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MalwareTech arrested for Kronos banking Trojan connection

The FBI detained and arrested a security researcher who allegedly created the Kronos banking Trojan.

Martin Hutchins, also known as “MalwareTech,” was arrested in Las Vegas following the DEFCON 2017 conference after what the FBI said was a two-year investigation. Hutchins, a UK citizen, gained notoriety during the WannaCry ransomware outbreak when he and fellow security researcher Matt Suiche found hardcoded command-and-control servers in the WannaCry code. The two researchers registered the C&C domains and effectively broke the ransomware.

However, the U.S. Department of Justice alleges that Hutchins, who also works for cybersecurity vendor Kryptos Logic, was one of two people behind the Kronos banking Trojan.

“Hutchins was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit computer fraud and abuse, three counts of distributing and advertising an electronic communication interception device, one count of endeavoring to intercept electronic communications, and one count of attempting to access a computer without authorization,” Gregory J. Haanstad, U.S. attorney for the eastern district of Wisconsin, wrote in a statement. “The alleged conduct for which Hutchins was arrested occurred between in or around July 2014 and July 2015.”

According to the indictment obtained by CNN Tech, the FBI claims Hutchins created the Kronos banking Trojan, a co-defendant (name redacted) released a video demonstration of the malware on July 13, 2014, Hutchins and the co-defendant updated the Kronos banking Trojan in February 2015, and then the co-defendant posted and sold the Trojan on the AlphaBay darknet marketplace in mid-2015.

AlphaBay was seized and shut down by the FBI and DEA in the early July and European law enforcement used that closure to lure users to the Hansa darknet market, which was also shut down last month.

However, because Hutchins tweeted on July 13, 2014, asking for a malware sample of the banking Trojan, Jake Williams, founder of consulting firm Rendition InfoSec LLC in Augusta, Ga., said on Twitter that “it doesn’t add up that he wrote it in 2014 and asked for a sample of it in the same time frame.”

The news of Hutchins’ arrest was first reported by Motherboard, which wrote that Hutchins was first detained at the Henderson Detention Center in Nevada.

Andrew Mabbitt, a friend of Hutchins and founder of Fidus Information Security, said on Twitter that he initially didn’t know where Hutchins had been taken, but ultimately found him at the FBI’s field office in Las Vegas. Mabbitt also said the Electronic Frontier Foundation has arranged legal representation for Hutchins.

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Microsoft is releasing a version of Windows 10 that lets you control the system with your eyes

W10 Eye ControlWindows 10’s Eye Control feature can be used by people with disabilities to operate using only their eyes.Microsoft/YouTube

Microsoft is using eye-tracking technology to allow Windows 10 users to interact with the system using nothing other than their eyes, the company announced in a blog post (which we first saw via VentureBeat).

The technology itself comes from Tobii, a Swedish company that has long worked on eye controlled systems, which is now partnering with the Redmond giant to make the feature part of Microsoft’s operating system (OS).

What Tobii refers to as “eye gaze” will appear inside Windows 10’s accessibility settings as “Eye Control” in the OS’ newest Windows Insider preview build (16257, for those keeping track), and will use your computer’s camera to understand where on the screen you are looking at.

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Not all cameras work with Windows’ Eye Control, however, and Tobii’s own Eye Tracker 4C will be the first one to support the new feature.

As soon as you activate Eye Control, a little “launchpad” will appear on the screen, and depending on where you lay your eyes, the system will let you use your eyes as a mouse, fire up an on-screen keyboard (US layout only, for now), activate text-to-speech, or reposition UI elements.

The keyboard is possibly the most interesting feature of Eye Control: You can either type by looking at each letter individually, or use what Microsoft calls “shape-writing,” which works like swipe keyboards on a touch screen.

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To type a word, stare at the first and last letter for about a second, and “simply glance at letters in between;” Windows 10 will guess what word you were thinking of, and also offer up to four different predictions in case its first choice was wrong.

“With eye tracking, devices can better understand our intentions, a key ability in creating truly natural human-computer interaction,” said president of Tobii Tech Oscar Werner in a statement, VentureBeat reports. “Eye tracking support in Windows 10 has the potential to form a new paradigm that fundamentally transforms how we interact with our devices.”

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For Sale – iMac 5K retina 27″ and also great spec gaming PC

Looking to sell my iMac 5K retina. In mint condition, boxed with all original accessories. Two front mounted USB connectors. Fitted with 32Gb RAM, this runs like a dream. Will include Twelve South stand if I get an agreed price. Fully licenced Windows 10 installed on boot camp partition. 1300

and

Fantastic spec gaming PC. Spec as follows:-
Windows 10 licensed to machine
Sumvision Wireless Keyboard
Corsair Twin Fan pack Blue
Coolermaster Evo 212X CPU Cooler
Crucial 2133MHz 2 x 4Gb RAM
Zalman R1 case
Gigabyte 970A-DS3P v2.0 motherboard
AMD FX-6300 CPU 3.5GHz
EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Power Supply
Crucial MX200 500Gb SSD Drive
EVA GTX970 SC Graphics card
DVD Drive fitted
£575

Price and currency: 1300 and 575
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For a limited time, save up to 50 percent on ‘Fallout Shelter’ in-app purchases – The Fire Hose

Fans of “Fallout Shelter” – as well as those who have yet to discover the thrills of surviving beneath the Wasteland through community-building and self-protection – can now save up to 50 percent on a dozen favorite in-app purchases.

Discounts include 20 percent off a case of Nuka Cola ($3.99; regularly $4.99); 30 percent off 15 lunchboxes ($6.99, regularly $9.99); and 50 percent off 40 pet crates ($9.99, regularly $19.99).

Check out the sale through downloading “Fallout Shelter” for free from the Windows Store. And hurry, these savings are only available for a limited time.

Also, keep up with what’s hot, new and trending in the Windows Store on Twitter and Facebook.

Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff

Tags: Games, IAP, in-app purchases, Windows Store

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This Week on Windows: Remix 3D, Minecraft and more – Windows Experience Blog

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We hope you enjoyed today’s episode of This Week on Windows! Head over here to catch up on our latest programs and deals for back to school, read our Windows 10 Tip on how to use Surface Dial with Paint 3D – or, keep reading for what’s new in the Windows Store.

In case you missed it:

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If you want to learn all about new updates and features from Microsoft Education, you’ve arrived in the right spot and just in time to see our latest video. We’re talking about Microsoft Teams, OneNote and Forms this month on What’s New in EDU, and hearing from educators who got to experience ISTE17. Plus: We’re highlighting a new device that staff and students will love. Read more over at the Education Blog!

Here’s what’s new in the Windows Store this week:

The Better Together Beta for Minecraft is here!

If you’re on a Windows 10 PC, your world expands to being able to play with friends across devices. The Better Together Update we announced at E3 2017 is designed to unify the console, mobile and Windows 10 PC versions of the game under one single Minecraft edition, which will include infinite worlds, the community Marketplace and community servers (which are coming to the beta later on!). It’ll introduce cross-platform support, allowing console, Windows 10 PC and mobile Minecrafters to play together for the first time! Who can participate? Players on Windows 10 PC, Android and soon Xbox One are welcome to jump into cross-platform play with other beta testers across all three devices. For the full announcement, head over to Minecraft.net!

Forza

Welcome to week three of the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage, our weekly look at the 700+ cars coming to the game at launch. This week, in addition to announcing a massive collection of Japanese vehicles – 77 in total – we’re also turning the spotlight on the body customization options available to players in Forza Motorsport 7. For the first time in the Forza Motorsport series, we’re bringing wide-body kits to a number of cars in Forza Motorsport 7. In addition, numerous body-kit options from Forza Horizon 3 will also be available in Forza Motorsport 7, including Upgrade Heroes like the Nissan S14 and the 240SX SE announced today. Wheel options will be abundant in Forza Motorsport 7. In addition to bringing over a number of the new-entry wheels from Forza Horizon 3, we’re adding a selection of new race-inspired. Read more over at Xbox Wire!

Alien

While on a colonizing mission in a distant corner of the galaxy, the ship Covenant stumbles upon a planet that appears to be an undiscovered paradise…but is actually home to something more terrifying than they ever could have imagined. Watch Alien: Covenant ($19.99 HD, $17.99 SD), now available in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store two weeks before it comes to Blu-ray. For a limited time, win fun swag courtesy of #AlienCovenant! Learn more here.

Minecraft marketplace

Today, we’re releasing even more new content created by our Marketplace partners Noxcrew, Eneija, Razzleberry Fox and Jigarbov: Infinity Dungeon EX map, Summer Festival Skin Pack, Survivors Skin Pack, Kings and Paupers Skin Pack, and the Sports Skin Pack! Anyone on Bedrock Engine platforms can download the new content for now (Windows 10 & mobile devices), but we’re bringing Xbox One and Nintendo Switch into the Bedrock ecosystem soon. To learn more, head over to Minecraft.net!

Have a great weekend!

Updated August 4, 2017 10:50 am

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See your 3D creations take life with the newest update to Remix 3D – Windows Experience Blog

Announcing Parts and Remixes: a new way to experience and create in 3D

Last October, we announced our vision of bringing 3D to everyone, making it easy to create, remix and share in 3D. With the release of the Windows 10 Creators Update, we made this vision a reality with the release of Paint 3D and the Remix3D.com community. Today, we’re excited to announce new capabilities in Remix 3D – Parts and Remixes – an all new way to experience the relationship between 3D content and see how it can transform and take new life when shared with a creative community.

With the explosion of content surrounding us, the original attribution of a creation tends to get lost. The idea of remixing content into something new, and then seeing the “parts” of that new creation (with attribution to the original creators), lets everyone see and get inspired by each part, each remix, and each artist who contributed to a 3D creation.

Let’s dig into how these new features work:

In our weekly show, This Week on Windows, we talked with Scott Porter and Amy Henson from the Remix3D team about the new features. You can check it out below:

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On any model page on Remix3D.com, you’ll now notice two new tabs: Parts and Remixes. Parts will display the individual parts that make up the model. An island with a tree and a pirate on it may have three parts: the island model, the tree model and the pirate model.

Parts

But what if someone remixes that island and adds a ship? That would appear under Remixes. The Remixes tab is a way to show how other creators are inspired and building off other amazing creations. If someone remixed a model you created, their new design would point back to your original model in the Remixes tab.

Parts

Whether you’re a professional 3D modeler or just a curious beginner, we invite you to join our community and upload, collaborate, and remix with us and inspire all new ways to create!  We’ve already been inspired by your creativity, we can’t wait to see what’s next!

Parts and Remixes will be available everywhere  Paint 3D and Remix 3D are available. If you’d like to learn more about how to get started with Paint 3D, visit this blog post.

Updated August 3, 2017 10:03 am

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This Week on Windows: Remix 3D, Minecraft and more

We hope you enjoyed today’s episode of This Week on Windows! Head over here to catch up on our latest programs and deals for back to school, read our Windows 10 Tip on how to use Surface Dial with Paint 3D – or, keep reading for what’s new in the Windows Store.

In case you missed it:

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See your 3D creations take life with the newest update to Remix 3D

Here’s what’s new in the Windows Store this week:

The Better Together Beta for Minecraft is here!

The Better Together Beta for Minecraft is here!

If you’re on a Windows 10 PC, your world expands to being able to play with friends across devices. The Better Together Update we announced at E3 2017 is designed to unify the console, mobile and Windows 10 PC versions of the game under one single Minecraft edition, which will include infinite worlds, the community Marketplace and community servers (which are coming to the beta later on!). It’ll introduce cross-platform support, allowing console, Windows 10 PC and mobile Minecrafters to play together for the first time! Who can participate? Players on Windows 10 PC, Android and soon Xbox One are welcome to jump into cross-platform play with other beta testers across all three devices. For the full announcement, head over to Minecraft.net!

Build the Car of Your Dreams in the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage

Forza

Welcome to week three of the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage, our weekly look at the 700+ cars coming to the game at launch. This week, in addition to announcing a massive collection of Japanese vehicles – 77 in total – we’re also turning the spotlight on the body customization options available to players in Forza Motorsport 7. For the first time in the Forza Motorsport series, we’re bringing wide-body kits to a number of cars in Forza Motorsport 7. In addition, numerous body-kit options from Forza Horizon 3 will also be available in Forza Motorsport 7, including Upgrade Heroes like the Nissan S14 and the 240SX SE announced today. Wheel options will be abundant in Forza Motorsport 7. In addition to bringing over a number of the new-entry wheels from Forza Horizon 3, we’re adding a selection of new race-inspired. Read more over at Xbox Wire!

Alien: Covenant

Alien

While on a colonizing mission in a distant corner of the galaxy, the ship Covenant stumbles upon a planet that appears to be an undiscovered paradise…but is actually home to something more terrifying than they ever could have imagined. Watch Alien: Covenant ($19.99 HD, $17.99 SD), now available in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store two weeks before it comes to Blu-ray. For a limited time, win fun swag courtesy of #AlienCovenant! Learn more here.

New Minecraft Marketplace Content!

Minecraft marketplace

Today, we’re releasing even more new content created by our Marketplace partners Noxcrew, Eneija, Razzleberry Fox and Jigarbov: Infinity Dungeon EX map, Summer Festival Skin Pack, Survivors Skin Pack, Kings and Paupers Skin Pack, and the Sports Skin Pack! Anyone on Bedrock Engine platforms can download the new content for now (Windows 10 & mobile devices), but we’re bringing Xbox One and Nintendo Switch into the Bedrock ecosystem soon. To learn more, head over to Minecraft.net!

Have a great weekend!

For Trade – XPS 13 for XPS 15

I currently have a 9360 XPS 13″ with following spec:

i7 7500 2.7GHz
16Gb RAM
512Gb NVME SSD
QHD+touch

..looking for an XPS15, preferably 9560 with 1Tb SSD, 16Gb, 4k+touch.

The XPS13 is immaculate with DBrand carbon skin on top and bottom as protection. Warranty until Jan 6th 2018.

Cheers,
M

Price and currency: £1000
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG or BT only please
Location: worthing
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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