Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Windows 10 update has taken some users by surprise, and they're not happy about it

Some Microsoft users have reported that their computers are unexpectedly upgrading to Windows 10, causing them difficulties in the process.
A number of users on social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Reddit have complained that the major update has been forced on them - one Reddit thread about the issue has attracted almost 3,000 comments since being opened at the weekend.
One user on the site's technology forum, named GeekyGirlHere, wrote: "This happened to me this morning. Working and all of a sudden Windows closed all my programs, logged me out and started the upgrade. I quickly shut down my computer and was able to stop it but my son wasn't so lucky. Same thing happened today."
Another user, Dominion_Prime, said: "This actually happened to my wife. Guess what she was doing? Trying to finish a midterm project that was due and she got up to do something, came back to find her computer in the middle of the update. No warning, no confirmation, nothing."
Others said the unexpected updates had affected small businesses which user older versions of Windows on their IT systems, and some people who had paid for Windows 7 said they were hoping for a refund from Microsoft if the upgrade got rid of their old installation.
The sudden and unwanted updates appear to have hit users because Microsoft recently changed the Windows 10 update from 'optional' to 'recommended'. 
Most people using Windows 7 and 8 have their computers set to automatically install recommended updates by default to ensure their computers are secure and running smoothly, explaining why the Windows 10 upgrade has taken so many people by surprise.
It's also possible that affected users may have accidentally consented to the upgrade in the past - after all, people have been bothered by the desktop pop-up urging them to upgrade to Windows 10 since the new operating system launched in 2015.
Windows insists that the upgrade will not take place without users consenting, and said they have previously made it easier to prevent unexpected restarts by letting users schedule a time for the upgrade to take place.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

victims call hackers bluff as ransomware deadline nears

With the clock ticking on whether a global hacking attack would wipe out his data, Bolton Jiang had no intention of paying a 21st-century ransom.
Since a week ago, when the malware first struck, Mr. Jiang has been busily fixing and replacing computers at the electronics company where he works in Shanghai. Paying is a bother, he said, and there was no guarantee he would get his data back.
“Even if you do pay, you won’t necessarily be able to open the files that are hit,” he said. “There is no solution to it.”
Tens of thousands of computer users around the world faced the same dilemma on Friday, their last chance to pay the anonymous hackers behind the ransomware attack known as WannaCry. The malicious software exposed the widespread vulnerability of computers and offered a peek at how a new type of crime could be committed on a global scale.
As part of the hacking, attackers demanded that individuals pay a fee to regain control of their machines, or face losing their data.
The latest strain of ransomware was particularly virulent, experts warned, because it had been based on software stolen from the National Security Agency. Law enforcement agencies in the United States and elsewhere have been hunting for the culprits, with attention focused on hackers linked to North Korea.
Despite a week of widespread disruption, the total ransom paid so far looks relatively modest. An online tracking system showed that the amount sent in the electronic currency Bitcoin to accounts listed by the attackers had begun to plateau on Wednesday, and had reached about $90,000 on Friday afternoon in Europe. Early estimates of what the virus could ultimately earn had ranged into the tens of millions or even hundreds of millions of dollars. Victims have seven days to pay from when their computers were originally infected, so the deadline will vary from case to case.
A number of people and companies have struck a defiant tone. The Japanese conglomerate Hitachi, which had been identified in the news media as a victim, declined to confirm those reports on Friday but said that it had no intention of paying a ransom and that it aimed to be fully secure against future attacks by Monday.
Nissan Motor, another Japanese industrial giant, also said it would not pay a ransom. Its factory in Sunderland, England, was affected, but the company said it had not lost data.
Owners of the more than 200,000 computers across the globe that have been hit by the malware face similar decisions. Those affected, including hospitals, government offices and universities, have lost access to business information, term papers and even medical records that could involve matters of life or death.
In Britain, whose National Health Service was one of the largest organizations affected by the ransomware, some medical institutions were still struggling to get back on their feet.
Barts Health, one of the country’s largest hospital groups, said that it had been forced to cancel 20 percent of outpatient appointments, as well as to cut back on nonemergency surgeries.
Yet cybersecurity experts have generally advised those affected not to pay.
“It costs the perpetrators peanuts to carry out an attack like this,” said Rafael Sanchez, an international breach response manager at Beazley, an insurer in London that has handled thousands of ransomware attacks for corporate clients. “And any ransom will only likely lead to more attacks,” he added.
While some who had paid regained access to their files, according to the Finnish cybersecurity firm F-Secure, security analysts cautioned that there was no guarantee all WannaCry victims would. Because the attackers listed only three addresses as payment destinations, it would be difficult for them to determine which victims had paid, and therefore whose files to decrypt.
“It looks like the attackers had no intent in decrypting anything,” said Tom Robinson, co-founder of Elliptic, a company in London that tracks online financial transactions involving virtual currencies that helps organizations respond to digital attacks.
As victims faced an agonizing choice on Friday over whether to pay or risk losing their data, cybersecurity experts said that they had developed a potential way to decrypt individual machines without having to hand over the ransom. The technique, however, depended on how long infected computers had been hijacked by the online attackers, and required a high level of technical expertise.
According to law enforcement agencies, paying could leave victims vulnerable to being targeted again, and it also presents a challenge for people affected who have never used Bitcoin before.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Donald Trump impeachment LIVE updates: Calls to impeach US president grow – latest news

DONALD TRUMP is facing mounting calls for his impeachment after allegations that he asked FBI director James Comey to drop an investigation into Michael Flynn’s links with Russia. Here is the latest news and live updates.
Donald Trump asked Mr Comey to close the probe into his former national security advisor Michael Flynn’s links with Russia shortly before he sacked the FBI director, according to a memo by Mr Comey.
The US president is quoted as saying: “I hope you can let this go”. The White House has rejected the memo as inaccurate.
Robert Mueller, a former FBI director, has now been appointed as special counsel to oversee the inquiry into links between Mr Trump’s election campaign and Russia.
As Democrats continue to call for the US President’s removal, Express.co.uk brings you breaking news, live updates and the latest odds on Mr Trump being impeached.
Friday May 19
10.42am BST: Donald Trump is setting off on first foreign trip as president today, and has said that he is looking forward “to getting this whole situation behind us”.
The President has spent the past week facing calls for impeachment, which has left his White House divided and officials fearful for their jobs.
One official told CNN that the tour is “kind of do-or-die”, referring to both staff and the President’s fortunes.
Mr Trump will visit Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy and Belgium and will tell Muslim leaders of his "hopes for a peaceful vision of Islam”.
8.00am BST: Donald Trump’s first press conference since sacking FBI director James Comey has attracted criticism for it unusual nature.
Much of the criticism is based on Mr Trump’s refusal to answer a reporter’s question about whether he asked Mr Comey to drop an investigation into Michael Flynn’s links with Russia.
“No, no, next question,” began trending after the US president shut down ABC News’ Scott Thurman.
02.40am BST: Donald Trump brutally put down a reporter who asked whether he urged former FBI director James Comey to shut down the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s alleged ties to Russia.
The President interrupted the reporter with “no, no, next question” when asked whether he had tried to stop the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s alleged involvement in the presidential election last year.
Thursday May 18
10pm BST: Donald Trump said the appointment of a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between his presidential campaign on Russia was dividing the country, and he repeated his contention there was no such collusion.
He said: ”There's been no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself, and the Russians. Zero. I think it divides the country."
8.50pm BST: Democrats appear to be in no rush to push Donald Trump out of the White House.
Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said: “No one ought to, in my view, rush to embrace the most extraordinary remedy that involves the removal of the president from office.
He warned that Democrats should not let their actions “be perceived as an effort to nullify the election by other means.”
6.10pm BST: Long time Donald Trump supporter Ann Coulter is voicing her concerns about the progress Donald Trump has made since taking office.
“I’m not very happy with what has happened so far,” Coulter told the Daily Caller. “I guess we have to try to push him to keep his promises. 
“But this isn’t North Korea, and if he doesn’t keep his promises I’m out.”
Ms Coulter is increasingly worried about the lack of progress on Mr Trump’s promised border wall with Mexico.
She added: “I have no regrets for ferociously supporting him. What choice did we have?”
“I don’t apologize... He said all the right things and nobody else would even say it.” 
4.50pm BST: DC Republican Party former chairman Ron Philips has dismissed the idea that there was collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign as a “ridiculous notion”. 
“Never in the history of the United States have we seen such biased coverage towards the White House,” he told Sky News.  
12.52pm BST: Mr Trump has just tweeted: “With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel appointed!
“This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!”
11.55am BST: Mr Trump’s campaign made contact with Russia at least 18 times during the election race, a new report has claimed.
Former US officials told Reuters that Michael Flynn and other advisors had ties with Moscow.
Mr Flynn and Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak allegedly discussed setting up a back channel for communications between Mr Trump and Vladimir Putin that “could bypass the US national security bureaucracy”.
These talks escalated after Mr Trump won the election on November 8, the report said.
10.27am BST: Mr Trump has a 55 per cent chance of leaving office before the end of his first term, according to Betfair.
The bookmaker has given Mr Trump a 27 per cent chance of exiting this year, with a 20 per cent chance that he will leave the White House in 2018.
The most likely option (45 per cent) is a Trump exit in 2020 or later, after the end of his first term.
10am BST: Republican Kevin McCarthy has said he was only joking when he suggested that money had exchanged hands between Mr Trump and Mr Putin. 
During a meeting in June 2016, Mr McCarthy reportedly said: "There’s two people, I think, Putin pays –[California Representative Dana] Rohrabacher and Trump.”
According to a transcript published by the Washington Post, speaker Paul Ryan replied: “This is an off the record … [laughter] … NO LEAKS … [laughter] … alright?”
Mr McCarthy yesterday told reporters at the Capitol: “It’s a bad attempt at a joke; that’s all there is to it. No one believes it to be true from any stretch of fact.”
Mr Ryan’s spokesman said last night: "This entire year-old exchange was clearly an attempt at humour."

Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump celebrates Mother's Day with a tweet

We're watching how Donald Trump is using this platform of unfettered communication now that he’s commander in chief. Here is everything Trump has tweeted since he was sworn in as 45th president of the United States. In many cases, we look at what he was reacting to and whether what he said was accurate. And, as much as possible, we'll relate what else was going on at the time. Check back for more as Trump continues to tweet.

Friday, May 12, 2017

General election 2017: Latest polls and odds tracker

Theresa May's Conservative Party is riding high in the polls a month before voting begins in the snap General Election that she called for June 8.
Some polls have the Tories at almost double the vote share of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party, indicating that the most likely outcome of the election would be a landslide victory that would increase her party’s current working majority of 17 in the House of Commons.
Indeed, some experts estimate that the Tories will take as many as 56 seats from Labour, leaving them with a 200-seat lead over the official opposition party. This could be aided by UKIP's apparent collapse in popular support over recent weeks.
Follow how the race is shaping up with The Telegraph's poll tracker, which looks at national voting intention from individual polls.
What are the betting odds for the UK general election?
Political pollsters have taken a beating recently after failing to predict a Conservative majority in 2015, a Leave vote last summer and a Donald Trump victory in November.
For those who have lost faith in polling, there is another way of predicting electoral outcomes: ask people who are prepared to put their money where their mouth is. Many now believe that political betting markets can better predict elections, relying on the wisdom of a crowd of punters to sort and weigh all the probabilities.
Coral's latest odds for the election have Theresa May as most likely to continue as Prime Minister after the election. The latest odds for the party to emerge with the most seats are:
Conservative - 1/50
Labour - 16/1
Lib Dems - 100/1
Ukip - 500/1
Greens - 500/1
The seat with the narrowest Labour majority is Halifax where the Conservatives finished just 428 votes behind Labour in the 2015 general election. This seat is particularly vulnerable due to the fact that Halifax voted to Leave the EU by 60 per cent.
The Tories will, however, face pressure from enthusiastic EU-backing Lib Dems who will seek to re-gain seats that they lost in the 2015 general election.
Theresa May currently holds Remain-backing Lewes with a majority of 1,083 (2.1 per cent) and Twickenham with a majority of 2,017 (3.3 per cent). Both of these were taken from the Lib Dems by David Cameron in 2015, and Tim Farron's pro-EU party will be seeking to win them back.
Who is voting for which party?
Class is no longer the dividing line in British politics with the Conservatives attracting considerable support from working class voters according to recent polling. 
Some 43 per cent of C2DE voters - which includes skilled and unskilled manual labourers, casual workers and pensioners - said that they intend to vote Tory in the upcoming General Election, rising just three points among ABC1 voters, who include managerial, administrative or professional workers.
The Labour Party has sunk to attracting just 24 per cent of middle class and 26 per cent of working class voters.
If you want to find the new dividing line in British politics, age is the new predictor. Generally, YouGov's polling has found that the older you get, the more likely you are to vote Conservative.
Labour is 19 points ahead among 18-24 year-olds while the Conservatives are ahead by a huge 49 points among the over 65s.
A word of caution
It's still very early days in this snap-election race. Given the current verdict from the pollsters and the bookmakers it seems unthinkable that the Conservatives could fail to win on June 8.
However, the race could change dramatically once the party manifestos have been launched and the campaign starts in earnest.
For the last six general elections, the polling average 50 days before the election has always been wrong – although this has always given Labour a more generous vote share.
Our poll tracker takes in national polls from a range of UK pollsters. Their individual polls, while of different sample sizes, take in a representative sample.
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2 (at an upheld advantage pack level) will move from the Mainstream Support stage to the Extended Support mastermind, which will end July 14, 2015. Expanded Support proposes that:

Microsoft will keep giving security updates and paid support.

Clients will keep having permission to all security overhauls and Self-Help Online Support decisions.

Non-security hotfixes made amidst the Extended Support stage are just given to clients who select in Extended Hotfix Support (EHS), however program and per settle charges may in any case apply.

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