One of the most active forms of ransomware has been updated with a new means of encrypting data as the gang behind the malware look to ensure it remains as damaging as possible.GandCrab ransomware first emerged in January this year and quickly rose to become one of the most popular forms of the file-locking malware. It's sold cheaply on the dark web as 'malware-as-a-service' and has regularly received updates from its developers.Now the latest version of the ransomware has been released and contains what researchers at Fortinet describe as "an overhaul in terms of the code structure" - and some new tricks up its sleeve.One of the biggest changes in GandCrab version 4 sees the encryption mechanism switched from RSA-2048 to a much faster Salsa20 stream cipher, enabling files to be encrypted more quickly than before. The Salsa20 mechanism was previously been implemented by Petya ransomware.This version of GandCrab is served up to victims via compromised WordPress websites which encourage … [Read more...] about This ransomware just added new tricks to spread faster and infect Windows XP PCs
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If you’re a PC gamer with a large library of Steam games, and are running Windows XP or Windows Vista, then you’ll want to upgrade to Windows 10 (or Windows 7 or Windows 8.1) pretty soon, as Valve has announced that Steam will no longer run on those older operating systems from January 1, 2019.Valve announced the decision on the Steam website, where it confirmed that “the Steam Client will no longer run on those versions of Windows. In order to continue running Steam and any games or other products purchased through Steam, users will need to update to a more recent version of Windows.”According to Valve, the reason for this is because new features in Steam rely on an embedded version of Google Chrome, which no longer works with older versions of Windows. For the rest of this year, Steam will continue to run on XP and Vista, but some features, such as Steam Chat, will be disabled.A dying breedSo, how many gamers will this affect? In a recent Steam hardware … [Read more...] about Steam games will stop running on Windows XP and Windows Vista next year
April 5, 2006: Apple introduces the public beta of Boot Camp, software that allows users with an Intel-based Mac to run Windows XP on their machines. As noted in yesterday’s “Today in Apple history,” the legal battles between Microsoft and Apple over similarities between the Windows and Mac operating systems ran throughout the late 1980s and 1990s. Microsoft did not wipe out Apple out as many expected. However, it became pretty clear to everyone that Microsoft emerged the victor in terms of mainstream operating systems.Fortune magazine in 1996, around the time he returned to Apple. made up the bulk of Apple’s revenue, moving the Mac to second place. The “halo effect” of the iPod, however, helped bring Macs to a whole new audience. (A series of innovative Mac hardware designs did not hurt, either.) Apple viewed Boot Camp as a way to appeal to people who might make the jump from PC to Mac. The feature was made possible by the Mac’s switch … [Read more...] about Today in Apple history: Mac users can run Windows through Boot Camp
Remember 2009 and the phones we had back then? The year was marked by the releases of a number of great models, including the iPhone 3GS , the Motorola DROID , and the Nokia N86 . The ITG xpPhone, however, couldn't really shake the mobile landscape with its announcement 5 years ago. In fact, we bet that most of you have not even heard of it. The ITG xpPhone was a peculiar niche device – a phone that ran Microsoft 's Windows XP operating system. It was the Embedded version, to be more specific, which was very similar to the Windows XP we once had running on our PCs. This allowed it to run PC software, including Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, and perhaps some not-so-demanding video games. Hardware-wise, it had to offer a 4.8-inch touchscreen, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard with a touchpad, a mobile processor by AMD, up to 1GB of RAM, and an SSD-HDD combo with up to 64 and 120GB capacities respectively. Plus, a full-sized USB port was present. The xpPhone, however, … [Read more...] about Did you know that there used to be phones running Windows XP?
posted on 14 Sep 2014, 20:44 9 1. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014) An HDD on a smartphone??? posted on 14 Sep 2014, 20:51 9 4. aksa123 (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2014) It was 5 years ago and already had 120GB of HDD, which is even bigger than today's flagship phones (excluding external card support). posted on 15 Sep 2014, 00:33 0 12. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013) but that's hdd. how big is that phone? 16. juandante (banned) (Posts: 679; Member since: 23 Apr 2013) You can make HDD as small as your thumb. Its not a desktop HDD mate. 18. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013) yeah i know but that's still not going to be as small and slim as an SSD. posted on 14 Sep 2014, 22:43 2 11. rency0722 (Posts: 158; Member since: 12 Jun 2013) Yes. Nokia N91 has 4GB of HDD storage inside. posted on 14 Sep 2014, 20:45 21 2. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013) Should I be laughing that … [Read more...] about Comments for : Did you know that there used to be phones running Windows XP?