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Obama pushes for more Zika funding
President Obama criticises the US Congress for failing to fully back his request for a $1.9bn (£1.25bn) fund to combat the Zika virus.
[BBC News Americas]

Brazil Zika virus confirmed in Africa
The Zika virus strain responsible for the outbreaks in Brazil has been detected in Africa for the first time, the World Health Organization says.
[BBC News Africa]

Gaming ransomware gang shuts down
The gang who made the notorious Teslacrypt ransomware virus has shut up shop and released the master key it used to scramble data.
[BBC News]

Fighting the Zika virus with the power of supercomputing
A new international project is aiming to identify potential drugs to fight the Zika virus, using the supercomputing power of IBM's World Community Grid to dramatically reduce the time it would otherwise take.
[Science daily]

Social engineering: Password in exchange for chocolate
It requires a lot of effort and expense for computer hackers to program a Trojan virus and infiltrate individual or company computers. They are therefore increasingly relying on psychological strategies to manipulate computer users into voluntarily divulging their login details. These methods (...)
[Science daily]

How should I prepare my PC for the upgrade to Windows 10?
Samantha is running Windows 8.1 and wants to know what will happen to her programs, personal files and antivirus software I’m currently using Windows 8.1 and I’m planning to upgrade to Windows 10. I have few questions: Will my files be deleted – documents, pictures, videos, music, etc? What will (...)
[The Guardian]

Not so safe: Security software can put computers at risk
Is the antivirus program running on your computer really making your computers safer to use, say, for online banking? Is the parental control software you bought to keep your child off inappropriate sites transparent for the overall safety of your computer? New research shows security software (...)
[Science daily]

Computer viruses infect nuclear plant
A German nuclear power plant has been found to be infected by several different computer viruses.

Petya ransomware encryption cracked
Anyone hit by the Petya ransomware virus can now recover their scrambled files without paying.

Petya ransomware encryption cracked
Anyone hit by the Petya ransomware virus can now recover their scrambled files without paying.
[BBC News]

Application of novel alignment-free sequence descriptors in Zika virus characterization
In a new article, researchers explain their work on computer-assisted approaches towards surveillance and consequent design of drugs and vaccines to combat the growth and spread of the Zika virus.
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