Check tool to its search feature, while also rolling it out worldwide. It will now tell users if certain news on a search result is likely to be true or not.
In its ongoing battle against false news online, Facebook has rolled out a tool that helps its users determine what consists fake content, and how to avoid spreading it in the future.
A new strain of Android ransomware has been found, which was able to evade all antivirus programs, according to a security firm. Even if a payment is made, a device will continue to remain locked.
A number of users are complaining that in-app ads on Skype are serving a fake Flash player update, which prompts users to download a malicious file that could possibly harm a computer.
Tinder scammers have victimized around 30 men in Thailand, disguising themselves as flight attendants. When they have garnered the victim's trust, they will ask for a substantial amount of money.