30 Nov 2012

U.S. gives Iran until March to cooperate with IAEA

“The United States set a March deadline on Thursday for Iran to start cooperating in substance with a U.N. nuclear agency investigation, warning Tehran the issue may otherwise be referred to the U.N. Security Council.” Source: U.S. gives Iran until March to cooperate with IAEA | Reuters

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30 Nov 2012

Egyptians protest after draft constitution raced through

“Thousands of Egyptians protested against President Mohamed Mursi on Friday after an Islamist-led assembly raced through approval of a new constitution in a bid to end a crisis over the Islamist leader’s newly expanded powers.” Source: Egyptians protest after draft constitution raced through | Reuters

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30 Nov 2012

Eurozone unemployment rate hits new high in October

“The eurozone’s unemployment rate hit a new record high in October, while consumer price rises slowed sharply. The jobless rate in the recessionary euro area rose to 11.7%. Inflation fell from 2.5% to 2.2% in November.” Source: BBC News – Eurozone unemployment rate hits new high in October

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30 Nov 2012

Palestinians win de facto U.N. recognition of sovereign state

“The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly approved the de facto recognition of the sovereign state of Palestine after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on the world body to issue its long overdue ‘birth certificate.’” Source: Palestinians win de facto U.N. recognition of sovereign state | Reuters

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30 Nov 2012

Iran importing gold to evade economic sanctions, Turkish official says

“Over the last six months, Iran has evaded U.S. sanctions by importing Turkish gold to pay for billions of dollars worth of energy sales to Turkey. Turkey’s deputy prime minister has described what amounts to a gold-for-oil barter system.” Source: Iran importing gold to evade economic sanctions, Turkish official says

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30 Nov 2012

Canadian ‘eco-terrorist’ surrenders in US

“A Canadian woman accused of involvement in the ‘largest eco-terrorism case’ in the US history has surrendered after a decade on the run.” Source: BBC News – Canadian ‘eco-terrorist’ surrenders in US

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30 Nov 2012

Crooks inject malicious Java applet into FOREX trading website

“A FOREX trading website has been contaminated with a malicious Java applet that is designed to install malware on the systems of visiting surfers. The targeted website is a popular FOREX (foreign exchange market) website called ‘Trading Forex’ (tradingforex.com). The website remains contaminated as of Thursday lunchtime according to Websense,

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30 Nov 2012

Microsoft Security Essentials loses AV-TEST certification

“Microsoft Security Essentials, Redmond’s free antivirus tool for home users and business with up to ten PCs, can detect just 64 per cent of zero-day threats when running under Windows 7. That low detection rate has cost it the AV-TEST Institute’s seal of approval, a certification it hands out to

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30 Nov 2012

White Supremacist Group Works with Gulf Cartel to Traffic Meth into Texas

“Mexico’s Gulf drug cartel has allegedly joined up with an unlikely ally to bring illegal drugs, including methamphetamine, over the border and into Texas. The link between the cartel and the white supremacist prison gang and organized crime group, the Aryan Brotherhood, reveals that Mexican drug trafficking organizations have expanded

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30 Nov 2012

91% of cyberattacks begin with spear phishing email

“Some 91% of cyberattacks begin with a ‘spear phishing’ email, according to research from security software firm Trend Micro. Spear phishing is an increasingly common form of phishing that makes use of information about a target to make attacks more specific and ‘personal’.” Source:91% of cyberattacks begin with spear phishing

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