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Biden administration targets ransomware payment 'enablers'

Sep. 21, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration took aim Tuesday at the financial marketplace for criminal ransomware gangs, announcing sanctions against a Russia-based virtual currency brokerage that officials say has processed illicit transactions for attackers. The...

Iowa farm cooperative hit by ransomware, systems go offline

Sep. 20, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

A ransomware attack by the BlackMatter gang forced New Cooperative, an association of Iowa corn and soy farmers, to take their systems offline but it said it created workarounds to receive grain and distribute feed, a person close to the business said. Member-owned New...

England simplifies COVID-19 travel rules bashed as confusing

Sep. 17, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government announced a major simplification of its rules for international travel on Friday, heeding complaints from travelers and businesses that its regulations aimed at staving off the spread of COVID-19 were cumbersome and ineffective. ...

WVa Emergency Management has new system for disaster grants

Sep. 16, 2021 04:14 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Emergency Management Division has a new software system to help manage federal disaster grants. The software will help manage projects, request and track reimbursements, and submit necessary paperwork, the agency said in a news...

How to update Apple devices to correct security flaw

Sep. 14, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

Apple has released a critical software patch to fix a security vulnerability that researchers say could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other Apple devices without any involvement of the owner. Here's how to update your Apple devices. ...

US-Audiobooks-Top-10

Sep. 14, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

Nonfiction 1. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 2. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 3. Bright Line Eating by Susan Peirce Thompson, PhD, narrated...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Sep. 14, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 3. True Skate, True Axis 4. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 5. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 6. Geometry...

SKorea to fine Google $177M for forcing software on devices

Sep. 14, 2021 04:34 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s competition watchdog plans to fine Google at least 207.4 billion won ($177 million) for allegedly blocking smartphone makers like Samsung from using other operating systems, in what would be one of the country's biggest antitrust penalties ever. ...

Apple fixes security hole reportedly used to hack an iPhone

Sep. 13, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Apple released a critical software patch to fix a security vulnerability that researchers said could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other Apple devices without any user action. Researchers at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab said the...

Epic Games appeals ruling in lawsuit alleging Apple monopoly

Sep. 12, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

Epic Games filed notice that is appealing a federal judge's decision in a lawsuit alleging that Apple has been running an illegal monopoly that stifles competition. The maker of the popular Fortnite video game said in a court filing Sunday that it will take the ruling to...