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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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Exp.CVE-2017-0038

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

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Kulekmoko

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

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.IFEO!gen1

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

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

SONAR.IFEO!gen2

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

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

JS.Bondat!lnk

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

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Worm.

Ransom.Cerber!g17

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

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.SuspBeh!gen83

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

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

Backdoor.Streamex

- Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Mirai

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

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Mdropper.AE

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

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Minzen!gen

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

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Downloader.Ratankba

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

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Athenrat

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

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Vimnaspu

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

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.SuspLaunch!g20

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

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

OSX.Addkeysteal

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

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Minzen!gm

- Mon, 6 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Ransom.LambdaLocker

- Mon, 6 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Ransom.Spora!g1

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

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Ransom.Spora!gm

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

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Zherotee

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

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

JS.Kopiwak

- Fri, 3 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.Disttrack.B!gen1

- Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Worm.

SONAR.Heur.RGC!g372

- Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.Cryptlck!g125

- Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.Cryptlck!g133

- Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.Cryptlck!g134

- Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.Cryptlk.AF!g10

- Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

Backdoor.Chches

- Wed, 1 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Quasar

- Wed, 1 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Mapkill

- Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Ransom.Locky!lnk

- Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.DI!gen1

- Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.Ransom!gen7

- Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.Cryptlck!g105

- Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.Cryptlck!g106

- Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.Cryptlck!g108

- Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.Cryptlck!g111

- Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.Cryptlck!g115

- Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.Cryptlck!g128

- Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.Cryptlck!g132

- Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.Cryptlk.NCod!g3

- Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.Cryptlk.XXX!g2

- Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

Trojan.Klonzyrat

- Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Ransom.Cerber!g15

- Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

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Pence offers 'unwavering' NATO pledge, leaves open questions

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:31:59 -0500

Pence offers 'unwavering' NATO pledge, leaves open questionsMUNICH (AP) ? America's commitment to NATO is "unwavering," U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday, reassuring allies about the direction the Trump administration might take but leaving open questions about where Washington saw its relationship with the European Union and other international organizations.


Opel Could Possibly Become EV Only Brand If Kept by GM

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:39:14 -0500

Opel Could Possibly Become EV Only Brand If Kept by GMThis would be a significant turn in direction for the automaker.


'Blind sheikh' convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in U.S. prison

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:13:55 -0500

'Blind sheikh' convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in U.S. prisonOmar Abdel-Rahman, the Muslim cleric known as "the blind sheikh" who was convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and of planning a broader "war of urban terrorism" in the United States, died on Saturday in a North Carolina prison, authorities said. Abdel-Rahman, 78, died of natural causes at 9:40 a.m. (1440 GMT) at a medical center at a federal prison compound in Butner, North Carolina, according to Greg Norton, a spokesman. The cleric, who had diabetes and coronary artery disease, had been incarcerated at the complex for nearly 10 years, Norton said.


'War won't stop us' vow Syria child victims Bana, Abdel

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:12:10 -0500

'War won't stop us' vow Syria child victims Bana, AbdelTwo Syrian children who have become powerful symbols of their homeland's conflict met Saturday, vowing that "the war will not stop us" despite the horrific violence around them. Seven-year-old Syrian girl Bana al-Abed -- whose Twitter account gave a tragic description of the bombing of Aleppo -- met 10-year-old Abdel Basset who lost his legs after bombardment in Idlib. A video of the young boy screaming for his father spread on social media and images of Abdel were shared by Bana as well.


Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, dies at 69

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:27:17 -0500

Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, dies at 69(Reuters) - Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff known as "Jane Roe" in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion, died on Saturday at the age of 69, a journalist close to McCorvey said. McCorvey died on Saturday morning of heart failure at an assisted living home in Katy, Texas, Joshua Prager, a journalist who is writing a book about the ruling, said in an email. McCorvey lent her real name to supporters of the abortion-rights movement in the 1980s.


AP Exclusive: Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:30:00 -0500

AP Exclusive: Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperlyAUSTIN, Texas (AP) ? Texas election officials have acknowledged that hundreds of people were allowed to bypass the state's toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law and improperly cast ballots in the November presidential election by signing a sworn statement instead of showing a photo ID.


Fantasy league aims to lure US students to economics

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:03:45 -0500

Fantasy league aims to lure US students to economicsHave you needed to use your high school chemistry recently? The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, part of the US central bank system, is on the forefront of trying to make economic and personal finance information accessible to the general public, and especially to students.


Explosive blog post details ?abhorrent? sexism at Uber

- Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:46:57 -0500

Explosive blog post details ?abhorrent? sexism at Uber

In a blog post published Sunday, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Riggetti details her experiences working for the company. Sadly, given she's a female engineer working at a thrusting, big-name Silicon Valley startup, the experiences are exactly what you'd expect.

In the post, Riggetti details numerous instances of overt sexist behaviour. She reportedly sent evidence, including email and chat logs to HR, but ran into a brick wall multiple times. In the end, she says that her attempts to quietly report sexist behaviour were turned against her:

I forwarded this absurd chain of emails to HR, and they requested to meet with me shortly after. I don't know what I expected after all of my earlier encounters with them, but this one was more ridiculous than I could have ever imagined. The HR rep began the meeting by asking me if I had noticed that *I* was the common theme in all of the reports I had been making, and that if I had ever considered that I might be the problem. I pointed out that everything I had reported came with extensive documentation and I clearly wasn't the instigator (or even a main character) in the majority of them - she countered by saying that there was absolutely no record in HR of any of the incidents I was claiming I had reported (which, of course, was a lie, and I reminded her I had email and chat records to prove it was a lie). She then asked me if women engineers at Uber were friends and talked a lot, and then asked me how often we communicated, what we talked about, what email addresses we used to communicate, which chat rooms we frequented, etc. - †an absurd and insulting request that I refused to comply with. When I pointed out how few women were in SRE, she recounted with a story about how sometimes certain people of certain genders and ethnic backgrounds were better suited for some jobs than others, so I shouldn't be surprised by the gender ratios in engineering. Our meeting ended with her berating me about keeping email records of things, and told me it was unprofessional to report things via email to HR.

Beyond the reports to HR, Riggetti also details a company overrun with internal politics and management problems:

In the background, there was a game-of-thrones political war raging within the ranks of upper management in the infrastructure engineering organization. It seemed like every manager was fighting their peers and attempting to undermine their direct supervisor so that they could have their direct supervisor's job. No attempts were made by these managers to hide what they were doing: they boasted about it in meetings, told their direct reports about it, and the like.

Shortly after the blog post was published, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick issued a statement promising a (secret, internal) investigation into the matter, and reaffirmed Uber's committment to a equitable workplace where everyone isn't trying to stab each other in the back:

"I have just read Susan Fowler's blog. What she describes is abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in. It's the first time this has come to my attention so I have instructed Liane Hornsey our new Chief Human Resources Officer to conduct an urgent investigation into these allegations. We seek to make Uber a just workplace and there can be absolutely no place for this kind of behavior at Uber -- and anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired."

This isn't the first time that Uber has run into human resources problems within its internal teams and management. In 2014, an Uber exec famously suggested digging up dirt on journalists to discredit them. That statement came in response to a journalist who had accused Uber of sexism once again.

More recently, #DeleteUber trended on Twitter after Uber removed surge pricing at JFK airport during a taxi strike -- a strike that was in protest of President Trump's Muslim travel ban. The same hashtag is trending again tonight following Riggetti's blog post.


Police Find 75-Year-Old Woman Molded to Chair After Sitting In Same Spot for Almost a Year

- Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:41:00 -0500

Police Find 75-Year-Old Woman Molded to Chair After Sitting In Same Spot for Almost a YearShe is now recovering at a local hospital.


McCain Says Suppressing Media Is How Dictators Get Started

- Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:53:51 -0500

McCain Says Suppressing Media Is How Dictators Get StartedWhite House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said, however, all presidents have had their issues with the press.


On frozen fields, North Korean farmers prep for battle ahead

- Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:38:14 -0500

On frozen fields, North Korean farmers prep for battle aheadPYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) ? Plug your noses and ready your "Juche fertilizer." It's time to prep the frozen fields in North Korea.


Scuffles at Thai temple as police hunt for monk

- Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:25:27 -0500

Scuffles at Thai temple as police hunt for monkBy Cod Satrusayang and Aukkaraporn Niyomyat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Monks and police scuffled on Monday at a Buddhist temple in Thailand where security forces are trying to arrest an influential former abbot on money-laundering charges. The standoff at the scandal-hit Dhammakaya Temple represents one of the biggest challenges to the authority of Thailand's junta since it took power in 2014. Police said they would try to avoid violence while threatening arrest for followers of the sprawling temple who have defied orders to leave and instead flocked there, hampering the search for 72-year-old Phra Dhammachayo.


Hundreds of Cubans deported after US immigration status end: Cuba

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:52:31 -0500

Hundreds of Cubans deported after US immigration status end: CubaMore than 680 Cubans have been deported back to Cuba since the United States ended its decades-old policy giving them preferred immigrant status in January, state media reported Saturday. According to official Cuban reports, 683 people have been sent back to the Caribbean island from the United States, or from Mexico, the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands, where they were crossing in a bid to reach the US border. On January 12, then-president Barack Obama scrapped with immediate effect a 1995 policy that had given Cubans near-automatic entry to the United States if they managed to set foot on American soil, regardless of their visa status.


Mourning the presidency: A mock funeral for Presidents? Day

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:55:12 -0500

Mourning the presidency: A mock funeral for Presidents? DayA New Orleans-style funeral in New York?s Washington Square Park hosted by Rise and Resist and GAG Is Watching on Saturday gave young New Yorkers the chance to grieve, march, sing, wail and ultimately ?demand the rebirth of a presidency dedicated to the service of all peoples.?


Battle in west Mosul could see siege, mass displacement: U.N.

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:52:13 -0500

Battle in west Mosul could see siege, mass displacement: U.N.Iraq's U.S.-backed offensive against Islamic State in western Mosul could displace up to 400,000 civilians and involve a siege in the densely populated old city, the United Nations' Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq said on Saturday. The military and security forces last month recaptured the eastern half of the city, Iraq's second largest, and are expected to advance on the western side in coming days. Western Mosul contains the old city center, with its ancient souks, Grand Mosque and most government administrative buildings.


ABC News' Jonathan Karl: Free press is a big part of what makes America great

- Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:05:21 -0500

ABC News' Jonathan Karl: Free press is a big part of what makes America greatJonathan Karl reflects on White House press relations throughout history.


Debt-saddled Mongolia agrees $5.5 bn IMF bailout

- Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:07:15 -0500

Debt-saddled Mongolia agrees $5.5 bn IMF bailoutMongolia has reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on a $5.5 billion bailout package, officials announced, as the debt-wracked country tries to stabilise its economy. The landlocked north Asian nation has been hit hard by a more than 50 percent fall over the past five years in the price of copper, its main export. Billions of dollars' worth of natural resources lie buried beneath Mongolia's sprawling steppes, but development has been delayed for years and slowing growth in its biggest customer China has hobbled the economy.


Mom-To-Be Shares Photo of 2 Onesies Surrounded by Needles After Struggling to Get Pregnant

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:30:00 -0500

Mom-To-Be Shares Photo of 2 Onesies Surrounded by Needles After Struggling to Get PregnantShe is 13 weeks along.


Donald Trump's Great Escape

- Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:44:27 -0500

Donald Trump's Great EscapeMELBOURNE, Fla.?After four miserable weeks of being locked up in presidential prison?starved of affection, suffocated by bureaucracy, tormented by the press?Donald Trump made a break for it Saturday.


Man dies after breaching security at Honolulu airport

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:28:51 -0500

Man dies after breaching security at Honolulu airportHONOLULU (AP) ? The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that a man is dead after he breached security at Honolulu International Airport and stopped breathing.


Toughening penalties if pets are harmed during crimes

- Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:53:00 -0500

Toughening penalties if pets are harmed during crimesFLORIDA, N.Y. (AP) ? When Denise Krohn came home to find her goldendoodle Kirby bleeding on the kitchen floor, she at first thought it was a terrible accident. But she soon realized that her home had been ransacked, and that her other dog, Quigley, was lying dead on his favorite blanket in the living room.


Rally coordinator talks organizing Florida Trump event

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:31:24 -0500

Rally coordinator talks organizing Florida Trump eventTony Ledbetter weighs in how the president may benefit from speaking directly to Americans


Jason Chaffetz and Mitch McConnell are the new 'Hardy Boys' except much worse

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0500

Jason Chaffetz and Mitch McConnell are the new 'Hardy Boys' except much worseRep. Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has been doing a really great job not investigating some of the major controversies surrounding the Trump White House. Mitch McConnell, the Majority Leader of the Senate, has also impressively managed to avoid publicly denouncing or questioning even the most flagrantly unconstitutional executive orders signed by the POTUS. SEE ALSO: Wow, Obama's outgoing letter to Trump speaks volumes With their impressive the-opposite-of-mystery-solving skills on full display for the American public, we thought it'd be fitting to reimagine the two GOP leaders as the straight-laced Hardy Boys. A post shared by Mashable Watercooler (@watercooler) on Feb 17, 2017 at 2:41pm PST Combining their powerful detective minds, Mitch and Jason can ignore basically anything that happens. "The Town Hall Mystery" Image: max knoblauch "The Mystery of Nope Shut Up There Is Nothing To Investigate Here" Image: Max knoblauch "The Mystery of Just Hangin' Out, Not Solving Anything" Image: Max knoblauch The next installment can't come soon enough!


Syrian rebels say army attacks wrecking ceasefire efforts

- Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:05:06 -0500

Syrian rebels say army attacks wrecking ceasefire effortsSyrian rebel groups who have participated in peace talks said on Sunday that an upsurge in Syrian army shelling and bombing was wrecking the prospects of maintaining a ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey. The rebel groups, mostly backed by Turkey, have attended two rounds of talks in the Kazakh capital Astana. Mohammad Alloush, the head of the Astana talks delegation, said the rebel groups who signed a shaky ceasefire deal late last year that was meant to end bombing of civilians were ready to go back to "all out war".


One dead, 27 hurt in Belgium train derailment

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:07:30 -0500

One dead, 27 hurt in Belgium train derailmentOne person died and 27 others were injured -- three of them seriously -- when a train derailed Saturday shortly after leaving a station east of Brussels, officials said. The train carrying 85 passengers derailed four minutes after leaving Louvain bound for the North Sea coast via the Belgian capital, the SNCB railway authority said. "Rescue workers confirm the death of one person, three seriously injured and 24 others hurt," a Belgian official told AFP on condition of anonymity.


Yahoo Reportedly Isn't Deleting Customer Email Accounts

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:44:20 -0500

Yahoo Reportedly Isn't Deleting Customer Email AccountsYahoo takes 90 days to delete accounts after a user requests it, but some users are reporting the company isn't removing the accounts even after the waiting period.


Father and Son Killed In Head-On Collision With One Another

- Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:37:00 -0500

Father and Son Killed In Head-On Collision With One AnotherPolice said alcohol was a factor in the crash.


France denounces cyberattacks blamed on Moscow

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:57:18 -0500

France denounces cyberattacks blamed on MoscowSuspected Russian cyberattacks on the French presidential campaign are "unacceptable", France's foreign minister said Sunday, adding it was clear that pro-Europe candidate Emmanuel Macron was being targeted. A spokesman for Macron, who is currently riding high in the polls, has accused Moscow of being behind a flurry of cyberattacks on his campaign website and email servers over the past month. "It's enough to see which candidates, Marine Le Pen or Francois Fillon, Russia expresses preference for in the French electoral campaign," Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said in an interview with Journal du Dimanche.


The Latest: Pence offers Ukraine's president support

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:31:45 -0500

The Latest: Pence offers Ukraine's president supportMUNICH (AP) ? The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Europe (all times local):


Police: Man in photos now 'main suspect' in 2 girls' deaths

- Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:58:18 -0500

Police: Man in photos now 'main suspect' in 2 girls' deathsDELPHI, Ind. (AP) ? A man photographed walking along a northern Indiana trail system around the time two teenage girls later found slain were dropped off by a relative is now considered "the main suspect" in their killings, State Police said Sunday.


How to install the genius media app that Apple banned from the App Store

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:00:30 -0500

How to install the genius media app that Apple banned from the App Store

What is Kodi and why should one want to install on the iPhone or any other iOS device? It?s a versatile media player that?s already quite popular with the crowds. You may have used it on other devices back when it was called XBMC. Unfortunately, it?s not the kind of application that Apple allows in the App Store, so you can?t really enjoy it on iOS devices unless you?re willing to jailbreak the phone, or pull off other tricks that would let you sideload the app.

If you?re looking to install Kodi on the iPhone 7 or any other kind of iOS device without jailbreaking, then you?re in luck. It looks like such a method is already available.

The method does work, and it?s as shady as you can expect. But if you can?t go without Kodi in your life, and you don?t want to jailbreak the iPhone 7, or can?t find a method that jailbreaks the phone, then you could always go for this option.

Discovered by Kodi Tips the trick involves navigating to a shady site ? just because it?s in a language you don?t understand ? and downloading an app to your iPhone.

Once that?s done, an error message will appear when you?ll try to run Kodi. However, you can fix it by simply choosing to trust the application from the phone?s Settings menu. Check out Kodi Tips full instructions if you really want to go through with the procedure.

Finally, if all else fails, there?s one other type of Kodi install for the iPhone that you can try, which doesn?t require a jailbreak either. You have to pretend you?re an app developer and use Apple?s Xcode to get the app running on your iOS device ? Macworld has all the instructions, assuming the method is still available.


US student debt tops $1.31 trillion: Does Betsy DeVos have a plan?

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:03:54 -0500

US student debt tops $1.31 trillion: Does Betsy DeVos have a plan?Student loans were†the leading cause for a substantial increase in household debt last year, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Thursday. While the high balance of US student debt is not news anymore, the new record-high $1.31 trillion balance, up†2.4 percent in the fourth quarter,†is another reminder of the severity of a problem that has cast a shadow over the nation in recent years. During her confirmation hearing, now-Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos suggested a vision for higher education that might not require as much student debt.


Expect more fake news from Russia, top NATO general says

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:21:38 -0500

Expect more fake news from Russia, top NATO general saysBy Robin Emmott MUNICH (Reuters) - Russia was behind a false report of a rape by German soldiers in Lithuania that was intended to undermine support for NATO's new eastern force, a senior NATO general said on Saturday, warning Europe to expect more such "fake news". Petr Pavel, who heads NATO's military committee, said he also hoped to hold the first telephone call in more than two years with Russia's military chiefs in coming weeks.


Global arms trade highest since Cold War: study

- Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:11:14 -0500

Global arms trade highest since Cold War: studyWorldwide arms trade has risen to its highest level since the Cold War in the last five years, driven by a demand from the Middle East and Asia, a study said Monday. Between 2012-2016, arms imports in terms of volume by countries in Asia and Oceania accounted for 43 percent of global imports, a 7.7 rise compared to the previous 2007-2011 period, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). "Transfer of major weapons in 2012-16 reached their highest volume for any five-year period since the end of" the Cold War, the independent institute said in a statement.


Blizzard Terminating Windows XP, Vista Support

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:21:58 -0500

Blizzard Terminating Windows XP, Vista SupportVideo game company Blizzard Entertainment has announced the end of the road for Windows XP and Windows Vista support for its games.


Boy, 5, Left In Critical Condition After Being Mauled by Pit Bull

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:13:00 -0500

Boy, 5, Left In Critical Condition After Being Mauled by Pit BullThe family reportedly owned the dogs.


Ukraine rebels accuse OSCE of aiding Kiev forces

- Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:23:49 -0500

Ukraine rebels accuse OSCE of aiding Kiev forcesUkraine's Russian-backed insurgents on Friday accused a top official in the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) of aiding Kiev's forces in the 34-month war. A separatist leader made the accusation at a joint news conference in the rebel-controlled city of Lugansk with Alexander Hug -- the principal deputy chief of the group's special monitoring mission to Ukraine --- who denied the claim. The OSCE is a Cold-war era body drawn up to ensure peace in Europe.


States in US West mark 75th anniversary of internment order

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:27:26 -0500

States in US West mark 75th anniversary of internment orderSALEM, Ore. (AP) ? States in the American West are marking the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that forced 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans into internment camps.


This Week Fast Forward 02.19.2017

- Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:37:51 -0500

This Week Fast Forward 02.19.2017Speed through the highlights from the latest "This Week."


Bus flips over in Argentina's Andes, at least 19 killed

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:33:16 -0500

Bus flips over in Argentina's Andes, at least 19 killedBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) ? A passenger bus has flipped over on an Andean highway in Argentina, killing 19 of the 42 people aboard, police said Saturday.


AstroBot Kit Teaches Kids the Joys of Coding

- Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:00:00 -0500

AstroBot Kit Teaches Kids the Joys of CodingOne of the most intriguing robot kits at this year's show, UBTech's AstroBot kit can be built into one of three different characters and programmed using a simple mobile app. Available this spring for $199, AstroBot can be built as either a treaded robot that looks a bit like Walle, a humanoid-style robot or a wheeled vehicle. An infrared sensor keeps AstroBot from bumping into objects as it moves around.


China names and shames cities over smog controls

- Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:34:59 -0500

China names and shames cities over smog controlsChina's environment ministry has named and shamed several cities in the north of the country for not doing enough to cope with smog, state news agency Xinhua reported. Large parts of northern China have been blanketed in choking smog this winter, defying repeated government efforts to tackle the problem. Pollution alerts are common in northern China, especially during bitterly cold winters when energy demand, much of it met by coal, soars.


Philippines' Duterte ordered murders: ex-police aide

- Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:08:15 -0500

Philippines' Duterte ordered murders: ex-police aidePhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte ran a death squad that killed many people, including a journalist and a pregnant woman, when he was mayor of a southern city, a retired policeman who claimed to be part of the group said Monday. Arthur Lascanas, sitting alongside three prominent human rights lawyers, broke down in tears as he listed a series of murders in Davao city that he alleged Duterte ordered either to eliminate critics or fight crime. Lascanas said he even killed his two brothers, who were involved in drug trafficking, due to "blind loyalty" to Duterte as well as cash rewards.


Dubai police summon Russian model who dangled from skyscraper: newspaper

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:36:06 -0500

Dubai police summon Russian model who dangled from skyscraper: newspaperDubai police have summoned a Russian model who posed for a video while dangling from a skyscraper to sign a pledge not to put her life in danger again, a local newspaper reported on Saturday. A video of the model, identified by local media as 23-year-old Viktoria Odintcova, went viral after she posted it on her Instagram account earlier in the week. It shows her stepping off a girder at the top of Dubai's 73-storey Cayan Tower and dangling in the void, held only by a man gripping her hand.


Shop These Presidents Day Deals For Maximum Savings

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:20:02 -0500

Shop These Presidents Day Deals For Maximum SavingsPresidents Day is a hotbed of discounts on appliances, mattresses, furniture and other items.


Ukraine soldier killed in clashes despite ceasefire

- Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:57:09 -0500

Ukraine soldier killed in clashes despite ceasefireOne soldier has been killed and another wounded in eastern Ukraine, the army said Monday, as it accused rebels of breaking a new truce deal announced at the weekend. Ukraine's military spokesman Leonid Matyukhin said Russian-backed rebels had shelled his troops "on all fronts", resulting in one death and one injury over the past 24 hours. The fresh clashes cast a shadow over the new ceasefire deal announced after the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France held talks in Munich on Saturday.


Arpaio successor pulls back on immigration holds in jails

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:02:36 -0500

Arpaio successor pulls back on immigration holds in jailsPHOENIX (AP) ? For years, immigrants being released from jails in Phoenix would routinely be kept locked up an extra couple days to give federal authorities time to check their immigration status and launch deportation proceedings.


This futuristic ATM means you?ll never have to go into a bank again

- Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:00:26 -0500

This futuristic ATM means you?ll never have to go into a bank againFifty years ago, the ATM was one of the first robots to start down the long path of stealing jobs. Even the name -- Automated Teller Machine -- shows that it was explicitly designed to put bank tellers out of a job. ATMs have become far more sophisticated since their introduction, but their main function of dispensing cash hasn't really changed. So, for ATMs themselves to remain relevant as banks increasingly go online, there needs to be change. NCR, a company you likely haven't heard of but almost certainly interact with frequently, has just released its latest take on the ATM. Called the SelfServ 80, it's likely to have payment processing conference attendees all aflutter -- but there's a reason you should care too. Rather than just dispensing cash, the machine uses a 19-inch touchscreen and video confrencing to let you do virtually anything you'd do in a regular bank. Apply for credit cards or loans can theoretically all happen without ever speaking to a person in the flesh: all the communication can happen with a bank advisor via fancy Skype. Only ever talking to a bank advisor through a screen does sound like an awfully dystopian future. But the silver lining here is that by centralizing the bank tellers, banks could offer services for much longer hours, and you'd never need to wait in line to see one of your branch's two tellers ever again. The ATM will start rolling out this year, as according to NCR "several of the largest banks in the world, along with many community banks, have signed on for initial delivery contracts."


Anxieties rise at Detroit haven for asylum seekers

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:27:34 -0500

Anxieties rise at Detroit haven for asylum seekersDETROIT (AP) ? Lucy Neighbor knew that to start over after fleeing torture, bloodshed and repression in her native Cameroon, she needed to find something called Freedom House. She managed to reach the place in 2008, and though she wasn't exactly sure what it was, she felt at home the moment the door opened.


Romania?s lesson in public integrity

- Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:09:45 -0500

Romania?s lesson in public integritySince early February, tens of thousands of people in Romania have held almost daily protests against corruption in many cities. This persistent and peaceful outcry on Romania?s streets for honest governance began after the ruling party tried to roll back anti-corruption efforts that have already led to thousands of officials being put on trial since 2013. People were shocked at how easily their progress in suppressing corruption could be eroded by politicians.