25 Aug 2014

Iraq’s Abadi optimistic on formation of new government

Iraq’s Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi said on Monday that talks on forming a new government were constructive and predicted a “clear vision” on a unified administration would emerge within the next two days, state television reported. via Iraq’s Abadi optimistic on formation of new government | Reuters.

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25 Aug 2014

Sony PlayStation network has been shut down by cyber-attack

Sony’s PlayStation network has been shut down after cyber-attackers overloaded it in what’s known as a distributed denial of service attack. via BBC News – Sony PlayStation network has been shut down by cyber-attack.

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25 Aug 2014

Rockets strike lifeline airport in eastern Libya

Rockets hit Labraq airport in eastern Libya on Monday, its director said, striking one of the oil producer’s few still functioning airports as violence between armed groups escalates. via Rockets strike lifeline airport in eastern Libya | Reuters.

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25 Aug 2014

Ukraine border guards clash with rebels near Russian border

Ukrainian government forces engaged with a separatist armored column near the southeastern town of Novoazovsk, about 10 km (6 miles) from the Russian border, Ukraine’s military information service said on Monday. via Ukraine border guards clash with rebels near Russian border: military | Reuters.

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25 Aug 2014

German car parts suppliers asked to form JVs in China

Three German car parts suppliers have been told by China they can no longer manage their Chinese units independently but need to form partnerships with local peers, the chief executive of auto parts maker ElringKlinger told a German paper. via German car parts suppliers asked to form JVs in China:

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25 Aug 2014

British Ebola victim flown home as Congo finds new outbreak

A British medical worker was flown home from West Africa on Sunday after becoming the first Briton infected in an Ebola epidemic, and a separate new outbreak of the disease was detected in Democratic Republic of Congo. via British Ebola victim flown home as Congo finds new outbreak | Reuters.

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25 Aug 2014

Hundreds dead as Islamic State seizes Syrian air base

Islamic State militants stormed an air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, capturing it from government forces after days of fighting that cost more than 500 lives, a monitoring group said. via Hundreds dead as Islamic State seizes Syrian air base: monitor | Reuters.

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25 Aug 2014

Kidnappers free American missing in Syria since 2012

Al Qaeda-linked militants in Syria on Sunday freed an American writer missing since 2012 following what officials said were efforts by the Gulf Arab state of Qatar to win his release. via Kidnappers free American missing in Syria since 2012 | Reuters.

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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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