Day: April 19, 2019

Forget the Galaxy S10, buy a new Galaxy S8 instead for only $370 – CNET

We found a Galaxy S8, LG V35 and V30 that each cost under $400. …read more Source:: CNet

The Weather Channel goes off the air for 90 minutes after ransomware infection

The Weather Channel IT staff dealt with the ransomware infection by restoring impacted computers from backups. …read more Source:: ZDNet

French Government Releases In-house IM App To Replace WhatsApp and Telegram Use

A year ago, the French government unveiled its plan to build its own encrypted messenger service to ease fears that foreign entities could spy on private conversations between top officials. That app, named Tchap, is now official for Android handsets and the iPhone. From a report: A web dashboard is also in the works. Only…

Microsoft’s Latest Patch Hoses Some Antivirus Software

McAfee, Sophos and Avast are among the antivirus software suites impacted. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Volkswagen’s US CEO says around $25,000 would be a smart price for a small pickup – Roadshow

VW America head Scott Keogh sees “opportunity” in a market full of $50,000 and $60,000 pickups. …read more Source:: CNet

Nintendo Switch might soon be available in China – CNET

The gaming giant is partnering with Chinese tech company Tencent, according to Reuters. …read more Source:: CNet

Here’s what to watch and know before Avengers: Endgame – CNET

You have just over a week, so get cracking. We’ve outlined which MCU films you *must* watch and how long it’ll take you. …read more Source:: CNet

Ransomware Attack Knocks The Weather Channel Off the Air

A computer attack knocked the Weather Channel off the air for more than an hour Thursday morning [Editor’s note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source], and federal authorities are investigating the incident, WSJ is reporting. From the report: After its broadcast was disrupted, the weather news service sent a tweet saying it had been…

Galaxy Fold screens broke and the internet is freaking out – CNET

Samsung’s foldable phone is off to a rough start. …read more Source:: CNet

Researchers Find Clues for Dramatically Reducing IDS Traffic Volume

Research at military labs and Towson University shows that identifying malicious activity may require much less captured data than has been the case. …read more Source:: DarkReading