TeslaCrypt Developers recommend TeslaDecoder to Decrypt Files

Today, Mikko Hypponen discovered that the TeslaCrypt ransomware developers have changed the message on their last functioning TOR site. According to Mikko, as of a few hours ago a new message appeared on the TOR TeslaCrypt site that now recommends BloodDolly's TeslaDecoder application to decrypt your files. [...]
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How Microsoft’s tricky new Windows 10 pop-up deceives you into upgrading

This morning, the unthinkable happened: My wife, an avowed PC user who long ago swore to never touch an Apple device, started shopping around for a Mac Mini. And it’s all thanks to Windows 10. Or rather, the nasty new way that Microsoft’s tricking Windows 7 and 8 users into automatically updating to Windows 10.

I adore Windows 10, but I’ve long been a vocal critic of the heavy-handed tactics that Microsoft’s been using to force people into the upgrade, all to hit a goal of migrating 1 billion users to an operating system brimming with freemium services and ads. The annoying “Get Windows 10” pop-up began using deceiving malware-like tactics months ago, but it recently received an overhaul that seems purposefully designed to confuse users who have been wearily slogging through the nagging for half a year now.

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How Microsoft’s deceptive new Windows 10 pop-up tricks you into upgrading

This morning, the unthinkable happened: My wife, an avowed PC user who long ago swore to never touch an Apple device, started shopping around for a Mac Mini. And it’s all thanks to Windows 10. Or rather, the nasty new way that Microsoft’s tricking Windows 7 and 8 users into automatically updating to Windows 10.

I adore Windows 10, but I’ve long been a vocal critic of the heavy-handed tactics that Microsoft’s been using to force people into the upgrade, all to hit a goal of migrating 1 billion users to an operating system brimming with freemium services and ads. The annoying “Get Windows 10” pop-up began using deceiving malware-like tactics months ago, but it recently received an overhaul that seems purposefully designed to confuse users who have been wearily slogging through the nagging for half a year now.

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How Microsoft’s nasty new Windows 10 pop-up tricks you into upgrading

This morning, the unthinkable happened: My wife, an avowed PC user who long ago swore to never touch an Apple device, started shopping around for a Mac Mini. And it’s all thanks to Windows 10. Or rather, the nasty new way that Microsoft’s tricking Windows 7 and 8 users into automatically updating to Windows 10.

I adore Windows 10, but I’ve long been a vocal critic of the heavy-handed tactics that Microsoft’s been using to force people into the upgrade, all to hit an arbitrary goal of 1 billion users. The annoying “Get Windows 10” pop-up began using deceiving malware-like tactics months ago, but it recently received an overhaul that seems purposefully designed to confuse users who have been wearily slogging through the nagging for half a year now.

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Now any Windows 10 user can complain to Microsoft using the Feedback Hub

Microsoft really, really wants to get your feedback. Not content to merely periodically ask you for your thoughts on Windows 10, the company has released its Feedback Hub to all Windows 10 users, not just Windows Insider testers.

This news comes our way from the French-language blog Thewindose (via WinBeta), which first noticed the Feedback Hub app on the store. Originally built for Windows Insider users, the Feedback Hub app lets you report bugs to Microsoft, as well as offer suggestions for making Windows 10 better.

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Apple pulls latest iOS update for iPad Pro 9.7 to fix bricking issue

Apple pulls latest iOS update for iPad Pro 9.7 to fix bricking issue

Apple has pulled a recent iOS update for the iPad Pro 9.7 after reports came in from users that it was bricking their devices.

iOS 9.3.2 was released on Monday, bringing minor security and bug fixes. iPad Pro users began reporting a strange error code after attempting to install the update. Bricked iPads displayed the "connect to iTunes" message that's usually shown when putting a device into recovery mode. However, when users connected their iPad Pros to iTunes, they were faced with a cryptic "Error 56" prohibiting the restore.

Apple has responded to the issue, saying it's working on a fix and that the problem only impacted "a small number of iPad units." The company only pulled the 9.3.2 update for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and not the larger 12.9-inch version.

This isn't the first time Apple has had to pull an iOS update due to bricked devices. iOS 9.3 was pulled for the iPad 2 after the update caused activation issues for the older tablets.

Affected users can replace their bricked devices for new ones at the Apple Store, 9to5Mac reports, though that's still a frustrating trip to make for affected users.

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