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Saturday’s SpaceX launch carried a secret payload—a Chinese experiment

US company has ensured that Chinese experiment cannot transfer tech from station.

WannaCry: Ransomware Catastrophe or Failure?

Using Bitcoin payments as a measure, the WannaCry attack is not nearly as profitable as the headlines suggest.

But you should still patch your Windows systems and educate users.

You won’t believe why Facebook will block this headline

Updates to news feed algorithms tweaked to catch spammy and deceptive headlines.

Virulent WCry ransomware worm may have North Korea’s fingerprints on it

Identical code ties Fridayrsquo;s attacks to hacks on Sony Pictures and $1bn bank heist.

FAQ: Are you in danger from the WannaCrypt ransomware?

The worm called WannaCrypt (aka WannaCry, WannaCrypt0r, WanaCry, and WCry) dominated tech headlines through the weekend.

According to Europol, quoted in the New York Times, WannaCrypt infected  200,000 computers in more than 150 countries, tied the UK health service in knots, knocked out the Spanish phone company, troubled train travelers in Germany, and took big swipes out of FedEx, Renault, a reported 29,000 Chinese institutions, and networks all over Russiamdash;including the Russian Interior Ministry.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

FAQ: Are you in danger from the WannaCry ransomware?

The worm called WannaCry (aka WannaCrypt, WannaCry0r, WanaCry, and WCry) dominated tech headlines through the weekend.

According to Europol, quoted in the New York Times, WannaCry infected  200,000 computers in more than 150 countries, tied the UK health service in knots, knocked out the Spanish phone company, troubled train travelers in Germany, and took big swipes out of FedEx, Renault, a reported 29,000 Chinese institutions, and networks all over Russiamdash;including the Russian Interior Ministry.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Facebook takes to newspapers to teach UK users how to spot...

Social network claims to have killed "tens of thousands of fake UK accounts."

As Netflix ramps up its films, Rob Redford in this sci-fi...

A sci-fi film about life after death kicks off what could be a big 2017 for Netflix.

A kitten becomes Exhibit 41 in defamation suit against Buzzfeed over...

"Six ways Buzzfeed has misled the court... and a picture of a kitten."

Cebit showcases security after Snowden

It's almost four years since Edward Snowden leaked U.S. National Security Agency documents revealing the extent of the organization's surveillance of global internet traffic, but he's still making the headlines in Germany.At the Cebit trade show in Hannover, Germany, he'll be looking back at that period in live video interview from Moscow on Tuesday evening.[ Safeguard your data! The tools you need to encrypt your communications and web data. • Maximum-security essential tools for everyday encryption. • InfoWorld's encryption Deep Dive how-to report. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security Report newsletter. ]There have been a lot of changes on the internet in those four years, but one of the biggest is the growth in the use of encryption.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

How Android and iOS devices really get hacked

Amidst all the fear and hype generated over the past few days as a result of Wikileaks and its precipitous Vault 7 dump, one thing was crystal clear: People have no idea what hacking an Android smartphone or an iPhone means, or what it entails.News headlines warned of hacking tools that let CIA agents break into anyone’s iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. Wikileaks claimed that there were tools that let agents bypass secure messaging apps like Signal, Telegram, WhatsApp, and Confide to intercept encrypted messages.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here