Google Assistant Rebranding As Duplex..

Most advanced voice-based personal assistant

You will be able to book restaurant reservations and hair appointments and to check holiday hours, everything you’d normally do over the phone with Google Assistant on your behalf. A future feature of Google’s voice assistant,the virtual assistant that’s part of the company’s Android and Google Home devices, is the ability to make an appointment by phone for you. This is the beginning of transforming Google Assistant to become a digital twin of you. Continue reading “Google Assistant Rebranding As Duplex..”

Hope You Don’t “Wanna Cry”

Salted Hash Ep 23 RELATED ARTICLES allscripts insider pdf primary Allscripts: Ransomware, recovery, and frustrated customers cyber attack 4 open-source Mitre ATT&CK test tools compared scale balance compare apple os versus windows 10 os Microsoft Windows 10 vs. Apple macOS: 18 security features... See all Insider WannaCry is a ransomware worm that spread rapidly through across a number of computer networks in May of 2017. After infecting a Windows computers, it encrypts files on the PC's hard drive, making them impossible for users to access, then demands a ransom payment in bitcoin in order to decrypt them.

“WannaCry” first discovered on Friday, May 12th2017, had spread to an estimated 57,000 computers in more than 150 different countries around the world by the end of the day. Some experts said the threat had receded as of Sunday, in part because “MalwareTech” registered a domain that he noticed the malware was trying to connect to, limiting Wanna Cry’s spread. Microsoft also issued emergency security patches for a range of Windows versions. But the Hackers updated the software to another variant which spreads more rapidly and creating more havoc. Infact, second variant doesn’t have a kill switch and is responsible for 50% of all attacks . Continue reading “Hope You Don’t “Wanna Cry””

Apple to Cut Its Mac Computer Prices

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‘Cuts are reportedly in store, both first desktop and laptop lines.’

Faced with slumping sales and stinging criticism from competitor Microsoft over its high prices, Apple is reportedly going to try a price cut to spur its computer sales.  While Apple’s general sales have been saved by its iPhone, its computer sales, both for laptops and desktops have slumped.  It is still earning more profit than some competitors thanks to large profit margins, but as losses continue, the company is becoming increasingly concerned. Continue reading “Apple to Cut Its Mac Computer Prices”