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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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Linux.Shishiga

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Worm.

W32.Cridex!gen14

- Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Worm.

Infostealer.Lokibot

- Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Pidief.X

- Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Miskip

- Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Miskip!gen1

-

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.Cryptlck!g140

- Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.Cryptlck!g147

- Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

Suspicious.Epi.4

- Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.SuspScript!g5

- Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

Trojan.Lodarat

- Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Doublepulsar

- Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Darkpulsar

- Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SMG.Ransom!gen

- Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

JS.Downloader.H

- Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.Cryptlck!g143

- Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.Cryptlck!g148

- Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.SuspBeh!gen90

- Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.SuspScript!g7

- Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.SuspScript!g2

- Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.Heuristic.163

- Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.Cryptlck!g117

- Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

Trojan.Spanderditz

- Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Raslup

- Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Objod

- Sat, 15 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Symmi

- Sat, 15 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Ransom.Mole

- Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.Cryptlck!g126

- Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

VBS.Dropper.A

- Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.Heuristic.164

- Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.Ransom!gen11

- Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.SuspBeh!gen92

- Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

SONAR.ProcHijack!g12

- Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

Trojan.Crusader

- Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Linux.Cheepori

- Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Sathurbot

- Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Linux.Valsheesy

- Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Linux.Migajick

- Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Linux.Amnesiark

- Fri, 7 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Cruprox

- Sat, 8 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.Cryptlck!g141

- Thu, 6 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

Trojan.Kasperbogi

- Thu, 6 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Ismdoor!gen2

- Thu, 6 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Packed.Generic.511

- Thu, 6 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Ismdoor!gm

- Wed, 5 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Rokrat

- Wed, 5 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Lisdazz

- Wed, 5 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.MSOffice!g7

- Mon, 3 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

Trojan.Redleavy

- Mon, 3 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.Heuristic.161

- Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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

Packed.Vmpbad!gen39

- Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Chches!gm

- Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Hirsdov

- Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

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White House vows to continue funding Obamacare, averting showdown with Democrats

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:46:18 -0400

White House vows to continue funding Obamacare, averting showdown with DemocratsThe White House has assured Democrats it will continue to fund a key portion of Obamacare, clearing the way for negotiations on a series of spending bills to avoid a government shutdown, according to two sources familiar with the decision. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., had demanded that Congress pay†for the Affordable Care Act?s subsidies ? which lower health care costs for 7 million people ? as part of the emerging†spending bill.


Trump lashes out after judge bats down another immigration order

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:26:53 -0400

Trump lashes out after judge bats down another immigration orderPresident Trump lashed out early Wednesday after a federal judge issued a temporary injunction against his "sanctuary cities" executive oder. Trump said he'd take it to the Supreme Court.


Missing Toddler Found Dead After She Vanished While Playing in Yard

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:27:00 -0400

Missing Toddler Found Dead After She Vanished While Playing in YardOne-year-old Semaj Crosby was found dead in a Joliet, Ill., home.


A Growing -- and Deadly -- Problem on America?s Roads

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:17:29 -0400

A Growing -- and Deadly -- Problem on America?s RoadsFor the first time, drugged driving is to blame for more traffic fatalities involving drivers than drunk driving, a new report reveals.


Rep. Maxine Waters: ?You can?t trust this president?

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:33:58 -0400

Rep. Maxine Waters: ?You can?t trust this president?Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga asked Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., about President Trump?s new tax plan. She said, ?We don?t know what it means.? Waters went on to say, about Trump?s policy positions, ?You can?t trust this president. When he comes out with one thing, he?ll change the next day.? She continued: ?He backed off of China. He said that they were currency manipulators. He had chocolate cake with President Xi, and all of a sudden, they?re not currency manipulators.?


AP Photos: Chernobyl's ghost town draws daring visitors

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:26:43 -0400

AP Photos: Chernobyl's ghost town draws daring visitorsPRIPYAT, Ukraine (AP) ? A bulletin board in the Ukrainian town of Pripyat still bears an edition of the Sovietsky Patriot newspaper, dated three days before the nuclear explosion that turned the city into one of the world's most baleful ghost towns.


Russia says U.S. missile strike on Syria was a threat to its forces

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:33:40 -0400

Russia says U.S. missile strike on Syria was a threat to its forcesRussian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu complained on Wednesday that a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base earlier this month had posed a threat to Russian troops and was forcing Moscow to take extra measures to protect them. Speaking at a security conference in Moscow, Shoigu restated Russia's view that the strike -- which Washington conducted in response to what it said was a deadly chemical weapons attack by Syrian government forces -- was "a crude violation of international law." U.S. officials said at the time that they had informed Russian forces ahead of the strikes.


Large Rabbit Dies On United Flight To U.S.

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:30:08 -0400

Large Rabbit Dies On United Flight To U.S.Simon the rabbit, slated to be the world's largest bunny in the world, died on a United Airlines flight from the U.K.


Battling ISIS in Hatra, Iraq, and more: April 26 in photos

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:09:34 -0400

Battling ISIS in Hatra, Iraq, and more: April 26 in photosIraqi paramilitary troops fire toward Islamic State militants during a battle on the outskirts of the ancient city of Hatra, near Mosul, Iraq; the robes of Pope Francis are blown over his head by a gust of wind as he delivers his homily during the weekly audience in St. Peter?s Square in Vatican City; and demonstrators in Minsk, Belarus, mark the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster.


The BMW M550d xDrive Touring Is the Quad-Turbo Diesel Wagon of Your Dreams

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:15:35 -0400

The BMW M550d xDrive Touring Is the Quad-Turbo Diesel Wagon of Your DreamsAnd no, it's probably not coming to America.


Donald Trump?s White House issues furious attack on ?unelected? judge who blocked sanctuary cities order

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:53:00 -0400

Donald Trump?s White House issues furious attack on ?unelected? judge who blocked sanctuary cities orderDonald Trump?s administration has issued a furious attack on the federal judge who blocked the executive order calling for the withdrawal of funds from sanctuary cities, claiming that it put ?thousands of innocent lives at risk?. A blistering statement from White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer called the block an ?egregious overreach by a single, unelected district judge?.


APNewsBreak: Plot to kill gang boss a lie, witness now says

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:59:59 -0400

APNewsBreak: Plot to kill gang boss a lie, witness now saysRENO, Nev. (AP) ? The star witness who helped convict the triggerman who killed a high-ranking Hells Angels' boss at a Nevada casino in 2011 says he was lying when he testified that the shooting was an assassination plot orchestrated by a rival motorcycle gang, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.


Obama Under Fire for Collecting $400,000 to Make Speech at Event for Wall Street Firm

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:23:00 -0400

Obama Under Fire for Collecting $400,000 to Make Speech at Event for Wall Street FirmThe 44th president will speak at a Cantor Fitzgerald health conference in September.


Now you can eat a BBQ-flavored PayDay, because America

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:49:33 -0400

Now you can eat a BBQ-flavored PayDay, because AmericaAmericans have always loved candy bars. Now, candy bars will be loving America right back. The Hershey Company has announced that it will be rolling out special editions of their most popular candy ? Kit Kat, Reese's, Hershey's Kisses, and PayDay just to name a few ? nationally under the theme "Taste of America." The collection of candy has new flavors "inspired by the unique tastes of iconic, U.S. summer destinations," states the official press release. Six states will be honored with the Hershey's treatment: California, Georgia, New York, Hawaii, Texas, and Florida. And what exactly will the flavors be? SEE ALSO: These green juice gummies are the GOOP of candy Image: the hershey company Image: the hershey company Image: the hershey company Image: the hershey company California will be represented by a strawberry-flavored Kit Kat, which is supposed to transport you to the California Strawberry Festival, a relatively unknown event that apparently defines summer in California. Georgia gets a honey-roasted peanut butter Reese's, which Hershey's insists will have "a hint of floral, amber, and molasses." We guess peach doesn't mix too well with peanut butter and chocolate. New York will be captured in a cherry cheesecake version of Hershey's regular chocolate bar, while Hawaii gets coconut-almond-flavored Hershey's Kisses. Image: the hershey company Image: the hershey company Alligator-laden Florida is lucky enough to be represented by two different fruity Twizzler flavors: key lime pie and orange cream pop. And that brings us to the last state in Hershey's tour of what represents America ? Texas. Image: the hershey companyThanks to Texas and the Hershey Company's ingenuity, BBQ-flavored PayDays will exist in this world. The press release says these candy bars "combine the tang of bold BBQ-seasoned peanuts surrounding a chewy caramel center for a unique, Texas-inspired flavor." To each their own, we suppose, but honestly no thank you. This is one taste of America we very much could do without. If you are interested in eating your way through America via candy, these limited-time candy bars are available now. WATCH: This machine knows how to sort your Skittles by color


The Latest: Arkansas inmate asks US judge to halt execution

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:14:21 -0400

The Latest: Arkansas inmate asks US judge to halt executionVARNER, Ark. (AP) ? The Latest on Arkansas' effort to execute a fourth inmate before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires on Sunday (all times local):


Abbas turns screw on Hamas by cutting Gaza's electricity

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:33:07 -0400

Abbas turns screw on Hamas by cutting Gaza's electricityBy Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - With the prospect looming of a Middle East peace initiative by a new U.S. administration more sympathetic to Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to turn the screw on the Hamas group that has kept Gaza out of his control for a decade. Abbas's Western-backed Palestinian Authority (PA) on Thursday told Israel it would no longer pay for the electricity Israel supplies to Gaza, a move that could lead to a complete power shutdown in the territory, whose 2 million people already endure blackouts for much of the day.


French tourist attacked by shark in New Zealand

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:26:02 -0400

French tourist attacked by shark in New ZealandA French tourist survived a rare shark attack in New Zealand on Thursday, suffering only moderate injuries, rescuers and locals said. The woman, aged in her 20s, was bodyboarding in the afternoon at Curio Bay in the South Island when the shark attacked her leg, St John Ambulance said. Nick Smart, who runs the Caitlin Surf School, said the woman was in the water with friends when the shark attacked "out of nowhere".


AT&T to Roll Out 5G Network That's Not Actually 5G

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:30:00 -0400

AT&T to Roll Out 5G Network That's Not Actually 5GAT&T is using some wordsmithing to deliver to you faster Internet speeds. This week, the wireless carrier announced plans to deliver what it's calling the "5G Evolution" network to more than 20 markets by the end of the year. Credit: Jeremy Lips/Tom's GuideFor starters, to call AT&T's move a 5G rollout would be a bad idea.


Tesla Model S Loses Top Ratings Spot

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:45:57 -0400

Tesla Model S Loses Top Ratings SpotUPDATE: This story has been changed to reflect the fact that Tesla has started rolling out an update to Model S and Model X cars that includes automatic emergency braking. Consumer Reports lowere...


2 US soldiers killed fighting Isis in Afghanistan region hit by 'mother of all bombs'

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:32:00 -0400

2 US soldiers killed fighting Isis in Afghanistan region hit by 'mother of all bombs'Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said that the US personnel were killed overnight in the Nangarhar province, on the border with Pakistan. Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump confirmed to The Independent that the soldiers were killed while fighting Isis-Khorosan, the local affiliate of the terror group. This is the "same general area" - southern Nangarhar province - where the massive ordnance air blast, dubbed the "mother of all bombs" (MOAB) was dropped earlier this month, Mr Stump said.


Slain trooper's young sons in court as killer gets death

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:05:41 -0400

Slain trooper's young sons in court as killer gets deathMILFORD, Pa. (AP) ? With his victim's two young sons in court for the first time, a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper was formally sentenced to death Thursday, one day after a jury determined he should receive a lethal injection for the ambush at a state police barracks.


US commander not confident North Korea will refrain from nuclear assault

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:17:19 -0400

US commander not confident North Korea will refrain from nuclear assaultThe US admiral in charge of a potential conflict with North Korea has said his goal is to bring Kim Jong-un ?to his senses, not to his knees?, as the Trump administration signaled it intends to use economic and diplomatic pressure to denuclearize the peninsula. Tensions between the US and North Korea are white-hot ahead of an anticipated sixth nuclear test from Pyongyang and its accelerating long-range missile development.


Samsung didn?t even need the Galaxy S8 to crush Q1

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:45:16 -0400

Samsung didn?t even need the Galaxy S8 to crush Q1

According to several independent reports from insiders in South Korea, Samsung expects the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to be its best-selling smartphones of all time. Sales of last year's Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have reportedly topped 52 million units so far, which makes that quite a tall order. Considering how much buzz Samsung managed to stir up despite its Note 7 debacle, and considering how incredibly impressive the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ are, the company's supposed 60 million unit target could be well within reach. And needless to say, these high-priced, high-margin phones will do wonders for Samsung's bottom line.

But Samsung is much more than just a smartphone maker, and the company has one of its other key divisions to thank for the remarkable Q1 earnings†it just reported.

Samsung on Thursday announced its audited first-quarter earnings, and they were nothing short of explosive. On the back of a huge performance boost in the company's massive components division, Samsung posted a net profit of†7.68 trillion South Korean won (US$6.8 billion), a 46% increase from the year-ago quarter. In fact, Q1 2017 marked Samsung's most profitable quarter in three years.

Revenue was up slightly to†50.55 trillion won in the March quarter, while operating profit ballooned to†9.90 trillion won, a 48% increase over the same quarter last year.

The company's semiconductor division found the most success in Q1, raking in an†operating profit of†6.31 trillion won†on consolidated revenue totaling 15.66 trillion won. Samsung said improved sales of its NAND flash storage modules and DRAM memory chips had a big impact on Q1 performance, and it expects its semi business to continue to grow in the second quarter. Strong demand for Samsung's display panels also contributed†1.30 trillion won in Q1 operating profit on†7.29 trillion in sales.

Samsung's†Mobile Communications and Networks Businesses, which now comprise its IM Division, pulled in†2.07 trillion won in operating profit on the back of revenue totaling†23.50 trillion won. Considering the April launch of its new Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagships in addition to continued strength in the company's semi business, things may be looking even brighter for Samsung in Q2 2017.


Venezuela to withdraw from OAS, denounces campaign by Washington

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:43:23 -0400

Venezuela to withdraw from OAS, denounces campaign by WashingtonVenezuela said on Wednesday it was withdrawing from the Organization of American States, deepening the diplomatic isolation of the socialist-run nation that is already out of step with Latin America's steady shift to the right. Critics of President Nicolas Maduro have said Venezuela could be expelled from the group, accusing his government of eroding the country's democracy by delaying elections and refusing to respect the opposition-led Congress. Venezuela said the move was a response to a Washington-backed campaign against the ruling Socialist Party that is meant to trample on the sovereignty of Venezuela, the United States' principal ideological adversary in the region.


Boy, 17, Arrested In Shooting Death Of His 13-Year-Old Sister: Cops

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:13:00 -0400

Boy, 17, Arrested In Shooting Death Of His 13-Year-Old Sister: CopsThe Florida brother told authorities it was an accident.


Le Pen says voters must choose 'for or against' France

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:55:46 -0400

Le Pen says voters must choose 'for or against' FranceFar-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen delivered a ferocious attack Thursday on her globalist rival Emmanuel Macron, saying voters faced a choice "for or against France". The candidates' starkly differing visions on France's future are at the heart of the May 7 election run-off -- with Macron, a 39-year-old former banker embracing free trade and the EU, while Le Pen wants to seal France's borders and quit the euro. "The country Mr Macron wants is no longer France, it's a space, a wasteland, a trading room where there are only consumers and producers," Le Pen told a cheering crowd of some 4,000 supporters in the Riviera city of Nice, a rightwing stronghold.


2017 Chevrolet SS Manual

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:46:00 -0400

2017 Chevrolet SS ManualFans' last chance at Chevy's pushrod V-8 rear-wheel-drive sedan.


Fox News hit with racism lawsuit alleging 'plantation-style management' for black employees

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:46:00 -0400

Fox News hit with racism lawsuit alleging 'plantation-style management' for black employeesWeeks after firing host Bill O?Reilly amid allegations of sexual harassment, Fox News is under fire once again for accusations of racial discrimination. Eleven current and former Fox News employees have filed a lawsuit alleging that Fox employees engaged in ?abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination? and created a workplace ?more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment". The case, which started with two former payroll employees, made headlines this week with the addition of former Fox and Friends co-host Kelly Williams.


Attorney: Hernandez hinted at suicide weeks before his death

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:39:44 -0400

Attorney: Hernandez hinted at suicide weeks before his deathBOSTON (AP) ? Aaron Hernandez hinted about suicide weeks before he was found hanging by a bedsheet in prison last week, according to a jailhouse friend who once sought to share a cell with the former NFL star.


Unicorn frappucinos are dead. Long live dragon frappuccinos.

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:27:38 -0400

Unicorn frappucinos are dead. Long live dragon frappuccinos.A couple days ago, we suggested other mythical creatures who are not unicorns that deserve to have their own frappuccinos.† Little did we know, one of those frappuccinos was indeed developing in the shadows of the unicorn frappuccino. And now, with the unicorn frappuccino run officially over at Starbucks, that new frappuccino has come into the spotlight. Introducing the dragon frappuccino. SEE ALSO: Starbucks baristas are now creating 'unicorn lemonade' and there's no end to this 109/365: I apologized profusely to my barista before ordering the basic AF #unicornfrappuccino - thankfully they were out of the ingredients and offered me something not only cooler and better tasting, but easier to make: the #dragonfrappuccino @starbucks #ionlyordereditbecauseitmatchesmyhair A post shared by Mercy Martin ? (@heyymercyy) on Apr 19, 2017 at 9:34pm PDT It appears that some Starbucks locations, such as the one in the Instagram picture above, had run out of ingredients to make the insanely popular Unicorn Frappuccino. So instead, baristas offered a new, unofficial concoction: the dragon frappuccino. In fact, at least one location tried to make the drink official with sign that proclaimed it as a store exclusive. However, since it's not a product made by Starbucks HQ, you probably won't be able to find it in the majority of stores and the recipes vary. A post shared by Varin Thorn (@varin_thorn) on Apr 21, 2017 at 9:05pm PDT Many Instagram posts have explained that it's a green tea frappuccino with vanilla bean powder and a berry swirl on the inside of the cup. One post saw the green tea being mixed with dried blueberries to create the purple color along with the green. A Starbucks created this to replace the unicorn frappuccino so we duplicated it and it's yummy!!! #dragonfrappuccino A post shared by Smith's Starbucks (@starbucks.smiths) on Apr 26, 2017 at 9:58am PDT We think the moral of the story is that people are starting to become more and more creative in either what they create at Starbucks or what they force their baristas to create. And then we just slap a catchy name to it. So long live creativity and frappuccinos. WATCH: Woman uses Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino to spread some magical news to her husband


Sheryl Sandberg's mother-in-law stuns her by encouraging her to remarry

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:22:22 -0400

Sheryl Sandberg's mother-in-law stuns her by encouraging her to remarryWhile Sheryl Sandberg and her mother-in-law, Paula Goldberg, were cleaning out Dave Goldberg?s closet after he passed away, Goldberg said something that stunned Sandberg. "You are not only going to live, but you are going to get remarried one day ? and I am going to be there to celebrate with you," she said.


U.S. Probes Into Trump?s Russia Links, Kremlin Meddling Gain Two Heavyweights

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:16:27 -0400

U.S. Probes Into Trump?s Russia Links, Kremlin Meddling Gain Two HeavyweightsThe Senate investigation gains a former NSA lawyer. The FBI probe gets a veteran prosecutor.


EU lawmakers call for suspension of Turkey accession talks

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:05:03 -0400

EU lawmakers call for suspension of Turkey accession talksBy Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Leading European Union lawmakers called on Wednesday for a formal halt to Turkey's long-stalled EU membership talks, citing President Tayyip Erdogan's plans to assume much greater powers after a referendum this month backed a constitutional overhaul. Erdogan told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday that Turkey would not wait forever to join the bloc. The EU executive has asked Europe's foreign ministers to consider other types of ties with Turkey when they meet on Friday.


Report: T-Mobile wants to change the way you buy and pay for smartphones

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:11:16 -0400

Report: T-Mobile wants to change the way you buy and pay for smartphones

The war of the mobile carriers has been well-documented, but no carrier has caused quite as much of a stir in recent years as T-Mobile. The "Uncarrier" has continued to add customers at a blistering pace, and according to Android Authority, T-Mobile is preparing to shake up the market once again.

Marketing material shared with Android Authority reportedly indicates that T-Mobile is preparing to introduce†its own device and will pair it with a commitment-free plan that includes a lifetime warranty and insurance. If you break the phone, T-Mobile will replace it -- no questions asked.

Additionally, in the time since Android Authority's report ran on Thursday, a source has confirmed to BGR that there are plans for a replacement to the company's Jump on Demand program, which would involve partnering with a phone manufacturer to make the T-Mobile smartphone.

Android Authority doesn't know much about the phone itself, but expects it to be a value proposition rather than a $600+ flagship device. All we can do is speculate, but†it wouldn't be a stretch for HTC or Huawei to partner with the carrier to bring a T-Mobile phone to the market.

There's no current timeline for this next Uncarrier move to be announced, but the information provided to Android Authority suggests that T-Mobile could unveil the new plan and the branded device in Q3. Other than our own source's confirmation, we have no concrete proof that this will be the next initiative from T-Mobile, but considering how much the carrier would be able to charge for the convenience of a plan that let users replace their phone at any time, we're cautiously optimistic about this rumor.


Venezuela snubs regional powers as more die in unrest

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:19:57 -0400

Venezuela snubs regional powers as more die in unrestVenezuela says it is quitting the Organization of American States in anger at pressure from the bloc over the government's handling of a deadly political crisis. The announcement late Wednesday raised international tension over Venezuela, where unrest has left 28 people dead this month. Echoed by the United States and European Union, the OAS has led an international chorus of concern over the economic and political chaos in the major oil-exporting country.


Delaware State Police trooper killed in shooting ID'd; suspect barricaded

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:44:03 -0400

Delaware State Police trooper killed in shooting ID'd; suspect barricadedThe Delaware State Police has released the identity of a trooper who was shot and killed at a Wawa convenience store in Bear.


Army veteran and boyfriend ?film themselves tying service dog to tree and shooting it five times?

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:02:00 -0400

Army veteran and boyfriend ?film themselves tying service dog to tree and shooting it five times?An army veteran and her boyfriend have been arrested on animal cruelty charges after a video of the pair emerged apparently showing them tying a service dog to a tree and shooting it five times. Marinna Rollins, 23, was arrested on Tuesday in North Carolina. ?Rollins and Heng apparently filmed themselves as they tied up a pitbull named Camboui in a wooded area in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and allegedly shot it at close range five times with a rifle.


The Latest: Police say woman in pit had reported harassment

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:10:58 -0400

The Latest: Police say woman in pit had reported harassmentBLANCHESTER, Ohio (AP) ? The Latest on a woman found in a pit in her neighbor's shed (all times local):


For Sale: 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR, Never Driven

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:15:34 -0400

For Sale: 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR, Never DrivenThe race-ready 911 RSR is one of the rarest 964 variants in existence. This example has only driven six miles since new.


Here are some good cats and dogs who are working their summer haircuts

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:12:09 -0400

Here are some good cats and dogs who are working their summer haircutsIt's that time of year again. Temperatures are rising, the sun is spending a little more time outside, and pets everywhere are making the world more glamorous with their summer haircuts. Now, not all pets need a summer cut. Many shed naturally in the summer anyway, and a multi-layered coat often serves as insulation to help them stay cool. But in some cases, a trim helps ? with the added bonus of being extremely cute. SEE ALSO: Dogs, ranked Enjoy: A post shared by Wilson Fields (@wiiilsonthegolden) on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:49am PDT A post shared by Pita (@livinlapitaloca) on Apr 24, 2017 at 3:28pm PDT A post shared by Pawmyheart Mobilepetspa (@pawmyheart_petspa) on Apr 21, 2017 at 4:24pm PDT A post shared by Tofu and Gertrude (@tofuandgertrude) on Apr 10, 2017 at 9:47am PDT A post shared by Mochi The Havapoo (@mochiliciouspoo) on Apr 16, 2017 at 10:47am PDT A post shared by Werekit Ouwt (@glennbetter) on Apr 22, 2017 at 6:42am PDT Decided to take a few extra inches off today ???? #freshdoodsdo yea or nay!? ?? A post shared by Samson The Goldendoodle (f1b) (@samsonthedood) on Apr 18, 2017 at 11:22am PDT Please stay tuned for more. WATCH: Sensitive dog refuses to get up until street performer's song is finished


Ann Coulter cancels speech (again) ? but battle for Berkeley's political soul rages on

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:46:49 -0400

Ann Coulter cancels speech (again) ? but battle for Berkeley's political soul rages onA man is sprayed with a chemical irritant as multiple fights break out between Trump supporters and anti-Trump protesters in Berkeley, California, on 15 April. Ann Coulter has canceled a speech that had been planned for Thursday on the University of California?s Berkeley campus after initially claiming she would defy the administration?s request that she hold her event a week later at a secure venue.


Philippines' Duterte says pointless discussing South China Sea woes at summit

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:44:36 -0400

Philippines' Duterte says pointless discussing South China Sea woes at summitBy Manolo Serapio Jr and Martin Petty MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday it was pointless discussing Beijing's contentious activities in the South China Sea at this week's Southeast Asian summit, and no one dared to pressure China anyway. The no-nonsense former mayor scoffed at questions from reporters about whether China's rapid reclamation of uninhabited reefs or enforcement of an international arbitration ruling last year would be brought up with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Saturday. "Who can pressure China?


Apple is working on a service that could compete with Venmo

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:52:39 -0400

Apple is working on a service that could compete with Venmo

Apple's plan to build its own cash transfer service in the vein of Venmo appears to be back on track. According to a report from Recode, Apple has recently held discussions with partners in the payments industry about a service that would allow iPhone owners to send money to other iPhone owners.

One source tells Recode that the service could be introduced by the end of 2017, while another remains unconvinced that Apple has set the timing for either an announcement or an official release.

In addition to the payment service, Recode has also learned that Apple talking to†Visa about creating pre-paid cards that would run on Visa's debit network. These cards would be tied to the service, giving iPhone owners a physical product as well as a digital one. With the card, someone could spend money sent to them on the service without having to wait for the bank to clear it.

Plus, this would give Apple the opportunity to tie its new service in with Apple Pay, as users would be able to add the pre-paid cards to their digital wallets and use them like they would a standard credit card. The cards would also have their own numbers so that they could be used for online purchases.

Whether or not any of these plans come to fruition is still up in the air, but sources inside major US banks tell Recode that Apple has been underwhelmed by the usage of Apple Pay over the past two and a half years. Launching a peer-to-peer payment service and offering a debit card could turn Apple's luck around... providing the banks don't step in to stop Apple from competing with them.

?Banks spent heavily in insuring their cards were top of wallet when they all built and rolled out Apple Pay,? Cherian Abraham, a digital payments executive at Experian, told Recode. ?So it?s justifiable to be concerned that Apple will have its own card and could potentially be top of wallet. If you are top of wallet, you are top of mind.?


Police arrest nine more democracy activists in Hong Kong

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:25:12 -0400

Police arrest nine more democracy activists in Hong KongNine democracy protesters were arrested in Hong Kong Thursday over an anti-Beijing rally in the latest swoop by police as activists say they are being persecuted. Concerns are growing that the semi-autonomous city's freedoms are under threat from Beijing, fuelling calls from some groups for greater autonomy or even a complete split from China. Pro-independence activists Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung were arrested and charged Wednesday over causing chaos in the legislature after being barred from taking up their seats as lawmakers last year.


North Korea releases video footage of simulated attack blowing up the White House

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:24:01 -0400

North Korea releases video footage of simulated attack blowing up the White HouseNorth Korea has released a propaganda film featuring simulated attacks on the White House and US aircraft carriers, amid heightened tensions between the countries. It comes shortly after the US announced that it was sending warships to the Korean peninsula and Donald Trump said a fresh wave of American sanctions would be imposed on the secretive Communist state in an attempt to isolate it economically. The two and a half minute film begins with scenes of North Korea?s latest military parade to mark the 105th birthday of late state founder Kim Il-Sung on 15 April where it displayed a range of ballistic missiles.


California dad of missing 5-year-old boy released from jail

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:18:42 -0400

California dad of missing 5-year-old boy released from jailLOS ANGELES (AP) ? A missing 5-year-old boy's father has been released from jail in an unexpected twist that only deepens the mystery behind the boy's disappearance.


The Accord V6 Coupe Is the Last Real American Muscle Car

- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:15:39 -0400

The Accord V6 Coupe Is the Last Real American Muscle CarThis is not a joke.


Turns out Serena Williams' pregnancy announcement was all an accident

- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:36:29 -0400

Turns out Serena Williams' pregnancy announcement was all an accidentRegardless of whether or not you hold the title of the greatest athlete in the world, Serena Williams is only human and makes mistakes, just like the rest of us.† Only her mishap happened to spur countless of headlines this month.† While in conversation with Gayle King at the 2017 Ted Talks conference, Williams explained that her Snapchat mirror-selfie that revealed a 20-week baby bump was all an accident.† SEE ALSO: Serena Williams has a message for the creep who made 'racist' comments about her baby "I was on vacation just taking some time for myself and I have this thing where I?ve been checking my status and taking pictures every week to see how far along I?m going. I didn?t tell a lot of people to be quite honest and I?d been saving it," she told King in front of an audience in Vancouver, BC.† "On social media, you press the wrong button and? 30 minutes later I missed four calls and I?m like, ?That?s weird.? But it was a good moment. I was only going to wait five or six more days [to share the announcement]," she said.† A post shared by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Apr 24, 2017 at 6:06am PDT Williams went on to explain that she found out she was pregnant just two days before the Australian Open.† The tennis star, who has already had to battle racist remarks towards her unborn child, was worried about whether or not she could participate. But, because she's Serena Williams, of course she ended up winning another Grand Slam title. No big deal.† WATCH: Upgrade your bathroom with these new tech products