23 Aug 2014

Most popular Android apps open users to MITM attacks

An analysis of the 1,000 most popular free Android apps from the Google Play store has revealed a depressing fact: most of them sport an SSL/TLS vulnerability that can be misused for executing man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks, and occasionally additional ones, as well. via Most popular Android apps open users to

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23 Aug 2014

Many Chrome browser extensions do fradulent things

An analysis by security researchers of 48,000 extensions for Google’s Chrome browser uncovered many that are used for fraud and data theft, actions that are mostly undetectable to regular users. via Many Chrome browser extensions do sneaky things – Computerworld.

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23 Aug 2014

Big Win for Amazon: First Provider Authorized to Handle Sensitive DOD Workloads in Cloud

Amazon Web Services has become the first commercial cloud provider authorized to handle the Defense Department’s most sensitive unclassified data. via Big Win for Amazon: First Provider Authorized to Handle Sensitive DOD Workloads in Cloud – Nextgov.com.

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23 Aug 2014

Most higher ed malware infections attributed to ‘Flashback’

A security ratings firm found that Flashback – a trojan noted for infecting hundreds of thousands of Mac machines – was the most prevalent malware impacting institutions of higher education. via Study: Most higher ed malware infections attributed to ‘Flashback’ – SC Magazine.

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23 Aug 2014

Exchange of fire on Pakistan-India border

Pakistan and India exchanged fire near the border in the disputed Kashmir region early Saturday, killing at least two people from each country. via Exchange of fire on Pakistan-India border – CNN.com.

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23 Aug 2014

Galileo satellites go into wrong, lower orbit – Esa

The European Space Agency (Esa) says the latest two satellites for Europe’s version of the American GPS satellite navigation system have not gone into the correct orbit. via BBC News – Galileo satellites go into wrong, lower orbit – Esa.

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23 Aug 2014

Colombian military officers meet Farc rebels in Havana

The Colombian military has held its first meeting with Farc rebel leaders at peace talks in Havana. Their talks will focus on ways of implementing a ceasefire and, if a peace deal is agreed, on the laying down of weapons by the rebels. via BBC News – Colombian military officers

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23 Aug 2014

Swedish opposition retains large lead in poll ahead of Sept elections

Sweden’s center-left opposition parties remain well ahead of the governing coalition and the Social Democrats, Green and Left parties would get a combined 48.7 percent of the vote if an election were held now, an opinion poll showed on Saturday. via Swedish opposition retains large lead in poll ahead of

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23 Aug 2014

U.S. protests intercept of Navy jet by Chinese warplane

The United States charged on Friday that a Chinese fighter pilot conducted a “dangerous intercept” of a Navy patrol plane in international air space this week, flying a few yards (meters) from the U.S. jet and performing acrobatic maneuvers around it. via U.S. protests intercept of Navy jet by Chinese

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23 Aug 2014

Unidentified war planes attack Tripoli again

Unidentified war planes attacked positions of an armed faction in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday, residents and local media said. via Unidentified war planes attack Tripoli again | Reuters.

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