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A new variant of the Petya ransomware (also called Petrwrap) began spreading internationally on Tuesday, June 27. The initial attack vector is unclear, but aggressive worm-like behaviour helps spread the ransomware. How does the Petya variant work? The ransomware exploits the vulnerability CVE-2017-0144 in Microsoft’s implementation of the Server Message […]

McAfee Threat Update – Petya Ransomware Variants


Hello, Survivors! ARK has some very exciting news to share with you all today! Introducing a new Official Mod: Ragnarok, available now on Steam! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfaOogXlG3g We’re excited to announce the first mod to be integrated into ARK: Survival Evolved as part of its ARK Sponsored Mods Program! Developed by the […]

#E3ARK: Ragnarok, Griffin, & Release Date!


Desktop apps can be installed on Windows 10 Cloud with a little extra effort
Microsoft’s Windows 10 is a robust operating system that can do just about anything. Usually that’s a strength, but while Windows 10 competes well against Google’s Chrome OS platform on features and overall power, it’s at a disadvantage in terms of cost and manageability. That’s why Microsoft is releasing the […]

Desktop apps can be installed on Windows 10 Cloud with ...



Windows 10 Creators Update will bring a much-improved Microsoft Edge browser
If you’ve been holding off on switching to Microsoft’s new Edge browser, you may finally take the plunge thanks to changes that are due when Windows 10 Creators Update rolls out in April 2017. The Windows 10 Creators Update promises a host of new features aimed at creatives types and […]

Windows 10 Creators Update will bring a much-improved Microsoft Edge ...


Windows 10 Anniversary Update protected users against two pre-patched exploits
Matt Oh and Elia Florio of the Windows Defender ATP Research Team said on Friday that Windows 10 Anniversary Update not only neutralized zero-day kernel exploits used by two recent attack campaigns, but revealed how they were used. The exploits were based on the CVE-2016-7255 and CVE-2016-7256 vulnerabilities, which were […]

Windows 10 Anniversary Update protected users against two pre-patched exploits


Windows 10 Game Mode coming later this week
The brand new Windows 10 Creators Update is just around the corner. It will have some special gaming features, and it’s nearly ready to roll-out. There will be a new insider build (so it is not stable) in the upcoming week and it’s going to have the mysterious “Game Mode” […]

Windows 10 Game Mode coming later this week




32-bit vs. 64-bit – what’s the difference, and what does it mean for your PC?
What are bits? The number of bits in a processor refers to the size of the data types that it handles and the size of its registry. Simply put, a 64-bit processor is more capable than a 32-bit processor because it can handle more data at once. A 64-bit processor […]

32-bit vs. 64-bit – what’s the difference, and what does ...


ARK: Survival Evolved
Update number one.. We’ll also be introducing a new permanent change will be coming to your CrossARK Clusters: Complete transfer of Items, Tames and Survivors through all MAPS on the Official ARK Network (separated by game mode). Previously, you were only able to transfer Survivors TO Scorched Earth servers, and […]

ARK: Survival Evolved Update 2016-11-17



ARK: Survival Evolved TEK Tier
Soon, Ark: Survival Evolved will finally attempt to make good on those futuristic floating obelisks in the sky by introducing the Tek Tier, the first of many updates on its path to version 1.0 early next year. Watch the trailer below for a quick peek.

ARK: Survival Evolved TEK Tier Reveal



Microsoft patches nasty Windows 10 security flaw outed by Google
On October 31, Google publicly outed Microsoft for a critical zero-day security flaw in Windows 10 just 10 days after reporting the vulnerability to the firm. Today, as promised in a subsequent (and angry) blog post, Microsoft has patched up the hole and more in a round of updates. The […]

Microsoft patches nasty Windows 10 security flaw outed by Google



Microsoft is busy making Cortana more chatty and humanlike
Microsoft is working on making Cortana seem more humanlike in terms of the responses the digital assistant gives to Windows users, according to a freshly uncovered patent. The idea is to move away from the same canned prompts so Cortana will use a range of different greetings perhaps depending on […]

Microsoft is busy making Cortana more chatty and humanlike


LastPass is now free for any device
Password manager LastPass has extended its free service to cover any number of internet-connected devices. Starting today, users can manage all their account logins and sync them across an unlimited number of devices running Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS, or Android. Until now, multi-device support was restricted to LastPass […]

LastPass is now free for any device


Microsoft warns of fake MSE installer Hicurdismos
Microsoft has issued a warning to Windows users to be on alert for Hicurdismos. Hicurdismos is a fake Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) installer that tricks users into thinking their PC has died. When Hicurdismos is launched it creates a fake Blue Screen of Death along with an error message telling […]

Microsoft warns of fake MSE installer Hicurdismos



Paying is for suckers: Here’s how to use Microsoft Office for Free
Use free online and mobile apps Microsoft has been gradually expanding the number of apps you can use online, for free, and now offers an impressive suite that can easily merge with downloaded apps if necessary, and has plenty of functionality for the average project. It’s also really easy to […]

Here’s how to use Microsoft Office for Free


Nvidia’s new Game Ready driver is ready for ‘Battlefield 1,’ ‘Titanfall 2,’ more
On Thursday, Nvidia released a new GeForce Game Ready WHQL driver for its GeForce graphics cards, version 375.57. As always, the driver can be obtained through the company’s GeForce Experience desktop client, or by heading to the GeForce website to download and install manually. This new driver is optimized for […]

Nvidia’s new Game Ready driver is ready


‘Gears of War 4’ will offer local split-screen co-op gameplay on Windows 10
Last week during a preview event, developer The Coalition revealed that Gears of War 4 for the PC will provide local split-screen co-op. According to technical director Mike Rayner, this is difficult to support given the game must utilize multiple inputs, the placement of the user interface, and the camera’s […]

‘Gears of War 4’ will offer local split-screen co-op gameplay ...



Nvidia’s latest GeForce drivers target ‘Deus Ex,’ ‘No Man’s Sky’ issues
If you’re among the many players experiencing issues with the PC version of Hello Games’ interstellar exploration sim No Man’s Sky, Nvidia’s latest GeForce driver update may have the solutions you seek. Nvidia’s new “Game Ready” GeForce graphics card drivers specifically target user-reported issues in No Man’s Sky, and will […]

Nvidia’s latest GeForce drivers target ‘Deus Ex,’ ‘No Man’s Sky’ ...


Windows 7 and 8.1 move to Windows 10-style updates
Microsoft is changing patching for Windows 7/8.1 so instead of fixes and updates arriving in dribs and drabs, they’ll pitch up in one cumulative update, as is the case with Windows 10. In other words, users of these earlier versions of Windows can wave goodbye to the traditional ‘patch Tuesday’, […]

Windows 7 and 8.1 move to Windows 10-style updates