Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to Feature Built-in Ransomware Protection - eWeek

The new Controlled Folder Access feature in the upcoming OS update will prevent malware and untrusted software from making changes to files. Microsoft Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection. In light of recent ransomware outbreaks, concerned IT ...

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 ...

Microsoft India to offer a discount on Windows 10 upgrades on Govt. of India's request - WindowsLatest (blog)

Whole world is shocked after seeing two major ransomware attacks in various countries in two months. WannaCry ransomware attack that occurred in May 2017 was able to spread itself into a large pool of countries. While the last week's Petya ransomware ...

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This tool will repair common computer errors, protect you from file loss, malware, hardware failure and optimize your PC for maximum performance. Quickly fix PC issues and prevent others from happening with this software: Download ReimagePlus (100% ...

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 ...

Centre asks Microsoft for discount on Windows OS - The New Indian Express

A Microsoft Corp. Windows logo is shown on the screen of a computer running the Windows 7 operating system. (File photo | AP). NEW DELHI: The government has asked global software giant Microsoft to offer a "one-time special" discount to its users in ...

The newest global cyber attack takes down ports, banks and law firms - PropertyCasualty360

Thousands of computers around the globe were affected by the latest ransomware scam that demanded payment in untraceable Bitcoin currency. (Photo: Shutterstock). The latest version of ransomware to wreak havoc on businesses and utilities around the ...

Indian government wants Microsoft to offer Windows 10 upgrades at a lower price for the entire country - MSPoweruser

Following the recent ransomware attacks, the Indian government is pressing Microsoft to offer upgrades to Windows 10 at a lower price for the entire country. On Friday, Reuters reported that the Indian government has been in talks with Microsoft India ...

Microsoft may offer a one-time discount on Windows 10 in India to curb ransomware threats - Neowin

With two major ransomware outbreaks within a very short period, the need to upgrade from older, insecure versions of Windows to the latest version of the operating system has been realized by all. For most users in developing countries such as India ...

India presses Microsoft for Windows discount in wake of cyber attacks - New Straits Times Online

FILE PHOTO: A display for the Windows 10 operating system is seen in a store window of the Microsoft store at Roosevelt Field in Garden City, New York, U.S., July 29, 2015. REUTERS Photo. By Reuters - July 1, 2017 @ 12:25am. MUMBAI: India is pressing ...

Petya ransomware had 'far less reach' than expected, Microsoft says - Windows Central

Following the launch of the Petya ransomware attack around the world earlier this week, Microsoft has taken to a post on TechNet to offer a look at its spread. As it turns out, the attack was quite a bit less widespread and more targeted than expected, ...

In wake of ransomware attacks, India presses Microsoft for discount on Windows 10 upgrades - OnMSFT (blog)

The past two months has been rough in terms of cybersecurity, particularly for India where upgrading to Windows 10 is considered a minority. With the recent WannaCry and “NotPetya” attacks exploiting older Windows operating systems, India has made an ...

Petya virus affected only about 20000 machines, most on Windows 7, says Microsoft - OnMSFT (blog)

Earlier this week, the Petya ransomware attack pretty much took everyone by surprise, just a month after the previous WannaCry outbreak paralyzed a lot of Windows PCs across the world (most of them were running Windows 7, as it turns out). Compared to ...

Windows 10 Controlled folder access will try to stop ransomware - The Tech Report, LLC

As we get further out from the idea of keeping real, physical records of things, protecting our digital documents is more important than ever. With ransomware like WannaCry out there trying to lock up files for extortion, it's also more complicated ...

Windows Defender Application Guard to Use Virtualized Environment - HardOCP

There are a lot of HardOCP readers that know the value of a virtual machine running on your desktop when it comes to security and now Microsoft seems to be following suit. In an upcoming version of Windows we will be seeing Microsoft isolate its Edge ...

Recent Global Malware Attack is Cyber Warfare, Not Just Ransomware - The Merkle

A lot of people are paying close attention to the recent global ransomware outbreak. There are still a lot of conflicting reports regarding what is going on exactly, though. More information revealed by security researchers show the criminals behind ...

New Windows 10 Feature Aims to Halt Ransomware - On the Wire (blog)

Microsoft is aiming to change the success rate of ransomware with a new security feature in Windows 10 that will define a set of folders that can only be accessed by approved apps. The feature is included in the latest interim build of Windows 10 and ...

Microsoft telemetry data reveals scale of Petya outbreak, and how Windows 10 security helps - Neowin

While the true extent of the attack was unknown, Microsoft's telemetry data has now shed some light on the scale of the worm-able ransomware attack which has been infecting computers worldwide. According to Microsoft's telemetry data, even though the ...

Microsoft 'Autopilot' Management Tools to Debut in Fall Creators Update - ExtremeTech

Microsoft has evidently decided to deploy a new strategy for talking about its Fall Creators Update. Instead of revealing all of its information in one go, we're seeing data trickle out in blog posts and direct communication. The company unveiled a new ...

Boston security researcher discovers 'vaccine' for Petya ransomware: 4 things to know - Becker's Hospital Review

Amit Serper, a security researcher at Boston-based Cybereason, discovered a fix to aid computers infected by Petya June 27. However, he emphasized the solution is only a "workaround," not a killswitch. Here are four things to know about Mr. Serper's ...