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PC and Printer Major HP Launches Novel Security Service with Powerful PCs

The HP ProDesk 405 G4 Desktop Mini is expected to be available in April for a starting price of $499

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Global PC and printer major HP Inc on Tuesday unveiled several new offerings that included a Next-Gen security service, a commercial virtual reality (VR) headset and a new range of consumer and commercial PCs.

During its flagship “HP Reinvent: World Partner Forum” event here, the company also outlined its digital transformation agenda, insights-driven go-to-market (GTM) strategy and partner-enablement enhancements.

“As customers’ expectations for amazing technology is higher than ever, collaborating with our partners to meet the evolving needs of the next generation has never been more critical,” said Alex Cho, President, Personal Systems, HP Inc.

As the security landscape continues to evolve, the company unveiled “HP DaaS Proactive Security Service” which is designed to go beyond anti-virus solutions and provide a critical extra layer of defence.

As the world’s most advanced isolation security service for files and browsing on Windows 10 PCs, the new HP security service provides real-time malware protection for computing endpoints and threat analytics through HP “TechPulse”.

The “HP DaaS Proactive Security Service” will be available in more than 50 countries in April globally.

HP also showcased its “Reverb” VR headset (professional edition) with twice the resolution, two-thirds the weight and half the US cost of the HP Mixed Reality VR Headset.

“Reverb” aims to deliver a truly immersive experience with amazing clarity with 2160 x 2160 panel per eye and 114-degree field of view.

The “Reverb” VR headset-Pro edition is expected to be available late April onwards.

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“By creating ways for customers to manage, detect and defend against security threats with HP DaaS Proactive Security Service; redefining training with HP Reverb; and bringing commercial and consumer premium PC design mainstream, we remain passionate about creating the world’s most exciting devices and intelligent solutions,” Cho emphasised.

Designed for the modern SMB workforce, HP expanded its AMD commercial portfolio with the addition of the HP ProBook 445R G6, HP ProBook 455R G6, and the HP ProDesk 405 G4 Desktop Mini.

Powered by 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen mobile processors, the HP ProBook 445R G6 and HP ProBook 455R G6 notebooks feature an ultra-slim aluminum chassis with crisp lines and clean edges.

The 180-degree hinge allows users to lay the devices flat, making it easier to share content and collaborate, while HP “Noise Cancellation” technology reduces background noise by up to 20dB, informed the company.

The HP ProBook 445R G6 and HP ProBook 455R G6 are expected to be available in June.

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The HP ProDesk 405 G4 Desktop Mini is expected to be available in April for a starting price of $499.

“The digital transformation of our global economy is impacting all facets of business on a global scale from jobs, to trade policies to supply chains,” said Jos Brenkel, Global Head of Sales and Strategy, HP Inc.

“Our commitment to take purposeful action is unwavering – preparing ourselves, our partners and our customers for what’s coming next,” Brenkel added. (IANS)

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Internet Explorer Can Make Your PCs Vulnerable: Report

The case came to notice when the software giant discovered that the credentials of a support agent were compromised for its web mail service which led to unauthorised access into some accounts

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Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) that has dealt with a reputation for poor security for years, now makes PCs vulnerable even if it is just installed in them, a security researcher has found.

According to researcher John Page, an unpatched exploit in the web browser’s handling of MHT files (IE’s web archive format), hackers can use to both spy on Windows users and steal their local data.

“As Windows opens MHT files using IE by default, you don’t even have to run the browser for this to be a problem — all you have to do is open an attachment sent through chat or email.

“This wouldn’t be an issue if it weren’t for the disclosure of the flaw. Page posted details of the exploit after Microsoft reportedly declined to roll out an urgent security fix, Engadget reported on Sunday.

The vulnerability affects Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 10 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

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FILE – A man poses for a photo in front of a computer showing Facebook ad preferences in San Francisco, California, March 26, 2018. VOA

“Microsoft said a fix would be ‘considered’ in a future release. While that does suggest a patch is on the way, it leaves millions of users potentially vulnerable unless they either turn off Internet Explorer or point to another app that can open MHT files,” the report added.

The news came at a time when Microsoft, coming to terms with the Outlook.com data breach case, reached out to some users, informing them of the hack which exposed data sent over emails to hackers who kept accessing their accounts between January 1 to March 28.

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In an email, Microsoft claimed that apart from the content of the emails including attachments, the hackers could have possibly viewed account email addresses, folder names and subject lines of the mails sent and received.

The case came to notice when the software giant discovered that the credentials of a support agent were compromised for its web mail service which led to unauthorised access into some accounts. (IANS)