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Poulin to CSO: We Hacked a Smart Building Using ?Old-School? Techniques

- Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The ?smarter? buildings get, the easier they are to hack? Maybe. IANS Faculty Chris Poulin, research strategist for IBM?s X-Force ethical hacking team, recently spoke to CSO?s Maria Korolov about a penetration test in which his team was able to gain access to all of the buildings operated by a building management company.

Privacy, Security Concerns Rise as States Mull Encryption Backdoor Requirements

- Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT

National Data Privacy Day (January 28th) certainly comes at an interesting time this year, as legislators in two of the most technology-centric U.S. states recently introduced similar bills that would force smartphone manufacturers to include encryption backdoors in their devices.

Fledgling Cyber-Insurance Market Tested by Early Denials, Lawsuits

- Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Cybersecurity insurance policies may be relatively new, but they have one important thing in common with established, legacy business coverage: They live and die in the fine print.

Hacker-Caused Ukrainian Power Outage Marks First Known Attack With Immediate, Direct Public Impact

- Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Security researchers have confirmed that a recently updated version of the highly destructive BlackEnergy malware package infected the systems of at least three power authorities in Ukraine, causing a massive outage that left thousands of homes in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of the country without electricity. 

Top 10 IANS Insights from a Tumultuous 2015

- Mon, 28 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Another year is in the books and what a year it was for infosec pros. From the Ashley Madison hack to the OPM breach, to Jeep commandeering and mysterious backdoors in popular networking gear, every week brought a new security twist that forced us all to keep our heads on swivels.

Herold: Misguided CISA Heightens Security, Privacy Concerns

- Mon, 21 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT

The controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) is now the law of the land, slipped into an eleventh-hour spending bill designed to keep the federal government running through 2016.

Patch Now: Rogue Code Leaves Gaping Hole in Juniper Gear

- Fri, 18 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Juniper Networks says unauthorized code could allow attackers to gain administrative access to its NetScreen appliances and decrypt VPN connections without leaving any trace of their actions. Users are urged to apply fixes immediately.

Poulin: Time to Realistically Acknowledge Vehicle Vulnerabilities

- Wed, 16 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT

The images and breathless banter were difficult to ignore: celebrity security researchers gaining remote command of an automobile, disrupting on-board systems before forcing the vehicle and its helpless driver into a ditch.

NIST to Infosec Pros: How Is Our Framework Working?

- Mon, 14 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is asking infosec practitioners in the public and private sectors to comment on the efficacy of its cybersecurity framework as it prepares to update the popular, two-year-old document.

As Ransomware Attacks Evolve, Security Teams Must Prepare For New ?Drive-By? Tactics

- Thu, 10 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Another week, another evolution of the popular ransomware attacks. When we last wrote about it, researchers had discovered a new iteration ? ?Linux.Encoder.1? ? that enabled attackers to inject malware into Linux-powered websites and encrypt all files in the home and backup directories. Now, it appears the popular exploit kit Angler is being used to spread the latest version of CryptoWall and other ransomware on websites as part of ?drive-by? campaigns that begin with the deployment of password-stealing malware. 

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SONAR.PSDownloader!g1

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.

SONAR.PSDownloader!g2

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.

SONAR.PSDownloader!g3

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.

SONAR.ProcHijack!g11

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.

SONAR.SuspScript!g1

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.

SONAR.SuspScript!g3

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.

SONAR.UACBypass!gen5

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.

SONAR.UACBypass!gen6

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.

SONAR.MSOffice!g6

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.

Trojan.Dimnie

- Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

OSX.Keranger!gen1

- Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Aczibo

- Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Cadanif

- Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Exp.CVE-2017-0015

- Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Exp.CVE-2017-0018

- Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Exp.CVE-2017-0154

- Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Exp.CVE-2017-0050

- Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Exp.CVE-2017-0149

- Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Exp.CVE-2017-0067

- Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Exp.CVE-2017-0141

- Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Exp.CVE-2017-0010

- Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

OSX.Ransom!gen1

- Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Downloader.Trojan!lnk

- Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Infostealer.Bitral

- Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

JS.Redirector!gen2

- Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Dromedan!gm2

- Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Nexlogger

- Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

JS.Vajawom

-

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Worm.

Ransom.Vortex

- Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.Heuristic.162

- Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.

Trojan.Vanatmox

- Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

OSX.Crisis!gen1

- Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.Golroted!gen4

- Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Worm.

SONAR.Cryptlck!g137

- Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.

SONAR.Ransom!gen10

- Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.

SONAR.Ransom!gen9

- Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.

SONAR.Uverat!gen2

- Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.

Trojan.Majikpos

- Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.PSDownloader!g4

- Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.

Trojan.Majikpos!g1

- Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Revetrat

- Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Infostealer.Isurbal

- Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Modruner

- Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

JS.Adashic!inf

- Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Modruner!gen1

- Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Actoin!gen1

- Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Actoin

- Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Exp.CVE-2017-2982

- Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Exp.CVE-2017-2984

- Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Infostealer.Rawpos!g3

- Sat, 11 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Powire

- Thu, 9 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.Cryptlck!g130

- Tue, 7 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.

SONAR.SuspBeh!gen89

- Tue, 7 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.

Trojan.Stonedrill

- Tue, 7 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Oliner!gm

- Sat, 4 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Oliner

- Sat, 4 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Exp.CVE-2017-0037

- Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.Cridex!gen12

- Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Worm.

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Holocaust survivor to ICE director, California sheriff: ?History is not on your side?

- Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:25:27 -0400

Holocaust survivor to ICE director, California sheriff: ?History is not on your side?An Auschwitz survivor confronted one of the nation?s top immigration officials and a local sheriff at a California town hall Tuesday night. Bernard Marks, 87, addressed Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, a supporter of President Trump. Jones had invited Homan to the public forum to discuss address the community?s concerns about ICE?s collaboration with local law enforcement.


Democrat Adam Schiff, probing Trump-Putin ties, has gone up against Russia (and Stephen Colbert) before

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:00:09 -0400

Democrat Adam Schiff, probing Trump-Putin ties, has gone up against Russia (and Stephen Colbert) beforeWASHINGTON ? Congressman Adam Schiff, increasingly the Democratic point man on the investigation into allegations of overly cozy ties between President Trump and Russia, is a soft-spoken former federal prosecutor and a critic of government surveillance who may be the only lawmaker ever to draw blood from comic Stephen Colbert ? literally. Now Schiff is locked in a tense, headline-making standoff with the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes, over how to proceed with a multi-tiered investigation into Russia?s alleged interference in the 2016 election, a probe that the White House sees as a dagger aimed at Trump?s legitimacy even though Schiff hasn?t drawn blood yet.


White House offers muddled message to states considering Medicaid expansion

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:03:10 -0400

White House offers muddled message to states considering Medicaid expansionThe White House didn?t have a clear message for states looking to potentially expand Medicaid in the wake of the American Health Care Act?s (AHCA) failure, implying that the bill would have saved the program for low-income and disabled Americans by cutting nearly a trillion dollars from its funding. Press secretary Sean Spicer was asked during Tuesday?s briefing about possible expansions of Medicaid coverage in Kansas, Georgia and Virginia. The three states are in varying stages of moving toward joining the 31 states that have already opted in to Obamacare?s expansion of  the decades-old program, which covers 74 million Americans.


Pricey New Drug Promises Eczema Relief

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:42:58 -0400

Pricey New Drug Promises Eczema ReliefThe FDA has approved a new drug to treat serious cases of the skin condition, but the twice-per-month injections come with a big price tag: $37,000 per year for patients.


US Supreme Court overturns death sentence for Texas inmate

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:39:06 -0400

US Supreme Court overturns death sentence for Texas inmateThe US Supreme Court overturned Tuesday a death sentence for a Texas man, saying he was not properly sentenced because of his mental disability. The five-to-three Supreme Court decision offered a reprieve to Bobby Moore, a 57-year-old prisoner who fatally shot a clerk at a Houston grocery store during a botched holdup in 1980. The Supreme Court said that Texas had violated the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment by using an outdated standard for mental disability.


3 Iraqis living in US accused of hiding ties to kidnapper

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:06:33 -0400

3 Iraqis living in US accused of hiding ties to kidnapperALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) ? Adil Hasan and his wife, Enas Ibrahim, came to the U.S. in 2008 as refugees from Iraq, and have been living peacefully in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., ever since.


How to make $10,000 traveling the world and staying in luxury homes

- Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:37:04 -0400

How to make $10,000 traveling the world and staying in luxury homesIt's the final stretch for a competition that comes with a $10,000 jackpot and the chance to travel the world and stay in million-dollar luxury vacation homes around the world. 


Boeing airliner catches fire in Peru, no serious injuries reported

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:05:35 -0400

Boeing airliner catches fire in Peru, no serious injuries reportedA Boeing jet operated by Peruvian Airlines caught fire on Tuesday while landing at an airport near the Andean town of Jauja in central Peru after it swerved on the runway, but there were no serious injuries, a government minister said. Peruvian Airlines said in a statement that the Boeing 737-300 jet drove off the runway for unspecified reasons during the scheduled landing, after swerving to the right. Authorities are investigating the incident, which occurred about 4:30 p.m., involving the Boeing 737-300 jet at the high-altitude airport in an agricultural valley some 265 kilometers from Lima, the capital.


Daughter of 'Full House' star on growing up in the public eye

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:27:49 -0400

Daughter of 'Full House' star on growing up in the public eyeABC News' Cameron Jones talks with singer and actress Natasha Bure about her new book, "Let's Be Real," which offers teenagers an honest approach to living life.


Female Honor Student Allegedly Plotted School Shooting: Cops

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:15:00 -0400

Female Honor Student Allegedly Plotted School Shooting: CopsNichole Cevario's father told officials the teen posed a threat to student safety.


Will GOP's tax reform prove easier than health care?

- Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:20:06 -0400

Will GOP's tax reform prove easier than health care?The Republican Party couldn?t repeal and replace Obamacare like it promised. Still smarting from that setback, the GOP is turning to another daunting issue: tax reform.


Democrats pile on Nunes as intrigue swirls around House Russia probe

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:31:27 -0400

Democrats pile on Nunes as intrigue swirls around House Russia probeHouse intelligence committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., is resisting growing calls for him to step aside over the revelation he had gone to the White House grounds to receive classified information related to committee?s investigation into Russian interference in last year?s election. ?We?ve been investigating Russia for many, many years,? he said.


Video of 13-Year-Old Boy?s ?Excessive? Pat Down at Dallas Airport Goes Viral

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:34:10 -0400

Video of 13-Year-Old Boy?s ?Excessive? Pat Down at Dallas Airport Goes ViralThe TSA is facing a public backlash on social media after a mother filmed her son being patted down at a security checkpoint at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.


South Korean media slam government over ferry 'remains'

- Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:46:37 -0400

South Korean media slam government over ferry 'remains'South Korean authorities faced a deluge of criticism Wednesday for announcing that human remains had been found from the sunken Sewol ferry, only to correct itself within hours to say they were animal bones. Newspapers said relatives of the missing had been put through "heaven and hell", and accused the maritime ministry of recklessness. The maritime ministry raised their hopes Tuesday when it said that human remains had been found by workers and were "suspected to be one of the missing victims".


Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:37:15 -0400

Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned ParenthoodLOS ANGELES (AP) ? California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming without consent.


Did an astroid strike a Martian ocean and create a cataclysmic tsunami?

- Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:01:26 -0400

Did an astroid strike a Martian ocean and create a cataclysmic tsunami?

There's no shortage of theories about what Mars was like billions of years ago. The prevailing guess is that water was abundant, and there may have even been enough to form huge oceans. New research into an existing geographical feature on the red planet could provide new evidence of not only the existence of a massive body of water, but also an astroid impact that could have generated multiple devastating tsunamis.

Evidence that water existed on Mars is ample, and many researchers believe that telltale signs of tsunamis are also present. In an effort to explain how a tsunami might have been generated, scientists have been looking for the spot (or spots) on the Martian surface where an astroid or other celestial object could have come crashing down.

One particularly interesting spot on the planet, which NASA describes as "thumbprint-looking," was long thought to be the result of mud or other debris sliding downward after being pushed up by a glacier or other geographical shift. It's called the Lomonosov crater, and new research supports a very different theory as to how it got there.

Instead of being simply the result of gravity pulling dirt downhill, scientists now believe it could very well be the last remaining mark of an astroid that violently struck Mars billions of years ago. What's more, the characteristics of the crater support the idea that when the rock struck the planet, the spot it hit was actually an ocean, leading to multiple huge tidal waves as the displaced water was pushed from and pulled into resulting crater.


Capturing the battle against ISIS in Mosul ? photojournalist Zohra Bensemra

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:28:26 -0400

Capturing the battle against ISIS in Mosul ? photojournalist Zohra BensemraAlgerian photojournalist Zohra Bensemra captured a series of heartbreaking images while covering the battle of Mosul. From elderly individuals weary from the ongoing warfare in Iraq to children bloodied from early brushes with violence. Her pictures show people holding up a white flag to signal that they are noncombatants and others crying on buses bound for safer areas. She told Yahoo News she hopes her works shows that ?the human being is the same? regardless of ?nationality or religion.?


Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle lawsuit over account abuses

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:38:51 -0400

Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle lawsuit over account abuses(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co said it agreed in principle to pay $110 million to settle a lawsuit by customers challenging its opening of accounts without their permission, a practice that led to a scandal that cost the bank's chief executive his job. Customers said this saddled them with accounts they did not need or want, and fees they knew nothing about. The lawsuit dates from May 2015, sixteen months before Wells Fargo agreed to pay $185 million in penalties to settle regulatory charges over the sham accounts, estimated to number as many as 2 million.


Driver Shoots, Kills Police Officer In Oklahoma

- Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:04:48 -0400

Driver Shoots, Kills Police Officer In OklahomaPolice said the driver fled Officer Justin Terney began checking with dispatchers to see if there were any outstanding warrants.


How to Stop ISPs from Selling Your Private Data

- Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:15:00 -0400

How to Stop ISPs from Selling Your Private DataThe Internet may seem like an apolitical entity, but the fact is, the United States government has a great deal of influence over it. On Thursday (Mar. 23), the U.S. Senate voted to overturn an important broadband privacy rule instituted under the Obama administration. Your ISP will continue to be able to collect and sell your online data with reckless abandon, and frankly, unless you?re willing to kneecap your own Internet access, you can?t do much about it.


?Stop shaking your head?: Spicer scolds reporter who asked how Trump administration plans to revamp its image

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:40:14 -0400

?Stop shaking your head?: Spicer scolds reporter who asked how Trump administration plans to revamp its imageSean Spicer sparred with veteran reporter April Ryan after she asked him how the Trump administration can ?revamp? its public image while several controversies swirl around it.


Lafarge loses Paris 'beach' deal over support for Trump wall

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:33:49 -0400

Lafarge loses Paris 'beach' deal over support for Trump wallThe city of Paris on Tuesday dumped French-Swiss group LafargeHolcim as supplier of sand for the makeshift "Paris Plages" beach over the company's readiness to supply cement for US President Donald Trump's controversial border wall. "We will do without their services," Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo's deputy Bruno Julliard told the city council, citing Lafarge's readiness to "work on the nefarious project" of a wall along the US-Mexico border.


U.S. senator launches probe into five top opioid drugmakers

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:11:19 -0400

U.S. senator launches probe into five top opioid drugmakers(Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill sought on Tuesday details from the nation's top opioid drugmakers on their sales and marketing practices, as lawmakers step up efforts to tackle the country's deadly opioid crisis. The Missouri senator's investigation comes amid an epidemic of opioid addiction, with 91 Americans dying everyday as a result of overdose, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "This epidemic is the direct result of a calculated sales and marketing strategy major opioid manufacturers have allegedly pursued over the past 20 years to expand their market share," McCaskill, the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wrote in a letter to the drugmakers.


'Carlos the Jackal' sentenced to life for 1974 attack

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:34:29 -0400

'Carlos the Jackal' sentenced to life for 1974 attackPARIS (AP) ? A French court on Tuesday convicted the man known as "Carlos the Jackal," once the world's most-wanted fugitive, of a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade and sentenced him to life in prison for the third time.


Scientists just found the largest dinosaur footprint ever

- Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:58:33 -0400

Scientists just found the largest dinosaur footprint everDinosaur discovery news doesn't find its way to the mainstream all that often these days, simply because it's hard for scientists to sell each individual fossil find as unique or notable. But when researchers in Australia discovered an ancient footprint larger than anything humanity has ever seen, well, that's a whole other matter entirely. The find, which is detailed in a newly published paper by Dr. David Salisbury, is one of many discoveries made by the research team working in an area of Australia dubbed "Jurassic Park." The scientists, which were comprised of paleontologists from The University of Queensland's School of Biological Sciences, as well as the James Cook University's School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, were able to uncover evidence of 21 different dinosaur species during their expedition. The search was conducted on Australia's Dampier Peninsula, which has been lovingly nicknamed "Australia's Jurassic Park" thanks to its abundance of dinosaur remains. The tracks are believed to be between 127 million and 140 million years old. As for the record-breaking footprint, the team measured it at a whopping 1.75 meters in length, which is about five feet, nine inches long. It's definitely an intimidating sight, but with a foot of that size it's extremely unlikely that the creature that created it would have had little interest in eating anything but plants. The scientists believe the print was made by some kind of long-necked sauropod, meaning that it could have easily crushed a human in a single stomp, but wouldn't have actually had an appetite to munch on the remains.


Venezuela seeks to stymie OAS meeting, vows 'severe' response

- Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:24:46 -0400

Venezuela seeks to stymie OAS meeting, vows 'severe' responseBy Diego Oré and Lesley Wroughton CARACAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Venezuela called on Monday for the suspension of an Organization of American States meeting intended to air regional concerns over the OPEC nation's economic crisis and democratic standards. The Washington-based OAS is due to debate Venezuela on Tuesday after its secretary-general, Luis Almagro, said the country should be suspended from the regional bloc if it does not hold elections. Last week, 14 nations urged elections and freedom of jailed opponents of President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government, turning up the pressure after authorities thwarted a referendum on him last year and postponed local polls.


13 Places the Royals Like to Vacation

- Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:13:37 -0400

13 Places the Royals Like to VacationFrom a castle in Scotland to the coast of Greece, here are thirteen places the royals like to vacation.


Special Ed Teacher Arrested Over Alleged Relationship With Student at All-Boys Middle School: Cops

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:50:00 -0400

Special Ed Teacher Arrested Over Alleged Relationship With Student at All-Boys Middle School: CopsRebecca Goerdel, 28, was arrested Friday for the alleged relationship with an unnamed boy.


How Long Can Devin Nunes Hang On?

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:47:12 -0400

How Long Can Devin Nunes Hang On?Democrats want the chair of the committee looking into collusion between the Trump administration and Russia to recuse himself, and hearings have ground to a halt for the moment.


Toshiba's US nuclear unit files for bankruptcy protection

- Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:50:49 -0400

Toshiba's US nuclear unit files for bankruptcy protectionToshiba's loss-hit US nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Company has filed for bankruptcy protection, the companies said Wednesday, as the troubled division wrestles with huge losses and accounting fraud claims. Westinghouse technology is at the core of about half of the world's nuclear reactors. "Westinghouse Electric.... and certain of its subsidiaries and affiliates, today filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code," the US firm said in a statement.


North Korea Compares Trump To Obama

- Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:57:24 -0400

North Korea Compares Trump To ObamaBoth U.S. presidential administrations have referenced "strategic patience" when dealing with Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.


Slain Oklahoma officer was new recruit, aspiring canine cop

- Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:47:59 -0400

Slain Oklahoma officer was new recruit, aspiring canine copTECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) ? A 22-year-old officer and new recruit died Monday after a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said.


British soldier's sentence for killing injured Taliban cut

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:22:27 -0400

British soldier's sentence for killing injured Taliban cutA British court on Tuesday cut a soldier's sentence for killing an injured Taliban fighter to seven years after his murder conviction was reduced to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Veterans hugged, cheered and waved flags bearing former Royal Marine Alexander Blackman's image outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London after the ruling, which means he could be released within weeks. Blackman was sentenced in 2013 for shooting the fighter at close range in Afghanistan's Helmand Province on September 15, 2011, after the man was seriously injured by fire from an Apache helicopter.


Lamborghini won't target Nürburgring SUV record with Urus

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:00:00 -0400

Lamborghini won't target Nürburgring SUV record with UrusIt?s been a long time coming, but the Lamborghini Urus SUV is nearly a reality. Motoring reports Lamborghini doesn?t have much interest in proving the Urus around the Nürburgring, as the Italian brand did with the Huracán Performante which just set the lap record at the German track. In fact, the Urus will house a completely different set of objectives than the brand?s super cars.


Sean Spicer to journalist April Ryan: ?stop shaking your head?

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:09:00 -0400

Sean Spicer to journalist April Ryan: ?stop shaking your head?During the daily White House press briefing Tuesday, press secretary Sean Spicer got into a heated exchange with April Ryan, a White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks. Ryan asked Spicer about the investigation into Russia?s involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, to which Spicer said, ?At some point, April, you?re going to have to take no for an answer.?


Central European leaders vow not to be blackmailed by EU on migration

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:06:31 -0400

Central European leaders vow not to be blackmailed by EU on migrationBy Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - The leaders of four Central European countries vowed on Tuesday not to be blackmailed by threats of financial punishment from Brussels if they don't join in the relocation of thousands of Middle Eastern and African refugees. Austria also said it will seek an exemption from having to accept more asylum-seekers, arguing that it has already taken in its fair share during Europe's migration crisis. The prime ministers of the Visegrad Group (V4) -- Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic -- said they have a sovereign right to decide how to deal with the migrants who have flooded into the continent mainly from the war in Syria.


Mom Outraged at TSA, Claims They Treated Her Young Son and Family 'Like Dogs'

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:22:00 -0400

Mom Outraged at TSA, Claims They Treated Her Young Son and Family 'Like Dogs'The incident happened Sunday in Dallas.


Trump Is The Least-Approved New President In History

- Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:00:34 -0400

Trump Is The Least-Approved New President In HistoryThe majority of those betting on Trump's presidency say he'll be kicked out before the end of his first term.


Watch a Twin-Turbo Ford GT Go From Zero to Nearly 300 MPH in One Mile

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:34:33 -0400

Watch a Twin-Turbo Ford GT Go From Zero to Nearly 300 MPH in One MileThis heavily-modified 2005 Ford GT just shattered the standing mile world record, hitting 293.6 mph from a dead stop.


What happened today in France's presidential race

- Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:58:18 -0400

What happened today in France's presidential raceHollande, visiting Singapore, said his final mission before he steps down in May would be to ensure that "populism, nationalism and extremism cannot prevail, including in my own country". The National Front's Marine Le Pen is seen as one of the leading candidates to replace him in the election, which follows Britain's vote to leave the European Union and the election of the populist Donald Trump in the United States.


Uber diversity: low on women, like other tech companies

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:34:47 -0400

Uber diversity: low on women, like other tech companiesNEW YORK (AP) ? Uber's first report on employee diversity shows low numbers for women, especially in technical positions. In that regard, the company is similar to other Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple.


African woman targeted in fresh mob violence in India

- Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:20:37 -0400

African woman targeted in fresh mob violence in IndiaA Kenyan woman was attacked Wednesday, Indian police said, in the same northern city where a mob had assaulted African students following the death of a local teenager from a suspected drug overdose. The woman was allegedly dragged out of a taxi and repeatedly slapped and kicked by unknown assailants as she returned to her home in Greater Noida, a satellite city outside India's capital New Delhi. The incident came as police stepped up security in the city's sprawling suburbs where mobs on Monday attacked a group of Africans with sticks and metal chairs.


Verizon wins another wireless speed test thanks to its last real advantage

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:16:34 -0400

Verizon wins another wireless speed test thanks to its last real advantage

Verizon has long had a reputation for the best service in America, with prices to match. Things are changing these days: other networks are catching up, and Verizon even has a reasonably-priced unlimited plan, which is something I thought I'd never live to see.

But some things never change, and the latest Tom's Guide network test of all the cell carriers shows why Verizon is likely to remain in first place.

The Tom's Guide test used so-called drive testing to compare average download speeds across six major US cities and nine wireless carriers. That means the testers took identical smartphones (in this case, a Galaxy S7) on each network to different locations within each city, ran side-by-side download tests, and compared the results.

Those results had Verizon comfortably in first place, and it sounds like one particular feature of Verizon's network put it there: indoor performance.

"We split the locations we tested between indoor and outdoor locations to see how being indoors affected carrier performance. Generally speaking, speeds slowed down for most carriers when we tested at indoor locations ? dramatically, in some cases. The lone exception was Verizon, whose average download speeds improved during indoor testing in four of our six test cities."

It makes sense that performance takes a hit when you go indoors. Mobile data relies on your cellphone talking to a cell tower that's normally at least a couple hundred yards away. The more stuff the cell signal has to go through, the weaker the signal will be, and the slower things will download.

But not all cell signals are equal. 4G radios work on tens of different "bands," specific frequencies that each wireless carrier owns the right to use. Lower frequencies are much better at penetrating obstacles (like buildings), and also have superior range. Verizon owns more low-frequency spectrum than other wireless carriers (particularly T-Mobile and Sprint), and has owned it for longer, allowing it to build out the cell towers to actually use the lower frequency. This explains Verizon's place on top of the Tom's Guide ranking.

Times are a-changing, however. T-Mobile purchased some low-frequency 700MHz spectrum two years ago, and the government is currently in the process of auctioning off old TV spectrum in the 600MHz range to the wireless carriers. Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are all expected to spend billions of dollars arming themselves with spectrum for the coming years, and a big upset there could fundamentally shake up the status quo.

 


Company: Oil in pipeline under Missouri River reservoir

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:05:20 -0400

Company: Oil in pipeline under Missouri River reservoirThe Dakota Access pipeline developer said Monday that it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and that it's preparing to put the pipeline into service.


Photos of the day - March 28, 2017

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:42:20 -0400

Photos of the day - March 28, 2017An Indian girl wearing a traditional clothe takes part in the procession to celebrate the Gudi Padwa, Maharashtrian?s New Year in Mumbai, India; Dust and smoke billows out from a residential house which was blown up during a gunfight between militants and Indian soldiers in Durbagh village of Chadoora, 15 km from Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir; and, Tourists view cherry blossoms at Yuyuantan Park in Beijing, China.


EU court lifts EU sanctions on Libyan dictator's daughter

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:48:17 -0400

EU court lifts EU sanctions on Libyan dictator's daughterEurope's second-highest court on Tuesday lifted sanctions on the daughter of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, arguing the changed situation in Libya no longer justified the measures. As part of sanctions imposed in 2011 over serious human rights violations in Libya, Aisha Muammer Mohamed El-Gaddafi was included on a list of people subjected by EU governments to a travel ban and a freeze on their financial assets. At the time, the European Union's General Court, only lower than the Court of Justice, approved the sanctions based on "closeness of association with (the) regime." Oman granted asylum to some of Gaddafi's family in 2013, including Aisha and her brother Hannibal who were both wanted by Interpol.


White House Blasts Sally Yates Washington Post Story

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:15:31 -0400

White House Blasts Sally Yates Washington Post StoryThe president has made no secret of his disdain for many print news outlets, but what exactly does he like to read?


2017 Audi S6

- Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:18:00 -0400

2017 Audi S6Drama free and wickedly quick.


US leads boycott of nuclear weapons ban talks

- Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:30:32 -0400

US leads boycott of nuclear weapons ban talksMore than 100 countries on Monday launched the first UN talks aimed at achieving a legally binding ban on nuclear weapons, as Washington led an international boycott of a process it deems unrealistic. Before the conference had even begun, the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, spoke out to reject the proposal in the light of current global security threats. "As a mom and a daughter there is nothing I want more for my family than a world with no nuclear weapons," Haley, who represents the world's largest nuclear power, said on the sidelines of the meeting.