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US Cities Under Ransomware Attack, Stolen NSA Tool At Play Here

Several US cities are under ransomware attack that is reportedly using the homegrown security agency NSA’s own tool. Experts have reported to the New York Times that these cyber attacks are using NSA’s stolen EternalBlue as the main component in ransomware. The attacks are in lines with what happened in previous major attacks such as WannaCry and NotPetya. There’s no complete list of cities that have been affected. But some of them are Baltimore, San Antonio and Pennsylvania. Link.



Video Game Addiction Is Mental Health Problem, Says WHO

The World Health Organisation has said in a report that video game addiction is a mental health problem. When gamers disregard other interests in life for gaming under compulsive behaviour, it becomes a health issue and has to be taken seriously. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which is a department under WHO has a ready reference of diagnosable diseases. Under it, gaming addiction is defined as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour” that becomes compulsive as it “takes precedence over other life interests.” Link.



A Virus Laden Laptop On Auction For A Whooping $1 M, Seriously!

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Will you ever buy a laptop that has some of the most destructive viruses that man has ever known? Well, it seems that it’s possible for some. The artist, Guo O Dong is auctioning off his special, virus-laden laptop and the current bid is already above the $1 million mark. By the time of writing this article, the bid will end in 13 minutes. Will you be interested? Link.



Is This The Fastest Gaming CPU From Intel?

Intel has made its best gaming CPU, even more, better than before. Many would argue what was the need to do so? Intel’s Core i9-9900KS CPU will now run all its eight cores at 5GHz, making it the fastest gaming CPU for gamers. Link.



Has The Future of Sustainable Electronics Finally Arrived?

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Will, you ever purchase headsets that are made from lab-grown microbes? If you care for the sustainable future, you might just use it. A group of Finnish designers have attempted to build a pair of headphones made from fungus, bioplastics and other natural materials. The headsets main structure is built with 3D-print technology using bioplastic. It’s a byproduct of yeast that processes lactic acid. For now, it’s just a concept. The first working prototype isn’t available yet. But it definitely catches one’s imagination.


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