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A Windows bug is so bad that even the NSA is urging PC users to update

A vulnerability in older versions of the Windows operating system is so bad that even the National Security Agency has chimed in alongside Microsoft to encourage users to download an update containing a fix. The vulnerability could lead to malware similar to the “WannaCry”ransomware from 2017 that prevented users from […]
A Windows bug is so bad that even the NSA is urging PC users to update
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How to avoid having your computer hacked

Designed to encrypt and ransom data and spy on everything a user does, malware has become very prevalent in the last few years. The 2017 WannaCry attack put the malicious software on front pages everywhere, and it’s likely that won’t be the last time software like that is in the […]
How to avoid having your computer hacked
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Hackers are holding the city of Atlanta’s computer systems for ransom, causing massive outages — and anyone who has conducted business with the city is at risk

A ransomware attack on the city of Atlanta’s government created outages for many consumer-facing and internal applications, putting “everyone who has done business” with the city at risk, according to a report from NBC’s Atlanta affiliate WXIA. The hackers are demanding a bitcoin payment of $US6,800 to unlock each computer, […]
Hackers are holding the city of Atlanta’s computer systems for ransom, causing massive outages  —  and anyone who has conducted business with the city is at risk