In a disturbing move, within 24 hours, NPCIL ate its own words and admitted that there indeed was an incident. Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), it said, had noticed a malware attack that breached India’s largest nuclear power facility’s administrative network on September 4.
Further investigations had revealed that a user had connected a malware infected personal computer to the administrative network.
NPCIL emphasised that the nuclear plant’s operational systems were separate (in technical parlance this is called an air-gap) and the administrative network was not connected to it. Hence there was nothing to fear.
What is more worrying than NPCIL’s somersault was its lack of openness (the attack happened almost 55 days earlier), reluctance to share any details about the nature of the malware and, most importantly, obfuscate this grave development by saying that ‘any attack on the nuclear power plant control system is not possible’ as they are standalone systems.
The malware, DTRACK, was developed by a North Korean hacker group and specialises in extracting information from a system. The Washington Post has quoted Virus Total, a virus scanning website owned by Alphabet (Google’s parent), saying a large amount of data was stolen during the breach. This, data, the paper added, could be used to plan the next attack more efficiently.
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The interest in dual-booting exists because there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to operating systems. While any modern OS will cover the average person’s day-to-day computer needs, for those who need to use specialized programs or want to try more experimental operating systems without sacrificing their computer usability, dual-booting offers a flexible solution.
Windows 10 is the latest and greatest version of Windows, with great performance and a wide selection of programs and games available. However, not all older applications made the jump. Old games without continued developer support are especially likely to function poorly in Windows 10. Every time a new Windows version comes out, its graphics tools and drivers are updated. If the apps don’t get updated by their developers, they may not work.
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In this case, you might want to load Windows 7 along with Windows 10 or another OS from the boot menu (more on this below). Apple’s MacOS is popular due to its great usability and features, and Linux is favored by those who want complete control over their operating system. Dual-booting allows you to switch OS on the fly and make the most out of your computer, whatever your preferences and needs may be.
Before attempting any of the instructions in this guide, it is important that you backup your files and documents. You should copy them either to an external drive that you then disconnect from your PC, or to the cloud using services such as Google Drive or Dropbox. When installing new operating systems or repartitioning disk drives (separating them into sections that can be used for different OSs) there’s always a chance that existing data will accidentally get overwritten or deleted, so it’s better not to risk it.