Microsoft Word

What is qkG ransomware? New self-replicating malware uses malicious macros to encrypt Word documents

Researchers said the ransomware appears to work slightly differently than other similar malicious malware.<p>Security researchers have discovered a new …

Encryption

Apple's new ad is a clever comeback to the Microsoft CEO's iPad putdown

Arguably, that’s not what Nadella was doing at all. But whatever the intention, his comment looked like a contradiction of his own vision for Microsoft.<p>The CEO has been on tour with his new book <i>Hit Refresh</i>, which describes how he has thus far changed Microsoft’s culture to embrace a “growth …

Microsoft

Saudi Arabia targeted in cyber spying campaign, says security center

LONDON/RIYADH: Saudi Arabian security officials said on Monday that the country had been targeted...<p>Schools in Makkah region closed Tuesday due to …

Cybersecurity

False Competition - Why Defining Axes of Competition Matters

In the eleventh episode of Masters of Scale, Reid Hoffman interviews Peter Thiel. The episode revolves around the idea that to truly succeed, a …

Determine

Organization is Key: Productivity Apps for the iPhone

In a world of ever-increasing speed, it is expected that productivity is maximized for every aspect of work. From replying to emails quicker to …

Mobile

Researchers bypass iPhone X security feature Face ID

Researchers at the security vendor Bkav Corporation found a way to bypass iPhone X security by tricking Face ID, Apple's facial recognition …

Information Security

Microsoft has teamed up with LinkedIn to help fix your resume

Microsoft is launching a product today to make it easier to update your resume. <b>Resume Assistant is a new feature in Microsoft Word that will use LinkedIn data to help Office 365 subscribers choose words and phrases to</b> <b>describe their experience in a way that will catch recruiters’ …

Employment

Apple insists iPad Pro is the modern definition of a computer

Commentary: In a new ad, Apple suggests that for some people there's no such thing as a computer anymore.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Are you still using the word "computer"?<p>I fear you might be passe. I fear Apple might think so …

IPad Pro

Set up voice dictation on your computer to save your aching fingers

Speak easy.<p>Typing can cause a serious health problem: Repetitive Strain Injury, or RSI, affects hundreds of thousands of people each year. Whether you're worried about damage or just want to give your fingers a break, voice dictation can help. Thanks to steady improvements in voice recognition …

Google Docs

How to Read Old MS Word Files When Word Says You Can't

My <i>Scientific American</i> column this month concerned a sneaky problem that not many people are paying attention to: file-format rot. That’s when our …

David Pogue

Apple Posts ‘What’s a Computer’ Video Promoting the iPad Pro

In a new video posted on YouTube called ‘What’s a Computer?’, Apple follows a girl as she leaves home on a bicycle and travels around a city with her iPad Pro. Set to ‘Go’ by Louis the Child, the girl uses FaceTime to chat with friends, marks up a screenshot of her chat, and sends it via Messages. …

IPad Pro

McAfee URL Security Service Gave Pass To Banking Trojan

But ClickProtect Worked As Designed, McAfee Contends Jeremy Kirk (jeremy_kirk) • November 16, 2017<p>A security researcher has noticed a snafu involving …

Security

Vulnerability Note VU#421280 - Microsoft Office Equation Editor stack buffer overflow

Overview<p>Microsoft Equation Editor contains a stack buffer overflow, which can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a …

Information Security

The Limits of Lifehacking: What Happens When You Approach Optimization? : The Art of Non-Conformity

I have a weird memory of my dad explaining math to me when I was a kid. I never actually learned <i>real</i> math, at least once it went beyond how to pocket …

How to Keep on Top of Technology When You Write About It

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Nick Wingfield, a technology reporter based in Seattle, …

Middle East

Microsoft Word Vuln Went Unnoticed for 17 Years: Report

Researchers claim Microsoft Word vulnerability CVE-2017-11881, patched today, has existed for 17 years.<p>Microsoft today rolled out 53 security patches …

Information Security

More Than Accessible

Libraries strive to be inclusive spaces across North America, but are they? What is the difference between being accessible and being inclusive? More …

Young-Adult Fiction

Microsoft and LinkedIn Team Up to Make Writing Your Resume a Lot Easier (and Your Results a Lot Better)

Believe it or not, more than 80% of resumes are updated in Microsoft Word. I think that's called "cornering the market."<p>Resumes are one of those necessary evils that we all have to deal with. They're absolutely required when you're in the process of applying for a new job, and even when you've got …

Employment

LinkedIn's 'Resume Assistant' to help you create better CV

With an aim to help its users craft compelling resumes, LinkedIn has launched an artificial intelligence-powered tool to bring the insights of the …

Employment

New ransomware scammers breed is coming to the scene - Alert Engine

We recently were conducting some security consulting for some clients when we caught a new breed of ransomware scammers coming in the scene.<br>This …

Ransomware

New feature: Citation list

November 13, 2017<p>We recently launched a new feature that enables users to cite papers directly from Microsoft Academic. Today, we release an …

Genealogy

Party like it’s 1995 with this online WordArt generator

The joys of expressing yourself in bright, bold, 3D fonts may have died around the time we realised the Y2K bug wasn’t going to be a thing, but when …

Inclusion in action: Cameron shares why he believes it is an exciting time to be blind

Today, we head to Australia to meet Cameron. He is a university lecturer who believes that with Office 365 and Windows 10 facilitating interaction …

Programming

The new, clever way hackers can get into your bank account

According to a blog post by Cisco-owned Talos, the Zeus Panda malware essentially “poisons” Google search results to push fake bank-related results …

Security

New Locky Ransomware Takes Another Turn

A newly discovered strain of Locky ransomware has been discovered masquerading as legitimate Microsoft Word documents.<p>Another evolution of Locky …

Information Security

Russia-linked Fancy Bear attacks abuse macro-less MS Word to infect PCs | Ars Technica

Microsoft tells customers how to spot and block attacks.<p>Fancy Bear, the advanced hacking group researchers say is tied to the Russian government, is …

Information Security

ProWritingAid: The Complete Editing Tool For Writing Better Content

One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a writer is to think your work does not need editing.<p>Whether you’ve been writing for 20 years or 2 years, …

Writing

Why Spellcheck Is So Good and Grammar Check Is So Bad

There's an old saying in robotics: Anything a human being learns to do after age 5 is easy to teach a machine. Everything we learn before 5, not so …

Grammar

AI Weekly: Digital assistants are changing business, but they still need human help

It’s no secret that AI is being applied to virtually everything, but this was a big week for enterprise conversational AI. Salesforce’s Einstein debuted a platform for businesses to deploy bots on apps and websites, Facebook Messenger is coming to the web, and Microsoft Word now has a Resume …

Business