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|This is the Daily Tech News for Friday May 12th, 2017 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Let's start with a few tech things you should know about...|
|Apple announced that Corning will receive $200 million from Apple’s $1 billion US Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Corning makes Gorilla Glass.||https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/12/15629568/apple-us-advanced-manufacturing-fund-corning-gorilla-glass-investment|
|Samsung announced it’s 4th Tizen OS phone the Z4 with a 2.5” WVGA screen and 1 GB of RAM coming to India this month.||https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/12/samsung-promises-tizen-phones-arent-dead-with-the-budget-z4/|
|Now here are some more top stories|
|US District Judge William Alsup denied Uber’s request to have its trade secrets lawsuit with Waymo moved to arbitration. Judge Alsup referred the dispute over alleged stolen lidar tech to the US Attorney for investigation with a potential trial scheduled for October. Waymo alleges that Uber employee Anthony Levandowski took 14,000 files with him when he left Google’s autonomous car project that later became Waymo. Judge Alsup has yet to rule on Waymo’s request for a preliminary injunction which would limit Uber’s autonomous car research.||https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/05/judge-uber-cant-push-waymo-lawsuit-into-arbitration/|
|The Swiss security firm Modzero released a security advisory Thursday saying a keylogger was found in an audio driver package for HP business and enterprise laptops. The log was kept unencryypted in a users home directory, began at login, and overwrote itself with every new login. HP rolled out a Windows update to fix the problem. HP VP Mike Nash said the keylogger was never meant to go into production, and was put in by the maker of the audio driver, Conexant, as a crude way to debug hotkeys.||http://www.zdnet.com/article/keylogger-found-on-several-hp-laptops/|
|An update to Google's Allo app lets users create custom emojis based off selfies. Neural networks map the images and illustrate it using a kit designed by artist Lamar Abrams. Users can tweak the emoji after the initial mapping. Allo then creates 22 custom stickers based off the template. The custom emojis are available on Android, with iOS support coming soon||https://www.fastcodesign.com/90124964/exclusive-new-google-tool-uses-ai-to-create-custom-emoji-of-you-from-a-selfie|
|John Paczkowski at Buzzfeed reports that sources say the availability of the Amazon video app in Apple TV will be announced at WWDC on June 5th. Amazon will reportedly resume selling Apple TVs as well.||https://www.buzzfeed.com/johnpaczkowski/apple-will-announce-amazon-prime-video-coming-to-apple-tv|
|Elon Musk posted a video on Instagram showing a sled traveling on tracks in a tunnel. It’s a test run of his Boring Company idea of moving cars at 125 MPH on sleds underground to circumvent traffic.||https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/12/elon-musk-boring-company-traffic-tunnel/|
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|Ransomware infections reported worldwide - BBC News||http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39901382?ocid=socialflow_twitter|
|"Today our engineers added detection and protection against new malicious software known as Ransom:Win32.WannaCrypt," a Microsoft spokesman said in a statement. It said the company was working with its customers to provide additional assistance.||http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-security-hospitals-microsoft-idUSKBN1882SZ?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews|
|Jakub Kroustek on Twitter: 57,000 detections of #WannaCry (aka #WanaCypt0r aka #WCry) #ransomware so far. Russia, Ukraine, and Taiwan leading. This is huge. https://t.co/EaZcaxPta4""||https://twitter.com/JakubKroustek/status/863079654290313217|
|１２Ｂ on Twitter: A ransomware spreading in the lab at the university https://t.co/8dROVXXkQv""||https://twitter.com/dodicin/status/862991818904002565|
|Telefónica and other firms have been infected by WannaCry NHS malware - Business Insider||http://www.businessinsider.com/telefonica-and-other-firms-have-been-infected-by-wannacry-malware-2017-5?op=1|
|The Ransomware meltdown experts warned us about is here||https://www.wired.com/2017/05/ransomware-meltdown-experts-warned/|
|Identificado ataque de ransomware que afecta a sistemas Windows||https://www.ccn-cert.cni.es/seguridad-al-dia/comunicados-ccn-cert/4464-ataque-masivo-de-ransomware-que-afecta-a-un-elevado-numero-de-organizaciones-espanolas.html|
|NHS cyber-attack: hospital computer systems held to ransom across England | Society | The Guardian||https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/may/12/hospitals-across-england-hit-by-large-scale-cyber-attack?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other|
|gigi.h on Twitter: #nhscyberattack https://t.co/SovgQejl3X""||https://twitter.com/fendifille/status/862997621039878145/photo/1|
|U.K. Hospitals Hit in Widespread Ransomware Attack — Krebs on Security||http://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/05/u-k-hospitals-hit-in-widespread-ransomware-attack/|
|Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-010 - Critical||https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-010.aspx|
|Avast had joined No More Ransom project, aims to decrypt data locked by ransomware||https://www.nomoreransom.org/|
|Ransomware called WannaCry has infected computers in the UK, US, China, Russia, Spain, Italy, Vietnam, Taiwan and elsewhere|
- WannaCry (WanaCrypt0r and WCry) encrypts drives and demands $300 (to $600) in bitcoin to unlock. distributed to other Windows machines on the same network Gives 3 days to pay before doubling gives 7 days before files locked forever.
- WannaCry has been out for awhile but then suddenly in the last 24 hours spiked.
- Jakub Kroustek at AVG Avast detected 57,000 instances of WannaCry
- Kaspersky found it in 99 countries
- CheckPoint says it is a new variant
- Takes advantage of the "Eternal Blue" Windows vulnerability MS17-010 in the Windows Server Message Block service. Shares files and printers across networks. released by Shadow Brokers, and patched by Windows. Supports 27 languages.
|WHO GOT HIT|
- UK National Health Service. Some hospitals closed and operations canceled.
- 85% Telefonica computers reportedly affected, service not disrupted (told employees to shut off computers)
- Power firm Iberdrola and utility provider Gas Natural
- Portugal Telecom
- Spread in a lab at a university in Milan, Italy
- FedEx “Power firm Iberdrola and utility provider Gas Natural “
- KPMG consultancy, banks BBVA and Santande
Side note: https://www.nomoreransom.org/
|Rich Stroffolino says Disaster Recovery companies are finding out their procedures provide an unexpected use case in recovering from ransomware|
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Working in Federal defense R&D we talk a lot about security trade-offs. With the proliferation of cyber crime, identify theft, etc., are we to the point where creating the longest random password allowed and simply writing it down at home is more secure? Password managers are great but can be cumbersome and vulnerable themselves. Home break-ins rarely target information and you could easily obfuscate the password list (Slap it into a copy of Animal Farm). Eh? Less relative risk?
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|Thanks Nate, This week we discussed some research from Carnegie Mellon University that can turn any surface into a touch sensor, including play-doh, discussed the Amazon Echo Show, the one with a screen, and why people want smart speakers at all, Looked at a robot that can help doctors perform delicate eye surgery, Took a look at all the news out of Microsoft BUILD showing that Microsoft wants to expand across every platform, not stay in Windows and talked with Patrick Norton about that worldwide ransomware attack and how not to fall victim to things like that. All that and much more at dailytechnewshow.com|
|We'd like to welcome Mark Spoonauer Editor in Chief of Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag to the show. Mark has spent considerable time with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and joins us to give us his impressions and experience with the flagship smartphone|
|What does the Samsung Galaxy S8 bring to the Android market that's actually new?|
One of the key features of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is DeX. An accessory that allows users to connect a full size keyboard, mouse, and display to the phone.
- Who is this feature useful for?
- Can this change and expand the use cases for Galaxy S8? Could frequent business travelers skip the laptop and just bring their phone for working on the go?
- Bixby is Samsung’s answer to Apple’s, Microsoft’s and Google’s virtual assistants. Is it ready to stand toe to toe against them? How does it fit in the Android ecosystem?
- Will this Galaxy S8 help Samsung recover from the Galaxy Note 7?