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Everything you need to know about EternalBlue – the NSA exploit linked to Petya -

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 »

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 »

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 »

India wants a discount on Windows to reduce its cyberattack risk - Engadget

In light of the recent WannaCry and "NotPetya" global ransomware attacks, India is looking to strike a deal with Microsoft that would reduce the cost of its Windows 10 operating system by more than 75 percent. The country's cyber security coordinator ...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 »

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 Creators Update: Microsoft will prompt you to review your privacy settings before the update - International Business Times UK

Microsoft will prompt you to review your privacy settings if you have not installed the Windows 10 Creators Update, the company said on Friday (29 June). You may choose to postpone to review your privacy settings up to five times. After that, you ...and more »

Indian government wants Microsoft to sell Windows 10 at discounted prices to counter ransomware - TWCN Tech News (blog)

The recent ransomware attacks have shown that India is one of the most affected countries. While most of the west upgraded to Windows 10, the Asian country with more than 50 million Windows users still lags behind. Windows 10. Source: ...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 »