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Everything you need to know about EternalBlue – the NSA exploit linked to Petya - Wired.co.uk

Tens of thousands of computers have been hit by two major ransomware attacks in recent months — WannaCry, which took down large parts of the NHS, and Petya/NonPetya, a suspected worm that's still wreaking havoc across the globe. What is ransomware and ...and more »

Ransomware could cost Microsoft billions in Windows 10 discounts for India - TNW

You could blame it on old copies of Windows that don't have the latest security patches installed. But because it affected Microsoft's products, the company has been urged by India's government to offer deep discounts to users if they choose to upgrade ...and more »

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16232 set to fight ransomware - Tech Xplore (press release) (blog)

(Tech Xplore)—Something called the Windows 10 Insider Build is offering a peek at what is in store, and the message is clear that Microsoft is fighting the good fight against malware havoc. The new Windows 10 Inside Preview was released to some ...and more »

India presses Microsoft for Windows discount - The Hindu

Major play: About 96% of an estimated 57 million computers in India run on Windows, says Counterpoint Research. | Photo Credit: MIKE BLAKE. Reuters. MUMBAI, July 01, 2017 20:33 IST. Updated: July 01, 2017 20:33 IST. more-in. Seeks a deal for 50 million ...and more »

Government asks Microsoft for discount on Windows OS - The Hindu

The government has asked global software giant Microsoft to offer a “one-time special” discount to its users in India so that they can move to the latest operating system (OS) and stay protected against malware and ransomware attacks. “We have asked ...and more »

After Ransomware Attack, Windows XP Is Not Back From the Dead - New York Times

Q. With the recent ransomware attacks, I was wondering if Microsoft will once again have security updates for Windows XP. There are millions of people who are still using XP, and it is one way hackers can use to infect newer computers, especially if XP ...and more »

Browser market share reports emphasize that Microsoft Edge just isn't good enough for users - Neowin

With the start of the new month, market share reports have started to come in. However, these reports don't bring encouraging news for every company, especially not Microsoft. Data from two separate firms shows that the company's Edge browser is only ...and more »

Microsoft to use AI in Windows 10 to counter malware attacks - Hack Read

Microsoft's Windows operating system seems to have been having a really bad year given the major cyber attacks taking place including the WannaCry incident and the most recently discovered Petya campaign. As a result, Microsoft has responded with a new ...and more »

Microsoft Puts Windows PC Deployments on AutoPilot - eWeek

Microsoft wants to make the often-laborious task of fully configuring and deploying Windows PCs for business users a thing of the past for businesses. The Redmond, Wash. software giant announced a new set of features called Windows AutoPilot, currently ...and more »

Windows 10 'Controlled Folder Access' to Provide Protection From Ransomware - NDTV

After WannaCry and Petya, it seems like Microsoft has realised the potential harm that ransomware can cause to its operating systems and its customers' sensitive information. This might partly be the reason why the Redmond-based company has now ...and more »