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Hacker hijacks thousands of publicly exposed printers to warn owners | PCWorld

By Lucian Constantin | Romania Correspondent, IDG News Service
FEB 6, 2017 7:26 AM PT

Following recent research that showed many printer models are vulnerable to attacks, a hacker decided to prove the point and forced thousands of publicly exposed printers to spew out rogue messages.

Source: Hacker hijacks thousands of publicly exposed printers to warn owners | PCWorld

Beware! Malware distributors are switching to less suspicious file types | PCWorld

By  | Romania Correspondent, IDG News Service | FEB 6, 2017 10:45 AM PT

After aggressively using JavaScript email attachments to distribute malware for the past year, attackers are now switching to less suspicious file types to trick users.

Source: Beware! Malware distributors are switching to less suspicious file types | PCWorld

Non-destructive reinstall of Windows Vista and 7 | www.winhelp.us

If nothing from previous troubleshooting articles helped to get Windows into proper working condition, there is a way to repair Windows Vista or 7 without losing all your data, documents, settings and installed programs and drivers. This type of reinstallation is also called repair install or in-place upgrade.

Source: Non-destructive reinstall of Windows Vista and 7 | www.winhelp.us

Weaponized AI, digital espionage and other technology risks for 2017 | World Economic Forum

Written by John Drzik President, Global Risk and Specialties, Marsh
Published Wednesday 11 January 2017

Technology will continue to play a vital role in promoting global prosperity. New advances are poised to increase economic productivity, provide radical healthcare solutions and combat climate change, among other benefits.

But the pace of innovation in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT) and biotechnology is also creating new risks — ones that will be amplified in a world where geopolitical tensions, nationalism and social instability are on the rise. Businesses need to consider the threats stemming from technological change through the lens of the shifting global risks landscape.

Source: Weaponized AI, digital espionage and other technology risks for 2017 | World Economic Forum