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IBM outranks Microsoft as top Blockchain technology leader

London:  IBM has taken the top slot — beating Microsoft and Accenture — when it comes to deploying Blockchain technology across industries, a new study has said. The “Blockchain Enterprise Survey” by market research firm Juniper Research that included 400 company founders, executives, managers and IT leaders, ranked Microsoft and Accenture after IBM. “Even if companies […]

New Microsoft Azure features to encrypt data while in use

New Delhi: Microsoft on Thursday unveiled Azure confidential computing to provide enterprises with Next-Gen data security as cyber attacks gain momentum worldwide. Azure confidential computing is a set of features and services that provide protection that is missing from Public Clouds — encryption of data while in use. “Today, Azure delivers cutting-edge support for encryption […]

Government directs removal of 'Blue Whale' game links

New Delhi: The government has directed technology giants, including Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo to remove all links which direct users to the dangerous online game “The Blue Whale Challenge”. The game had allegedly claimed the life of a Mumbai teenager Manpreet Singh Sahani last month. “Instances of children committing suicide while playing Blue Whale Challenge […]

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos surpasses Bill Gates to become world’s richest  

New Delhi: Online retail giant Amazon’s founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, surpassed Microsoft founder Bill Gates as the richest person of the world. The development came after a surge in shares of Bezos by 1.3 percent to $1,065.92 on Thursday morning giving him a net worth of $90.9 billion as against Gates’ $90.7 billion who […]

Pichai, Cook rap Trump for banning transgenders in US military

San Francisco: Top tech honchos from Apple, Microsoft and Google have lashed out at US President Donald Trump over his tweet where he called for prohibiting transgenders from serving in any capacity in the US armed forces. While terming the decision discriminatory, Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted: “We are indebted to all who serve. Discrimination […]

Microsoft to reward up to $250,000 bounty to bug finders

San Francisco: To ensure Windows 10 is secure and bug-free, Microsoft has announced a fresh round of Windows Bounty Programme that will reward the bug finders up to $250,000 if they are able to discover exploits in Microsoft’s virtualisation software. Bounty payouts will range from $500 to $250,000. Microsoft has been running the bounty programme […]

Microsoft Paint may be 'dead' soon

San Francisco: Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update that is expected soon will feature a whole new bunch of tools and features, but it is going to kill the 1985-released image editing feature Microsoft Paint. According to a report in the Guardian on Monday, alongside Outlook Express, Reader app and Reading list, Microsoft Paint has been […]

Microsoft launches new Xbox One X console

Los Angeles: Microsoft has unveiled its new console, the Xbox One X, with ultra high-resolution 4K capabilities and a processor with liquid-cooling technology, claiming that it is the most powerful game console to date. Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft’s Xbox Division, unveiled the new product during the company’s E3 2017 presentation in Los Angeles on […]

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Microsoft to acquire security firm Hexadite

San Francisco: Ransomware attacks have prompted Microsoft to sign an agreement to acquire Hexadite, a US-headquartered company that delivers agentless, automatic incident investigation and remediation solutions. “Our vision is to deliver a new generation of security capabilities that helps our customers protect, detect and respond to the constantly evolving and ever-changing cyber-threat landscape,” Terry Myerson, […]

Microsoft hosts its first 'Accessibility Summit' in India

Hyderabad: Tech giant Microsoft on Tuesday hosted its first “Accessibility Summit” here to enhance technology access for people with disabilities. The summit featured unique technology-based projects that empower people with disabilities. These included innovations from non-profit organisations, assistive technologies developed by Microsoft partners as well as Microsoft solutions. “The summit is a significant step forward […]

Microsoft plans to store data in DNA

New York: Microsoft is planning to start storing its data on strands of DNA within the next few years, the company’s computer architects have revealed. Microsoft expects to have an operational storage system using DNA within a data centre by the end of the decade, according to a report in MIT Technology Review. Currently, one […]

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WannaCry Ransomware: Learn from Ethical Hacker Deepak Kumar Nath

Bhubaneswar: Following the attack of WannaCry Ransomware in Ganjam district of Odisha, CEO & Founder of Global Tech Promoters Deepak Kumar Nath, a renowned ethical hacker, in an exclusive interview to Siddharth Roshan, representative of odishatv.in, explains about the problem that has panicked more than 140 countries. Deepak is a security researcher, who has discovered […]

Not just "WannaCrypt,' a cryptocurrency attack is generating digital cash fast

San Francisco: As the world gets together to contain “WannaCrypt” ransomeware attack that exploited a vulnerability in a Microsoft software, the same Windows vulnerability (MS17-010) has been exploited to spread another type of virus that is fast generating digital cash from machines it has infected. According to a report in The Registrar on Wednesday, tens […]

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Less than $70,000 paid in 'ransomware' cyberattack: White House

Washington: Less than $70,000 has been paid in a “ransomware” cyberattack that has affected about 150 countries worldwide, the White House said on Monday. “We are not aware of payments that have led to any data recovery,” White House Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert said at a daily briefing. Bossert said the ransomware attack, known […]

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Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call: Microsoft

Washington: A cyber-attack that hit 150 countries since Friday should be treated by governments around the world as a “wake-up call”, Microsoft has said. The computing giant said software vulnerabilities hoarded by governments had caused “widespread damage”, the BBC reported. A statement from Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith on Sunday criticised the […]

Microsoft bids farewell to Windows Vista

New York: Software giant Microsoft has finally said goodbye to 10-year-old Windows Vista operating system that had debuted with severe criticism. According to a report in Verge on Tuesday, the users of Windows Vista will have to move to a more recent version of Windows to remain secure. “Codenamed Longhorn, Windows Vista was originally supposed to […]

Microsoft buys startup to boost its cloud

New York: Software giant Microsoft has bought startup Deis that specialises in containers — a modern way to develop and deploy software. The deal is seen as a boost to Microsoft’s cloud because software containers are termed as the new building blocks of cloud-based applications. According to a report in Fortune on Monday, the containers […]

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Microsoft to roll out Creators Update on April 11

New Delhi: Microsoft has announced that the next major update to Windows 10 — the Windows 10 Creators Update — will begin rolling out to the 400 million monthly active devices worldwide on April 11. The company will also launch Surface Book and Surface Studio devices in new markets soon. Surface Book and Surface Studio […]

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Microsoft 'forcing' users to upgrade to Windows 10

New York: Microsoft has admitted that it is blocking Windows 7 and 8 updates on Intel’s seventh generation Core i3, i5, Qualcomm’s 8996 and other processors to ‘force’ users upgrade to Windows 10, a media report said. According to a report in Forbes on Friday, when a user tries to run Windows Update, Windows is unable […]

Windows 10 to be out July-end, says Microsoft

New Delhi: Microsoft yesterday announced its latest operating system – Windows 10 – will be released end-July but did not reveal the price. The long-awaited version will be available beginning July 29 in 190 markets globally as a free upgrade to customers running on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. The announcement assumes significance as the […]

Microsoft sues Indian company for technical support scam

New York: Some international fraudsters are exploiting the tech-savvy reputation of Indians to trick computer users into giving them access to their machines by pretending to be from Microsoft. Now the technology giant is fighting back suing several companies, including an Indian one, alleging they falsely claimed to be Microsoft-affiliated technical support. “In its first […]

Microsoft acquires Nokia handset business

US software giant Microsoft on Saturday completed the acquisition of Nokia's mobile handset business, while excluding the Finnish firm's Chennai factory from the over USD 7.2 billion deal due to tax issues