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Ransomware WannaCry affects more than 70,000 computersThe ransomware that infected several medical institutions was temporarily halted after a duo found a potential solution to a big problem.
This is cnet and here's the stories that matter right now. Security from g/ lab founds ransomware known as wannacry had spread all over the world using an exploit in Windows. Wannacry expected several institutions including the national service in the UK. In all more than 70,000 computers were affected. A researcher from Proofpoint and another person who tweet under the handle @malwaretechblog noticed a hardcoded kill switch in the malware, WannaCry, which is out to a domain name. If that domain name was live, WannaCry would stop. So @MalwareTechBlog purchased the domain name for around $10, ending WannaCry for now. [MUSIC] According to CNBC, Spotify may hit the New York Stock Exchange either by late 2017 or early 2018. Instead of an IPO, this would be a direct listing. That means Spotify would not be setting an inital price for shares, and would not be offering shares to investors before going public. Its stock will be available on the open market only. And finally Amazon's THe new Alexa calling feature has a bit of a privacy flaw, there is no way to block individual people from your contact list from calling you. Amazon just recently introduced Alexa calling and messaging when it introduced the echo show. The one work around is to disable the calling feature completely. Amazon is working on a software update, which will include the ability to block individual callers. [MUSIC] Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNET tech today app available for iOS and Android.