SCIENCE & TECH

Malware that spreads through PowerPoint files

Last week, security researchers of SentinelOne lab discovered a new malware, which has been spreading as PowerPoint files through emails. Earlier this month, there were large number of cyber attacks made through phishing mails and social media. Similar to those attacks, two researchers named Caleb Fenton and Itai Liba found this malware called ‘Zusy‘, which is a banking Trojan, spotted in 2012 infecting a large number of personal computers across

Lenovo unveils GST advantage notebooks

Chennai: Lenovo has announced the roll out of new range of GST ready solutions across its notebook, desktop, and all in one PC. A press note said that the PCs start at Rs 19,999. The release said that the company aims to enable small businesses and entrepreneurs with a choice of attractive offers from GST, compliant accounting, ERP and POS solutions along with the purchase of select Lenovo PCs. Commenting

Ransomware gets closer to heart

Researchers have found over 8,000 vulnerabilities in pacemakers that are used on heart patients. They said if these flaws are not patched immediately, actors may exploit them and be capable of killing the patient, if the victim fails to fulfil the actor’s request. Across the world, millions of heart patients relying on pacemakers to stabilise their heart beat. This research report has created fear among these patients. Pacemaker is a small electrical battery-operated device, which is surgically implanted

Apple's big event unveils new products and OS

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is being held in San Jose, California. There were a few surprising updates to their lineups and also a few new OS in their bags. Apple unveiled new versions of its iOS, macOS and watchOS platforms, a new iPad Pro tablet and also a connected home speaker device called the HomePod to fight its Android and Amazon speakers. Let’s take a look at what

Premji denies media report on sale of stake

Bengaluru: Wipro Limited chairman Azim Premji has denied a media report that promoters of the IT company were evaluating sale of their holdings and said he “remains committed to Wipro”. In his letter to Wiproites, he had termed the news article as “baseless and malicious”. A news website had yesterday, quoting banking sources, reported that the promoters of the India’s third-largest IT services company are in the early stages of

25.3 million computers prone to adware attacks

Have you ever heard the term ‘Fireball’? Strategy gamers may have an idea about this term as it is a game. But, what we are going to see in this story is not related to that game. Here, the term Fireball is coined by the researchers to an adware which has infected around 250 millions computers across the world. Recently, researchers from Check Point cyber security discovered an adware named