New CryptXXX changes name to Microsoft Decryptor

A new version of the CryptXXX Ransomware was discovered by Brad Duncan that includes changes to encrypted file names, uses modified ransom note names, a new template, and a new TOR payment site description. With this release, the ransom notes are now named README.html, README.bmp, and README.txt. [...]
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Windows Store sale nets you Quantum Break and Gears of War: Ultimate for less

Windows Store sale nets you Quantum Break and Gears of War: Ultimate for less

Want to grab some Windows 10 games with serious price reductions? Then you're in luck, because Microsoft is hosting its 'Ultimate Game Sale' on the Windows Store right now.

And there are some big-name games which have been given the discount treatment, including Quantum Break, which has had 25% lopped off its asking price, being reduced to $45 (£33.59 in the UK).

Sheltered life

Post-apocalypse survival game Sheltered has had a third chopped off its price tag, and it will now run you to $10.49 (£7.99). And the same reduction goes for the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Windows 10, which is now priced at $19.99 (£15.39), down from $29.99 (£22.79).

Naturally, there are plenty of other bargains to be had – just head on over to the Windows Store and take a gander, with Redmond highlighting the main reductions on the Ultimate Game Sale page.

You don't have to buy these titles right now, as the sale lasts for a while; in fact you've got a full week to make any purchasing decisions.

Via: Windows Central

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Stretch your games (and wallet) with LG’s new ultrawide gaming monitors

Stretch your games (and wallet) with LG's new ultrawide gaming monitors

With eSports on the rise and more people turning to high-end gaming PCs, LG has unveiled a new range of high-end ultrawide and Ultra HD monitors tailored towards providing smooth and vivid gaming experience.

LG’s 34-inch ultrawide monitors have 21:9 WQHD IPS displays capable of 3440x1440 resolutions, and are available in both curved (34UC88) and flat (34UM88C) variations.

Both ultrawide models are priced at $1499, and provide Maxx Audio and USB 3.0 quick charge capability.

As for its UHD monitor (27UD88), LG has opted for a 27-inch IPS LED display that supports resolutions of up to 3840 x 2160. It sports USB Type-C connectivity and is priced slightly cheaper than its ultrawide comrades at $1299.

Increased smoothness is the order of the day, with all three monitors outfitted with a Game Mode and Black Stabiliser, as well as Dynamic Action Sync and AMD FreeSync technology for reduced stuttering and screen tearing.

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