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WannaCry: Everything You Need To Know About the Ransomware Sweeping the Globe

A massive cyberattack has been spreading across the globe since Friday, hitting hundred of thousands of computers and crippling major government and …

Cyber-attack: Is my computer at risk?

<b>Experts are warning that there could be further ransomware cases this week after the global cyber-attack. So, what has happened and how can organisations and individuals protect themselves from such attacks?</b><p>What is the scale of the attack?<p>Ransomware - a malicious program that locks a computer's …

How to protect yourself from the global ransomware attack

Security experts are bracing for more fallout from Friday's worldwide WannaCry ransomware attack, which has so far affected more than 150 countries and major businesses and organizations, including FedEx, Renault and Britain's National Health Service. But if you're just hearing about this attack — …

Should you pay the WannaCry ransom?

<b>WannaCry has infected hundreds of thousands of computers around the world in 150 countries. The advice is to update Windows to ensure you are protected.</b><p>But what do you do if the ransomware arrives on your computer?<p>The most crucial bit of advice from most experts is: Don't pay the ransom.<p>For some, …

What is ransomware?

Ransomware attacks are escalating.<p>The technique of using a computer virus to hold data hostage has been around for decades, gaining more notoriety in recent years. But the two massive attacks that spread around the world recently -- one last month and another on Tuesday -- have taken it to a whole …

Ransomware

Which desktop PC should I buy for working from home?

Diana wants a tower PC to handle multiple Excel spreadsheets, which are freezing her old laptop<p>I’m looking to purchase a tower PC for working from home, ideally for less than £500. It must have a processor fast enough to manage my work across multiple Excel spreadsheets, as well as running …

The Hottest Craft Beer You’ve Never Heard Of Is Launching in America

Never heard of BrewDog beer? You will soon.<p>BrewDog, U.K’s biggest craft beer brewery, is now expanding to the U.S. And it’s bringing its …

Vespa Segway

Spanish design house Bel & Bel have given a cool-upgrade to the uncool segway, they have combined two of the most distinctive vehicles on the roads …

Vespa

Major breakthrough against heart failure after scientists use stem cells in 'astonishing' trial which could help millions

Heart attack patients who were not expected to live are fit and healthy after scientists regenerated their hearts with stem cells in a ground-breaking trial which could help millions of people with heart failure.<p>The research is the first to show that scarring of heart muscle, associated with a …

Herschel Is Making Bags Out Of A Nearly Indestructible Textile From World War II

The rip stops here.<p>Aside from looking sharp, a great city backpack can stand up to hard knocks. While it’s easy to find heavy-duty outdoor gear that fulfills the latter requirement, you’re riding the subway, not scaling a mountain–no need to buy a pack optimized for alpine excursions. Herschel …

Outdoors Gear

This Could Kill Voicemail Once and for All

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Time Management

Calculator showing how much exercise it takes to burn off fast food will ruin your lunch plans

While many of us try to eat healthy on a daily basis, sometimes our busy lifestyle gets in the way. Enter fast food.<p>But all those calories, high salt …

Video

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>May warned Brexit strategy 'risks Corbyn in No 10'<p>Two MPs quit their party …

George Clooney

How to get guaranteed retirement income for life

<i>I know that immediate annuities can provide lifetime retirement income, but I would like to understand more about how they work and how to choose one. Can you help? --K.T.</i><p>Given how the market's been misbehaving lately, it makes perfect sense that immediate annuities' lifetime payments would hold …

Retirement

Seven Useful Microsoft Excel Features You May Not Be Using

Microsoft Excel is packed with useful data management features that don’t see a lot of use, like pivot tables, index and match, and conditional …

A Disappointing Consumer Electronic Show (CES) For Home Automation

Anyone who attended CES would have seen a huge space allocated to home automation with products and services from ADT, Honeywell International, iControl, Lowe’s Cos, Vivint, and so many others. From a consumer’s perspective we saw every kind of home automation product you could currently think of. …

How one man went from working a soul-sucking 9-5 to earning $10,000 a month online

"The highlight of my day was driving to and from work, just because those were the moments I had an excuse to listen to music and not think about how little my life was going anywhere," he remembers. "It wasn't even that I was unhappy. I was just so unmotivated."<p>When the company he worked for was …

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

How a 23-year-old beat United Airlines

He was a whiz kid up against a $21 billion company.<p>Aktarer Zaman, now 23, didn't back down when United Airlines (UAL) and Orbitz sued him a little over a year ago for opening a website called Skiplagged.com to help travelers find cheap plane tickets.<p>Zaman says his site is now flying high and he's …

Flying

Green juice, vodka and sex: Doctors reveal their hangover cures

Instead of nursing a vicious hangover in the new year, let the experts nurse you back to health. Just in time for the ball drop, we called up five local doctors and nutritionists to hear their secrets to kicking off 2016 pain-free. Their tips for stemming next-day headaches, both physical and …

11 Storage Tricks That Will Keep Your Counters Clear

Scientists find hormone that controls sugar, alcohol cravings

Still desperate for another candy bar or cocktail, but don’t know why? Never fear - US scientists have found a liver hormone that could curb our …

Where Do Exotic Cars Go When They Get Older?

Season’s greetings, humans of <i>Jalopnik</i>, and welcome to <i>Letters to Doug</i>, your favorite weekly column wherein I answer a letter from one lucky reader out …

Los Angeles

Questions You Should Always Ask When Interviewing For A Sales Position

When interviewing for a sales position, occasionally an interviewee becomes so interested in getting the position, they get duped by a seasoned sales …

Business Development

10-Minute House Repair and Home Maintenance Tips

Simple solutions to household headaches that take 10 minutes or less - these house repairs are quick and easy<p>When vinyl windows and doors don't …

Repairs

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …